1. Avril Lavigne 'Cried for Real' in Raw 'Wish You Were Here' Video

    September 19, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Avril Lavigne is known around the globe for her musical chops and unapologetic bravado. But the Canadian songstress in recent years has expanded her resume by tapping into fashion with her own clothing lifestyle brand, a fragrance line (Wild Rose) and a foundation to help youth with…

  2. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 15, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemorate Mercury, with stars like Katy Perry (7-11)…

  3. Fashion Week: Avril Lavigne and (Underage) Kardashian Sister Take to the Runway

    September 13, 2011 3:45 PM EDT We have officially reached the halfway point of fashion week and the style choices, music and celebrities only get grander as the festivities go on. Yesterday, new contrasting trends of purity and sex appeal emerged on the runway. From Betsey Johnson's "T&A"-inspired line…

  4. Billboard Bits: Carrie Underwood Halfway Done New Album, New Avril Lavigne Video

    September 09, 2011 7:21 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carrie Underwood Halfway Through New Album Carrie Underwood has revealed that she is halfway done with the follow-up to 2009's "Play On." "I've been writing quite a bit. And I've been…

  5. Nicki Minaj Debuts 'Fly' Video Ft. Rihanna: Watch

    August 28, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Get More: Nicki Minaj , Music , More Music Videos On the night of the 2011 MTV VIdeo Music Awards, Nicki Minaj debuts the video for her single, "Fly," featuring Rihanna . Fans have been anticipating the visuals for Minaj's single from Hot 100 album, "Pink Friday,"…

  6. Rihanna Raises a Glass In 'Cheers' Video, Feat. Kanye, Jay-Z & Avril Cameos

    August 26, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Perez Hilton isn't tied to a leash, walking on all fours in Rihanna's new music video. There are no special effects or crazy storylines -- and no chance of lawsuits . The video for "Cheers (Drink To That)" is just a look at Rihanna's day-to-day life -- a storyline…

  7. Nicki Minaj's Wardrobe Malfunction Causes Social 50 Bump

    August 11, 2011 3:20 PM EDT A wardrobe malfunction on "Good Morning America" gives Nicki Minaj a boost up to the top 10 on the Social 50. The singer slipped out of her top while performing on ABC's morning talker on Aug. 5, and in turn, the resulting media frenzy shoots the rapper up the tally this week,…

  8. Adam Lambert and Avril Lavigne to Mentor Kids on 'Major and Minors'

    July 29, 2011 8:05 PM EDT Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne and Claude Kelly are joining the list of recording artists who will mentor the dozen youngsters competing on Hub TV's fall show "Majors and Minors." including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Mike Posner and One…

  9. Rihanna Takes Over at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    July 21, 2011 1:42 PM EDT In the same week when Rihanna trumped Lady Gaga to become the woman with the most fans on Facebook , RiRi also takes over the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Social 50 chart. Rihanna Takes Lady Gaga's Facebook Crown The chart ranks the most active artists on the world's leading…

  10. LMFAO Keeps 'Party' Rocking Atop Hot 100

    July 13, 2011 3:30 PM EDT LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne 's "How to Love" and OneRepublic 's "Good Life" claims the…

  11. Arcade Fire & the Weeknd Lead Polaris Prize Nominees, Founder Comments on Picks

    July 07, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Yesterday (July 6), the short list of nominees for the coveted Polaris Music Prize, an award that honors the best album of the year made by a Canadian artist, were officially announced. The list of albums includes Destroyer's acclaimed "Kaputt," Arcade Fire's grammy…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jessie J Talks Death Threats, J. Cole Named Rihanna Opener

    June 29, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jessie J Admits to Receiving Death Threats In an interview with Q Magazine, Jessie J admitted to receiving physical threats since crossing over to the U.S. with debut album "Who You Are." "I've…

  13. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video, 'Glee' Cast to Graduate

    June 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video Britney Spears has debuted 30 seconds of the video for her latest "Femme Fatale" single, "I Wanna Go." In the Chris Marrs Piliero-directed clip…

  14. Billboard Bits: Adele Postpones Tour Dates, 'The Voice' Lands Post-Super Bowl Slot

    May 31, 2011 7:56 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele Postpones Tour Dates Due to Laryngitis Adele has announced the postponement of five North American tour dates due to laryngitis, according to a message on her official website. The singer's show on…

  15. Fleet Foxes Makes Social 50 Chart Debut, Lady Gaga Still No. 1

    May 26, 2011 10:22 AM EDT F leet Foxes make their debut on the Social 50 chart, arriving at No. 48. The Seattle-based folk rock group made impressive gains on Facebook (40%) and Twitter (78%), with a weekly total gain of 16,000 fans and 2,100 followers, respectively. In support of their second album, "…

  16. Greyson Chance's Debut Album Set for August Release, Inspired by 'Heartbreak'

    May 23, 2011 4:56 PM EDT Greyson Chance -- the teen singer/songwriter who just over a year ago became a YouTube sensation with a cover of Lady Gaga 's "Paparazzi" -- has announced that his debut album, "Hold On 'Til the Night," will be released on Aug. 2 through Ellen DeGeneres'…

  17. Avril Lavigne Gets Warm and Fuzzy in 'Smile' Video

    May 20, 2011 4:19 PM EDT After stripping down, stealing a car and shooting some hoops in her last video (for "What The Hell") , Avril Lavigne gets poignant in her new clip for "Smile," the second single off her latest record, "Goodbye Lullaby." Watch below. Not the poignancy is totally…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for the title's meaning, Adele describes…

  19. Billboard Bits: Pauly D Up For Three-Record Deal with 50 Cent, Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt Discovered

    April 15, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pauly D In Talks With 50 Cent For Three-Album Deal "Jersey Shore" cast member DJ Pauly D is currently in talks with 50 cent, who wants to sign him to his label G-Unit for a three-album deal. According to…

  20. Adele Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200, Rise Against Bows At No. 2

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A dele's "21" heads back the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," down to No. 3 (47,000; down 77%).…

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