1. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  2. Mumford & Sons, Jason Aldean Lead Non-Pop Albums at 2011 Midpoint

    July 07, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011, while artists like folk act Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the year overall, is Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Def Leppard, George Strait

    June 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT CHART ROYALTY: By notching a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" passes Lulu's five-week 1967 leader "To Sir With Love" and trails only Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical" for most frames tallied at the summit…

  4. Dallas Mavericks' NBA Finals Win: 20 Music Tweets

    June 13, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Music and sports go together like chocolate and peanut butter, so of course musician tweets about the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA championship flowed in after they beat the Miami Heat during game six last night (June 12). Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and…

  5. 'The Voice' Debuts Live with Team Aguilera Vs. Team Shelton

    June 08, 2011 1:08 PM EDT C hristina Aguilera was a ball of energy backstage Tuesday (June 7) when "The Voice" wrapped its first live show, as the singer shared her thoughts on her team's performance with a crammed line of journalists. "Tonight I saw enormous growth," Aguilera told Billboard…

  6. 'The Voice': Cee Lo Gets Emotional, Blake Shelton Hosts a Train Wreck

    May 25, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Was Cee Lo Green really brought to tears over having to decide who to cut loose? It certainly appeared that way Tuesday night (May 24) when the Thompson sisters -- oh, why can't they be twins? -- were selected over Kelsey Rey, as the four coaches add their third members to their teams. A…

  7. 'American Idol' Awards: The Best & Worst of Season 10

    May 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Fellow "American Idol" fans: We've spent four months and countless hours obsessing over the biggest show on TV -- that's right, the same show that everyone said was dead last May! -- but alas, it's time to put another season in the books. And what a season it was:…

  8. Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Trevi to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2011 7:11 PM EDT E nrique Iglesias , Luis Fonsi , Christian Castro , Jencarlos Canela and Gloria Trevi have been added to the roster of stars performing later this month at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Beach. The singers join the recently announced performances by Maná , Pitbull , Camila ,…

  9. Gloria Estefan Recording New Album with Pharrell Williams

    April 07, 2011 6:32 AM EDT G loria Estefan has taken to Twitter to tell fans about her newest album and collaboration with hip-hop artist/producer Pharrell Williams . "I can't tell u how much I've enjoyed working with @NeRdArMy!," Estefan wrote , referring to Pharrell. "It's truly been a…

  10. Gerado Ortiz Scores No. 1 Latin Album After Surviving Shooting Attempt

    April 06, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Up and coming regional Mexican artist Gerardo Ortiz , known for his narcocorridos that chronicle Mexico's drug wars, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart barely two weeks after surviving an ambush attempt in Mexico that left his cousin and business manager dead.…

  11. Various Artists, "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection"

    March 18, 2011 10:51 AM EDT Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited itself to a two-disc, 38-track snack-sized…

  12. Britney Spears Reveals Plans for 'Till The World Ends' Video, TV Appearances

    March 17, 2011 3:40 PM EDT As the Mar. 29 release of Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" draws near, the singer is about to be all over television screens. According a press release posted today (Mar. 17) on her website , the singer will appear on "Good Morning America" and "Ellen" during…

  13. Britney Spears Announces 'Special Concert' on 'Femme Fatale' Release Day

    February 25, 2011 2:25 PM EST B ritney Spears will perform a "special concert" in San Francisco, Calif. -- to be televised on ABC's "Good Morning America" -- on Mar. 29, the same day her new album "Femme Fatale" hits stores. The pop star announced the performance in a 24-second video…

  14. Wanda Jackson 'Wasn't Sure' Jack White Collaboration Would Work on 'Party Ain't Over'

    January 26, 2011 10:54 AM EST W anda Jackson was certainly into recording a new album last year. But the 73-year-old rockabilly veteran and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had some initial apprehensions about making the just-released "The Party Ain't Over" with Jack White . "He's a big star, as big as…

  15. Soundgarden's Chris Cornell Talks 'Telephantasm,' 'Guitar Hero' Deal

    October 01, 2010 11:16 AM EDT After a 13-year break, Soundgarden is releasing its new album through the "Guitar Hero" video game series -- and its frontman believes it's the perfect way to reintroduce the band to a new generation. "In the obvious way, it's going to reach a certain amount of…

  16. T.I., Wife Arrested on Drug Charges

    September 02, 2010 7:16 AM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was arrested along with his wife on suspicion of possessing methamphetamines, five months after the hip-hop star finished a prison stint on weapons charges. The 29-year-old rapper and his wife, Tameka Cottle, were arrested Wednesday night in West Hollywood after…

  17. Heart Returns To Adult Contemporary Chart

    September 01, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'CAR' RIDE: Veteran rock act Heart makes its first appearance on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart in more than 16 years, as "Hey You" debuts at No. 30. The song introduces the group's first studio album in six years, "Red Velvet Car,"…

  18. Can 'American Idol' Be Saved?

    May 21, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 'American Idol' Ratings Are At Their Lowest Since 2004, And Simon Cowell Is Moving On. As The Season-Nine Finale Approaches, Can TV's Talent Show Behemoth Stay Dominant And Turn Its Winners Into Stars Again? "Alright, so listen, man. I don't know what's quite…

  19. Chart Beat Wednesday: Diva Domination

    April 28, 2010 1:05 PM EDT BEYONCE & LADY GAGA: After "Telephone," by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce , topped Dance/Club Play Songs in February, "Video Phone" returns the superstar duo to the chart's top spot. The list's new leader credits the pair in reverse order: Beyonce featuring Lady…

  20. Brandy Rumored with Flo Rida, Aimee Mann and Ice-T Twitter Tiff

    April 12, 2010 5:32 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, people are buzzing about Brandy , after she was spotted with Flo Rida after her 31st birthday. "The Simpsons" season finale will guest star all four "American Idol" judges and host Ryan Seacrest, as Mo…

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