1. MTV's Second O Music Awards Set For Oct. 31

    September 27, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Just six-months after their inaugural O Music Awards, MTV Music Group is back for more. The organization announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27 that they have set a second OMA celebration for Oct. 31, 2011. The digital awards show honors artists, innovators and fans of digital music culture in…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ne-Yo Engaged, Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne

    September 19, 2011 6:24 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Ne-Yo Engaged, Expecting Child Ne-Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw are reportedly planning to tie the knot and expecting a second child together. The 31-year-old R&B star became a dad in Nov. 2010, when Shaw…

  3. Sinead O'Connor On the Hunt for Sex

    August 30, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Sinead O'Connor is looking for, well, what Justin Bieber might call a snake named Johnson: the Irish singer has taken to her website and Twitter account to make a public inquiry and search for a good man and a good time. She explains her situation in a post on her website: "I…

  4. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Eddie Vedder, Kristine W

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT ROCK AND 'ROLLING': By spending a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" is the longest-reigning No. 1 sung by a woman and to have appeared in the top 15 of a Billboard rock chart since another rocking "Roll" song - Joan Jett …

  6. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition, Continued

    May 13, 2011 7:15 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. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  7. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

    May 11, 2011 12:25 PM EDT A dele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen…

  8. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition

    May 06, 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. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  9. Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Thursday

    March 11, 2011 3:30 PM EST We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm. Get the scoop on…

  10. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez On 'Every Mother Counts' Documentary Soundtrack

    March 11, 2011 10:55 AM EST Starbucks will release a companion CD to Christy Turlington Burns' documentary "No Woman No Cry" that will include music from Rosanne Cash , the Dixie Chicks , Jennifer Lopez , Madonna , Sinead O'Connor , Gwyneth Paltrow and others. The "Every Mother Counts" CD…

  11. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero. The…

  12. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 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. Last week , upon…

  13. Sara Bareilles Sings from the 'Heart' At L.A. Show

    September 30, 2010 10:26 AM EDT Judging from her recent No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart, Sara Bareilles has quite a following. And while chart position says a lot about broad consumer appeal, she is much more than the typical studio musician who can sell albums. Tuesday's sold-out show at the Orpheum…

  14. Ask Billboard: Small Screen, Big Hits

    September 24, 2010 6:25 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. SMALL SCREEN, BIG…

  15. Bruce Springsteen Premieres 'Darkness' Doc, Chats with Edward Norton

    September 15, 2010 12:20 PM EDT B ruce Springsteen figures his first three albums, including the classic "Born to Run," were a prequel to the rest of his career. He really started to find a purposeful working life with his fourth record, 1978's "Darkness on the Edge of Town," the subject of a…

  16. U2, Glen Hansard Star in 'Music of Ireland' Documentary

    August 27, 2010 4:30 PM EDT U 2 , Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will roll out nationwide on public television…

  17. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert Among Lilith Highlights Multiple-ARIA…

  18. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  19. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more music from television, such as songs from "…

  20. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor In PBS 'Music of Ireland' Doc

    February 10, 2010 3:40 PM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2 , Pete Seeger , Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to other PBS affiliates throughout March. "…

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