1. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 7:47 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listing. "The Suburbs" thus goes one…

  2. Exclusive Jonas Brothers Backstage Tour

    August 07, 2010 9:55 AM EDT "We're getting geared up for our 2010 summer tour and I'm going to show you the backstage area and a little bit of my style of our crib backstage," says Jonas Brother Joe Jonas as he takes Billboard's cameras, and you, on an intimate tour of the band's live set…

  3. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS YEARS GO BY,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Pras Endorses Sweet Micky, Not Wyclef, For President of Haiti

    August 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pras Won't Back Wyclef for Haiti President Wyclef Jean 's run for the Haitian presidency won't be backed by his former bandmate, Pras . The Fugees star issued a statement endorsing musician Michel …

  5. David Archuleta Releases 'Something 'Bout Love' Video

    August 06, 2010 11:05 AM EDT David Archuleta has released the video to "Something 'Bout Love," the first single off his upcoming third album "The Other Side of Down." The clip finds the 'Idol' runner-up walking around a city before stumbling upon a gorgeously lit apartment party. Video:…

  6. Billboard Bits: Vanilla Ice Goes DIY, Britney Spears Album Rumors

    August 05, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Vanilla Ice Goes DIY Robert Van Winkle, better known as 90s rapper Vanilla Ice, is set to star in a home improvement TV series on the DIY Network. According to a report featured on PerezHilton.com, "The…

  7. Weezer Signs to Epitaph, Announces New Album 'Hurley'

    August 05, 2010 10:52 AM EDT After spending 16 years on major label Geffen, Weezer has gone the indie route and signed to Epitaph Records for new album "Hurley," due in stores Sept. 14. Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz announced the signing on Twitter Wednesday night (Aug. 4), writing, "Rivers, Pat, Brian and…

  8. Ke$ha Calls Adam Lambert a 'Real Friend,' Talks VMA Nods

    August 05, 2010 7:00 AM EDT In just seven months, Ke$ha has seen her first three singles become top 10 hits and her debut album "Animal" reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Still, the pop star tells Billboard.com that she's flattered to be nominated for an MTV VMA for Best New Artist -- along with Justin…

  9. Lollapalooza 2010: See This, Not That

    August 04, 2010 8:32 PM EDT It's what they call a good problem: too much at one festival going on at the same time. Some tough choices are in order. So if you're headed to the not-so-wilds of downtown Chicago's Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2010, we've got some advice on which path to take when…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bieber Director Drops Out, Joe Perry Slams Steven Tyler

    August 04, 2010 7:29 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Biopic Director Drops Out Davis Guggenheim has reportedly backed out of directing Justin Bieber's upcoming 3D biopic. According to Deadline, the filmmaker -- who is known for directing "An…

  11. 10 Awesome & Awful Lollapalooza Moments

    August 04, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Since kicking off in 1991, Lollapalooza has had its fair share of ups and downs. With a comfortable residence in Chicago's Grant Park and an all-star 2010 lineup that includes Lady Gaga, Green Day and Arcade Fire, Lollapalooza is set to produce even more rock memories this year. Before…

  12. Kings of Leon Announce New Album, 'Come Around Sundown'

    August 04, 2010 11:13 AM EDT Kings of Leon have announced the release of their fifth album, "Come Around Sundown," due October 19 on RCA Records. The 13-song disc was recorded with producers Angelo Petraglia and Jacquire King, who both worked on the band's 2008 breakout album "Only By the Night".…

  13. Billboard Hot 100 Celebrates Anniversary

    August 04, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Billboard celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As explained in a special feature at the time on billboard.com, "After nearly two decades of tracking songs distinctively by sales or plays (on jukeboxes and at radio), the Hot 100 was the first list…

  14. Billboard Bits: Warped Tour Fan Dies, Randy Jackson Talks 'Idol'

    August 03, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Warped Tour Concertgoer Dies in Kansas Concertgoer Curtis DeForest, 26, collapsed and died while attending the Vans Warped Tour stop in Bonner Springs, Ka., on Monday. A representative said the tour "would…

  15. B.o.B Reacts to His Five VMA Nominations

    August 03, 2010 4:55 PM EDT Continuing a breakout year in which he topped both the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100, B.o.B netted five MTV VMA nominations , including a Video of the Year nod for his Hayley Williams collaboration "Airplanes," when the nominees were announced today (Aug. 3). The hip-hop star told…

  16. Soundgarden to Issue 'Telephantasm' Release in September

    August 03, 2010 1:15 PM EDT Soundgarden 's recent reunion will come full circle with "Telephantasm," the rock group's first release in 14 years, due out Sept. 28 on A&M/UMe. The retrospective album will feature the band's hits, previously released obscurities and "Black Rain," a…

  17. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations, Eminem Nabs Eight

    August 03, 2010 12:15 PM EDT L ady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other categories. "I'm so honored for…

  18. Justin Bieber to Star as Himself in 3D Biopic

    August 03, 2010 11:49 AM EDT Justin Bieber will make his silver screen debut just in time for next Valentine's Day. According to Deadline.com , Paramount Pictures has confirmed the release of a 3D biopic about the pop singer's life that will come out February 11, 2011. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story…

  19. 50 Cent Shows Off Acting Chops in 'Twelve,' 'Gun' Movies

    August 03, 2010 8:45 AM EDT After releasing his "Before I Self-Destruct" album and going on a massive world tour, 50 Cent traded his mic for a script for the new movie "Twelve," due in theaters this Friday (Aug. 6). The Joel Schumacher-directed drama, in which the rapper plays a ruthless drug…

  20. Billboard Bits: Gaga Cops To Cocaine Use, T.I. Gets Married

    August 02, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Dabbles in Cocaine, Not Sex In the cover story for Vanity Fair's September issue, Lady Gaga admits that she occasionally does cocaine. The singer says that she uses the drug "a couple of times a…

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