1. Pitbull's 'Planet Pit:' Track-by-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Why do they call Armando Perez, aka Pitbull , "Mr. Worldwide"? That's the question the Miami-based, Cuban American MC sets out to answer with "Planet Pit," his sixth studio album that finds him collaborating with hitmaking producers Dr. Luke and RedOne and guest…

  2. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debuts. "Deep" ascends 2-1 on Radio…

  3. Billboard Bits: T-Pain and Ke$ha Get Cozy, Gaga Tops Oprah in Forbes Power List

    May 18, 2011 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain, Ke$ha Get Cozy in Twitpic Are Ke$ha and T-Pain in love? The pop singer and Auto-Tune star have been tweeting at each other since Sunday, and the playful rapport culminated with T-Pain posting a picture of…

  4. Jennifer Lopez's Mic Malfunction Prompts Encore at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango

    May 16, 2011 8:40 AM EDT KIIS FM's annual summer blowout has become a huge draw, not just for listeners around the Los Angeles area, but for pop artists vying for heavy rotation spins on the hit station. So it's no surprise that Wango Tango, now in its 14th year, pulled out the big guns at downtown L.A.&…

  5. 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"…

  6. Don Omar, Enrique Iglesias Among Top Performers at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2011 12:37 AM EDT There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Not just because he opened with a romantic, soft and laser-lit performance of not one but two songs and then went on to win nine awards, including the top honor Artist of the Year and Latin Pop Album…

  7. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa to Shoot 'Comedy Stoner Movie' in May

    March 21, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Rap icon Snoop Dogg and upstart Wiz Khalifa are teaming for a new film, "High School," which the former calls "a comedy stoner movie, a little something for the stoners." Snoop told Billboard.com that the duo -- who also joined forces for the song "This Weed is Mine…

  8. Katy Perry Dominates Digital Songs, 'E.T.' Climbs Hot 100

    March 17, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Digital Songs, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , flies 5-1 with…

  9. A Charlie Sheen Playlist

    March 03, 2011 2:00 PM EST Charlie Sheen's dirty laundry has never been quite out of sight -- but right now it's splashed across TV, news outlets and Twitter streams nationwide. With his bizarre, highly quotable interviews on "Today," "Good Morning America," "20/20" and a…

  10. 'Glee' Gets Sick Over Ke$ha, Blames It 'On the Alcohol'

    February 23, 2011 12:10 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 22) episode of "Glee" was one big party, but was probably not suited to some of the show's younger Gleeks. When underage drinking becomes a problem at McKinley High, Principal Figgins declares "Alcohol Awareness Week" and commissions the New…

  11. Snoop Dogg Previews Kanye, Willie Nelson Collabs at 'Doggumentary' Album Listening

    February 20, 2011 12:25 PM EST "I'm just trying to keep this Snoop thing popping," declared Snoop Dogg while previewing his 11th studio album, "Doggumentary" (Priority/Capitol, March 29), at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood. The rapper played 21 tracks, featuring guest turns by Kanye West , Wiz…

  12. Wiz Khalifa's 'Black And Yellow' Tops Hot 100

    February 10, 2011 9:00 AM EST As perhaps as consolation for forlorn Pittsburgh Steelers fans, Wiz Khalifa 's Steel City anthem "Black and Yellow" ascends to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1. Will Next Week Bring The Billboard Hot 100's 1000th No. 1? Though the Steelers lost Super Bowl XLV…

  13. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  14. Bruno Mars Holds Off P!nk Atop Hot 100

    February 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST B runo Mars' "Grenade" logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , although P!nk's "F**kin' Perfect" appears primed to assume the summit next week. "Grenade" registers its highest weekly audience to date (127.3 million, according to…

  15. Billboard Bits: T-Pain's Facebook Tattoo, Alicia Keys' Birthday Bash

    January 28, 2011 5:55 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain Gets Facebook Tattoo on Arm In an effort to outdo Gucci Mane's ice cream cone face tattoo, T-Pain has posted a photo on Twitter of his latest body art, an arm tattoo references a popular Facebook…

  16. Bruno Mars Returns To Hot 100 Summit, Britney Slips 5 Spots

    January 27, 2011 10:58 AM EST B runo Mars ' "Grenade" reignites atop the Billboard Hot 100 , rebounding 2-1 and logging a third nonconsecutive week in the chart's top spot, having alternated between Nos. 1 and 2 over the past six weeks. The track, which returns to No. 1 on Digital Songs for a fifth…

  17. Decemberists' 'King Is Dead' Is No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST T he Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That easily beats its initial first week estimate of around 70,000. The Decemberists Folk Around on…

  18. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain Wedding Photos, Muse Hopes to Play Space

    January 03, 2011 6:49 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Shania Twain Releases Wedding Photos As previously reported , Shania Twain kicked off 2011 on a hugely positive note, marrying Swiss businessman Frédéric Thiébaud in a small sunset ceremony in Puerto Rico on New…

  19. Producer Says He Didn't Rip Off Lil Wayne '6 Foot, 7 Foot' Beat

    December 24, 2010 8:09 AM EST Lil Wayne 's latest single, "6 Foot, 7 Foot" surfaced on the net last week to rave reviews from music fans -- except for one. Just a couple of days after the release, a producer named Nicholas RAS Furlong, who is signed to OneRepublic 's Ryan Tedder's label, tweeted…

  20. Grammy Nominations 2011: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    December 02, 2010 1:14 AM EST You may have watched the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" on CBS, but here's what you didn't see after the show at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, where numerous stars spoke to the press about their nominations. Eminem, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Lead Grammy Nominations 1.…

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