1. 'Glee' Gets Sick Over Ke$ha, Blames It 'On the Alcohol'

    February 23, 2011 12:10 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 22) episode of "Glee" was one big party, but was probably not suited to some of the show's younger Gleeks. When underage drinking becomes a problem at McKinley High, Principal Figgins declares "Alcohol Awareness Week" and commissions the New…

  2. 'Glee' Catches Bieber Fever

    February 16, 2011 12:25 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 15) episode of " Glee " mounted a huge salute to the hoodie-clad Justin Bieber , but ended the episode on a more rock note, "Sing"-ing out My Chemical Romance. Sue stages a "sue-icide" with gummy vitamins, leading Will and Emma to believe…

  3. Ask Billboard: Britney Spears' '3' Decades of No. 1s

    February 11, 2011 7:25 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. BRITNEY SPEARS&…

  4. Uncharted Territory: Jamie Lynn Noon Jumps to No. 2, Girl Talk Moves In

    February 04, 2011 6:11 PM EST For the third week in a row, Southern California rapper Traphik tops Billboard Uncharted , our weekly ranking of emerging artists who have yet to appear on a major Billboard chart but are mapping new territory in online fan engagement. During the chart week, Traphik, known for his clever…

  5. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 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. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

  6. Justin Bieber's Shadow Hovers Over 'American Idol' Milwaukee Auditions

    January 26, 2011 10:56 PM EST "American Idol" continues to treat its youngest auditioners extra kindly, as Wednesday night's (Jan. 26) episode showcasing the Milwaukee, Wis., tryouts saw every single 15-year-old getting a golden ticket to Hollywood, according to host Ryan Seacrest. From Thia Megia, a…

  7. 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…

  8. Bruno Mars Earns Second U.K. No. 1 with 'Grenade'

    January 17, 2011 1:24 PM EST B runo Mars won his second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Sunday) with "Grenade" (Elektra//Warner Music), recording the highest sales total for a January release in the market for 15 years. "Grenade" sold close to 150,000 units last week, according to the Official…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Invests in Brooklyn Chicken Joint, Wyclef and Pras Make Peace

    January 11, 2011 6:53 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Invests In Brooklyn Chicken Restaurant Jay-Z's new release with Kanye West may be called "H.A.M.," but the rapper seems to have chicken on the mind. The mogul has invested in Buffalo Boss , a…

  10. Josh Groban Plots Tour, Says of Kanye Twitter Parody: 'I Think He Got the Joke'

    January 07, 2011 7:00 AM EST J osh Groban is starting to plan a world tour to promote his new album, "Illuminations," but he may just have to make some room for those musical recitations of Kanye West tweets that have become a viral sensation since he did them on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "…

  11. Billboard Bits: Taio Cruz To Perform 'Imagine' On NYE, Bieber Launches 'JustBeats' Headphones

    December 10, 2010 5:54 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taio Cruz to Perform John Lennon's 'Imagine' on New Year's Eve Taio Cruz will become the first artist to do a live performance of John Lennon 's "Imagine" when he takes on the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Mack Maine Talks 'Carter IV' First Single, Rihanna Announces Fall 2011 UK Tour

    December 07, 2010 6:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mack Maine: Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' First Single is '6'7"' Rapper Mack Maine has revealed that the first single to Lil Wayne 's much-anticipated next album, "Tha Carter…

  13. Sick Puppies Ride Touring, Free Hugs to Success

    December 02, 2010 11:30 AM EST A combination of hard work and free hugs is helping Australian rockers Sick Puppies sniff out growing success in the United States. The band has toured the United States relentlessly since relocating from Sydney to Los Angeles, playing more than 600 shows since its March 2007 domestic debut. …

  14. 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…

  15. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Discuss Marriage, Addiction on 'Oprah'

    November 30, 2010 5:00 PM EST Country star Keith Urban and his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, stopped by " Oprah " yesterday (Nov. 29) and opened up about details of their relationship -- many of which centered around Urban's past addiction to drugs and alcohol, and how Kidman's insistent love helped to…

  16. Christina Aguilera Sends Support to Single Moms on 'Ellen'

    November 22, 2010 12:02 PM EST C hristina Aguilera opened up on the " Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday (Nov. 19) about everything from her recent divorce, her upcoming film debut in "Burlesque," and even the pros of turning thirty. Aguilera spoke a bit about the split and her son Max, referring to him as…

  17. Paramore's Hayley Williams Plays With Poison in 'Playing God'

    November 17, 2010 3:00 PM EST Just when you thought rock outfit Paramore couldn't release yet another single off last fall's "Brand New Eyes," the band does just that -- and makes a telling music video to match. Video: Paramore, "Playing God" "Brand New Eyes," the band's third…

  18. Lykke Li Reveals Darkly Provocative Video for 'Get Some'

    November 16, 2010 5:15 PM EST Swedish songstress Lykke Li revealed her music video for latest single "Get Some" this week, and the clip seems to address more than her lyrics suggest. Video: Lykke Li, "Get Some" Li's video is an edgy yet psychedelic clip that goes well beyond her lyrical theme, and…

  19. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Rolls Out New Website to Celebrate His Hits, Fergie Dispels Solo Album Rumors

    November 12, 2010 5:48 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Debuts Glossy New Website to Celebrate His Greatest Hits Jay-Z recently unveiled a new website as a promotional push for his upcoming greatest hits album, "The Hits Collection," which hits retailers…

  20. Slash, AC/DC, Rolling Stones Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC , the Rolling Stones , Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a performance from Florida's Alter Bridge ,…

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