1. Chris Brown Delays 'Fortune' Album

    April 23, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Although having already released three tracks from, "Fortune," Chris Brown is pushing back his fifth studio album from May 8 to July 3. "Team Breezy! The official album date for FORTUNE is July 3, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!," Brown tweeted yesterday (April 22). Earlier this month …

  2. Dierks Bentley Delivers 'Home' for a Ninth No. 1

    March 16, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Dierks Bentley logs his 9th No. 1 and completes his third set of two leaders with "Home," which draws 35.7 million audience impressions and steps 2-1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart. The title cut and second single from his current album follows lead track "Am I the…

  3. 'Glee's Max Adler on Karofsky's Suicide Attempt in Bold Episode

    February 21, 2012 11:58 PM EST Some of the most gut-wrenching and arresting scenes from "Glee" have featured Max Adler, the 25-year-old actor who plays Dave Karofsky, the McKinley High bully figuring out his own sexual identity. Most times when he's called in for an episode it means the phrase "Very…

  4. T-Pain Talks Charity Concert, '5 O'Clock' Grammy Snub

    February 10, 2012 3:25 PM EST Between promoting his latest album "rEVOLVEr," hosting another benefit concert in his native Tallahassee this March and participating in Guitar Center's "Your Next Record" program, T-Pain is in store for a hectic 2012. Yet as the Grammy Awards approach this weekend,…

  5. Who's 'Softer,' Drake or Common? The Juice's Lyrics Breakdown

    December 21, 2011 2:15 PM EST Look what you've done, Common . Yesterday (Dec. 20), the Chi-town rapper stopped by Shade 45 to speak on the subliminals hidden in between the lines of "Sweet," a song off his ninth studio album, "The Dreamer, The Believer" (Dec. 20). " Y'all ni**as man, you…

  6. Korn's Davis: 'We Were Dubstep Before There Was Dubstep'

    November 28, 2011 4:00 PM EST If you ask lead singer Jonathan Davis, Korn 's foray into dubstep is more natural than the band's metalhead fans might realize -- or admit. "We were dubstep before there was dubstep," Davis says. "Tempos at 140 with half-time drums, huge bassed-out riffs. We used to…

  7. Wonder Girls & One Direction Arrive on Social 50 Chart

    November 18, 2011 12:15 AM EST K-Pop group Wonder Girls arrives onto Billboard's Social 50 chart, jumping into the tally at No. 33 -- this week's highest debut. The release of the video for their latest single "Be My Baby" on Nov. 5 prompted a burst of 8 million YouTube views, boasting their profile…

  8. 'X Factor': Simon & L.A. Bicker Through the Rock Songs Round

    November 17, 2011 10:45 AM EST It may have been the week's rock theme or maybe the news that Simon Cowell had finally joined Twitter , but something got into the judges during last night's episode of "X Factor." They were extra feisty and did more arguing than they did judging during the two-hour…

  9. Gym Class Heroes Balancing Top 10 Success with McCoy's Health Problems

    November 12, 2011 10:00 AM EST The members of Gym Class Heroes kept their day jobs at arm's length after releasing and promoting their 2008 album, "The Quilt." Drummer Matt McGinley graduated from Boston University last spring with an interdisciplinary-studies degree. Bassist Eric Roberts played on and off…

  10. Ask Billboard: 'Idol'-izing Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina

    October 23, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 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. CARRIE INTEREST…

  11. Rihanna's Racy Week Bumps Her Up the Social 50 Chart

    October 20, 2011 9:35 AM EDT A racy Esquire magazine cover and a fan-driven Facebook promotional campaign sends Rihanna flying 10-5 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, just as the music video for her single "We Found Love" premiered. As for the rest of the top five, she joins the usual suspects of…

  12. Q&A: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Reflects on Steve Jobs' Passing

    October 07, 2011 12:05 PM EDT In the past few years, arguably no one has been a more prominent, more outspoken advocate on behalf of artists, record labels, publishers and other rights-holders in the digital age than U2 manager Paul McGuinness. McGuinness shepherded four young men (and himself) from the streets of Dublin…

  13. Adele Makes Billboard Hot 100 History With 'Someone Like You'

    September 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT With Adele 's leap from No. 19 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Someone Like You," the singer achieves the biggest jump to No. 1 in the chart's 53-year history that wasn't spurred by the release of a single. Every other larger vault to No. 1 in Hot…

  14. Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Killer Cover of Nirvana's 'Lithium'

    August 25, 2011 1:03 PM EDT Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt kept us laughing on TV's "3rd Rock From the Sun" and more recently, kept us rooting for the good guy in "500 Days of Summer." But right now, he's interested in rocking us -- specifically, with a stellar Nirvana cover (seriously, he can…

  15. Hot Tours: 'Glee' Live, Sade, Taylor Swift

    August 12, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Glee Live! In Concert! reigns as the week's No. 1 Hot Tour based on box office grosses reported for the summer concert outing which features the cast of the popular Fox television show. The tour kicked off its North American trek on May 21 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas,…

  16. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, U2, Motley Crue

    August 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours ranking with box office grosses reported from the June dates of the European leg of its Live 2011 Tour. Ticket sales from 10 markets generated over $38.6 million (US$) during the month, with attendance counts totaling 417,698 from 11 shows. The one city with a two…

  17. Uncharted Territory: Hoodie Allen Breaks Into The Top 5, Dionne Bromfield Holds Strong

    August 05, 2011 12:03 PM EDT If it weren't for the stalwart presence of DJ Bl3nd or Traphik on Uncharted, we may have found ourselves with a new No .1 this week. Still, that doesn't make Hoodie Allen 's monstrous leap from No. 33 to No. 2 any less impressive. Earlier this week the former Google employee…

  18. Kreayshawn Explodes Onto the Social 50 Chart

    August 04, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Viral rap star Kreayshawn debuts on Billboard's Social 50 at No. 35 thanks to her continuing building buzz and the growth in popularity of her "Gucci Gucci" video on YouTube. It has amassed over 8 million views since it was uploaded on May 16. More recently, her follow-up song,…

  19. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:40 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato 's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 million views. This is a feat, considering that the…

  20. Hot Tours: U2, Kylie Minogue, Kenny Chesney

    July 15, 2011 5:45 PM EDT U2 returns to the top of the Hot Tours rankings as the final leg of the 360° Tour winds down to its late July finale. Box office stats from three venues reported during the past week add $16.8 million to the tour's overall gross total which now stands at an all-time Billboard Boxscore…

Pages