1. Meet the Top New Artist Finalists: Billboard Music Awards 2011

    May 12, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Chart Article All the richness of Minaj's experience shines on "Pink Friday," which is extraordinary not only because of hits like "Fly" and "Moment 4 Life," but for its emotional range. Her background is part Indian, and like Kali, the Hindu goddess of…

  2. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

    May 11, 2011 12:25 PM EDT A dele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen…

  3. Beastie Boys Score No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200, Adele Holds at No. 1

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele 's "21" spends a lucky seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys ' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds atop the list with 155,000 (up 26…

  4. Nicki Minaj: I'll 'Remain Myself' Whether on Britney Spears or Lil Wayne's Tour

    May 11, 2011 9:35 AM EDT Fresh off her road run with Lil Wayne , Nicki Minaj is planning to "expand" her live show for her upcoming run with Britney Spears but promises she's neither taming nor tailoring her act for a different audience. "People think (Spears) is a pop tour and (Lil Wayne) was a…

  5. The Lonely Island 'Turtleneck and Chain': Track-By-Track Review

    May 10, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Fueled by wildly popular "Saturday Night Live" Digital Shorts gone viral, aided by superstar friends like Justin Timberlake and Nicki Minaj , and anchored by a comedy heart-throb: This is how one does comedy songs in the year 2011. On the novelty rap trio the Lonely Island 's…

  6. David Guetta Teams with Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj for 'Where Them Girls At'

    May 10, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Its release is still a few months away, but French DJ and hitmaker David Guetta 's next album is already off to a hot start thanks to "Where Them Girls At." The propulsive first single, which features Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj , has sold more than 160,000 iTunes downloads in…

  7. Beyonce to Be Honored with Billboard Millennium Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 09, 2011 4:07 PM EDT B eyoncé will be honored with Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today (May 9). The iconic performer and international star will receive the honor at the May 22 show, which will air on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las…

  8. Fleet Foxes Debut at No. 2 on U.K. Chart, Ellie Goulding Climbs

    May 09, 2011 8:32 AM EDT For the 14th time in the 15 weeks since its release, Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) tops the U.K. album chart, outselling Fleet Foxes ' new entry at No. 2, "Helplessness Blues" (Bella Union) by 70%, according to the Official Charts Company. "Party Rock Anthem…

  9. Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding, Calls Tina Fey Her 'Favorite Lady Ever'

    May 06, 2011 6:13 PM EDT "I could write, literally, an essay on this," Ellie Goulding proclaims in the midst of a discussion about pop singers versus Pop Stars. "What used to happen was there was a rivalry between pop artists, but I've spoken to so many female singers now, and everyone seems to be…

  10. Watch: Nick Minaj's 'Super Bass'

    May 05, 2011 8:15 PM EDT In the Sanaa Hamri-directed video for flirtatious "Super Bass," Nicki Minaj rides a motorcycle ice sculpture and joins her Harajuku barbies - all in colorful wigs and Doc Martens - in enticing lap dances. You can catch "Super Bass" on the deluxe version of Minaj's…

  11. Katy Perry Holds Off Britney Spears Atop Hot 100

    May 04, 2011 5:25 PM EDT K aty Perry 's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 5) on Billboard.com, while Britney Spears ' "Till the World Ends" soars back into the top 10, and to a new chart peak, fueled by its…

  12. Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 04, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And, not a single album posts a sales gain in the top 40. Things should brighten up next week, once a bevy…

  13. Jennifer Lopez 'Love?': Track-by-Track Review

    May 03, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has got her groove back. After a dramatic return to the spotlight -- due in large part to "American Idol" -- the pop diva drops her long-stalled album "Love?" today (May 3), ushering in her first full-length release since 2008's "Brave." Lopez…

  14. Hot 97 Announces 'Summer Jam 2011' Line Up: Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, Rick Ross & More

    May 02, 2011 4:47 PM EDT The day after headlining Bamboozle (May 2), Lil Wayne is announced as one of the artists to perform at Hot 97's "Summer Jam 2011," presented by Boost Mobile. Aside from Weezy, the line up includes: Drake , Birdman , Young Money , Chris Brown , Dipset , Rick Ross , Fabolous ,…

  15. Watch: YouTube Duo Karmin's Impressive Take on Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot'

    April 29, 2011 5:05 PM EDT An angelic looking white girl spitting Lil Wayne rhymes? Something isn't right here. After drawing seven million views on YouTube for their cover of Chris Brown 's "Look At Me Now," a duo by the name of Karmin returns with yet another impressive cover. This time, Karmin&…

  16. POTW: The Royal Wedding, David Bowie, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, 'Glee'

    April 29, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Stylish celebs attend the Royal Wedding, Iman connects Rihanna and hubby, David Bowie , Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears plump and pose, Akon strips down and the ' Glee ' cast hit NYC hot spots. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE…

  17. Lady Gaga, Kanye, Willow Win Big At MTV O Awards

    April 29, 2011 10:48 AM EDT L ady Gaga emerged as the clear winner of MTV's inaugural O Awards, an awards show designed to fete all things digital music related. The event was streamed online Thursday (April 28) night from Las Vegas. Lady Gaga won the prize for Most Innovative Artist and Must Follow Artist on…

  18. Britney Spears' 'World' Angles for Top 5 of Hot 100, Thanks to Remix

    April 28, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Can another diva-infused remix rush up the Billboard Hot 100 next week? That's what fans of Britney Spears are probably hoping. On Monday (Apr. 25), Spears released the "Femme Fatale" remix of "Till the World Ends" (featuring Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha ) to digital…

  19. Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull Added to Billboard Music Awards Performers

    April 28, 2011 1:50 PM EDT C ee Lo Green , Nicki Minaj and Pitbull have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on ABC Sunday, May 22, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8-11pm ET/PT. The trio joins previously announced performers the Black Eyed…

  20. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Returns To No. 1 On Hot 100

    April 27, 2011 2:40 PM EDT K aty Perry 's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , flies back to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (April 28) on Billboard.com, while a song from the album atop the Billboard 200 roars to the Hot 100's runner-up rank, both titles fueled by exposure…

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