1. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Tommy Shaw

    March 31, 2011 5:35 PM EDT ALL FOUR ONE: Thanks to a space-age love song, Katy Perry blasts into rarified chart air, as her "Teenage Dream" album becomes only the ninth set to generate four No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history. The collection's fourth single, "E.T.,"…

  2. Billboard Bits: Matthew Morrison to Duet With Paltrow on Solo Album, Bowie's Lost Album Leaks

    March 22, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee's' Matthew Morrison to Duet with Gwyneth Paltrow on Solo Album Matthew Morrison is set to duet with Gwyneth Paltrow on his self-titled solo album, out May 10. Morrison and Paltrow, who have…

  3. Radio, Records Reflect On Adult Pop's First 15 Years

    March 22, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Following passionate perusal of Billboard's countdown of the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs 1996-2011 , consultants, radio programmers and record executives shared their insight on the format's evolution, from its early '90s inception to its potential future direction. (Plus a TMZ…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rebecca Black Passes Lady Gaga on YouTube, Mariah Carey Declines 'X Factor' Gig

    March 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rebecca Black Passes Lady Gaga on YouTube She may not be headlining sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden or rocking the Grammy stage yet, but Rebecca Black has one-upped Lady Gaga in terms of YouTube views for…

  5. 'Idol' Reject Karen Rodriguez: Jennifer Lopez Was 'Rooting for Me'

    March 18, 2011 4:10 PM EDT New York's Karen Rodriguez saw herself in the bottom three on "American Idol" for the second straight week Thursday night (Mar. 17), and this time, the Latino singer could not be saved. Even after an emotional, bilingual performance of Mariah Carey's "Hero,"…

  6. 'Dynamite' YouTuber Mike Tompkins Takes On Katy Perry's 'Firework'

    March 18, 2011 12:40 PM EDT YouTube star Mike Tompkins has gone viral many times over for his multi-track, a capella covers of Bruno Mars , Rihanna and most famously, Taio Cruz's "Dynamite." For Tompkins' next act, he tackles Katy Perry's "Firework." Video: Mike Tompkins, "…

  7. Watch: 'Killing Bono' Film Clip Featuring Lost U2 Song

    March 18, 2011 12:20 PM EDT "Street Missions," a lost cut that dates back to the beginnings of rock icons U2 (known then as The Hype), has surfaced in the upcoming film "Killing Bono." In a scene from the film that recreates the band's first concert, "Street Missions" is performed to…

  8. Billboard Bits: Thom Yorke Pairs With MF Doom, Bob Geldof Rails Against 'Glee'

    March 17, 2011 7:19 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Thom Yorke 'Probably' Making An Album With Rapper MF Doom Radiohead's Thom Yorke , fresh off his band's new "The King of Limbs" release, may have another project in the works -- this…

  9. Justice Debuts New Song in Adidas Ad With Katy Perry, B.o.B

    March 16, 2011 5:00 PM EDT The Internet has been brimming with anticipation the last few days over the rumored release of a new Justice album. "Civilization," the first single from the band's upcoming second album, will be released commercially April 4 -- but you can hear it now in a new Adidas ad…

  10. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, J.Lo to Perform on 'Idol,' Bon Jovi Says Steve Jobs 'Killing' Music Biz

    March 15, 2011 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Aerosmith, J.Lo to Perform on 'Idol,' Says Nigel Lythgoe "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe revealed that Steven Tyler (and his Aerosmith cohorts) and Jennifer Lopez will perform…

  11. Good Charlotte Pays Homage to 'Double Dare' in New Video

    March 15, 2011 3:10 PM EDT Fans of '90s nostalgia: take note, if you dare. In Good Charlotte's new video for "Last Night," off 2010's "Cardiology," the five-piece taps into our fond memories of Nickelodeon game shows with a clip straight out of the set of "Family Double Dare.…

  12. Ron Sexsmith Premiere: Watch a Clip From His 'Love Shines' Documentary

    March 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is the subject of a new documentary titled "Love Shines," and Billboard.com has an exclusive clip from the film. Watch below. In the clip, Sexsmith records his song "Love Shines" with mega-producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Bon…

  13. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock Draws Criticism from NAACP, Britney Spears Reunites with Kevin Federline

    March 14, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kid Rock Draws Criticism from NAACP Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are protesting the organization's decision to honor Kid Rock in its Detroit chapter, since…

  14. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' a Viral Sensation for All the Wrong Reasons

    March 14, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Ah, Rebecca Black -- blowing up on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube (with 2+ million views thus far) for all the wrong reasons. Black's video for "Friday" is one of those rare occurrences where even the most seasoned critics of Internet culture don't know where to begin. From…

  15. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album, Nick Lachey Debuts Basketball Song

    March 11, 2011 4:46 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album for Record Store Day Four days after releasing their seventh album "Wasting Light," Foo Fighters are releasing a covers album in honor of 2011's Record Store Day.…

  16. 'American Idol' Castoff Ashthon Jones Proud of Accomplishments

    March 11, 2011 4:20 PM EST During Thursday night's episode of "American Idol," the first contestant from this year's Top 13, Nashville's Ashthon Jones, was sent home. The 25-year-old singer's elimination follows her performance of Diana Ross ' "When You Tell Me That You Love Me…

  17. 'Grey's Anatomy' Musical Episode to Feature Cast Singing Fray, Snow Patrol

    March 11, 2011 11:30 AM EST "How to Save a Life," the song that brought an audience to the Fray from its placement in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," will be treated to a group sing-along in the show's musical episode airing March 31. With a Tony Award winner in the cast, Sara Ramirez, it'…

  18. Foo Fighters Go Back to Basics With VHS-Taped 'Rope' Video

    March 11, 2011 11:20 AM EST Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have long been known for their inventive, entertaining and sometimes hilarious music videos, from the drugs-in-the-coffee "Learn to Fly" to the zany D.I.Y. feel of their recent clip for "White Limo." For new single "Rope," the Foos…

  19. Billboard Bits: Miley Cyrus Lashes Out at Paparazzi, Strokes Frontman Dissatisfied with New Album

    March 10, 2011 7:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Miley Cyrus Lets Loose on Paparazzi Miley Cyrus and mother Tish were spotted at California Chicken Cafe in West Hollywood Wednesday (Mar. 10), with the paparazzi in close pursuit. While leaving, one of the…

  20. Panic! at the Disco Alludes to Departure of Members in Short Film

    March 10, 2011 4:26 PM EST P anic! at the Disco has always been known for its theatrics, but now the band has taken its love of the cinema a step further with the release of short film "The Overture." Panic! At The Disco Live Q&A Archived Video "The Overture," a nearly-seven-minute mini-film,…

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