1. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:40 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato 's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 million views. This is a feat, considering that the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged, LCD Soundsystem Become Legos

    July 27, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged Former "American Idol" champ Lee DeWyze is engaged to model Jonna Walsh after proposing at Disney World on July 16. The couple is planning to tie the know in the fall of 2012. (…

  3. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the first single. The Idol alumnus told the…

  4. Chart Juice: Chris Brown Dominates R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    July 21, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Chris Brown debuts three new titles, simultaneously, to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. He holds guest spots on Ace Hood 's "Body to Body," Game 's "Pot of Gold" and his own, "Wet the Bed," feat. Ludacris . Chris Brown 'Today' Show Appearance…

  5. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). DJ Khaled: Behind the Scenes with Hip-Hop&…

  6. Freshman Haze: Lil Playy

    July 12, 2011 5:10 PM EDT You may think you don't know Lil Playy but you've actually heard him a thousand times. The up-and-coming songwriter wrote and appeared on the chopped-and-screwed hook of Ludacris ' Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 2 hit, "My Chick Bad," featuring Nicki Minaj . With…

  7. Coldplay Launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series

    July 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay will perform in Los Angeles later this summer to help launch the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free concert series designed to showcase the capabilities of the newly released Samsung Infuse 4G, available exclusively through AT&T. The British rock act will launch…

  8. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:55 AM EDT The Black Keys , Deadmau5 , Cee Lo Green , TV on the Radio , Patti Smith , Empire of the Sun , and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the main…

  9. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Rule Billboard.com's 2011 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Britney Spears and Lady Gaga proved the ultimate pop music divas in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite songs, albums and performances of the first half of 2011 over the past week. Once the hundreds of thousands of votes were…

  10. Pitbull's 'Give Me Everything' Powers to No. 1 on Hot 100

    June 29, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Pitbull unleashes his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 30) on Billboard.com, as "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo , AfroJack and Nayer, rises 2-1. "Give" dips by 7% in digital sales to 187,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen…

  11. David Guetta Denies U2 & Madonna Rumors, Reveals Double Album

    June 29, 2011 1:39 PM EDT David Guetta discussed his upcoming album and superstar collaborations with Lil Wayne , Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg , as well as shot down rumors about working with U2 , Britney Spears and Madonna when he sat down for a Live Q&A with Billboard.com yesterday (June 28). Watch archived…

  12. David Guetta Live Q&A: Archived Video

    June 29, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Chart Article David Guetta Watch The Archived Video! Photo by Vinny Pereira David Guetta rocked clubs everywhere with 2009's "One Love," and soon he'll be back with a fifth studio album, "Nothing But The Beat." The album, out Aug. 30, features a laundry list of A…

  13. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the Rapture." Chris Brown Wins Big At BET…

  14. Billboard Bits: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' To Be Re-Released, No More Guest Stars on 'Glee'

    June 22, 2011 6:37 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Getting 20th Anniversary Re-Release Nirvana's label, Universal, is planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album "Nevermind" with a…

  15. Katy Perry's 'Friday' Flies Up Hot 100, Adele Still No. 1

    June 22, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 23) on Billboard.com, while Katy Perry 's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" rockets into the top five. Katy Perry Parties With Rebecca Black, '…

  16. Adele 'Rolling' Along Atop Hot 100, Jason Aldean & Nicki Minaj Reach Top 10

    June 15, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released Thursday (June 16) on Billboard.com, while Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj enter the top 10. "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop Radio Songs (151 million in…

  17. Adele Reclaims No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Book of Mormon' Makes History

    June 15, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" returns, as expected, to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a tenth non-consecutive week (114,000; down 5%) and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" falls to No. 2 (100,000; down 42%), the real news is the stunning re-entry at No. 3.…

  18. Big K.R.I.T. Calls New Mixtape a 'Milestone in My Career'

    June 10, 2011 5:00 PM EDT For Big K.R.I.T. , the June 7 release of his "R4: The Prequel" through Island Def Jam was a proud moment. It's the first bar code offering from the Meridian, Miss., rapper/producer, and though the five-song set, available exclusively as a digital EP, is a collection packaged…

  19. Hooray For 'Hollywood': Michael Jackson Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    May 31, 2011 3:45 PM EDT The King reigns again. Michael Jackson leads Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart for the first time in almost 16 years, as "Hollywood Tonight," from his posthumous album "Michael," rises 2-1. With the coronation, the late King of Pop collects his eighth solo No. 1…

  20. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga's Massive Google Deal, Justin Bieber Wants Jay-Z on His Record

    May 25, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Google: Is Gaga About To Sign A $10 Million Google Laptop Endorsement Deal? Maybe it's just the easy way that the phrase "Gaga and Google" slips off the tongue, but there's no shortage of…

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