1. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 5/21/2011

    May 21, 2011 12:50 PM 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 !) @drakkardnoir : Hov diss? Hov of all people has not lost it…

  2. Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations

    May 18, 2011 8:37 AM EDT Last year at the BET Awards, Chris Brown performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson . It marked the beginning of a comeback for the embattled pop star. This year, Brown is the top contender at the award show with six nominations. Brown is up for best male R&B artist, viewer's…

  3. John Walker, Walker Brothers Singer, Dies at 67

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers , one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told The Associated…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Tommy Shaw

    March 31, 2011 5:35 PM EDT ALL FOUR ONE: Thanks to a space-age love song, Katy Perry blasts into rarified chart air, as her "Teenage Dream" album becomes only the ninth set to generate four No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history. The collection's fourth single, "E.T.,"…

  5. Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello, Furthur to Headline Gathering of the Vibes 2011

    March 14, 2011 10:00 AM EDT J ane's Addiction , Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead spin-offs Furthur and Rhythm Devils headline the initial announcement of artists for the 16th annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival, which will take place July 21-24 in Bridgeport, Conn. Given that the festival was created to…

  6. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Avenged Sevenfold, Elton John

    March 10, 2011 10:58 AM EST Bon Jovi dominates this week's Hot Tours chart with over $27 million in box office grosses reported from the first 10 venues on its 2011 tour. Dates are booked through the end of July with a summer leg planned for Europe, but the band began the year in North America with a sold out…

  7. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 08, 2011 1:05 PM EST An era of tight playlists leaves little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott has fashioned an enviably fortuitous career as host of "The Lost 45s," airing "records you never thought you'd hear…

  8. North Mississippi Allstars' 'Keys' Album Inspired by 'Brutal' Family Upheaval

    February 01, 2011 10:19 AM EST Luther Dickinson says the North Mississippi Allstars ' new "Keys to the Kingdom" was "in lot of ways the easiest record I've ever made," even though it was spurred by one of the worst periods of his life. Dickinson came up with most of the material for the group&…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  10. Pink Knew Her 'F**kin' Perfect' Video Would 'Ruffle Some Feathers'

    January 21, 2011 12:25 PM EST Choosing to title her new single "F**kin' Perfect" and then open its video with graphic depictions of sex and bloody scenarios of cutting and suicide, P!nk knew her latest projects would ignite controversy. And that's just the way she wants it, because in this particular…

  11. Hot Tours: Clouseau , Phish, Prince

    January 20, 2011 5:10 PM EST Belgian pop group Clouseau takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings with box office totals reported from its nine-show engagement at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium during December. 2010 was the 10th consecutive year that the band played multiple concerts in the 20,000…

  12. American Idol's Top 10 Wackiest Auditions

    January 19, 2011 3:25 PM EST Over the span of nine seasons, "American Idol" has become a full-on cultural phenomenon and gifted the world with such music stars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert. But we all know there's a flip side to that coin: "Idol's" so-bad-they're…

  13. YouTube Phenom 50 Tyson Recording Follow-up to 'I Ain't Gonna Lie' Mixtape

    January 17, 2011 3:35 PM EST Since first posting amateur YouTube videos in 2009, 50 Tyson has been the target of online disses and jokes -- even parodied by comedian Kevin Hart. While a fair share of people have praised the rapper for his determination, others have blogged about whether the Minneapolis native is being…

  14. Girl's Hair Catches On Fire At Diddy Party (When Sexy Goes Wrong)

    December 16, 2010 10:40 AM EST Diddy hosted a live ustream album release party on Tuesday (Dec. 14) for the release of his "Last Train To Paris" album, and while the cameras were rolling, a young lady's hair caught on fire. So much for trying to be sexy in the jacuzzi. Watch the clip below. Video: Girl'…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to begin. Although Pink told Ellen that her doctor…

  16. Pink Celebrates Motherhood, 'Greatest Hits'

    November 23, 2010 11:41 AM EST While Pink's impending motherhood is garnering her plenty of ink, she's got something else to celebrate -- 10 years in the music business. The 31-year-old singer recently released "Greatest Hits ... So Far!!!" that chronicles her growth from a potent, big-voiced R&B…

  17. Pink Confirms Pregnancy, Shows Off Baby Bump on 'Ellen'

    November 17, 2010 10:47 AM EST The rumors are rumors no more -- Pink is pregnant, the pop star confirmed in an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" set to air Wednesday (Nov. 17). Pink let DeGeneres feel her growing baby bump during the show and said, "I'm eating for two these days." She added…

  18. Pink Is Pregnant: Report

    November 10, 2010 12:15 PM EST P ink is rumored to be pregnant, less than a week before her "Greatest Hits... So Far!!!" compilation hits stores. According to Us Weekly , the 31-year-old pop singer (real name: Alecia Moore) is expecting her first child with husband of four years, Carey Hart. A source close to…

  19. Ozzy, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock Join 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT Cable television's talking heads were the primary targets of Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, which drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. From video montages of news programs' doomsday prophecies to introducing citizens who remained "rational" under…

  20. Crowded House / July 19, 2010 / New York

    July 20, 2010 4:00 PM EDT Neil Finn has begun sporting a mustache. And as the Crowded House frontman confided to the band's audience Monday night at New York's Bowery Ballroom, the public response hasn't been kind. "A review the other day basically said I looked more like the head waiter on the…

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