1. T.I. Sued By Party Promoter in Alabama

    October 21, 2010 5:53 PM EDT A concert promoter who planned to host a "Welcome Back Party" to celebrate the release of T.I. from jail is not accepting the rapper's excuse that he couldn't attend because he was under home confinement. Carl Davis has filed a lawsuit in Alabama District Court claiming he…

  2. U2 Working with Danger Mouse, Will.i.am on New Albums

    October 21, 2010 12:50 PM EDT U 2 will likely follow 2009's "No Line on the Horizon" with an album primarily produced by Danger Mouse , according to Bono. The Irish rock outfit's frontman told Australian publication The Age that U2 is prepping three new albums, with the Danger Mouse (real name: Brian…

  3. Justin Bieber's Memoir Gets Dramatic Reading

    October 21, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Upon its release last week, Justin Bieber 's memoir "First Step 2 Forever: My Story" introduced the world to the 16-year-old pop star's musings on music, girls and his hair. 80-year-old actor Gordon Pinsent riffed on the high drama during a sketch on Canadian comedy show …

  4. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Preps For India Wedding, The Flaming Lips Playing 'Soft Bulletin' on New Year's

    October 20, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry and Russell Brand Prep For Wedding In India Katy Perry and fianceé Russell Brand arrived in India earlier this week and are rumored to be getting married in the country this weekend. Family members of…

  5. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues the format's rookie male domination, as …

  6. Yo La Tengo, Pete Rock, Greg Dulli Kick Off CMJ 2010 in New York

    October 20, 2010 12:49 PM EDT The CMJ (College Music Journal) festival and conference kicked off Tuesday night (Oct. 19) with an especially wide-ranging lineup of shows, from indie rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo at Brooklyn Bowl and Greg Dulli at Bowery Ballroom to hip-hop veterans Pete Rock and Jean Grae at Le Poisson Rouge…

  7. Beyonce Is Pregnant: Report

    October 20, 2010 10:32 AM EDT B eyonce is pregnant with her first child, according to a report by Us Weekly . The 29-year-old singer and husband Jay-Z have yet to make an official announcement, but Us reports that Beyonce is in her first trimester. "B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn't ready to be a…

  8. Brandy Takes Top Spot on 'DWTS'

    October 19, 2010 4:30 PM EDT It is officially the halfway point in the land of "Dancing With the Stars." This week the contestants were told to create a ballroom dance for the brand new "TV Theme" challenge. Brandy landed herself at the top of the leader board this week with her quick step to the …

  9. 10 Must-See Shows at CMJ 2010

    October 19, 2010 3:40 PM EDT CMJ's 2010 festival and conference is officially underway from today through Saturday (Oct. 23), and along with the little-known acts who are angling to become the next Sleigh Bells (last year's breakout band of the fest), there are plenty of bigger names -- from Wu Tang Clan's…

  10. 'Barbra Streisand': What's In A Name?

    October 19, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Iconic entertainer Barbra Streisand has charted three times on Dance/Club Play Songs. In 1979, she reached No. 13 with "The Main Event/Fight" and No. 1 for four weeks with the Donna Summer duet "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)." The legendary diva notched her third and…

  11. Justin Bieber Teases Acoustic Album

    October 19, 2010 12:18 PM EDT J ustin Bieber hinted at the release of an "unplugged" acoustic album, which would hit stores in time for the holidays, on his Twitter account Sunday (Oct. 16). While no official announcement has been made, the pop star wrote that the disc would include a "new song I cut in…

  12. Billboard Bits: Eve Announces New Album, Susan Boyle Stopping By 'Oprah'

    October 18, 2010 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eve Announces Date for New Album After multiple delays, Eve 's forthcoming album "Lip Lock," has been given a March 11 release date on EMI records. The rapper says that the album is "definitely…

  13. Atomic Tom: iPhone Subway Concert Video 'Was Intentional'

    October 18, 2010 5:35 PM EDT Atomic Tom has made music for roughly three years, but the Brooklyn four-piece only started making headlines over the past three days. In a video posted to YouTube last Friday (Oct. 15), the group performed its single "Take Me Out" on a New York subway using just iPhones. Since then…

  14. Ne-Yo Writing Songs for Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood

    October 18, 2010 2:30 PM EDT N e-Yo may be preparing for the release of fourth album "Libra Scale" and its corresponding comic book, but the R&B star has also been busy writing songs for a variety of pop artists, including Justin Bieber , Rihanna and Beyonce , as well as country stars like Carrie Underwood…

  15. Jesse McCartney Will Let Fans 'Have It All' in January 2011

    October 18, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Pop singer Jesse McCartney will follow 2008's "Departure" with "Have It All," his fourth full-length set for a January 2011 release on Hollywood Records. The singer worked with "Departure" producer Sean Garrett, Kevin Rudolf and Young Money rapper Tyga on…

  16. Cee Lo Green Shows Off New Sound on 'The Lady Killer'

    October 15, 2010 1:55 PM EDT If Cee Lo Green were a comic book superhero, the music video for "Fuck You" would be his origin story. In the clip, a suit-clad Green winces as his past failures with women flash before his eyes: An adolescent Cee Lo gets ditched for a little boy with a shinier toy car, while a…

  17. Prince Announces 'Welcome 2 America' Tour

    October 14, 2010 7:30 PM EDT P rince held a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater to announce "Welcome 2 America," a forthcoming tour beginning in December 2010. The pop legend will perform and play master of ceremonies at each show, which will feature artists such as Janelle Monae , Mint Condition ,…

  18. Vanilla Ice Shows Off House-Flipping Skills on New Reality Show

    October 14, 2010 2:40 PM EDT V anilla Ice will make his reality TV debut tonight when "The Vanilla Ice Project," a half-hour series showcasing the rapper's home renovation methods, premieres on DIY Network at 9 P.M. ET. With ten episodes focusing on the "Ice, Ice Baby" star's attempt to…

  19. 10 Weird Pop Star Products: From Bieber Nail Polish To Lil Wayne Condoms

    October 14, 2010 2:32 PM EDT It's no surprise when a rock star or singer slaps their name on perfume or a clothing line, but not every celeb-product matchup makes any kind of sense. When Justin Bieber, possibly the least emo teenage boy in the world, announced a nail polish collection this week, it seemed like the…

  20. Rihanna Frolics Alone In 'Only Girl (In The World)' Video

    October 13, 2010 4:45 PM EDT R ihanna sports red curly locks and navigates through a far-out landscape in the official video for "Only Girl (In The World)." The clip for the first single from the singer's forthcoming album "Loud" was set to premiere at 7:56pm tonight on MTV but leaked online…

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