1. Prince's Super Bowl-Weekend Concert Cancelled At Last Minute

    February 05, 2011 8:17 PM EST P rince's Super Bowl-weekend concert was a Super Bust. The superstar was supposed to perform Friday night at TheEvent, a concert with Erykah Badu that was to be a fundraiser for The Goss-Michael Foundation, the art group founded by George Michael and his longtime partner, Kenny Goss. But…

  2. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Rocks Frizzy Hair in 'S&M' Video, Joe Jonas Admires Daft Punk

    January 20, 2011 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Shows Off Frizzy Hair in New Pic from 'S&M' Video Shoot Rihanna shared a photo from the set of her "S&M" music video yesterday (Jan. 19) after excitedly discussing the video…

  3. Coachella 2011 Lineup Announced: Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Strokes Headlining

    January 19, 2011 1:00 AM EST K ings of Leon , Arcade Fire , Kanye West and the Strokes will rock the Indio, Ca. desert this year as the headliners of the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The full lineup for the annual festival, which takes place April 15-17 this year, was revealed on the official Coachella…

  4. 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…

  5. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  6. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  7. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

    December 15, 2010 2:35 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,"…

  8. Eminem's 'Recovery' Earns the Rapper Top Spot On R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    December 10, 2010 4:38 PM EST During the past 12 months, the R&B and hip-hop charts have been rife with comebacks, buzz-drawing upstarts and hitmaking assists. Working his way up the comeback trail after the mediocre "Relapse," Eminem hit a peak with the refreshing sequel, "Recovery" (Web/Shady…

  9. Favorite Musicians Of All Time: 28 Stars Sound Off

    November 15, 2010 1:29 PM EST As 2010 starts to wind down and thoughts turn to what has been the best music of the year, we've set our sights on even bigger things and asked over two dozen stars from every genre -- from B.o.B. and Paramore to Sheryl Crow , Trey Songz , Drake , Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton -- who is…

  10. Jay-Z Welcomes Jay Electronica To Roc Nation

    November 13, 2010 1:21 AM EST Another "Jay" has been added to the Roc Nation roster. It was announced yesterday (Nov. 12) that New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica signed with Jay-Z's personal imprint, joining acts J. Cole and Willow Smith at the recently formed label. And to celebrate, Jay-Z threw a lavish…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation, Christina Aguilera Has New Beau

    November 08, 2010 6:22 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation It was bound to happen: All the Disney Channel's teen idols would eventually grow up, and the shows would be no more. Not only is "Hannah…

  12. Usher, Alicia Keys Get Four Soul Train Nominations

    October 18, 2010 8:55 AM EDT New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got four nominations. Drake was another multiple…

  13. 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…

  14. John Legend & ?uestlove: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 17, 2010 10:36 AM EDT "America seems to always be at war," John Legend muses as he casually plinks the keys of his piano at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. "While politicians go home safe to their families, we've got a government willing to sacrifice people's lives every day.…

  15. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 9/11/2010

    September 11, 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 !) @50CENT : Perez hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie…

  16. Katy Perry and Fantasia Heading for Top of Billboard 200

    August 26, 2010 12:05 AM EDT E minem's "Recovery" will likely relinquish the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week -- after a total of seven weeks atop the list -- to Katy Perry's new "Teenage Dream." Released Tuesday (Aug. 24), industry prognosticators suggest that…

  17. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert Among Lilith Highlights Multiple-ARIA…

  18. Erykah Badu Gets Probation for Stripping

    August 17, 2010 1:32 PM EDT E rykah Badu has paid a fine and will serve six months probation for stripping off her clothes to film her "Window Seat" music video in Dallas, Texas, at the site where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a city official said on Tuesday. The 39-year-old music star had…

  19. TV on the Radio's Sitek Takes Flight With 'Balloon'

    August 14, 2010 12:00 PM EDT When Dave Sitek is usually described as ambitious, it's in relation to the intricate production and instrumentation he employs with his primary band, indie fave TV on the Radio . But Sitek's true ambition, he reveals, is a little more . . . blonde. "I was trying to make Madonna…

  20. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 8/14/10

    August 14, 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 !) @morissette (Alanis Morissette): yes, happy news....i'…

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