1. Bon Iver's 'Bon Iver': Track-By-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 7:30 PM EDT With the 2007 release of Bon Iver's breakthrough album "For Emma, Forever Ago," the outfit's sole proprietor, Justin Vernon, created one of the most romanticized folktales in recent music history. Sparked by heartache and recorded in his family's Wisconsin cabin…

  2. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video, 'Glee' Cast to Graduate

    June 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video Britney Spears has debuted 30 seconds of the video for her latest "Femme Fatale" single, "I Wanna Go." In the Chris Marrs Piliero-directed clip…

  3. YACHT Pushes Dance-Pop to the Limit With 'Shangri-La'

    June 18, 2011 8:00 AM EDT The first sounds from "Shangri-La," the new album by Portland, Ore.-based dance-pop band YACHT due June 21 on DFA Records, debuted on the label's website in March as part of the "White Out Sessions," DFA's promotional web video series. There isn't anything…

  4. 'Glee Live!' Surprises With Paltrow & Lynch Appearances, a Proposal

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT "Hello suckers," shouted Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) as she walked out on stage for a surprise appearance at the "Glee Live! In Concert!" performance at East Rutherford, NJ's Izod Center last night (June 16). Cheerios were passing paper bags out to the crowd, while Sue…

  5. Billboard Bits: Selena Gomez Cuts Out Pink Horses, 'Glee's' Jane Lynch Hosting Emmys

    June 02, 2011 8:01 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Selena Gomez Cuts Pinks Horses from Music Video After Selena Gomez was criticized for using pink-painted horses while filming the music video for "Love You Like a Love Song" last month, the tinted animals…

  6. Jennifer Hudson Cast As a Nun in 'Three Stooges'

    June 02, 2011 5:50 AM EDT J ennifer Hudson is headed for the nunnery - in 20th Century Fox's "The Three Stooges," from the Farrelly brothers. She'll play one of the nuns in the orphanage where the Stooges spend time. Hudson joins a cast led by Chris Diamontopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as the…

  7. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 20, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Four winters ago, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's secluded cabin in northern Wisconsin, purging his sorrow through a falsetto that no one would probably ever hear. He spent three brutally cold months alone, piecing songs together using antiquated recording equipment. "It…

  8. 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…

  9. Mariah Carey Bares Pregnant Belly for Life & Style

    April 06, 2011 2:20 PM EDT M ariah Carey has taken the next big step in the celebrity pregnancy playbook, posing nude with her baby bump in full glory on the cover of Life & Style magazine. In an interview accompanying the revealing photo spread, Carey, who is due to have twins in a few weeks, tells the magazine, …

  10. Duran Duran Taps David Lynch to Direct 'Unstaged' Live Streamed Concert

    March 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The members of Duran Duran aren't expecting dancing dwarves and talking rabbits to be part of their upcoming David Lynch -directed episode of American Express' "Unstaged" concert series. But they won't mind if they are -- or if Lynch wants to get even weirder with the…

  11. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

  12. 'American Idol' Top 5 Hollywood Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Ashton Jones

    February 17, 2011 11:16 PM EST After a drama-filled group round last night in "Hollywood," the remaining "American Idol" hopefuls were narrowed down from 100 to 60 with their final solo auditions. It was a solid night all around, with Casey Abrams and John Wayne Schulz cementing their frontrunner status…

  13. Miley Cyrus to Host 'SNL' on Mar. 5

    February 11, 2011 1:15 PM EST M iley Cyrus will have a chance to show off her comedy skills when she hosts "Saturday Night Live" on Mar. 5. The singer will make her debut appearance on the NBC sketch show, with a musical guest for the episode yet to be named. The "SNL" gig will be Cyrus' first…

  14. Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Salvia Bong Hit

    February 09, 2011 1:02 PM EST Last December, Miley Cyrus took the bong hit viewed around the world. Now the "Hannah Montana" star has finally responded to her incident with psychedelic herb salvia, footage of which infamously leaked online. Miley Cyrus Bong Hit Caught on Video "I'm not perfect,"…

  15. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 8:56 PM EST "G lee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. PHOTOS: 2011 GOLDEN GLOBES RED CARPET For the second year in a row…

  16. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. "If you peak at No. 2, at least you can…

  17. Billboard Bits: Usher Talks Kicky Fan, Miles Davis Biopic News

    December 16, 2010 7:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Usher 'Got a Good Laugh' From Fan's Kick to Face During a concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday, a fan accidentally kicked Usher in the face after being brought onstage, but the R&B star is…

  18. 'Glee,' 'Burlesque,' Reznor Score Golden Globe Nominations

    December 14, 2010 8:54 AM EST " Glee " picked up five nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Tuesday morning (Dec. 14), while "Burlesque," the movie musical co-starring Christina Aguilera and Cher , earned three nods and Carrie Underwood Trent Reznor , Mandy Moore were all recognized in…

  19. Gwyneth Paltrow Returning to 'Glee'

    December 13, 2010 3:13 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow and "Glee's" matchup was so nice, they've decided to do it twice. The Oscar-winning actress has confirmed that she'll appear on a second episode of the Fox show, reports Access Hollywood , who caught up with Paltrow during a press junket for her…

  20. Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey Saluted At Kennedy Center Honors

    December 06, 2010 10:28 AM EST President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney , country singer Merle Haggard , composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. Hollywood's A-List was…

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