1. Ray J, Brandy Attend Ne-Yo's Annual Grammy Brunch; Celebs Talk Whitney Houston

    February 12, 2012 2:45 PM EST News of Whitney Houston 's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo 's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Club in Hollywood, Calif. on Saturday night, so needless to say a somber mood was cast over the event. Remembering Whitney SLIDESHOW: Her Life in Photos • Whitney Houston…

  2. On 'SNL,' Bon Iver Shines as 'Lana Del Rey' Whines

    February 05, 2012 4:40 PM EST Three weeks after Lana Del Rey stunk up the joint with her Brian Williams-panned performance, "Saturday Night Live" righted its musical ship this weekend with a dreamy, horn-filled set from critical darlings Bon Iver . The Justin Vernon-fronted indie group kicked things off,…

  3. Shaggy Song Premiere: 'She Gives Me Love'

    January 24, 2012 11:15 AM EST Months after the digital release of his Grammy-nominated "Summer in Kingston" (July 2011). Shaggy is giving his fans a fresh re-release of the album. The re-release ("Summer in Kingston" (Lava Edition)), which will be available Feb. 7 in digital and physical form, features…

  4. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Mya Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 25, 2011 9:33 AM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 25: Mya Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one…

  5. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Shaggy Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 24: Shaggy Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one…

  6. 1000 No. 1s: Watch T.I. Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 23, 2011 2:04 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 23: T.I. Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one…

  7. Ask Billboard: Observing Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2011 6:15 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. OBSERVING…

  8. 'Glee's' Darren Criss Talks Broadway, Blaine & Kurt, Debut Album

    September 20, 2011 6:30 PM EDT To say that Darren Criss has been busy the past year would be a teensy bit of an understatement. It was only 12 months ago that the singer/actor chopped off his shaggy curly locks and auditioned for the role of Blaine Anderson on Fox TV's "Glee." Once he debuted as the out-and…

  9. The Music Business Remembers 9/11

    September 11, 2011 3:36 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were Peter Hyams' "The Musketeer" and…

  10. Electric Zoo Fest: 16 Things Seen & Heard

    September 08, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Capping off a summer that saw the biggest electronic music events in U.S. history, Electric Zoo marked its third and biggest year yet this weekend, Sept 2-4. Comparatively smaller than the country's other three-day dance fests - Ultra Music Festival in Miami (150,000 estimated attendees)…

  11. Insane Clown Posse: Jack White 'Arse' Single was 'Collaboration in the Fullest Sense'

    September 01, 2011 1:10 PM EDT The members of Insane Clown Posse were a bit disappointed -- at first -- when they found out what Jack White had in mind for "Leck Mich Im Arsch," their new collaborative single on White's Third Man Records label. "He explained to us the song was basically called '…

  12. Jack White + Insane Clown Posse + Mozart = 'Arse' Single: Listen

    August 31, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Have you ever listened to a Mozart piece and thought, "I wish Insane Clown Posse was rapping over this"? Fortunately, a forthcoming single combines Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's wacky rhymes with Mozart's pristine melody, all thanks to Jack White . On Sept. 13, Third Man…

  13. Video: Pete Wentz & Black Cards Talk New Sound, Album

    August 06, 2011 4:59 PM EDT "That was my helicopter coming in to take me to my set," Pete Wentz joked after spotting a chopper flying overhead as he sat down on Billboard's coach for a quick chat before Black Cards ' afternoon set yesterday (Aug. 5). After taking a leak behind our tent (rather than…

  14. Insane Clown Posse: Juggalos Will Love Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown at Gathering

    July 29, 2011 5:00 AM EDT Driving away from last year's Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Ill., Insane Clown Posse 's Violent J says that he and partner Shaggy 2 Dope felt that "this year (2011) was gonna be the one. We knew it for sure. We were like, 'next year is gonna be THE Gathering.&…

  15. Shaggy Makes Stateside Return With 'Summer in Kingston'

    July 23, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "I got to get some new pages in my passport," says Shaggy , Skyping from Tanzania in late June. Clearly. After rocking a crowd of 30,000 in the East African nation, Shaggy flew to Italy, Switzerland, New York and then Los Angeles for an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  16. Rihanna Rocks NBA All-Star Game with Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2011 9:14 AM EST With a celebrity-studded crowd looking on, Rihanna rocked the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game on her 23rd birthday. She had other big names helping her sing her hits Sunday, with Drake joining in on "What's My Name?" and working "happy birthday" into the lyrics…

  17. Justin Bieber Wins MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 19, 2011 2:21 PM EST J ustin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber had eight points, four assists and two rebounds for the West…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, 'Glee'

    February 10, 2011 6:55 PM EST NICKI OF TIME: Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" ascends to the Billboard 200 summit in its 11th week, marking the steadiest climb to No. 1 since Ray Charles ' "Genius Loves Company" reached the top spot in its 25th week dated March 5, 2005. Billboard associate…

  19. Watch: Jersey Shore's Pauly D Fist-Pumps With Justin Bieber

    February 01, 2011 12:48 PM EST "Jersey Shore" co-star Pauly D has a fever, and the only cure is more -- no, not cowbell -- Justin Bieber . Jersey Shore's Pauly D Live Q&A Archived Video In yet another puzzle piece of Bieber's massive "Never Say Never" promotional plan, the teen idol goofed…

  20. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

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