1. Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Attracts Family, Fans Like Jewel & Dierks Bentley

    January 05, 2012 4:45 PM EST Shooter Jennings on Dad's Legacy: 'He Doesn't Need Any Help From Me at Keeping It Alive' Friends and family of the late Waylon Jennings recently came together at the Nashville studios of Sirius/XM for a special taping to promote the Jan. 24 Feb. 7 release of "Waylon:…

  2. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Back to Black" by Florence Welch of…

  3. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and Ledisi gushed over meeting Martha Reeves …

  4. Katy B Rocks the Roof: Live From Billboard Tastemakers

    December 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST Our Tastemakers video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. With her cascade…

  5. Adele Reaches Milestone in 'X-Factor'-Heavy U.K. Chart Week

    December 05, 2011 9:30 AM EST Singer Overtakes Amy Winehouse to Have Century's Top-Selling Album The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" and the charity release by the show's 2011…

  6. Bye Bye Broadway: Pop Songs We'd Like to See on 'Glee'

    November 15, 2011 10:00 AM EST Broadway came to Lima, Ohio in full force this season of "Glee," with songs from the Great White Way dominating the few and far between pop numbers. But now that the school play is over and "West Side Story" standards are off the table, it's time for the show to turn…

  7. 'X Factor' Results: Paula Cracks Under The Pressure

    November 11, 2011 4:00 PM EST Last night on "X Factor," with elimination looming, it wasn't the contestants cracking under the pressure, it was a judge. Two of Paula's groups landed in the bottom again, and the mentor was forced to play judge and choose between her contestants for the second week in a…

  8. 'X Factor': Judges Pick Oddball Songs From Movies For 11 Finalists

    November 10, 2011 10:25 AM EST Last night's (Nov. 9) episode of "X Factor" featured live performances by the remaining 11 contestants, and one very awkward theme. Rather than working within the motif of film soundtracks, the judges chose some of the most obscure movies possible -- "You, Me and Dupree…

  9. Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson to Celebrate Soul For 'VH1 Divas'

    October 27, 2011 8:19 PM EDT VH1 announced a pretty impressive roster of artists for VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul airing Monday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. This year's performers are Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, and Jessie J with The Roots serving as the house band. The…

  10. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17, raised her YouTube profile views from 104…

  11. Coldplay, LMFAO, Jessie J Added As MTV EMA Performers

    October 13, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Already loaded with stateside talent like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and host Selena Gomez , MTV announced they've added U.K. stars and party-rockers to the MTV Europe Music Awards performance lineup. Brits Coldplay and Jessie J and L.A. electro-rappers LMFAO will take the EMA stage at…

  12. Jessie J Tops MOBOs With Four Awards

    October 05, 2011 11:40 PM EDT The MOBO awards made it clear they know who Jessie J is. The pop newcomer won Best Album for her debut album, "Who You Are," as well as Best Song ("Do It Like a Dude"), Best Newcomer and Best UK Act. "Wow. I did not expect to win that at all," she said while…

  13. Billboard Bits: Taio Cruz's New Single, Jay-Z's 'Decoded' Update, Mitch Winehouse's Charity Gig For Amy

    October 04, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taio Cruz Drops New Single Featuring Flo Rida Today, Taio Cruz dropped "Hangover," the first single off his upcoming third album, "TY.O." The UK pop singer-songwriter teamed with producer Dr.…

  14. 50 Cent to Headline, Produce Action Thriller 'The Pursuit'

    October 04, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Cent has zeroed in on action project "The Pursuit" as his next starring vehicle. Emmett/Furla Films and Cheetah Vision Films, which Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson runs with producer Randall Emmett, are producing the thriller which will be directed by Jessy Terrero. Terrero…

  15. James Morrison Tops U.K. Album Chart; Goo Goo Dolls' 'Iris' Rises Again

    October 03, 2011 9:30 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Morrison made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from three releases on Sunday (2) as "The Awakening" (Universal Island) debuted at the top of the new chart. Spanish DJ-producer Sak Noel's European hit "Loca People" (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  16. Dhani Harrison Enlists RZA, Regina Spektor for thenewno2 Releases

    September 28, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Dhani Harrison's thenewno2 pack a lot of special-guest driven power into its new EP, "EP002," out now. The band, led by the son of the late Beatle, George, has recruited not only Wu-Tang Clan 's RZA , but also Regina Spektor ,and rappers Crisis and Sir Eyes to appear, all…

  17. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Tops Adult Pop Songs

    September 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  18. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but…

  19. Selena Gomez To Host MTV Europe Music Awards

    September 26, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Selena Gomez will host the 18th annual MTV Europe Awards, organizers said Monday. The music extravaganza - to be broadcast this year from Belfast's Odeyssey Arena in Northern Ireland, will see Gomez act as the lynchpin across all platforms for MTV's global celebration of the year&…

  20. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards Nominees

    September 19, 2011 1:40 PM EDT After taking home multiple MTV Video Music Awards last month -- in drag, no less -- Lady Gaga continues a banner year with six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 6 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Behind the widespread acclaim for new album "Born This Way,"…

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