1. Kanye West Promises New Track Every Week Until Christmas

    August 23, 2010 12:15 PM EDT Although his fifth album is slated to drop Nov. 16, Kanye West is tirelessly working to give his fans some weekly fun through the holidays. The rapper announced on Twitter yesterday (Aug. 22) that he plans to release a new song "every weekend until Xmas". "I'm calling it…

  2. Lady Gaga Takes Britney's Twitter Crown, Thanks Fans

    August 23, 2010 9:38 AM EDT L ady Gaga has overtaken Britney Spears on Twitter. Gaga had more than 5,741,000 followers today (Aug. 23), compared with 5,703,000 for Spears. Gaga thanked her fans for helping her take the Twitter crown in a video posted to YouTube over the weekend. "Hello world -- this is Lady Gaga,…

  3. Menomena, "Mines"

    August 20, 2010 3:47 PM EDT It's rare when every member of a band can claim both vocal and instrumental contributions to an album, and even more rare when each contributor is exceptionally talented. Portland, Ore., rock trio Menomena 's latest album, "Mines," contains a smattering of experimental…

  4. Kanye West Drops 'Power' Remix With Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz

    August 20, 2010 2:13 PM EDT Kanye West has been setting up a lot of all-star collaborations lately. The finished product of his latest masterpiece is a remix of the single "Power," featuring Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz . Listen: Kanye West's "Power" remix feat. Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz Last night around…

  5. Justin Bieber Joins Proactiv's Zit-Geist

    August 20, 2010 11:00 AM EDT It's come to this: No one is more willing to talk about acne than a musician. With celebrity acne-fighter Proactiv's signing earlier this month of Justin Bieber as a spokesman, the teen star joins Katy Perry , Avril Lavigne , Sean "Diddy" Combs , Jessica Simpson , Alicia…

  6. Billboard Bits: Conan O'Brien Teams Up with Jack White, T.I. Preps a Cartoon Show

    August 19, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Conan O'Brien Teams with Jack White for Two Releases Conan O'Brien has paired up with rock-star buddy Jack White for two releases, set to hit stores on Aug. 24 via White's Third Man Records, Spin…

  7. Lady Gaga To Steal Britney Spears' Twitter Crown

    August 19, 2010 12:55 PM EDT In a symbolic exchanging of the pop-princess crown, Lady Gaga will soon become the world's top Twitter user by overtaking current champ Britney Spears ' number of followers. According to social media statistics service Famecount.com , Gaga recorded 5,635,460 followers earlier today,…

  8. Chelsea Handler Hosting MTV VMAs

    August 19, 2010 11:35 AM EDT Late-night host Chelsea Handler is bringing her irreverent comedy to the MTV crowd as the host of the 2010 Video Music Awards. The comedian announced the gig last night (Aug. 18) on her E! talk show, "Chelsea Lately." "Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop…

  9. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Tiesto, Scorpions

    August 19, 2010 11:22 AM EDT Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours rankings this week with box office totals from The Circle Tour¹s summer schedule reported by promoter Concerts West/AEG Live. More than $34 million in box office grosses were reported from performances at nine North American venues in July as well as one Paris…

  10. Justin Bieber, B.o.B. Join MTV VMA Performers

    August 18, 2010 12:04 PM EDT J ustin Bieber and B.o.B. have been added to the list of performers at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced today (Aug. 18). The pop star and hotshot rapper join previously announced performers Kanye West , Drake and Florence + the Machine at the VMAs, set to air…

  11. Raekwon Confirms Collab With Justin Bieber And Kanye West

    August 18, 2010 11:16 AM EDT After a Twitter conversation in recent days between Justin Bieber and Kanye West mullling working together with Raekwon , the Wu Tang Clan member has just confirmed to XXL magazine that a Bieber/West/Raekwon collaboration is definitely a go. "It's definitely gonna happen,"…

  12. Eminem Recovers No. 1 on Billboard 200, Matches Susan Boyle's Feat

    August 18, 2010 11:00 AM EDT E minem 's "Recovery" rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks of sitting by in the runner-up slot. It climbs back to the top with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 13%). It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle 's "I…

  13. Lady Gaga: Break Those Records, Baby

    August 18, 2010 10:05 AM EDT L ady Gaga couldn't keep her poker face when the nominations for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Aug. 3. The performer gushed to her fans after being honored with a record-breaking 13 nods, including Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for "Bad…

  14. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Takes It Slow, Sex Pistols Sell Fragrance

    August 17, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's 'U Smile' Becomes Epic Art Piece What do you get when you slow down a Justin Bieber pop song down 800 percent? A gorgeously atmospheric 35-minute experience, as evidenced by a…

  15. Kanye West, Justin Bieber Talk Collaboration on Twitter

    August 16, 2010 11:59 AM EDT K anye West is the latest artist to fall victim to Bieber fever. West chatted with teen pop star Justin Bieber on Twitter over the weekend about a potential collaboration between them and Wu Tang Clan rapper Raekwon . On Sunday (Aug. 15), West tweeted , "Listening to @Justin Bieber "…

  16. POTW: Kevin Jonas, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Rihanna

    August 13, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Kevin Jonas pitched at the baseball game, Jay-Z embraced Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga crowd-surfed, Rihanna showed off her new tattoo, Ke$ha got comfy on the "Today" show, Katy Perry emulated "Ugly Betty," Ciara and Justin Bieber got cozy, Rick Ross , Fabolous and Jay posed…

  17. Justin Bieber Biopic Lands 'Step Up' Director

    August 13, 2010 11:45 AM EDT "Step Up" and "Step Up 3D" director Jon Chu is taking on the Justin Bieber 3D biopic. Chu first teased that he would work on the project in a series of tweets yesterday (Aug. 12), and now he and the teen singer have confirmed it, The Wrap first reported. The director…

  18. Justin Bieber Contributes To Tenn. Flood Relief

    August 13, 2010 7:48 AM EDT Justin Bieber is proving he's not the only one in his world. He brought his "My World" tour to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and donated a portion of every ticket sale to Middle Tennessee flood relief. Promoter AEG Live matched the donation from the Aug. 11 show. Together…

  19. Billboard Bits: Rihanna's New Tattoo is a Typo

    August 12, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Receives Typo'd Tattoo Rihanna 's latest tattoo contains an unfortunate grammatical error, according to PopEater. The singer's latest ink is placed on the side of her neck and reads "…

  20. 'Glee' Cast Showcased in Comic Book

    August 12, 2010 2:10 PM EDT "G lee " has already conquered television, music, and touring, and now the show will invade the world of comic books. Bluewater Productions has named the cast of the hit TV series as the centerpiece for the next installation of their "Fame" biographical comic series. "…

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