1. A Day In The Life of Soulja Boy

    October 27, 2011 2:05 PM EDT "I slept through my Google meeting," Soulja Boy told me, before beginning our interview for the second episode of Billboard.com's The Juice new series, ' Swag or No Swag .' Soulja Boy, born DeAndre Cortez Way, had a 10 a.m. meeting with Google to discuss their Google+…

  2. Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success

    October 21, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Anthony "Romeo" Santos was born in the Bronx in 1981. His mom: Puerto Rican. His dad: Dominican. This month, it was announced that Santos will be starring in an upcoming multi-camera ABC comedy series. He will portray the son of Dominicans living in New York's Washington…

  3. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner's investigators said Friday. She was 53.…

  4. Florence + the Machine Returns With New Music: Listen

    August 23, 2011 2:45 PM EDT It's been nearly a year of dog days for Florence + the Machine fans hoping for new material. Now, almost one year after Florence Welch's breakthrough performance of "Dog Days Are Over" at the 2010 VMAs, the British songstress announces a new album and debuts its first…

  5. Game Talks 'The R.E.D. Album': Video Track-By-Track

    August 23, 2011 12:35 PM EDT "Ricky" "Ricky is the story of every fallen young black man in Los Angeles. What people don't understand is that Boyz in the Hood is that, aside from it being a movie, that was the everyday lifestyle of young black teenagers in Los Angeles County and now spreaded across…

  6. Lollapalooza 2011 : 13 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 07, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Lollapalooza's 20th Anniversary fest rolled into its second day yesterday (Aug. 6) with a bright, hot sun coming from behind the clouds as Cee Lo rocked Journey , Ween forgot where they were and Ellie Goulding had to dodge a hug-happy stagecrasher. But it got even better at night as…

  7. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Katy Perry, Barry Manilow

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT CHOICE LADIES: To paraphrase Beyonce , girls run the Billboard Hot 100 . The 2011 Billboard Millennium Award winner 's "Run the World (Girls)" stopped at No. 29 earlier this month, but its subject material summarizes the state of the Hot 100. With a seventh week at No. 1 for…

  9. Nick Jonas Live Q&A Archived Video

    June 09, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Nick Jonas 18-year-old Nick Jonas started his music career when he was only 7, and he's gone on to international pop stardom as the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers . So it's safe to say that Nick knows a thing or two about young singers, and his experience has inspired him to…

  10. Nick Jonas on Joe's Solo Album: 'He's Had a Lot That He's Wanted to Say'

    June 08, 2011 6:40 PM EDT N ick Jonas dished on his brother Joe's new album, an exciting collaboration with a mystery artist, and his new superstar contest when he sat down with Billboard for a Live Q&A today (June 8). For the past seven months, Nick has put his own music on hold to write and produce for…

  11. Il Volo Transitions from Italian TV to 'American Idol'

    May 18, 2011 9:30 AM EDT It's a long way from Italian TV to "American Idol." But when they take the "Idol" stage on May 19, the members of teenage tenor act Il Volo will have made that trek in just two years. With a single serendipitous performance on Italian vocal competition "Ti Lascio…

  12. Don Omar, Enrique Iglesias Among Top Performers at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2011 12:37 AM EDT There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Not just because he opened with a romantic, soft and laser-lit performance of not one but two songs and then went on to win nine awards, including the top honor Artist of the Year and Latin Pop Album…

  13. Off! Hopes to Churn Out More 'Great Music' After Tour

    April 23, 2011 8:32 AM EDT As far as its members are concerned, Off! is on -- hopefully for the long term. The all-star punk group -- frontman Keith Morris ( Black Flag , Circle Jerks ), guitarist Dimitri Coats ( Burning Brides) , bassist Steven Shane McDonald ( Red Kross ) and drummer Mario Rubalcaba ( Rocket From the…

  14. RKM & Ken-Y Score with Latin Tween Market

    April 16, 2011 9:53 AM EDT R KM & Ken-Y first realized the extent of their popularity among Latina schoolgirls through Facebook. The Puerto Rican duo has nearly 1.5 million "likes" on the social media site, where dozens of fans have posted photos holding a copy of its new album, "Forever." "…

  15. Boney James Has New Team, Label and Album Post Car Accident

    March 27, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Last spring, Boney James was wondering if he'd ever play his sax again. As he sat in traffic on a Los Angeles highway, his car was rear-ended by a drunk driver. While the vehicle was totaled, James was lucky: He suffered a fractured jaw and lost two teeth. Almost a year later, James says…

  16. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album, Nick Lachey Debuts Basketball Song

    March 11, 2011 4:46 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album for Record Store Day Four days after releasing their seventh album "Wasting Light," Foo Fighters are releasing a covers album in honor of 2011's Record Store Day.…

  17. Florence & the Machine Reimagine 'Liar' Track for 'Dragon Age II' Video Game

    February 28, 2011 4:33 PM EST F lorence & the Machine are contributing an exclusive song to the upcoming videogame Dragon Age II. The track is a re-imagined version of "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" produced by composer Inon Zur and retitled "I'm Not Calling You a Liar (Dragon Age II: Varric&…

  18. Best New Artist Grammy Race: Florence + The Machine

    February 04, 2011 10:53 AM EST chartArticle_ignore VIDEO FEATURE Mashup: Florence + The Machine Makes Over Mario Winans NEWS Florence Welch Performs With Drake In London NEWS Florence, Bruno, Bieber And Others React To Grammy Noms VIRAL VIDEO Florence And The Machine Introduce 'Dog Days' To 'SNL' VIRAL…

  19. Charges Against Rapper Yo Gotti Dropped

    January 21, 2011 11:06 AM EST The aggravated riots charges against rapper Yo Gotti , stemming from a fight outside a nightclub in South East Memphis, have been dropped. Rapper Yo Gotti Charged In Nightclub Brawl Video: Charges dropped against Yo Gotti On Wednesday (Jan19), Gotti, born Mario Mims, told Fox 13, "I'…

  20. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 01/08/11

    January 08, 2011 9:00 AM EST 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 !) @liltunechi (Lil Wayne): Rumors or as dumb as the people…

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