1. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Cee Lo Green

    March 04, 2011 5:55 PM EST 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. FLYING OBJECT Hi…

  2. Adele Rallies on Social 50 Chart, Justin Bieber Holds at No. 1

    March 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST While most of the Social 50 chart is rather sleepy this week -- there are only four re-entries and zero debuts -- the most exciting news comes from the woman who just debuted at No. 1 the Billboard 200 albums chart: Adele. She vaults 37-23 on the Social list with a 32% increase in new week…

  3. Christina Aguilera To Be Judge on NBC's 'The Voice'

    March 02, 2011 2:53 PM EST C hristina Aguilera will be the third coach on NBC's new singing competition series "The Voice," joining Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 's Adam Levine. Christina Aguilera's Mugshot Leaks "Her journey as an artist, who started so young in the music business, will be an…

  4. Sara Bareilles Taps Pharrell, Sugarland, Josh Groban for 'Uncharted' Video

    March 01, 2011 2:15 PM EST Either a bunch of Sara Bareilles' musician friends owed her favors, or she asked really, really nicely. The singer-songwriter's new video for "Uncharted" features more celebs than Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" clip , including: Josh Groban , N.E.R.D. '…

  5. Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson Team with Patagonia to Raise Funds for Environment

    March 01, 2011 11:44 AM EST Apparel company Patagonia is entering the digital download retail space to raise money for environmental organizations endorsed by artists. Pearl Jam , Jack Johnson , Bonnie Raitt and Maroon 5 are among the artists participating in the initiative, which launches today (Mar. 1) at patagonia…

  6. Cee Lo, Adam Levine to Judge 'American Idol' Rival, 'The Voice'

    February 28, 2011 3:22 PM EST It's official: Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine have joined NBC's new musical competition series, "The Voice," from Mark Burnett. The musicians will act as two of the four coaches on the show, which launches with a two-hour premiere Tuesday, April 26 at 9…

  7. Lady Gaga Tops Social 50 with Massive 'Born This Way' Buzz

    February 17, 2011 12:16 PM EST L ady Gaga has simply overtaken the Billboard charts this week. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way' First, her "Born This Way" was crowned the 1,000th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with splashy debuts on the Radio Songs and Digital Songs chart, and…

  8. Drake Grammys Q&A: Watch Now

    February 11, 2011 1:45 PM EST Few hip-hop artists have had a more meteoric rise than Aubrey " Drake " Graham. Since emerging on the scene in 2009, the Canadian rapper has become one of the biggest names in the game, thanks to his chart-topping debut album, "Thank Me Later," his guest appearances on…

  9. Hot Tours: Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, Linkin Park

    February 10, 2011 12:19 PM EST Returning to the concert stage is Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse who ranks No. 1 this week with over $7.1 million in ticket sales from the Summer Soul Festival tour in Brazil during January. The British singer headlined the brief concert tour that also included Kansas City native Janelle Monáe…

  10. Bob Dylan to Perform at Grammys with Mumford & Sons, Avett Bros.

    February 10, 2011 10:50 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Grammy Awards in a tribute to acoustic music.…

  11. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  12. Black Eyed Peas: Super Bowl Halftime Gig a 'Dream Come True'

    February 04, 2011 11:54 AM EST Even the Black Eyed Peas are protecting their Super Bowl playbook. "We're not allowed to give away the set list, but it will be packed with energy - what the Black Eyed Peas bring," said band member Fergie at a news conference Thursday. The band said they are excited and…

  13. 'American Idol' Auditions Prove Lackluster in Los Angeles

    February 04, 2011 10:37 AM EST "American Idol's" hometown proved to be a lackluster stop for season 10, yielding few promising contestants but plenty of "what the…" moments. It could be because the Los Angeles auditions were scheduled somewhat last-minute, and judging by the footage, looked…

  14. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music was the predominant genre of the night,…

  15. Panic! At The Disco Live Q&A Archived Video

    February 01, 2011 1:00 PM EST Panic! At The Disco With a long-awaited new album coming, a handful of shows afoot, a new single days away, it was the perfect time for a Live Q&A with Panic! At The Disco . Billboard.com sat down for a live chat with Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith to talk all things Panic! on January 31,…

  16. Vincente Garcia: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:25 AM EST Vincente Garcia Genre: Latin A protégé of Dominican bachata star Juan Luis Guerra, newcomer Vincente Garcia is a troubadour with strokes of tropical rhythm and lovely, catchy songs. After a soft release of his debut, "Melodrama," last October in Puerto Rico and the Dominican…

  17. Andy Grammer: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 10:11 AM EST Andy Grammer Genre: Pop Discovered while busking on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., Andy Grammer is described as a cross between Maroon 5 and John Legend. His interactive video for "Keep Your Head Up" has received more than 1.5 million views, and Grammer's S…

  18. Katy Perry to Make 'Special Announcement' at Facebook HQ Next Wednesday

    January 14, 2011 3:24 PM EST In another example of artists turning to Facebook over troubled MySpace for their Web 2.0 needs, Katy Perry will be visiting Facebook headquarters on Wednesday to make a "special announcement." The announcement will be made on Facebook Live, the company's live streaming channel…

  19. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Making Movie, Katy Perry Appearing on 'HIMYM'

    January 06, 2011 6:45 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wiz Khalifa Making Movie with Snoop Dogg Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg revealed in a recent radio interview that he and up-and-coming rapper Wiz Khalifa are working on a movie together. "High School" will be…

  20. Jersey Shore's Pauly D Live Q&A Archived Video

    January 06, 2011 12:30 PM EST Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D You know DJ Pauly D best as co-star on MTV's reality juggernaut "Jersey Shore," and soon he'll have his very own MTV spin-off about his "life outside of the shore." On Jan. 5, the very day before the premiere of the third season of …

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