1. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Heart, Michelle Branch

    September 09, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 'DREAM' SEQUENCE: As previously reported , Katy Perry pockets her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Teenage Dream" rises 2-1. Perry previously led for seven weeks with "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008 and for six weeks with "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop…

  2. Leonard Cohen to End World Tour with 4 U.S. Shows

    September 07, 2010 11:16 AM EDT L eonard Cohen's neverending world tour will actually end in December with four newly announced theater shows in the western United States, his promoter said on Tuesday. The tireless Canadian folk poet emerged from a 15-year semi-retirement in May 2008 to crisscross large arenas around…

  3. Iggy and the Stooges, Scientists Power Up ATP New York

    September 04, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Although it doesn't involve actual camping like Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, no festival feels more like summer camp than All Tomorrow's Parties New York. The American spinoff of the 10 year-old UK fest launched its third annual event on Friday (Sept. 3) at Monticello, N.Y.'s…

  4. Sia Leads Australian Indie Awards Nominations

    September 01, 2010 8:18 AM EDT With four nominations, Sia leads the pack heading into Australia's fifth annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards, to be held Oct. 1 at Melbourne's Forum Theatre. The Adelaide-born artist is up for best independent artist, her third set "We Are Born" (Independent…

  5. 'Glee' Launches Clothing Line

    August 24, 2010 11:04 AM EDT Gleeks can now wear their love for their favorite show: a new "Glee" fashion apparel line has debuted exclusively at Macy's, with T-shirts, tops and hoodies inspired by the smash musical series. Macy's debuted the "Glee" line on Sunday (Aug. 22) at Los Angeles&…

  6. Lea Michele Teases Justin Timberlake 'Glee' Episode

    August 12, 2010 10:28 AM EDT Forget social misfit: Lea Michele may actually be "Most Likely to Succeed" on Emmy night for her turn as Rachel Berry on Fox's musical comedy sensation "Glee." Michele recently dished to The Hollywood Reporter about shifting from Broadway to television comedienne, her…

  7. Brian Wilson Reaches Back For 'Gershwin' Project

    August 06, 2010 2:30 PM EDT In 2004, Brian Wilson scored a critical and commercial victory by releasing a completed version of "Smile," the legendary "Pet Sounds" follow-up he'd originally begun work on in 1966. Six years later, the Beach Boys mastermind is reaching even further back in time for…

  8. 15 Reality TV Stars Turned Wannabe Musicians

    July 29, 2010 2:00 PM EDT Nostalgic for fist-pumping, smushing, and drunken brawling after a night of chugging Ron Ron Juice? Not to worry -- Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the "Jersey Shore" gang officially return to MTV tonight (July 29) for the season 2 premiere of their reality smash. To celebrate…

  9. Katy Perry Calls Russell Brand the 'Perfect' Partner in YouTube Interview

    July 27, 2010 4:47 PM EDT While in New York, Katy Perry sat down with YouTube host Lisa Nova to answer some of her fans' questions via her YouTube Channel. 20,000 viewers submitted their questions via the YouTube tool Moderator for the 30-minute clip titled "YouTube Presents An Interview With Katy Perry,…

  10. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emmy-nominated TV musical comedy, and fellow…

  11. Born Ruffians, "Say It"

    June 18, 2010 3:31 PM EDT Born Ruffians reintroduced the forgotten concept of straightforward, no-fuss indie rock with its 2008 debut, "Red, Yellow & Blue." The band takes a similar approach on its latest album, "Say It"-but this time around, the music might be uncomplicated to a fault. The…

  12. Sergio Mendes, "Bon Tempo"

    June 18, 2010 1:37 PM EDT Summer, soccer and Sergio Mendes . Whether or not Mendes planned for his newest album, "Bon Tempo" (Good Time), to come out on the eve of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it's an ideal trifecta. On the set, the bandleader known for his blend of Brazilian bossa nova, roots rhythms and…

  13. MGMT: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 24, 2010 5:28 PM EDT Dates: May-June Ticket prices: $30-$39.50 (Purchase tickets here ) MGMT likely could've packed bigger venues on this summer run, but the psych-rock band prefers intimacy, according to booking agent Heather Kolker at Paradigm Talent Agency. The smaller settings make these tickets all the…

  14. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes A Force On Tour

    May 21, 2010 1:56 PM EDT After commanding the recent attention of a massive crowd at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. -- which included power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé -- a band of merry pranksters called Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is becoming one of the hottest touring acts of summer 2010. And that…

  15. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 6:06 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards, Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving this year's BMI Icon award, John Fogerty…

  16. Nnenna Freelon, "Homefree"

    May 07, 2010 1:29 PM EDT A jazz vocalist recording standards from the Great American Songbook isn't an innovative idea. But singer Nnenna Freelon takes a fresh, appealing approach to the concept on her seventh Concord album, "Homefree." Intriguing, left-of-center arrangements--coupled with one of the…

  17. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will delve into 1960s Motown and soul before…

  18. Ask Billboard: Which Carrie Songs To 'Play'?

    April 23, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'PLAY ON' AND ON Hey Gary, I am a huge Carrie Underwood fan! If you…

  19. 'Glee' Ready To Flex 'The Power Of Madonna'

    April 20, 2010 2:46 PM EDT Bust out your disheveled wedding dresses, cone bras and Kabbalah water - tonight Fox's "Glee" will unveil its first episode to be dedicated entirely to one artist with "The Power of Madonna ." Putting together a weekly television show is a rigorous experience even…

  20. Videos of the Week: Rihanna's a 'Rockstar,' Kate Gosselin Dances to 'Paparazzi,' 'Glee' does Oprah

    April 09, 2010 6:28 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Rihanna channels her innner "Rockstar" on "Idol," Kate Gosselin performs for "Paparazzi" on "Dancing with the Stars," the "Glee" cast gets love from Oprah and Michelle Obama, Justin…

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