1. Billboard Bits: Black Keys Nix 'Blakroc 2,' Adele's 'Someone' Video Coming Thursday

    September 27, 2011 6:54 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Have "No Plans" To Release "Blakroc 2" Despite a teaser trailer that hit the web earlier this month, the Black Keys have announced that there are no plans to release "Blakroc 2,…

  2. Video: David Guetta Discusses Usher Collaboration at iHeartRadio Fest

    September 26, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Saturday night at the iHeartRadio Music Festival was all about high-profile collaborations: Lady Gaga sang with Sting , Rascal Flatts brought out Natasha Bedingfield , and Steven Tyler brought out Jeff Beck , Randy Jackson and Nicole Scherzinger . Not to be outdone, David Guetta delivered a…

  3. iHeartRadio Fest Saturday: Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney Own Sin City

    September 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Night two of the the iHeartRadio Music Festival played out far different than the first night. On Saturday (Sept. 24), the bill at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was filled with acts that are more genre specific than on the previous night, and most of them were more interested in presenting their…

  4. Video: Jennifer Lopez Talks New 'Idol' Season at iHeartRadio Fest

    September 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With a performance that included "Get Right," "Jenny from the Block" and her "Love?" hit "On the Floor," Jennifer Lopez continued a sterling 2011 at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, which featured performances by Lady Gaga , Jay-Z and Bruno Mar s, among…

  5. Adele Brings A Ballad Back To The Hot 100 Summit

    September 09, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ey Gary, Remember when you said in a recent "Ask Billboard" column that a ballad likely wouldn't hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 anytime soon? I think that with "Someone Like You" reaching the top , Adele has proven that an artist can still rule the chart with a…

  6. It's Official, Seriously: Jennifer Lopez Returning to 'American Idol'

    August 17, 2011 1:50 PM EDT If there was ever any doubt, it's gone now. Jennifer Lopez will be back at the judge's panel for the 11th season of "American Idol." The Fox network has made Lopez's return official, along with her fellow judges, Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and record producer Randy…

  7. Jay-Z Joins iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 9:43 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West , his collaborator on their new album, "Watch the Throne." He will close out opening night of the two-day fest,…

  8. Jennifer Lopez Returning to 'American Idol,' Producer Confirms

    August 10, 2011 2:12 PM EDT Though Jennifer Lopez has yet to make it official, 'American Idol' executive producer Nigel Lythgoe went ahead and confirmed Wednesday (Aug. 10) that "all three judges" will be returning to the top-rated talent show for season 11. "Do you want to do the Jennifer…

  9. 'Idol' Favorite Pia Toscano Debuts 'This Time' Video: Watch

    August 10, 2011 1:20 PM EDT "American Idol" Season 10 favorite Pia Toscano has premiered the video for her "This Time" single, which she first debuted at an American Idols Live! tour stop last month . 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Debuts First Single 'This Time': Listen Watch below,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Jennifer Lopez Talks iHeartRadio Festival, Teases 'Idol' Return on 'Today Show'

    July 11, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez made the "big announcement" that she will join a star-studded lineup at the iHeartRadio Music Festival -- but remained mum on whether or not she will return to "American Idol" -- during an appearance on "The Today Show" this morning. Lopez will…

  13. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Debuts First Single 'This Time': Listen

    July 11, 2011 1:34 PM EDT After performing her first single, "This Time," during an American Idols Live! tour stop last week (July 6) , "Idol" favorite Pia Toscano reunited with Ryan Seacrest today (July 11) to give the studio version a proper premiere. Listen below, via "On Air With Ryan…

  14. 'Idol' Contestant Pia Toscano Performs First Single Live

    July 08, 2011 2:55 PM EDT "American Idol" Season 10 favorite Pia Toscano debuted her first single, titled "This Time," Wednesday (July 6) night. The single is not scheduled for release until next week, but the singer performed the song at the "American Idols Live!" Salt Lake City stop.…

  15. Who Won the Billboard Chart Battle: 'Idol' or 'The Voice'?

    July 07, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Which TV reality singing competition made a bigger impact with music consumers this season, Fox's venerable "American Idol" or NBC's upstart "The Voice"? Let's look at the numbers logged by both "Idol" contestants and judges and "Voice"…

  16. Aerosmith Back in Studio for Long-Delayed Album

    June 08, 2011 11:43 AM EDT Now that Steven Tyler has finished his successful first season as a judge on "American Idol," he is returning to his day job with Aerosmith . The singer and his four bandmates plan to reunite next month with veteran producer Jack Douglas to kick-start work on their long-delayed…

  17. Chaka Khan Collaborating With Steven Tyler, Akon

    June 03, 2011 5:20 PM EDT C haka Khan may be a legacy artist in the industry, but that isn't to say the legendary songstress isn't as busy as ever. At the top of her list? A duets album, including a Led Zeppelin cover alongside "American Idol" judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler . "We…

  18. Zakk Wylde Unplugs for New BLS Album, Calls 'Idol' Gig 'Hysterical'

    May 27, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Z akk Wylde 's Black Label Society are still making a lot of noise these days. But some of it is quieter than others. Wylde calls the group's new album, "The Song Remains Not the Same," the "unblackened" side of Black Label Society -- an acoustic-oriented,…

  19. 'American Idol' Runner-Up Lauren Alaina: 'I Knew Scotty Was Gonna Win'

    May 26, 2011 11:15 AM EDT L auren Alaina may have lost "American Idol" -- but she still feels like a winner after singing with Carrie Underwood . "Carrie has been my Idol since she was on this show in Scotty's position," Alaina told reporters in the press room after Wednesday night's show…

  20. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:25 PM EDT Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to that of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on tonight's (May 25) live finale. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) Photos: 'American Idol' Season Finale…

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