1. Full 2011 Billboard Music Awards Finalists List

    April 12, 2011 11:15 PM EDT Chart Article Bottom See the complete list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards below. Watch the awards live in ABC on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET to see if your favorites win. Click here to go back to the Billboard Music Awards Main Page. TOP ARTIST Justin Bieber Eminem Lady Gaga Rihanna…

  2. Thirty Seconds To Mars Unveils 'This is War' Clip, Leto's Kurt Cobain Tribute

    April 07, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Two days after crafting a low-key tribute to Kurt Cobain, Jared Leto and the rest of Thirty Seconds of Mars get bombastic in the music video for "This is War," the title track from their 2009 third album. Video: 30 Seconds To Mars: "This is War" The video opens with a…

  3. Death Cab for Cutie To Live Broadcast Scripted Video for 'You Are A Tourist'

    March 29, 2011 4:54 PM EDT D eath Cab For Cutie's upcoming seventh studio album, "Codes and Keys," has been touted as a keyboard-heavy departure from 2008's guitar-driven "Narrow Stairs" -- an experimental thread the band will continue on the album's first video, "You Are A…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Bonds With Paris Hilton Over Jail Time, Death Cab For Cutie Reveals New Single

    March 28, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Bonds With Paris Hilton Over Jail Time In the latest issue of Interview magazine, Lil Wayne and Paris Hilton discuss their respective jail sentences, among other topics such as fame, "Googling…

  5. Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Thursday

    March 11, 2011 3:30 PM EST We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm. Get the scoop on…

  6. Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Wednesday

    March 11, 2011 1:30 PM EST We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm. Get the scoop on…

  7. Twin Shadow Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    March 10, 2011 11:30 AM EST Chart Article Our video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Twin Shadow In our most…

  8. Middle Brother Says It's Less 'Supergroup,' More 'Exotic Band'

    March 08, 2011 11:15 AM EST John McCauley rejects the often-applied label of "supergroup" for his new band, Middle Brother. "We're more of an...exotic band, if you will," he tells Billboard.com. No matter how it's classified, Middle Brother is generating a lot of buzz with indie and folk…

  9. Billboard Bits: Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks With Atlantic Records, MTV Denies Banning Kanye's 'Monster' Video

    March 07, 2011 6:25 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks With Atlantic Records Following her performance in "Country Strong" and guest appearances on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to sign a record deal with Atlantic…

  10. Skylar Grey Parlays Hit-Making for Eminem, Dre Into Solo Career

    March 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST The story reads like a page out of Cinderella 2.0. Against all odds, a young, relatively unknown artist is chosen to sing the hook she penned for a track by a high-profile rapper. Not only that, she's also asked to perform the single on the industry's biggest music stage: the Grammy…

  11. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Greeted by Scantily Clad Gayle King, Kanye's 'Lights' Video May Cause Seizures

    February 24, 2011 7:30 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Greeted by Gayle King in Underwear When Lady Gaga stopped by "The Gayle King Show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network" to discuss the music video for new single "Born This Way," the pop star…

  12. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be released to radio this week, and Kanye West will…

  13. Did The Charts Predict This Year's Grammy Award Winners?

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST From such surprise honorees as Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding to Lady Gaga 's egg-shell-ent adventure, the 53rd Grammy Awards offered a host of highlights . Did the victors' Billboard chart performances, however, foretell their fortunes at Sunday's (Feb. 13) festivities? A…

  14. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners at 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:45 AM EST The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker, as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem , Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year, for "The Suburbs." The seven-member ensemble expressed shock over the unexpected win,…

  15. Lady Gaga, Muse Light Up Grammys Stage, Win Early Awards

    February 13, 2011 9:30 PM EST There weren't many awards given out during first 90 minutes of the 53rd annual Grammy awards telecast. Instead, music's biggest night kicked off by focusing on music, often moving from one energetic performance to the next. Grammys Red Carpet Photos | Grammy Winners List The event…

  16. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna …

  17. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  18. Billboard Bits: T-Pain's Facebook Tattoo, Alicia Keys' Birthday Bash

    January 28, 2011 5:55 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain Gets Facebook Tattoo on Arm In an effort to outdo Gucci Mane's ice cream cone face tattoo, T-Pain has posted a photo on Twitter of his latest body art, an arm tattoo references a popular Facebook…

  19. Neil Young to Receive Humanitarian Award at Junos

    January 27, 2011 11:37 AM EST N eil Young will be honored with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at Canada's 40th annual Juno Awards Mar. 27 in Toronto, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced. Young, who was forced to cancel an appearance at the 2005 Juno Awards in Winnipeg to recuperate…

  20. Vince Neil Pleads Guilty to Vegas DUI

    January 26, 2011 3:51 PM EST Motley Crue singer Vince Neil avoided the media and quietly pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving drunk last summer near the Las Vegas Strip in a case that drew denials that he received preferential treatment. A temporary judge who took the plea before reporters arrived sentenced Neil to 15…

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