1. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Marc Cohn

    July 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT IS A 'TEENAGE' NUMBER: Katy Perry pounces onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 20 with "Teenage Dream," the follow-up to her six-week No. 1 "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg . After her first six chart entries debuted between Nos. 65 and 98, Perry has now…

  2. Mike Posner Takes 'Cooler' Route to Success

    July 26, 2010 11:23 AM EDT It's a warm day in May, and Mike Posner is engaging in a game of "Posner Says" during his performance at the Bamboozle Music Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. "When I say 'Bam,' you say 'Boozle.' Bam!" the 23-year…

  3. Jimmy Buffett Beach Show Draws Crowd on Oil Coast

    July 12, 2010 8:42 AM EDT Tens of thousands of people dressed in Hawaiian shirts and parrot hats sang and danced on a broad beach at a free Jimmy Buffett concert meant to show not all the tourists are covered in oil on the Gulf Coast. The July 11 show, which was telecast live on the CMT cable channel, came on a…

  4. Nick Drake Doc Takes Shape

    July 06, 2010 2:15 PM EDT After a pair of well-received documentary projects-"The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights" and "180° South"-Emmett Malloy's next target is paying tribute to the late British folk-rocker Nick Drake. The Brushfire Records co-founder has already started…

  5. Producer Mannie Fresh Releases First Project

    June 25, 2010 1:58 PM EDT Five years after exiting as Cash Money's longtime in-house producer, Mannie Fresh is releasing his first project on Chubby Boy Music/Eyecon Music Group: SoleFresh, an underground hip-hop teen duo hailing from New Orleans. The pair's 12-track, Fresh-produced debut, "Peace, Love …

  6. Free Buffett Concert Tickets Gone; eBay Bans Sale

    June 24, 2010 8:13 AM EDT Tickets to Jimmy Buffett 's free concert to show support for the oil spill-stricken Gulf Coast were grabbed up quickly Wednesday (June 23) and began showing up for sale on eBay for more than $100 each - prompting the online service to ban the sales on its site. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and…

  7. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged…

  8. Wu-Tang Clan To Revisit '36 Chambers' At Rock The Bells

    May 25, 2010 12:59 PM EDT Legendary rap collective the Wu-Tang Clan will return as headliners of the touring Rock the Bells hip hop festival and perform its debut album, "Enter the 36 Chambers," in its entirety. The 4-date tour kicks off on Aug. 21 in Los Angeles and includes stops in New York City, Mountain…

  9. Ask Billboard: 'Glee'-ful About Madonna

    April 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT'S THAT GIRL'S SALES? Hi Gary, With " Glee : the Music,…

  10. Glee: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT It's six hours into the taping of the "Glee" season finale and the audience at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.-made up of Facebook and Twitter fans of the show, some of whom have flown in from across the country just for the taping-is getting restless. Fueled by just…

  11. Pearl Jam Joins Team Conan on Tour, Covers Lennon and the Who

    April 20, 2010 12:19 PM EDT Yes, Pearl Jam is also with Coco. Conan O'Brien upped the musical ante of his "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television" tour last night (April 19) in Seattle, when a pair of Pearl Jammers showed up unexpectedly to rock the late-night host's post birthday gig.…

  12. Glee's Sue Sylvester Remakes 'Vogue'

    April 14, 2010 11:19 AM EDT "Glee" made its hotly anticipated TV comeback last night, but it was the music video that aired right afterwards that really had everyone talking. Sue Sylvester's "Vogue" premiered as a teaser for the "Glee: Power of Madonna " episode airing next Tuesday …

  13. Chieftains' Paddy Moloney Talks Chart-Topping 'San Patricio'

    March 31, 2010 6:35 PM EDT For the third consecutive week, The Chieftains' "San Patricio" tops the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The 19-track set is a tribute to the San Patricios, the ill-fated battalion of mostly Irish soldiers who abandoned the U.S. army during the Mexican-American War of 1846-48…

  14. DN Talks To Tom Morello, Jakob Dylan and Estelle at SXSW

    March 22, 2010 6:11 PM EDT In today's edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com , Tom Morello and Boots Riley discuss how they came together for Street Sweeper Social Club , Jakob Dylan reveals how his latest album, "Seeing Things," differs from his previous work and Estelle…

  15. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  16. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGAR ON, ME Hi Gary, Who has totaled more…

  17. SXSW 2010: Billboard's Showcase Bands

    March 10, 2010 6:30 PM EST Give us four nights to program whatever we want, and we'll give you diverse top-tier acts from all the genres we cover, from Latin to hip-hop to rock. All performances are at the Billboard.com Bungalow at 708 E. Sixth St. in downtown Austin. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Billboard en Español…

  18. 'Glee' Cast Announces U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2010 1:27 PM EST The "Glee" cast is taking its show on the road. Fox's Golden Globe award-winning high school musical has announced a seven-date U.S. "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour, kicking off in Phoenix, Ariz. on May 18 -- just over a month after the show's anticipated return to…

  19. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary, In your "Taking Peaks" series,…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts in May 2008. Billboard 200 chart manager…

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