1. '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…

  2. '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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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&…

  14. 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,"…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, the Beatles, George Strait

    September 16, 2011 12:15 PM EDT B IG 'MR.' STUFF: Kelly Clarkson roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Mr. Know It All" launches as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 18. An impressive debut, certainly. But, just where does the song rank among other like-prefixed titles? Let's see where that overconfident …

  16. Jessie J Leads Nominees for U.K.'s MOBO Awards

    September 01, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Fresh off a stint as the house performer at the MTV Video Music Awards, "Price Tag" singer Jessie J leads all nominees for Great Britain's MOBO Awards with five nominations, including Best UK Act. Jessie J's debut single, "Do It Like a Dude," is nominated for…

  17. Beyonce's VMA Baby News Good for Sales Bump

    August 31, 2011 8:53 PM EDT As Billboardon Aug. 28. Her most recent album, "4," might jump back into the top 10 with perhaps a 40% sales increase. The set could sell anywhere between 30,000 and 40,000 copies by week's end on Sept. 4. Beyonce's Video Music Award performance of "Love on Top"…

  18. VMAs 2011: The 20 Best & Worst Dressed

    August 29, 2011 2:30 PM EDT An evening of gender bending, babies and all things leopard commenced last night at the 28th annual celebration of the MTV Video Music Awards. The show was loud in more ways then one, and certainly held true to its long tradition of exhibiting the most outrageous fashions of the year. From…

  19. Reality Star Will Young Clocks Third No. 1 on U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 10:01 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. Original "Pop Idol" victor Will Young 's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" single at No. 5, while 2009 "X Factor…

  20. Watch Lil Wayne on the VMAs, Then Buy His Album

    August 22, 2011 9:17 AM EDT Lil Wayne is hoping his performance on the MTV Video Music Awards will be so good, fans will rush out and get his new album: The rapper is making it digitally available at midnight after Sunday's show. "Tha Carter IV" will be available on iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital…

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