1. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST Covered on 'Glee,' Synched for Super Bowl & No. 3 on the Hot 100 -- fun. Delivers Last February, producer Jeff Bhasker was in New York working on Beyoncé's 4. For nearly three months, he had been getting calls from John Janick, president/CEO of Fueled by Ramen and co…

  2. Chart Highlights: Adele's a Winner at Radio, Too

    February 13, 2012 4:15 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 *** "Set Fire To The Rain"…

  3. Brianna Perry Talks Upcoming Album, Trina's Guidance & Rick Ross Collabo

    February 10, 2012 6:55 PM EST Brianna Perry is all grown up. Prior to her freestyles and four mixtapes, most recently, "Face Off" (2011), Perry was featured on Trina 's "Kandi," off "Diamond Princess," (2002) when she was nine yrs. old. "A lot people still have that image of me.…

  4. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 19, 2012 11:00 AM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor , Amanda Palmer and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and corporations the ability to shut down web…

  5. Bryan Ferry Weds in Caribbean Ceremony

    January 10, 2012 8:59 PM EST Bryan Ferry has wed Amanda Sheppard, according to the UK's Telegraph . It's the second marriage for the Roxy Music singer, following his 2003 divorce from longtime spouse Lucy Helmore. The couple made it official at the Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos, with a "simple…

  6. Advertisement: Sands

    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  7. Hooked: Madonna's New Perfume Ad & Lady Gaga's Ponytail

    December 23, 2011 1:35 PM EST Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Madonna Releases First Perfume Print Ad The very first print ad for Madonna's new scent, Truth or Dare, is out, although you may have already seen it. The ad is constructed from recycled images taken by Mert Alas…

  8. Nile Rodgers Q&A: On 'Freak' Origins, Diana Ross & His 'Iffy' Health

    November 23, 2011 3:30 PM EST Nile Rodgers has worked with just about everyone in the industry from Michael Jackson to Madonna to INXS to Mick Jagger. With Chic he wrote and produced songs like "Good Times," and "We Are Family," that are eternally enshrined in the wedding/bar-mitzvah DJ song list. In…

  9. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs

    November 18, 2011 7:15 PM EST 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. UNCOVERING…

  10. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Spit 'History of Rap, Vol. 3'

    October 31, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Jay-Z and Kanye West weren't the only ones trading verses this weekend: Justin Timberlake stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Friday (Oct. 28) to deliver the third installment of his "History of Rap" collaboration with the host. With The Roots'…

  11. Steven Tyler: I Fell in the Shower, Not Off the Wagon

    October 27, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Matt Lauer spoke with Steven Tyler on Thursday's "Today" show, asking what many have been thinking: was the Aerosmith singer's face-busting tumble in a Paraguay hotel room a fall in the shower or a fall off the wagon? "Being in the program, it's something we have…

  12. Hooked: Rihanna Takes It Off for Armani and Justin Gets Political

    September 15, 2011 1:27 PM EDT Time to get Hooked , our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Rihanna Shirtless & Sprawled Out on a Car Hood? Yes, Please The "Only Girl (In the World)" singer has stripped down for the Italian fashion house Armani. Replacing Megan Fox as the face of the brand, the…

  13. Fashion's Night Out: Justin Bieber, Estelle, Vanessa Hudgens Hit Up NYC

    September 09, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The third annual global shopping craze, also known as Fashion's Night Out, commenced Thursday night (Sept. 8) as designers and musicians converged to show their love of music and fashion. One-thousand retailers in New York City participated in the enormous fashion party. Everyone from…

  14. He's Back: Justin Timberlake Performs Surprise Show in NYC

    September 01, 2011 12:29 PM EDT "I did a country song," Justin Timberlake said Wednesday night (Aug. 31), addressing a rapt audience packed into his New York restaurant, Southern Hospitality, "I just disguised it as something else." And with that, Timberlake, in a straw fedora and playing an acoustic…

  15. Eric Church Lands First No. 1 Album, Amy Winehouse Continues to Climb

    August 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week , country singer Eric Church takes his third album, "Chief," straight in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 145,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (with an even bigger sales figure that expected). The debut marks the artist's first topper on not just…

  16. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:36 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, THR has learned definitively that "X Factor" judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chairman title at the soon-to-be restructured Epic Label…

  17. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 6/4/2011

    June 04, 2011 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 !) @pink : We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful…

  18. Ask Billboard: Which Superstars Have Yet To Hit No. 1?

    June 03, 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. WHICH SUPERSTARS…

  19. Gil Scott-Heron Honored by Kanye West at Harlem Memorial Service

    June 02, 2011 6:15 PM EDT K anye West was among those who paid respect to spoken word artist and "bluesologist" Gil Scott-Heron , who passed away at age 62 last week , at a memorial service in Harlem's Riverside Church Thursday (June 2). The service, which was open to the public, closed with West…

  20. Cheryl Cole Axed from U.K. 'X Factor,' Kelly Rowland Tapped As New Judge

    May 31, 2011 12:13 PM EDT She's been unceremoniously dropped from the U.S. show. Now ITV and Simon Cowell have announced that Cheryl Cole will not be part of the lineup of the British version of "X Factor" either. The announcement, which came as Cowell returned to British TV screens for the semifinals…

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