1. Listen: 'Glee' Original Songs, 'Loser Like Me' and 'Get It Right,' Debut

    February 25, 2011 12:22 PM EST After covering dozens of pop hits over its nearly two-year run, " Glee " has debuted its first batch of original music, which will be performed in the Fox show's Mar. 15 episode. "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right," the first two songs written specifically…

  2. Top 20 Music Super Bowl XLV Tweets

    February 07, 2011 2:18 PM EST Whether they were rooting for the Packers or the Steelers or just tuned into catch the commercials and the halftime show, the music world had a lot to say about the Super Bowl last night (Feb. 6). Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and…

  3. Steve Earle Explores Mortality on New Album and Novel, Talks 'Treme'

    January 24, 2011 11:42 AM EST S teve Earle didn't intend for his new album and upcoming novel -- both titled "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" -- to connect, but in hindsight he's not surprised they did. "This is the longest I've ever taken to write a record," Earle, who'…

  4. Steve Earle: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:49 PM EST Steve Earle Title TBD Date TBD Earle recently finished recording his 14th studio album with producer T Bone Burnett. The follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning 2009 release, "Townes," will include "The City," the song he wrote for his character in HBO's "Treme,…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BACK TO DECEMBER …

  6. Toni Braxton and Family Starring in Reality TV Show

    January 03, 2011 4:30 PM EST T oni Braxton is the latest celebrity to open her home to reality television cameras. Braxton, the Grammy-winning singer of "Un-Break My Heart" and "You're Makin' Me High," will appear in "Braxton Family Values" on the WE network starting in April.…

  7. Fergie Q&A: Billboard's Woman of the Year 2010

    December 03, 2010 11:32 AM EST By the time she turned 27, Stacy Ann Ferguson had spent two years as the voice of Sally in animated "Peanuts" features, six years belting out perky, inspirational covers on the children's TV show "Kids Incorporated," 10 years chasing fame as a bottle blonde in the R…

  8. Billboard Bits: New Michael Jackson Video, 'One More Chance,' Debuts Online

    November 19, 2010 7:12 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Michael Jackson Video, 'One More Chance,' Debuts Online Four days after the release of the new Michael Jackson single, "Hold My Hand," a video for the previously released song "One More…

  9. Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper Toast Lennon's Legacy at Concert

    November 15, 2010 5:05 PM EST "I looked to Yoko [Ono] for how to carry oneself as a widow," Patti Smith told concertgoers Friday (Nov. 12) at the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute Concert at New York City's Beacon Theater, just before ripping into "Oh Yoko!" Ono was not at the performance, a benefit…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: John Lennon, Taylor Swift, 'Glee'

    October 14, 2010 7:36 PM EDT LENNON LEGEND: Capitol Records' celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday Oct. 9 brings the party to both the Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Eight of Lennon's classic solo albums were remastered and reissued last week (Oct. 5), while a new…

  11. Teddy Pendergrass' Family Battles Over Estate

    October 06, 2010 10:35 AM EDT The son and second wife of Teddy Pendergrass are locked in a battle over the late R&B singer's estate. Teddy Pendergrass II and Joan Pendergrass have produced conflicting wills since the singer died of colon cancer in January. The son claims a will from May 2009 names him executor…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Lil Wayne, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp

    August 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 'ABOVE' AND BEYOND: With his highest career debut as a lead artist, Lil Wayne becomes one of just 10 acts in the Billboard Hot 100 's history to make at least 60 visits to the survey. "Right Above It" soars in as the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut at No. 6. As a lead…

  13. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. COMPLETE COVERAGE…

  14. M.I.A., LCD, Pavement, T.I. Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Lineup

    July 20, 2010 12:56 PM EDT M.I.A . , LCD Soundsystem , Pavement , T.I. , and Ludacris are among the acts booked at this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the bill are Joan Jett , Thievery Corporation , Matt & Kim ,…

  15. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 7/17/2010

    July 17, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @justinbieber : there is no beef here. @ nickjonas is a…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that everyone has the New York song, but ... what…

  17. Miley Cyrus Talks "Tamed," Drake And Katy Rule The Charts

    June 23, 2010 6:32 PM EDT In today's edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Billboard.com and Fuse , Drake and Katy Perry are the king and queen of the Billboard 200 album chart and Hot 100 singles chart respectively. Meanwhile in our New Noise segment, Miley Cyrus had a few things to say about her new…

  18. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, The X Factor, Peter Gabriel, Carrie Underwood

    May 06, 2010 12:28 PM EDT Veteran rock band Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year with box office totals reported from six dates of The Circle Tour. Adding the $9.7 million in ticket sales from these six performances, the tour's overall gross passes the $50 million mark since its mid…

  19. Aventura Tops Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2010 11:00 PM EDT Aventura , the urban bachata group from the Bronx that has re-energized the tropical music scene, was the big winner at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, snaring nine trophies, including Latin album and digital album of the year for "The Last" (Premium). Above: Stars on the red…

  20. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch Marc Anthony on 'Iconos'

    April 29, 2010 6:38 PM EDT Today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes to you again from the sunny shores of Puerto Rico, which hosts the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards presented by State Farm. The Latin music industry is readying for tonight's Billboard Latin Music…

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