1. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of his doctor. On a stage…

  2. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially with ticket sales going so well," said…

  3. Billboard Bits: Mick Jagger: Facebook Addict, Katy Perry Reveals New Single Art

    September 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mick Jagger Addicted To… Facebook In a chat with USA Today, Mick Jagger admitted, "I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. There's an underlying problem of this…

  4. 21 Under 21: Jackie Evancho (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:31 AM EDT No. 5. Jackie Evancho Birthdate: April 9, 2000 (age 11) Why She's Hot: Pittsburgh's Jackie Evancho placed second in 2010's season of "America's Got Talent," and her "O Holy Night" EP made the child star last year's top selling debut artist. No…

  5. 21 Under 21: Mac Miller (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:25 AM EDT No. 6. Mac Miller Birthdate: Jan. 19, 1992 (age 19) Why He's Hot: When Mac Miller 's video for "Donald Trump" racked up over 22 million views on YouTube, the Donald himself was hyping the Pittsburgh emcee as "the next Eminem." While this remains to be seen, the…

  6. iHeartRadio Fest Friday: Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Coldplay Bring the Heat to Vegas

    September 24, 2011 1:20 PM EDT The Black Eyed Peas ' will.i.am said he would work with Bruno Mars , Jane's Addiction and Coldplay performed new singles and Dr. Dre caused the biggest hubbub in the audience when he and Jimmy Iovine took their seats to catch Jay-Z 's set on the first night of the iHeartRadio…

  7. Four-Play: J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Monica and Lloyd

    September 15, 2011 12:00 PM EDT J. Cole heads to Barbados, Frank Ocean plays nurse, Monica flaunts her fashion and Lloyd salutes old-school soul. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Monica and Lloyd. J. Cole and Trey Songz head to Rihanna 's homeland for Cole's second…

  8. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Organizers, Fans & Family Butt Heads

    August 26, 2011 8:30 PM EDT As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribute. Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert , set…

  9. Long Live the Queen: Aretha Franklin Thrills in Live Return

    August 26, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Eight months after rumors spread that the Queen was dying, Aretha Franklin -- the Queen of Soul -- proved to a hometown crowd that she's very much alive and well. The 69-year-old Franklin was in robust voice and ebullient good humor throughout her hour-and-50-minute concert on Thursday …

  10. Luke Bryan, Ace Hood Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 17, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While all eyes were trained on the No. 1 arrival of Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" on the Billboard 200, there is actually other news on both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts this week. Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Throne' Debuts at No. 1…

  11. Madonna: A Ron Galella Photo Celebration

    August 16, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Famed veteran paparazzo Ron Galella has been shooting Madonna for more than 20 years, capturing her rise from pop starlet to superstar in the '80s and just about every one of her many reinventions ever since. To celebrate Madge's 53rd birthday today (Aug. 16), we're taking a…

  12. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coaches are slated to perform, along with Leona…

  13. Woman Dies on Way Home From Lollapalooza

    August 07, 2011 5:44 PM EDT It hasn't been all fun and music at Lollapalooza. A 25-year-old woman riding her bike home from the festival died Friday when she lost her footing and was crushed by a truck. Michigan native Jacqueline Michon was at the corner of Wacker and Wabash in downtown Chicago when witnesses say…

  14. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Big on Hoopla, Short on Details

    July 25, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Several members of Michael Jackson 's family held a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 25) morning to announce a tribute concert for their brother, who died two years ago. Aside from a location, a date and a name for the event, the famous family played coy with the details…

  15. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Coming to HBO in October

    July 13, 2011 6:30 PM EDT HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's " George Harrison : Living in the Material World," and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his beginnings in Liverpool through his life…

  16. Beyonce's '4' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Lloyd Snags Top Debut

    July 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's an exceptionally quiet week on both the Billboard 200 albums and Digital Songs charts. On the former, Beyonce 's "4" continues to reign at No. 1 for a second week, selling 115,000 (down 63%), while LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem" (featuring Lauren Bennett…

  17. Beyonce Notches 4th Billboard 200 No. 1 with '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , Beyonce 's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 310,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 -- and fourth studio set to top the list. She's only the third…

  18. Jill Scott Celebrates First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 29, 2011 11:00 AM EDT R&B singer Jill Scott celebrates her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as her fourth studio effort, "The Light of the Sun," debuts atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. She's been notching hits on the chart beginning with her 2000 debut,…

  19. Eminem & Royce da 5'9" Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with Bad Meets Evil EP

    June 22, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Bad Meets Evil -- the hip-hop duo of Eminem and Royce da 5'9" -- bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its "Hell: the Sequel" launches with 171,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set beats out 11-year old Jackie Evancho's first major-label full-length effort, …

  20. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

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