1. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her explosive clip "Firework" in the…

  2. Kreayshawn Talks Red Hot Chili Peppers Video, Lil Wayne's 'Gucci' Take

    July 20, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Fresh off of achieving viral success with her single "Gucci Gucci" and inking a deal with Columbia Records, oddball rapper Kreayshawn has taken time away from tending to her own rising career to help one of her idols, the Red Hot Chili Peppers , kick off their comeback with the…

  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers Unveil 'Rain Dance Maggie' Single: Listen

    July 18, 2011 11:11 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers return -- with a new guitarist and some more cowbell, no less -- with "The Adventure of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from forthcoming album "I'm With You" that hit the web on Monday (July 18). "Hey now/ you've got to make it…

  4. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/2/2011

    July 02, 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 !) @alyankovic : I'm very happy to announce that …

  5. Billboard Bits: Sean Kingston Released from Hospital, Kreayshawn Directing RHCP Video

    June 23, 2011 8:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sean Kingston Released From Hospital Sean Kingston has been released from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami three weeks after being involved in a jet ski accident that left him in critical condition. The pop…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 6/11/2011

    June 11, 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 !) @LupeFiasco : Defend the wicked. Celebrate the wrong.…

  7. Kreayshawn Says She Didn't Diss Nicki Minaj

    June 09, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Just a day of being signed to Columbia Records and newbie, Kreayshawn, is stirring up controversy. When the East Oakland native spoke to Complex last month, May, she shared her thoughts on Nicki Minaj and her message. Lil B Seaks on New Artist, Kreayshawn "No disrespect to [Nicki Minaj]…

  8. Lil B Speaks on New Artist, Kreayshawn

    June 08, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Less than a month after debuting the visuals for her song, "Gucci Gucci," fresh face, Kreayshawn, has inked a deal with Columbia Records today, June 8. Confirmation comes a week (May 31) after Miss Info reported that the East Oakland native had signed on the dotted line for $1 milli…

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