1. iHeartRadio 2012: Bon Jovi's New Music, Gwen Gets Hit On + More Backstage Moments

    September 22, 2012 8:05 PM EDT iHeartRadio Music Festival's first night was jam-packed with highlights , shared with 13,000 attendees at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel Friday night and potentially dozens of millions of listeners and viewers across various Clear Channel radio and digital platforms as well as streaming…

  2. iHeartRadio 2012: No Doubt, Rihanna, Usher Rock Vegas on Day 1

    September 22, 2012 11:35 AM EDT "Go ahead and stare / and take a picture please / if you need,"and Demi Lovato , on separate occasions, as well as Olympian Ryan Lochte) and a giant onstage wall of photos and tweets posted and updated throughout the night, it was hard to walk away from the event (or turn it off on…

  3. 'American Idol' Judges: 10 Picks to Replace Steven & Jennifer

    July 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The news that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez were both leaving their "American Idol" posts rocked the reality-TV set to its core this week, forcing fans to speculate about who might replace the two popular judges. Considering "Idol's" disappointing season 11 ratings,…

  4. Madonna Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie at No. 2

    April 03, 2012 6:20 PM EDT M adonna scores her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the debut of her "MDNA," while Lionel Richie 's all-star country collaborations covers album "Tuskegee" bows in the runner-up slot -- his highest-charting album since 1986. Madonna remains in…

  5. Madonna, Lionel Richie Set For Big Billboard 200 Debuts

    March 28, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Madonna 's 12th studio album, "MDNA," is on course to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell between 300,000 to 350,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, April 1. If "MDNA" lands atop the…

  6. Jay-Z, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga Rank on Billboard Power 100 List

    January 27, 2012 2:15 PM EST Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell Also Impact List You may not know Irving Azoff by face, or even by name, but rest assured that the chairman of Live Nation ­-- the world's largest promoter, ticketing company and artist management group -- is the most powerful person in…

  7. Top 25 Tours of 2011

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST Chart Article 2011 turned out to be a resounding comeback year for the live music business, including a new record for the highest-grossing and most widely-attended tour of all time, U2's three-year 360° tour. The list of the Top 25 Tours comprises a healthy mix of genres and generations…

  8. TVXQ Breaks Bon Jovi's Record in Japan, Headlines Billboard KPOP Masters Concert

    October 06, 2011 11:00 PM EDT TVXQ (pronounced "Dong Bang Shin Ki") is still making waves in the Japanese music industry. The male duo released its new album "Tone" on Sept. 28 and it promptly hit No. 1 on the Japan Oricon daily sales chart, a position they continue to hold. In its first full week of…

  9. Former Michael Jackson Manager Frank DiLeo Dies

    August 24, 2011 8:36 PM EDT Music industry executive Frank DiLeo, who managed Michael Jackson 's career in the 1980s and returned as his manager in the superstar's final days, has died. He was 64. Publicist Karen Sundell says DiLeo died Wednesday morning. The cause of death was not immediately available, but…

  10. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards

    November 07, 2010 7:55 PM EST Pop sensation Lady Gaga topped the winners at the MTV European Music Awards 2010 in Madrid, scooping the awards for best pop, best female and best song for "Bad Romance." Lady Gaga thanked MTV and her fans via satellite from Budapest, where she was performing the latest date on her…

  11. Bieber, Ke$ha, Katy Perry to Perform at American Music Awards

    October 27, 2010 8:58 AM EDT A newlywed, a teen heartthrob and a glittery pop star are set to take the stage at the 38th annual American Music Awards. Katy Perry , Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will make their debuts on the AMAs next month, producers said Wednesday. All three are multiple nominees, and all are up for artist of…

  12. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga and Elton John Duet, Axl Rose Faces Bentley Lawsuit

    October 21, 2010 6:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga and Elton John Team Up for Disney Duet Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga are teaming up for a duet entitled "Hello, Hello" to be featured in the upcoming Disney film "Gnomeo & Juliet."…

  13. Cancelled Tours Suggest Brutal Summer For Touring Acts

    June 16, 2010 2:09 PM EDT Cancelled shows and tours by usually reliable marquee artists like Christina Aguilera , the Eagles , U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), Sarah McLachlan 's Lilith Fair, Rhianna , John Mayer , Limp Bizkit , and the Go-Go's seem to belie the fact that the live music business is…

  14. Robbie Williams' Second Week Atop Euro Chart

    November 27, 2009 10:15 AM EST Robbie Williams secures a second week at Billboard's European Albums summit with "Reality Killed The Video Star" (Virgin/EMI), while Black Eyed Peas ' "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal), in its 21st chart week, again tops European Hot 100 Singles. Second…

  15. Photos of the Week: Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi

    November 27, 2009 9:00 AM EST A naughty Adam Lambert , a classy Whitney Houston , a fashionably-challenged Kelly Clarskon and more performed on the most talked-about American Music Awards in ages. Susan Boyle and Bon Jovi blew away fans on the "Today" show, while Ozzy Osbourne , Slash , Pitbull and Steven Tyler…

  16. Poison, Elton John, Dolly Parton Ready To Rock Tony Awards

    June 05, 2009 3:03 PM EDT This year's Tony Awards are set to include a few bonafide music stars among the usual song-and-dance numbers. Elton John, Dolly Parton and Poison will help toast Broadway's finest at the June 7 ceremony, performing with the casts of top-nominated shows "Billy Elliot, The…

  17. Bon Jovi Set For First Jazz Fest Appearance

    February 06, 2009 10:46 AM EST Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2. Bon Jovi joins previously announced performers Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band,…

  18. Britney Spears To Tour Next Spring

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will begin a tour next spring, produced by AEG Live. Sources say the trek will likely hit arenas and be international in scope, as were recent AEG Live-produced outings by Bon Jovi and Britney Spears will begin a tour next spring, produced by AEG Live. Sources say the trek will…

  19. Danielia Cotton

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "I'm a little black girl who'll rock your world/So come move with me," Danielia Cotton croons on the opening line on the first track to "Rare Child," out May 20 in conjunction with Alternative Distrib "I'm a little black girl who'll rock your world…

  20. Ruthless Records

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Whitney Houston, Madonna and Michael Jackson rule the No. 1 hit parade on the pop charts, along with rockers U2, Bon Jovi and Bob Seger. In control…

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