1. Miranda Lambert Leads Early ACM Awards Winners

    April 03, 2011 10:14 PM EDT "The House That Built Me" helped Miranda Lambert quickly match her win total from last year's Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday night, while Lady Antebellum took home three trophies, including as artist and producer on album of the year "Need You Now." The two…

  2. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the type of funked-up electro Timbaland was…

  3. Miranda Lambert Calls ACM Entertainer of the Year Nom 'Surreal'

    April 01, 2011 8:44 AM EDT Country singer Miranda Lambert has had a great year. Between nabbing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Assocation Awards and winning her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "The House That Built Me," the former Nashville Star finalist has…

  4. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Joins Twitter, Selena Gomez Announces Tour Dates

    March 23, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Joins Twitter As she prepares to join Cee Lo Green , Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 's Adam Levine as a singing coach on NBC's "The Voice," Christina Aguilera has finally joined…

  5. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Shine in 'The Voice' Promo

    March 21, 2011 5:45 PM EDT With "American Idol" getting down to its top 10 contestants later this week, NBC has unveiled the first promo for its own vocal talent competition, "The Voice." The Carson Daly-hosted show, which features Christina Aguilera , Cee Lo Green , Maroon 5 's Adam Levine and…

  6. DJ Quik: Kids Should 'Join the Army,' Not Gangs

    March 21, 2011 1:53 PM EDT While enjoying a slice of sweet potato pie at a Los Angeles restaurant on a March afternoon, rapper/producer DJ Quik reflects on one of the most impressionable moments of his life: when fellow West Coast rapper Eazy-E died of AIDS in 1995. "That's humbling to me. I don't want…

  7. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT And that's a wrap! SXSW 2011 ended with some surprise appearances (Diddy, Bon Iver), scary performances (DFA 1979, Trash Talk) and everything in between. Check out 10 things Billboard.com saw and overheard on the last day of the festival: SXSW 2011 Main Page | SXSW Billboard Showcase…

  8. Christina Aguilera to Join Twitter for 'The Voice'

    March 15, 2011 7:16 PM EDT C hristina Aguilera says she will finally start tweeting. Having famously avoided typing her thoughts in 140-character bits, Aguilera said Tuesday while promoting NBC's "The Voice" that she "will join Twitter in honor of the show." Aguilera, Blake Shelton , Cee Lo…

  9. Drake, President Clinton Team Up for Hollywood Fundraiser

    March 12, 2011 1:30 PM EST President Bill Clinton and Drake will team up for a fundraising event next week for Millennium Network, in support of the former President's nonprofit organization, The Clinton Foundation. The fundraiser, which is open to the public, will take place at Hollywood's Boulevard3 on Mar.…

  10. Blake Shelton Joins NBC's 'The Voice' As Judge

    March 07, 2011 3:20 PM EST Country singer Blake Shelton has been cast as the fourth judge and coach on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice." Shelton will be on a weekly panel with Christina Aguilera , Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Shelton is among country music's most active television…

  11. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins Possibly Retiring, 'Spider-Man' Slapped with New Violations

    March 04, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Phil Collins Retiring from Music? Former Genesis drummer and solo star Phil Collins has indicated that he is calling it quits from music. The 60-year-old has hearing problems and nerve damage in his hands, and says…

  12. NBA All-Star Weekend: The Top 5 Music Moments

    February 22, 2011 8:50 PM EST Basketball was clearly the main attraction at NBA All-Star Weekend, but there was also plenty of music to go around, as everyone from Rihanna and Kanye West to Lenny Kravitz and Cee Lo Green performed at events tied to the three-day extravaganza. Through it all, Billboard.com was front and…

  13. Blake Griffin Slam Dunks Over Car to R. Kelly's 'Fly'

    February 20, 2011 12:57 PM EST If you missed the NBA's 2011 Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night (Feb. 19), then you missed All-Star rookie and Blake Griffin dukning over a car (a Kia, for all you product placement-watchdogs out there), to the sounds of a gospel choir singing R. Kelly's anthem, "I Believe I Can…

  14. James Blake, "Limit to Your Love"

    February 19, 2011 5:50 PM EST If it's lo-fi that you want, James Blake 's "Limit to Your Love" is certainly it. A spare cover of a track from Feist's 2007 album "The Reminder," the song sounds like it was recorded in the British electronic wunderkind's bedroom, right down to the…

  15. Billboard, CMA Reteam For Country Music Summit

    February 18, 2011 9:00 AM EST The second annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with the Country Music Assn. (CMA), will take place June 6-7 in Nashville. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, case studies and keynote interviews, as well as artist showcases and networking opportunities.…

  16. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a second week at No. 1 in the singles chart. The…

  17. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  18. Lady Gaga, Muse Light Up Grammys Stage, Win Early Awards

    February 13, 2011 9:30 PM EST There weren't many awards given out during first 90 minutes of the 53rd annual Grammy awards telecast. Instead, music's biggest night kicked off by focusing on music, often moving from one energetic performance to the next. Grammys Red Carpet Photos | Grammy Winners List The event…

  19. Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight Rock amfAR

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off yesterday (Feb. 9) in New York City with the annual amfAR gala, held at Cipriani's downtown. The event was held in honor of President Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Diane Von Furstenberg and Dr. Mathilde Krim for their work in the fight against AIDS…

  20. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson is able to move forward with the civil…

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