1. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's My Name?" becomes Rihanna's eighth…

  2. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey May Soon Announce Pregnancy, LimeWire Shut Down

    October 27, 2010 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mariah Carey Coming Clean About Pregnancy? Mariah Carey may end her silence about her widely rumored pregnancy as early as tomorrow. The singer is reportedly making an announcement tomorrow on the "Today"…

  3. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 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. MEDICAL CHART…

  4. Yoko Ono Reflects On 'Giving Energy' to Lennon's Fans

    October 04, 2010 4:20 AM EDT Time has been good to Yoko Ono . Once derided by fans as a divisive force in the Beatles universe, Ono is now the trusted guardian and quality control overseer of her late husband John Lennon 's legacy -- all while maintaining her own career as a vital musical and visual artist and peace…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a lead artist, following his turn as a…

  6. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 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. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both lists with albums and accompanying singles…

  8. Elvis' Granddaughter Eyes Role in 'Mad Max' Movie

    August 10, 2010 1:25 PM EDT Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley , is in talks to nab a role in "Fury Road," the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" movies from writer-director George Miller. Miller also is producing with Doug Mitchell. The movie's plot is being kept secret, but…

  9. Beatles, iTunes Deal Still At Impasse

    August 06, 2010 7:19 AM EDT Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, says Yoko Ono . The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last year after remastering the catalog. Apple…

  10. Ask Billboard: Decade-Defining Artists & Songs

    July 30, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Whether you're beach-going with California gurls (or ridin' solo), vacation-bound on airplanes or feeling just generally dynamite (perhaps because you're pretty good at drinkin' beer), enjoy this week's mailbag. "Ask Billboard" is updated every Friday. As…

  11. Justin Bieber Comic Book to Track His Rise to 'Fame'

    July 23, 2010 1:35 PM EDT J ustin Bieber is the latest artist to become immortalized in comic book form as part of Bluewater Productions' Fame series. The 32-page issue, which hits comic book stores and online retailers in October for $3.99, will chronicle the teen idol's meteoric rise. The singer joins such…

  12. Santana Recruits Nas, Daughtry, Weiland For Classic Rock Covers

    June 24, 2010 8:34 AM EDT C arlos Santana was initially intimidated by Sony Music Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis' pitch for his next album -- another "Supernatural"-style all-star collaboration, but this time on a collection of iconic rock songs by the likes of the Beatles , the Rolling Stones , Led…

  13. 'Glee' Cast Has Big Plans for Summer Vacation; Matthew Morrison to Record Solo LP

    June 07, 2010 2:28 PM EDT The "Glee" cast may have a summer break from shooting and touring, but that doesn't mean they're taking it easy. Matthew Morrison, who stars as earnest, upbeat glee club coach Will Schuester on the hit Fox series, planned to spend part of June in London working on his…

  14. Scorsese's George Harrison Doc Nearing Completion

    May 17, 2010 3:28 PM EDT Martin Scorsese swept into the Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel down the coast from Cannes on Saturday afternoon with George Harrison 's widow, Olivia. The two have been collaborating on a documentary about the famous songwriter for the past three years and are finally nearing the end of a…

  15. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF THE CHART? Hi Gary, With the "Glee"…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates that the ensemble's coolness can't…

  17. Videos of the Week: Carrie Underwood's 'Undo It,' Bieber's German Confusion, 'DWTS' Goes Gaga

    May 07, 2010 3:32 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Carrie Underwood debuts her "Undo It" video, Justin Bieber is stumped by German, Christina Aguilera fans fight back, "Dancing with the Stars" gives an awkward tribute to Lady Gaga , and more. 1) Carrie Underwood…

  18. Diddy Invokes Ali, Obama, MLK in Blog Trailer

    May 05, 2010 4:30 PM EDT S ean "Diddy" Combs released the, ahem, "trailer" for his new blog (the aptly named Diddyblog.com ) on Monday, and basically, "Iron Man 2" wishes it had a preview this dramatic. Video: Trailer for Diddyblog.com Diddyblog is touted on the rapper's own Twitter…

  19. Olivia Newton-John Gets 'Physical' on 'Glee' with Sue Sylvester

    May 05, 2010 12:58 PM EDT "Glee" kept the guilty pleasure train rolling this week with a special cameo by Olivia Newton-John , who remade her '80s jazzercise hit "Physical" with Cheerios coach Sue Sylvester. Video: Olivia Newton-John & Sue Sylvester, "Physical" The episode starts…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT ATTA 'BOY'!: Rihanna rules the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rude Boy" rides 4-1. With the ascension, the singer improves upon an already impressive chart history that began less than five years ago. The song marks Rihanna's sixth trip to the Hot 100 summit, tying her with…

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