1. Billboard Bits: Willow Smith Previews New '21st Century Girl' Song, Baby Spice Gets Engaged

    January 24, 2011 6:28 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Willow Debuts New Song Clip, Previews Video Shoot Willow Smith is set to follow up her hit single "Whip My Hair" with "21st Century Girl," a pulsating new track previewed in a new 16-second clip…

  2. Don Kirshner, Legendary Music Exec, Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 11:53 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshner was much more than that, a songwriter,…

  3. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SHOCK AND AWARDS…

  4. Watch: Marie Osmond Discusses Son's Suicide on 'Oprah'

    November 12, 2010 1:00 PM EST M arie Osmond opened up about her adopted son Michael's suicide for the first time on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" yesterday (Nov. 11). Video: Marie Osmond Opens Up About Her Son's Suicide on "Oprah" Osmond's son jumped to his death from the roof of his…

  5. Marie Osmond Opens Up to Oprah About Son's Suicide

    November 10, 2010 3:53 PM EST M arie Osmond tells Oprah Winfrey her son's suicide was "probably the hardest thing" she's been through. In quotes provided Wednesday by Harpo Productions, Osmond says it was a "calculated decision" for her to return to work within weeks of her son's death…

  6. POTW: Justin Bieber, President Obama, Drake

    October 15, 2010 2:23 PM EDT Justin Bieber got a gold plaque, Obama joined BET and MTV viewers, Drake posed with cheering cheerleaders, Reba McIntyre and Loretta Lynn got glammed up, Common , Vado and Donnis rocked Diesel, Taio Cruz and Demi Lovato shared a chuckle, Bobby Brown , Mike Posner , Ron Isley and Eryka Badu…

  7. Nas Pens Angry Letter To Def Jam Execs?

    October 07, 2010 12:18 PM EDT Rapper Nas allegedly wrote an email to executives at his label, Def Jam, demanding the release of his "Lost Tapes Vol. 2" album. The set, the sequel to 2002's "Lost Tapes," has apparently been shelved for a while and, if released now, won't count on his deal,…

  8. Donnis Talks About Rap Career On 'Diesel' Clip

    September 27, 2010 5:45 PM EDT We're feeling really good about Donnis ... and he's a little handsome one, too, isn't he? Common and Diesel have partnered for "Diesel Presents... Only The Brave," a video series highlighting the lives of four up-and-coming artists, one of which is Donnis. Check out…

  9. Spike Lee to Direct John Legend, the Roots Live Webcast

    September 14, 2010 2:10 PM EDT Spike Lee will direct a live webcast of a concert featuring John Legend and the Roots . The concert, to be held in New York on Sept. 23, is the second part of "Unstaged," a live concert series presented by American Express Co. The first was an Arcade Fire concert, whose webcast in…

  10. Exclusive Audio: Vado, 'Ain't A Thing To Me'

    September 13, 2010 1:15 PM EDT He might've not made XXL's Freshman class this year, but Vado's definitely been on The Juice's radar.... way before the Juice even launched. AINT A THANG TO ME by Vado by billboard Here, the Harlem MC gives Juice readers an exclusive listen to his track, "Ain't A…

  11. Common and Diesel to Toast Upcoming Hip-Hop Acts

    August 24, 2010 2:22 PM EDT Rapper Common has joined forces with Diesel's Only The Brave fragrance to celebrate the next faces of hip-hop. Up and coming rappers Nipsey Hussle, Big Sean, Vado and Donnis will be featured in "Diesel Presents... Only The Brave," a video series that will follow the four…

  12. Dwele, "W.ants W.orld W.omen (W.W.W.)"

    July 30, 2010 4:40 PM EDT Dwele - Kanye West 's vocal wingman ("Power," "Flashing Lights") and McDonald's McCafe pitchman-thematically expands his horizons on "W.ants W.orld W.omen (W.W.W.)" Dividing his fourth album into three distinct sections, the Grammy Award-nominated…

  13. John Legend, The Roots Team Up for 'Wake Up!'

    June 24, 2010 3:04 PM EDT R&B singer John Legend and The Roots band have joined for the release of "Wake Up!" available through Sony Music on September 21, 2010. The set, inspired by the Presidential election campaign of 2008, will feature soulful music from the 60s and 70s with hopes of inspiring change…

  14. Dwele Expands Soul Vision On 'W.W.W.'

    June 21, 2010 3:49 AM EDT Soul stylist Dwele has no problem with the "baby-making music I've been giving people" since he started releasing albums nationally in 2003. But he had a more ambitious vision for his new "W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.)," which is due out on June 29. "I felt…

  15. Aretha Franklin Wows Apollo Theater Ceremony

    June 15, 2010 4:39 PM EDT Aretha Frankin surprised a packed Apollo Theater last night (June 14) with an impromptu performance as she was inducted into the legendary venue's hall of fame. Franklin and Michael Jackson (posthumously) were honored, while Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were awarded for their…

  16. Billboard Bits: Big Boi, Lollapalooza, Donnie Klang, Daniel Lanois and More

    June 08, 2010 6:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. The Lollapalooza schedule was revealed today: Soundgarden or Arcade Fire? The xx or Gogol Bordello? Lady Gaga or The Strokes? Start choosing now . --- Former 'Making The Band' contestant Donnie Klang has…

  17. 'Twilight,' Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera Shine at MTV Movie Awards

    June 07, 2010 9:00 AM EDT The hunks from "Twilight." A girl-on-girl kiss. Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera in skimpy costumes. The MTV Movie Awards were all they could be Sunday. Photos: MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet The irreverent pop-culture celebration, which honors the year's films in quirky…

  18. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 5/8/2010

    May 08, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @ladygaga : lady gaga + steven klein= une Pièce de…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/24/10

    April 24, 2010 10:36 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @iamdiddy (Diddy): Me+Mark Wahlberg driving a racecar down…

  20. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    April 20, 2010 11:05 AM EDT THE POWER OF MADONNA: What better way to count down the minutes to tonight's Madonna -centric episode of "Glee" than to celebrate the anniversary of one of the icon's biggest weeks on Billboard's pages. Madonna rose to the top of the Billboard 200 this week in 1989…

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