1. Pop Stars' First Tweets: 50 Thoughts from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    March 20, 2014 1:05 PM EDT In celebration of Twitter's eighth year of chatting us up 140 characters at a time, it's time to find out what stars like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more said during their first time at bat. They range from Katy Perry gushing about joining in on the fun to Drake admitting…

  2. How Karmin & Other Viral Stars Turn YouTube Covers Into Major Label Deals

    February 11, 2012 9:00 AM EST For Karmin, it took 36 cover-song videos to go viral. The Boston-based pop duo set up its YouTube account, Released by Samples 'N' Seconds/Fairfax/Universal Republic (except in the United States), Australian singer/songwriter Gotye's summer 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used…

  3. Esmee Denters Sings Stevie Wonder

    July 05, 2010 12:01 AM EDT As someone whose homegrown YouTube renditions of pop stars' songs not only nabbed over 20 million views on YouTube but also the ear of Justin Timberlake , Esmee Denters knows her way around a good cover tune. In this week's Mashup Monday, the Dutch singer does a fresh, summery take…

  4. AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Powers To U.K. No. 1

    April 26, 2010 7:33 AM EDT AC/DC 's soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) gave the veteran rockers their third U.K. No. 1 album. Another Sony artist, RCA newcomer Diana Vickers, scored a chart-topping single at the first time of asking with "Once." AC/DC previously…

  5. Video Q&A: Perez Hilton On Will.i.Am And Music Moguldom

    September 17, 2009 3:52 PM EDT It's no secret that Perez Hilton loves sharing music -- by everyone from Lady GaGa and Katy Perry to Mika and Leona Lewis -- with the people who read his blog. But now he wants to share his favorite acts with someone who's not exactly his biggest fan. "I am inviting will.i.am…

  6. DJs Calvin Harris, David Guetta Top U.K. Charts

    August 24, 2009 2:00 PM EDT DJ-producers hold sway on the new U.K. sales charts, published by the Official Charts Company Sunday (Aug. 23). Scotland's Calvin Harris entered the album chart at No. 1 with his sophomore set "Ready For The Weekend" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) while France's David…

  7. Billboard Bits: Esmee/Timberlake, Netflix, Music Nation

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube star Esmee Denters has become the first artist signed to Tennman Records, the label launched by Justin Timberlake in a joint venture with Interscope. YouTube star Esmee Denters has become the first artist signed to Tennman Records, the label launched by Justin Timberlake in a joint…