1. Eminem Eyeing Another Movie Role in Fox Crime Thriller

    January 07, 2011 9:12 AM EST Nine years after making his film debut in "8 Mile," Eminem could be returning to the big screen. The rapper plans to star in a crime thriller, "Random Acts of Violence," for 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project has been in development at Fox…

  2. Lady Gaga Unveils Polaroid 'Grey Label' Line at CES 2011

    January 06, 2011 9:26 PM EST L ady Gaga proved the star of the first official day of CES 2011 on Thursday (Jan. 6), taking the stage in the Polaroid booth to unveil a line of products she helped design. The Polaroid booth was jammed with throngs of fans, press, and passer-bys who just stood around to see what was going…

  3. Eminem, Drake Lead Rap Sales Surge in 2010

    January 06, 2011 6:15 PM EST While there was plenty of dispiriting news in Nielsen SoundScan's year-end numbers for 2010 , there were a couple of bright spots: For one, rap music made a big comeback last year, driven by the top-selling album of the year, Eminem's "Recovery," and the non-traditional…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Skillz , born Shaquan Lewis, scores…

  5. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Pops Back to No. 1 on Hot 100

    January 06, 2011 11:00 AM EST After ducking out of the way of Bruno Mars ' "Grenade" last week, Katy Perry 's "Firework" returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit for a fourth cumulative frame. Perry's inextinguishable track ranks at No. 2 on both Digital Songs with 398,000 downloads (down…

  6. Eminem's 'Recovery' Is 2010's Best-Selling Album; Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Top Digital Song

    January 05, 2011 5:00 PM EST E minem 's comeback reached another landmark today, as his "Recovery" LP was officially confirmed as the United States' best-selling album of 2010, with 3.42 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The MC had previously nabbed the top-selling album of the year…

  7. Rick Ross Announces Album Title, Reveals Drake-Assisted Single

    January 04, 2011 10:20 AM EST Rick Ross called the Power 105.1 morning show, The Breakfast Club, and revealed the title of his upcoming album, "God Forgives, I Don't," as well as his new track, "Made Men," featuring Drake . Audio: Rick Ross announces album title, new track Audio: Rick Ross feat.…

  8. Rihanna's 'Loud' Hits No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    January 03, 2011 11:08 AM EST R ihanna's "Loud" album (Def Jam/Universal) achieved its first week at No. 1 on the U.K.'s first sales charts of 2011, as Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the singles survey. There was more good…

  9. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 11/27/10

    January 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST 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 !) @justinbieber : dear youtube...we started this journey and…

  10. New Year's Eve 2011: 10 Best TV Performances

    January 01, 2011 11:29 AM EST New Year's Eve was an awesome night for music on TV, with everyone from Nicki Minaj "Save Me" (New Year's Eve with Carson Daly) Taio Cruz "Higher"/"Dynamite" (Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve) Drake "Fancy" (Dick Clark's…

  11. Bruno Mars Maneuvers to Top of Hot 100

    December 29, 2010 4:11 PM EST B runo Mars becomes the first male act in over 13 years to take his first two charting radio singles as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Thursday (Dec. 30), as "Grenade" diffuses Katy Perry 's three-week run at the top with "Firework" (1…

  12. Watch: One of Teena Marie's Last Interviews

    December 29, 2010 12:49 PM EST Most knew Teena Marie for her hits throughout the 1980s, but Lady T recorded music up until the end of her life, including her successful 2009 album, "Congo Square." In one of Teena Marie's final interviews, which was filmed in October 2010, the legendary songstress discussed…

  13. Take That, 'X Factor' Winner Matt Cardle Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2010 10:50 AM EST T ake That 's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added another 430,000 sales last week, according to the Official Chart Company, to continue its reign on the final U.K. album chart of 2010. "X Factor" winner Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (Syco Music/Sony…

  14. Jamie Foxx Says Daughter Helped His Music Career

    December 23, 2010 11:53 AM EST Call her the guardian angel for Jamie Foxx's music career. The Oscar and Grammy winner said Tuesday his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music. "When I first started I was doing this little slow music, you know, just R&B ... and my…

  15. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Stays Atop Hot 100, Lil Wayne Cracks Top 10

    December 23, 2010 11:00 AM EST K aty Perry 's "Firework" continues to light up the Hot 100 at No. 1, leading the chart for a third consecutive week and continuing its climb up the Radio Songs chart, where it takes the Airplay Gainer tag with a 6-3 move on the airplay list (119.3 million, up 20%, according to…

  16. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 4

    December 22, 2010 4:05 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  17. Music's 15 Best & Worst Fashions Of 2010

    December 22, 2010 1:00 PM EST Niki Schwan, the stylist who brought the world some of | Drake At Lil Wayne's Post-Jail Party NIKI SCHWAN: "I worked with The 'Glee' Cast's School-Days Look NIKI SCHWAN: "I think Leighton Meester's "Somebody To Love" Video NIKI SCHWAN: "I don&…

  18. Drake Gets Questioned About Rihanna, Again, Talks Lil Wayne

    December 21, 2010 11:56 AM EST Say what you must about Drake, but dude is a good sport during interviews. Aubrey "Drake" Graham sat down with the crew from Wild 94.9 JV's morning show and they grilled him, again, about the possibilities of hooking up with Rihanna now that she's allegedly single again …

  19. Justin Bieber Confirms Rascal Flatts Collaboration for New Album

    December 20, 2010 12:20 PM EST After releasing a single with Ludacris , getting remixed by Kanye West and hanging with Drake , Justin Bieber is briefly setting aside his hip-hop ties to explore country music. Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox has revealed that the country group has recorded a song with the pop star. "…

  20. 'X Factor' Winner Earns No. 1 U.K. Christmas Song

    December 20, 2010 9:04 AM EST T ake That maintained their album chart supremacy on the U.K.'s last sales charts before the holiday, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added 330,000 new sales to take its five-week total to 1.44m. Matt Cardle, who won the Dec. 12 final of "The X Factor," duly…

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