1. 'Weird Al' Yankovic, 'Alpocalypse': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 2:05 PM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic knows better than anyone that the pop music landscape can change in the blink of an eye. It's been five years since the master satirist released his last full-length, "Straight Outta Lynwood," which featured a send-up of Chamillionaire 's…

  2. Katy Perry Parties With Rebecca Black, 'Glee' Cast in 'Last Friday Night' Video

    June 13, 2011 1:09 AM EDT In her new video for "Last Friday Night (TGIF)," Katy Perry is having a full-on John Hughes moment. In addition to the video's glorious '80s teen flick feeling, "Last Friday Night" features an onslaught of truly random cameos. Those celebs included: recent butt…

  3. The Top-Charting Holiday Albums Of The Past 25 Years

    December 01, 2010 2:45 PM EST It's the most wonderful time of the year for holiday albums. Make that the most wonderful time of the past 52 years . On the Billboard 200 released Thursday (Nov. 25), Susan Boyle 's holiday-themed "The Gift" spent a second week at No. 1, fending off Jackie Evancho 's…

  4. Gwyneth Paltrow, "Country Strong"

    November 30, 2010 12:42 PM EST At the recent Country Music Assn. Awards, Gwyneth Paltrow was given the chance to prove she could hold her own sharing the stage with the genre's elite. "Country Strong," the song Paltrow performed from the forthcoming film of the same name, allowed the Academy Award-winning…

  5. 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…

  6. Burnham Looks On The Killers' "Brightside"

    July 26, 2010 9:59 AM EDT Teenage brothers with a cute lead singer and an undeniably catchy pop sound? It's been a winning equation since long before the Jonas Brother s and Hanson and even before the Jackson 5 . In this week's Mashup Monday, the latest group of up-and-comers in this tradition, Burnham, take…

  7. Hanson, "Shout It Out"

    June 25, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Long before the first Jonas Brothers album hit the shelves, another sibling trio reigned supreme. Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac may still be widely known for their playful 1997 pop hit, "MMMBop," but the trio's fifth studio album, "Shout It Out," shows that…

  8. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 6/19/2010

    June 19, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @hansonmusic (Hanson): It was a real bummer to have the…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, 'Glee,' Shakira

    June 17, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 'KID' STUFF: It's understandable if Justin Bieber is feeling old. On "Never Say Never," which enters the Billboard Hot 100 as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 33, the 16-year-old shares the mic with featured artist Jaden Smith, who won't turn 12 until July 8. The song…

  10. Drake Concert Erupts Into Near Riot in New York

    June 15, 2010 11:34 PM EDT A near riot erupted in New York City's South Street Seaport area after police cancelled a planned free concert by rapper Drake and the pop group Hanson due to over-flowwing crowds. According to reports, chairs were thrown, mace was sprayed, bottles were thrown and a table was tossed from…

  11. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1997

    June 15, 2010 11:05 AM EDT REMINISCE SOME TIME: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated June 14, 1997, a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. , whose "Hypnotize" had reigned for three weeks that May following his death in March 1997, debuted at No. 1, as "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith…

  12. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Hanson

    June 11, 2010 6:30 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. JUST DANCE/ELECTRONIC DIGITAL SONGS Dear Gary, Why is Lady Gaga 's "…

  13. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 6/5/2010

    June 05, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @ladygaga : Hair-Bleach party. Red nails, Red lipstick,…

  14. POTW: Paul McCartney, Nick Jonas, Miley Cyrus, Ciara

    June 04, 2010 3:23 PM EDT President Obama awarded Sir Paul McCartney , Nick Jonas rocked out on his guitar, Taylor Swift got hoarded by eager fans and Miley Cyrus , Ciara , Courtney Love , Kylie Minogue and Ke$ha looked pretty in black. Elsewhere, Justin Bieber carried a life-sized Stanley cup trophy and Gucci Mane ,…

  15. Watch Hanson "Shout It Out," Hear The Full Album Early

    June 01, 2010 5:59 AM EDT "Shout It Out," Hanson 's first album in three years, will be released on June 8, but brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac Hanson are letting you hear the whole thing a week early for free here on Billboard.com. The trio also stopped by recently to talk about the new album and to…

  16. Bamboozle Road Show: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 4:58 PM EDT Dates: Through June Headliners: All Time Low , Boys Like Girls , LMFAO Support: Good Charlotte , Hanson , Hellogoodbye , others Ticket prices: $15-$40 (Purchase tickets here ) Official event page: thebamboozle.com An offshoot of the popular East and West Coast one-off festivals, the tour has…

  17. Bamboozle NJ: Top 10 Moments

    May 03, 2010 6:11 PM EDT Fans young and old laced up their Chuck Taylors and headed to the New Jersey's Meadowlands complex May 1-2 for a sweltering weekend of rock, pop, punk and hip-hop as Bamboozle 2010 juxtaposed Drake, Hanson, Ke$ha, MGMT, the reunion of Jack's Mannequin singer Andrew McMahon with…

  18. Hanson To 'Shout It Out' In June

    April 20, 2010 3:10 PM EDT After dealing with "heavy" topics on 2007's "The Walk" and "challenging" recording sessions for that album and 2004's "Underneath," the sibling trio Hanson "just wanted to have some fun" on its latest outing, "Shout It Out,"…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/17/10

    April 17, 2010 10:00 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 !) @justinbieber : Justin Bieber Sucks is a trending topic..…

  20. Boys Like Girls Like Taylor Swift, Hanson Preps New Record

    December 29, 2009 3:00 PM EST On today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we talk to Boys Like Girls about their unlikely collaboration with Taylor Swift on the song "Two is Better Than One" from their album "Love Drunk". Meanwhile, brother act Hanson brings us up to date on…

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