1. Rihanna 'S&M' Video Brings the Kink, Puts Perez Hilton on a Leash

    February 01, 2011 10:42 AM EST R ihanna gets tied up, conducts an interview while trapped in a plastic cover and treats Perez Hilton like a dog (literally) in the kooky, kinky music video for "S&M." Video: Rihanna, "S&M" The video for the "Loud" single features exquisite set pieces…

  2. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Walks Down the Aisle, 'London Calling' Hits 'Rock Band'

    January 31, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Walks Down the Aisle at Miami Wedding Britney Spears attended a low-key wedding over the weekend -- but don't worry, this isn't Jason Alexander Pt. 2. Spears was a bridesmaid at the…

  3. Justin Bieber to Release 'Remixes' Album on Valentine's Day

    January 31, 2011 2:59 PM EST J ustin Bieber has announced the release of "Never Say Never - The Remixes," a seven-track album featuring collaborations with Rascal Flatts , Chris Brown and Usher . The album will hit stores on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), three days after the pop star's 3D biopic, "…

  4. Kings of Leon Reschedule Tour Dates After Followill's Surgery

    January 31, 2011 11:31 AM EST K ings of Leon has announced that it will postpone its March tour dates overseas, allowing drummer Nathan Followill time to recover from recent surgery. The latest setback for the rock group's world tour comes just one month after a tour bus fire forced it to reschedule a concert in…

  5. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 1/29/2011

    January 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @TheEllenShow (Ellen DeGeneres): It's my birthday…

  6. Billboard Bits: T-Pain's Facebook Tattoo, Alicia Keys' Birthday Bash

    January 28, 2011 5:55 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain Gets Facebook Tattoo on Arm In an effort to outdo Gucci Mane's ice cream cone face tattoo, T-Pain has posted a photo on Twitter of his latest body art, an arm tattoo references a popular Facebook…

  7. Trail of Dead Returns with Two-Part 'Tao of the Dead'

    January 28, 2011 3:00 PM EST After reclaiming its independence following a rough streak at Interscope for 2009's "The Century of Self," Austin art rock band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead continues blazing its own path for its latest release, the two-part "Tao of the Dead." The set,…

  8. Adele: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 28, 2011 1:31 PM EST A half an hour before her second album goes on sale in the United Kingdom, Virtually all of the album's lyrics refer to a single breakup Adele experienced between "19" and "21," often in disarming detail, as in the disc's hushed closer, "Someone Like You…

  9. 'Glee' Star Lea Michele to Sing at Super Bowl

    January 28, 2011 12:40 PM EST Before " Glee " pays homage to Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the episode airing after the Super Bowl, one of the show's stars, Lea Michele, will perform at the big game itself. Michele, who was named Billboard's Triple Threat Star of 2010 for her role as…

  10. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST K anye West , Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Santiago and produced by Lotus Productions and…

  11. Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 Life' Video': A Cinderella Wedding with Drake

    January 27, 2011 8:45 PM EST Relating the lyrical hook "I wish I could have this moment for life" to a classic character whose time is especially fleeting -- Cinderella -- Nicki Minaj goes glamorous in the official music video for "Moment 4 Life," which premiered tonight (Jan. 27) on MTV. The clip for…

  12. Billboard Bits: U2 Concert Forces MLB Series Relocation, Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 27, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. U2 Concert Bumps Marlins-Mariners Baseball Series An upcoming three-game baseball series between the Florida Marlins and the Seattle Mariners has been relocated to Seattle due to a scheduling conflict with a U2…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  14. Lady Gaga Reveals 'Born This Way' Opening Lyrics

    January 27, 2011 2:45 PM EST L ady Gaga 's little monsters still have to wait 17 days until she premieres her new single, "Born This Way," but the pop star gave her fans a preview of the song by releasing the opening lyrics -- "Don't be a drag, just be a queen" -- on Perez Hilton today (Jan.…

  15. 'American Idol' Top 5 Milwaukee Auditions, from Chris Medina to Scott Dangerfield

    January 26, 2011 11:45 PM EST After five long days without an "Idol" fix, Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson returned in Milwaukee for two hours of powerful and painful performances. Some singers absolutely nailed genre exercises in country, rock or R&B; other performers found out that opera…

  16. Kings of Leon to 'Glee's' Ryan Murphy: Go 'See a Therapist'

    January 26, 2011 1:12 PM EST K ings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill issued an angry Twitter post today (Jan. 26) directed at " Glee " co-creator Ryan Murphy, in response to his latest comments about the band's decision not to license its music to the hit Fox show. "Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go,"…

  17. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  18. Talib Kweli Rejects 'Selling Out' on 'Gutter Rainbows' Album

    January 25, 2011 1:47 PM EST T alib Kweli admits that he doesn't drink a lot of soda, and that he knows "very, very little" about professional football. But when the Brooklyn rapper was approached to star in a TV spot for Pepsi Max's NFL playoffs campaign, Kweli saw an opportunity to bolster awareness…

  19. Debbie Gibson, Tiffany Preview Syfy Film In New York

    January 25, 2011 11:05 AM EST Last night (Jan. 24), '80s teen queens Debbie Gibson and Tiffany celebrated the release of their two-decades-in-the-making TV movie, "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid," which premieres on Syfy Saturday (Jan. 29). The pair, whom Gibson dubbed "Debany," walked the red carpet at…

  20. Billboard Bits: Willow Smith Previews New '21st Century Girl' Song, Baby Spice Gets Engaged

    January 24, 2011 6:28 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Willow Debuts New Song Clip, Previews Video Shoot Willow Smith is set to follow up her hit single "Whip My Hair" with "21st Century Girl," a pulsating new track previewed in a new 16-second clip…

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