1. The 25 Hottest Clubs In North America

    July 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT These are the top-ranked clubs in North America based on box-office data reported to Billboard Boxscore by concert promoters or venue representatives for events that occurred this year from Jan. 1 through June 1. Some are booked and promoted by such national promoters as AEG Live (the Joint…

  2. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" blasts in at No. 11, making…

  4. Osama bin Laden Dead: Music Celebs React on Twitter

    May 02, 2011 1:22 PM EDT As news broke of Osama bin Laden's death last night, first via Twitter and then officially during Pres. Obama's televised address, celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from joy, fear, shock, celebration and plenty of humor -- from…

  5. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 4/2/2011

    April 02, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @RealTalibKweli : RIP DJ Megatron. Gone way too soon. Peace…

  6. Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Wednesday

    March 11, 2011 1:30 PM EST We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm. Get the scoop on…

  7. The Power Of Love: Analyzing The Hot 100's 1,000 No. 1s

    February 23, 2011 1:05 PM EST How did I spend my long weekend, plus a(n unhealthy) portion of yesterday? Analyzing the subject matter of all 1,000 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, of course! I wondered if by dissecting the content of each leading song since the Hot 100's launch Aug. 4, 1958, from Ricky Nelson 's "…

  8. Ask Billboard: Albums, Avril & 'American Idol'

    January 21, 2011 6:55 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. BOTTOMS DOWN Hi…

  9. Kim Kardashian Debuts 'Turn It Up' Song on New Year's Eve

    January 03, 2011 10:19 AM EST Kim Kardashian rang in 2011 by making her first foray into the music world, as the reality TV star premiered her new song at a New Year's Eve party at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas. In a video that captured the song's unveiling, Kardashian is seen giving the crowd a brief introduction…

  10. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  11. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  12. Ask Billboard: Actors, Actresses On Billboard Charts

    December 06, 2010 12:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated each 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. We're featuring…

  13. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 12/4/10

    December 04, 2010 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @msleamichele: Just left Billboards Women in Music Awards.…

  14. Korea's Girls' Generation/SNSD Ready To Storm Japan

    December 03, 2010 4:02 PM EST The Japanese music market may be increasingly resistant to international repertoire, but that isn't stopping Girls' Generation . The Korean girl group is hoping to turn huge YouTube buzz into sales in Japan and other international markets. Known as So Nyuh Shi Dae, or SNSD, at home…

  15. Susan Boyle Chokes During Performance on 'The View'

    November 30, 2010 4:35 PM EST S usan Boyle has been said to have the voice of an angel, but during her performance on "The View" this morning (Nov. 30), the angel was interrupted by the frog in Boyle's throat. Video: Susan Boyle Performs on "The View" The Scottish singer appeared on the morning…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Beatles

    November 24, 2010 1:05 PM EST FOUR-MIDABLE: Having set the record for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Rihanna continues her winning week, lifting 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Only Girl (In the World)" and debuting on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 1 with…

  17. Ask Billboard: 'Dream' Week For 'Glee'

    November 19, 2010 6:25 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. JUST ANOTHER &…

  18. Redhead Victim from M.I.A.'s 'Born Free' Gets Reprise in Sleigh Bells' 'Riot Rhythm'

    November 16, 2010 1:30 PM EST Twelve-year-old Ian Hamrick is the Tawny Kitaen of pop for the indie set (or at least M.I.A. label N.E.E.T.). But, you know, 12 and not some chick who gyrates on top of cars in Whitesnake videos. M.I.A.: The Billboard Cover Story First he played the red-headed gunshot target in M.I.A.'s…

  19. 7 Walkers, "7 Walkers"

    November 15, 2010 10:27 AM EST Grateful Dead spinoffs tend to be hit-and-miss affairs. But in 7 Walkers , Dead percussionist Bill Kreutzmann has hit pay dirt. The well-credentialed group-fronted by Louisiana singer/guitarist Papa Mali and now including Meters bassist George Porter (who appears on only one of the debut…

  20. Susan Boyle Gives Oprah's 'Biggest Performance Ever'

    October 20, 2010 12:58 PM EDT P erforming for the Pope was a huge accomplishment for Susan Boyle , but on yesterday's (Oct. 19) episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the singer gave what Oprah called the biggest performance the show has ever seen. Video: Susan Boyle Performs "Don't Dream It's…

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