1. Juanes Parts Ways With Manager, Taking 'Small' Hiatus

    May 24, 2011 6:47 PM EDT In a series of messages to his nearly 2.5 million Twitter followers, Colombian star Juanes confirmed that he has parted ways with longtime manager Fernán Martínez and will take a brief break. The singer songwriter posted messages in quick succession earlier this afternoon, following the…

  2. Ron Fair, Sylvia Rhone Expected to Exit Universal Music Group

    May 20, 2011 10:20 AM EDT The drumbeat is getting louder that Sylvia Rhone will exit Universal Motown Friday (May 20) or within the next few days, depending on which source you listen to. But does that departure mean the end of her days at the Universal Music Group, as some sources insist - or, as other insiders argue…

  3. Four-Play: Beyonce Says 'Move Your Body,' Nicki Minaj Teases 'Super Bass,' & More

    April 27, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Beyoncé "moves her body" for a good cause, Consequence readies the world for "trouble," Nicki Minaj teases us for less than 30 minutes, and Cam'Ron and Vado teach the ladies swag 101. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. Consequence - "The World is…

  4. 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…

  5. Gerado Ortiz Scores No. 1 Latin Album After Surviving Shooting Attempt

    April 06, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Up and coming regional Mexican artist Gerardo Ortiz , known for his narcocorridos that chronicle Mexico's drug wars, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart barely two weeks after surviving an ambush attempt in Mexico that left his cousin and business manager dead.…

  6. Confirmed: Kanye West Will Perform at SXSW

    March 14, 2011 11:14 AM EDT After much speculation, it has been confirmed -- by way of a viral video -- that Kanye West will be performing at SXSW. 'Ye will take the stage on March 19 at midnight at the VEVO Powerstation. Video: Kanye West will perform at SXSW West's special guests for the anticipated…

  7. Billboard Bits: Kanye May Produce Bieber's Album, Amy Winehouse to Premiere New Songs

    January 07, 2011 6:07 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West In Talks to Produce Justin Bieber Songs Kanye West may be the latest victim of Bieber Fever -- and it's so bad that he even wants to collaborate with the teen idol. Justin Bieber 's manager,…

  8. Video: Stars' Holiday Wishlists

    November 29, 2010 11:15 AM EST We got a lot of "ummms" when we asked musical stars what they want for the Holidays this year. While the Jonas Brothers want a "Christmas tour" and MGMT wants "world peace... and world quiet," many artists requested nothing more than time off to be home with…

  9. Kanye West Performing At New York's Bowery Ballroom?

    November 23, 2010 11:42 AM EST Kanye West may not be talking to the media anymore (thanks to his "failed" interview on the "Today Show"), but that's not stopping 'Ye from performing around town. How Well Will Kanye West's 'Fantasy' Do First Week? It appears Kanye will be…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Rolls Out New Website to Celebrate His Hits, Fergie Dispels Solo Album Rumors

    November 12, 2010 5:48 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Debuts Glossy New Website to Celebrate His Greatest Hits Jay-Z recently unveiled a new website as a promotional push for his upcoming greatest hits album, "The Hits Collection," which hits retailers…

  11. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera to Get Star on Walk of Fame, 'Glee' to Gain Cast Member

    November 10, 2010 5:45 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Getting Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Christina Aguilera will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, Nov. 15. The singer is the 2,423rd start to receive a star on the Walk…

  12. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks 'Love the Way You Lie Part II,' Lady Gaga Becomes a College Course

    October 29, 2010 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Reunites with Eminem on 'Love The Way You Lie (Part II)' Eminem and Rihanna will follow their Hot 100-topping single "Love The Way You Lie" with a sequel set to appear on Rihanna's…

  13. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Preps For India Wedding, The Flaming Lips Playing 'Soft Bulletin' on New Year's

    October 20, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry and Russell Brand Prep For Wedding In India Katy Perry and fianceé Russell Brand arrived in India earlier this week and are rumored to be getting married in the country this weekend. Family members of…

  14. T.I. Sent Back to Jail for 11 Months

    October 15, 2010 4:53 PM EDT A federal judge revoked rapper T.I.'s probation Friday and ordered him back to prison for 11 months, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. The Atlanta native, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was in federal court here following his arrest last month in Los…

  15. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Possibly In Studio, Madonna Hates Actresses

    October 14, 2010 7:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Back in the Studio? The Beastie Boys may have resumed work on "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt 1," the new album that the hip-hop trio was working on before member Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was diagnosed…

  16. Lil Wayne Ask Fans For Music Suggestions, Wants To Be In Greece

    October 13, 2010 1:27 PM EDT After previously announcing he wouldn't be able to write any more letters after going into solitary confinement, Lil Wayne has surprised his fans with yet another letter from jail. Posted today (Oct. 13) on his Weezythanxyou.com blog site, Weezy explains the rules for punitive…

  17. Israeli Raid On Gaza-Bound Flotilla Draws Mixed Artist Reaction

    June 11, 2010 12:10 PM EDT When the Pixies canceled their first-ever performance in Israel just three days before a scheduled June 9 gig in Tel Aviv, the veteran indie rock band became the latest in a string of acts to call off shows in the Jewish state. The Pixies' decision came a week after an Israeli commando…

  18. Drake Faces Death in 'Find Your Love' Video

    May 11, 2010 11:42 AM EDT D rake's pursuit of a woman has deadly consequences in the video for his new single, "Find Your Love," which premiered at midnight on his October's Very Own blog and MTV. Video: Drake, "Find Your Love" Set in Jamaica, the Anthony Mandler-helmed video starts off…

  19. Gucci Mane To Get Early Release From Prison

    May 06, 2010 3:34 PM EDT Rapper Gucci Mane will be released next Wednesday (May 12) after serving six months of his one-year sentence at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, a source has confirmed. Gucci, born Radric Davis, was incarcerated last November, sentenced to 12 months in jail after violating terms of his…

  20. Diddy New Manager Of Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross?

    April 15, 2010 6:03 PM EDT Diddy may be busy trying to get his oft-delayed Dirty Money project, "Last Train To Paris," off the ground, but that hasn't stopped the ambitious mogul from making other prominent career moves. A source close to the entrepreneur/rapper has confirmed to Billboard.com that Diddy…

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