1. Billboard Bits: Madonna Opening 'Hard Candy' Gyms, Lady Gaga Chats with Anderson Cooper

    October 25, 2010 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna Opening "Hard Candy" Fitness Centers Madonna has announced the opening of Hard Candy Fitness global fitness centers, which will open in major cities around the world. The first gym, a 30,000…

  2. Taylor Swift's Ex-Manager Suing Over Contract Dispute

    October 08, 2010 11:55 AM EDT Did Taylor Swift 's father conspire to cheat her former manager out of millions of dollars earned by launching the Grammy-winning country star? That's the question before a federal judge in New York in a case brought by Dan Dymtrow, a music manager who claims he's owed millions…

  3. BET's Terrence J, Video Vixen Melyssa Ford Hit Off-Broadway Stage

    September 16, 2010 4:22 PM EDT Off-Broadway jack-of-all-trades J Kyle Manzay and video queen Melyssa Ford have teamed up for a play to denounce the way women are portrayed in hip-hop videos. The Juice was invited to a preview of "For Vixens Who've Considered Homicide When The Video Was Too Much," last night …

  4. Nine Things We'll Never Forget About Aaliyah

    August 25, 2010 4:10 PM EDT Nine years ago today, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash, marking the too-soon end of one of the music industry's most unique voices. Here's our list of nine things we'll never forget about Aaliyah's too-brief time in the spotlight: Aaliyah Remembered By Celeb…

  5. Comic Con Special: Sly Stallone and the Casts of 'The Expendables,' 'Green Lantern'

    July 27, 2010 6:00 PM EDT Today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes again from Comic Con in San Diego. We talk to Sylvester Stallone about the music in his new film "The Expendables," which gathers an impressive group of action stars including Jason Statham and Jet Li. We also…

  6. Sage Francis, "Li(f)e"

    June 04, 2010 3:44 PM EDT Providence, R.I.-based indie rapper Sage Francis gets more personal than usual on his dynamic fourth album, "Li(f)e." Francis--who wears multiple hats as a spoken-word artist, MC and impassioned rocker--employs a versatile style on the set. The songs "Three Sheets to the Wind…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 through 2006, followed by a two-year break…

  8. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubbly" began a 19-week reign, the longest…

  9. Nick Jonas & The Administration "Who I Am" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:15 PM EST Nick Jonas and the Administration, "Who I Am" (Hollywood) Release Date: Feb. 2 <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:…

  10. Ask Billboard: Swift's Latest 'Fearless' Feat

    November 06, 2009 5:27 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT'S HER 20? Hi Gary, I was just wondering if Taylor Swift is the…

  11. 'New Moon' Rising: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 23, 2009 2:16 PM EDT Just in case you've been in a sight-, sound- and Twitter-deprivation tank for the past two years, here's the lowdown on the "Twilight" franchise: It's a series of four books written by Stephenie Meyer about Bella, a human girl who hearts Edward, a vampire boy. This is…

  12. Photos of the Week: Lady Gaga, Leona Lewis, Justin Bieber

    October 16, 2009 12:25 PM EDT Lady Gaga took a stand for gay rights. Leona Lewis caused a scene at a London bookstore. Justin Bieber hit the Today show, Justin Timberlake hit the golf course, and Christina Aguilera hit a pumpkin patch. It all happened this week … and we've got the photos to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS…

  13. 'New Moon' Exclusive Song Premiere: Lykke Li, 'Possibility'

    October 13, 2009 4:25 PM EDT The "Twilight: New Moon" soundtrack's release date was just moved up to Oct. 16 , but you can hear one of the album's standout tracks right now on Billboard.com. Swedish alt-pop singer/songwriter Lykke Li's contribution to "New Moon" is "Possbility,…

  14. Video: Mos Def "Embedded" Preview

    October 13, 2009 1:44 PM EDT "Current Music Presents: Embedded" is a six-part special series that gives fans intimate, behind-the-scenes access to their favorite artists. Billboard.com has an exclusive, extended sneak-peak at the first episode featuring rapper Mos Def right here. "Every time I come to…

  15. 'New Moon' Soundtrack Release Date Moved To Oct. 16

    October 13, 2009 11:56 AM EDT "Twilight" fanatics are in for an early treat. In light of heated anticipation for "The Twlight Saga: New Moon Original Soundtrack" the set's release date has been moved up four days, from Oct. 20 to this Friday (Oct. 16). The release date change is likely due to the…

  16. Tracklist For 'New Moon' Soundtrack Unveiled

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM EDT The soundtrack for "New Moon" -- the second movie installment of the "Twilight" vampire series -- will feature songs by Thom Yorke , Grizzly Bear , Bon Iver , Lykke Li and the Killers , according to an official tracklist released Monday (Sept. 21). The list was posted on …

  17. Kings Of Leon Ready Remix Album, Live DVD

    August 26, 2009 11:24 AM EDT Even though Kings of Leon continue to tour in the wake of 2008's platinum "Only By Night," the group is planning a couple of new projects for the fall -- and is starting to focus on its next album. Though both are untitled and unscheduled at the moment, the quartet plans to…

  18. Willie Nelson, "American Classic"

    August 14, 2009 4:48 PM EDT More than 30 years after the release of Willie Nelson 's highly acclaimed 1978 standards album "Stardust," the artist cracks open the Great American Songbook once again for his second Blue Note Records release. Produced by renowned adult contemporary producer Tommy LiPuma , …

  19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold Rev Lollapalooza Day 2

    August 09, 2009 10:53 AM EDT If anyone doubted that Lollapalooza's Saturday-night headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs could ably stand in the Beastie Boys cancelled spot, the band's electric, inspired -- and downright fun-- performance clearly proved otherwise. Backstage at Lollapalooza, Glasvegas tells Billboard…

  20. Top 10 Highlights From ‘American Idol’ Season 8

    May 18, 2009 3:56 PM EDT From Gokey’s scream to Lady Gaga’s live performance, the best, worst, and weirdest moments from this year’s ‘Idol.’  The end of “American Idol” Season 8 is near. Glam rocker Adam Lambert and soulful folk-pop singer Kris Allen will vie for the crown on Wednesday night’s finale (May 20, FOX) ,…

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