1. 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…

  2. Lil B Releases 'I'm Gay' Album Without Warning, Lupe Fiasco Says Title Is 'Genius'

    June 30, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Without warning, Lil B released his anticipated album, "I'm Gay (I'm Happy)" yesterday, June 29. Lil B was discreet on the process and release of "I'm Gay (I'm Happy)" when Billboard.com's The Juice caught up with him in May. "I'm just…

  3. Lupe Fiasco Shows His Sensitive Side in 'Out Of My Head' Video: Watch

    June 30, 2011 1:00 PM EDT After delivering a video of real-life military footage for thought-provoking song, "Words I Never Said," Lupe Fiasco returns with lighter visuals for his third single, "Out of My Head," featuring Trey Songz . Lupe Fiasco Working on His Fourth Studio Album Tags: Lupe Fiasco…

  4. Billboard Bits: Tyler, The Creator Predicts Death, Patrick Stump Pairs With Lupe Fiasco

    June 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tyler, The Creator Predicts His Death, Talks Columbine Tragedy The 20-year-old Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator recently told UK music magazine Q that he expects to be dead at 40. "Either an obsessed fan…

  5. Skylar Grey Says Debut Album Will Explain 'How I Became Invincible'

    June 24, 2011 5:28 PM EDT One week after unveiling her debut single, "Invisible," Skylar Grey tells Billboard.com that the vulnerable track is a perfect introduction to first solo album "Invinsible" (pronounced 'invincible'), which will be released this fall. "It's the very…

  6. Adele Gets Billboard's Summer Songs Chart 'Rolling'

    June 23, 2011 12:40 PM EDT It's now officially the summer season -- not just according to the calendar, but also the launch of Billboard's Summer Songs 2011 ranking, a week-by-week tally of the top songs based on Billboard Hot 100 activity from Memorial Day through Labor Day (i.e., charts dated June 11-Sept.…

  7. 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, '…

  8. Lupe Fiasco Argues on 'O'Reilly Factor,' Defends Calling Obama a 'Terrorist'

    June 21, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco butted heads with Bill O'Reilly and condemned the military actions of President Obama -- whom he once again called a "terrorist" -- in an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" that aired on Monday (June 20). After the Fox News host showed a clip from…

  9. Lupe Fiasco Working on His Fourth Studio Album

    June 14, 2011 3:00 PM EDT As criticism made it's way onto Lupe Fiasco 's Twitter timeline, after calling President Obama a terrorist on CBS's show, "What's Trending," the Chicago rapper was in the middle of shooting promos for AT&T's ' Music For You ' concert series.…

  10. Lupe Fiasco on Calling Obama a Terrorist: 'I've Got Nothing to Clarify'

    June 09, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco caused a stir this week when he called President Barack Obama a terrorist during an appearance on CBS' "What's Trending." His exact words? "To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America." Billboard.com's The Juice has…

  11. Adele's Still 'Deep' Atop Hot 100, Coldplay Makes a Splash

    June 08, 2011 5:08 PM EDT A dele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 9) on Billboard.com, while Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" charges in as the chart's top new entry. "Rolling in the Deep"…

  12. Big Sean Previews 'Finally Famous' with Kanye West, Kid Cudi & More

    June 08, 2011 11:30 AM EDT B ig Sean has been working non-stop since he spit 16 bars to his mentor, Kanye West at Detriot's Hot 102.7 FM WHTD radio station in 2005. Fast forward to six years later and a "Finally Famous" mixtape trilogy. Yesterday (June 7), Big Sean previewed his upcoming debut album, …

  13. 'Twilight' Rules MTV Movie Awards, Foo Fighters and Lupe Fiasco Perform

    June 06, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Apparently excited to continue last year's trend of dropping f-bombs in every segment, the MTV Movie Awards carried the swearing to an extreme Sunday night (June 5) at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, with sweethearts from the cast of the "Twilight" series, host Jason…

  14. Eminem, B.o.B. Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Launches Record Label

    June 02, 2011 11:46 AM EDT Producer Alex Da Kid, who in the last year has spearheaded such hits as Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna and B.o.B.'s "Airplanes" featuring Haley Williams , is launching his own record label. The hitmaker announced Wednesday (June 1) that he&…

  15. Adele Remains Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Hair'-Raising Bow

    May 25, 2011 3:00 PM EDT A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" maintains its hold over the chart with Airplay Gainer honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Radio Songs (134 million in audience, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS) and registers a third frame atop Digital Songs (297…

  16. Billboard Bits: Pink Blasts Selena Gomez's Pink Ponies, 'Glee' Finale Songs Leak

    May 20, 2011 6:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink, Selena Gomez Fight Over Pink Ponies Selena Gomez was spotted using pink-painted ponies while shooting the music video for her latest single, "Love You Like a Love Song," in California yesterday, and…

  17. Jennifer Lopez's Mic Malfunction Prompts Encore at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango

    May 16, 2011 8:40 AM EDT KIIS FM's annual summer blowout has become a huge draw, not just for listeners around the Los Angeles area, but for pop artists vying for heavy rotation spins on the hit station. So it's no surprise that Wango Tango, now in its 14th year, pulled out the big guns at downtown L.A.&…

  18. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Previews '4' at Listening Party, Kenny Chesney Playing Alabama Show For Charity

    May 12, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Previews '4,' 'Run the World (Girls)' Video at Listening Party At a private listening party on Wednesday (May 11), Beyonce offered a select group of fans a preview of five songs from her…

  19. Lupe Fiasco, Matt & Kim, Lil B Performing at MTV O Awards

    April 19, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Lil B, Lupe Fiasco , Matt & Kim , Mumford & Sons with Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show and Foster the People will perform at MTV's inaugural O Music Awards on April 28 in Las Vegas, Nev., and other cities. Presenters include Ke$ha , Cee Lo Green , B.o.B , Wiz Khalifa ,…

  20. The Weeknd, Frank Ocean Lead New R&B Internet Darlings

    April 11, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Although rap has ushered in a new era of MCs and styles in the last couple of years -- a la Drake or this week's No. 1, Wiz Khalifa -- R&B basically has had the same cast in place for five or six years now. But that scenario looks like it's about to change thanks to the Internet…

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