1. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album, Nick Lachey Debuts Basketball Song

    March 11, 2011 4:46 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album for Record Store Day Four days after releasing their seventh album "Wasting Light," Foo Fighters are releasing a covers album in honor of 2011's Record Store Day.…

  2. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez On 'Every Mother Counts' Documentary Soundtrack

    March 11, 2011 10:55 AM EST Starbucks will release a companion CD to Christy Turlington Burns' documentary "No Woman No Cry" that will include music from Rosanne Cash , the Dixie Chicks , Jennifer Lopez , Madonna , Sinead O'Connor , Gwyneth Paltrow and others. The "Every Mother Counts" CD…

  3. 'Glee' Gets 'Sexy' Upon Gwyneth Paltrow's Return

    March 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST Last night's (Mar. 8) episode of " Glee " marked the return of Gwyneth Paltrow's saucy substitute Holly Holliday, who sets out to educate McKinley High about sex (which she says is "just like hugging, only wetter"). She educates Mr. Schuester as well, as things…

  4. Gwyneth Paltrow Dirty Dances to 'Do You Wanna Touch Me' on 'Glee'

    March 08, 2011 2:14 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow makes her grand return to "Glee" tonight (Mar. 8), playing substitute teacher Holly Holliday. The appearance will find Paltrow teaching sex education and exploring matters of chemistry with Will Schuester, so it comes as no surprise that in the clip below (from the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks With Atlantic Records, MTV Denies Banning Kanye's 'Monster' Video

    March 07, 2011 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks With Atlantic Records Following her performance in "Country Strong" and guest appearances on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to sign a record deal with Atlantic…

  6. POTW: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown

    March 04, 2011 2:12 PM EST Justin Bieber flipped the bird at the paps as girlfriend Selena Gomez attempted to hide her face from the cameras. Lady Gaga made her runway debut and premiered a song in Paris. Christina Aguilera mean-mugged in her mug shot. Chris Brown went blond and Taylor Swift and Gwyneth Paltrow…

  7. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: The Grammy Effect

    March 03, 2011 4:12 PM EST The effects of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are being felt on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week as winners and performers experience decent gains. Firstly, Eminem' s Best Rap Album -- winning "Recovery" reclaims the No. 1 spot with 61,000 copies (up 60%, according to…

  8. Adele Owns U.K. Charts with Top Two Albums, No. 1 Single

    February 28, 2011 2:05 PM EST A dele continued her U.K. chart supremacy as new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company. Her sophomore album "21" (XL) began a fifth week atop the album chart as "Someone Like You" moved into a second week at No. 1 on the singles survey,…

  9. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Turn Heads at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    February 28, 2011 1:25 AM EST J ustin Bieber and Selena Gomez painted the town red together on Sunday night (Feb. 27), hitting up Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair after-party for the 2011 Oscars in Hollywood. PHOTOS: MUSIC STARS AT THE 2011 OSCARS Bieber and Gomez, who were first spotted together on clandestine outings…

  10. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Win Oscars for Best Original Score, Song

    February 28, 2011 12:07 AM EST T rent Reznor , Atticus Ross and Randy Newman won Oscars in the top music categories at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 27) -- and their reactions could not have been more different. Reznor reacted with shock and amazement after he and co-composer Atticus Ross won the Best…

  11. Gwyneth Paltrow's Dream Duet Partner: Jay-Z

    February 27, 2011 8:53 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow just came off of a show-stopping, onstage collaboration with Cee Lo Green at the Grammy Awards, but the actress says she already has someone in mind for her next musical duet: Jay-Z . "I think we'd be a good combination," Paltrow told Tim Gunn on the Oscars red…

  12. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an unlikely scenario. Reznor's score for …

  13. Listen: 'Glee' Original Songs, 'Loser Like Me' and 'Get It Right,' Debut

    February 25, 2011 12:22 PM EST After covering dozens of pop hits over its nearly two-year run, " Glee " has debuted its first batch of original music, which will be performed in the Fox show's Mar. 15 episode. "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right," the first two songs written specifically…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Cee Lo Green, 'Glee,' Justin Bieber

    February 24, 2011 5:55 PM EST GO, GREEN: As Lady Gaga reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Born This Way" - marking the first No. 1-debuting title to remain in charge in its second frame since Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" in 2003, and the first such song to do so since the…

  15. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Grows Atop Grammy-Fueled Hot 100

    February 24, 2011 11:00 AM EST A week after the Billboard Hot 100 welcomed Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" as the 1,000th No. 1 in its storied history, the chart-topping counter remains frozen at that milestone number, as "Born This Way" refuses to relinquish its standing to the other Grammy Awards…

  16. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Tinie Tempah Win Big at Brit Awards

    February 15, 2011 6:07 PM EST Dapper London lads Plan B and Tinie Tempah were popular local winners at the Brit music awards Tuesday, while Arcade Fire followed their surprise Grammys victory with two prizes at the British ceremony. Tempah, a 22-year-old product of London's dubstep scene who released his first album,…

  17. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners at 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:45 AM EST The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker, as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem , Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year, for "The Suburbs." The seven-member ensemble expressed shock over the unexpected win,…

  18. Bob Dylan to Perform at Grammys with Mumford & Sons, Avett Bros.

    February 10, 2011 10:50 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Grammy Awards in a tribute to acoustic music.…

  19. Dr. Dre to Perform with Eminem At Grammys

    February 10, 2011 1:47 AM EST Continuing the annual Grammy Awards tradition of pairing A-list artists for musical collaborations, Dr. Dre will join his protege Eminem onstage at this Sunday's show (CBS, 8 p.m.). It will mark the rap icon's first live television performance in more than a decade and comes on the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears in the Studio with Will.i.am, Roots Playing Grammy After-Party

    February 09, 2011 7:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney in the Studio with Will.i.am, Collaborating with Ke$ha? Along with producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, Britney Spears announced on Twitter yesterday she was working with the Black Eyed Peas ' Will.i.am…

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