1. Kristin Chenoweth Hopes to Bring More 'Hot Mess' to 'Glee'; Talks Country Album

    September 20, 2011 1:45 PM EDT There's something about Kristin Chenoweth and playing hot messes. If you needed any reminder, just take a look at her role as alcoholic singer April Rhodes on "Glee," who memorably spent last season trying to get her one-woman musical to Broadway. "I don't know if…

  2. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano, 'Dancing With the Stars'' Mark Ballas Break Up

    September 15, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Reality TV couple Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano have reportedly ended their relationship due to the demands of their respective careers. "American Idol" alum Toscano, 22, and "Dancing with the Stars" regular Ballas, 22, began dating in April after Toscano's surprising…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Bill Cosby

    August 04, 2011 1:05 PM EDT ROLLING IN THE 'DEEP': It seems safe to say that Jimmy Buffett 's decision to leave Billboard to become a full-time recording artist was the right one. (26 million in career album sales, dating to the 1991 advent of Nielsen SoundScan, serves as further evidence). The former…

  5. Randy Travis Mulls Special Concert for 'Storms of Life' Anniversary

    July 20, 2011 2:00 PM EDT An album featuring 21 guests isn't a shabby way to celebrate a silver anniversary. And Randy Travis is hoping that something more -- a TV special or a concert, perhaps -- might happen to commemorate the 25 years since his triple-platinum major label debut album, "Storms of Life.…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Sherwood Schwartz

    July 14, 2011 4:55 PM EDT 'ROLLING' THUNDER: "Deep" has depth. With a title like "Rolling in the Deep," '21' = 20, '4' = 1: The dominance of "Rolling in the Deep" has helped Adele's parent album "21" remain in the top three of the Billboard 200…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, LMFAO, Katy Perry

    July 08, 2011 1:05 PM EDT '4' SCORES: Beyonce and Adele are doing quite a number on the Billboard 200. Beyonce's new leader "4" roars in at No. 1, a spot above Adele's former 10-week topper "21." Despite the titles' lock on the Billboard 200's top two spots, just nine…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Eddie Vedder, Kristine W

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT ROCK AND 'ROLLING': By spending a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" is the longest-reigning No. 1 sung by a woman and to have appeared in the top 15 of a Billboard rock chart since another rocking "Roll" song - Joan Jett …

  9. Blake Shelton Wins Big, Jason Aldean & Ludacris Duet at CMT Awards

    June 09, 2011 12:31 AM EDT L udacris . Jason Aldean . A full arena on its feet waving its hands in the air. The close of the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (June 8) was one of the most telling moments in the two-and-a-half-hour show, as a veteran rapper joined one of country's boundary-pushing acts to perform…

  10. Ask Billboard: Which Superstars Have Yet To Hit No. 1?

    June 03, 2011 6:55 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. WHICH SUPERSTARS…

  11. Billboard Bits: Justin Timberlake On Britney Spears, Bjork Releases Details of iPad Album

    June 01, 2011 6:21 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Timberlake on Britney Spears: 'I Just Don't Think We Were Normal' In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands tomorrow (June 2), Justin Timberlake dishes on his girlfriends, including…

  12. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as the audience cheered on. Among those in the…

  13. 'Glee' Spreads Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' With Plenty of Drama

    May 04, 2011 12:13 PM EDT S tevie Nicks might be having the best week ever. Not only is she wowing fans with her first album in 10 years ("In Your Dreams," released yesterday), but Nicks has the potential reach younger fans via -- surprisingly -- last night's episode of "Glee." The New…

  14. 'Glee' Sneak Peek: New Directions Take On Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'

    May 03, 2011 3:31 PM EDT On tonight's (May 3) episode of "Glee," the New Directions are giving even more love to Fleetwood Mac -- specifically, the band's seminal 1977 album "Rumours." As previously reported , the "Rumours" episode will be "Glee's" first-ever…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Rihanna, Steve Martin

    March 24, 2011 6:35 PM EDT ORIGINALS SCORE: Writing its own songs (don't tell Sue Sylvester that her nemesis club enlisted the talents of Max Martin, Shellback and other high-profile professionals) not only led to New Directions' first victory at Regionals , but it also grants the "Glee" cast its…

  16. 'Glee' to Tackle Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours,' Paltrow and Chenoweth to Return

    March 17, 2011 5:38 PM EDT " Glee" co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy revealed plenty of secrets about the show's future during a panel at the Paley Center's Television Festival last night (Mar. 16), according to reports from TVLine . Fans who enjoyed last week's rendition of "…

  17. K. Flay Reawakens The Zombies

    March 07, 2011 9:50 AM EST This week's Mashup Monday brings you a true collision of genres as American rapper K. Flay brings her sultry singing voice, rhymes, laptop and sequencer to bear on a gem from the '60s British Invasion: the Zombies ' "Time Of The Season." Photos: K.Flay's Mashup…

  18. Ricky Martin To Be Honored by GLAAD

    February 09, 2011 8:50 AM EST The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is honoring Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth (CHEN'-oh-wuhth). The organization announced Wednesday that Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award at GLAAD's 22nd annual Media Awards on March 19 in New York City. The award is…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  20. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 1

    December 14, 2010 3:05 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

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