1. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind & Fire and…

  2. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  3. Ask Billboard: Who Has the Most Million-Selling Downloads?

    September 30, 2011 6:55 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. WHO HAS THE MOST…

  4. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but…

  5. Fashion Week: Nicki Minaj's Gigantic Hair Bow, Plus Alicia Keys and Courtney Love at Alexander Wang

    September 11, 2011 4:15 PM EDT As the sun set on day three of NYFW, a trio of very specific trends have emerged that can be summed up in, yes, three words: bold, soft, and neon. Even though we are only a few days into fashion week, these three trends are taking a strong and powerful presence on the catwalk. From Alexander…

  6. Fall's 25 Most Anticipated Albums, 2011

    August 18, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Chart Article Chart Article Chart Article SuperHeavy | "SuperHeavy" Date: Sept. 20 Twitter: @SuperHeavy Touring: Possible in 2012 Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley formed a…

  7. Tony Bennett Expects Lady Gaga to Be 'As Big as Elvis'

    August 17, 2011 2:30 PM EDT As he prepares for the Sept. 20 release of his "Duets II" album, Tony Bennett promises "this will be the last one." But didn't he say that when he released the original "Duets: An American Classic" in 2006? "Well, I had no idea the first one was going…

  8. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Motown legend will be the recipient of the…

  9. Uncharted Territory: Hoodie Allen Breaks Into The Top 5, Dionne Bromfield Holds Strong

    August 05, 2011 12:03 PM EDT If it weren't for the stalwart presence of DJ Bl3nd or Traphik on Uncharted, we may have found ourselves with a new No .1 this week. Still, that doesn't make Hoodie Allen 's monstrous leap from No. 33 to No. 2 any less impressive. Earlier this week the former Google employee…

  10. Justin Bieber Documentary Tops DVD Sales Chart

    May 19, 2011 9:41 AM EDT DVD buyers had Bieber fever last week; Blu-ray Disc fans, not so much. Paramount Home Entertainment topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart the week ending May 15 with " Justin Bieber : Never Say Never," while on the research house's dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart,…

  11. Adele Sets Adult Pop Songs Weekly Plays Record

    May 16, 2011 3:35 PM EDT As it spends a third week atop Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" claims the mark for most weekly plays (4,780) in the Nielsen BDS-based list's 15-year history. All 90 reporters on the Adult Pop Songs panel played the song…

  12. Ask Billboard: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

    April 29, 2011 6:35 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. SISTERS ARE DOIN&…

  13. Charlie Sheen Redeems Self in Second New York Show

    April 11, 2011 8:46 AM EDT After bombing in New York on Friday night, Charlie Sheen returned to Radio City Music Hall on Sunday and received two standing ovations. "The show is entirely different from Friday night," TMZ wrote in its play-by-play of Sheen's sixth stop on his My Violent Torpedo of Truth…

  14. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/19/2011

    March 19, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 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 !) @ChrisBrown : For anyone I've ever hurt, cursed out,…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Cast, Billy Joel

    March 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT With college basketball's March Madness swinging into high gear, how about sweet feats by 16 acts - in no particular seeding - from this week's Billboard charts? Lady Gaga "The Fame" celebrates its 100th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums . With the…

  16. Justin Timberlake Hooks Up in 'Friends with Benefits' Trailer

    March 17, 2011 4:54 PM EDT After impressing in a supporting role in the Best Picture-nominated "The Social Network," Justin Timberlake returns to the big screen as the lead opposite Mila Kunis in the new romantic comedy "Friends with Benefits." A new trailer for the flick, which is due out in July,…

  17. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 10, 2011 4:46 PM EST We're doing things a little different this week, scrapping the 1-10 rundown for only the most interesting developments on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. As always, you can view the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in our charts section. The biggest story of…

  18. Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj to Inspire Bold Oscar Red Carpet Fashions

    February 23, 2011 12:02 PM EST Taking a tip from music stars Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj , Hollywood's A-list actresses are expected to turn up on Oscar's red carpet in many bold, futuristic designs, fashion experts predict. The eye toward the future marks a turnaround from recent years in which styles at Hollywood…

  19. Billboard Bits: Soundgarden, Phoenix Begin Work on New Albums; Gaga's MSG Concerts to Air on HBO

    February 16, 2011 6:50 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rep Denies Madonna Emailed Lady Gaga About 'Born This Way' According to a representative in the Madonna camp, the singer never sent an email to Lady Gaga giving her blessing on "Born This Way,"…

  20. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 02/12/2011

    February 12, 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 !) @NICKIMINAJ : Yes! I've teamed up with 1-800-FLOWERS…

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