1. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  2. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes 2 Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , earning Airplay Gainer honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. No. 1: "Someone Like You" The song logs a second frame at No. 1 on…

  3. T-Pain Unveils Emotional '5 O'Clock' Video with Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen

    September 30, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Former Auto-Tune maestro T-Pain returns with a mid-tempo groove and wanders the streets alone in the music video for "5 O'clock," the first single off his upcoming album "RevolveR" which features Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen . Video: "5 O'clock," T-Pain…

  4. Lily Allen Marries Longtime Fiance

    June 12, 2011 11:24 AM EDT Songstress Lily Allen has married fiance Sam Cooper. The pair exchanged vows at St. James the Great Church in Gloucestershire, England on Saturday, People reports. Dressed in a gown by French designer Delphine Manivet, Allen was given away by her father, Keith Allen. About 100 guests attended…

  5. Billboard Bits: Waka Flocka Poses Naked for PETA, Selena Gomez Debuts New Track

    March 08, 2011 7:06 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Waka Flocka Flame Poses Naked for PETA Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame is the latest celebrity to disrobe for a print ad by PETA. In the shot, Waka flexes a muscle and shows off his tattoos while the slogan …

  6. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST 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. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

  7. Billboard Bits: Lily Allen Gets Engaged, Eminem Impersonates Dr. Dre

    December 28, 2010 6:28 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lily Allen Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend If LeAnn Rimes , Natalie Portman and Hugh Hefner were not enough celebrities to get engaged over the Christmas weekend, Lily Allen has decided to tie the knot with her…

  8. Lily Allen Recovering From Blood-Poisoning Condition

    November 08, 2010 10:40 AM EST Less than a week after suffering a second miscarriage, Lily Allen was rushed to a London hospital on Friday to be treated for a blood-poisoning condition. According to People , the singer is being treated for septicaemia and is currently recovering from the potentially fatal condition. Allen …

  9. Lily Allen Suffers Miscarriage, Rep Confirms

    November 01, 2010 10:23 AM EDT British pop star Lily Allen , who was around six months pregnant, has lost her baby, her spokesman said on Monday. The 25-year-old singer previously had a miscarriage when she was dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons in 2008. "It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily…

  10. Gregory Isaacs, Reggae Singer, Dies at 59

    October 25, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Reggae artist Gregory Isaacs died at the age of 59 this morning (Oct. 25). Isaacs, best known for his 1982 album "Night Nurse," passed away following a long battle with lung cancer, BBC News reports. Known as "The Cool Ruler," Isaacs gained prominence in Jamaica in the…

  11. Elton John: Today's Songwriters 'Pretty Awful'

    October 19, 2010 11:30 AM EDT British singer Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday. The 63-year-old singer of "Your Song" and "Candle in the Wind,"…

  12. Sara Bareilles Sings from the 'Heart' At L.A. Show

    September 30, 2010 10:26 AM EDT Judging from her recent No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart, Sara Bareilles has quite a following. And while chart position says a lot about broad consumer appeal, she is much more than the typical studio musician who can sell albums. Tuesday's sold-out show at the Orpheum…

  13. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 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. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  14. 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…

  15. Mark Ronson Readies 'Record Collection' Release

    August 10, 2010 12:05 PM EDT Mark Ronson steps into the spotlight as a singer, and shows off a talented group of friends, on third album "Record Collection," due Sept. 28 on RCA Records. Working under the alias Mark Ronson and The Business Intl., the British producer will make his debut as a vocalist on the…

  16. U.K. Spoof of Jay-Z's 'Empire State of Mind' Becomes YouTube Hit

    July 28, 2010 1:12 PM EDT An online parody of a Jay-Z hit that swaps New York's metropolis for a modest Welsh port town has won hundreds of thousands of fans, the director of the spoof said Wednesday. The video "Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)," a comic tribute to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ' 2009…

  17. Eminem Spends Fourth Week Atop U.K. Chart

    July 26, 2010 10:48 AM EDT E minem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its fourth aggregate week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 25), as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV) by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup moved 2-1 on the singles chart. "…

  18. Robbie Williams To Star In Video Game

    July 22, 2010 8:23 AM EDT U.K. pop superstar Robbie Williams is to feature in his own karaoke video game, "We Sing Robbie Williams." It will feature 25 tracks accompanied by all the original videos. The game is to be released by publisher Nordic Games, which struck a licensing deal with EMI. The release of…

  19. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    July 19, 2010 7:43 AM EDT As Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, American artist-producer B.O.B. achieved his second consecutive chart-topping single with "Airplanes" (Rebel Rock/Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring Hayley Williams. …

  20. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nutini and Paul Weller , who received the…

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