1. 'Sam & Cat's' Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande Gain on Social 50 Chart

    January 04, 2013 8:26 PM EST Singer and Nickelodeon television star Jennette McCurdy debuts at No. 25 on Billboard's Social 50 chart as online buzz steadily increases surrounding her and Ariana Grande 's (of "Victorious" fame, and No. 48 in the tally) new spin-off show, "Sam & Cat,"…

  2. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 3: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 23, 2012 12:09 AM EDT In the third and final presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off on foreign policy -- prompting zingers and thoughtful disagreements alike. As America prepares to head the polls, the music world weighed in as well. Some cracked jokes, some shook their heads and others just…

  3. Miranda Cosgrove Suffers Broken Ankle in Tour Bus Crash

    August 11, 2011 1:19 PM EDT Pop singer Miranda Cosgrove has suffered a broken ankle after her tour bus was involved in an accident early Thursday morning (Aug. 11). The crash occurred on I-70 in Illinois, outside the city of Vandalia. "There were 5 passengers on the bus, and Miranda suffered a broken ankle,"…

  4. Best Coast Premieres Drew Barrymore-Directed, Star-Studded Video

    August 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT The latest collaboration from SoCal indie princess Bethany Cosentino (aka, Best Coast leader) doesn't involve Wavves , Weezer's Rivers Cuomo or Snacks the Cat , but someone a bit less predictable: Drew Barrymore. Best Coast and Barrymore teamed up for the latest MTV Supervideo, with…

  5. Cody Simpson Makes Social 50 Debut, Chris Brown Leaps Into Top 20

    June 23, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 32 thanks to the premiere of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (200% week-to-week increase). Simpson owes his success to…

  6. Greyson Chance Is In An 'Empire State Of Mind'

    February 14, 2011 11:31 AM EST Welcome to the second season of Mashup Mondays, the weekly video series where we have an artist of one genre cover a totally unexpected song from another genre. Last year, we had a lot of fun with the likes of Sara Bareilles taking on Beyonce and Matisyahu beatboxing Kings Of Leon , so we…

  7. Rivers Cuomo Announces 'Pinkerton Diaries' Book, New 'Alone' Outtakes

    January 31, 2011 1:14 PM EST For an album that Rivers Cuomo has publicly admitted was painful to make, the Weezer frontman has certainly come to peace with "Pinkerton" -- and found a way to profit. To complement a November deluxe reissue of the band's 1996 cult-classic sophomore set, Cuomo will release a…

  8. Spotlight On Alyssa Rubino

    January 30, 2011 10:10 PM EST Chart Article At the age of 12, Canadian singer Alyssa Rubino is primed to become the next tween pop star to invade mainstream radio. With the support of a team of accomplished producers-including her father, producer/songwriter Danny Rubino-the young singer has independently released a pair…

  9. Miranda Cosgrove Taps Rivers Cuomo for 'High Maintenance' Duet

    January 28, 2011 12:02 PM EST Teen singer Miranda Cosgrove has teamed with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo on a track for a new EP she plans to release Mar. 15. The star of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" tells Billboard.com that their collaboration, "High Maintenance," is even in contention to be the title…

  10. Greyson Chance: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:03 PM EST Greyson Chance Title TBD Early 2011 The 14-year-old YouTube sensation-snatched up days after releasing a viral cover of "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga by Madonna's management, Maverick/Geffen Records and Ellen DeGeneres' eleveneleven label-is working closely with Geffen chairman…

  11. Greyson Chance Premieres New Video, Announces Tour Dates

    December 14, 2010 4:00 PM EST Twelve-year-old viral video star Greyson Chance takes his piano on a journey in the music video for first single "Waiting Outside the Lines," which premiered today (Dec. 14) on "Ellen." In the clip, Chance plays the track on highways, rooftops and crowded streets before…

  12. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Stars Kanye West, Kung Fu Panda

    November 25, 2010 11:03 AM EST A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning. As millions more watched the live broadcast…

  13. 21 Under 21: Miranda Cosgrove

    September 23, 2010 11:48 AM EDT No. 14: Miranda Cosgrove Birthdate: May 14, 1993 (age 17) Why She's Hot: Miranda Cosgrove learned a lot from the "School of Rock" … and by that, we mean the 2003 Jack Black comedy where she made her film debut. After breaking out on Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh…

  14. Justin Bieber Contributes To Tenn. Flood Relief

    August 13, 2010 7:48 AM EDT Justin Bieber is proving he's not the only one in his world. He brought his "My World" tour to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and donated a portion of every ticket sale to Middle Tennessee flood relief. Promoter AEG Live matched the donation from the Aug. 11 show. Together…

  15. Miranda Cosgrove Makes 'Sparks Fly' With Top 10 Debut

    May 07, 2010 3:22 PM EDT While most fans recognize 16-year-old Miranda Cosgrove as the star of the hit Nickelodeon show "iCarly," the teen idol is branching out and discovering her own voice musically. "Sparks Fly," her breezy pop album debut on Columbia Records, bowed at No. 8 this week on the…

  16. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 11:29 AM EDT -year old rapper B.o.B bounces in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the first time a solo male artist has earned a No. 1 album on…

  17. B.o.B. Eyes No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Next Week

    April 28, 2010 3:00 PM EDT Next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it's looking like rapper B.o.B may enter at No. 1 on the chart with his debut effort, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," perhaps selling around 80,000 to 85,000 by week's end on May 2, according to record label sources. Listen to B…

  18. Pharrell Williams Launches Teen Site Kidult.com

    March 30, 2010 9:00 PM EDT Hit songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams is the force behind a new online venture: Kidult.com . Described by Williams in a press release as a "reliable news source that speaks directly to teenagers," Kidult.com features edited and user-generated content that encompasses current…

  19. Video: 2009 Chart Stars Talk 2010 Plans

    December 30, 2009 2:19 PM EST As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard's cameras caught up with them at Z100's Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal highlights of 2009 and their big plans for…

  20. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:46 PM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) at the venue, Bill Roedy, president of MTV…

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