1. Adam Lambert Takes Control With 'Trespassing'

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Dr. Luke. Bruno Mars. Pharrell Williams. These are just a few of the hitmakers who appear in the production and songwriter credits of Adam Lambert's sophomore album, "Trespassing." But it's not the impressive roster of collaborators that makes the boldest statement in the…

  2. Track Review: Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, 'Payphone'

    May 04, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Maroon 5 ­featuring Wiz Khalifa "Payphone" (3:51) Producers: Shellback, Benny Blanco Writers: various Publishers: various A&M/Octone "Payphone" confirms what 2011 smash "Moves Like Jagger" hinted at: Maroon 5 is now the Adam Levine show. Though all members…

  3. B.o.B Talks 'Strange Clouds' Album & Sponsorship Deals

    April 30, 2012 9:00 AM EDT For his sophomore album, "Strange Clouds," B.o.B hopes to take his corporate connections sky high. Photos: A Day in the Life B.o.B Following the success of his 2010 gold-certified debut, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray," the Decatur, Ga., native looked for…

  4. Wiz Khalifa Shares 'Work Hard Play Hard' Single: Listen

    April 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa has revealed "Work Hard Play Hard," the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album. Stargate and Benny Blanco produced the track, which finds Khalifa dropping a hard flow before a synthesizer-aided pop chorus. "Go hard/Make sure you do whatever it is that you…

  5. Track Review: Trey Songz, 'Heart Attack'

    April 12, 2012 8:30 AM EDT TREY SONGZ "Heart Attack" (3:55) Producers: Benny Blanco, Rico Love Writers: B. Levin, R. Love, T. Neverson Publishers: various Atlantic Records On the first single off his upcoming "Chapter V" album, Trey Songz steps away from the party and enters an 8-bit world of…

  6. New Maroon 5 Album to Be 'Overexposed'

    March 26, 2012 7:05 PM EDT There's no denying Maroon 5 's ubiquity, something the pop-rock group seems to recognize with the announcement of their cheekily titled fourth studio record, "Overexposed," set to drop June 26. In a press release, frontman Adam Levine said "Overexposed" is "…

  7. Trey Songz Releases 'Heart Attack' Single: Listen

    March 26, 2012 2:55 PM EDT R&B star Trey Songz is returning this summer with new album "Chapter V," and with "Heart Attack," fans have received a rather profane first look. The first single, which contains six angry f-bombs, was unveiled on Songz' official web site on Monday (Mar. 26). The…

  8. Neon Hitch Shows Who's 'Betta' with First No. 1 Solo Hit

    March 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT After scoring a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as a guest vocalist on Gym Class Heroes ' "Ass Back Home" (which has climbed as high as No. 12 and is now No. 16), British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch notched her first No. 1 as a solo artist last week when her debut single, …

  9. Track Review: Neon Hitch, 'F--k You Betta'

    February 19, 2012 10:00 AM EST NEON HITCH "Fuck U Betta" (3:23) Producer: Benny Blanco Writers: Neon Hitch, Benjamin Levin, Lauren Christy Publisher: various Reprise Records Neon Hitch is no stranger to collaboration: with a guest spot on Gym Class Heroes' latest hit "Ass Back Home," and…

  10. Adam Lambert Sets 'Trespassing' Release Date, Announces First Single

    December 15, 2011 12:10 PM EST Adam Lambert has set a March 20, 2012 release date for his sophomore album, "Trespassing," on RCA/19 Entertainment. The disc's first single, "Better Than I Know Myself," hits all digital retailers on Tuesday (Dec. 20). For the follow-up to 2009's "For Your…

  11. T.I. Announces New Year's Mixtape, Hops On Ke$ha's 'Sleazy 2.0'

    December 12, 2011 6:55 PM EST It seems like T.I. can't wait to get new music out to his fans. Earlier today (Dec. 12), the King of the South announced, via Twitter, that he is releasing a mixtape on New Year's Day titled, "Fuck Da City Up." Details are still to come, but Tip bragged to his one million…

  12. Gym Class Heroes Talk 'Stereo Hearts,' 'Really Strong' Upcoming Singles

    October 28, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Look out radio -- here comes Gym Class Heroes . With "Stereo Hearts," a collaboration with Maroon 5 's Adam Levine and the first single from "The Papercut Chronicles II," the hip-hop/rock troupe has a Top 5 hit on the Hot 100 -- only the second in its career,…

  13. Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists Announced!

    August 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Further, underscoring the growing importance of digital distribution and promotion to the genre, for the first time in the history of the Billboard awards on Telemundo, digital track sales are being factored into the formula determining the finalists for the top artists and top songs…

  14. Ke$ha & LMFAO Bring Inflatable Zebras, Santa to Philly

    August 18, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Ke$ha and LMFAO's IQ-lowering dance party is best served by a spacious outdoor venue like Festival Pier at Philly's Penn's Landing, as it was last night (Aug. 17) -- more room for all those balloons and glitter. LMFAO: The Billboard Cover Story LMFAO, Swizz Beatz, Gentlemen…

  15. Sean Paul Releases 'Got 2 Love U' Single, Taps Akon for New Album

    July 21, 2011 5:10 PM EDT After a two-year hiatus, Jamaican rapper/singer Sean Paul has returned with a new single, "Got 2 Love U," that hit iTunes on Tuesday (July 19). Produced by Stargate and featuring Roc Nation singer Alexis Jordan , the track finds Paul pairing his distinct flow with dark, sultry…

  16. Ryan Tedder Planning New OneRepublic Material for Early 2012

    June 28, 2011 9:00 AM EDT After he finishes up a loaded songwriting slate that includes work with B.o.B , Carrie Underwood and Cobra Starship , Ryan Tedder plans on focusing solely on his band OneRepublic 's follow-up to 2009 sophomore album "Waking Up." "We have probably eight or nine ideas, but…

  17. Billboard Bits: MCR Responds to Glenn Beck, Pitbull's 'Planet Pit' Landing in June

    May 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. My Chemical Romance Responds to Glenn Beck's 'Propaganda' Accusations Conservative pundit Glenn Beck has targeted My Chemical Romance as his latest enemy, calling out the February "Glee"…

  18. New Britney Spears Song Leaks: '(Drop Dead) Beautiful,' 'Inside Out'

    March 08, 2011 1:12 PM EST The onslaught of song leaks from Britney Spears ' "Femme Fatale" album continues, as new snippets of two tracks -- "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" and "Inside Out" -- have hit the web. On the former, Spears coos, "Your body looks so sick I think I caught the…

  19. Lil Kim Premieres 'Black Friday' Video

    February 17, 2011 10:50 AM EST Lil Kim finally premiered her "Black Friday" video, and in it -- as expected -- she continues to taunt Nicki Minaj . Watch the clip below. Video: Lil Kim, "Black Friday" The clip finds Kimmy Blanco cruising the streets of Jamaica, Queens, and features a Nicki Minaj look-a…

  20. 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…

Pages