1. Lady Gaga's 'Simpsons' Turn, Tour Controversy Spark Billboard Chart Gain

    May 24, 2012 10:11 PM EDT Lady Gaga rises makes a big jump back into the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart (climbing 14-5) thanks to the momentum generated by her guest appearance on Fox TV's "The Simpsons" (May 20). The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook,…

  2. Nicki Minaj: Grammys Performance Was Part of a Movie

    February 16, 2012 10:00 AM EST Some were confused, others offended by Nicki Minaj 's over-the-top performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but the singer-rapper doesn't understand what all the hubbub is about. "I don't know what is the big issue?" she asked. The 29-year-old said her five-minute…

  3. Nicki Minaj on Fashion Week: 'I'm Not Impressed'

    February 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST Perhaps her Versace nun-inspired outfit , accessorized with a Catholic Priest, from the Grammys was an even deeper fashion statement than we realized. In a Q&A with New York Magazine (where she's also on this week's cover), Nicki Minaj had some choice words for the fashion world…

  4. Nicki Minaj Offends Catholic League With Grammys Performance

    February 13, 2012 1:15 PM EST Nicki Minaj 's Grammys onstage exorcism yesterday (Feb. 12), left most people one of three: confused, blown away or offended. The Catholic League issued a statement of the rapstress' performance that leaves no doubt to which one of those three categories they belong to. According to…

  5. Nicki Minaj Gets Exorcised in 'Roman Holiday' Grammy Performance: Watch

    February 13, 2012 12:10 AM EST Taking a page from Madonna after her elaborate Super Bowl performance last Sunday, Nicki Minaj unveiled a new song, "Roman Holiday," with a complex, "Exorcist"-riffing performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 12). After entering the Staples Center…

  6. Lana Del Rey's Boy Toy in 'Born to Die' -- Meet Bradley Soileau

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST Who's that guy? If you're a regular watcher of pop music videos of late there's a chance you've asked that a few times, whether while oggling Rihanna's "We Found Love" (Dudley O'Shaughnessy) or Lady Gaga's "Judas" (Norman Reedus). The…

  7. Ask Billboard: What Should Lady Gaga's Next Single Be?

    January 23, 2012 3:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. WHAT SHOULD LADY…

  8. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. We'll take a…

  9. Priest Beatboxes the OG Christmas Story: Watch

    December 16, 2011 1:15 PM EST Do you like rap? Do you like the Christmas story? No, the OG Christmas story, the one that's likely to be told by a real-life priest. Well, a real-life priest (vicar, technically) named Gavin Tyte just dropped a three-minute freestyle of the Bible-approved telling via YouTube. Beatboxed…

  10. Lady Gaga, Pitbull Rock Z100's Jingle Ball in NYC

    December 10, 2011 12:05 PM EST Also at Annual Bash: Half of LMFAO, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, Plus Surprise Guests Lady Gaga 's career came full circle for a moment Friday night. The singer headlined Z100's annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden, an event that holds special meaning to the New York…

  11. 1000 No. 1s: RedOne Chats About Lady Gaga's 'Just Dance'

    December 08, 2011 1:30 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 8: RedOne Talks About Lady Gaga Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of…

  12. James Durbin Attempts to Turn 'Idol' Success Into Stadium Status

    December 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST Last spring, James Durbin , a 22-year-old metal enthusiast with a booming voice, finished fourth during the 10th season of "American Idol." He was visibly upset when he was eliminated, but declared in a press conference the next day, "I haven't failed at all. This is just…

  13. Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way: The Remix': Track-By-Track Review

    November 21, 2011 10:00 AM EST A remix full-length based entirely off of one album is always a bit of a sticky situation, but even more so when a Lady Gaga opus is the subject of the reworking. After all, Gaga is an uncompromising figure in pop music, and the vision of an album like "Born This Way" -- its many…

  14. Lady Gaga Breaks From Creative Director Laurieann Gibson

    November 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime creative director Laurieann Gibson are no longer working together, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Popular hip-hop gossip site MediaTakeOut was first to report that the two had a "bitter fight." It postulates that Gibson's ego has gotten the…

  15. Hot Tours: Journey, Justin Bieber, Marc Anthony

    October 14, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Journey soars to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from outdoor amphitheaters and arenas during the North American summer leg of the Eclipse Tour. After launching the tour in late February, the band played Latin American and European dates during the spring…

  16. Disturbed Releases B-Sides Album Before 'Going Away for a Bit'

    October 13, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan says fans should not consider the 16 B-sides and rarities on the upcoming compilation "The Lost Children" to be of lesser quality than the songs on the Chicago quartet's five studio albums. "To us, B-sides don't necessarily mean these…

  17. Hot Tours: Def Leppard, RHCP, Tim McGraw

    October 07, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Rock legends Def Leppard and Heart occupy the No. 1 slot on Hot Tours as the superstar pairing's Mirror Ball tour traipsed for four months through the U.S. and Canada during the summer, performing primarily at outdoor amphitheaters and arenas. The Def Leppard/Heart ranking is based on…

  18. Ask Billboard: Who Has the Most Million-Selling Downloads?

    September 30, 2011 6:55 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. WHO HAS THE MOST…

  19. New Rihanna Album Due 'This Fall'

    September 15, 2011 11:10 PM EDT When Rihanna tweets, people listen. On Sept. 15, the diva tweeted a response to one of her followers asking "When's the next album due?" with "THIS FALL!!!!!" which must have been music to the ears of her fans. Sources confirm that a new album is indeed coming soon --…

  20. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 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. AS STUDENTS…

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