1. Exclusive: Teedra Moses Signs to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group

    April 20, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Last month, Teedra Moses made a move that took everyone by surprise. A month after debuting her video, "R U 4 Real," signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and put a hold on her sophmore album, "The Lioness." Video Premiere: Teedra Moses, "R U 4 Real" In…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Rihanna, Steve Martin

    March 24, 2011 6:35 PM EDT ORIGINALS SCORE: Writing its own songs (don't tell Sue Sylvester that her nemesis club enlisted the talents of Max Martin, Shellback and other high-profile professionals) not only led to New Directions' first victory at Regionals , but it also grants the "Glee" cast its…

  3. Rapper Petey Pablo Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge

    March 18, 2011 10:44 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Petey Pablo has pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm. The rapper, whose real name is Moses Barrett III, appeared in federal court Wednesday to enter his guilty plea. Federal prosecutors agreed to drop two other charges in a plea agreement. Petey Pablo was arrested…

  4. Adam Lambert Promises 'Less Campy, More Primal' New Album

    March 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST A dam Lambert made his "American Idol" return on Thursday with several purposes: to promote his latest anthem, "Aftermath," recently released as a dance remix; to help the Trevor Project, which provides a life-line to LGBTQ kids (part of the proceeds from download sales of…

  5. Christina Aguilera's Arrest Explained

    March 01, 2011 6:29 PM EST C hristina Aguilera's early morning arrest was the talk of the town Tuesday, but it also had club-crawling locals wondering: Can someone really get arrested for being drunk in the passenger seat? Attorney Allison Margolin of Los Angeles' Margolin Law Office tells THR it's not…

  6. 29 Black Music Milestones: Lil Wayne Makes Best-Selling Album of '08

    February 20, 2011 12:00 PM EST Lil Wayne had already released winning albums and mixtapes by the time he issued "Tha Carter III" in June 2008, but the album was a front-to-back classic and established him as one of the biggest rappers in the world. Perhaps most impressively, "Tha Carter III" was the…

  7. Video Premiere: Teedra Moses, "R U 4 Real"

    February 14, 2011 1:28 PM EST With a comeback album slated for an end of year release in the works, R&B songstress Teedra Moses has a busy 2011 ahead of her. But the "Complex Simplicity" singer is making sure to take time to give her fans a special treat today (Feb. 14) with the premiere of her "R U 4…

  8. The Squeeze: Q&A with Teedra Moses

    February 10, 2011 2:53 PM EST On the eve of the release of her latest single, "R U 4 Real," which will premiere on Monday, Feb. 14, alongside an accompanying video exclusively on Billboard.com's The Juice, R&B singer/songwriter Teedra Moses tells us she hopes to deliver nothing short of "raw talent…

  9. Sisters Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer to Release Collaborative Album

    February 02, 2011 8:01 PM EST After a prolific 2010, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer plan to record their first collaborative album this year. "We're starting to write in March and hopefully we'll put out a record next year," Lynne tells Billboard.com. "We're going into uncharted…

  10. Steve Earle Explores Mortality on New Album and Novel, Talks 'Treme'

    January 24, 2011 11:42 AM EST S teve Earle didn't intend for his new album and upcoming novel -- both titled "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" -- to connect, but in hindsight he's not surprised they did. "This is the longest I've ever taken to write a record," Earle, who'…

  11. American Idol's Top 10 Wackiest Auditions

    January 19, 2011 3:25 PM EST Over the span of nine seasons, "American Idol" has become a full-on cultural phenomenon and gifted the world with such music stars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert. But we all know there's a flip side to that coin: "Idol's" so-bad-they're…

  12. Five Coolest Gadgets From CES 2011

    January 07, 2011 9:21 PM EST Get past all the crowds, the cab lines, the celebrity spokespersons, the bad food and booth babes, and the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was about nifty little gadgets -- a whole lot of nifty little gadgets that take up more show floor exhibit space than any other…

  13. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera to Get Star on Walk of Fame, 'Glee' to Gain Cast Member

    November 10, 2010 5:45 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Getting Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Christina Aguilera will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, Nov. 15. The singer is the 2,423rd start to receive a star on the Walk…

  14. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Columbia Records. Among the set's…

  15. Shyne: L.A. Reid 'Doesn't Believe In Hip-Hop'

    October 12, 2010 5:12 PM EDT Following his prison release last October after spending nearly a decade behind bars, former Bad Boy rapper Shyne is prepping his comeback with two new albums, "Messiah" and "Gangland." Although the latter album is set for release on Def Jam Records, Shyne says that he&…

  16. 'Mad Men' Theme Song Gets a Touch Up

    October 11, 2010 1:00 PM EDT It's rare that we ever want to hear the theme song of our favorite shows tweaked, but in honor of the "Mad Men" season finale Sunday (Oct. 17) night, we're giving this new rendition a shot. Allison Williams, daughter of "ABC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams,…

  17. Petey Pablo Arrested on Gun Charges

    September 11, 2010 7:54 PM EDT Officials say rapper Petey Pablo has been arrested at a North Carolina airport on gun charges. Raleigh-Durham International Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin says 37-year-old Petey Pablo - whose real name is Moses Barrett III - was arrested Saturday morning. He is charged with being a felon…

  18. Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney, Wife Welcome Baby Daughter

    September 10, 2010 10:47 AM EDT R ascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon have a new baby. Fallon gave birth to a healthy girl named Raquel Blue early Tuesday morning. A statement from Rascal Flatts' publicist says mother and daughter are doing well. Rooney says he and his wife "feel blessed…

  19. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Still Promises Free Show, Don Imus Preps 'Ranch Record'

    September 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. Still Promising Free Show M.I.A. has scheduled a show in New York City for Sept. 27, but the set will not be free, despite the singer's promise that she will hold a free NYC concert to amend for a…

  20. Kanye West's Embrace of Twitter Reveals Broader Trend in Album Promotion

    August 27, 2010 5:02 PM EDT Ticked off by a rash of fake Twitter accounts created in his name, Kanye West turned to his blog in May 2009 to unleash an expletive-laden rant against the microblogging site. "I DON'T HAVE A F**KING TWITTER," West wrote. "WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER???" But with a new…

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