1. Nick Jonas To Appear in 'Hawaii Five-0'

    August 14, 2013 12:30 AM EDT Having put in quite a bit of time on Broadway, Nick Jonas' next acting stop is on "Hawaii Five-0." CBS announced Tuesday that the Jonas Brother will appear in an episode of its exotic procedural this fall, playing a computer hacker whose motives complicate the case du jour.…

  2. Bubbling Under: Rumer Has It With Hall & Oates Cover

    September 07, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rumer, Diamond Rings, High Valley, BeatKing. Rumer After her retro-sounding debut album Seasons of My Soul reached No. 46 on the…

  3. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

  4. Gary Barlow's Diamond Jubilee Album Tops U.K. Chart

    June 04, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Other Big Debuts Include Releases From Rumor, Scissor Sisters Gary Barlow of Take That scored an instant U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (June 3) with his Diamond Jubilee-inspired project with the Commonwealth Band, "Sing." East London electronic quartet Rudimental debuted atop the…

  5. Gotye Tries to Clarify 'Glee' Critique

    April 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Australian newcomer Gotye has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks thanks to his chart-topping hit, "Somebody That I Used To Know," but not all of it has been positive. Taking on the Glee cover of his song in last week's episode -- performed by Darren Criss and Matt Bomer …

  6. Rumer Preps 'Boys' Covers Album, 2013 Sophomore Release

    February 09, 2012 1:45 PM EST Even as her debut album, "Seasons of My Soul," starts to gain traction in the U.S., British singer Rumer is looking ahead not one but two albums into her future. Next up, Rumer (real name Sarah Joyce) tells Billboard.com is a covers set called "Boys Don't Cry" that…

  7. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a second week at No. 1 in the singles chart. The…

  8. Bruno Mars Earns Second U.K. No. 1 with 'Grenade'

    January 17, 2011 1:24 PM EST B runo Mars won his second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Sunday) with "Grenade" (Elektra//Warner Music), recording the highest sales total for a January release in the market for 15 years. "Grenade" sold close to 150,000 units last week, according to the Official…

  9. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 2:50 PM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B , folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX , who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010's female-dominated nominations, male…

  10. 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,…

  11. Bon Jovi Bows At No. 1 On Euro Chart

    November 11, 2010 1:30 PM EST B on Jovi lands another pan-European No. 1, as the band's new "Greatest Hits" compilation (Mercury/Universal Island) makes a winning start on Billboard's European Albums chart. Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) begins a second week…

  12. Rihanna Climbs To U.K. Singles Chart Summit

    November 08, 2010 5:54 AM EST Cheryl Cole achieved her second solo No. 1 album and Rihanna her third solo chart-topping single as new U.K. sales data was published by the Official Charts Company. Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1 last night (Nov. 7) to trade places with…

  13. Eminem, Taio Cruz Top U.K. Charts

    August 30, 2010 11:10 AM EDT T aio Cruz debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Dynamite" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), as Eminem started a fourth separate stint atop the album survey with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal). "Dynamite" is Cruz's…

  14. McPhee Enrolls For Sorority Flick With Faris

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting debut as a pregnant hippie in an untitled comedy starring Anna Faris. McPhee, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings and comedian "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting…