1. Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters to Headline Lollapalooza 2011

    February 09, 2011 1:00 PM EST E minem , Muse , and Foo Fighters will be rocking Chicago's Grant Park this summer as three of the headliners at Lollapalooza 2011, which will take place Aug. 5-7. The news was first reported by the Chicago Tribune , and although festival promoter C3 Presents had no comment, the trio of…

  2. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson to Honor Aretha Franklin at Grammys

    February 09, 2011 12:00 PM EST A retha Franklin will receive a special tribute from an all-star lineup of female singers, including Christina Aguilera , Jennifer Hudson and Florence & the Machine 's Florence Welch, at the Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday (Feb. 13). Esperanza Spalding , a nominee for Best New…

  3. Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200, Crosses 1 Million Sales

    February 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST N icki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18% per Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark this week -- 1,035,000 total since its Nov.…

  4. Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz Lined Up for NBA All-Star Game Performances

    February 09, 2011 6:30 AM EST R ihanna , Lenny Kravitz , Josh Groban and Cee Lo Green have been tapped as the main musical attractions for the NBA All-Star Game, set for Feb. 20 in Los Angeles. Rihanna will perform her "Loud" hits "What's My Name?" and "Only Girl (In the World)" at…

  5. Britney Spears 'Femme Fatale' Release Set for March 29

    February 08, 2011 12:17 PM EST B ritney Spears fans will have to wait a little longer than expected to get their hands on the pop star's new album, "Femme Fatale." Jive Records officially confirmed a Mar. 29 release date for the set today (Feb. 8), two weeks after a label source confirmed the accuracy of a…

  6. Justin Bieber 'Real Hairstyle' Dolls Coming in August

    February 08, 2011 6:30 AM EST Those who didn't find the first line of Justin Bieber dolls to be swoon-worthy enough are in luck. After the first wave of the pop star's collectible figures flew off of toy store shelves in December, a new set of Bieber dolls will be released in August -- this time with a more…

  7. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change, Pink Tweets Baby Bump Pic

    February 07, 2011 7:14 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change "S&M," Rihanna 's latest single, has had its title changed to "Come On" on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1, and the singer is…

  8. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Hold Hands on Super Bowl Sunday Date

    February 07, 2011 2:35 PM EST If you heard the sound of a thousand teenage hearts breaking yesterday (Feb. 6), it's probably because Justin Bieber unofficially took himself off the market. The singer was photographed holding hands with fellow pop star and long-rumored romantic interest Selena Gomez in Santa Monica,…

  9. Mumford & Sons: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2011 2:18 PM EST On Dec. 1, the day that the nominations were announced for the 2011 Grammy Awards, Glassnote Records founder Daniel Glass sat in a New York screening room with his family watching the new Sofia Coppola film, "Somewhere." Phoenix , the alt-rock band that Glass transformed during the…

  10. Lady Gaga: 'Born This Way' Single Coming Friday

    February 07, 2011 11:30 AM EST L ady Gaga announced at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve that her next single, "Born This Way," would debut on Feb. 13, but fans might just get to hear it two days earlier than expected. "Can't wait any longer, single coming Friday," the pop star wrote on…

  11. Billboard Bits: Slash Talks GN'R Reunion Chances, Robyn Disses Katy Perry?

    February 04, 2011 6:38 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Slash Would Consider GN'R Reunion with Axl Rose Apology Slash says that he would consider re-joining Guns N' Roses 15 years after he left the band -- but not without an apology by frontman Axl Rose. "…

  12. Blur Guitarist Hints At Band Recording Again

    February 04, 2011 3:09 PM EST Has Blur finally returned to the studio? The veteran Britpop band may be recording its first new batch of material since 2003's "Think Tank," according to guitarist Graham Coxon's recent hints about a studio meet-up on Twitter. According to NME , Coxon wrote then deleted a…

  13. Britney Spears Album 'Not Done' Yet, Says Dr. Luke

    February 04, 2011 11:10 AM EST "Femme Fatale," Britney Spears ' seventh studio album, has a lead single that has topped the Hot 100, official album artwork, and a Mar. 15 release date that is slowly approaching. However, executive producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, tells Rolling Stone that he and…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Amos Lee, Far*East Movement, Kelly Clarkson

    February 03, 2011 4:15 PM EST 'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHMENT: A week after the Decemberists became just the 16th act to rule the Billboard 200 album chart without a Billboard Hot 100 song on their chart resume, singer/songwriter Amos Lee repeats the feat, as "Mission Bell" begins atop the former listing. …

  15. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music was the predominant genre of the night,…

  16. Ex-Paramore Guitarist Josh Farro Forms New Band

    February 02, 2011 5:35 PM EST Josh Farro may have only left Paramore in mid-December, but the guitarist has already become a full-time member of a new band. According to MTV , Farro has formed the group Novel American with singer Van Beasley, drummer Tyler Ward and bassist Ryan Clark, and the band is planning to record a…

  17. Foo Fighters' New Album Due April 12

    February 02, 2011 4:00 PM EST The Foo Fighters have confirmed a release date for their still-untitled seventh album on their official website . The album is due out April 12 in the U.S. on Roswell/RCA. The band also shared a 38-second instrumental snippet from a new song on its website, after posting a 30-second teaser of…

  18. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Is 'Much More Complex' Than 'Fame,' Says DJ White Shadow

    February 02, 2011 1:33 PM EST When Lady Gaga leaked the lyrics to "Born This Way" online last week, the pop star also revealed the production team behind her highly anticipated next single. Along with Gaga and Interscope producer/songwriter Fernando Garibay, the music is credited to DJ White Shadow -- a Chicago…

  19. The White Stripes Break Up

    February 02, 2011 1:02 PM EST T he White Stripes have officially broken up. In a statement posted on the Third Man Records website , the Detroit rock duo has announced that its members, Meg and Jack White , will no longer record or perform together. Read the full statement below: The White Stripes would like to announce…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On 'California Gurls,' Cee Lo Opens for Prince

    February 01, 2011 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Super Bowl Episode to Open with Katy Perry's "California Gurls" " Glee " will kick off its post-Super Bowl episode with a spirited take on Katy Perry 's "…

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