1. Best VMA Performance Ever? 28 Stars Make Their Picks

    August 29, 2011 2:00 PM EDT To celebrate the, we asked Billboard.com readers to pick the best performances in VMA history -- and not surprisingly, pop megastars including Michael Jackson , Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga came out on top of the tally. Well, we camped out on the black carpet on Sunday and came away…

  2. Drake Calls 'Marvin's Room' Remixes 'Flattering'

    August 04, 2011 2:00 PM EDT There's no denying the impact Drake's song, "Marvin's Room," has had on fans and artists. Ever since the release of the track (June 9), there's been a round up of remixes done by Chris Brown , JoJo , Teyana Taylor and more. Drake Talks 'Headlines'…

  3. Jordin Sparks Gives Album Update, Talks Acting Opportunities

    July 28, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Jordin Sparks admits that she gets at least a hundred Twitter questions about the release of her in-the-works third album every day. But the former "American Idol" champ tells Billboard.com that she's taking her time on the follow-up to 2009's "Battlefield,"…

  4. Amy Winehouse Talked Future, Family in Last Interview

    July 27, 2011 5:00 PM EDT In what is being described as Amy Winehouse 's final interview, the oft-troubled chanteuse didn't talk about drugs, or messy breakups, or rehab. Instead, while in the midst of a recording session with Tony Bennett in March, Winehouse struck a humble tone, talking about her…

  5. Chart Juice: Drake's 'Marvin's Room' Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    June 30, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Drake 's emotional, candid cut, "Marvin's Room," debuts at No. 78 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, this week. "Marvin's Room," which was released on his "October's Very Own" website on June 9, has racked 2.4 million listener impressions…

  6. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine Release 'Jagger' Single, J. Cole Announces Debut Album

    June 21, 2011 7:07 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine Release 'Jagger' Single "The Voice" judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine have combined forced for "Moves Like Jagger," a new single posted on…

  7. JoJo Speaks on Fall Album 'Jumping Trains' and Remaking Drake's 'Marvin's Room'

    June 17, 2011 2:00 PM EDT A week after Drake released the emotional track "Marvin's Room" on his October's Very Own website, singer/songwriter JoJo whipped out a female version, titled "Marvin's Room (Can't Do Better)." Drake Sets 'Take Care' Release Date, Gets Emo on …

  8. Press Play: Nas Delivers First Street Single, Lil Wayne Revamps Eminem's 'Stan' & More

    June 14, 2011 12:50 PM EDT Billboard's the Juice is invading your Beats by Dre headphones with the latest tracks, leaked or just realeased. Check out the Juice's playlist featuring Nas , Lil Wayne , Big Sean , CyHi the Prynce and JoJo . Nas - "Nasty" Nas returns to the rap game as if he never left…

  9. Dallas Mavericks' NBA Finals Win: 20 Music Tweets

    June 13, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Music and sports go together like chocolate and peanut butter, so of course musician tweets about the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA championship flowed in after they beat the Miami Heat during game six last night (June 12). Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and…

  10. Nick Jonas Live Q&A Archived Video

    June 09, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Nick Jonas 18-year-old Nick Jonas started his music career when he was only 7, and he's gone on to international pop stardom as the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers . So it's safe to say that Nick knows a thing or two about young singers, and his experience has inspired him to…

  11. Nick Jonas on Joe's Solo Album: 'He's Had a Lot That He's Wanted to Say'

    June 08, 2011 6:40 PM EDT N ick Jonas dished on his brother Joe's new album, an exciting collaboration with a mystery artist, and his new superstar contest when he sat down with Billboard for a Live Q&A today (June 8). For the past seven months, Nick has put his own music on hold to write and produce for…

  12. Kenna Launches Three-EP Series

    April 21, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Kenna , best-known for his Grammy-nominated song "Say Goodbye to Love," will independently release the EP "Land 2 Air Chronicles 1: Chaos and the Darkness" on April 26. Being made available digitally to all retail outlets, the release will be the…

  13. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 01/15/11

    January 15, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @KanyeWest : Yo Britney, I'm really happy for you and…

  14. Timbaland Writes Song for Demi Lovato, Praises Joe Jonas

    January 11, 2011 6:00 PM EST T imbaland has previously collaborated with artists like Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers , but the hip-hop producer is now posting video pleas to work with teen stars. Timbaland posted a video on Sunday (Jan. 9) offering a preview of a song he wrote specifically for Demi Lovato , while a…

  15. Marsha Ambrosius Sends Bullying/Suicide Message In New Vid

    January 05, 2011 10:46 AM EST Songstress Marsha Ambrosius released the video to her latest single, "Far Away," and in it she sends a message about bullying and the high rate of suicide because of it. Watch the clip below: Video: Marsha Ambrosius, "Far Way" Man, this video almost brought a tear to my…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a lead artist, following his turn as a…

  17. Trey Songz: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 06, 2010 1:30 PM EDT Five years ago, a newly signed And that's when the strategic array of singles began. In March 2009 the heartfelt "I Need a Girl," which reached No. 6 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and sold 247,000 downloads, was released. The playful and catchy "LOL :…

  18. Charice's New Dream: Becoming a Lawyer

    July 14, 2010 8:56 AM EDT C harice Pempengco has a long-term plan that involves a different stage than the ones she has occupied since Oprah Winfrey dubbed her the "most talented girl in the world." Win a Charice-Signed Billboard Chart "I want to be a lawyer," the Filipina singing prodigy said in…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 through 2006, followed by a two-year break…

  20. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 6:06 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards, Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving this year's BMI Icon award, John Fogerty…

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