1. Taylor Swift Rockets Up Social 50 Chart After 'Sparks Fly' Video Debut

    August 18, 2011 3:04 PM EDT The debut of Taylor Swift 's video for her single "Sparks Fly" and a bevy of Teen Choice Awards wins for the singer push her up the Social 50 tally this week. The country/pop superstar zooms 19-10 following "Sparks'" arrival on Aug. 11 and her TCA haul on Aug. 7.…

  2. The 10 Best '00s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the 2000s, as…

  3. Morrissey Talks Label Drama & Book, Gaga & Madonna

    July 14, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Unsurprisingly, Steven Patrick Morrissey has a bone to pick. It's been nearly two and half years since the influential baritone crooner's last album, "Years of Refusal" (Decca/Universal), and between then and now, the former Smiths frontman has hit a handful of obstacles.…

  4. Coldplay, Tinie Tempah Warm Up Glastonbury Festival

    June 26, 2011 9:15 AM EDT The sun shone and the good times rolled on Saturday at the Glastonbury music festival, where London rapper Tinie Tempah had a huge crowd jumping and Coldplay closed with the packed headline slot. This year's festival, one of the highlights of the live music calendar, has been blighted by…

  5. Clemons' Death Leaves Void for Springsteen

    June 19, 2011 1:14 PM EDT E Street will never be quite the same. The death of saxophone player Clarence Clemons ripped a hole in Bruce Springsteen 's music and onstage life, taking away a figure who had served him loyally for decades and never failed to add joy to the E Street Band's epic performances.…

  6. Shaq Attack: Shaquille O'Neal's 10 Best Music Moments

    June 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Earlier this week, lovable basketball big man Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement after 19 seasons and four NBA championships. Although Shaq's career will undoubtedly be remembered for his dominating defense, powerful dunks and iffy free-throw shooting, Diesel has also been…

  7. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 17, 2011 12:27 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Saturday (April 16) that you may have missed -- even if you were…

  8. Mumford & Sons, "The Cave"

    March 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT "The Cave," the third single off Mumford & Sons ' debut album, "Sigh No More," is an invigorating folk-rock anthem that has followed "Little Lion Man" onto the Billboard Hot 100. Unlike "Lion," however, "The Cave" has peaks and…

  9. Video: The 10 Most Popular 'Glee' Performances

    February 16, 2011 10:55 AM EST As "Glee" emerges as the all-time Hot 100 leader for most chart appearances , beating Elvis' record of 108 entries on the chart, let us take a minute to revisit the songs that led the cast to the top honor. Billboard presents the top ten most popular "Glee"…

  10. 'Spider-Man' Musical Universally Panned in Early Reviews

    February 08, 2011 1:29 PM EST Seems that "Spider-Man" on Broadway's five delays haven't done anything to improve the $65 million production, the most expensive in the Great White Way's history. The first round of reviews hit the web Monday night, Feb. 7, the date "Spider-Man" was…

  11. Black Eyed Peas 'Pump It' Up with Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 06, 2011 9:15 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas promised a Super Bowl halftime show "packed with energy " and delivered just that at Sunday night's (Feb. 6) big game, blasting through a 10-minute set that, while intermittently marred by technical glitches, spanned the dance/pop megagroup's biggest…

  12. Chart Highlights: Pop, Rap Songs & More

    January 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  13. Bruno Mars Strips Down Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'

    January 20, 2011 5:30 PM EST From one 2010 pop phenom to another, Bruno Mars added his gentle touch to Katy Perry 's summer hit "California Gurls" during a performance for BBC Radio 1. The singer-songwriter puts an acoustic twist on the upbeat track and even croons a little Beach Boys at the end of the…

  14. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 2:50 PM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B , folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX , who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010's female-dominated nominations, male…

  15. Michael Jackson's 'Michael' Track-By-Track

    December 08, 2010 12:00 PM EST Before his untimely death in June 2009, Michael Jackson had been formulating a new batch of material that would have served as the follow-up to 2001's "Invincible." Although Jackson would sadly never see the release of this group of songs, an all-star team of producers and…

  16. Lee DeWyze, "Sweet Serendipity"

    October 28, 2010 4:00 PM EDT With "Sweet Serendipity," "American Idol" season 9 champ Lee DeWyze delivers a debut that suits both his musical influences and vocal style. The 24-year-old Illinois native's husky yet soulful voice fits nicely into Top 40 pop-rock fare, as he describes his journey…

  17. JRandall, "Spirit of the Radio"

    October 08, 2010 6:13 PM EDT For his debut single, triple-threat artist JRandall has released a track that establishes him as an up-and-coming club presence. "Spirit of the Radio," which appeared on the soundtrack to "Step Up 3D," fits in with the uptempo disc due to the synth hook, danceable beat and…

  18. Taylor Swift Releases 'Speak Now' Title Track

    October 05, 2010 12:00 PM EDT T aylor Swift crashes a wedding and tries to win back her guy in "Speak Now," the title track to her third album due Oct. 25. Released today on iTunes, the song finds the country star sneaking in on an ex-flame's wedding ceremony and imploring him, "Don't say yes, run…

  19. Mumford & Sons, "Little Lion Man"

    October 01, 2010 6:49 PM EDT British indie-folk quartet Mumford & Sons released debut album "Sigh No More" in the United States in February, but single "Little Lion Man" has been quietly climbing the Billboard Hot 100 during the past month. With an aura reminiscent of Crosby, Stills & Nash , …

  20. Brandon Flowers, "Flamingo"

    September 24, 2010 11:22 AM EDT The Killers frontman hardly viewed his solo debut as an opportunity to downsize. Produced by an unlikely dream team comprising electro-dance hotshot Stuart Price, radio-rock specialist Brendan O'Brien and Neil Young / Bob Dylan confidant Daniel Lanois , "Flamingo" finds Brandon…

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