1. Pete Doherty Fined For Bringing Heroin To Court

    January 27, 2010 12:34 PM EST Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was fined Wednesday for walking into a court last month with heroin in his pocket. The British singer, who has a history of drug arrests and once dated supermodel Kate Moss, was at Gloucester Magistrates' Court in western England to learn his punishment…

  2. Beach House / Jan. 26, 2010 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Bell House)

    January 27, 2010 12:23 PM EST "This is kind of like a birthday party," said Victoria Legrend, one half the Baltimore duo Beach House, before a sold-out crowd at the Bell House in Brooklyn Tuesday night (Jan. 26). "A fascist birthday party." It was, nonetheless, a reason for vocalist/keyboardist Legrend…

  3. City High's Robby Pardlo Faces 'Intervention' On A&E

    January 26, 2010 1:37 PM EST Robby Pardlo -- a former member of the now-widely forgotten R&B-pop trio City High -- is back in the spotlight, but this time it's not for happy reasons. On Monday night (Jan. 25), A&E's guilty pleasure show "Intervention" staged exactly that with Pardlo, who has…

  4. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 21, 2010 6:05 PM EST Seminal '50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith , 82, died Saturday (Jan. 16) at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tenn. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of the most important and successful country…

  5. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more cities -- including Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix,…

  6. Video: Keri Hilson Talks Grammy Noms, Performs "Knock You Down"

    January 20, 2010 1:15 PM EST may be almost a month old now, but singer/songwriter Keri Hilson is still aglow thinking about what an incredible year 2009 was -- she's got two Grammy nominations as a constant reminder. She told Billboard all about it in a recent video interview, and performed her hit "Knock…

  7. Chris Brown, "Graffiti"

    January 19, 2010 2:41 PM EST Although some still question whether Chris Brown can regain his career footing, his third album, "Graffiti," is a solid step in that direction. Joining forces with such production talents as Swizz Beatz, Polow Da Don, Ryan Leslie and the Runners, Brown co-wrote the majority of the…

  8. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. Canadian Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63

    January 19, 2010 11:56 AM EST Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle , best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle's brother-in-law, Dane Lanken, said the singer died at her Montreal home Monday night surrounded by her sisters, Jane and Anna, and her…

  10. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  11. 'Glee' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 17, 2010 11:25 PM EST Freshman show "Glee" won top TV honors at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 17), taking home the award for best musical or comedy television series over such veteran shows as "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Entourage." "Thank you to the…

  12. Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead

    January 15, 2010 2:15 PM EST Out with the old, in with the new... and the loud, the soft, the twangy, the melodic, the weird and the just plain brilliant. The new year is shaping up to be a great one for music, with banner releases in almost every genre hitting shelves and online retailers in 2010. Artists are swapping…

  13. Kate Nash Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:55 PM EST Kate Nash, Title TBD (Fiction/Polydor) Release Date: April 12, 2010 (U.K. release) "Today is my official last day in the studio," Kate Nash posted on MySpace Dec. 15, 2009. The follow-up to her quirky 2007 piano-pop debut, "Made of Bricks," is set to drop April 12 in the…

  14. Billboard Bits: Simon Cowell, Avril Lavigne, Usher, Beyonce and more

    January 12, 2010 3:35 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Simon Cowell gave his first interview since the making the announcement about his departure from "American Idol" at the end of this season, insisting that it was an "emotional"…

  15. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  16. 'Glee' Renewed For Second Season

    January 11, 2010 2:19 PM EST Fox has given an early second-season renewal to breakout freshman dramedy "Glee." The show also is launching a nationwide casting search to fill new roles for season two. The auditions will start in February and will be open to amateurs and professionals between the ages of 16-26. …

  17. Best Of The 2000s: Part 2 ... What A Time

    December 23, 2009 1:30 PM EST "YOU'RE FROM WHEN?" "Two-thousand-nine." "Two ... thousand ... nine. Boy, I knew people were taking this Y2K craziness pretty seriously, but I think you've outdone them all." "No, no. (Ow, my head ...) Honestly, I don't know how I got ... back…

  18. Nick Jonas Balancing Brothers With Solo Band, Tour

    December 22, 2009 9:35 AM EST Nick Jonas says his new band, the Administration, allows him to "explore a little more of my roots as an artist and musician" and play songs that he "didn't think were necessarily right for the Jonas Brothers sound." "With this record, the overall template was…

  19. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 16, 2009 5:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  20. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

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