1. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  2. Britney Spears' Potential 'X Factor' Exit: How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 28, 2012 12:05 AM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A."Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel , rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread like wildfire on Thursday (Dec. 27), following a report from Us Weekly…

  3. Britney Spears Leaving 'X Factor'?: Report

    December 27, 2012 1:00 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn't working," said one source to the…

  4. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 21, 2012 11:05 AM EST Taylor Swift broke a longstanding record on Country Songs, as did Lil Wayne on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, new artists continued to break through. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Yesterday, we heralded…

  5. 'X Factor' Finale: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes Among Duet Partners

    December 18, 2012 9:30 AM EST As the "X Factor"'s remaining three competitors prepare for their final battle, they'll have a little professional help. Following suit with last year's tradition, each contestant will be joined by a celebrity musician for a star-powered duet. At a press conference…

  6. Demi Lovato Vows to Work with Fifth Harmony Post-'X Factor'

    December 17, 2012 8:38 PM EST "The X Factor" has set a lineup of duets for its final episodes this week, with Tate Stevens singing with Little Big Town , Carly Rose Sonenclar hooking up with LeAnn Rimes and girl group Fifth Harmony joining forces with one of the mentors, Demi Lovato . The teen quintet has…

  7. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol season eight runner-up as host to a lineup that…

  8. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprudent move. Reid made the first season of …

  9. Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Why Did 'Believe' Get Overlooked?

    December 06, 2012 2:10 PM EST An Analysis of the teen superstar's lack of nominations. No Bieber, no Grammys. It's a simple statement that became an obvious Twitter hashtag the instant that the 55th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday night (Dec. 5) and 18-year-old pop superstar Justin…

  10. Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull Added to VH1 Divas Lineup

    November 29, 2012 1:50 PM EST VH1 is expanding its roster of Diva-worthy performers, adding Kelly Clarkson , Pitbull , Melanie Fiona and Metric to the network's annual Divas show. The artists join previously announced performers Ciara , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks as they all pay…

  11. Ask Billboard: Songs Two Good Not To Be No. 1

    November 16, 2012 9:35 PM EST PSY's 'Gangnam Style' joins the list of memorable No. 2 Hot 100 hits; fun.'s 'Some Nights' does the same for No. 3-peaking songs; Demi Lovato's sales; and more soundtrack stopgap hits. A new "Ask Billboard" to cover such topics as PSY's "…

  12. Britney Spears 'Definitely' Returning to 'The X Factor'

    November 06, 2012 8:14 PM EST Baby, one more time? That's the message from Britney Spears , who told an interviewer at a red carpet event for "The X Factor" that she'll be returning to the show next season. "Yes, I definitely will," she said. Spears, a new judge this season along with Demi…

  13. L.A. Reid Hopes Britney, Demi Stick Around on 'X Factor'

    October 31, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Watch a Q&A With Reid and Demi Lovato on what surprised them about fellow judges Britney Spears and Simon Cowell. Have you ever wondered what the "X-Factor" judges think of themselves when looking out at competitive reality talent shows, such as "American Idol"? Simon …

  14. Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid Video Q&A: 'X Factor' Judges Talk Simon, TV and Shunning the 'Sexy Route'

    October 30, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Demi Lovato didn't pull any punches when the "desert island question" was popped at last week's Billboard Film & TV Music Conference in L.A., choosing Britney Spears over fellow "X Factor" judge Simon Cowell. "Simon would be the biggest diva on the…

  15. 'X Factor' Names Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez Co-Hosts

    October 16, 2012 9:31 PM EDT "X Factor" fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Only two weeks before season two enters live shows, it has been announced that the series' co-hosts will be Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Both TV personalities tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon, followed by a…

  16. Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid to Talk 'X Factor' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's "X Factor," will take part in an X Factor Q&A with her costar and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, taking…

  17. iHeartRadio 2012: No Doubt, Rihanna, Usher Rock Vegas on Day 1

    September 22, 2012 11:35 AM EDT "Go ahead and stare / and take a picture please / if you need,"and Demi Lovato , on separate occasions, as well as Olympian Ryan Lochte) and a giant onstage wall of photos and tweets posted and updated throughout the night, it was hard to walk away from the event (or turn it off on…

  18. Austin Mahone's 'Say Somethin' Video Sparks Return to Social 50 Chart

    September 21, 2012 8:18 PM EDT -year-old Internet sensation Austin Mahone makes a grand re-entry at No. 19 on Billboard's Social 50 chart following the release of his video for "Say Somethin." The clip roused his massive online fan base last week, garnering over 1.5 million YouTube views for the clip…

  19. Demi Lovato: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 7:10 PM EDT No. 3: Demi Lovato Last Year's Rank: 7 Birthdate: August 20, 1992 (Age 20) Why She's Hot: Far removed from the personal problems that threatened her career two years ago, Demi Lovato has used thesupport of her fans and some ubiquitous pop tunes to triumphantly rebound to the upper…

  20. Britney Spears Crushes Old Duet Partner in 'X Factor' Debut

    September 13, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Singer Offers Breathless Critiques Throughout Premiere: "You need a new teacher. To teach you how to sing" Britney Spears got down to business in her "X Factor" debut Wednesday night, dispensing blunt-but-fair rulings on some singers, cheery encouragement to others and…

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