1. Charice Dishes On Return to 'Glee,' Bruno Mars-Penned New Single

    April 18, 2011 2:57 PM EDT C harice returns to "Glee" tomorrow night (Apr. 19) to perform "All By Myself," but any future involvement in the Fox show is up in the air. "I have no idea what's going to happen," Charice said during a conference call held Monday morning in Los Angeles.…

  2. 'Glee's' Darren Criss: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 15, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Darren Criss is giving himself a headache. The How creatively fulfilling is it to record a "Glee" album? Considering I didn't ever expect what happened, I'm certainly grateful for it. I can't believe they've decided to make an album out of all this stuff. My mom…

  3. Boney James Has New Team, Label and Album Post Car Accident

    March 27, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Last spring, Boney James was wondering if he'd ever play his sax again. As he sat in traffic on a Los Angeles highway, his car was rear-ended by a drunk driver. While the vehicle was totaled, James was lucky: He suffered a fractured jaw and lost two teeth. Almost a year later, James says…

  4. 'Glee' Announces 'Live! In Concert!' Tour Dates

    February 08, 2011 11:49 AM EST "G lee " is hitting the road again in the spring, the show announced today (Feb. 8) -- but this time they're doing it bigger and better, upgrading from theaters to arenas and upping the number of shows to 16. The trek, which will feature new cast members Darren Criss (Blaine)…

  5. American Music Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2010 11:18 PM EST You saw will.i.am's Lego hat while you were in your living room chilling on the couch -- but what did people at the 2010 American Music Awards catch behind the scenes at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles? Here, Billboard gives you the scoop on 10 things you didn't see on TV:…

  6. 'Glee' Signs Darren Criss As Series Regular

    November 15, 2010 3:27 PM EST Gleeks rejoice: Darren Criss has officially signed on to become a series regular on "Glee" for the show's second and third seasons. Criss made waves last week with his portrayal of Blaine, a gay student at a rival high school who forms a fast friendship with Kurt, played on the…

  7. 'Glee' Newcomer Darren Criss Reflects on His 'Dream' Week

    November 13, 2010 10:53 AM EST It's been one hell of a week for Darren Criss, whose debut on "Glee" Tuesday (Nov. 9) has been followed by Internet adulation, rumors of becoming a regular character on the show -- and his rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" is on track to becoming the show…

  8. 'My Dick' Rises To Become First Charting Student Musical

    March 18, 2010 7:14 PM EDT For the first time in memory -- and quite possibly ever -- a student-produced college musical's cast recording debuts on a Billboard chart. And the student show album that takes the honor is the, ahem, cheeky "Me And My Dick" from a troupe at the University of Michigan. Kudos…

  9. Vampire Weekend Announces 'Contra' Tour Dates

    January 05, 2010 12:17 PM EST New York indie rockers Vampire Weekend have announced that they'll be criss-crossing North America and heading to Europe this winter and spring in support of sophomore album "Contra," due Jan. 12 on XL Recordings. Following a performance on "The Late Show With David…

  10. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf raved on for six hours with a contingent of…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  13. Britney Confirms VMA Performance, Mobile Deal

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has made good on weeks of speculation by confirming she will open the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (Sept. 9). Britney Spears has made good on weeks of speculation by confirming she will open the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (Sept. 9).…

  14. Billboard Bits: VH1 Rock Honors, Frank Black, Willie Nelson

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Keane and Gretchen Wilson will perform as part of the second VH1 Rock Honors, to be taped May 12 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center for broa Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Keane and Gretchen Wilson will…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce enlists a quintet of top producers for her sophomore "B-Day" celebration, Audioslave unveils album number three and Hem overcomes adversity in this week's Hot Product. A retrospective from the newly reformed Alice In Chains, "The Essential Alice in Chains" …

  17. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Godsmack/Criss Angel, Tritt, World Party

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Godsmack/Criss Angel, Tritt, World Party Godsmack's Sully Erna and illusionist Criss Angel are working on a new trick. The two have taken the theme song from Angel's popular A&E series, "Mindfreak," and are reworking it for Angel's forthcoming Koch Records…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  20. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and media…

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