1. Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist,' 'Tintin,' 'Hugo' Up For Best Score

    January 24, 2012 9:25 AM EST Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 24), and while "The Artist," "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were a bit more surprising. This year's Best…

  2. Brandy: 2012 Album Preview

    January 17, 2012 8:58 AM EST Brandy Title: TBA | Release Date: May Initially planned for a March release, Brandy 's yet-untitled first album through her new deal with Chameleon/RCA (made official last August) is now scheduled to arrive in May. "Fans have been patient with me, tweeting and asking when the album…

  3. The Boy's Still Theirs: Brandy and Monica Make Studio Reunion

    January 09, 2012 10:11 PM EST It's been 14 years since R&B singers Brandy and Monica battled over a man in "The Boy is Mine," a track that topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks -- but the dynamic duo is back. Monica tweeted pictures of the pair in a Miami studio on Friday, writing, "We have Both Been…

  4. Brandy Discusses New Album, How Frank Ocean 'Inspired' Her

    December 16, 2011 3:25 PM EST With an extended run on the BET sitcom "The Game" beginning in January and a role in Tyler Perry's upcoming film "The Marriage Counselor," Brandy is devoting a large chunk of 2012 to the expansion of her acting repertoire. However, the "Boy Is Mine" singer…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Greg Laswell, Adele, Justin Bieber

    December 08, 2011 4:45 PM EST The "Glee" cast isn't the first act to to turn Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a ballad. Singer/songwriter Laswell first stripped the song down in 2007. 'GIRLS' POWER: For the first time this TV season, the A VERY SHE & HIM '…

  6. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

  7. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top 10

    November 23, 2011 11:15 AM EST Up 15-10, 'The One That Got Away' makes the album just the seventh ever to generate that many top 10 hits. K Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" album becomes just the seventh album in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to generate at least six top 10s, as "…

  8. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CHRISTMAS IN…

  9. K-Pop Hits Madison Square Garden at SMTown Live

    October 24, 2011 9:30 AM EDT If fans storming hotel rooms or camping out at 4:00 a.m. for their general admission seats wasn't enough indication, K-Pop officially hit New York City this weekend. October 23 marked the first performance of an Asian pop group in Madison Square Garden with the SMTown Live '10 World…

  10. Steve Jobs Vigil at NYC Apple Store: 'I Feel Like I Lost a Personal Friend'

    October 06, 2011 10:10 AM EDT More than 100 people flocked to Apple's flagship store on 59th Street in New York City Wednesday night to pay respects following the death of Steve Jobs . While security guards quickly removed a handwritten sign stating, "We will miss you, Steve" posted on construction outside…

  11. Michael Jackson, King of Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson 's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. Michael Jackson: His Life In Photos WANNA BE STARTIN'…

  12. Can Katy Perry Pass Michael Jackson For Hot 100 History?

    August 23, 2011 9:05 AM EDT After joining the King of Pop in making Billboard Hot 100 history , can Katy Perry do him one better? Perry last week became the first woman, and second artist overall after Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the chart to send five songs from one album to No. 1, as "Last Friday…

  13. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "…

  14. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Iglesias had actually owned the record since…

  15. Ryan Seacrest Prepping Music Show for NBC

    May 03, 2011 11:35 AM EDT Ryan Seacrest is in early talks with NBC to do a music themed show. Unlike "American Idol," the Ryan Seacrest Productions project is not a traditional competition show, nor is it clear that Seacrest would serve as host. At this stage, the potential series is in the preliminary…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Tommy Shaw

    March 31, 2011 5:35 PM EDT ALL FOUR ONE: Thanks to a space-age love song, Katy Perry blasts into rarified chart air, as her "Teenage Dream" album becomes only the ninth set to generate four No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history. The collection's fourth single, "E.T.,"…

  17. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

  18. The 40 Biggest Duets Of All Time

    February 14, 2011 9:50 AM EST One big name on a red-hot hit is great, but sometimes two superstar voices come together in an inspired pairing that is truly special. With Valentine's Day's celebration of couples in mind, our experts dove into over 50 years of Hot 100 hits to single out the biggest songs by two…

  19. Beyonce Headlining Glastonbury Festival

    February 10, 2011 6:15 PM EST B eyonce has been confirmed as a headliner at this year's Glastonbury Festival, which will take place from June 22-26 in South West England. The R&B/pop star, who is currently working with producers like Sean Garrett on her fourth album, will perform a 90-minute set on the final day…

  20. Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight Rock amfAR

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off yesterday (Feb. 9) in New York City with the annual amfAR gala, held at Cipriani's downtown. The event was held in honor of President Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Diane Von Furstenberg and Dr. Mathilde Krim for their work in the fight against AIDS…

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