1. Billboard Bits: Jamie Foxx Announces New Album, Christina Aguilera's New Guy Takes Time Off from Band

    December 03, 2010 7:30 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jamie Foxx Announces New Album Jamie Foxx has announced the release of his third studio album, "Best Night of My Life," for Dec. 21. The follow-up to 2008's "Intuition" features guest spots…

  2. Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jimenez, "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu"

    December 03, 2010 4:10 PM EST Ricky Martin 's last No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart was the sumptuous "Tu Recuerdo," a duet with Chambao frontwoman La Mari from his 2006 "Unplugged" album. For his new single, the Latin superstar offers another intimate duet with a Spanish singer …

  3. Drake 'Proud' He's Up for Best New Artist with Bieber, Florence & the Machine

    December 03, 2010 12:45 PM EST In the Grammy voters' eyes, Drake delivered on the potential he had when he entered 2010. The Toronto rapper capped off a fantastic year on Wednesday night (Dec. 1) when he nabbed four nominations, including best new artist and best rap album, for his debut album "Thank Me Later.…

  4. Lea Michele Reflects on Receiving Billboard's Triple Threat Award

    December 03, 2010 11:51 AM EST In the pilot episode of "Glee," Lea Michele's character Rachel Berry takes a second before delivering a powerful performance of "On My Own" from "Les Miserables" to introduce herself -- and explain why she spells her name with a gold star tacked onto the end…

  5. Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Miranda Lambert & More React to Grammy Nominations

    December 02, 2010 12:32 PM EST It was a whirlwind night for a select group of musical artists nominated for Grammy awards, and the outpouring of joy has continued since the list of nominees was revealed. J ustin Bieber , Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the musical artists offering elated reactions to their Grammy…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Stars Getting Replaced in 2012, Michael Cera Joins Indie Rock Band

    December 01, 2010 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Stars Getting Replaced in 2012 Even Gleeks have to graduate some time, and " Glee " creator Ryan Murphy is preparing for his young actors to depart from McKinley High in 2012. Murphy has…

  7. Britney Spears' Manager Denies Boyfriend Beat Her

    December 01, 2010 5:00 PM EST B ritney Spears ' manager is shooting down reports that the singer was beaten by her boyfriend and former agent Jason Trawick, after two audiotaped conversations surfaced Wednesday in which the singer allegedly details the abuse to her ex-husband, Jason Alexander. In the first audio…

  8. Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Toasted As 'CMT Artists of the Year'

    December 01, 2010 1:54 PM EST They gathered to honor CMT's five artists of the year, but the night was more like a celebration of music without borders. CMT feted Taylor Swift , Carrie Underwood , Lady Antebellum , Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band at the taping of "2010 CMT Artists Of The Year" on Tuesday…

  9. Lady Gaga's New Single Due in February: Report

    December 01, 2010 12:50 PM EST The world is one step closer to hearing new music from Lady Gaga , as the pop star has revealed that fans will get to hear the first single from her highly anticipated sophomore album "Born This Way" in February, according to Lady-Gaga.net . Gaga shared the news with her fan site…

  10. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to begin. Although Pink told Ellen that her doctor…

  11. R. Kelly Playing Back-To-Back Nights of 'Jimmy Fallon'

    November 30, 2010 5:00 PM EST R . Kelly will be showcasing his "Love Letter" on late night next week with a two-night stay on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The R&B maestro will perform two songs from his forthcoming 11th studio album on the episodes airing Dec. 6 and 7. Kelly will tackle "…

  12. Jesse McCartney Letting Shoppers 'Have It All' After Holidays

    November 30, 2010 2:15 PM EST The Tuesday after Christmas is typically one of the quietest album release dates of the calendar year, with most other titles out in time to become stocking stuffers. "Have It All," Jesse McCartney 's fourth effort on Hollywood Records, is one of the only major releases slated…

  13. New Michael Jackson Song, 'Much Too Soon,' Debuts on Ping

    November 30, 2010 11:23 AM EST Following the release of first single "Hold My Hand," a new song from the forthcoming Michael Jackson album "Michael" has debuted online. The somber love ballad "Much Too Soon," which is the 10th and final track on the posthumous set, has premiered on iTunes'…

  14. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber in '10 Most Fascinating People,' T.I.'s New Song with Christina Aguilera

    November 29, 2010 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Named One of Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People' Justin Bieber was one of the 10 people to make it on Barbara Walters' annual "Most Fascinating People" list. He…

  15. Dallas Mavericks Remake Kanye's 'Power' Video, Plus More 'Twisted Fantasy' NBA Teams

    November 29, 2010 4:37 PM EST In between battling injuries and ending the San Antonio Spurs' winning streak, the Dallas Mavericks have apparently been taking a page from Kanye West's playbook. The NBA team unveiled a remake of West's controversial "Power" clip (a.k.a. "moving painting")…

  16. Christina Perri Paves 'Way' for Spring Breakthrough Debut

    November 29, 2010 1:58 PM EST In some ways, Christina Perri has one of the oldest stories in the book. Started playing music as a kid, dropped out of art school to travel and find herself, moved out to Los Angeles with a guitar and a dream, got her heart broken, wrote songs about it. It's a trope as old as the Sunset…

  17. David Lynch Releases 'Good Day,' 'I Know' Singles

    November 29, 2010 12:20 PM EST Director David Lynch has released new original music via iTunes: a synth-heavy dance track called "Good Day Today" and a brooding bluesy number called "I Know." The revered auteur, whose films have inspired many eclectic soundtracks, handles both vocals and production…

  18. U2's 'Spider-Man' Musical Gets Off to Rocky Start

    November 29, 2010 11:26 AM EST After months of production delays, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the $60 million Broadway musical scored by U2 's Bono and the Edge, got off to a rocky start in its first night of previews on Sunday (Nov. 28). According to the New York Times , the production was halted five…

  19. Brandy, Ray J Sing With Parents on New Song

    November 26, 2010 12:15 PM EST In anticipation of the new season of their hit VH1 reality show, sibling R&B singers Brandy and Ray J have released a new song that features vocals from their parents, Willie and Sonja Norwood. Marking the first time all four family members have performed on the same track, "Talk To…

  20. Black Eyed Peas Playing Super Bowl Halftime Show

    November 25, 2010 10:00 PM EST After months of speculation , the Black Eyed Peas have been officially confirmed as the musical entertainment of the Super Bowl XLV halftime show. The NFL announced today (Nov. 25) that the Peas will rock the Bridgestone-sponsored show from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 6, 2011.…

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