1. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 9/3/2011

    September 03, 2011 1:55 PM 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 !) @Ludacris : LUDA DAY WEEKEND STARTS TODAY!! TAKING 1,000…

  2. VMAs 2011: The 20 Best & Worst Dressed

    August 29, 2011 2:30 PM EDT An evening of gender bending, babies and all things leopard commenced last night at the 28th annual celebration of the MTV Video Music Awards. The show was loud in more ways then one, and certainly held true to its long tradition of exhibiting the most outrageous fashions of the year. From…

  3. Coldplay: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Coldplay finishes the new "Mylo Xyloto," a candid and detailed conversation with Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and manager Dave Holmes about harvesting the best songs, executing a bold global plan-and choosing to create without fear. He offers a Perrier. In his dressing room,…

  4. Coldplay Reveals 'Mylo Xyloto' Album Art, Release Date

    August 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay announced today that the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with "enoxification" and additional composition…

  5. Paul McCartney to Talk to Police: 'Apparently I've Been Hacked'

    August 05, 2011 9:23 AM EDT Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that the couple had been spied upon by a British newspaper. In comments to U.S. television journalists delivered via videolink from Cincinnati, Ohio, McCartney said that he would be in touch with law…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/23/2011

    July 23, 2011 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 !) @DarrenCriss : gotta go to sleep but I keep getting sucked…

  7. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the first single. The Idol alumnus told the…

  8. Cortney Love Sued Again for Defamation on Twitter

    May 27, 2011 2:55 PM EDT It's been only a few months since Courtney Love paid to settle that unique lawsuit claiming she defamed a fashion designer via Twitter. Now the rocker has been sued again for comments made online, this time by lawyers who represented her in an effort to pursue money allegedly stolen from…

  9. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as the audience cheered on. Among those in the…

  10. Various Artists, "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection"

    March 18, 2011 10:51 AM EDT Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited itself to a two-disc, 38-track snack-sized…

  11. OMD Looks to 'Challenge' Itself On Next Album

    March 02, 2011 3:14 PM EST After "reconnecting with the sound we invented" on 2010's "History of Modern," its first new album in 14 years, the members of Ochestral Manoeuvres in the Dark plan to push forward on their next project. "Yeah, we've got some ideas for a new album,"…

  12. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," Rick Miramontez, said producers met with…

  13. Billboard Bits: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split, Matt Cardle Wins 'X Factor'

    December 13, 2010 7:34 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split "High School Musical" co-stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their four-year relationship. A source close to the couple says that the relationship simply …

  14. Aerosmith to Tour, Release New Music Next Year, Says Guitarist

    November 05, 2010 2:00 PM EDT A erosmith guitarist Brad Whitford is confident that frontman Steven Tyler's "American Idol" judging gig will not derail and may in fact facilitate the recording of the Boston rockers' first new album in more than six years. "That's what the band has been talking…

  15. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably, the "Glee" ensemble has covered…

  16. John Lennon Cover Song Contest Winners

    October 08, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Few people can truly be called music icons, but the late John Lennon is more than that: he's the quintessential rock legend. What better way to honor one of the world's greatest musicians than to show how his music lives on? As part of our celebration of his 70th birthday on Oct. 9,…

  17. The XX, Paul Weller Lead Mercury Betting

    September 07, 2010 12:25 PM EDT T he XX are back as favorites to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in London tonight (Sept. 7) with their debut "XX" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). Their betting odds with bookmaker William Hill are evens. The £20,000 ($31,000) prize goes to album of the year from a U.K. or Irish act,…

  18. Black Eyed Peas: No 'E.N.D.' to Tour Success

    July 20, 2010 3:44 PM EDT With smash hits and strategic partnerships with Bacardi and Blackberry, the Black Eyed Peas are on the highest-profile tour of their career. Sitting in an Athens hotel room on a humid summer day in early July, Will.i.am recalls the days when he and his fellow members of the Black Eyed Peas…

  19. Scissor Sisters Stay Cutting Edge on 'Night Work'

    June 04, 2010 3:49 PM EDT In Europe, the Scissor Sisters are full-fledged pop stars, with No. 1 albums and sold-out tours. But in the United States, the brassy and bold five-piece hasn't managed to break through. The Sisters' 2004 self-titled debut album spent 113 weeks on the U.K. chart, four of them at No.…

  20. 'My Dick' Rises To Become First Charting Student Musical

    March 18, 2010 7:14 PM EDT For the first time in memory -- and quite possibly ever -- a student-produced college musical's cast recording debuts on a Billboard chart. And the student show album that takes the honor is the, ahem, cheeky "Me And My Dick" from a troupe at the University of Michigan. Kudos…

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