1. Did 'Glee' GQ Photos Go Too Far? Fans and Critics Debate

    October 22, 2010 11:10 AM EDT You're a couple of great-looking, talented young actresses on the hottest show on TV. You're adults. So why NOT pose for some It wasn't clear how "Glee" producers felt about the GQ photos: Fox denied the AP's request for comment. In any case, Nelson, at GQ, said…

  2. Jack Johnson:Billboard's 2010 Humanitarian Honoree

    October 18, 2010 1:23 PM EDT For his many charitable humanitarian and pro-environment works, Jack Johnson is the recipient of Billboard's 2010 Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian honor, which will be awarded to Johnson at Billboard's 7th Annual Touring Awards on Nov. 4 in New York, recognizes the philanthropic…

  3. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi , U2 , AC/DC , Lady Gaga , Brad Paisley , Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top artists, tours, venues, and live entertainment firms recognized as finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 4. The…

  4. Tricky, "Mixed Race"

    October 08, 2010 5:41 PM EDT Tricky , the Bristol-born godfather of trip-hop, filters his influences unlike any other artist. He's not reverent or iconoclastic; neither seamy nor seamless. But while his music, especially in the post-trip-hop period, openly nods to an army of other styles and artists, it sounds…

  5. 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…

  6. Liz Phair Brings Her 'Funstyle' to New Album, New Label

    October 03, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Liz Phair did a round of interviews announcing a new deal with powerhouse indie label ATO and stating that she felt creative for the first time in 15 years. And while she did rerelease her seminal 1993 album, "Exile in Guyville," on her new label, fresh songs never…

  7. Al Jarreau Laughs Off Health Scare: 'I'm Doing Great'

    September 10, 2010 5:00 PM EDT A l Jarreau says worldwide reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated in July -- but he enjoyed them nevertheless. "I said, 'OK, finally, maybe I have arrived!," Jarreau, who underwent a catheter ablation to treat a heart arrhythmia on July 26 in Gap, France, tells…

  8. 'X Factor' Bans Auto-Tune After Controversy

    August 26, 2010 3:05 PM EDT The U.K. edition of Simon Cowell's music talent show "The X Factor" has announced that auto-tuning software will not be used on contestants' voices in future. Earlier this week, "X Factor" bosses came under fire from viewers for allegedly tweaking the vocal…

  9. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Takes It Slow, Sex Pistols Sell Fragrance

    August 17, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's 'U Smile' Becomes Epic Art Piece What do you get when you slow down a Justin Bieber pop song down 800 percent? A gorgeously atmospheric 35-minute experience, as evidenced by a…

  10. Owl City Dreams of Taylor Swift Duet for Next Album

    August 11, 2010 2:11 PM EDT Adam Young says he's "halfway done" with the next Owl City album, and he's hatching plans for at least one eyebrow-raising collaboration. "One of my dreams has been to get Taylor Swift to do a song," Young, who remixed John Mayer's "Half of My Heart…

  11. Erykah Badu Talks Jewelry Line, 'Window Seat,' And Doc

    August 10, 2010 1:55 PM EDT Minutes after bringing the funk to several thousand happy, dancing, enraptured fans on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 8) at Lollapalooza, a blonde mohawked Erykah Badu sat down backstage with Billboard.com on camera to talk about her new jewelry line, a career-spanning Badu documentary, serving it up…

  12. Stone Temple Pilots Share Details of Upcoming Tour Dates

    July 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots fans can expect to hear some treats on the next -- and most extensive -- leg of the group's tour promoting its new, self-titled album, according to guitarist Dean DeLeo. "We've been in rehearsals the last week and a half," DeLeo tells Billboard.com. …

  13. Bonnaroo '10 Lights Up Live Online

    June 10, 2010 5:36 PM EDT It's often joked that more people like to claim that they were at Woodstock in 1969 than were actually there. For today's music mega-festivals, such boasting is entirely plausible. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which begins its ninth annual installment today (June 10) in…

  14. 20 Green Music Tips: Stars & Fans Share Eco Ideas

    April 13, 2010 5:07 PM EDT In honor of Earth Day (April 22), Billboard, in conjunction with 17. USE ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FABRICS FOR MERCH Pharrell Williams, artist/producer I invested in a company called Bionic Yarn, which makes environmentally sustainable fabric from bottles [and works with] universities for…

  15. Stone Temple Pilots: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 02, 2010 1:44 PM EDT From venomous public feuds with his former hard-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver to a long history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law, Scott Weiland-the slinky, gruff-voiced frontman who became a grunge-era heartthrob as the leader of '90s giants Stone Temple Pilots -rarely has been…

  16. Steven Tyler Rejoins Aerosmith, Tour Announced

    February 25, 2010 11:38 AM EST After turmoil that included public squabbling, threats of a lineup change and a rehab stint, Aerosmith is back and ready to rock. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have announced their "Cocked, Locked and Ready To Rock" European summer tour -- with Steven Tyler . The band made the…

  17. Drake Teams With Sprite for 'Spark' Campaign

    February 11, 2010 1:38 PM EST The release date of Drake 's highly-anticipated debut album may still be up in the air but he is still making his presence felt in other ways. The Toronto rapper has teamed up with Sprite for the first commercial of its recently launched "Spark" campaign, aimed at giving teens…

  18. John Mayer Apologizes For Using Racial Slur In Playboy Interview

    February 10, 2010 6:09 PM EST J ohn Mayer addressed the growing outrage over his racially and sexually charged interview with Playboy on Wednesday afternoon, posting a series of messages on Twitter that started off with an apology for his use of a racial slur. "Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: I am…

  19. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  20. Apple's Steve Jobs Returns To Introduce New iPods, Ringtones, 'iTunes LPs'

    September 09, 2009 3:11 PM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage at the company's press event, for the first time since his liver transplant earlier this year, to announce several upgrades to the iTunes service, as well as a new line of video-recording iPod Nanos. Among a range of improvements to the…

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