1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 &…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Ask Billboard: Bareilles Bookends Billboard 200

    September 17, 2010 6:05 PM EDT 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. 1 VS. 100, AND…

  11. B.o.B Live Video Q&A Archived Video

    September 13, 2010 11:45 AM EDT B.o.B Watch The Archived Video Below B.o.B. is a busy man these days. The Atlanta rapper has had a breakout year. He topped both the Hot 100 (with his hit track "Airplanes") and the Billboard 200, he just he opened for Jay-Z and Eminem at their Detroit shows. He also performed at…

  12. DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African Football

    June 09, 2010 1:03 PM EDT Six different DJ's from six continents will create mixtapes to celebrate the culture surrounding football in South Africa as part of the Nike Sportswear and The FADER present Pitch Perfect series. The mixtapes will be posted on nikesportswear.com and will be accompanied by original…

  13. "Idol" Chart Battle Of The Sexes

    May 25, 2010 1:05 PM EDT One Tuesday night TV mystery (sort of) down, two to go. Sunday night (May 23), ABC aired the heartwarming "Lost" series finale, a satisfying two-and-a-half hours, even if many of the island's questions remain unanswered. (It's a good bet that executive producers Carlton…

  14. Brad Paisley on Nashville Flood: 'I Saw Determination in the Wake of Tragedy'

    May 14, 2010 2:07 PM EDT In a special op-ed for Billboard, Brad Paisley shares how he, Taylor Swift, Tim, McGraw, Faith Hill and Vince Gill and other stars are helping Nashville recover from a devastating flood. -- It seemed like it was never going to quit raining. While I was busy placing buckets under the leaks in…

  15. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history lesson, then, as the success of the "Glee…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male rapper to take a maiden Hot 100 entry to No.…

  17. Seasick Steve, "Man From Another Time"

    March 26, 2010 2:07 PM EDT Halfway through his fourth album, "Man From Another Time," Seasick Steve confesses that his "greatest fear before I die is to turn into a boring old fart." But that doesn't seem likely. With a globetrotting life story that plays like a John Steinbeck novel (or a John…

  18. Alex Chilton Remembered at SXSW, U.S. Congress

    March 18, 2010 8:15 PM EDT Guitarist Alex Chilton , who died of heart-related problems Wednesday night, was mourned across the alternative rock world on Thursday. But his loss was particularly felt at the South by Southwest Music + Media Conference , where Chilton was scheduled to perform with and speak about his band…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Aaron Kelly Brings It With the Rolling Stones' 'Angie'

    March 16, 2010 11:00 PM EDT First off, let me get my predictions out of the way before the show starts so you can come back and cheer me or mock me afterwards. If you want to see my psychic link with Simon Cowell informed opinions on how the remaining "Idol" contestants are going to do this season, check out…

  20. Bo Bice Exhibits 'Different Shades' On New Album

    March 15, 2010 8:15 AM EDT Fans will get a chance to hear "the organic Bo Bice " when the 2005 "American Idol" runner-up releases his next album, "3," on May 18. Bice tells Billboard.com that the new set is "somewhere right in the middle" of the polished pop sound of his post-…

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