1. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 12, 2011 12:34 PM EDT L ady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way" album nears, one should expect the diva…

  2. Beastie Boys 'Make Some Noise' on Social 50 Chart

    May 05, 2011 3:15 PM EDT B eastie Boys enter the Social 50 at No. 44 for the first time thanks to the arrival of their video for "Make Some Noise." The star-studded clip drove a 191% increase in week-over-week views and a 96% lift in overall plays across all monitored social networks. To date, "Make…

  3. Beyonce Blows Up Social 50 Chart, Rebecca Black Waves Bye-Bye

    April 28, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Skyrocketing 25-14 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, Beyoncé rallies to a new chart high with a 334% burst in new week-over-week plays on monitored social networks and 142% boost in views. The jump is owed to attention gained from her new single "Run the World (Girls)," the diva&…

  4. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 11:27 AM EDT F erlin Husky , a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, hall spokeswoman Tina Wright said. He had a…

  5. Talking Arts: Q&A With Decemberists-Loving, Pro-Arts Portland Mayor Sam Adams

    February 14, 2011 5:45 PM EST It's a skit from the new IFC sketch comedy show "Portlandia."The mayor of Portland, Ore., portrayed by Kyle McLachlan, commissions the show's two actors, Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney ) and Fred Armisen (of "Saturday Night Live" fame) to write a theme song…

  6. Jagged Edge, Carl Thomas, Dru Hill Spread Love at MSG

    February 11, 2011 12:29 PM EST Carl Thomas , Donell Jones , Dru Hill , Jagged Edge and Keith Sweat filled the Theater at Madison Square Garden with love last night (Feb. 10) as the R&B acts sang some of their heartfelt hits for the "Ladies Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition" concert. Carl Thomas, looking…

  7. 'Idol' Alum Kellie Pickler Gets Married

    January 04, 2011 3:46 PM EST "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler , 24, a fan favorite whom Simon Cowell referred to as a "naughty little minx" during season 5, married longtime beau Kyle Jacobs, 37, on New Year's day, reports People . The couple exchanged vows on New Year's day in a "…

  8. John Waite Unearths Old Tunes, 'Punk Energy' for New Album

    December 30, 2010 4:00 PM EST J ohn Waite set out to rock on "Rough & Tumble," which will be his first new studio album in four years when it's released on Feb. 22. And he's pleased to say that's what he accomplished on the 11-song set. "Coming off the back of the live album [this year&…

  9. Jennifer Grey Wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

    November 24, 2010 2:15 PM EST Actress Jennifer Grey won television's "Dancing With the Stars" contest on Tuesday, while Bristol Palin, whose survival on the show sparked nationwide controversy, finished in third place. Grey, 50, who co-starred with the late Patrick Swayze in the 1987 movie "Dirty…

  10. Jennifer Grey in the Lead Going Into 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale

    November 23, 2010 11:33 AM EST Jennifer Grey tops the leader board as "Dancing With the Stars" heads into the final results show tonight (Nov. 23). Brandy Eliminated From 'Dancing With the Stars' The actress received her second perfect 60/60 last night. First off, she stunned the judges with a dark Paso…

  11. Brandy Eliminated From 'Dancing With the Stars'

    November 17, 2010 10:49 AM EST B randy was eliminated in another surprising results show on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" last night (Nov. 16). Adding to the controversial results is that teen activist Bristol Palin will be advancing to the finals, despite landing in last place on the judges' leader…

  12. Brandy Falls to Third Place in 'Dancing With the Stars' Semi-Finals

    November 16, 2010 10:04 AM EST There is officially one week left for this season of "Dancing With the Stars" and the competition is more intense than ever. With only one results show standing between the contestants and the final, Brandy took a critical tumble to third place. It was the R&B singer's Paso…

  13. Brandy Ties for Top Spot on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    November 09, 2010 9:45 AM EST After three weeks at the top of the leader board, Brandy again finds herself at the top but this week tied with actress Jennifer Grey. This week each couple had to perform two separate dances for the best combined score out of 60 possible points. Brandy charmed the judges with an inspiring…

  14. Billboard Bits: Metallica Honors Armed Forces, Lil Wayne Buys 48 Bottles of Champagne

    November 05, 2010 6:47 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica Headlines 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Launch Event, Honors U.S. Armed Forces Metallica headlined the launch event for the Activision "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game last night (Nov.…

  15. Brandy Rules 'Dancing With the Stars' For Second Week

    October 26, 2010 12:58 PM EDT After weeks of playing tip-toe around the top of the leader board, Brandy is finally showing she can own the top spot. The R&B singer took the top spot during "Rock Week" this week, getting the highest score not only in her individual dance but winning the swing marathon as well…

  16. Bristol Palin Foxtrots to Bruno Mars on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    October 05, 2010 12:10 PM EDT Last night (Oct. 4) the cast members of "Dancing With The Stars" waltzed, sambaed and foxtrotted their way through the third round of competition. The challenge put before all couples for this round of elimination was to tell a story through their dances -- and as usual some were…

  17. The Black Angels Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 22, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. The Black…

  18. BET's Terrence J, Video Vixen Melyssa Ford Hit Off-Broadway Stage

    September 16, 2010 4:22 PM EDT Off-Broadway jack-of-all-trades J Kyle Manzay and video queen Melyssa Ford have teamed up for a play to denounce the way women are portrayed in hip-hop videos. The Juice was invited to a preview of "For Vixens Who've Considered Homicide When The Video Was Too Much," last night …

  19. Brandy, Michael Bolton Join 'Dancing with the Stars'

    August 31, 2010 9:56 AM EDT B randy and Michael Bolton are among the celebrities hitting the ballroom dance floor on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC announced today (Aug. 31). The R&B singer and old-school crooner will face off against such names as Bristol Palin, Michael "The…

  20. Mark Ronson Shows Off His 'Record Collection' on New Album

    August 30, 2010 3:30 PM EDT At the age of 34, Mark Ronson already knows what his epitaph will read. It's not that he's a morbid guy; he's just wryly aware of his musical legacy. "At the end of the day, it will say 'producer' before it says 'artist,' " says Ronson, who has…

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