1. Fake Email Sent To Promoters About Bogus Lil Wayne Tour

    November 16, 2010 12:53 PM EST On August 2010, a lawsuit was brought against a man who was caught impersonating Lil Wayne 's manager Cortez Bryant and booking and collecting money from promoters after falsely booking Young Money artist Drake for shows. Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Story Now the Juice has…

  2. Latin Grammy 2010 Predictions: And the Winner Is...

    November 10, 2010 5:00 PM EST It's time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday night (Nov. 11.) Alejandro Sanz , Juan Luis Guerra , Jorge Drexler and Camila lead the nominees , but who will emerge…

  3. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 9/25/2010

    September 25, 2010 10:00 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 !) @nickiminaj : wen i find out the person responsible for…

  4. Jordin Sparks Reaches New 'Heights' on Broadway

    September 17, 2010 3:56 PM EDT You haven't really arrived on Broadway until an image of your grinning face goes up on a massive billboard. It is a joy Jordin Sparks has yet to savor. "I haven't gone to Times Square to stand there and actually look at it yet," the 20-year-old singer says of her 34-foot…

  5. Jessica Simpson Is 'Project Runway' Finale Judge

    September 09, 2010 2:47 PM EDT J essica Simpson took her seat as guest judge at Thursday's "Project Runway" show at New York Fashion Week in a super-short, sparkly silver minidress, but she had nothing on the models, who wore an extraordinary number of hot pants. Ten aspiring designers showed their…

  6. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai-American hip hop band Thaitanium and…

  7. John Legend and The Roots 'Wake' Everybody Up

    August 19, 2010 12:03 PM EDT John Legend and The Roots are rousing everyone up today (Aug. 19) with the first official video from their collaborative album "Wake Up!" Video: John Legend and The Roots' "Wake Up Everybody" The "Wake Up Everybody" clip starts with Roots MC Black Thought…

  8. Dr. Dre, Jay-Z Collaboration 'Under Pressure' Leaks

    June 16, 2010 7:26 PM EDT Back in April during an interview with CNBC, Dr. Dre first told fans that "Under Pressure" -- his collaborative track with Jay-Z -- would be released in a few weeks. Now, not quite as promised, an unfinished version of the track hit the net today (June 16). "The long-await to &…

  9. Jordin Sparks Priming For Broadway Debut On 'Battlefield' Tour

    June 15, 2010 12:28 PM EDT J ordin Sparks says she "did vote for one more than the other" when Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox faced off on this season's "American Idol" finale. But the 2007 "Idol" champ won't say who she favored -- even though DeWyze's win preserved Sparks&…

  10. Teen Singer Charice, Already a Hit with Oprah, Tries to Win Over Her Peers

    May 13, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Charice has already won over the mom market. The teen wunderkind from the Philippines has been wowing audiences with her big voice and Celine Dion covers on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and other shows for the last two years. This week, she appeared…

  11. Mary J. Blige to Play Nina Simone in Biopic

    May 13, 2010 3:26 PM EDT R&B songstress Mary J. Blige will tune up her jazz vocals after signing to star in Cynthia Mort's "Nina," a movie about legendary singer Nina Simone . Mort's script focuses on Simone's relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson, who will be played by David…

  12. Aventura: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 26, 2010 11:37 AM EDT On a cold New York night in February, some serious Caribbean drama unfolded onstage at Madison Square Garden. Bachata kings Aventura were in the midst of their fourth sold-out show at the Garden, and vocalist Anthony "Romeo" Santos was playing the audience for all they were worth,…

  13. Nas, Damian Marley Cancel London Show, Flight Ban Lifted

    April 21, 2010 6:58 AM EDT The Nas and Damian Marley show in London has been canceled as a result of the shutdown on flights in the U.K. However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash from Iceland closed U.K. airspace for six days,…

  14. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 10:16 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards. The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Kurstin are nominated for best song musically and…

  15. MGMT Takes A Risk With 'Congratulations' Album

    March 22, 2010 4:33 PM EDT When Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser -- the fashionably hip Brooklyn-based duo who comprise MGMT -- handed over a copy of their forthcoming album, "Congratulations," to Columbia Records executives just before Christmas last year, the label seemed a bit apprehensive. With the…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks -- which, to me, put the zzzzz in crazy --…

  17. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails Plan New Music In 2010

    January 04, 2010 12:05 PM EST K anye West and Trent Reznor , two of the most iconoclastic and discussed musicians of the past decade, each took to their blogs over the New Year holiday to announce new projects. While short on details, Reznor's message on nin.com hints at much activity in the coming months, despite…

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Ledisi, Sly Stone, Nina Simone, Public Enemy

    December 08, 2009 4:18 PM EST Grammy nominee Ledisi will join gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Donald Lawrence for BET's 10th anniversary of "Celebration of Gospel." Hosted by comedian/actor Steve Harvey , the Dec. 12 event will be taped at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles for broadcast on Jan. 10, 2010.…

  19. Motion City Soundtrack Ready To Ignite 'Dino'-mite

    December 04, 2009 3:31 PM EST After releasing its first two records on indie label Epitaph, pop-punk band Motion City Soundtrack signed a multiple-album deal with Columbia in late 2006, months before releasing its final Epitaph effort, 2007's "Even If It Kills Me." With its Columbia debut, "My Dinosaur…

  20. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better... more than I am." Since breaking…

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