1. Lady Gaga, The Beatles Make TIME's 100 Fashion Icons List

    April 03, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Kanye West & Gwen Stefani Do Not Every year, TIME curates a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, naming politicians, entrepreneurs and celebrities. The publication has just released a bonus list -- of "All-TIME" fashion icons -- featuring The Beatles , Lady…

  2. Chart Highlights: Beyonce 'On Top' of Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 02, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Bey banks her 18th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, moving her within one of Janet Jackson for the seond-most leaders in the chart's history. 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…

  3. Madonna Tops Elvis With 12th U.K. No. 1

    April 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT On Singles Chart, Chris Brown Earns First Topper With 'Turn Up the Music' M adonna landed her 12th U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday (April 1) with "MDNA" to overtake Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums in the market. Chris Brown 's "Turn…

  4. Steve Martin Q&A: On Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass & Comedy

    March 30, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Says Upcoming Tour Is 'Sort of 60% Music, 40% Comedy' At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, Rascal Flatts will be joined by a special guest on banjo -- the actor, comedian and respected musician -- Steve Martin . The 66-year-old will be touring this summer with the Steep…

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Heejun Han Sent Home

    March 30, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Heejun Han brought an unmatched flavor to "American Idol" this season, but entertainment does not always equal overall success. Wednesday night marked the arrival of a more serious Heejun, a foil to the charismatic, lively singer of the previous week. But while his performance of…

  6. Rihanna Tops Social 50 Chart, Ending Adele's 11-Week Reign

    March 29, 2012 7:28 PM EDT Thanks no doubt to her unrelentingly active online audience, Rihanna once again tops Billboard's Social 50 chart. She reaches No. 1 for the first time since July 30, 2011, dethroning Adele , who had sat atop the chart for 11 straight weeks. Adele slips to No. 2 this week. The Social 50…

  7. Pop Stars Before They Were Famous

    March 29, 2012 2:40 PM EDT It's difficult to imagine life before Bieber and Gaga, but what's even weirder is thinking of pop stars' lives before they hit it big. How fierce a rapper was Nicki Minaj before all the wigs? Was Rihanna always so "Hard"? How emo was Skrillex back when he was just…

  8. Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2012 1:45 PM EDT "I always thought I could write pop songs for someone else or I could write R&B records for someone else, but I didn't think that people would accept me writing those type of songs and me singing them and just being who I am," Nicki Minaj recently told Complex about her…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: The Top Nine Emulate Their Own Idols

    March 29, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Randy Jackson likes to use the phrase "in it to win it" to describe contestants on "American Idol" who put in a heavyweight performance. It's always been a strange saying, since you'd expect ALL contestants to be, in fact, in it to win it. But on Wednesday night …

  10. Fun. Notch Fourth Week Atop Hot 100

    March 28, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 'We Are Young' Makes Historic Moves, While Kelly Clarkson Scores First No. 1 on Radio Songs F un. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Radio Songs survey and…

  11. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since " As for the rest of the Billboard 200's top 10, …

  12. DJ Khaled Taps Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne For 'Take It to The Head'

    March 27, 2012 1:00 PM EDT There's no denying that DJ Khaled knows how to lace a hit. Yesterday (March 26), Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex premiered the first taste of Khaled's sixth studio album, "Kiss the Ring," titled "Take it to the Head." Khaled recruits a start-studded line-up for The…

  13. Katy Perry, Paul Weller Top U.K. Charts

    March 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Former Jam Singer Outsells David Guetta By Only 150 Copies; Perry's 'Part of Me' Her Third No. 1 Single In a photo-finish that saw him beat David Guetta's "Nothing But The Beat" by a sales margin of just 150 copies, Paul Weller scored his fourth solo U.K. No. 1…

  14. Madonna Reveals 'MDNA' Tour Details in Facebook Chat

    March 24, 2012 11:55 PM EDT Madonna chatted with Jimmy Fallon Saturday evening, but it wasn't on the set of NBC's "Late Night." The pop star was interviewed during a live stream on her Facebook page to take questions from fans and to promote her 12th studio album, "MDNA." The album will be…

  15. Billboard Music Awards: Buy Tickets 3/24

    March 23, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Tickets for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, being held May 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will go on sale Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. PDT. Fans eager to watch the performance-packed event can buy tickets via Ticketmaster . • Photo Highlights: 2011 BBMAs CAST YOUR VOTE: Battle of the…

  16. Nicki Minaj, Skrillex and One Direction Make Social Chart Gains

    March 22, 2012 7:47 PM EDT This week on Billboard's Social 50 chart, Nicki Minaj bounds back into the top 10, Skrillex hits a new high and One Direction continue its American takeover. After a brief sojourn from the top 10 last week, Nicki Minaj is back in the upper tier at No. 4 (up 13 slots) following a 6.1%…

  17. Karmin Debuts Video for, Makes Chart Gains With 'Brokenhearted'

    March 22, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Karmin debuted its video today (March 22) for "Brokenhearted," the pop duo's first Billboard Hot 100 hit. The song jumps 84-60 in its second week on the survey. Take a look (and listen) here: The pair first gained attention for their viral covers of such songs as Chris Brown &…

  18. Fun. Still No. 1 on Hot 100, Flo Rida Enters Top 10

    March 21, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Fun. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae , spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida jumps into the chart's top 10 with the assistance of pop singer/songwriter Sia . "Young" logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with…

  19. Top 10 Albums on Billboard 200: Guns N' Roses Gain, Gotye Rises

    March 21, 2012 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 with their first album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival prevents Adele 's "21" from…

  20. Nicki Minaj's 'Beez in the Trap' Leaks: Listen

    March 20, 2012 9:20 PM EDT Nicki Minaj's new music keeps pouring onto the web. The MC's "Beez in the Trap," which features Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, bowed on Hot 97 on Tuesday night (before its official premiere by Power 105.1's DJ Clue) and made its way online shortly thereafter. Minaj then…

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