1. 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…

  2. Susan Boyle to Sing 'Perfect Day' for Prince Charles

    November 03, 2010 10:49 AM EDT First she sang for Pope Benedict XVI , and now Susan Boyle is going to perform for Prince Charles. The 49-year-old British singing sensation will perform her version of Lou Reed 's "Perfect Day" for Charles and his wife Camilla at the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards…

  3. 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…

  4. Solomon Burke Dies in Amsterdam at 70

    October 10, 2010 11:45 AM EDT S olomon Burke , the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul," whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at age 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church, Burke was acknowledged as…

  5. T.I., Wife Stay Mum on Arrest At Alzheimer's Charity Event

    October 03, 2010 9:29 PM EDT Facing fallout from a recent arrest, T.I. raised money on Sunday for his family's new Alzheimer's disease charity and explained how the idea for it took shape during a previous period of legal trouble. The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., and his wife, Tameka "…

  6. Hey Monday Get Into Jason Derulo's "Head"

    September 20, 2010 10:00 AM EDT In this week's Mashup Monday, up and coming young rockers Hey Monday wield guitars and frontwoman's Cassadee Pope's fearless voice to put a Warped-Tour-ready spin on pop chart hitmaker Jason Derulo 's recent single, "In My Head." "We all really love that…

  7. Susan Boyle Sings for the Pope in Scotland

    September 16, 2010 6:49 PM EDT S usan Boyle showed off her angelic voice to Pope Benedict XVI and thousands of onlookers at the end of a Roman Catholic open mass today (Sept. 16) in Scotland. The "Britain's Got Talent" star performed "I Dreamed a Dream" and the hymns "Make Me a Channel of Your…

  8. T.I., Wife Arrested on Drug Charges

    September 02, 2010 7:16 AM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was arrested along with his wife on suspicion of possessing methamphetamines, five months after the hip-hop star finished a prison stint on weapons charges. The 29-year-old rapper and his wife, Tameka Cottle, were arrested Wednesday night in West Hollywood after…

  9. Susan Boyle 'Humbled' By Chance to Sing for Pope

    August 25, 2010 7:35 PM EDT S usan Boyle said Wednesday she feels humbled and honored by the opportunity to sing for Pope Benedict XVI during his tour of Britain. The unlikely pop star who shot to global fame after she sang on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" will perform hymns and sing with an 800…

  10. Shock, Blame After 19 Trampled at German Love Parade Festival

    July 25, 2010 5:52 PM EDT Throngs of techno fans followed the floats, the dancers and the throbbing music to the festival venue: an old freight railway station that local media estimated could handle 300,000 people. German media reported that as many as 1.4 million people showed up to the Love Parade , where a mass…

  11. 10 Buzz Bands To Watch

    July 13, 2010 11:58 AM EDT These ten artists are rising stars doing their own thing who ready to burst into wider public consciousness this year. Read, listen, rock out. Wavves Latest Album: 'King of the Beach' After breaking out last spring with its eponymous sophomore album, Nathan Williams and his noise…

  12. Wavves Roll Past Public Meltdown To "Beach"

    July 09, 2010 12:37 PM EDT For singer/guitarist Nathan Williams and his noise-pop band Wavves , 2009 was both a year that every aspiring musician hopes for-and every established musician dreads. After drawing critical acclaim last spring for a sophomore album recorded in his bedroom, Williams embarked on a European…

  13. Susan Boyle To Perform For pope During U.K. Tour

    June 10, 2010 7:59 AM EDT The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland says singing sensation Susan Boyle will likely perform for Pope Benedict XVI on his tour of Britain later this year. A spokesman said Thursday (June 10) that negotiations are still taking place, but Boyle is expected to sing at an open-air papal Mass in…

  14. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding it a "Best New Music" tag to…

  15. All Time Low / November 21, 2009 / St. Louis (The Pageant)

    November 25, 2009 12:54 PM EST All Time Low's sold-out show in St. Louis Saturday night (Nov. 21) was a public display of youthful exuberance and teenage rebellion served with a dose of toilet humor. Guitarist Jack Barakat's mic stand was decorated with bras, many of which were thrown by audience members and…

  16. Ask Billboard: How Popular Is Country Music?

    October 02, 2009 5:04 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. OUR COUNTRY Hey there Gary, I am writing my thesis about music in advertising…

  17. Juanes' Cuba Concert Draws Huge Crowd In Havana

    September 21, 2009 8:51 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes , an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support to the island's communist government…

  18. Madonna Loses Adoption Bid In Malawi

    April 03, 2009 9:43 AM EDT Madonna will not be allowed to adopt a second child from Malawi, a 4-year-old girl named Mercy James, the African country's High Court ruled on Friday. The ruling will please campaigners who say authorities have given the singer special treatment. Malawi's government, which came…

  19. Morrissey / March 26, 2009 / New York (Carnegie Hall)

    March 30, 2009 3:01 PM EDT During its nearly 120 year history, New York's Carnegie Hall has hosted performances by some of the world's most renowned musical deities, ranging from classical visionaries to jazz juggernauts and, occasionally, rock royalties. Now, 25 years after he began wallowing his way into…

  20. Breaking & Entering: Hey Monday

    February 12, 2009 5:02 PM EST Cassadee Pope may be barely out of high school, but the teenage siren and her band Hey Monday are already touring with one of modern rock's biggest acts, Fall Out Boy. Much like that group, Pope says that their fans were the inspiration for the band’s name. In response to a bulletin…

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