1. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:46 PM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) at the venue, Bill Roedy, president of MTV…

  2. Video: Jason Derulo Talks "Whatcha Say"

    October 30, 2009 1:44 PM EDT "I told my mom, 'Ma, I'm going to be better than Michael Jackson,'' singer Jason Derulo , recently told Billboard . "When I saw him [Michael Jackson] for the first time was when I knew that's what I wanted to do. From then on, my goal in life was to express…

  3. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 2:45 PM EDT Bon Jovi , the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. "The Circle World Tour" will be a…

  4. Chris Brown Announces 'Fan Appreciation' Tour

    October 20, 2009 7:28 PM EDT Last month, New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced Chris Brown would be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, marking his first major promotional event since his February 8th altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, Jive Records -- the label Brown is signed to -- has…

  5. Jason Derulo Takes Off With 'Whatcha Say' Single

    October 06, 2009 3:38 PM EDT While other grade school kids were carving their names on lunchroom tables, Jason Derulo was busy writing music; the Florida native penned his first track, "Crush On You," when he was eight years old. The singer/songwriter, who has been performing since the age of four, met his…

  6. Kanye West, Lady GaGa To Tour

    September 16, 2009 4:43 PM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join Lady GaGa for the "Fame Kills" tour…

  7. Them Crooked Vultures Sets First U.S., U.K. Tour Dates

    September 01, 2009 12:21 PM EDT Them Crooked Vultures -- the supergroup featuring Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones -- will embark on its first U.S. tour next month, including a just-announced appearance at the Austin City Limits festival. The group…

  8. Kris Allen Announces Album Release Date On Twitter

    August 28, 2009 12:53 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Kris Allen will release his debut album on Nov. 17, the singer announced Thursday night (Aug. 27). A rep for 19 Entertainment has also confirmed the news in a statement to Billboard.com: "It is a confirmed release date." Allen broke the news himself…

  9. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks On Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:43 PM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of "The Circus Starring Britney Spears " tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, has confirmed. In a press release on Spears' official website , it was announced on Friday (Aug. 14th) that Sparks…

  10. Roger Daltrey Plots North American Tour

    August 03, 2009 3:28 PM EDT With the Who inactive for the moment, Roger Daltrey will mount a 29-show Use It Or Lose It solo tour of North America starting Oct. 10 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. The nearly eight-week outing is his first solo trek on these shores since 1985, and in a statement he deemed it "…

  11. Monsters of Folk Plots Fall Tour

    July 24, 2009 3:18 PM EDT Indie rock "super-group" Monsters of Folk -- consisting of Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James -- is hitting the road this fall, stopping at U.S. and Canadian theatres before heading over to Europe. The tour…

  12. Gossip Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    July 24, 2009 1:16 PM EDT Rock trio Gossip have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of their upcoming major label debut "Music For Men." The tour kicks off Oct. 7 in Washington, DC and runs through Oct. 30. "Music For Men," produced by Rick Rubin, will be released by Columbia Records on Oct…

  13. Kings of Leon Announce Fall Tour, Go Platinum

    July 22, 2009 1:16 PM EDT Nashville rock band the Kings of Leon today announced dates for a 30-plus-date North American arena trek this fall. The announcement comes just as their 2008 album "Only By the Night" has been certified platinum by the RIAA -- the first U.S. platinum certification for a band that…

  14. Jay-Z: He's A Business, Man

    July 20, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Fresh Out Of His Deal With Def Jam Records, Jay-Z Unveils His Latest 'Blueprint' For Success. At just about any given moment of any given day - including this sunlit June Friday afternoon -in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As if that number wasn't impressive…

  15. Fabolous Gets Personal On 'Loso's Way' Album

    July 09, 2009 2:31 PM EDT Until now, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous kept his private life under wraps. Not only did he stay quiet about getting shot three years ago-a rarity among rappers-he also chose to keep his relationship and the birth of his first child out of the public eye. Recently, though, he's changed his…

  16. Melanie Fiona

    July 02, 2009 5:11 PM EDT Growing up in Toronto as a first generation child of Guyanese immigrants may be hard to balance for most. But for singer Melanie Fiona, it provided her with the best of both worlds. "West Indian cultural mentality and a North American life equals the perfect balance," says Fiona.…

  17. Melanie Fiona

    July 02, 2009 5:02 PM EDT Growing up in Toronto as a first generation child of Guyanese immigrants may be hard to balance for most. But for singer Melanie Fiona, it provided her with the best of both worlds. "West Indian cultural mentality and a North American life equals the perfect balance," says Fiona.…

  18. Melanie Fiona

    July 02, 2009 12:05 PM EDT Growing up in Toronto as a first generation child of Guyanese immigrants may be hard to balance for most. But for singer Melanie Fiona, it provided her with the best of both worlds. "West Indian cultural mentality and a North American life equals the perfect balance," says Fiona.…

  19. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Drake, Black Eyed Peas

    June 26, 2009 5:49 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. MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE Dear Gary, No chart questions, just this heartfelt…

  20. Anthony Hamilton Promises Fast Follow-up To 'Point'

    June 02, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Anthony Hamilton made fans wait three years for his latest album, 2008's "The Point of it All." But he promises that won't be the case for his next effort. "I may put out another one before the end of this year, or the top of (2010)," the North Carolina-born R…

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