1. Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' Cover Story

    February 18, 2011 11:04 AM EST Gaga winning a Grammy, Feb. 13, 2011. Birth is a process of living. It's a process of living and it's also not ultimately a goal. It's something ever-changing. Something you can ignite at any moment. My bones have changed in my face and in my shoulders because I am now able to…

  2. Single Review: Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way'

    February 11, 2011 3:30 PM EST LADY GAGA Born This Way (4:20) Producer: Lady Gaga, Jeppe Laursen, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair aka DJ White Shadow Writer: Steani Germanotta, Jeppe Laursen Publisher: various Streamline/KonLive/Interscope After all the tweets, talk and anticipation, Lady Gaga 's first new song in over a…

  3. Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Premieres

    February 11, 2011 8:32 AM EST After months of hyping and teasing, Lady Gaga has finally released her anticipated new single, "Born This Way." "It doesn't matter if you love him or capital H-I-M," she says at the song's dramatic opening, "because you were born this way, baby." The…

  4. Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' Single Out Free with Target Pre-Order

    February 10, 2011 12:25 PM EST L ady Gaga 's quick Twitter announcement on Monday -- "Can't wait any longer, single coming Friday" -- was not a tease to her fans, as the pop star's new single, "Born This Way," is officially set to be released tomorrow (Feb. 11). Target has also announced…

  5. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Lead Billboard Latin Music Award Nominations

    February 10, 2011 10:23 AM EST This was the year that went pop around the world, and Latin music was no exception, with Enrique Iglesias and Shakira , both crossover acts with big up-tempo pop albums, leading the list of finalists for the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. Iglesias, whose album "Euphoria" …

  6. Lady Gaga Unveils Bold 'Born This Way' Single Art

    February 08, 2011 4:00 PM EST L ady Gaga unveiled the artwork for her "Born This Way" single via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 8), just three days (or "trois jours," as she so eloquently tweeted in French) before the song is set to finally premiere . Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' Coming…

  7. Lady Gaga: 'Born This Way' Single Coming Friday

    February 07, 2011 11:30 AM EST L ady Gaga announced at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve that her next single, "Born This Way," would debut on Feb. 13, but fans might just get to hear it two days earlier than expected. "Can't wait any longer, single coming Friday," the pop star wrote on…

  8. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Is 'Much More Complex' Than 'Fame,' Says DJ White Shadow

    February 02, 2011 1:33 PM EST When Lady Gaga leaked the lyrics to "Born This Way" online last week, the pop star also revealed the production team behind her highly anticipated next single. Along with Gaga and Interscope producer/songwriter Fernando Garibay, the music is credited to DJ White Shadow -- a Chicago…

  9. Lady Gaga Gives New 'Born This Way' Lyrics to Billboard.com

    January 27, 2011 3:49 PM EST L ady Gaga is releasing the lyrics to her upcoming single "Born This Way" a few lines at a time today (Jan. 27), and Billboard.com can exclusively add these meaningful words to the mix: "Give yourself prudence, and love your friends, subway kid rejoice your truth. In the…

  10. Shakira Splits with Longtime Boyfriend Antonio de la Rua

    January 11, 2011 10:05 AM EST S hakira and her longtime boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua, have separated after nearly 11 years together. The news was announced Monday (Jan. 10) in a letter on the Colombian pop star's official website and addressed from both her and de la Rua. "Since August 2010, we made a mutual…

  11. Michael Jackson Was Sick Days Before Death, Says Choreographer

    January 04, 2011 4:17 PM EST A choreographer who worked with Michael Jackson on his ill-fated concert tour told a judge Tuesday he clashed with Jackson's doctor and others over the superstar's health six days before he died. Choreographer Kenny Ortega testified that he was summoned to Jackson's home a day…

  12. Calle 13, "Entren los Que Quieran"

    December 03, 2010 3:39 PM EST By putting an illustration of a bomb on the cover of its latest album, "Entren los Que Quieran," and appearing as terrorists disguised as nuns in a violent video for first single "Calma Pueblo," Calle 13 simultaneously exceeded and parodied its reputation as provocateur.…

  13. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Tries to Protect Herself in Court, Kanye Delivers a Quirky Speech

    November 02, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Trying to Protect Personal Information in Court Britney Spears reportedly wants to move an upcoming hearing with former bodyguard Fernando Flores, who claims that the singer sexually harassed him,…

  14. Michael Jackson 'Thriller' Film In the Works: Report

    October 28, 2010 1:20 PM EDT After the success of posthumous concert film "This Is It" last year, Michael Jackson 's music may next hit the big screen in a film version of "Thriller." GK Films is negotiating to acquire the rights to a feature-length adaptation of the song, according to Deadline…

  15. Pitbull Crosses Over with Two New Albums

    October 08, 2010 5:18 PM EDT During an early afternoon in Miami in January, over drinks with two local radio PDs, the conversation turned to Pitbull . "He should come over and join us," said one, and impulsively picked up his cell phone and dialed. No more than 20 minutes later, there was Armando Christian…

  16. Taylor Swift's Ex-Manager Suing Over Contract Dispute

    October 08, 2010 11:55 AM EDT Did Taylor Swift 's father conspire to cheat her former manager out of millions of dollars earned by launching the Grammy-winning country star? That's the question before a federal judge in New York in a case brought by Dan Dymtrow, a music manager who claims he's owed millions…

  17. Michael Jackson's Family Sues Promoter Over His Death

    September 16, 2010 9:42 AM EDT Michael Jackson 's mother and his three children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the promoters of a series of planned concerts by the singer before his death last year. The civil lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Sept. 15 by Katherine Jackson, accuses promoter AEG Live…

  18. Cali's Far East Movement Rockets Up Hot 100

    September 10, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Former Interscope Records interns Kev Nish and Prohgress, who make up half of Asian-American group Far*East Movement , have come a long way since assisting in the label's publicity department five years ago. The Los Angeles quartet makes the second-largest jump on the Billboard Hot 100…

  19. Britney Spears: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is 'Unfortunate'

    September 09, 2010 3:49 PM EDT B ritney Spears on Thursday denied accusations by Fernando Flores, a former bodyguard, that she caused him emotional distress by repeatedly parading herself around in the nude and having sex in front of him. A statement posted Thursday on the 28-year-old pop star's website , said she and…

  20. Britney Spears' Ex Disputes Child Abuse Claims

    September 09, 2010 8:50 AM EDT An attorney for Britney Spears ' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money. Fernando Flores, who worked on the singer's security detail, sued Spears on Wednesday (Sept. 8) claiming sexual harassment and…

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