1. John Lennon's Toilet Sells for $14,740 at Auction

    August 30, 2010 2:04 PM EDT A toilet that belonged to late Beatle John Lennon fetched 9,500 pounds ($14,740) at auction on Saturday, around 10 times its estimate, the sale organizers said. Lennon, who was murdered in New York in 1980, had the porcelain lavatory removed from Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire, southern…

  2. Norah Jones To Release Collaborations Albums

    August 19, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Norah Jones will release "…Featuring," an album featuring her musical collaborations of the past decade. The 18-songs set will be released on Nov. 2 on EMI's Blue Note Records. Ray Charle s, Willie Nelson , Dolly Parton , Outkast and Foo Fighters are among those appearing on…

  3. Chart Beat Wednesday: Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha, Rod Stewart

    July 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 'IT'S' NO. 1: Carrie Underwood collects her 10th No. 1 on Country Songs, as "Undo It" lifts 2-1. The song is the third leader from Underwood's "Play On" album, following "Cowboy Casanova" and "Temporary Home." Underwood plated three…

  4. 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…

  5. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 7:13 PM EDT E minem 's "Recovery," released on June 21, is headed for the top spot next week with a very large sum. Industry sources estimate the album will rack up the biggest sales week of the year, as the set could exceed 600,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 27. There'…

  6. Herbie Hancock, "The Imagine Project"

    June 11, 2010 1:20 PM EDT Whether Herbie Hancock 's newest release, "The Imagine Project," wins the album of the year Grammy Award in 2011 (he received the honor in 2008 for "River: The Joni Letters"), it's certainly eligible for some sort of frequent-flier miles prize. Traveling to…

  7. Herbie Hancock Enlists All-Star Cast For 'Imagine Project'

    May 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT Herbie Hancock says his forthcoming album "The Imagine Project" -- due out June 22 -- was "the hardest record I've ever made." And not just because of the music. In fact, the legendary keyboardist tells Billboard.com that actually playing the 10 tracks "was easy…

  8. Jack Johnson: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2010 4:09 PM EDT To understand Jack Johnson , it helps to go back to his college days at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He was a film student, albeit one who focused on surfing videos instead of black-and-white meditations on Icelandic ennui. But like all film students, he developed an…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: A Madge-ical Week For 'Glee'

    April 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT NEW DIRECTIONS: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 18, 1989, Madonna 's "Like a Prayer" soared in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 38. 21 years, one month and three weeks later, the song makes its second Hot 100 appearance, again as the chart's highest new entry . The cast…

  10. 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…

  11. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 8:48 AM EST Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosby, saxophonist Joe Lovano , trumpeter Terence…

  12. Ke$ha Crushes Men's Hearts In 'Blah Blah Blah' Video

    February 24, 2010 6:15 PM EST In the video for Ke$ha's new single, "Blah Blah Blah," the fiercely hot mess of a pop star shows what happens to men who annoy her in the hopes of gaining her attention: In a nutshell: if they don't shut up, she makes them. The thoroughly entertaining clip showcases four…

  13. Ke$ha: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST If you want insight into a celebrity's self-image, you could do worse than watch one make the brief walk from the star's chosen chariot to the red carpet prior to an awards show. The frenzied VIP drop-off area at the 2010 Grammy Awards reveals more than any klieg-light TV interview…

  14. Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen Win Special Grammys

    January 31, 2010 10:35 AM EST Michael Jackson won yet another posthumous honor on Saturday, joining six other musicians including Leonard Cohen and Loretta Lynn who received Grammy awards for lifetime achievement. But Jackson's family, whose members rarely turn down an opportunity to share his spotlight, did not…

  15. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  16. Corinne Bailey Rae: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2010 4:37 PM EST Almost as quickly as she showed up, Corinne Bailey Rae has disappeared. The U.K. singer/songwriter just finished a highly abbreviated set at the 150-capacity Joe's Pub -- one of two New York gigs in early December, and her first live dates here since 2007 -- and the standing-room-only…

  17. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far, the drama swirling around this year's…

  18. Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One, "Parallel Uni-Verses"

    October 16, 2009 4:13 PM EDT There aren't any chart-topping guests on the new release from Oakland, Calif., hip-hop pioneer Del the Funky Homosapien and New Jersey underground stalwart Tame One . "Parallel Uni-Verses" is a true East Coast/West Coast dual team-up; every track a shared effort of like minds…

  19. Herbie Hancock Enlists Dave Matthews, Jeff Beck For 'Imagine' Project

    September 11, 2009 3:19 PM EDT After Herbie Hancock won the 2008 album of the year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters," he did what anyone would do after a tremendous professional accomplishment: He sat down to watch TV. As Hancock watched the PBS documentary "Journey of Man"-which traces the…

  20. Chris Brown Sentenced To Five Years' Probation And Community Labor

    August 26, 2009 10:19 AM EDT A judge on Tuesday (Aug. 25) sentenced Chris Brown to five years' probation and six months' community labor for the beating of Rihanna and ordered the R&B singer to stay away from his former girlfriend for the next five years. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg…

Pages