1. Billboard Bits: J.Lo Goes Diva In 'Idol' Negotiations, 'Glee' Brings In 'Rocky Horror' Alums

    September 13, 2010 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "American Idol" Did Not Meet J.Lo's Demands Although she will receive a handsome deal for becoming a judge on "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez 's demands for a $15 million pay check and…

  2. Will.i.am Addresses VMAs 'Blackface' Controversy on Twitter

    September 13, 2010 3:30 PM EDT B lack Eyed Peas leader Will.i.am raised some eyebrows during the MTV VMAs pre-show last night (Sept. 12) by covering his face with black makeup while performing alongside Nicki Minaj . The rapper took to Twitter today to defend his appearance, which some have decried as comparable to…

  3. Josh Groban Unveils 'Hidden Away' Single, 'Illuminations' Album Art

    September 13, 2010 3:00 PM EDT J osh Groban today (Sept. 13) announced the official release of his new single, "Hidden Away," as well as the cover art for his fifth album "Illuminations," which is due in November on 143/Reprise Records. "I want to free your heart, I want to see your heart/Please…

  4. Coldplay Has 'A Lot of Work' Left to Finish New Album

    September 13, 2010 10:50 AM EDT While Coldplay is hard at work on its fifth album, the band has confirmed that a follow-up to its platinum 2008 disc "Viva La Vida" won't see the light of day in 2010. According to a Coldplay fan site , the Chris Martin and his bandmates announced at a fan meet in London that…

  5. Cody Simpson 'Steal's A Ben Harper Tune

    September 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT It's tough to expect a 13-year-old to nail the romantic subtleties of Ben Harper's "Steal My Kisses," but Australian YouTube sensation Cody Simpson delivers a sumptuous rendition of the song for this week's installment of Mashup Mondays. The singer-songwriter performs…

  6. Lady Gaga Wins 8 MTV VMAs, Reveals 'Born This Way' Album Title

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT L ady Gaga dominated the 2010 MTV VMAs Sunday night (Sept. 12), winning a total of eight moonmen including video of the year, best female video and best pop video. The pop star also took home VMAs for best dance video, best collaboration, best choreography, best editing and best direction.…

  7. Taylor Swift Deems Kanye West 'Innocent' at VMAs

    September 12, 2010 10:45 PM EDT T aylor Swift debuted a new song about Kanye West at the MTV VMAs Sunday night (Sept. 12) that found the country star offering words of encouragement to the rapper. The song, titled "Innocent," will appear on Swift's upcoming album, "Speak Now." Photos: MTV VMAs Red…

  8. Lady Gaga Dominates MTV VMAs with Early Wins

    September 12, 2010 10:00 PM EDT L ady Gaga won the first three awards announced at the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles Sunday night (Sept. 12), taking home moon men for best dance video ("Bad Romance"), best collaboration video for "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé , and best female video (also for "Bad Romance…

  9. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish, Fantasia Cracks Aspirin Joke

    September 10, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish Justin Bieber had a brief run-in with the law on Sunday (Sept. 9) before taking the stage at a Maryland state fair. The pop star was reportedly "horsing around"…

  10. Brandon Flowers Wanted to 'Summon Spirits of the Desert' with 'Flamingo'

    September 10, 2010 3:45 PM EDT While announcing the arrival of his solo career, Brandon Flowers made it clear that his band, the Killers , isn't breaking up. In fact, the singer says that the point of "Flamingo," due Sept. 14 on Island Records, was to deliver these songs to the public so that his group could…

  11. U2 'Spider-Man' Song Debuts on 'Good Morning America'

    September 10, 2010 2:20 PM EDT The U2 -scored Broadway spectacle "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has endured its share of setbacks , but fans finally got a taste of the musical on "Good Morning America" Friday morning (Sept. 10). Reeve Carney, who plays the titular superhero, performed the track "…

  12. Kanye West and Taylor Swift Won't Reunite at VMAs

    September 10, 2010 11:55 AM EDT Don't expect a duet between Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. Jesse Ignjatovic, the executive producer of Sunday's show, flatly declared there's no chance of the pair reuniting in song a year after West interrupted Swift's acceptance speech for…

  13. Jamiroquai Premieres New Album in London

    September 10, 2010 8:09 AM EDT Funk/soul act Jamiroquai made its live return in London last night (Sept. 9) where the British group premiered material from its new studio set "Rock Dust Light Star" (Mercury/Universal). Appearing onstage within the plush confines of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge, the…

  14. Billboard Bits: T.I. May Lose AXE Sponsorship, Rihanna Strips for 'Only Girl' Cover

    September 09, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T.I. In Danger of Losing AXE Sponsorhip Following T.I. 's arrest for drug possession last week, AXE body spray is considering ending their partnership with the rapper, TMZ reports. A company rep has said that…

  15. Usher Reveals 'OMG Tour' Details

    September 09, 2010 2:50 PM EDT U sher will follow the release of new album "Versus" and a performance at the MTV VMAs with the OMG tour,a North American run that was announced yesterday (Sept. 8). The trek will kick off Nov. 10 in Seattle and hit 25 cities over November and December. The news of a headlining run…

  16. Dave Matthews Band Announces Fall Arena Tour

    September 09, 2010 12:31 PM EDT Before Dave Matthews Band takes a break from the road next year, the group will embark on a 12-date arena tour in November. The East Coast run will kick off Nov. 2 in Buffalo, NY and make two-night stops at Boston's TD Garden and New York's Madison Square Garden. Dave Matthews Won&…

  17. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Still Promises Free Show, Don Imus Preps 'Ranch Record'

    September 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. Still Promising Free Show M.I.A. has scheduled a show in New York City for Sept. 27, but the set will not be free, despite the singer's promise that she will hold a free NYC concert to amend for a…

  18. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  19. Kings of Leon Plays with Kid Choir in 'Radioactive' Video

    September 08, 2010 1:35 PM EDT K ings of Leon shows its kinder, cuddlier side in the music video to "Radioactive," which premiered today (Sept. 8) on the band's website and Vevo. The clip for the single, which precedes the release of fifth album "Come Around Sundown" on Oct. 19, finds the foursome…

  20. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

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