1. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

  2. Juvenile Talks New Album, Drake Collaboration & Hot Boys Reunion

    November 22, 2011 10:00 AM EST In his decade-long career, Juvenile has overcome countless hardships, from tragic family deaths and legal disputes, to the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. Still, the New Orleans native persevered and has released eight solo studio albums and four successful projects with the Hot Boys…

  3. 'X Factor': Simon & L.A. Bicker Through the Rock Songs Round

    November 17, 2011 10:45 AM EST It may have been the week's rock theme or maybe the news that Simon Cowell had finally joined Twitter , but something got into the judges during last night's episode of "X Factor." They were extra feisty and did more arguing than they did judging during the two-hour…

  4. 18 Bands Ripe For A Reunion

    October 21, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Reuniting feels so good - just ask The Fugees (1994-1997, 2004) WHO WERE THEY?: In the mid-'90s, the trio of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras ruled the charts with their combination of hip-hop and soul, heard on dynamic, then-ubiquitous singles like "Ready or Not," "Fu…

  5. Electric Zoo Fest: 16 Things Seen & Heard

    September 08, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Capping off a summer that saw the biggest electronic music events in U.S. history, Electric Zoo marked its third and biggest year yet this weekend, Sept 2-4. Comparatively smaller than the country's other three-day dance fests - Ultra Music Festival in Miami (150,000 estimated attendees)…

  6. Soulja Boy Apologizes for Controversial Anti-Military Video

    September 06, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Soulja Boy is apologizing for the anti-military lyrics of his new song "Let's Be Real," which have sparked outrage. "As an artist, I let my words get the best of me. Sometimes there are things that we feel, things that we want to express, and when we put them on paper and…

  7. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 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. AS STUDENTS…

  8. Deadly Shooting Erupts Near George Clinton Concert

    July 31, 2011 2:27 PM EDT A man fired several shots from a handgun during a large fight near a Cleveland outdoor concert venue featuring funk music artist George Clinton , killing one person and wounding three others, police said Sunday. The fight erupted before 10 p.m. Saturday at an intersection near Luke East Park,…

  9. Cali Swag District Overcomes Member's Death on Debut LP

    July 19, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Picture the last 15 months in the life of Cali Swag District . Prior to being old enough to legally drink, the formerly obscure quartet of Inglewood, Calif. rappers scored a massive hit in 2010 with "Teach Me How to Dougie." The how-to record broke down the intricacies of the Dallas…

  10. Cali Swag District Copes with M-Bone's Death Before 'Kickback' Release

    July 05, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Corey Fowler was driving when he heard the gunshots that killed his friend and bandmate Montae Talbert outside an Inglewood liquor store. Members of Cali Swag District had just returned from a trip out of town and were set to meet up at a studio on the night of May 15. "As I went past…

  11. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 7:13 AM EDT A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariously profane "The Book of Mormon"…

  12. Jordan Knight: 'Unfinished' Album Started 'As Kind of a Hobby'

    June 02, 2011 10:18 AM EDT N ew Kids on the Block 's Jordan Knight says his new "Unfinished" "started off as kind of a hobby" but quickly turned into his first solo album in five years -- and first of all-original material in six. "I was going to release some of the music to fans on…

  13. Lonely Island Sets Sail at No. 3 on Billboard 200, Adele Still No. 1

    May 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele 's "21" claims an eighth week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart -- the longest reign of any album since early 2009 -- the Lonely Island 's "Turtleneck & Chain" laughs its way to a No. 3 arrival on the list. Meanwhile, over on the Digital Songs…

  14. Video: Lil B Votes Swag/No Swag on Obama, Gaga, Trump, & More

    May 04, 2011 11:45 AM EDT After performing two nights in a row at Bamboozle, Lil B took time to sit down with Billboard's the Juice and share which celebrity figure or show he thinks is swag or no swag. Check out Lil B vote on who's swag and who isn't between: President Obama, Glee, Donald Trump,…

  15. Steven Tyler Q&A: On Making 'Noise in My Head,' Aerosmith & 'Idol,' Johnny Depp & More

    May 03, 2011 12:52 PM EDT It's a sunny day in Laurel Canyon, and Steven Tyler is shouting, "Author! Author!" before he heads to work to hear the "American Idol" contestants sing a bunch of Carole King songs. There's reason for his ebullience, of course; besides his stint as an "…

  16. Soulja Boy: 'I'm Headed for Greatness' with 'Juice' Mixtape, Mini-Movie

    April 20, 2011 8:00 AM EDT These past months have been a rollercoaster ride for Soulja Boy . Months after his third album, "The DeAndre Way," failed to make a big impact on the Billboard 200, his 14-year-old half-brother passed away. Soulja Boy's Half-Brother Killed in Car Accident But the 20-year-old…

  17. Top 20 Coachella 2011 Tweets

    April 18, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Coachella 2011: We came, we saw, we tweeted -- and so did our favorite musicians, both as fans and performers during the festival's three-day showing in the California desert this past weekend (Apr. 15-17). Now read our round-up of the best celeb tweets from Coachella 2011, many of which…

  18. 'American Idol': Paul McDonald Goes Crazy for Johnny Cash on Rock Night

    April 07, 2011 12:30 AM EDT The tone for this oh-so-strange, rock-themed "American Idol" performance night was set from minute one by Steven Tyler , who kissed his own wax bust in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and alluded, we assume, to smoking purple haze. (After he told the god-awful "Band on the Run…

  19. Soulja Boy's Half-Brother Killed in Car Accident

    March 21, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Deion Jenkins, the 14-year-old half-brother of Soulja Boy , was killed in a car accident on Sunday (Mar. 21) in Charleston, Mississippi. A rep for the 20-year-old rapper confirms to Billboard.com that Jenkins was a passenger in the fatal accident, but could not confirm any other information…

  20. Duran Duran, Raphael Saadiq Rock the Classics at SXSW Stubb's Show

    March 17, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Thanks to Duran Duran and Raphael Saadiq , the field behind Stubb's Bar-B-Q had a way-back machine kind of feel Wednesday night at South By Southwest -- not that any of those in attendance were complaining, however. Kicking off a world tour in support of its new album, the Mark Ronson …

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