1. Kelly Clarkson Plots 'Stronger' 2012 Tour

    November 14, 2011 1:35 PM EST Kelly Clarkson will spend the first three months of 2012 on the road in the North America supporting her latest studio album, "Stronger." The pop star announced the first leg of her Stronger Tour 2012 on Monday (Nov. 14), with singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson serving as support. The…

  2. 10 Hot Holiday Albums, 2011

    November 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber is going bells to the wall this Christmas. That's right, bells -- jingle bells. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story But the Biebs, who released "Under the Mistletoe" today (Nov. 1), isn't the only one getting in on the holiday album action this year.…

  3. Cee Lo Green to Join Kanye West, Maroon 5 at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    October 18, 2011 9:27 PM EDT CBS' annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is going to be a mini "The Voice" reunion. The network announced Tuesday that Cee Lo Green is set to perform during the lingerie show, airing Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Grammy award-winning artist joins his Voice co-mentor Adam…

  4. No More 'Red Red Wine': UB40 Declares Bankruptcy

    October 17, 2011 9:08 PM EDT Reggae chart toppers UB40 have declared bankruptcy. As reported by the Daily Mai l, saxophonist Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence "Astro" Wilson, and percussionist Norman Hassan were all "declared insolvent." A Birmingham County Court judge has given…

  5. Love Doctor: Big Sean Answers Fan's Questions on a 'Special Someone,' Southern Cuisine & Strippers

    October 12, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Big Sean can't help but bite his knuckles when a haute lady walks on set. You don't believe us? Check out the Hype Williams directed video for his second single, " Marvin & Chardonnay ," featuring Roscoe Dash and Kanye West . Photos: Big Sean at Billboard But hold up…

  6. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry First With Five 4-Million Sellers

    September 17, 2011 4:25 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. KATY PERRY FIRST…

  7. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  8. 311 Ditches Ballads, Space Travel Notions on 'Universal Pulse'

    June 21, 2011 1:59 PM EDT 's forthcoming new album, "Universal Pulse," went through "a lot of different phases," according to frontman Nick Hexum. Among them? "A concept album about space travel" that he broached to his bandmates. "Yeah, I don't know if the rest of the…

  9. Britney Spears Biographical Comic Out Today

    May 11, 2011 8:35 AM EDT B ritney Spears is no stranger to music buyers and concert-goers. Now, her star power will be on display with web-slingers, shape shifters and superheroes. The pop music star is the subject of a new one-shot comic book courtesy of Bluewater Productions Inc.'s ongoing "Fame"…

  10. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition

    May 06, 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. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  11. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray , Ray LaMontagne , O.A.R. , Kid Cudi , the…

  12. Nate Dogg Remembered by Snoop, Warren G, Game at Funeral

    March 26, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Rappers Snoop Dogg , Warren G and The Game joined family, friends and about 1,000 fans of Nate Dogg to remember the hip-hop singer, who died this month of complications from multiple strokes. The family of Nate Dogg - whose real name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale - decided that the ceremony at…

  13. Snoop Dogg, Warren G, 'Golden Voice' Star in 'Dating Game' Samsung Ad

    February 24, 2011 3:05 PM EST In what appears to be an extended commercial for the Samsung Galaxy Indulge (yet has nothing to do with the product), Snoop Dogg plays three different contestants on "The G Connection," a fictional dating game hosted by rapper Warren G. Ted "Golden Voice" Williams adds a…

  14. G-Dep Pleads Not Guilty In '93 Murder

    January 14, 2011 11:29 AM EST After recently confessing to killing a man back in 1993, rapper G-Dep appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday (Jan. 13) and plead not guilty to second-degree murder. Charles Hamilton Arrested For Smacking Cop, G-Dep Confesses To Murder Dep, born Trevell Coleman, faces 25-years-to-life…

  15. Charles Hamilton Arrested For Smacking Cop, G-Dep Confesses To Murder

    December 20, 2010 1:15 PM EST Charles Hamilton got locked up again last week, and this time it wasn't in a psych ward. Apparently, the unstable rapper caused a disturbance in a bar in Ohio and when confronted by a police officer, he smacked the cop up. According to the New York Post, he is still in custody with bail…

  16. 'Glee' Cast Showcased in Comic Book

    August 12, 2010 2:10 PM EDT "G lee " has already conquered television, music, and touring, and now the show will invade the world of comic books. Bluewater Productions has named the cast of the hit TV series as the centerpiece for the next installation of their "Fame" biographical comic series. "…

  17. From Bonnaroo: Chat with Weezer

    June 18, 2010 5:59 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we stopped at Bonnaroo to talk to Brian Bell, Patrick Wilson and Scott Shriner of Weezer . The always-innovative band talks about their collaborations on latest album "Raditude," and what inspires their…

  18. Prince To Be Honored By BET

    June 15, 2010 8:06 AM EDT This month's BET Awards will be a royal affair: Prince is getting a lifetime achievement honor. The 51-year-old joins the likes of James Brown , Whitney Houston , Diana Ross and Al Green in being honored by the BET Awards, which will celebrate its 10th year in Los Angeles on June 27.…

  19. Jack Johnson: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2010 4:09 PM EDT To understand Jack Johnson , it helps to go back to his college days at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He was a film student, albeit one who focused on surfing videos instead of black-and-white meditations on Icelandic ennui. But like all film students, he developed an…

  20. 'American Idols Live! 2010' Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT By the time the tour kicks off this summer, one of the 10 "American Idol" finalists will have been crowned the winner, but the entire bunch will hit the road on the "American Idols Live! 2010" tour, it was announced today (Apr. 28). The 49-city tour will debut on July 1 in…

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