1. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

  2. Pop Dolls: 20 Musicians Immortalized In Plastic

    November 18, 2011 5:45 PM EST From new favorites like Cody Simpson & Jackie Evancho to classic superstars like Michael Jackson and Cher... yup, there's a doll for them. From new favorites like Cody Simpson & Jackie Evancho to classic superstars like Michael Jackson and Cher... yup, there's a doll for…

  3. Journey's Road to Billboard Legend of Live Award: A Candid Q&A With Neal Schon

    November 08, 2011 11:20 AM EST Schon on Guitar Gods, Not Being A 'Critics' Choice, Ever' & What Steve Perry Meant to Journey As we gear up for the 2011 Billboard Touring Conference and Awards -- which kick off tomorrow (Nov. 8) in New York -- we present an extended conversation with Neal Schon of Journey…

  4. 10 Hot Holiday Albums, 2011

    November 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Justin Bieber is going bells to the wall this Christmas. That's right, bells -- jingle bells. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story But the Biebs, who released "Under the Mistletoe" today (Nov. 1), isn't the only one getting in on the holiday album action this year.…

  5. Fred Durst Signs On to 'Douchebag' Sitcom, Seriously

    October 14, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Jerry Seinfeld. Jackie Gleason. Caroll O'Connor. And now? Fred Durst. The Limp Bizkit frontman has signed on to star in a CBS sitcom that is being referred to as "Douchebag," in a move that is both surprising and terrifyingly real. According to Deadline.com , the show will…

  6. Report: Chris Brown Missed Michael Jackson Tribute For Tour Dates, Not UK Ban

    October 10, 2011 8:31 PM EDT Chris Brown was not among the artists who paid tribute to Michael Jackson in Wales over the weekend, but the singer's rep reportedly claims it was a tour date conflict--not a UK ban over his past criminal record--that kept him from joining the show. "His previously booked domestic F…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 …

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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