1. Faith Evans, Tweet, Syleena Johnson and More to Tape Reality Show

    October 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT R&B veterans Syleena Johnson , Faith Evans , Tweet , Angie Stone and others will star in an upcoming reality show, "Diary of a Diva." Johnson, who recently released her fifth album, "Chapter V: Underrated" (Sept. 27), confirmed to both Soultrain.com and Billboard.com&…

  2. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foster the People . A few months earlier, the…

  3. Odd Future, Chromeo & More Perform at HARD Summer Music Festival 2011: Watch

    August 08, 2011 6:00 PM EDT This past weekend (August 6), HARD Summer Tour made their fourth stop in Los Angeles, CA. As soon as the sun dived down, acts such as Duck Sauce ( Armand Van Helden and A-Trak ), Chromeo , Odd Future , Ratatat and more hit one of the four stages at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Photos: Odd…

  4. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her new album, "The Light of the Sun."…

  5. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 6/4/2011

    June 04, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @pink : We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful…

  6. Kelly Price Returns to R&B Roots on New Album

    April 29, 2011 3:35 PM EDT When Kelly Price was nominated for a Grammy Award in the best female R&B vocal performance category last December, the nod caught many people off guard. Up until that point, Price hadn't released an R&B album since 2003's "Priceless." In fact, when she delivered…

  7. Drake, Jennifer Lopez & More to Star In Upcoming 'Ice Age' Film

    April 27, 2011 1:05 PM EDT D rake is joining the voice cast of the upcoming film, "Ice Age: Continental Drift." Other voice cast members announced yesterday (April 26) are Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez , comedian Aziz Ansari, Wanda Sykes and Keke Palmer . The newly announced voice cast members join a…

  8. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 18, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Keyshia Cole transports us to sandy beaches, Teairra Marí channels her inner genie, Lil B goes "gay," and Da Brat returns with a vengeance. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. 1. Keyshia Cole shows her heart in the music video for "Take Me Away," from her…

  9. Ted Leo's Tips For Musicians Who Tweet

    March 21, 2011 12:00 PM EDT On Twitter's fifth anniversary, Ted Leo gives the musician's perspective on how best to use it. You don't need 1 million Twitter followers to use Twitter effectively. Punk veteran Ted Leo ( @tedleo ), of Ted Leo & the Pharmacists , has a Twitter following of nearly 20,000.…

  10. A Charlie Sheen Playlist

    March 03, 2011 2:00 PM EST Charlie Sheen's dirty laundry has never been quite out of sight -- but right now it's splashed across TV, news outlets and Twitter streams nationwide. With his bizarre, highly quotable interviews on "Today," "Good Morning America," "20/20" and a…

  11. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 1/22/2011

    January 22, 2011 11:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @JLo (Jennifer Lopez): Just heard #onthefloor on the radio…

  12. Amanda Palmer Champions Pubic Hair in 'Map of Tasmania'

    January 21, 2011 12:39 PM EST A manda Palmer : de facto leader of the Dresden Dolls , master Twitter user and now, pubic hair activist? Video: Amanda Palmer, "Map of Tasmania" In her new video, Palmer prances about, exposing her flower and glitter-covered, er, downstairs business. Folks, this one's…

  13. 'American Idol' Premiere: Top 5 Auditions, from Yoji 'Pop' to Devyn Rush

    January 20, 2011 2:03 AM EST If you missed last night's "American Idol" season 10 premiere or just want to relive the highlights again, we're here to help. Watch the five most memorable auditions of the night below -- don't forget to tell us which one was your favorite -- and see how judges…

  14. 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 …

  15. Photos: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Buffalo Springfield Rock Bridge School

    October 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT It's not every day that Neil Young , Pearl Jam , Elton John & Leon Russell , Buffalo Springfield and a dozen other renowned rockers gather on the same stage for a weekend-long jam, but at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit (Oct. 23-24) in Mountain View, Calif., the pairings of…

  16. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 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. MEDICAL CHART…

  17. 'Glee,' Rock Hall of Fame Win Creative Arts Emmys

    August 23, 2010 10:24 AM EDT "G lee," the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert and the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were big winners at Saturday's (Aug. 21) 2010 Creative Arts Emmys -- the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy event for technical categories, held at the Nokia Theatre in…

  18. Elvis' Granddaughter Eyes Role in 'Mad Max' Movie

    August 10, 2010 1:25 PM EDT Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley , is in talks to nab a role in "Fury Road," the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" movies from writer-director George Miller. Miller also is producing with Doug Mitchell. The movie's plot is being kept secret, but…

  19. Amanda Palmer Tweets Her Way Toward Success

    August 06, 2010 3:10 PM EDT By traditional standards, Amanda Palmer is something of a nonentity in the music business. But traditional standards are useless because we are not living in traditional times. Her highest-selling album, a self-titled 2004 release with her punk-cabaret band Dresden Dolls, has sold 149,000…

  20. Goo Goo Dolls Had Fun 'Blowing Things Up' on New Album, Says Frontman

    July 23, 2010 2:19 PM EDT It's been almost 25 years since John Rzeznik and Robby Takac formed the Goo Goo Dolls . In that time, they've sold 7.4 million records, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and ruled adult top 40 radio with tracks like "Iris" -- which spent 17 weeks at No. 1 -- "Slide"…

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