1. Pusha T Talks GOOD Music Album and His 'Dark, Cinematic' Solo Debut

    July 18, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Pusha's official solo album is expected to hit stores in October. Although "Cruel Summer," the compilation album from Kanye West 's GOOD Music label, is less than a month away from hitting stores on Aug. 7, little is known of the blockbuster hip-hop project. An official…

  2. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And Ryan Seacrest exists solely in video form.…

  3. Carrie Underwood, 'Blown Away': Track-By-Track Review

    May 01, 2012 11:10 AM EDT For those who think they know what to expect from Carrie Underwood on her fourth album, prepare to be "Blown Away." Co-writing eight of the 14 tracks, Underwood delivers her most adventurous album yet, tackling a variety of emotional topics, including abuse, infidelity, revenge and…

  4. Neon Trees: Style Council

    April 25, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chart Article "For me, fashion's always been the most fun aspect of existing. Since I was thirteen years old, I was getting dressed up and turning heads at school," says Neon Tress' frontman Tyler Glenn. "I don't think fabric has a sex and I don't know why…

  5. J. Cole, Missy Elliott Get Cosmic In 'Nobody's Perfect' Video: Watch

    March 15, 2012 12:40 PM EDT On his new video for "Cole World" cut "Nobody's Perfect" featuring Missy Elliott , J. Cole continues his introverted streak with shots of serious bedroom brooding and cosmic chilling as he finds himself emotionally confused. J. Cole featuring Missy Elliott, "…

  6. Sleigh Bells 'Reign of Terror': Track-By-Track Review

    February 22, 2012 4:15 PM EST When listeners first encountered Sleigh Bells in early 2010 (or late 2009, if they were ahead of the curve), most were not sure what to think. Pummeling electronic beats, hardcore guitar arpeggios, angelic female vocals, no choruses. It defied logic, yet somehow, it worked. The sound was…

  7. Nick Cannon is '100 Percent Feeling Good' After Hospitalization

    February 06, 2012 9:50 AM EST What do you do after recovering from a serious illness? If you're Nick Cannon , you celebrate by attending the Super Bowl. The entertainer was hospitalized last month after suffering from a form of mild kidney failure, but he says he is now fully healed. "This is a great place to…

  8. Peter, Paul & Mary Bassist Dick Kniss Dies

    January 27, 2012 6:00 PM EST Dick Kniss, a bassist who performed for five decades with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," has died. He was 74. Kniss died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near their home in the Hudson Valley town of…

  9. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard's novelty track "Make My Day"…

  10. Hospital Downplays Beyonce Birth Controversy

    January 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST It's only been a few days since Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed little Blue Ivy Carter into the world, but the rumor mill on the baby's birth keeps on spinning. Frank Danza, a spokesman for Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, wants to clarify a few of those rumors: namely, that the hip…

  11. The Weeknd Remixes Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night': Listen

    November 02, 2011 5:00 PM EDT When Lady Gaga announced a remix album based on her chart-topping album "Born This Way" last month, one artist on the track list immediately raised some eyebrows: mysterious R&B phenom the Weeknd . Three weeks before the disc's Nov. 21 release, the Weeknd's dark,…

  12. Feist Debuts New Album in Harlem Church Crypt

    October 04, 2011 11:55 AM EDT At last night's (Oct. 3) intimate Feist show in the crypt of a Harlem church, the indie chanteuse did not even go near the song that made her famous. The night was not about "1234" or the fame it cascaded unto Leslie Feist four years ago, but rather, the Canadian singer's…

  13. Let's R.E.M.-ember: 31 Billboard Chart Milestones Over The Band's 31-Year Career

    September 23, 2011 9:05 AM EDT After more than three decades and 15 studio albums, alternative cornerstone A AA s previously reported , alternative cornerstone R.E.M. announced its breakup yesterday after more than three decades and 15 albums. In celebration of the band's 31 years, here are 31 chart highlights that…

  14. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  15. Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'I'm With You': Track-By-Track Review

    August 30, 2011 11:25 AM EDT In a nearly 30-year career, Los Angeles poster boys Red Hot Chili Peppers have been christened punk-funk pioneers, genre-bridging party-starters, intricate virtuosos, stadium-ready rockers, introspective balladeers and sunny elder statesmen of rock. Having weathered bandmate departures,…

  16. Lollapalooza 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 08, 2011 12:45 PM EDT They came, they saw, they rocked. Neither rain, nor thunder, nor mud, nor malfunctioning gear could keep the Foos, the fans, the Mau5, the Monkeys or the Man from closing out Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary right. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits…

  17. What's on Harry Potter's iPod?

    July 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT With the stateside debut of the final "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," this Friday (July 15), HP fanatics are asking themselves, "What do we do now?" As for us here at Billboard.com, after sitting through seven (and soon to be…

  18. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Pitbull, Jill Scott, Weird Al Yankovic

    June 30, 2011 7:55 PM EDT PET SOUNDS: Dog days are just beginning atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as Pitbull celebrates his first No. 1 with "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. In anticipation of the Miami rapper's ascension to the apex, Chart Beat reader and frequent contributor…

  20. Ask Billboard: Which Superstars Have Yet To Hit No. 1? Readers Respond, Continued

    June 17, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHICH SUPERSTARS…

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