1. 'Glee' to Release Warblers Album in April, Says Darren Criss

    March 08, 2011 9:17 AM EST Blaine and his fellow Dalton Academy Warblers are releasing their own "Glee" album in April. Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on Fox's hit musical series, made the announcement Monday morning on "Live with Regis and Kelly." The new album will consist of "all the…

  2. 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 …

  3. 'Glee' Salutes 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' St. Valentine With 'Silly Love Songs'

    February 09, 2011 1:38 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 8) Valentines Day episode of " Glee " had the McKinley High couples making up, making out and singing "silly love songs" to one another. Finn sets up a kissing booth in an attempt to steal another smooch from Quinn, and tension mounts between Kurt…

  4. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Brings 'Thriller' to Football Fans

    February 07, 2011 11:45 AM EST Last night's (Feb. 6) highly-anticipated "Glee" was the show's biggest sports vs. music episode yet -- a smart move considering how many first-time viewers the show may have found in its coveted post-Super Bowl time slot. And in a move toward musical diversity, the episode…

  5. Ask Billboard: Albums, Avril & 'American Idol'

    January 21, 2011 6:55 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. BOTTOMS DOWN Hi…

  6. Billboard Bits: Adam Lambert's New Album Might Be 'Dark,' Madonna & Prince End Feud

    January 21, 2011 4:52 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adam Lambert's New Album Might Be 'Dark' Adam Lambert says he's taking his time to avoid a sophomore slump on his follow-up to debut "For Your Entertainment." "I'm in talks,…

  7. Ask Billboard: Chart Beat Readers' 2010 Favorites

    December 31, 2010 4:35 PM EST This week, it's all about the best of 2010 - my picks and yours. Here are my favorite concerts, albums (and more) of the past 12 months. Please feel free to share your rankings in the comments section below or at askbb@billboard.com (please include your first and last name, as well as…

  8. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

    December 15, 2010 2:35 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  9. Cheap Trick 'Dream Police' Shows Will 'Cover a Lot of Ground,' Says Frontman

    December 09, 2010 3:55 PM EST C heap Trick plans to make its early 2011 "Dream Police" concerts in Milwaukee "a proper show that's different from anything anybody's ever seen before," according to frontman Robin Zander. Zander tells Billboard.com that the 12 performances, which kick off Jan.…

  10. Hot Tours: Michael Bublé, Furthur, Rod Stewart

    December 02, 2010 11:25 AM EST Michael Bublé takes the No. 1 ranking on the current Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from the third North American leg of his Crazy Love Tour that launched in March. The Canadian singer drew over 55,000 fans to five U.S. arenas, grossing $4.9 million at the box office, based…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Stars Getting Replaced in 2012, Michael Cera Joins Indie Rock Band

    December 01, 2010 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Stars Getting Replaced in 2012 Even Gleeks have to graduate some time, and " Glee " creator Ryan Murphy is preparing for his young actors to depart from McKinley High in 2012. Murphy has…

  12. Christina Aguilera and Cher Shine on 'Burlesque' Soundtrack

    November 19, 2010 1:20 PM EST Director Steven Antin's new movie musical "Burlesque"-- in which Christina Aguilera stars as a young Hollywood hopeful looking to impress a nightclub impresario played by Cher -- arrives in theaters Nov. 24. But RCA Music Group senior VP of marketing and artist development…

  13. Hot Tours: Metallica, Eagles, Eminem & Jay-Z

    November 18, 2010 12:47 PM EST Legendary heavy metal band Metallica takes the top spot on Hot Tours as nears the end of its World Magnetic Tour that began just over two years ago. The act earns its No. 1 ranking with more than $15 million in box office grosses reported from three of the arenas on the last leg of the tour,…

  14. 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…

  15. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several of the hits and collaborations he's…

  16. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 10/30/2010

    October 30, 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 !) @liltunechi : 8 days until they #FreeWeezy . Shoutout …

  17. Robin Thicke Says Parenthood Is 'Joyous and Scary'

    October 28, 2010 9:12 AM EDT R obin Thicke says being a new father has given him the greatest joy and love he's ever known, but also a bit of fear. Thicke, whose wife Paula Patton gave birth to their first child, a son, earlier this year, said parenthood can be scary because it fills you with doubt. "(I think),…

  18. Janet Jackson Denies Engagement Rumors on 'GMA'

    October 26, 2010 12:34 PM EDT Although Janet Jackson appeared on "Good Morning America" Monday (Oct. 25) to discuss her appearance in Tyler Perry's upcoming film "For Colored Girls," the talk turned toward romance and rumors. Jackson denied recent claims that she is engaged to her beau, Qatar…

  19. Kanye West Plays Surprise Brooklyn Set to Close Pitchfork, CMJ Fests

    October 24, 2010 6:11 PM EDT K anye West surprised hundreds of concertgoers at Williamsburg music venue Brooklyn Bowl early Sunday morning (Oct. 24), performing a five-song set that included highlights from his recent G.O.O.D. Friday releases and a singalong to his self-revealing new single, "Runaway." West&…

  20. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi , U2 , AC/DC , Lady Gaga , Brad Paisley , Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top artists, tours, venues, and live entertainment firms recognized as finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 4. The…

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