1. Bjork: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 22, 2011 12:10 PM EDT According to Apple sales reports through first-quarter 2011, the company has sold 14.7 million iPads worldwide since the device's launch in April 2010. And while "Biophilia" will primarily exist on a platform that isn't yet a household product-the 10 apps will also be…

  2. Demi Lovato Sets Sept. 20 Album Release Date

    July 22, 2011 11:15 AM EDT One day after her ballad "Skyscraper" notched a Top 10 debut on the Hot 100 , Demi Lovato announced a Sept. 20 release date for her third album on Thursday (July 21) during a live video chat on Cambio. "September 20! Exactly a month after my birthday!" Lovato exclaimed in…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Jason Aldean, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Harry Potter'

    July 22, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 'STAY,' I MISSED YOU: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Three of the most accomplished bands in the almost 23-year history of Billboard's HARRY POTTER AND THE HIGHEST-CHARTING SOUNDTRACK: The final "Harry Potter" movie roared to a record-breaking opening last weekend, scoring the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the first single. The Idol alumnus told the…

  5. No Doubt Hits the Studio with Major Lazer

    July 21, 2011 1:00 PM EDT No Doubt is still hard at work on their first album in nearly a decade, and last night the group received some help from dancehall/electro production duo Major Lazer . A photo of the band with producers Diplo and Switch was posted on No Doubt's official Twitter page Wednesday night (July…

  6. New 'Watch The Throne' Track, 'Otis,' Released: Listen

    July 20, 2011 7:54 PM EDT After confirming an early August release date for "Watch The Throne," Jay-Z and Kanye West have released a new song from their highly anticipated collaborative album. "Otis," a hard-hitting track built around a sample of Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness,…

  7. LMFAO Still Atop Hot 100, Demi Lovato Debuts In Top 10

    July 20, 2011 3:40 PM EDT LMFAO spends its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 21) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem" (feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), while Demi Lovato scores her first top 10 debut, as "Skyscraper" soars in at No. 10. "Party"…

  8. Kreayshawn Talks Red Hot Chili Peppers Video, Lil Wayne's 'Gucci' Take

    July 20, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Fresh off of achieving viral success with her single "Gucci Gucci" and inking a deal with Columbia Records, oddball rapper Kreayshawn has taken time away from tending to her own rising career to help one of her idols, the Red Hot Chili Peppers , kick off their comeback with the…

  9. Justin Bieber Hits the Studio with Chris Brown

    July 20, 2011 12:50 PM EDT Pop music pals Justin Bieber and Chris Brown hit the recording studio together on Monday (July 18) to work on new material, a rep for Brown has confirmed to Billboard.com. The singers, who most recently collaborated on Brown's "F.A.M.E." track "Next 2 You," were…

  10. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While in his decade-long chart career, he's…

  11. DMX Released from Arizona Prison

    July 19, 2011 1:43 PM EDT DMX became a free man on Tuesday (July 19) after serving a seven-month sentence in an Arizona prison, a rep for the rapper confirms to Billboard.com. According to AllHipHop.com , DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) was greeted by a group of friends and family after being released early in the…

  12. Adele, PJ Harvey Nominated for U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    July 19, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Adele , PJ Harvey and Tinie Tempah are among the artists whose albums are nominated for the Barclayard Mercury Prize , which honors the best British album of the year. The albums included in this year's shortlist were announced during a ceremony at the Hospital Club in London on Tuesday …

  13. Rebecca Black Returns with 'My Moment' Video: Watch

    July 18, 2011 5:03 PM EDT "Weren't you the one who said that I would be nothing?" Rebecca Black asks at the beginning of her new single, "My Moment." "Well, I'm about to prove you wrong." After becoming a viral sensation with the easy-to-mock music video for "Friday"…

  14. Red Hot Chili Peppers Unveil 'Rain Dance Maggie' Single: Listen

    July 18, 2011 11:11 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers return -- with a new guitarist and some more cowbell, no less -- with "The Adventure of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from forthcoming album "I'm With You" that hit the web on Monday (July 18). "Hey now/ you've got to make it…

  15. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Break Up

    July 15, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are splitting after seven years of marriage. In a joint statement to People , the music stars announce, "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters." The statement…

  16. Drake Cancels Concert over Family Death

    July 15, 2011 2:26 PM EDT Drake has canceled a concert set for Saturday night (July 16) in Orlando Fla. due to a death in his family. A rep for the 24-year-old rapper has issued the following statement: "We regret to announce that Drake will not be able to take the stage at Universal Orlando Resort due to a death…

  17. Rihanna Takes Lady Gaga's Facebook Crown

    July 15, 2011 11:16 AM EDT Rihanna has overtaken Lady Gaga to become the most popular female artist on Facebook. According to social media statistics site Famecount.com , Rihanna passed Gaga early Thursday morning (July 14), with the Barbados native currently sitting at 40,598,000 Facebook fans compared to Gaga's…

  18. Blink-182 Return with 'Up All Night' Single: Listen

    July 15, 2011 10:29 AM EDT After a six-year wait, Blink-182 fans finally have some new music. The pop-punk veterans unveiled "Up All Night," the first single from their self-produced new album, Thursday night (July 14). "Up All Night" sounds as ripe for a stadium sing-along as any previous Blink…

  19. 'Glee,' 'American Idol' Score Major Emmy Nominations

    July 14, 2011 10:56 AM EDT "Glee" and "American Idol" led the Emmy nods for music-based programming when the nominations for the television awards were announced Thursday morning (July 14) in North Hollywood. "Glee's" second season was honored with 12 nominations, including Best…

  20. Demi Lovato Stays Strong in 'Skyscraper' Music Video

    July 13, 2011 10:26 PM EDT Like the song itself, the music video for Demi Lovato 's powerful new single "Skyscraper" keeps the focus on the 19-year-old singer and her emotional vocal performance. The clip premiered on Wednesday night (July 13), the same day that an intimate interview with Ryan Seacrest,…

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