1. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues the format's rookie male domination, as …

  2. Carlos Santana Covers Classics on 'Guitar Heaven'

    September 23, 2010 12:03 PM EDT C arlos Santan a knows a bit about classic songs: After all, he's made a few of them himself, from "Oye Como Va" to the more recent "Smooth." But for his latest album, the guitar god took on some timeless songs from others. "Guitar Heaven ... The Greatest Guitar…

  3. No Doubt Will 'Absolutely' Tour Again, Says Tony Kanal

    September 17, 2010 12:50 PM EDT N o Doubt will go on tour to support its upcoming new album -- at least, it will if bassist Tony Kanal has anything to say about it. At his bandmate Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 runway show for New York Fashion Week Thursday night (Sept. 16), Kanal told Billboard.com that the So…

  4. Apocalyptica, " 7th Symphony"

    September 03, 2010 4:50 PM EDT Finnish orchestral metal band Apocalyptica 's latest studio album is befitting of its title; "7th Symphony" is the seventh symphonic offering from the classically trained cellists and percussionist. This time around, the act boasts even more impressive instrumentation than 2007…

  5. POTW: Chris Brown, Drake, Ke$ha, George Michael, Britney

    August 27, 2010 4:01 PM EDT Drake and Chris Brown threw up gang signs, Ke$ha made a toast, George Michael got swarmed by the paps, Britney Spears looked angelic in white, Lauryn Hill rocked "Rock The Bells," Bret Michaels got his hosting duties on, Swizz Beatz , Estelle and Mary J. Blige celebrated art, Katy…

  6. Taio Cruz-es To Second Pop Songs No. 1

    August 24, 2010 4:30 PM EDT After no solo male artists had begun their discographies with a pair of No. 1 entries on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart between its inception in 1992 and last year, two such singers have achieved the feat this year. Taio Cruz becomes just the second male soloist to top Pop…

  7. Taylor Swift's New Single, Weezer's New Record Deal

    August 05, 2010 6:15 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Taylor Swift 's new single "Mine" as been relased to radio and iTunes after leaking online yesterday. Weezer has left the major label world to sign with Epitaph, and in Making Noise, Gavin Rossdale of Bush…

  8. Bush, "Afterlife"

    July 30, 2010 5:58 PM EDT After nine years of side projects and solo albums in between stretches of silence, Gavin Rossdale has finally recorded new material with his breakout alt-rock group Bush . The band will return with a full album this October, but the first taste of the disc is radically different than the…

  9. Gavin Rossdale Calls Bush Reunion 'Exciting,' Says Family Rumors Can 'Strike Home'

    July 20, 2010 10:34 AM EDT G avin Rossdale feels like Bush has never ended, even though it's been nine years since the release of the group's last studio album, "Golden State." "I felt the other stuff was cool, but it was more default than by design," Rossdale -- who released an album with…

  10. Apocalyptica Records Naked, Recruits Gavin Rossdale for '7th Symphony'

    July 19, 2010 4:10 PM EDT Once known for covering classic metal bands, the cello-bearing Finnish outfit Apocalyptica took inspiration from its own past for its new album, "7th Symphony." "We had our 'Cult' album in mind," the group's Paavo Lotjonen tells Billboard.com, citing…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shady LP," on March 13, 1999, and then…

  12. Pop Songs: Where The Boys Are

    May 18, 2010 2:05 PM EDT The revolving door atop Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart ushers in another rookie male artist, as Taio Cruz rises 3-1 with his introductory track "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The British-born Cruz commands the list a week after B.o.B became the 12th lead…

  13. Chart Beat Wednesday: B.o.B, Kris Allen, Blake Lewis

    May 12, 2010 1:55 PM EDT BOYS CLUB: B.o.B becomes the 12th solo male to lead Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a first entry, as "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars, rises 2-1. While eight male rookies ruled the list between the chart's inception in 1992 through 2008, B.o.B is the fourth…

  14. Legendary Jazz Singer Lena Horne Dies at 92

    May 10, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Lena Horne , the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital…

  15. Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani Wear High Fashions to Met Gala

    May 04, 2010 3:33 PM EDT K aty Perry , Taylor Swift , M.I.A. , Justin Timberlak e and Gwen Stefani were among the music stars that took to the red carpet for one of fashion's biggest annual events -- the Metropolitian Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala -- Monday (May 3) in New York. See Photos of Music Stars…

  16. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Gavin Rossdale, Regina Spektor, Adam Ant and more

    April 27, 2010 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Courtney Love claims she slept with Gavin Rossdale even though he was already with Gwen Stefani, US Magazine reports . Love revealed the details of her affair with Rossdale on the Howard Stern Show on…

  17. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding it a "Best New Music" tag to…

  18. LCD Soundsystem / April 13, 2010 / New York (Webster Hall)

    April 13, 2010 4:42 PM EDT Many great moments, and a few transcendent ones -- so went the second of two LCD Soundsystem "secret" shows, the latter Monday night (Apr. 13) at Webster Hall. The high point came midway through the night, when frontman James Murphy launched into "All My Friends," his late…

  19. Jason Derulo Makes History On Pop Songs Chart

    April 12, 2010 5:23 PM EDT J ason Derulo accomplishes a first on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as he becomes the first solo male to notch consecutive No. 1s with his first two entries in the survey's 17-year history. Derulo's "In My Head" rises 3-1 on the tally in its 17th chart…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Tim Urban Mounts A Comeback

    March 02, 2010 11:00 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Ryan Seacrest begins the evening on a weird note, mentioning Crystal Bowersox's inability to sing as a result of "doctor&…

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