1. Justin Bieber Remixes Drake's 'Trust Issues': Listen

    August 28, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Justin Bieber co-signs Drake 's "Trust Issues" by remixing the summer song. Instead of channeling his rap alter ego, Shawty Mane, as in Chris Brown 's mixtape, "Boy in Detention," the Biebz coos of love's doubtfulness and leaves Drizzy's rhymes…

  2. Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1

    August 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest single from his forthcoming album "Tha Carter…

  3. Jay-Z and Kanye's 'Watch the Throne' Keeps Its Billboard 200 Crown

    August 24, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a quiet week in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, where Jay-Z & Kanye West 's "Watch the Throne" holds at No. 1 for a second frame with 177,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 59%) and just two albums bow in the region. "Throne's"…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed & Metallica Name Collaboration, 'Glee Project' Names Two Winners

    August 22, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lou Reed & Metallica Name Forthcoming Collaboration This fall's hotly anticipated mash-up of heavy metal gods Metallica and former Velvet Underground kingpin/accomplished soloist Lou Reed has been given an…

  5. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 8/20/2011

    August 20, 2011 11:46 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @chrisbrown : No more planking for me unless it's on a…

  6. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet was sent from the account of Los Angeles…

  7. Ester Dean Talks 'Ice Age 4,' New Album and Missy Elliott

    August 19, 2011 4:40 PM EDT You watched Ester Dean "Drop it Low" with Chris Brown and recently heard her on Nicki Minaj 's Billboard Hot 100 No. 4, "Super Bass." Now the singer, also one of the industry's busiest songwriters, is moving back into the limelight with a role in Ice Age:…

  8. Fall's 25 Most Anticipated Albums, 2011

    August 18, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Chart Article Chart Article Chart Article SuperHeavy | "SuperHeavy" Date: Sept. 20 Twitter: @SuperHeavy Touring: Possible in 2012 Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley formed a…

  9. Luke Bryan, Ace Hood Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 17, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While all eyes were trained on the No. 1 arrival of Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" on the Billboard 200, there is actually other news on both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts this week. Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Throne' Debuts at No. 1…

  10. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "…

  11. Jay-Z Joins iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 9:43 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West , his collaborator on their new album, "Watch the Throne." He will close out opening night of the two-day fest,…

  12. Nicki Minaj Gives Drake a Lap Dance: Watch

    August 15, 2011 12:30 PM EDT While stopping in Toronto on Saturday (Aug. 13) for her second to last stop on the Femme Fatale tour, Nicki Minaj gave Drake a little dance. Nicki Minaj slid on top of Drake during the break down of "Super Bass." Though it looks like Drake sneaked in a smooch, Nicki Minaj took to…

  13. David Guetta: Inside His Latest Hit Parade, 'Nothing But the Beat'

    August 15, 2011 11:30 AM EDT He's an international networker whose musical openness and megawatt personality have made him a magnet for established artists seeking a brand-new sound. He's the studio savant who parlayed that trust and collaboration into career--defining anthems, in the process redefining the…

  14. Nero Tops U.K. Singles Chart While Amy Winehouse Maintains No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2011 9:50 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) saw British electronic dance act Nero scoring their first U.K. No. 1 single with "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) and Amy Winehouse in a third posthumous week atop the album survey with "Back To Black" (Universal…

  15. Nicki Minaj's Wardrobe Malfunction Causes Social 50 Bump

    August 11, 2011 3:20 PM EDT A wardrobe malfunction on "Good Morning America" gives Nicki Minaj a boost up to the top 10 on the Social 50. The singer slipped out of her top while performing on ABC's morning talker on Aug. 5, and in turn, the resulting media frenzy shoots the rapper up the tally this week,…

  16. LMFAO Brings 'Party' to Summer Songs Summit

    August 11, 2011 1:15 PM EDT After leading the Songs of the Summer 2011 chart for the first seven weeks of the season, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" drops out of the top slot (1-2) in favor of the festive "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, which leapfrogs 3-1.…

  17. LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100

    August 10, 2011 3:00 PM EDT LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Digital Songs, "Party Rock Anthem" dips below 200,000…

  18. 'Idol' Favorite Pia Toscano Debuts 'This Time' Video: Watch

    August 10, 2011 1:20 PM EDT "American Idol" Season 10 favorite Pia Toscano has premiered the video for her "This Time" single, which she first debuted at an American Idols Live! tour stop last month . 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Debuts First Single 'This Time': Listen Watch below,…

  19. Adele's '21' Notches Most Weeks at No. 1 Since 2000

    August 10, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With Adele 's "21" back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (76,000; down 8% according to Nielsen SoundScan), the British songstress' set collects its 12th week atop the list. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Santana 's "Supernatural…

  20. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Rich List Yet Again

    August 10, 2011 9:47 AM EDT With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West , "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. 'Watch the Throne' Now Projected to Top 500…

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