1. Tony Bennett Expects Lady Gaga to Be 'As Big as Elvis'

    August 17, 2011 2:30 PM EDT As he prepares for the Sept. 20 release of his "Duets II" album, Tony Bennett promises "this will be the last one." But didn't he say that when he released the original "Duets: An American Classic" in 2006? "Well, I had no idea the first one was going…

  2. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 1

    August 12, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  3. The Academy Is...

    June 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's very hot outside but when I walk into an air-conditioned place, (which is pretty much all of USA) it freaks me out! Today I'm in San Antonio, Texas! It's been raining for most of the day and it's very humid! One of the biggest frustrations I have is, in America,…

  4. Stars Align For Bennett Birthday Album

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were undoubtedly still sleeping off the night before, Tony Bennett was doing what he does best: singing. By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were undoubtedly still sleeping off the night before…

  5. CHART BEAT

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mariah Carey, Secret Garden, "American Idol"/Queen and 50 Cent and B5. EMANCIPATED: For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, Mariah Carey is sitting in pole position on The Billboard 200. "The Emancipation of Mimi"…