1. Perez and Peas Make Peace, "New Moon" Boosts New Music

    November 20, 2009 5:50 PM EST In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Perez Hilton's lawsuit against the Black Eyed Peas ' manager Polo Molina has been dropped in exchange for an apology for the alleged assault. Rihanna gave a radio interview yesterday where she acknowledged that…

  2. Kris Allen: The Billboard Cover Q&A

    November 20, 2009 1:10 PM EST 'American Idol' season-eight champ talks about his new album, his upcoming tour - and what he learned from Wikipedia. Plus: The Adam Lambert Billboard cover feature and video. Skip To: Kris Allen Q&A | Adam Lambert feature One year ago, Kris Allen was attending the University of…

  3. Kings Of Leon, Green Day Win Big At Woodie Awards

    November 19, 2009 1:39 PM EST Kings of Leon won Woodie of the Year and Green Day took home the Best Performing Woodie at the 2009 MTVu Woodie Awards, which brought together a cross-section of established and breaking artists Wednesday night (Nov. 19) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Although neither band was in…

  4. Jay-Z Rules Hot 100, Lady Antebellum Jumps Into Top 10

    November 19, 2009 10:57 AM EST As reported in a breaking Billboard.com news story yesterday, Jay-Z earns his fourth Hot 100 No. 1 with "Empire State of Mind," his collaboration with Alicia Keys . All of Jay-Z's four chart-toppers have been collaborations, but this is his first No. 1as a lead or co-billed…

  5. Chart Beat Wednesday: Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Phoenix

    November 18, 2009 2:57 PM EST LADY'S FIRST: Following its pair of victories at the Country Music Association Awards a week ago (Nov. 11), for vocal group and single of the year ("I Run to You"), Lady Antebellum scores top honors on Billboard's Country Songs chart. The Nashville trio snares its second…

  6. Jason Derulo Breaks Out, U2 Breaks Noise Ordinances

    November 17, 2009 4:59 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Jason Derulo 's "Whatcha Say" hits No. 1 at pop radio after topping the Hot 100 last week. The artist, who started in the business as a songwriter, is working on his debut album due early next year.…

  7. Cinematic Orchestra, Ninja Tune Team For New Label

    November 16, 2009 4:46 PM EST Jason Swinscoe of the U.K. jazz/electronica act the Cinematic Orchestra has formed a new label, Motion Audio, in partnership with the group's Ninja Tune label. Swinscoe has joined forces with Dominic Smith, the long-term A&R for the Cinematic Orchestra at Ninja Tune. The London-based…

  8. Rihanna's 'Roulette' Lands In Hot 100's Top 10

    November 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST R ihanna earns her 12th career top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart released today, as "Russian Roulette" rockets 75-9, triggered by first-week download sales of 132,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Russian Roulette" also opens at No. 9 on Digital Songs and edges 36…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Jason DeRulo

    November 05, 2009 5:47 PM EST HE IS NOT ALONE: Not only does Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" blast onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1, but several artists with ties to the late King of Pop also enter Billboard charts this week. "This Is It" marks Jackson's sixth No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Here…

  10. DeRulo Tops Hot 100, But Swift Swoops In With Record-Breaking Debut Sum

    November 05, 2009 5:28 PM EST Jason DeRulo is the fourth artist of 2009 to take their first charting single to No. 1 as his "Whatcha Say" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart released yesterday (Nov. 5). He replaces fellow newbie Owl City , which sees its "Fireflies" fall to No. 2. Other artists to take…

  11. Ask Billboard: Going Gaga For Album Re-Releases

    October 30, 2009 5:29 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. NOT AS EASY AS ABC Hey Gary, In reference to your stating in last week's…

  12. Video: Jason Derulo Talks "Whatcha Say"

    October 30, 2009 1:44 PM EDT "I told my mom, 'Ma, I'm going to be better than Michael Jackson,'' singer Jason Derulo , recently told Billboard . "When I saw him [Michael Jackson] for the first time was when I knew that's what I wanted to do. From then on, my goal in life was to express…

  13. Angel Taylor, "Like You Do"

    October 29, 2009 2:17 PM EDT Up-and-comer Angel Taylor 's new single sounds like Colbie Caillat for a reason. The song was produced by Mikal Blue and co-written by Blue and Jason Reeves , who first patented breezy, sentimental pop with their work on Caillat's breakthrough single, "Bubbly." What Taylor…

  14. Owl City's 'Fireflies' Lands At No. 1 On Hot 100

    October 29, 2009 12:22 PM EDT Minnesota native Adam Young, better known as Owl City , moves 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fireflies," his debut effort on the list. The track earns the Digital Gainer honor, moving 2-1 on Digital Songs with 196,000 downloads (up 26%). The track also moves into the top 30 of…

  15. 'New Moon' Q&A: Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla

    October 23, 2009 2:01 PM EDT Chances are, most tweens watching the video for Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox," the first single from the "New Moon" soundtrack, will fast forward right past the band to get to the scene of Robert Pattison sans shirt. But it's their loss, because…

  16. Voodoo Experience '09: Must-See Bands

    October 23, 2009 11:50 AM EDT This year's Voodoo Experience will be returning to Halloween weekend for its eleventh year. Festival-goers are able to purchase single, three-day, or VIP lounge passes to the event held in New Orleans' City Park. Continuing Voodoo's tradition of diverse lineups, concert-goers…

  17. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 11:00 AM EDT J ay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears ' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Spears' "3" to No. 5 on the…

  18. Tegan & Sara Play Full Out On 'Sainthood'

    October 16, 2009 5:17 PM EDT Canadian indie-rock duo Tegan & Sara's snappy songwriting and intimate lyrics have found a steadily growing audience in the United States since the twin sisters started recording songs a decade ago. "The Con," the duo's 2007 album, debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard…

  19. Backstreet Boys, "This Is Us"

    October 16, 2009 4:33 PM EDT Years removed from their teen-pop prominence, Backstreet Boys continue to produce pleasurable hooks and hummable vocal harmonies on "This Is Us," the group's seventh studio album and second as a foursome. Working with longtime producer Max Martin as well as in-demand dance…

  20. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 7:56 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13 's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Fellow host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with "Manos al Aire," a song from…

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