1. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Rocks Frizzy Hair in 'S&M' Video, Joe Jonas Admires Daft Punk

    January 20, 2011 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Shows Off Frizzy Hair in New Pic from 'S&M' Video Shoot Rihanna shared a photo from the set of her "S&M" music video yesterday (Jan. 19) after excitedly discussing the video…

  2. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Party Crashes, Lil Wayne Talks Jail Life

    January 19, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Crashes Jeremy Renner's Party -- and His Bed At his 40th birthday party Jan. 8, actor Jeremy Renner got an unexpected surprise in his bed -- Christina Aguilera . The popstar reportedly…

  3. Billboard Bits: New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March?

    January 13, 2011 5:30 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March? Kelly Clarkson confirmed yesterday on her Facebook page that her new album, tentatively-titled "May," will "supposedly" be released in March. The…

  4. Billboard Bits: Selena Gomez's Twitter Account Hacked, Aventura's Romeo Signs Solo Deal

    January 12, 2011 6:11 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Selena Gomez's Twitter Account Hacked Online followers of Selena Gomez may have noticed some surprising updates this morning from the pop singer. Gomez's Twitter and Facebook accounts fell victim to a…

  5. Ricky Martin Stays Positive in 'The Best Thing About Me Is You' Video

    January 11, 2011 12:27 PM EST R icky Martin continued his comeback ascent today (Jan. 11), unveiling his first music video in several years -- for "The Best Thing About Me Is You," his duet with Joss Stone . Video: Ricky Martin, "The Best Thing About Me Is You" Recently filmed in Miami under the…

  6. Billboard Bits: New Coldplay Album About 'Addiction,' Kanye's Banned Cover a Stunt

    January 10, 2011 6:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Coldplay's Chris Martin: New Songs about 'Addiction, OCD' Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says the band's forthcoming fifth album will consist of clear, consistent themes, instead of being a…

  7. Billboard Bits: Kanye May Produce Bieber's Album, Amy Winehouse to Premiere New Songs

    January 07, 2011 6:07 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West In Talks to Produce Justin Bieber Songs Kanye West may be the latest victim of Bieber Fever -- and it's so bad that he even wants to collaborate with the teen idol. Justin Bieber 's manager,…

  8. Cee Lo Confirms Recording with Gwyneth Paltrow

    January 05, 2011 3:22 PM EST After Gwyneth Paltrow covered "Forget You," the clean version of Cee Lo Green 's single "F**k You," on a November episode of "Glee," the actress and singer/rapper have put a new twist on the song together. According to People , the pair recorded a new…

  9. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal Break Up? Gaga Goes 'Grey'

    January 04, 2011 6:37 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal Break Up: Report After a brief, whirlwind romance, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have apparently called it quits. The 21-year-old country star and 30-year-old actor reportedly ended…

  10. Hot Tours: Usher, Dave Matthews Band, Phish

    December 27, 2010 10:56 AM EST Usher takes hold of the No. 1 rung on Hot Tours with box office totals reported from the November dates on his OMG Tour that kicked off on Nov. 10 in Seattle. The R&B entertainer grossed $11.3 million from 12 performances. Toronto's Air Canada Centre sold the most tickets among the…

  11. Esperanza Spalding Nabs Best New Artist Nod from Grammys

    December 02, 2010 12:26 PM EST Last night's Grammy nominations announcement had some asking "Who?" in regards to Best New Artist nominee Esperanza Spalding , but the jazz bassist/vocalist/composer has seen her share of the lime -- err, purple -- light. Besides appearing on the bill for Prince 's…

  12. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Metallica

    November 18, 2010 12:02 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas take this week's No. 1 ranking with final box office stats from the E.N.D. World Tour that recently wrapped with a 15-city leg in Mexico and South America. The final concert was on Nov. 13 in Lima, Peru at Explanada del Estadio Monumental. Most of the dates on the…

  13. Heart Returns To Adult Contemporary Chart

    September 01, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'CAR' RIDE: Veteran rock act Heart makes its first appearance on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart in more than 16 years, as "Hey You" debuts at No. 30. The song introduces the group's first studio album in six years, "Red Velvet Car,"…

  14. Hot Tours: Depeche Mode, Metallica, 'Glee'

    June 10, 2010 3:06 PM EDT Depeche Mode tops the Hot Tours chart this week with over $18 million in ticket sales reported from its Tour of the Universe that wrapped at the end of February. The box office totals come from 15 European cities that hosted the band during the last four months of its tour. Barcelona's…

  15. Very Be Careful, "Escape Room"

    April 30, 2010 3:40 PM EDT Colombian music has recently spawned a new wave of electro-folkloric fusion. But on "Escape Room," Los Angeles band Very Be Careful stays true to country's musical roots. Colombian-American Ricardo Guzman (who founded the group with his bassist brother Arturo) voices the…

  16. Nelly Furtado, Wisin Y Yandel To Perform At Premios Billboard

    April 15, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Nelly Furtado, Wisin y Yandel, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, JenCarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos and Gilberto Santa Rosa are the latest acts added to the list of performers for the 2010 Premios Billboard De La Musica Latina. The event, sponsored by State Farm, will be…

  17. Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios To Be Honored At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 14, 2010 8:46 AM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing live from Puerto Rico on the Telemundo network…

  18. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tiësto

    February 25, 2010 11:56 AM EST Topping this week's Hot Tours tally is Grammy-winning group Black Eyed Peas with reported box office totals from seven U.S. dates on the band's E.N.D. World Tour. Promoted by Concerts West/AEG Live, the tour's 2010 schedule kicked off in Atlanta at Philips Arena on Feb. 4,…

  19. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

  20. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

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