1. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts in May 2008. Billboard 200 chart manager…

  2. Lifehouse, "Halfway Gone"

    January 29, 2010 3:47 PM EST A decade into its career, Lifehouse is on the verge of releasing its fifth studio album, "Smoke & Mirrors"-the follow-up to 2007's "Who We Are," which had three top 40 hits. "Halfway Gone," the set's lead single, reminds listeners that there's…

  3. Drake, Ke$ha Join Bamboozle Lineup

    January 26, 2010 10:29 AM EST D rake and Ke$ha are the latest acts to be added to The Bamboozle Festival roster, joining the likes of MGMT , Paramore , Mike Posner and headliners Weezer , among others. Drake will be performing right before Paramore on May 1 and Ke$ha on both May 1 and 2. Others recently announced…

  4. Owl City's 'Fireflies' Takes Over U.K. Charts

    January 25, 2010 8:59 AM EST O wl City 's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Fireflies" (Universal Island) climbed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart, while another Island release, Florence and the Machine 's debut album "Lungs," started a second week at the summit. "Fireflies…

  5. Producer RedOne Eyes Michael Jackson Release

    January 21, 2010 12:52 PM EST Grammy-nominated producer RedOne, who helped Lady Gaga top charts around the world, believes that music he worked on with Michael Jackson before the singer's death could yet be released. The 37-year-old producer, born in Morocco and steeped in European pop and rock after spending several…

  6. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 10:12 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform on the main stage. The annual multi-stage…

  7. 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…

  8. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  9. Three 6 Mafia "Laws Of Power" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:20 PM EST Three 6 Mafia "Laws of Power" (Hypnotize Minds/Columbia/Sony) Release Date: March 30, 2010 The Academy Award-winning duo of DJ Paul and Juicy J takes the law into its own hands on their March release "Laws of Power." Each song title on the CD represents a law: the law of…

  10. Ozzy Osbourne "Soul Sucka" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:34 PM EST Ozzy Osbourne, "Soul Sucka" (Epic) Release Date: June 2010 The Prince of Darkness has returned to the dimmed confines of his home studio in Los Angeles to work on his first album since 2007's gold-certified "Black Rain." Kevin Churko, that album's co-producer and…

  11. Nick Jonas & The Administration "Who I Am" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:15 PM EST Nick Jonas and the Administration, "Who I Am" (Hollywood) Release Date: Feb. 2 <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:…

  12. '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. …

  13. Iyaz Scores First U.K. No. 1

    January 11, 2010 8:02 AM EST Singer-rapper Iyaz , otherwise known as Virgin Islands-born Keidran Jones, went straight to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart with his former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 "Replay" (Reprise/Warner Music). Paolo Nutini bagged another week atop the album chart with "Sunny Side Up…

  14. People's Choice Highlights: Cobra Starship, Mariah, Keith Urban, & More

    January 07, 2010 3:25 PM EST The People's Choice Awards run the gamut from music and movies to TV shows and the occasional oddball category -- "Favorite Web Celeb," anyone? -- but if you care most about the music, then here are the top five moments from last night's show . 1) Cobra Starship was hardly…

  15. Legendary Producer Willie Mitchell Dead At 81

    January 06, 2010 10:07 AM EST W illie Mitchell , a record producer, label head and musician who worked with Al Green and other stars, died Tuesday. He was 81. Mitchell died at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis at 7:25 a.m., more than two weeks after he suffered cardiac arrest Dec. 19, said his son, Lawrence…

  16. Susan Boyle Tops Lady Gaga In 2009 U.K. Sales Race

    January 04, 2010 8:22 AM EST Susan Boyle 's debut album "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) needed just six weeks on sale to overtake Lady Gaga 's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and score the biggest U.K. album sale of 2009. According to the Official Charts Company, "…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK," which leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a…

  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. Rage Against The Machine Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 21, 2009 7:08 AM EST Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination of an orchestrated campaign by hundreds of…

  20. Kevin Jonas Marries in New York

    December 20, 2009 10:57 AM EST A report says the oldest sibling of pop group the Jonas Brothers and a former hairdresser have married at a French-style chateau in suburban New York. People magazine reported a heavy snowstorm bore down on Saturday's wedding between 22-year-old Kevin Jonas and 23-year-old Danielle…

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