1. Fall's 25 Most Anticipated Albums, 2011

    August 18, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Chart Article Chart Article Chart Article SuperHeavy | "SuperHeavy" Date: Sept. 20 Twitter: @SuperHeavy Touring: Possible in 2012 Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley formed a…

  2. Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour After Dallas 'Fiasco'

    August 01, 2011 3:25 PM EDT The full list of Kings of Leon concerts that have been canceled. Dates can be found on the band's website . 7/30 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/02 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 8/03 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater 8/05 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon…

  3. Nikki Jean, "Pennies in a Jar"

    July 29, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The strategy/marketing hook for this Lupe Fiasco collaborator is her collection of co-writes with legends ranging from Bob Dylan to Carly Simon. Nikki Jean excels when she plays into her collaborators' strengths, especially the Philly soul of Thom Bell on "How to Unring a Bell,"…

  4. Patrick Stump: Solo Album Has 'Nothing To Do with Fall Out Boy'

    July 25, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Although he expects Fall Out Boy to come together again in the future, Patrick Stump says his solo career -- which includes the EP "Truant Wave" and the upcoming album "Soul Punk" -- will be a going and primary concern. "I do have a lot of records I want to put out,…

  5. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her explosive clip "Firework" in the…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/16/2011

    July 16, 2011 10:00 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 !) @BrunoMars : @Billboarddotcom I've always wanted to…

  7. 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…

  8. Mumford & Sons, Jason Aldean Lead Non-Pop Albums at 2011 Midpoint

    July 07, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011, while artists like folk act Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the year overall, is Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid…

  9. Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 06, 2011 5:30 PM EDT With 2011 half-over, "21" has moved 2,517,000 copies in the U.S. since its release on Feb. 22 -- through the week ending July 3, the mid-point of the tracking year. It's the only album to have sold more than 2 million in 2011, and one of only two to surpass 1 million. The…

  10. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/2/2011

    July 02, 2011 10:00 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 !) @alyankovic : I'm very happy to announce that …

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/25/2011

    June 25, 2011 11:25 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 !) @atrak : Don't hurt the biebz. @thegame : A man has 2…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. 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, '…

  18. 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…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 6/18/2011

    June 18, 2011 11:15 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 !) @Wale : i RT compliments cuz im insecure ha @wavveswavves :…

  20. 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.…

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