1. Freshman Haze: Chipmunk

    August 12, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Grime music has birthed big stars, such as Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal . Chipmunk is next up to bat. From rhyming on pirate radio sets in his early teenage years to now being one of the most successful urban acts in the UK, Chipmunk has achieved a lot in his 20-year-old life. Chipmunk has…

  2. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier today. SwagSec still maintains control of…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste, Blondie to Release New Album

    May 19, 2011 6:19 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste Of Upcoming Album First came "Calgary," the first single off Bon Iver's upcoming album, and now Justin Vernon fans can get a taste of the sophomore set through its lyrics…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Addresses Record Deal, Dating Rumors

    April 11, 2011 7:12 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Idol's" Pia Toscano Denies Record Deal, Dating Rumors While online rumors have circled that "American Idol" castoff Pia Toscano has inked a record deal with Interscope ("Idol"…

  5. Rihanna Scores Euro Albums, Singles Chart Double

    November 26, 2010 10:57 AM EST Rihanna scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Loud" (Def Jam/Universal), and makes it a double by starting a fourth week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal). "Loud" enters at No. 1 in…

  6. 5 Must-See Moments at the 2010 MTV European Music Awards

    November 08, 2010 2:00 PM EST The MTV European Music Awards 2010, held this weekend (Nov. 7) in Madrid, were stacked with powerhouse performances -- including Linkin Park , B.o.B. and Paramore 's Hayley Williams, and Miley Cyrus -- and memorable moments. Billboard.com counts down our top five favorites. Photos: MTV…

  7. Bruno Mars Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100, Taylor Swift Sets Debut Record

    October 14, 2010 11:02 AM EDT B runo Mars remains at No. 1 for a fourth week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just the Way You Are," aided by a surge to the top (2-1) on Radio Songs (139.5 million listener impressions, up 9%). "Just the Way You Are," which led Hot Digital Songs for two non-consecutive…

  8. Shakira Goes 'Loca' in New Video

    September 29, 2010 12:00 PM EDT S hakira released her fun new video for "Loca" today (Sept. 29), suggesting with it that she enjoys roller skating and having fun with her fans on the beach. Sounds like a summer fantasy, but, you know, in late September. Video: Shakira, "Loca" In the sunny video for "…

  9. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  10. The xx Benefits From Mercury Sales Surge

    September 08, 2010 4:40 PM EDT The London electronic/alt-rock trio the xx has already benefited from winning the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize . The televised coverage of the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night (Sept. 7) on BBC Two had an immediate impact on the albums chart. The xx Wins 2010…

  11. The xx Wins 2010 Mercury Prize

    September 07, 2010 7:03 PM EDT T he xx has won the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for its debut album, xx" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). The £20,000 ($31,000) prize was presented to the alt-rock trio at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Sept. 7). The result was screened live on BBC Two, along with…

  12. Dizzee Rascal 'Honored' to Work on Shakira's 'Loca' Single

    September 07, 2010 1:00 PM EDT U.K. rap star Dizzee Rascal may take home his second Barclayard Mercury Prize, this time for his fourth album "Tongue N' Cheek," when the prestigious British award is handed out in London tonight (Sept. 7). Although a win would make him the first artist to notch two Mercury…

  13. The XX, Paul Weller Lead Mercury Betting

    September 07, 2010 12:25 PM EDT T he XX are back as favorites to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in London tonight (Sept. 7) with their debut "XX" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). Their betting odds with bookmaker William Hill are evens. The £20,000 ($31,000) prize goes to album of the year from a U.K. or Irish act,…

  14. The xx, Dizzee Rascal Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 20, 2010 10:24 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut have made the shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, along with albums from the xx, Dizzee Rascal and Corinne Bailey Rae. The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue the…

  15. Grace Jones, Roxy Music Headline London's Lovebox Fest

    July 19, 2010 8:55 AM EDT Grace Jones closed the U.K.'s Lovebox festival in London with a typically flamboyant performance. The veteran Jamaican-born dance artist topped the bill on the final day (July 18) of the festival in Victoria Park, London. Lovebox, which launched in 2002, expanded from two to three days…

  16. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "probably the greatest live act in the world today…

  17. Eminem Scores Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album

    June 28, 2010 8:16 AM EDT Eminem achieved his sixth U.K. No. 1 album with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) and Katy Perry surged straight to the top of the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI) in new sales data unveiled by the Official Chart Company. "Recovery" is the…

  18. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 6:34 AM EDT Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to Michael Jackson , who died almost exactly a…

  19. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 7:44 AM EDT The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shout For…

  20. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singles market. K'naan 's "Wavin&…

Pages