1. Lady Gaga Tops Social 50 with Massive 'Born This Way' Buzz

    February 17, 2011 12:16 PM EST L ady Gaga has simply overtaken the Billboard charts this week. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way' First, her "Born This Way" was crowned the 1,000th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with splashy debuts on the Radio Songs and Digital Songs chart, and…

  2. 'American Idol' Top 5 Group Auditions, from Lauren Alaina to Jacee Badeaux

    February 17, 2011 12:30 AM EST Things certainly got interesting in the second, two-hour installment of Hollywood Week on "American Idol," as the group performances brought out the high drama between contestants. Between group changes, in-fighting, Bruno Mars covers and Steven Tyler singing a few notes of his own,…

  3. Ghostface Brings Out Raekwon, Brand Nubian at CMJ Show

    October 23, 2010 3:10 PM EDT G hostface Killah was listed as the headliner at B.B. King's on Friday night in New York, but the Wu-Tang Clan MC played the master of ceremonies of an old-school rap celebration. Before Ghostface took the stage a little before 2:30 AM and brought out special guests Raekwon and Brand…

  4. The Woggles Host a Hoboken Hootenanny

    October 19, 2010 2:58 PM EDT This year's well-received, high-profile '90s revival tours ( Pavement , Superchunk , Faith No More , etc.) tend to overshadow bands from the era who never stopped performing, some honing their live shows to face-melting levels. One of those acts is the Woggles (not to be confused…

  5. Drake and Nicki Minaj: Just Married?

    August 27, 2010 5:48 PM EDT Did Drake and Nicki Minaj get married, or are they just using Twitter to faux-fulfill their fans' dreams of a royal hip-hop coupling? Young Money's prince and princess tweeted each other on Friday afternoon (Aug. 27) about supposedly getting hitched, and their followers went into a…

  6. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 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. COMPLETE COVERAGE…

  7. Drake Visits Lil Wayne, Hosts Album Listening In NYC

    June 03, 2010 2:11 PM EDT Shortly after his full album leaked, rapper Drake held a listening session in New York City yesterday (June 2) for his much-anticipated debut, "Thank Me Later." Reporters joined some of the Toronto rapper's famous friends -- including Chris Brown , Jay Sean , Bow Wow , Baby and…

  8. Insane Clown Posse Gearing Up For Busy Summer

    May 13, 2010 12:19 PM EDT I nsane Clown Posse is ready for another non-stop summer. ICP is setting up for its 11th Gathering of the Juggalos festival, taking place Aug. 12-15 at Cave In Rock, Ill. And on Aug. 17, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J hit the road again, this time to present special screenings of their second…

  9. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  10. The Specials To Make U.S. Return On 'Fallon' Show

    January 25, 2010 9:00 AM EST The Specials, the celebrated British band that reformed in 2009 after more than two decades apart, will play its first North American shows in nearly 30 years in April, starting with an appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on April 13. The Specials are also one of…

  11. The Magnetic Fields "Realism" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 1:20 PM EST The Magnetic Fields, "Realism" (Nonesuch) Release Date: January 26, 2010 "Realism" is the sonic counterweight to the Magnetic Fields' heavily feedbacked 2008 set, "Distortion." On the band's ninth album, "we have an exaggeratedly realistic…

  12. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  13. Win The 'Women In Music' VIP Gift Bag

    October 28, 2009 11:58 AM EDT Billboard celebrates the best and brightest females in the music world with our annual Women in Music ceremony. This year we feted Beyoncé and Lady Gaga and you can win the same gift bag that they each received at the event, full of goodies from premium denim and perfume to cool music gear…

  14. Beatlemania Hits Retail As CD Reissues Sell Fast

    September 11, 2009 6:09 PM EDT The much-anticipated reissues of the Beatles ' catalog hit stores on Sept. 9 are doing brisk business. According to SoundScan's Building Chart data, more than 235,000 albums were purchased in the U.S. on Wednesday (Sept. 9) and Thursday (Sept. 10). The Building Chart's panel of…

  15. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley Crashes Party On Billboard 200

    September 02, 2009 10:52 AM EDT As predicted, Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" breaks on through to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The "Bubbly" singer/songwriter's sophomore album sold 106,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving Caillat her first topper. Caillat&…

  16. Warren Haynes Q&A

    August 19, 2009 3:49 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/guitarist Warren Haynes is rock 'n roll's iron man. A maverick on both the business and creative sides of his career, Haynes splits duties as integral players in both the Allman Brothers Band and the Dead with his own hard-touring outfit, Gov't Mule , and…

  17. Pitbull Ready For A 'Rebelution'

    August 14, 2009 6:11 PM EDT Last year, the once mighty TVT Records filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and eventually shut its doors, leaving a number of artists in limbo. But for Miami rapper Pitbull , who signed to TVT in 2004 and released four albums on the label, the turn of events provided an opportunity to break free…

  18. Exclusive Clip: Cobra Starship

    August 10, 2009 4:16 PM EDT A Cobra Starship interview is often like an episode of frontman Gabe Saporta's favorite TV show, "Gossip Girl" -- full of jokes, drama and throw-your-hands-up plot twists. In the case of Billboard.com's latest sit down with the New Jersey power-pop rockers, Saporta was jet…

  19. Spinal Tap 'Unwigged' Tour Coming To DVD

    August 05, 2009 4:33 PM EDT The trio behind Spinal Tap and the Folksmen has set a Sept. 1 release date for a DVD of their recent concert tour. "Unwigged & Unplugged: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer" features an entire 35-track performance filmed at their May 31 show at…

  20. Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

    July 17, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely. "I think it's a matter of having opportunities that are available," Haynes…

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