1. Was 2011 the Beginning of the End of 'Selling Out' in Indie Rock?

    December 10, 2011 10:00 AM EST Australian act the Avalanches recently called out Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, on Twitter, for selling out. The conversation that ensued made indie headlines. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story Vernon, recently nominated for four Grammy Awards, had been quoted days earlier on a New York…

  2. 'X Factor': Top 5 Take on Two Songs Each, Simon Wants A Nicole Voodoo Doll

    December 08, 2011 10:50 AM EST With only five contestants left and an hour and a half time slot to fill, each "X Factor" performer sang two songs Wednesday night: one of their own choosing and the second a hit transformed into a dance track. In true "X Factor" fashion, the show was more about the judges…

  3. Jay-Z Says Alleged Lil Wayne Beef Is a 'Sport'

    October 03, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Do you remember the jabs Lil Wayne took towards Jay-Z on "It's Good," off "Tha Carter IV"? Welp, it didn't seem to stress Jay-Z. While at the Shawn Carter Foundation's Making the Ordinary Extroardinary fundraiser on Thursday night (Sept 29), Jay-Z talked to…

  4. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival live up to expectations? Read onward for 14…

  5. 'Gang Violence' at VMAs? Kreayshawn Talks Tiff With Rick Ross' Camp at VMAs

    August 29, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Minutes after Kreayshawn 's manager Stretch got into a tiff with a member from Rick Ross ' camp on the 2011 MTV VMAs black carpet, Billboard.com spoke with the Oakland rapper on the matter. Kreayshawn's Twitter Gets Hacked; 'Private Photos Leaked "Yeah I don't…

  6. Is Lil Wayne Taking Jabs at Jay-Z on 'It's Good'?

    August 24, 2011 5:45 PM EDT One minute we get the soft side of Lil Wayne and on the next the rapper's verses, on the leaked " It's Good ," are being perceived as jabs against Jay-Z . Lil Wayne Releases 'How to Love' Video: Watch " Talking about that Baby money, I got your baby money/…

  7. Simon Cowell Breaks Silence on 'X Factor' Lawsuit, Slams 'Idol' Creator

    August 24, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Simon Cowell has some choice words for American Idol creator Simon Fuller: Keep your hands off "The X Factor." Cowell is finally responding to the lawsuit filed in July by Fuller against Fox and producer Fremantle claiming Fuller is owed an executive producer credit and millions of…

  8. Kelly Osbourne Calls Christina Aguilera a 'Fat B---h,' Slams Kate Middleton

    August 05, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Kelly Osbourne is on a fashion-fighting roll. The daughter of Ozzy Osbourne has been dropping fashion un-friendly advice all over the airwaves, taking jabs at both Christina Aguilera and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. On E!'s "Fashion Police," the 26-year-old host went…

  9. Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey Working on New Albums

    May 13, 2011 2:10 PM EDT N ick Cannon is still recovering from the adrenaline rush of welcoming twins with wife Mariah Carey , but the actor/comedian/rapper is staying busy with a new stand-up special and forthcoming musical album, while Carey is working on a new full-length of her own. "She's planning on…

  10. Randy Jackson: 'The Voice' Is 'Gimmicky'

    May 06, 2011 6:32 PM EDT If there was any doubt whether NBC's new show "The Voice" and "American Idol" would be at each other's proverbial throats, "Voice" coach Adam Levine made sure of it on this week's episode. That's when the Maroon 5 frontman remarked, "The…

  11. Billboard Bits: Wiz Khalifa Denies Kanye Feud, Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding Performance

    May 02, 2011 7:23 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wiz Khalifa Denies Feud With Kanye West Recent reports pitting Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West against each other -- over an Amber Rose-related feud -- are false, according to Khalifa. Rumors suggested that Wiz…

  12. Chris Brown, "F.A.M.E"

    March 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The title of Chris Brown 's latest album, "F.A.M.E.," stands for "Forgiving All My Enemies." But the R&B singer doesn't directly address his "enemies" on the highly anticipated set. Instead, he delivers an album full of emotional stories over a…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Britney Spears, 'Country Strong,' Louis C.K.

    January 20, 2011 2:05 PM EST AND THE BRITNEY SONG IS ON: (To paraphrase Yoji "Pop" Asano, whose take on Miley Cyrus ' "Party in the U.S.A." proved one of the many highlights of last night's "American Idol" 10th season premiere). Britney Spears expands the elite group of chart…

  14. The Squeeze: Q&A With Raz B

    January 20, 2011 1:25 PM EST Starting today (Jan. 20), The Juice will bring to you "The Squeeze," a Q&A series posted every week on Thursdays in which I will, er, squeeze information from artists about relevant issues, gossip, etc. The first installment kicks off with none-other-than former B2K member Raz B…

  15. Watch: Josh Groban Sings Kanye West's Tweets

    January 04, 2011 6:41 PM EST After seeing Josh Groban 's self-effacing cameos on the first season of "Glee," we figured he's the sort of guy who doesn't take himself too seriously. Now, after seeing his stunt on last night's (Jan. 3) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," we can see he…

  16. Underoath, " 0 (Disambiguation)"

    November 30, 2010 12:19 PM EST The word "Disambiguation"-the title of Underoath 's seventh album-refers to the clarity that occurs after a source of ambiguity is removed. It would be wrong to interpret the title as a jab at departed drummer/co-vocalist Aaron Gillespie, for the metalcore band's earnest…

  17. Is Nicki Minaj Attacking Lil Kim On 'Roman's Revenge' Track?

    November 01, 2010 12:08 PM EDT Nicki Minaj's highly-talked about "Roman's Revenge" track hit the net over the weekend, and the Harajuku Barbie appears to be taking jabs at Lil Kim. This is getting interesting! "What the f*ck I look like getting back to a has-been... You play the back, bitch, I'…

  18. UPDATE: Love Parade Death Toll Rises to 21

    July 28, 2010 8:00 AM EDT The death toll from Germany's Love Parade festival rose to 21 on Wednesday after a 25-year-old German woman died overnight in a hospital, according to a spokesperson for Duisburg prosecutors. The 20th victim was a a 21-year-old who died late Monday from her injuries. Authorities…

  19. Shock, Blame After 19 Trampled at German Love Parade Festival

    July 25, 2010 5:52 PM EDT Throngs of techno fans followed the floats, the dancers and the throbbing music to the festival venue: an old freight railway station that local media estimated could handle 300,000 people. German media reported that as many as 1.4 million people showed up to the Love Parade , where a mass…

  20. Sara Bareilles, "King of Anything"

    June 25, 2010 11:02 AM EDT Sara Bareilles slams the keys--and a certain cocky suitor--on "King of Anything," the lead single from her forthcoming "Kaleidoscope Heart." The song is a burst of energy, and its lyrics showcase her shrewd sarcasm: "You sound so innocent, all full of good intent…

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