1. Beyonce's '4' Headed For No. 1 with Perhaps 300,000

    June 29, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Beyonce's fourth studio album, "4," is headed for a No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart with maybe 300,000 copies sold by week's send on Sunday, July 3, according to industry prognosticators. If it starts at the top, it will be her fourth No. 1 solo album --…

  2. Fred Durst on Limp Bizkit's Comeback: 'We've Got to Own Who We Are'

    June 20, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Fred Durst says Limp Bizkit 's upcoming "Gold Cobra" is "definitely not a reunion. It's a comeback." The rap-rock quintet releases its new album -- its first since 2005 and first with its original lineup, including guitarist Wes Borland, since 2000's "…

  3. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasions, Gaga fans turned vitriolic, sending a…

  4. Lady Gaga Straddles Piano, Falls Off, Continues Singing: Video

    April 12, 2011 1:10 PM EDT At the Houston stop of her ongoing Monster Ball Tour last Friday (Apr. 8), Lady Gaga found herself toppling to the ground mid-song. 25 Stage Falls, Trips, And Slips While straddling her flaming piano and the piano bench at Houston's Toyota Center, Gaga lost her balance and took a nasty…

  5. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 4/9/2011

    April 09, 2011 8:00 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 !) @MelanieFiona : I'm looking for a needle size amount…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rebecca Black Passes Lady Gaga on YouTube, Mariah Carey Declines 'X Factor' Gig

    March 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rebecca Black Passes Lady Gaga on YouTube She may not be headlining sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden or rocking the Grammy stage yet, but Rebecca Black has one-upped Lady Gaga in terms of YouTube views for…

  7. R.E.M. Bassist: Touring Behind New Album 'Just Doesn't Feel Right'

    February 25, 2011 1:45 PM EST After making a "statement" with 2008's rocking "Accelerate," R.E.M. had broader designs for its 15th studio album, "Collapse Into Now." "With 'Accelerate' we sort of made a statement record -- everything short, fast and loud -- and on this one…

  8. R.E.M. Calls 'Collapse Into Now' Their Best Album in 20 Years

    February 09, 2011 10:19 AM EST R .E.M. 's Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck are apparently as excited as their fans about their upcoming 15th studio release, "Collapse Into Now." Bassist Mills calls the 12-track collection "our best record since 'Out of Time,'" the 1991 career…

  9. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Talks Breasts and Beyonce, Paltrow To Cover Prince on 'Glee'

    February 08, 2011 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Talks Breasts, Beyonce, Hubby in Elle Katy Perry graces the March cover of Elle, looking colorfully chic and discussing (among other things) her breasts, her relationship with Russell Brand, and how she&…

  10. Top 20 Music Super Bowl XLV Tweets

    February 07, 2011 2:18 PM EST Whether they were rooting for the Packers or the Steelers or just tuned into catch the commercials and the halftime show, the music world had a lot to say about the Super Bowl last night (Feb. 6). Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and…

  11. Michael Stipe Goes Limp in R.E.M.'s 'Mine Smells Like Honey' Video

    February 03, 2011 12:20 PM EST We knew Michael Stipe was getting old, but this is ridiculous! R.E.M.'s stylized new video for "Mine Smells Like Honey," the first single off the band's upcoming record "Collapse Into Now," finds frontman Stipe doing his best to climb an imposing flight of stairs…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  13. 2010 in Music: The Year That Went Pop

    December 10, 2010 10:00 AM EST Imagine it’s Jan. 1, 2010, and a psychic has laid out the following music predictions for the year: –Ke$ha, the self-proclaimed “sick and sexified” singer of “TiK ToK,” will not fade into obscurity. Instead, she’ll release two albums and rack up three more Billboard Hot 100 top 10s before the…

  14. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably, the "Glee" ensemble has covered…

  15. The Maine Reels In Outkast

    August 16, 2010 9:56 AM EDT You don't have to just imagine what Andre 3000 and Big Boi's smooth-cool hip-hop stylings reimagined by an Arizona pop punk band might sound like. This week's Mashup Monday finds one-time Tempe, AZ high school buddies the Maine doing a faux-plaintive acoustic-guitar-and…

  16. Jon Bon Jovi Injures Leg At New Jersey Concert

    July 12, 2010 8:38 AM EDT Maybe he had "Something For The Pain," but Jon Bon Jovi was able to finish a concert in his home state of New Jersey despite tearing a calf muscle toward the end of the show. Bon Jovi injured himself during the band's 2 1/2-hour concert at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East…

  17. Q&A With Limp Bizkit

    July 02, 2010 2:52 PM EDT In this special extended Independence Weekend Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Tye Comer sits down with Limp Bizkit , who will soon be releasing "Gold Cobra," their first album in seven years. Frontman Fred Durst and guitarist Wes Borland talk about Borland&…

  18. Lilith Fair Cancels 10 Dates

    July 01, 2010 11:09 PM EDT Further proof that the 2010 summer concert season is taking a beating came late Thursday afternoon when the Nettwerk Music Group announced the cancellation of 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. The cancellations include previously scheduled concerts at Usana Amphitheater in Salt…

  19. Cancelled Tours Suggest Brutal Summer For Touring Acts

    June 16, 2010 2:09 PM EDT Cancelled shows and tours by usually reliable marquee artists like Christina Aguilera , the Eagles , U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), Sarah McLachlan 's Lilith Fair, Rhianna , John Mayer , Limp Bizkit , and the Go-Go's seem to belie the fact that the live music business is…

  20. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Willie D from the Geto…

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