1. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 4/2/2011

    April 02, 2011 8:00 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 !) @RealTalibKweli : RIP DJ Megatron. Gone way too soon. Peace…

  2. 'American Idol': Naima Adedapo Busts Out 'Umbrella,' Scotty McCreery Cruises Up 'River'

    March 10, 2011 12:12 AM EST Randy Jackson wasn't kidding when he nicknamed "American Idol" season 10, "The Remix." Tonight's Top 13 performances were all over the map in terms of song arrangement, thanks to the big-name producers who mentored the finalists through their most important week…

  3. Mumford & Sons to Jump On 'Railroad Revival' Spring Tour

    March 07, 2011 5:32 PM EST After enjoying a breakout year and performing at the Grammys, Mumford & Sons will take their victory lap on a rustic railroad alongside Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show . The three groups will play six outdoor shows in seven days together on the Railroad…

  4. Esperanza Spalding to Record 'Radio Music Society' Album in May

    March 01, 2011 8:15 AM EST Still "as surprised as you can be" by her Best New Artist win at this year's Grammy Awards, Esperanza Spalding has already scoped out her next two album projects -- even as she tours to promote 2010's "Chamber Music Society." Spalding tells Billboard.com that she…

  5. The Roots Draft Nas, Wiz Khalifa for Fourth Philly Picnic

    February 28, 2011 10:11 PM EST The Roots have drafted Nas , Wiz Khalifa and recent best new artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for their fourth annual Roots Picnic concert, at hometown venue Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Also on the bill for the June 4 event are recently reunited rock outfit the Dismemberment…

  6. Justin Bieber Scores Second No. 1 Album with 'Never Say Never' Remixes

    February 23, 2011 11:00 AM EST J ustin Bieber notches his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Never Say Never: The Remixes" opening in the top slot with 165,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first topper came with "My World 2.0," which debuted at No. 1 as well, on the April…

  7. Music Exec Slams Grammys in NY Times for Snubbing Eminem, Justin Bieber

    February 21, 2011 9:35 AM EST A veteran music executive has lambasted the Grammy Awards as "a series of hypocrisies and contradictions," in a full-page New York Times advertisement that ran a week after last Sunday's annual ceremony. Steve Stoute's open letter to Grammy organizers ripped the…

  8. Hollywood Week Heats Up 'American Idol' With Dreaded Elimination Rooms

    February 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST Part three of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," which aired last night (Feb. 17), began dramatically enough, with Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson "laying it all out on the table" in the form of a final judgment to this first major hurdle. It would all lead…

  9. 'Now 37' Livens Up Billboard 200 at No. 1, Mumford Climb to No. 2

    February 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST The "Now That's What I Call Music 37" compilation shakes up the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart as it debuts at No. 1 with 151,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time the top slot has seen a figure larger than 100,000 since the tracking…

  10. Did The Charts Predict This Year's Grammy Award Winners?

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST From such surprise honorees as Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding to Lady Gaga 's egg-shell-ent adventure, the 53rd Grammy Awards offered a host of highlights . Did the victors' Billboard chart performances, however, foretell their fortunes at Sunday's (Feb. 13) festivities? A…

  11. Top 20 53rd Annual Grammy Award Tweets

    February 14, 2011 5:06 PM EST The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards took place yesterday (Feb. 13) and not only were music fans tuned in but so were celebrities, who took to their twitter accounts to share their thoughts on their favorite performances, the winners and the losers. Here are the top 20 tweets by some of your…

  12. Grammy Fashions 2011: Best and Worst Dressed

    February 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST Niki Schwan, Vibe Magazine's Fashion Director and the celebrity stylist who brought the world some of WORST-DRESSED PICK: Nicki Minaj NIKI SCHWAN: "I love that BEST-DRESSED PICK: Bruno Mars, B.o.B & Janelle Monae NIKI SCHWAN: "With everyone trying to outdo one another at…

  13. Esperanza Spalding Attacked on Wikipedia by Justin Bieber Fans

    February 14, 2011 11:45 AM EST E speranza Spalding 's shocking win in the Best New Artist category at the Grammys last night (Feb. 13) drew some venomous reactions from fans of Justin Bieber , who lost out to the upstart jazz artist. Bieber fanatics reportedly attacked Spalding on her Wikipedia page last night…

  14. Best New Artist Grammy Race: Esperanza Spalding

    February 14, 2011 10:52 AM EST chartArticle_ignore NEWS Esperanza Spalding Beats Justin Bieber, Drake For Best New Artist Grammy NEWS Esperanza Spalding Wikipedia Page Attacked By Justin Bieber Fans NEWS Esperanza Spalding Nabs Best New Artist Grammy Nod NEWS Esperanza Spalding Joins Prince On 'Welcome 2 America'…

  15. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  16. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners at 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:45 AM EST The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker, as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem , Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year, for "The Suburbs." The seven-member ensemble expressed shock over the unexpected win,…

  17. Grammys 2011 Predictions: How Did We Do?

    February 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST chartArticle_ignore It's always tough to predict the winners of music's biggest night, but this year's Grammy Awards featured especially jaw-dropping outcomes in the major categories. With more obscure artists like Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding besting mainstream…

  18. Esperanza Spalding Beats Bieber, Drake for Best New Artist Grammy

    February 13, 2011 10:50 PM EST In a shocking upset, jazz artist Esperanza Spalding won best new artist at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 13), beating out widely agreed-upon favorites Justin Bieber and Drake as well as Mumford & Sons and Florence & the Machine . Feature: Esperanza Upclose "I take this…

  19. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna …

  20. Live Blogging Grammys 2011

    February 13, 2011 5:00 PM EST With the Grammy's lighting up L.A., Feb. 13 was easily music's biggest night of the year. So we live-blogged all the action right here, from the red carpet until the winner of the last award is announced. Bieber not only didn't trump Drake; Esperanza Spalding beat them both.…

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