1. Odd Future, Chromeo & More Perform at HARD Summer Music Festival 2011: Watch

    August 08, 2011 6:00 PM EDT This past weekend (August 6), HARD Summer Tour made their fourth stop in Los Angeles, CA. As soon as the sun dived down, acts such as Duck Sauce ( Armand Van Helden and A-Trak ), Chromeo , Odd Future , Ratatat and more hit one of the four stages at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Photos: Odd…

  2. 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…

  3. WU LYF Pulls Back the Curtain, Starts Doing Interviews for Debut Album

    August 05, 2011 5:38 PM EDT When Ellery Roberts and his bandmates posted a track called "Heavy Pop" to their website WULYF.org last year, they thought 10 friends -- maybe 20, if they were lucky -- would hear it. "We didn't need to give [listeners] some pretentious write-up about who we were, because…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. Barack Obama Turns 50: 7 Birthday Songs Not By the Beatles

    August 04, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Since you have proven that you're not living under a rock (no WiFi down there), you must be aware it's President Barack Obama's birthday. The big 5-0! Supporters threw a huge party-slash-fundraiser in Chicago Wednesday night (Aug. 3) where the likes of Jennifer Hudson , Herbie…

  7. Best Coast Premieres Drew Barrymore-Directed, Star-Studded Video

    August 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT The latest collaboration from SoCal indie princess Bethany Cosentino (aka, Best Coast leader) doesn't involve Wavves , Weezer's Rivers Cuomo or Snacks the Cat , but someone a bit less predictable: Drew Barrymore. Best Coast and Barrymore teamed up for the latest MTV Supervideo, with…

  8. The 10 Best '80s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the 1980s, as…

  9. Luke Bryan Happy to See All Ages 'Shake It' for Him

    July 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Luke Bryan feels like he's on the verge of something big with "Tailgates and Tanlines." The Georgia-born singer's third album comes out Aug. 9 riding the momentum of 2009's gold-certified "Doin' My Thing" and its No. 1 country hits "Rain Is a Good…

  10. Uncharted Territory: Amy Winehouse's Godchild, Dionne Bromfield, Makes Big Debut; T. Mills Cracks The Top 10

    July 29, 2011 11:39 AM EDT The Michael Jackson effect has made its way over to Uncharted Territory this week: Following the untimely death of Amy Winehouse last Saturday, the soul singer's godchild Dionne Bromfield debuted at No. 7 this week. The numbers are quite staggering, as the Bromfield-who's got a…

  11. Theory of a Deadman, "The Truth Is..."

    July 29, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The members of Theory of a Deadman , especially frontman/chief songwriter Tyler Connolly, aren't a particularly happy bunch on their fourth studio album--it's clear from such song titles as "Love Is Hell," "Drag Me to Hell" and "Bitch Came Back." But…

  12. Mellow Hype, "BlackenedWhite"

    July 29, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Hardcore Odd Future fans are likely to have downloaded BlackenedWhite when rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain (who together form MellowHype) posted it online for free last October. But thanks to the media attention surrounding the early-May release of Tyler, the Creator's Goblin,…

  13. Lil Wayne, Adele, Chris Brown To Perform at MTV VMAs

    July 28, 2011 10:31 AM EDT Adele , Chris Brown and Lil Wayne have been announced as the first performers for the MTV Video Music Awards, which will air Aug. 28 from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. For Adele, whose sophomore full-length "21" is the best-selling album of the year, the performance will be her…

  14. Uncharted Territory: Dave Days Taps Inner-Bieber, T. Mills Keeps His Shoes On

    July 22, 2011 10:12 AM EDT These days it's nearly impossible not to find yourself struck down by Bieber Fever--and YouTube comedian and musician, Dave Days, has found himself back in the Uncharted top 10 after releasing a new music video to go along with his cover of Chris Brown's Bieber-assisted "Next…

  15. Theory of a Deadman Album Inspired by Rough Breakup, Says Singer

    July 21, 2011 12:30 PM EDT If Theory of a Deadman 's Tyler Connolly sounds a little surly on "The Truth Is...," the Canadian hard rockers' just-released fourth studio album, it's wholly intentional. Connolly went through a divorce last year, and he freely acknowledges that seeped into…

  16. Katy Perry on 9 VMA Noms: 'I'm Speechless/Nervous/Turned On!'

    July 21, 2011 11:44 AM EDT Katy Perry is pumped about her nine MTV Video Music Award nominations. "OMG! I just got word that I'm nominated for 9 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS!!! I'm kinda speechless/nervous/turned on! NOW it's up to YOU to VOTE!" she Tweeted shortly after the news was announced…

  17. Pusha-T & Tyler, The Creator Make 'Trouble': Watch

    July 21, 2011 12:11 AM EDT Tyler, The Creator is not stranger to trouble, but on his most recent collaboration, he's making Pusha-T a conspirator to his crimes. The video for Pusha-T's track with the Odd Future frontman, "Trouble On My Mind," features the G.O.O.D. Music rapper finding his inner…

  18. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her explosive clip "Firework" in the…

  19. Jill Scott Still 'Blown Away' by Scoring First No. 1 Album

    July 19, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Four weeks later, Jill Scott says she's still overwhelmed by the No. 1 Billboard 200 debut of her latest album, "The Light of the Sun." "Wow, I haven't even been able to wrap my mind around it yet," Scott tells Billboard.com. "I'm blown away. I really…

  20. Lady Gaga, Coldplay Help iHeartRadio Fest Sell Out in Under 10 Minutes

    July 18, 2011 3:08 PM EDT A sold out music festival is a feat in itself; but to sell out in just 10 minutes is a feat the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival can boast. The two-day concert, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, sold out within the first 10 minutes of being on sale to the general public this…

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