1. 'Twilight,' Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera Shine at MTV Movie Awards

    June 07, 2010 9:00 AM EDT The hunks from "Twilight." A girl-on-girl kiss. Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera in skimpy costumes. The MTV Movie Awards were all they could be Sunday. Photos: MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet The irreverent pop-culture celebration, which honors the year's films in quirky…

  2. U2, Scarlett Johannson, Courtney Love Set For AIDS Charity Concert

    September 15, 2009 3:48 PM EDT U2 will take time away from its "360 Tour" to join fellow musicians Laurie Anderson , Rufus Wainwright , Antony Hegarty , Scarlett Johannson , and Courtney Love for a (RED) Campaign benefit concert on October 4 at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday,…

  3. Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn Get Together For 'Break Up'

    July 28, 2009 10:19 AM EDT An afternoon nap amidst a bout of insomnia about three years ago was the impetus for "Break Up," a new song cycle of duets by Pete Yorn and actress Scarlett Johansson that's due out Sept. 15. Yorn tells Billboard.com that "after I kind of dozed off one afternoon for a few…

  4. Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn Ready 'Break Up'

    May 26, 2009 10:26 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn's 2009 is shaping up as a very busy year. After his fourth album "Back and Fourth" hits stores on June 23, he's scheduled to release a Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot-style duets record with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson this fall. Entitled…

  5. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM 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 DUET Hi Gary! It doesn't happen a whole lot where initially a song…

  6. Stars Debut 'America's Song' On 'Oprah'

    January 19, 2009 4:21 PM EST Bono, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill premiered a new patriotic song, "America's Song," yesterday (Jan. 18) during a special edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The episode aired today; "America's…

  7. Chart Beat Chat: Catalog Charts, ABBA, Record Players

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the catalog charts, ABBA and vinyl and record players. LENGTHY VISITORS Dear Fred, I noticed that Buckcherry's "15" remained on The Billboard 200 after falling below No. 100 even though it had been on the chart over two years/104 weeks. A couple of…

  8. Woody Allen Drafts Little-Known Band For 'Barcelona'

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like Woody Allen's new film, "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona," the song "Barcelona" by the band Giulia y los Tellarini is about what comes of chance meetings and subsequent love affairs, including one wit Like Woody Allen's new film, "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona,…

  9. Sparks

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT I only agreed to do it because I thought it wouldn't happen. Twenty-one albums in 21 nights? More than 270 songs? Are you nuts? Sure, let's do it. As Christmas 2007 approached, "Sparks 21X21" was evol Cult rock act Sparks is in the midst of performing all 21 of its albums…

  10. Finding Her Voice

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," as an "intimate experience-almost private, in a way." Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," as an …

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down takes its time and comes up with a rock radio hit before its new album is even out, Bun B pays tribute to his late UGK partner Pimp C and Scarlett Johansson puts her spin on the Tom Waits The first new studio album in 17 years from disco legend Donna Summer, "Crayons" …

  12. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

  13. Johansson Unveils Waits Covers Album In NYC

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Scarlett Johansson unveiled her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," for journalists today (Feb. 12) at New York's Joe's Pub. Scarlett Johansson unveiled her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," for journalists today (Feb. 12) at New York's Joe's…

  14. will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.com last night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Be Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint…

  15. Celine Dion Leads Juno Nominee Field

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion led all artists by receiving six Juno Award nominations today, while punk pop queen Avril Lavigne, crooner Michael Buble and the eclectic Feist all received five shots at awards. Celine Dion led all artists by receiving six Juno Award nominations today, while punk pop queen Avril…

  16. Musicians Rock For Barack On Super Tuesday

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday, a wave of artists as disparate as the Grateful Dead, Will.I.Am, OK Go and members of Pearl Jam are rallying support for Democ With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday (Feb. 5), a wave…

  17. Johansson Sets Date For Waits Covers Disc

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST One of the more unusual albums to be conceived in recent years, actress Scarlett Johansson's interpretations of Tom Waits songs, will hit stores this spring. One of the more unusual albums to be conceived in recent years, actress Scarlett Johansson's interpretations of Tom Waits…

  18. OK Go Tuning Up For Next Album

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock act OK Go spent nearly three years promoting its 2005 Capitol breakthrough, "Oh No." Now, "It's about time we moved on to something else," frontman Damian Kulash tells Billboard.com. Rock act OK Go spent nearly three years promoting its 2005 Capitol breakthrough,…

  19. Exclusive: Jesus & Mary Chain Readying New Album

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a high-profile reunion performance at the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., influential modern rock outfit the Jesus & Mary Chain is at work on its first new Forget mediation, forget rehab. Apparently, bands whose members haven't spoken to each…

  20. Nicole Atkins

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nicole Atkins hails from the quaint seaside borough of Neptune City, N.J., population 5,218. But her Colombia debut "Neptune City," named in honor of her beloved hometown, was recorded in a land bette Nicole Atkins hails from the quaint seaside borough of Neptune City, N.J.,…

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