1. Hooked: Katy Perry Is Pretty in Pink & Kanye Heads East to London Fashion Week

    September 20, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Katy Perry Is Pretty in Pink The "Firework" hitmaker is pretty in pink on the cover of InStyle's October issue. The singer rocks a delicious pastel pink hairdo both on the cover and in the mag. Hot off…

  2. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  3. Ellie Goulding on Hayley Williams: 'She Helped Me Sing Quite a Bit'

    August 17, 2011 6:50 PM EDT "Last time around I wasn't quite prepared for an American tour," Ellie Goulding told Billboard.com at our backstage Lollapalooza tent. "But this time I know what to expect, I know how much sleep I need to get, I know how I need to not drink, and it's all good."…

  4. Green Day Debuts Amy Winehouse Tribute, 'Amy,' at California Show

    August 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Along with playing a slew of previously unheard tracks, Green Day honored the late Amy Winehouse by debuting a new song, "Amy," at their "secret" show in Costa Mesa, Calif., last Thursday (Aug. 11). Three days later, the band posted the full lyrics to the song on its…

  5. Photos: Backstage Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits

    August 08, 2011 11:05 AM EDT We all know onstage antics are in not short supply at Lollapalooza, but the backstage scene is not different. Whether you're among the crowd of nearly 100,000 packing it in at Chicago's Grant Park this weekend, or you're at home watching the action online, we all love a little…

  6. Lollapalooza 2011 : 13 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 07, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Lollapalooza's 20th Anniversary fest rolled into its second day yesterday (Aug. 6) with a bright, hot sun coming from behind the clouds as Cee Lo rocked Journey , Ween forgot where they were and Ellie Goulding had to dodge a hug-happy stagecrasher. But it got even better at night as…

  7. Amy Winehouse: Stars Mourn with Songs & Statements

    July 25, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Without a doubt, Amy Winehouse's influence across the music world has been felt in the days following her passing. Amy Winehouse Found Dead in London | Celebs Mourn on Twitter Photos: Amy's Greatest Moments | Amy Winehouse Chart History Musicians ranging from rock, rap and pop…

  8. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 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. PEN PALS: READERS…

  9. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  10. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video, 'Glee' Cast to Graduate

    June 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video Britney Spears has debuted 30 seconds of the video for her latest "Femme Fatale" single, "I Wanna Go." In the Chris Marrs Piliero-directed clip…

  11. Jeff The Brotherhood 'Champion' With New Album

    June 19, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Some fathers build treehouses with their kids. Robert Ellis Orrall built a record label. Nearly a decade ago, songwriter/musician Orrall founded Infinity Cat Recordings in Nashville with his sons Jake and Jamin, then 16 and 14. Soon after the boys began working to put out other bands'…

  12. The Decemberists' Hiatus Overblown, Says Colin Meloy

    June 13, 2011 4:26 PM EDT Colin Meloy is known for his brainy wordplay but there are two words he'd like to have back: "Long hiatus." Those words, uttered in an interview, rippled across the Twitterverse and left many with the impression that Meloy's band, The Decemberists , are breaking up.…

  13. Ask Billboard: Which Superstars Have Yet To Hit No. 1?

    June 03, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 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. WHICH SUPERSTARS…

  14. Uncharted Territory: Supersubmarina Returns, Maddi Jane "Rolls in the Deep"

    June 03, 2011 5:51 PM EDT Back in the top 10 on Uncharted, the Chucky-masked DJ BL3ND (No. 1) and YouTube cover star Tyler Ward hold their respective places (No. 5). In the meantime, Traphik (No. 3 up to No. 2), Laura Roppe (No. 4 down to No. 6), Your Favorite Enemies (No. 9 up to No. 7), Otenki (No. 6 down to No. 8),…

  15. Billboard Bits: Selena Gomez Cuts Out Pink Horses, 'Glee's' Jane Lynch Hosting Emmys

    June 02, 2011 8:01 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Selena Gomez Cuts Pinks Horses from Music Video After Selena Gomez was criticized for using pink-painted horses while filming the music video for "Love You Like a Love Song" last month, the tinted animals…

  16. Fleet Foxes Debut at No. 2 on U.K. Chart, Ellie Goulding Climbs

    May 09, 2011 8:32 AM EDT For the 14th time in the 15 weeks since its release, Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) tops the U.K. album chart, outselling Fleet Foxes ' new entry at No. 2, "Helplessness Blues" (Bella Union) by 70%, according to the Official Charts Company. "Party Rock Anthem…

  17. Michael Bolton Makes Waves on 'SNL' With Lonely Island's 'Jack Sparrow'

    May 08, 2011 10:20 PM EDT UK electro-pop songstress Ellie Goulding may have been the musical guest on last night's (May 7) "Saturday Night Live," but Michael Bolton stole the show. Appearing in the SNL Digital Short "Jack Sparrow" alongside the Lonely Island, Bolton did a lot more than just…

  18. Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding, Calls Tina Fey Her 'Favorite Lady Ever'

    May 06, 2011 6:13 PM EDT "I could write, literally, an essay on this," Ellie Goulding proclaims in the midst of a discussion about pop singers versus Pop Stars. "What used to happen was there was a rivalry between pop artists, but I've spoken to so many female singers now, and everyone seems to be…

  19. Billboard Bits: Wiz Khalifa Denies Kanye Feud, Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding Performance

    May 02, 2011 7:23 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wiz Khalifa Denies Feud With Kanye West Recent reports pitting Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West against each other -- over an Amber Rose-related feud -- are false, according to Khalifa. Rumors suggested that Wiz…

  20. Ellie Goulding to Play Private Royal Wedding Reception: Report

    April 28, 2011 10:28 AM EDT British musical talent Ellie Goulding will play at the private Royal Wedding reception evening to an audience of the Royal family and guests, BBC's Newsbeat reported Thursday (Apr. 28). The teenage singer/songwriter who had her biggest chart hit last year with a cover of Elton John'…

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