1. B.o.B Rules Hot 100, Doubles Up In Top 10

    April 29, 2010 11:39 AM EDT B .o.B , born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with his introductory single, "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars. After debuting last week at No. 12, the rapper's "Airplanes," featuring Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams,…

  2. Chart Beat Wednesday: Diva Domination

    April 28, 2010 1:05 PM EDT BEYONCE & LADY GAGA: After "Telephone," by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce , topped Dance/Club Play Songs in February, "Video Phone" returns the superstar duo to the chart's top spot. The list's new leader credits the pair in reverse order: Beyonce featuring Lady…

  3. Glee's 'Madonna' Powers To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 28, 2010 11:07 AM EDT It's all about "The Power of Madonna" this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where the soundtrack from last week's Madonna -themed episode of Fox TV's "Glee" debuts at No. 1 with 98,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Listen to "Glee:…

  4. MGMT Rocks 'SNL' with 'Flash Delirium,' 'Brian Eno'

    April 26, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Lasers, neon body paint, and otherworldly philosophizing -- it sounds like just about everything one might expect at a MGMT gig, but no, that was Ke$ha's stint on last weekend's "SNL." Instead, MGMT stopped by this weekend's Gabourey Sidibe-hosted episode with a…

  5. Bamboozle Backstage Videoblog Contest!

    April 26, 2010 12:07 PM EDT The Bamboozle music festival brings Ke$ha , Paramore , Weezer, MGMT , Drake and dozens of other great acts to E. Rutherford, NJ's Meadowlands Sports Complex May 1 and 2. Billboard.com is in search of one New York City area fan who will win a pair of tickets, VIP access so they meet the…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/24/10

    April 24, 2010 10:36 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 !) @iamdiddy (Diddy): Me+Mark Wahlberg driving a racecar down…

  7. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  8. B.o.B Weaves Way To Hot 100 No. 1; 'Glee' Generates More Debuts

    April 22, 2010 11:13 AM EDT As mentioned in a breaking news story yesterday , B.o.B moves into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 with his debut single "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The rapper is the fourth male vocalist since October to reach No. 1 with his first entry, following Jay Sean,…

  9. MGMT's Top Debut on Billboard 200; Bieber Holds at No. 1

    April 21, 2010 11:23 AM EDT J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week with 92,000, and MGMT 's second album "Congratulations" is the tally's highest debut, arriving at No. 2 with 66,000 sold according to Nielsen…

  10. LCD Soundsystem Attacked by Panda People in 'Drunk Girls' Video

    April 19, 2010 6:25 PM EDT The newly released video for LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls" sees the dance-punk group attacked by a group of panda-suit wearing ruffians. Video: LCD Soundsystem, "Drunk Girls" Directed by Spike Jonze, the clip subjects LCD frontman James Murphy and his bandmates to…

  11. Ke$ha on 'SNL': Glow-in-the-Dark Paint, Astronauts & Lasers, Oh My

    April 19, 2010 4:02 PM EDT K e$h a stopped by a Ryan Phillippe-hosted episode of "SNL" this weekend to perform her current hit, "Your Love Is My Drug" and her No. 1 debut single from back in January, "TiK ToK." Unfortunately, the results were more confusing than impressive. Video: Ke$ha…

  12. NBC's 'Today' Announces Its Summer Concert Series Lineup

    April 19, 2010 2:03 PM EDT A slot on NBC's "Today" is one of the biggest promotional opportunities for an artist, providing a big sales boost for many acts, not to mention a valuable launching pad for new releases. The morning show ratings leader's key music platform is its annual summer concert…

  13. Ask Billboard: Ushering In Another No. 1

    April 09, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'RAYMOND V RAYMOND,' VS. WHO ELSE? Hi Gary, With Usher having his…

  14. POTW: Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Beyonce

    April 09, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Madonna took her favorite girl, daughter Lourdes, to Malawi, where she laid the first brick of her new girls' academy and Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary on Broadway in New York. Meahwile, Janet Jackson and brother Randy attended court and Marilyn Manson ,…

  15. Christina Aguilera, "Not Myself Tonight"

    April 09, 2010 1:27 PM EDT In the four years since Christina Aguilera released her last studio album, "Back to Basics," pop ingénues like Katy Perry , Lady Gaga and Ke$ha have built their careers on bold theatrics, neo-feminist personas and throbbing club beats. Aguilera brings all of that to the table on …

  16. Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Rihanna Tour

    April 07, 2010 2:00 PM EDT Two days after Rihanna publicized her "Last Girl On Earth Tour," Nicki Minaj , who was announced as an opening act alongside Ke$ha , has pulled out of the trek. "Barbz I'm sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi's tour. I've decided 2 use that time 4 the…

  17. Rihanna Announces Tour With Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha

    April 06, 2010 10:38 AM EDT Rihanna will hit the road this summer for her "Last Girl On Earth Tour" and she's tapped two of her famous lady friends to join her. Lil Wayne protégé Nicki Minaj and pop singer Ke$ha will be opening up for the Bajan singer on the trek, which kicks off July 2 in Seattle,…

  18. Rihanna's Hot 100 Reign Extends to Three Weeks; Train Arrives at New Peak

    April 01, 2010 11:00 AM EDT R ihanna maintains her lead billing on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Rude Boy," the third single from her latest album "Rated R." "Rude" also moves to the No. 1 slot on the Radio Songs chart, her fourth leader on that list and first since she was…

  19. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard 200 With 'My World 2.0'

    March 31, 2010 11:00 AM EDT J ustin Bieber debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," after shifting 283,000 copies in its first week. It's the teenager's second album and first No. 1. His first set, "My World," debuted at No. 6 upon its release last November.…

  20. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100

    March 25, 2010 11:10 AM EDT R ihanna maintains her No. 1 standing on the Billboard Hot 100 as "Rude Boy" holds at No. 1 for a second week. The track earns the Airplay Gainer award for a fifth straight frame, the longest streak since Black Eyed Peas had an equal run with "I Gotta Feeling" in July…

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