1. Adam Lambert and Avril Lavigne to Mentor Kids on 'Major and Minors'

    July 29, 2011 8:05 PM EDT Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, Avril Lavigne and Claude Kelly are joining the list of recording artists who will mentor the dozen youngsters competing on Hub TV's fall show "Majors and Minors." including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Mike Posner and One…

  2. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 6/18/2011

    June 18, 2011 11:15 AM EDT 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 !) @Wale : i RT compliments cuz im insecure ha @wavveswavves :…

  3. Ledisi Scores Her First Top 10 Single

    June 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. There are her independent releases, 2000's "Soulsinger: The Revival" and 2002's "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue." Next are the singer/songwriter's first…

  4. Brad Paisley 'This Is Country Music': Track-By-Track Review

    May 24, 2011 11:47 AM EDT Country Music has sometimes been described as three chords and the truth, but leave it to Brad Paisley to demonstrate just how much more expansive the genre can be on his new album, "This is Country Music." Produced by his longtime collaborator Frank Rogers, Paisley's ninth…

  5. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is the best way to have an album come about,"…

  6. Singer 'Sweet Micky' Elected Haiti President, Official Says

    April 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT Singer and political outsider Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti's presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said on Monday. "Martelly won," the official at the…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 03/26/2011

    March 26, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 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 !) @questlove (Questo of The Roots): YO! These ice rocks…

  8. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/5/2011

    March 05, 2011 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 !) @Pink : Out of Myself, Britney, and Christina- didn't…

  9. Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music

    February 12, 2011 6:04 PM EST When an artist is bold enough to title a song "This Is Country Music," it better live up to it, and Paisley 's latest single does just that. Paisley debuted this title track from his new album, due April 19, during the Country Music Assn. Awards in November and received a…

  10. Britney Spears Leaks First Image from 'Hold It Against Me' Video

    January 24, 2011 2:38 PM EST B ritney Spears finished filming her "Hold It Against Me" music video on Sunday (Jan. 24), and she's already letting her fans take a peek at the results. Just as shooting wrapped, Spears posted an image from the "Hold It Against Me" clip on Twitter that revealed the…

  11. Brad Paisley: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:32 PM EST Brad Paisley "This Is Country Music" April 19 One of the chart-topping hits from his last album was titled "Welcome to the Future." But the Country Music Assn.'s reigning entertainer of the year Brad Paisley decided to take a look back while crafting his new album, …

  12. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 11/20/10

    November 20, 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 !) @NICKIMINAJ : Finally got a copy of the BillBoard Mag.…

  13. Tricky Stewart Talks Jessica Simpson, 'Burlesque' Production

    November 12, 2010 5:30 PM EST C. "Tricky" Stewart can count his share of firsts when it comes to chart-topping records. But the songwriter/producer has been focusing on different kinds of firsts lately. In addition to producing two songs ("Stay," "Keep Your Head Up") on Michael Jackson '…

  14. Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Single, 'Michael' Album Tracklist Announced

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST Following the premiere of a controversial new Michael Jackson song , "Breaking News," earlier this week, it was announced today (Nov. 12) that the lead single from the late King of Pop's upcoming "Michael" album will be "Hold My Hand," a duet with Akon . The…

  15. Brad Paisley, "Anything Like Me"

    August 20, 2010 6:32 PM EDT Included on Brad Paisley 's "American Saturday Night" album and his first greatest-hits collection, "Hits Alive" (due Nov. 2), "Anything Like Me" celebrates the tender bond between parent and child in a clever and sweet manner that's laced with humor.…

  16. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will delve into 1960s Motown and soul before…

  17. Brad Paisley, "Water"

    March 26, 2010 1:38 PM EDT The long winter is over, and leave it to Brad Paisley to be the first to remind country devotees that summer's just around the corner. He co-wrote this delightful ode to warm-weather fun with frequent collaborators Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois, and the song has a breezy, engaging…

  18. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three were among more than 70 acts announced…

  19. Christina Aguilera Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:49 PM EST Christina Aguilera, Title TBD (RCA) Release Date: April 2010 Recorded in her home studio, Christina Aguilera 's as-yet-untitled fourth studio album shows her dabbling in rap and dance and boasts an intriguing array of collaborators: Linda Perry , Sia Furler & Sam Dixon, Chris "…

  20. Fantasia Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 1:23 PM EST Fantasia, Title TBD (J/RCA Music Group) Release Date: March 2010 When Fantasia 's VH1 reality series, "Fantasia for Real," premiered Jan. 11, it included footage of her working on her third studio album. The as-yet-untitled CD will capture the melodic storytelling qualities of…

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