1. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Coming to HBO in October

    July 13, 2011 6:30 PM EDT HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's " George Harrison : Living in the Material World," and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his beginnings in Liverpool through his life…

  2. Rock Hall Compiles 'Most Comprehensive Beatles Exhibit in the World'

    July 07, 2011 12:10 PM EDT New relationships with members of the Beatles and their representatives has allowed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland to compile "the most comprehensive, artifact-driven Beatles exhibit in the world," according to Vice President of Exhibitions Jim Henke. Henke…

  3. Jeff Bridges Previews Debut Album at L.A. Show

    June 29, 2011 11:20 AM EDT After three weeks of bar room performances near his home outside Santa Barbara, Jeff Bridges brought his band the Abiders to Los Angeles to preview songs from his upcoming album and reprise a few favorites from his Oscar-winning film "Crazy Heart." Bridges and his four-piece band…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Def Leppard, George Strait

    June 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT CHART ROYALTY: By notching a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" passes Lulu's five-week 1967 leader "To Sir With Love" and trails only Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical" for most frames tallied at the summit…

  5. Pitbull: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 17, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Although the considerable heavy-hitter quotient suggests a strategic A&R approach, Pitbull insists that the various collaborations on "Planet Pit" grew out of personal connections. "They all fell into place on their own," he says. "We'd hang out for a couple…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida after an extended illness. As a statement on the…

  7. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's a look at significant documentaries in the…

  8. Chris Brown, Rick Ross Steal 'Summer Jam 2011' Show

    June 06, 2011 11:55 AM EDT With a powerful roster that included Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , and Chris Brown , hip-hop reigned supreme at 'Summer Jam 2011' last night, June 5. Before the main event, Big K.R.I.T. , Big Sean , Pusha T and Ace Hood hit the stage to warm up the crowd. Hot 97's annual event had…

  9. Ask Billboard: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

    April 29, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SISTERS ARE DOIN&…

  10. 'The Office': 18 Best Musical Moments

    April 28, 2011 12:54 PM EDT We know we're not alone in declaring that "The Office" without Steve Carell is bound to be a strange, strange place. As we prepare for tonight's (Apr. 28) departure of Michael Scott on the NBC sitcom (i.e. wallow in denial), we're reliving some of his greatest hits…

  11. Billboard Bits: New Beyonce Album Coming in June?

    April 04, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce To Release New Album In June? Only a few days after Beyoncé 's professional split from her father as her manager, a source at Sony Music Australia has revealed that the singer's forthcoming fourth…

  12. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

  13. Jennifer Lopez Leaps Onto Hot 100 with 'On the Floor'

    March 03, 2011 11:44 AM EST J ennifer Lopez blasts back onto the Billboard Hot 100, as "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull , soars in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 9, marking the new "American Idol" judge's highest career launch on the list. Lopez's first top 10 as a lead artist since the four…

  14. Ask Billboard: Who Could Break "Glee"'s Record?

    February 18, 2011 6:45 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHO COULD BREAK …

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: The Hot 100, From Birth to 'Born'

    February 17, 2011 5:55 PM EST GRAND ENTRANCE: As revealed on Billboard.com yesterday, Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" arrives as the 1,000th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dating to the chart's 1958 inception. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way' What a fitting title, then, to…

  16. Did The Charts Predict This Year's Grammy Award Winners?

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST From such surprise honorees as Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding to Lady Gaga 's egg-shell-ent adventure, the 53rd Grammy Awards offered a host of highlights . Did the victors' Billboard chart performances, however, foretell their fortunes at Sunday's (Feb. 13) festivities? A…

  17. The 40 Biggest Duets Of All Time

    February 14, 2011 9:50 AM EST One big name on a red-hot hit is great, but sometimes two superstar voices come together in an inspired pairing that is truly special. With Valentine's Day's celebration of couples in mind, our experts dove into over 50 years of Hot 100 hits to single out the biggest songs by two…

  18. Indonesian Star Nazril Irham Jailed for Sex Tape Scandal

    January 31, 2011 10:10 AM EST An Indonesian pop star whose sex tapes with his celebrity girlfriends spread wildly on the internet was jailed on Monday for three and a half years, in a case that led to a wide crackdown on Internet porn in the country. The trial highlighted a divide between a youthful Indonesia set against…

  19. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BACK TO DECEMBER …

  20. Olivia Newton-John Sings 'Summer Nights' With Rescued Chilean Miner

    November 16, 2010 12:03 PM EST O livia Newton-John had a very special guest join her on stage during a concert in Chile's capital last night (Nov. 15): Edison Pena, the rescued miner with a passion for Elvis Presley songs. Video: Olivia Newton-John Duets With Rescued Chilean Miner on "Summer Nights" Pena…

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