1. Leona Lewis: 2012 Album Preview

    January 16, 2012 3:14 PM EST Leona Lewis Title: Glassheart | Release Date: TBA Ryan Tedder, Dallas Austin and Fraser T. Smith are among the writer/producers who have already contributed to "Glassheart," the third studio set from U.K. singer Leona Lewis ( @leonalewismusic ), who got her start after winning the…

  2. Michael Buble, Military Wives Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2011 11:35 AM EST As expected, "Wherever You Are" (Decca/Universal) by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone was confirmed on Christmas Day as the U.K.'s festive No. 1 single. It smashed the record for best first-week sales by any track in the market in 2011, sellling a mighty 556,000 units to…

  3. Melanie Amaro Crowned 'X Factor' Winner

    December 22, 2011 10:35 PM EST Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and 50 Cent Perform During Two-Hour Special Although two people went home with nothing (except the knowledge that the record labels will soon be clamoring for their signatures), spirits were high at tonight's "X Factor"…

  4. 'X Factor' Recap: Final 3 Get Help From Avril, Alanis & R. Kelly

    December 21, 2011 11:45 PM EST Night Before Big Decision, Simon Says Melanie 'Should Be the Winner' With a $5 million decision hanging over the contestants' heads, the pressure during the final "X Factor" performances was on for Josh, Chris and Melanie. Alanis Morissette , Avril Lavigne and R.…

  5. 50 Cent Joining Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder on 'X Factor' Finale

    December 21, 2011 9:52 PM EST Fox's "The X Factor" judges are pulling out their formidable rolodexes to make sure that Thursday's finale results show helps the series go out with a bang. L.A. Reid has now added rapper 50 Cent to the mix. And an inside source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the…

  6. Michael Buble Bumps Amy Winehouse on U.K. Album Chart

    December 19, 2011 9:20 AM EST In the last charts before the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 titles are revealed on Christmas Day, new data released Sunday (Dec. 18) showed Michael Bublé regaining the album chart crown with "Christmas." Little Mix, the female quartet who won last week's "X Factor…

  7. Cee Lo, Cobra Starship, Boys II Men Lined Up for Miami Beach Music Festival

    December 13, 2011 7:00 PM EST With eyes set on making Miami Beach an essential New Year's party destination, New York-based Union Square Agency and Miami's Orange Bowl Committee have partnered to produce the 2nd annual Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival. The fest spans three days of shows-Dec. 30 through…

  8. Katy B Rocks the Roof: Live From Billboard Tastemakers

    December 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST Our Tastemakers 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. With her cascade…

  9. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs

    November 18, 2011 7:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. UNCOVERING…

  10. Kevin McHale On Glee's Direction & His Future Music Plans

    October 12, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Kevin McHale knows Billboard inside and out. The website has served as his homepage since the "Gee" star was 13-years-old and using it to keep track of the success of McFly, his favorite group. When "Glee" began gaining traction in the charts, McHale, who plays wheelchair…

  11. Report: Chris Brown Missed Michael Jackson Tribute For Tour Dates, Not UK Ban

    October 10, 2011 8:31 PM EDT Chris Brown was not among the artists who paid tribute to Michael Jackson in Wales over the weekend, but the singer's rep reportedly claims it was a tour date conflict--not a UK ban over his past criminal record--that kept him from joining the show. "His previously booked domestic F…

  12. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of his doctor. On a stage…

  13. Lee DeWyze Dropped By RCA Records

    October 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT He avoided elimination all through his "American Idol" run, but Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has reached the end of the road at RCA Records. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, newly appointed RCA Records CEO Peter Edge confirmed that the 25-year-old DeWyze is no…

  14. Black Eyed Peas Pull Out of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    October 06, 2011 7:02 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of this week's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. Organizers say the band, whose hits include "I Gotta Feeling," has withdrawn due to "unavoidable circumstances." Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Leona…

  15. Bragging? Not in Tony Bennett's Repertoire at London Concert

    October 04, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Most artists playing a show in the week of their No. 1 album triumph would shout their achievements from the stage. Some might play it down a little. Surely only Tony Bennett would not mention it at all. The record-breaking octogenarian is not just the king of the charts with his "Duets…

  16. Michael Jackson Estate: 'We'd Like Justice to Be Done'

    September 30, 2011 9:50 AM EDT The estate of Michael Jackson is, of course, watching the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray with great interest -- but with no formal involvement in the proceedings other than wanting "just to be done," according to one of the executors. "The estate's role will be to watch it,…

  17. New Cirque du Soleil Show Is Michael Jackson 'On Steroids'

    September 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Eleven months after announcing the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, writer/director Jamie King and his collaborators at Cirque du Soleil are itching to get the production under way on Oct. 2 in Montreal. And the Jackson estate -- which authorized and partnered in the project -- is…

  18. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  19. Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Seduces, Leona Lewis Performs & Yoko Ono Does Her Thing

    September 16, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The week of fashion, sparkle and diets of champagne and coffee has come to a close. As temperatures plummeted yesterday, the spring fashionistas fled the big, cold city in hopes of a warmer location for the upcoming fashion weeks. Some of the most anticipated shows of the season took to the…

  20. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

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