1. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Named Billboard's 2011 Song of the Summer

    September 08, 2011 9:55 AM EDT With its lyrics imploring revelers to "get up, get down, put your hands up to the sound!," LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, is, fittingly, Billboard's 2011 song of the summer. The hi-energy dance track tops this year's…

  2. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Following an acclaimed performance of the song on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele 's stark ballad "Someone Like You" bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. "Like" leaps 11-1 on Digital Songs…

  3. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 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. AS STUDENTS…

  4. Judas Priest's Halford: 'There Will Be a New Record Next Year'

    September 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While Judas Priest is in the midst of a worldwide farewell tour -- of sorts -- frontman Rob Halford promises the group is not exactly going away. In fact, he says, the iconic heavy metal troupe is well on its way towards making its next album. Halford tells Billboard.com that he and guitarist…

  5. LMFAO Closing In on 2011 Summer Songs 'Anthem' Status

    September 01, 2011 10:33 AM EDT With one week to go until the release of the final Summer Songs 2011 ranking, LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, remains the favorite to capture the title of Billboard's summer song of 2011. The club thumper remains atop Billboard's…

  6. Game's 'R.E.D.' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Game 's "R.E.D" album arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the rapper's third chart-topping set following 2005's "The Documentary" and 2007's "Doctor's Advocate." His last album, "…

  7. Beyonce & Jay-Z's Baby News Broke Twitter Records

    August 30, 2011 9:09 AM EDT During the show, Beyonce cleared up any doubt, telling the audience "I want you to feel the love that growing inside of me," before a performance of her new song, "Love on Top." And, making no show of subtlety, she then ended the song by unbuttoning her blazer and rubbing…

  8. POTW: Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, DMX, Demi Lovato

    August 26, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Katy Perry chuckles her way through roller coaster rides, Mariah Carey takes a jog with her pups and Chely Wright and girlfriend, Lauren Biltzer say "I do." It all happened this week, and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK | LAST WEEK'S PHOTOS News…

  9. Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1

    August 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest single from his forthcoming album "Tha Carter…

  10. Jay-Z and Kanye's 'Watch the Throne' Keeps Its Billboard 200 Crown

    August 24, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a quiet week in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, where Jay-Z & Kanye West 's "Watch the Throne" holds at No. 1 for a second frame with 177,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 59%) and just two albums bow in the region. "Throne's"…

  11. Country Singer Chely Wright Marries Girlfriend

    August 22, 2011 10:49 AM EDT Country singer Chely Wright married her girlfriend, Lauren Blitzer, on Saturday, with both wearing Jose Dias-designed white wedding gowns. "We had a great time!" she exclaimed on Twitter . The interfaith ceremony -- Wright is Christian while Blitzer is Jewish -- was attended by 200…

  12. It's Official, Seriously: Jennifer Lopez Returning to 'American Idol'

    August 17, 2011 1:50 PM EDT If there was ever any doubt, it's gone now. Jennifer Lopez will be back at the judge's panel for the 11th season of "American Idol." The Fox network has made Lopez's return official, along with her fellow judges, Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and record producer Randy…

  13. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "…

  14. 'Idol' Finalists Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Announce Debut Albums

    August 12, 2011 11:58 AM EDT After releasing their first music videos one day apart from each other, "American Idol" season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina will issue their debut albums one week apart from each other this fall on Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope. McCreery will…

  15. LMFAO Brings 'Party' to Summer Songs Summit

    August 11, 2011 1:15 PM EDT After leading the Songs of the Summer 2011 chart for the first seven weeks of the season, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" drops out of the top slot (1-2) in favor of the festive "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, which leapfrogs 3-1.…

  16. LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100

    August 10, 2011 3:00 PM EDT LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Digital Songs, "Party Rock Anthem" dips below 200,000…

  17. 'Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery's First Video: Watch 'I Love You This Big'

    August 10, 2011 2:00 PM EDT For once, Scotty McCreery is trailing behind Lauren Alaina. Two days after the "American Idol" season 10 runner-up dropped her first video (for "Like My Mother Does"), reigning "Idol" McCreery has released his first video, for debut single "I Love You This…

  18. 'Idol' Finalist Lauren Alaina Debuts 'Like My Mother Does' Video: Watch

    August 09, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Nearly three months after being named the runner-up of Season 10 of "American Idol," Lauren Alaina premiered the music video for her first single, "Like My Mother Does," on Monday (Aug. 8). The video is full of pictures and home videos from Alaina's childhood, and the…

  19. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, U2, Motley Crue

    August 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours ranking with box office grosses reported from the June dates of the European leg of its Live 2011 Tour. Ticket sales from 10 markets generated over $38.6 million (US$) during the month, with attendance counts totaling 417,698 from 11 shows. The one city with a two…

  20. Lauren Ambrose 'Humbled' to Be New 'Funny Girl'

    August 04, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Lauren Ambrose, best known for HBO's "Six Feet Under," will star as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl," the role Barbra Streisand originated in 1964. It will be the first Broadway production of the musical that gave the world "People" and "Don't Rain on…

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