1. Tinie Tempah, JLS Big Winners At MOBO Awards

    October 20, 2010 6:26 PM EDT London rapper Tinie Tempah and British boy band JLS were both double winners at the MOBO (music of black origin) awards held in Liverpool on Wednesday. Tempah had led the nominations with four, and picked up the best newcomer and best video prizes, the latter for "Frisky," featuring…

  2. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  3. Kanye West Performs New Tracks At Private NYC Event

    August 13, 2010 11:40 AM EDT New York City proved once again why it's considered the city that never sleeps last night (Aug. 12), as top hip-hop artists held events around town. But one of the most celebrated ones was Kanye West 's secret show at the Lower East Side's The Box, during which he performed old…

  4. 'Glee' Creator Dishes on Britney Spears, Rocky Horror Episodes at Comic-Con

    July 26, 2010 5:23 PM EDT "G lee" diehards were treated to more season two spoilers at a Sunday (July 25) afternoon panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where co-creator Ryan Murphy shared details about the hit series' much-anticipated Britney Spears episode . "The episode will be called "Britney…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost 52-year history. Here is a look at the most…

  6. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three were among more than 70 acts announced…

  7. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Tops U.K. Chart

    February 01, 2010 8:35 AM EST Owl City 's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini 's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart. But perhaps the biggest news came on the separate…

  8. 10 Must-Hear Back To School Albums

    August 28, 2009 10:48 AM EDT As the last of the summer festivals move the masses one more time before the weather turns and the bright, inescapable hits of the summer become nostalgia for the season passed, it's time to put on a sweater and head back to campus armed with Billboard's chronological crib sheet of…

  9. Jay-Z Unveils 'Blueprint 3' Track List

    August 19, 2009 10:24 AM EDT Jay-Z revealed the track list to his upcoming eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," on his official website, www.jay-z.com , yesterday (Aug. 18th). Slated for a September 11th release date, "Blueprint" will be released on Jay-Z's own Roc Nation with distribution…

  10. Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas Control U.K. Charts

    August 03, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Black Eyed Peas , already boasting the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with 17 weeks in total for "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal), jumped 3-1 in the U.K. with the latter single yesterday (2). "The Essential…

  11. Michael Jackson Clocks 4th Week As U.K.'s No. 1 Album

    July 27, 2009 12:36 PM EDT "The Essential Michael Jackson " (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) is the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a fourth straight week, but it was outsold by the new entry at the top of the compilation album chart, "Now That's What I Call Music 73" (Virgin/EMI/UMTV).…

  12. Jay-Z: He's A Business, Man

    July 20, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Fresh Out Of His Deal With Def Jam Records, Jay-Z Unveils His Latest 'Blueprint' For Success. At just about any given moment of any given day - including this sunlit June Friday afternoon -in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As if that number wasn't impressive…

  13. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  14. Massive Crowd Expected For Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 9:44 AM EDT The curtain is slowly rising on Michael Jackson's last show. As in Jackson's life, Tuesday's public memorial at the downtown Staples Center includes the spectacle surrounding the show - legal drama, screaming fans, star power, live worldwide broadcast, unsavory accusations,…

  15. Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday / May 3, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    May 04, 2009 4:25 PM EDT We should all be so lucky to have a 90th birthday party, especially one like Pete Seeger’s. Madison Square Garden filled to a near capacity crowd on a rainy Sunday night to join the celebrities of folk music to celebrate Mr. Seeger, who dedicated his life to celebrating others through song.…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at…

  17. Chart Beat: T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler and more! T.I., T.I., OH!: In a very newsy chart week, one newsmaker stands out above the rest: T.I. rewrites chart history, not only replacing himself at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 but replacing himself as the artist…

  18. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short time, on assignment for Sirius Satellite…

  19. Kim Kline

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To hear Kim Kline talk on the phone is a distant cry from what you would expect from her music. Raised in an "itty bitty" Texas town, the 27-year-old pop/rock artist speaks in a bubbly drawl, an upbea To hear Kim Kline talk on the phone is a distant cry from what you would expect…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at…

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