1. Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 4:32 PM EDT Tapping into the economic realities of the country, Virgin Mobile USA teamed with Washington D.C. promoter I.M.P. to offer the third annual Virgin Mobile Festival for free, creating Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sunday, August 30, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The move to a…

  2. Jeweler Plans To Sell Diamonds From The King of Pop's Locks

    July 24, 2009 3:56 PM EDT The charred locks of hair from Michael Jackson 's disastrous Pepsi commercial shoot are being turned into diamonds. Chicago-based jeweler LifeGem, which specializes in creating high-quality diamonds from individual hair samples, has announced plans to release a limited collection made…

  3. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  4. American Idol 2009

    May 18, 2009 7:14 PM EDT Tweets and Blogs Show Adam Lambert's Defeat Was A Surprise Kris Allen's Road To Victory Lambert, Allen Ready For 'Idol' Finale More Headlines Millions watched the finale, but Billboard was there to bring you "10 Things You Didn't See On TV." Plus: Watch the…

  5. Cleveland Rocks As Hall Of Fame Festivities Begin

    April 04, 2009 11:02 AM EDT In the throes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mania, Cleveland was loaded with revelry on the night before Saturday's induction ceremony. About 1,200 people turned out Friday night for an official VIP induction pre-party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, including inductees…

  6. Breaking & Entering: Serena Ryder

    March 31, 2009 3:30 PM EDT Serena Ryder was raised in Millbrook, a tiny town in southern Ontario, a place where she often felt misunderstood. Citing teasing from her early teens, Ryder says she was an outcast who dreamt of escape. Growing up, there were only a handful of events in her small town she looked forward to,…

  7. The Fray / Jan. 10, 2009 / Detroit (Saint Andrews Hall)

    January 14, 2009 11:23 AM EST A double-platinum debut album and passel of hit singles has made playing clubs a thing of the past for the Fray -- if the Denver quartet should so choose. But as it prepares for the Feb. 3 release of its self-titled sophomore outing, the group is, briefly, downscaling without losing any…

  8. Video: Ke$ha Dishes About Prince, Miley and More

    January 02, 2009 2:30 PM EST Ke$ha has the first Hot 100 No. 1 of the new decade. Before "Tik Tok" made the L.A. woman a chart-topping star, Ke$ha stopped by Billboard HQ to tell us how she got to where she is, and gave us the scoop on how she snuck into Prince 's house, met Flo Rida while wearing a…

  9. Sony Scoops Up Guitar Doc With Edge, Page

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White will be jamming next summer at a theater near you. The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White will be jamming next summer at a theater near you. Sony Pictures Classics will present the guitar heroes cranking their instruments up to 11 in "It Might Get Loud,…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - British alternative rock trio Muse and…

  11. Bonnaroo Bonanza

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West and My Morning Jacket were there. Were you? If not, check out Billboard's Jaded Insider blog for all the scoop from the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West and My Morning Jacket were there. Were you? If not, check out…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey follows up her smash 2005 album "The Emancipation of Mimi" with a project that has also generated a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Get the scoop on her "E=MC2" plus the sophomore alb The DVD "The Clash Live: Revolution Rock" (Epic/Legacy),…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol" is changing the landscape of music,…

  14. Ten Secrets About An American Idol Taping

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com was at the "American Idol" results show on March 12 and got the inside scoop on what goes on behind the scenes of a taping at CBS Television City. Here are top ten secrets you'll only kn Billboard.com was at the "American Idol" results show on March 12…

  15. Ten Secrets About An American Idol Taping

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sure, for most people, "American Idol" is a fun way to spend two nights a week on the couch, groaning at every off-key note and appalling fashion choice. But for the studio audience, it is a lot more Sure, for most people, "American Idol" is a fun way to spend two nights a…

  16. Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles 'Speculation'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as "unsubstantiated speculation." Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to…

  17. Winehouse Won't Face Charge, Cops Say

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's run of good fortune has continued with the news today (Feb. 29) that the singer will not face charges in connection with her husband's alleged attempt to pervert the course of justice. Amy Winehouse's run of good fortune has continued with the news today (Feb.…

  18. Arctic Monkeys Dominate NME Awards

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME music awards tonight (Feb. 28) in London by scooping the best British band, best track and best video prizes. The Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME music awards tonight (Feb. 28) in London by scooping the best British band, best track and best video prizes.…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in…

  20. Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The List Of Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists has been announced, and we've got all the scoop for you right here. Find out who topped the list, what two newcomers are in the running, what singer/ The List Of Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists has been announced, and we've…

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