1. Adele Undergoes Vocal Cord Surgery in Boston

    November 07, 2011 4:30 PM EST Adele has now undergone surgery to stop a recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage that forced the singer to cancel her U.S. and U.K. tour dates throughout October and November. Her doctor "expects Adele to make a full recovery from her laser microsurgery." According to a statement from…

  2. Ask Billboard: Twice Is Nice, Twice, for Adele

    November 05, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. TWICE IS NICE,…

  3. Justin Bieber to Unwrap a Billboard 200 No. 1

    November 04, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Building Chart: Debuts From Wale, Susan Boyle, Florence Could Fill the Top 10 As reported earlier this week, Justin Bieber 's first holiday album, "Under the Mistletoe," is about to decorate the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the singer's…

  4. Top 10 #2011MusicTaughtMe Tweets

    November 04, 2011 4:30 PM EDT If it seems like 2011 flew by, well, we can't blame you. We've been talking Christmas albums since the end of summer, and when you're always counting down to Friday (now thanks in part to Rebecca Black), where does the time go? Although we've barely finished our Halloween…

  5. Keith Urban Needs Throat Surgery

    November 03, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Country Star Will Go on Vocal Rest Until 2012, Cancel Benefit Concert in January Keith Urban will undergo a minor throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp from his vocal chords, it was announced on Thursday. The out-patient procedure will require the Australian country star to spend…

  6. Kelly Clarkson Makes 'Strong' Social 50 Chart Debut

    November 03, 2011 11:15 AM EDT With the release of Kelly Clarkson 's latest album "Stronger" on Oct. 24, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week, the singer also edges her way into Social 50 tally and debuts at No. 45. In the days following "Stronger's" bow, she made appearances…

  7. Hooked: Cosmo Doesn't Hide Adele; 'X Factor' Judge Covers Vegas

    November 02, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Adele Is December's Cosmo Girl Adele shines in Cosmo with no black clothing in sight. The gorgeous singer is styled in a Dolce & Gabbana leopard-print and lace dress looking rather sexy. I am thrilled that…

  8. Florence + The Machine, 'Ceremonials': Track-By-Track Review

    November 02, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Florence Welch , the drama queen. "Over-the-top" is a suitable way to describe what she does with the songs on "Ceremonials," her second album that shows no signs of a sophomore slump. Florence & The Machine: The Billboard Cover Story Tribal drums meld with a heavenly…

  9. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-year history to tally at least 11…

  10. Coldplay Claims Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay climbs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with its third chart-topping set, "Mylo Xyloto," selling 447,000 in its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Mylo's" bow marks the third largest sales week of the year for an album, after Lady…

  11. Coldplay's 'Mylo' Bows Big on U.K. Album Chart

    October 31, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday (Oct. 30), scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest first-week sale of 2011 for an artist album.…

  12. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Will Translate to 'Huge Debut'

    October 29, 2011 11:30 PM EDT Building Chart: Impressive Kelly Clarkson; Tom Waits May Finally Grunt His Way to the Top 10 As previously reported, Coldplay is easily cruising to its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week as "Mylo Xyloto" will top the tally. While on Wednesday, the set was…

  13. Adele to Have Vocal Cord Surgery, Cancels 2011 Tour Dates

    October 28, 2011 3:19 PM EDT The silence continues for Adele , who announced that she will have to cancel the rest of her tour dates for 2011 to undergo throat surgery. The "Someone Like You" singer has been cancelling shows throughout the U.S. due to vocal illness. "It is with deep regret that Adele has…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean

    October 28, 2011 1:05 PM EDT '21' = 13: As "21" logs a lucky 13th week at No. 1 on the IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: As Justin Bieber bows (boughs?) on the Hot 100 at No. 11 with "Mistletoe," the first single from the teen star's holiday set, "Under the Mistletoe,…

  15. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17, raised her YouTube profile views from 104…

  16. Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge

    October 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT While Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, Drake vaults into the top 10 and Justin Bieber decorates the tally with the season's first holiday hit. "Someone" commands the Hot…

  17. Jenna Ushkowitz on 'Glee' Rumors, Ratings & Future: 'Tina's Time Will Come'

    October 26, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Jenna Ushkowitz may be best known for playing Tina Cohen-Chang, the formerly stuttering founding member of New Directions on "Glee," but the 25-year-old actress has had a longstanding career in entertainment before she graced McKinley High. Ushkowitz' first role was at age 3 on…

  18. Adele Announces 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' CD/DVD

    October 26, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Adele fans won't be seeing the British singer unfurl her tales of heartbreak in person anytime soon, as the 23-year-old is in the middle of "an extended rest period" due to a hemorrhaged vocal chord. In the meantime, Adele's live show will be captured in "Live At The…

  19. Casting Crowns Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Back at No. 1

    October 26, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele 's "21" jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week (rising 2-1), marking its 13th week atop the tally. That's the most weeks at No. 1 since the soundtrack to "Titanic" set sail in 1998 and spent 16 weeks at the top. "21" sold…

  20. Vocal Problems Continue to Plague Adele

    October 25, 2011 9:30 AM EDT It should have been the pinnacle of a glittering year. Since wowing fans with a mesmerizing performance at the Brit awards in February, singer Adele has achieved global fame and critical reward aplenty. But her failure to perform at the Q awards in London Monday, combined with the…

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