1. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Meets the Dead, Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Leaks

    July 23, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Meets The Dead Justin Bieber appears to have spent his Friday afternoon hanging out with Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir . A photo posted to Weir's Twitter account shows the grizzled jam…

  2. Sheryl Crow Returns To Her Roots On '100 Miles From Memphis'

    July 23, 2010 3:53 PM EDT As a young child one Christmas in Kennett, Mo., Sheryl Crow received a present that would change her life: a copy of the Jackson 5 ' "ABC." It was the first record she ever owned. "Every Saturday morning, we were in front of the TV watching the Jackson 5 cartoon," she…

  3. Jessica Jarrell feat. Travie McCoy, "Up and Running"

    July 23, 2010 3:05 PM EDT Jessica Jarrell's "Up and Running" provides listeners with three-and-a-half minutes of sheer dance-pop liveliness and guilty-pleasure appeal. The young California singer-who is opening for Justin Bieber on his arena tour and guested on his "My World 2.0" duet "…

  4. POTW: Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha

    July 23, 2010 2:40 PM EDT Britney Spears showed her roots -- literally, Justin Bieber touched his fans -- figuratively, Amy Winehouse made faces while riding shotgun, Ke$ha rocked out, Joe Jonas posed on the red carpet, Rihanna wore polka dots, Rick Ross was interviewed, Sheryl Crow hit a note, Common looked frail,…

  5. Justin Bieber Comic Book to Track His Rise to 'Fame'

    July 23, 2010 1:35 PM EDT J ustin Bieber is the latest artist to become immortalized in comic book form as part of Bluewater Productions' Fame series. The 32-page issue, which hits comic book stores and online retailers in October for $3.99, will chronicle the teen idol's meteoric rise. The singer joins such…

  6. Justin Bieber to Guest Star on 'CSI'

    July 22, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Justin Bieber is turning his sights on acting, winning a guest role in the hit TV crime series "CSI", CBS television said on Thursday. Bieber, 16, will play a troubled teen who is faced with a difficult decision regarding his only brother. The pop singer will appear in the season…

  7. Hot Tours: James Taylor & Carole King, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé

    July 22, 2010 11:35 AM EDT James Taylor and Carole King take their Troubadour Reunion Tour to the top of the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year with $12.3 million in box office grosses from seven venues. Three sellouts at New York's Madison Square Garden (June 15-16, 30) produced the top gross of $5.8…

  8. 25 Stage Falls, Trips, And Slips

    July 22, 2010 9:45 AM EDT The stage can be a treacherous, and slippery place. In recent days, both 6. Beyonce Fall Happens At 0:06 In the Video On July 24th 2007, Beyonce head-banged down a flight of stairs during an Orlando, FL concert. 7. Lady Gaga Fall Happens At 0:13 In the Video La Gaga landed flat on her butt…

  9. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rihanna

    July 21, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'FALL' ARRIVES: Two of the four highest debuts on Billboard's Country Songs chart since the survey's adoption of Nielsen BDS-monitored data in 1990 belong to Kenny Chesney , as "The Boys of Fall" storms the chart at No. 17. (Country Songs will be refreshed…

  10. Eminem's 'Recovery' Tops Billboard 200 for a Fourth Week

    July 21, 2010 11:08 AM EDT E minem' s "Recovery" album hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth consecutive week, selling 195,000 (down 15%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first set to notch four straight frames at No. 1 since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream"…

  11. Lil Kim Surprises Fans by Bringing DMX Onstage in Arizona

    July 19, 2010 6:52 PM EDT Amid near-deafening shrieks, Lil Kim brought a fresh-out-of-jail DMX onstage in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday night (July 17) to perform the LOX's "Money, Power & Respect." Clad in a pink polo and white shorts, DMX jumped into the audience while Lil Kim got in front of…

  12. Wayne Owes Big Money to IRS, Justin Bieber to Star in Comic Book

    July 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne allegedly owes more than $1.1 million to the IRS in back taxes. Justin Bieber 's life will be adapted for a comic book, part of a series that has also chronicled the careers of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga .…

  13. Our 2010 Summer Concert Survey

    July 19, 2010 4:48 PM EDT It's smack dab in the sticky, hot, dog days of summer so 'tis the season to head to the arena or amphitheater and catch some of your favorite artists -- from Justin Bieber to Bob Dylan -- live in concert. Billboard wants to know what you're thinking and planning this year. We&…

  14. 'The Social Network' Trailer Features Justin Timberlake, Radiohead's 'Creep'

    July 19, 2010 2:30 PM EDT "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." That's about as ominous as a tagline can get for a movie about Facebook, but the just-released trailer for "The Social Network" -- which features the movie's co-star, Justin Timberlake ,…

  15. Justin Bieber's 'Baby' Is Most-Watched Video on YouTube

    July 16, 2010 5:15 PM EDT J ustin Bieber's music video for "Baby" is the most-watched video ever on YouTube. The 16-year-old pop star's video passed Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" video to take the all-time lead. More than 246 million have watched Bieber's video on the Google Inc.…

  16. Sheryl Crow Shows Us Her "Peaceful Feeling"

    July 16, 2010 2:50 PM EDT With her classic-soul-inpired new album "100 Miles From Memphis" out next week, Sheryl Crow has dropped this little minute-and-a-half long peek at the recording of "Peaceful Feeling" to whet fans' appetites, and she's neither shy about namechecking her old school…

  17. 'American Idol' Auditions Kick Off in Nashville Without Simon Cowell

    July 15, 2010 10:12 PM EDT The 10th season of "American Idol" is underway in Nashville, and despite the long lines and big dreams of wannabe contestants, there's no denying that something's missing. "'Idol's' going to be different this year first and foremost because (judge)…

  18. Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Sade to Perform at Black Ball Concert

    July 15, 2010 10:25 AM EDT A licia Keys will bring Jay-Z and Sade out to perform at the seventh annual Black Ball concert, taking place Sept. 30 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event will raise money for Keys' Keep a Child Alive foundation, which helps provide AIDS/HIV treatment and care to children…

  19. Timberlake's 'SexyBack' at Center of Porn Lawsuit

    July 14, 2010 2:14 PM EDT The music industry, which has struggled financially in recent years, may be aroused at the prospect of winning money from the porn industry. Warner Bros. and a number of other record labels filed a lawsuit last week alleging copyright infringement on the part of an adult entertainment company…

  20. Eminem's 'Recovery' Notches Three Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 11:10 AM EDT E minem's "Recovery" is the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March, as it holds atop the tally with 229,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to string three weeks in a row at No. 1 was Sade's "…

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