1. Update: 'Spider-Man' Opening Officially Delayed Until Feb. 7

    December 17, 2010 1:13 PM EST The trouble-plagued Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," featuring music from U2's Bono and the Edge, has delayed its opening night until February 7, according to a release from the production company. The original opening night was January 11. Lead producer…

  2. The Floacist, "The Floacist Presents Floetic Soul"

    November 19, 2010 5:28 PM EST As neo-soul duo Floetry , poet/MC Natalie Stewart and singer Marsha Ambrosius wrote songs for Michael Jackson and Jill Scott . The pair also crafted a distinctive blend of rap/singing artfully laced over soul and hip-hop beats, resulting in hit single "Say Yes" and three well…

  3. Billboard Bits: Metallica Honors Armed Forces, Lil Wayne Buys 48 Bottles of Champagne

    November 05, 2010 6:47 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica Headlines 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Launch Event, Honors U.S. Armed Forces Metallica headlined the launch event for the Activision "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game last night (Nov.…

  4. Steakhouse Sells Lady Gaga Meat Dress Redux for $100K

    October 28, 2010 12:35 PM EDT A New York steakhouse has answered the prayers of all those looking for an authentic meat dress to complete their Lady Gaga Halloween ensemble. Old Homestead Steakhouse, appropriately located in the city's Meatpacking district, has created a genuine meat dress inspired by Lady Gaga'…

  5. Girlicious Singer Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

    October 07, 2010 3:33 PM EDT A member of the pop group Girlicious has pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession and has received a deferred judgment that could result in the charge being dismissed. Los Angeles district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says Natalie Mejia entered the plea Wednesday in a Pasadena…

  6. Ex-Floetry Member Marsha Ambrosius Readies Solo Set

    September 25, 2010 9:00 AM EDT After a series of mixtapes, guest features on various projects and a much-touted debut on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records that never materialized, Marsha Ambrosius is finally closing in on her first solo CD. "Late Nights & Early Mornings" (Nov. 9) marks the singer/songwriter…

  7. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  8. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  9. Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp and Patti Smith Rock Little Rock

    August 30, 2010 7:35 PM EDT Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder and the Dixie Chicks ' Natalie Maines were the two big headliners at the West Memphis Three benefit in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday night (Aug. 28). But lo and behold, some other famous faces showed up at Robinson Hall to lend their support to…

  10. For Pearl Jam's 20th Birthday, A Bridge School Gig

    August 23, 2010 5:46 PM EDT P earl Jam fans, save the date: guitarist Stone Gossard says the closest thing to a 20th birthday gig for the band will be a slot on the bill of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, Calif. on Oct. 23 and 24. "The only thing we've got going on in October…

  11. Natalie Grant Ready to Start 'Love Revolution'

    August 21, 2010 11:35 AM EDT N atalie Grant is the first to admit she could easily be classified as a "Becky," the name Christian radio programmers coined years ago to describe their target demo: a woman in her 30s or 40s, married with kids, a typical soccer mom. "It helps me to know the audience I'm…

  12. Lea Michele Teases Justin Timberlake 'Glee' Episode

    August 12, 2010 10:28 AM EDT Forget social misfit: Lea Michele may actually be "Most Likely to Succeed" on Emmy night for her turn as Rachel Berry on Fox's musical comedy sensation "Glee." Michele recently dished to The Hollywood Reporter about shifting from Broadway to television comedienne, her…

  13. 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,…

  14. Bret Michaels To Co-Host 'Miss Universe' Pageant

    August 03, 2010 2:37 PM EDT Bret Michaels and TV correspondent Natalie Morales are hosting this year's Miss Universe Pageant. The Miss Universe Organization announced Tuesday that Michaels, the musician and reality TV star, and Morales, who reports for NBC's "Today," will be presiding when the…

  15. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  16. Katy Perry Calls Russell Brand the 'Perfect' Partner in YouTube Interview

    July 27, 2010 4:47 PM EDT While in New York, Katy Perry sat down with YouTube host Lisa Nova to answer some of her fans' questions via her YouTube Channel. 20,000 viewers submitted their questions via the YouTube tool Moderator for the 30-minute clip titled "YouTube Presents An Interview With Katy Perry,…

  17. Dixie Chicks Record New Song, Eye Future Plans

    July 22, 2010 4:12 PM EDT The Dixie Chicks are getting together to record again -- but not like that . The Texas trio, which has been on hiatus since 2007, has been tapped by actor-comic-musician Steve Martin to sing on a track for the followup to his Grammy Award-winning 2009 bluegrass album, "The Crow: New…

  18. Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers, Beyonce, Court Yard Hounds

    May 21, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWEEN TUNES Hi Gary, With a new world tour, the Jonas Brothers don't…

  19. Thomas Dolby Enlists Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Imgoen Heap For New Album

    May 06, 2010 4:29 PM EDT Thomas Dolby is "a good halfway through" his first new album in nearly 20 years, and he plans to have the first music from it out in June -- for his online fan club, at least. Dolby tells Billboard.com that the "A Map of the Floating City" album -- which features guest…

  20. Natalie Merchant, "Leave Your Sleep"

    April 30, 2010 4:13 PM EDT For her first release since "The House Carpenter's Daughter" in 2003, Natalie Merchant has crafted an ambitious double-album that draws upon multiple literary giants for inspiration. The new set, "Leave Your Sleep," features lyrical tributes to famous poems by e.e.…

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