1. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Beatles

    November 24, 2010 1:05 PM EST FOUR-MIDABLE: Having set the record for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Rihanna continues her winning week, lifting 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Only Girl (In the World)" and debuting on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 1 with…

  2. Harlem Says Final Goodbye To Huddy 6

    October 19, 2010 11:25 AM EDT It seemed like all of Harlem gathered yesterday (Oct. 18) to say goodbye to Harlem World's Andre "Huddy Combs" Hudson, who was killed in a car accident on the George Washington Bridge last week. Video: Huddy 6 Funeral Led by horse and carriage, folks gathered on 141 street and…

  3. Phil Collins to Follow 'Going Back' with Book on Texas

    October 05, 2010 3:43 PM EDT Having made what he says is a musical swan song with his R&B covers album "Going Back," Phil Collins' next project will be in the book world -- and situated deep in the heart of Texas. Collins tells Billboard.com that he's in the midst of writing a book about his…

  4. 21 Under 21: Nick Jonas

    September 23, 2010 11:53 AM EDT No. 6: Nick Jonas Birthdate: September 16, 1992 (age 18) Why He's Hot: Sure, the youngest JoBro was voted Pop's Sexiest Man in our 2010 poll , but Nicholas Jerry Jonas is more than a pretty face. In February, Nick broke from his band of brothers and release the first album by his…

  5. Vince Neil Blasts Sharon Osbourne, Motley Crue Bandmates in Book

    September 20, 2010 3:37 PM EDT M ötley Crüe singer Vince Neil says he has "never really had a voice" in all the tales of his three decade career fronting the hard rock band. But his attempts to finally set the record straight in an autobiography chronicling years of sex, drugs, plastic surgery and numerous…

  6. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've visited the Alamo in San Antonio-collecting…

  7. Miley Cyrus Splits with Boyfriend Liam Hemsworth

    August 26, 2010 3:15 PM EDT Miley Cyrus and her Australian actor boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, have ended their well-publicized relationship, reports celebrity news website Gossip Cop . Although Cyrus' people remain mum on the split, Us Weekly confirmed the news via Hemsworth's rep Wednesday. Billboard Bits:…

  8. Elvis' Granddaughter Eyes Role in 'Mad Max' Movie

    August 10, 2010 1:25 PM EDT Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley , is in talks to nab a role in "Fury Road," the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" movies from writer-director George Miller. Miller also is producing with Doug Mitchell. The movie's plot is being kept secret, but…

  9. Vince Neil Arrested On DUI Charge In Las Vegas

    June 29, 2010 8:16 AM EDT Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil , who last week had declared his sobriety, was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip. The 49-year-old rocker was taken into custody about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped in the…

  10. Big Audio Dynamite Reignited

    April 08, 2010 1:25 PM EDT A new version of Big Audio Dynamite 's debut album may have stoked interest in a band reunion. Co-founder Don Letts tells Billboard.com that while compiling "This is Big Audio Dynamite -- Legacy Edition," an expanded version of the 1985 set that comes out April 12 -- he and…

  11. Miley Cyrus Mentors 'American Idol' Singers

    March 22, 2010 4:08 PM EDT Teen sensation Miley Cyrus makes her first appearance as a guest mentor on "American Idol" this week and will perform her latest hit on Wednesday's results show, the Fox television network said on Monday. Cyrus, 17, will give advice to the 11 remaining contestants as they…

  12. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far, the drama swirling around this year's…

  13. Islands Lightens Up With 'Vapours'

    September 22, 2009 10:57 AM EDT "Vapours," the title of Islands ' third full-length album, materialized after a particularly boisterous show last year in Switzerland. After his opening set, Los Angeles rapper Subtitle watched the Montreal indie-pop band put on a dazzling performance. "After the show he…

  14. Jay-Z Announces Details Of 9/11 Benefit Concert

    August 31, 2009 1:49 PM EDT Rapper Jay-Z held a news conference today (August 31) to formally announce the "Answer The Call" charity concert that will take place at Madison Square Garden on September 11 to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. "This…

  15. Win Mastodon Vans!

    August 04, 2009 2:08 PM EDT Want your very own pair of Mastodon Vans sneakers? Tell us, in 140 characters or less, a story about "astral travel" inspired by Mastodon's latest opus, "Crack the Skye," which reached No. 3 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart in April. The best blurb wins! As…

  16. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death…

  17. Lambert And Allen To Sing For 'American Idol' Crown

    May 19, 2009 9:56 AM EDT A showy musical theatre actor and his clean-cut acoustic guitar-playing rival get their last chance to woo viewers and votes on Tuesday night in the final performance episode of U.S. television talent show "American Idol." After 100,000 people auditioned last summer and five months…

  18. Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Biopic

    May 13, 2009 6:19 PM EDT Frank Sinatra is finally getting his biopic, directed by no less a celebrity profiler than Martin Scorsese. Universal Pictures has acquired "Sinatra," a script by "Field of Dreams" screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson with Scorsese attached to direct. Mandalay Pictures'…

  19. Prince Keeps Charting His Own Course

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At a recent New York celebration/concert for Prince's new book, late night had turned into early morning, the bar was closing and party organizers were deciding what decorations to pack up first. At a recent New York celebration/concert for Prince's new book, late night had turned…

  20. Toussaint Teams With Henry For 'Mississippi'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with producer Joe Henry for his next album, a collection tentatively titled "The Bright Mississippi" due out in early 2009 o Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with…

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