1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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 …

  4. 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),…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Elton John and Leon Russell Form Perfect 'Union'

    October 01, 2010 6:00 PM EDT Talk to Elton John and it's likely that sooner rather than later, he will tell you that Leon Russell is his idol. Which isn't an unexpected statement to make, considering that the next entry in John's discography without end is "The Union," a duet album with the 68…

  8. Gin Blossoms, "No Chocolate Cake"

    October 01, 2010 4:13 PM EDT The Gin Blossoms continue to concoct melodic hooks framed by a mix of jangly alternative pop-rock on the band's newest album, "No Chocolate Cake." While its 1992 breakthrough, "New Miserable Experience," was powered by the pen of co-founder Doug Hopkins, who died the…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Zac Brown Band, 'Glee,' Lady Gaga

    September 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT GOT COUNTRY?: For the first time in its 54-year history, two country bands have led the Billboard 200 in the same year. That's the same amount of the genre's groups that topped the tally from its launch in 1956 through last year. Zac Brown Band becomes the second country band to…

  10. Billboard Bits: Album Updates from Beyonce and Radiohead, Mariah Carey on HSN

    September 17, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Working on 'Biggest Album Ever' After taking a break from the studio earlier this year, Beyonce is set to record her "biggest album ever," according to songwriter-producer Sean Garrett.…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Heart, Michelle Branch

    September 09, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 'DREAM' SEQUENCE: As previously reported , Katy Perry pockets her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Teenage Dream" rises 2-1. Perry previously led for seven weeks with "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008 and for six weeks with "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop…

  12. Eminem As the Riddler? Re-Casting 'Batman' with Rappers

    September 03, 2010 4:50 PM EDT Eminem has been a superhero on the Hot 100 chart lately, but if you believe the National Enquirer , he's also ready to return to the silver screen as a villain in the next "Batman" movie. According to the infamous tabloid, Em supposedly rhymed to his reps, "When it comes…

  13. Female MCs Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa Celebrated in 'My Mic Sounds Nice' Doc

    August 29, 2010 10:00 AM EDT M issy Elliott says she was 14 when she did it the first time. Eve was 11. Diamond was 14, while Yo-Yo and Lady of Rage were 15 and 12. Reminiscing about the first time they reeled off rhymes is one of several topics these and other female MCs -- including MC Lyte , Trina , the Poetess and…

  14. Fantasia Says She Was 'Overloaded' in First Interview Since Overdose

    August 24, 2010 12:04 PM EDT Accumulated career pressures and private challenges drove "American Idol" star Fantasia Barrino to attempt to take her life two weeks ago, the singer told ABC's " Good Morning America" on Tuesday. "I think I was overloaded with everything, with carrying six years…

  15. George Michael Pleads Guilty To Drug Offenses

    August 24, 2010 5:45 AM EDT George Michael admitted on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that he had been under the influence of cannabis when he crashed his car into a north London shop in July. The judge at the magistrate's court who heard the 47-year-old star's guilty plea warned Michael he could face time in jail when he…

  16. Martina McBride, Stevie Wonder Join For Cancer Event

    August 19, 2010 11:49 AM EDT Martina McBride , Natasha Bedingfield , Queen Latifah , Aaron Neville , Dave Stewart and Stevie Wonder are among the many celebrities joining forces for "Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)," the fundraiser aimed at raising money for cancer research. The program, executive produced by Laura…

  17. Robert Wilson of the Gap Band Dies at 53

    August 16, 2010 12:09 PM EDT Robert Wilson, a member of R&B/funk group the Gap Band , died at the age of 53 on Sunday (Aug. 15). Wilson, known as the "Godfather of Bass Guitar," suffered a heart attack in his Palmdale, Ca. home. Wilson formed the Gap Band with brothers Charlie and Ronnie in the early 1970s,…

  18. 12 Awesome Lollapalooza 2010 Moments

    August 09, 2010 3:05 AM EDT With more than 150 acts spread across its eight stages, Lollapalooza 2010 was a long, loud, always entertaining - and at times, historical - weekend for dozens of reasons. Here's 12 videos, shot by the fans themselves, that'll make you wish you'd been there. Green Day Gets Fans…

  19. Kenny G, "Heart and Soul"

    July 30, 2010 5:17 PM EDT During his nearly 30-year career, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has become one of the most celebrated artists in contemporary jazz. On his 13th studio album, "Heart and Soul," the artist returns to his R&B roots following 2008's "Rhythm and Romance,"…

  20. Mike Posner Takes 'Cooler' Route to Success

    July 26, 2010 11:23 AM EDT It's a warm day in May, and Mike Posner is engaging in a game of "Posner Says" during his performance at the Bamboozle Music Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. "When I say 'Bam,' you say 'Boozle.' Bam!" the 23-year…

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