1. Weekly Chart Notes: Amos Lee, Far*East Movement, Kelly Clarkson

    February 03, 2011 4:15 PM EST 'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHMENT: A week after the Decemberists became just the 16th act to rule the Billboard 200 album chart without a Billboard Hot 100 song on their chart resume, singer/songwriter Amos Lee repeats the feat, as "Mission Bell" begins atop the former listing. …

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  3. 20 (and 11) Songs About New Year's

    December 30, 2010 11:05 AM EST To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's. Actually, there are. To help ring in 2011, here are 20 songs about the new year ... plus 11 more. Happy new year! More: "Auld Lang Syne…

  4. KEZE/Spokane, Wash. Rocks The Holidays

    December 07, 2010 1:05 PM EST This time of year, nearly all the reporters to Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart transform their airwaves into a non-stop winter wonderland of holiday music. Standards from Ray Conniff , Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams temporarily replace current adult pop fare. Johnny…

  5. Courtney Love Sued for Lost Jewelry

    November 23, 2010 12:23 PM EST A celebrity jeweler says Courtney Love hasn't returned nearly $114,000 worth of borrowed baubles, and the gem dealer is suing to get them back. The rocker borrowed two white gold and diamond chains, a white gold, floral-design mesh bracelet and a pair of white gold and diamond pave hoop…

  6. Pink Celebrates Motherhood, 'Greatest Hits'

    November 23, 2010 11:41 AM EST While Pink's impending motherhood is garnering her plenty of ink, she's got something else to celebrate -- 10 years in the music business. The 31-year-old singer recently released "Greatest Hits ... So Far!!!" that chronicles her growth from a potent, big-voiced R&B…

  7. Taylor Swift: By-The-Numbers

    October 26, 2010 9:05 AM EDT Upon the release of Taylor Swift 's third studio album, "Speak Now," Chart Beat looks at the numerous records that the star country singer/songwriter/producer has already set since her arrival just more than four years ago. Swift first graced a Billboard tally when her debut…

  8. Katy Perry & Russell Brand Take Off for Maldives Honeymoon

    October 25, 2010 10:36 AM EDT K aty Perry and Russell Brand flew to the Maldives on Monday after their wedding at a tiger reserve in India, while authorities investigated whether the wedding party broke noise laws. Under tight security, the couple tied the knot Saturday at an exclusive resort strewn with colorful lights…

  9. Katy Perry Marries Russell Brand in India

    October 23, 2010 3:50 PM EDT British comedian Russell Brand and American pop singer Katy Perry were married Saturday in a wedding ceremony at a luxury resort in a tiger reserve in northwestern India, an official said. The was attended by family and close friends of the couple, a hotel official said on condition of…

  10. Rufus Wainwright to Perform 'Songs for Lulu,' Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall

    September 14, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Rufus Wainwright has a penchant for on-stage theatrics, ranging from operatic productions to Judy Garland tributes and everything in between. It was announced today (Sept. 14) that the singer-songwriter will combine two of his most distinct performances in one Carnegie Hall concert on…

  11. Will T.I.'s Comeback Be Derailed By His Arrest?

    September 02, 2010 11:13 PM EDT Multiplatinum rapper T.I. starred in the nation's No. 1 movie, recently married his longtime girlfriend, taped a music special for VH1 and was wrapping up a new album. But after an arrest Wednesday in California, there are questions about whether he's returning to the music charts -…

  12. T.I., Wife Arrested on Drug Charges

    September 02, 2010 7:16 AM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was arrested along with his wife on suspicion of possessing methamphetamines, five months after the hip-hop star finished a prison stint on weapons charges. The 29-year-old rapper and his wife, Tameka Cottle, were arrested Wednesday night in West Hollywood after…

  13. Best Coast Rides 'Crazy' Wave of Blog Buzz to Success

    August 16, 2010 2:45 PM EDT She's a breezy California surf rocker, a throwback '90s indie queen and a savvy Twitter star all rolled into one. But Best Coast singer-songwriter Bethany Cosentino is something else too: a certifiable "It" girl. The California-based Best Coast -- comprising Cosentino and…

  14. Billboard Bits: Gaga Cops To Cocaine Use, T.I. Gets Married

    August 02, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Dabbles in Cocaine, Not Sex In the cover story for Vanity Fair's September issue, Lady Gaga admits that she occasionally does cocaine. The singer says that she uses the drug "a couple of times a…

  15. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

  16. Janelle Monae Makes MJ Fave By Charlie Chaplin "Smile"

    June 21, 2010 9:57 AM EDT Said to be one of Michael Jackson 's favorite songs, and sung lovingly at his memorial a year ago almost exactly by his brother Jermaine , this week's Mashup Monday goes all the way back to 1936 to famed silent film comedian Charlie Chaplin 's bittersweet "Smile" as…

  17. 'Idol' Boots Casey James, Lee DeWyze & Crystal Bowersox Set for Finale

    May 19, 2010 10:28 PM EDT Casey James was eliminated from "American Idol" on Wednesday night (May 18), leaving Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox as the final two contestants standing. DeWyze and Bowersox will face off next Tuesday for the season nine "Idol" crown. "I'm so thankful for the…

  18. Exclusive: Perez Hilton Protege Travis Garland To Debut On 'Idol'

    May 12, 2010 10:00 PM EDT Travis Garland, the former boy-band singer whose first solo single will receive an unprecedented national debut on "American Idol" next week, can thank gossip-maven-turned-music-business-power-player Perez Hilton for his good fortune. That's because Hilton, who has brokered his…

  19. Roscoe Dash Reclaims 'Turnt Up,' Preps Debut Album

    April 16, 2010 2:35 PM EDT When Roscoe Dash heard "All the Way Turnt Up" on hometown Atlanta group Travis Porter's "I'm a Differenter" mixtape last summer, his initial reaction was, "What the hell is going on?" That's because "All the Way" was a song Dash had…

  20. Broken Social Scene Returns from Hiatus with 'Forgiveness'

    April 16, 2010 1:31 PM EDT With new albums by the Hold Steady , the National , LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses scheduled to hit stores within a three-week span, the beginning of May has become blockbuster month for indie rock releases. No one could be happier about the indie stars aligning than Kevin Drew , singer…

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