1. This Week in Apps: ShapeMix, MusicPound and More

    July 22, 2011 5:28 PM EDT Our weekly look at the hottest music apps available for your mobile device. Bullseye The Polyphonic Spree put out the music video for its new single "Bullseye" as an app for the iPhone and iPad. It's basically an interactive video that lets viewers navigate the environment as a…

  2. Mathew Knowles: 'We Absolutely Have Not Taken Any Money From Beyonce'

    July 15, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Mathew Knowles insists he still has an amicable relationship with his daughter Beyonce - even though she dumped him as her manager two months ago - but is alleging that people close to her have tried to destroy his reputation with allegations that he stole from her. Knowles filed papers in a…

  3. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's 14K Shopping Spree, New Red Hot Chili Peppers Single

    July 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Spends $14,000 In 90 Minutes On London Shopping Spree When is it OK to drop more than $14,000 on clothes? When you're Beyoncé and you have 90 minutes to spare, apparently. The superstar went shopping…

  4. Death Cab For Cutie Considering Tour With Orchestra

    July 06, 2011 3:00 PM EDT As Death Cab For Cutie gears up for the second leg of its North American tour behind new album "Codes and Keys" later this month, the Washington rockers can't quite shake the notion of taking a string quartet out on tour. Death Cab for Cutie 'Codes and Keys': Track-By…

  5. Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: Will 'Beat Of My Drum' Spawn Stateside Breakout?

    June 06, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Going solo is never easy. Unless you have the larger than life personality of a Justin Timberlake or a Beyonce , an artist takes a huge risk when they depart from the group that made them famous in the first place. While Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned girl group turned U.K. chart-topper…

  6. App Developers = Tomorrow's Rock Stars

    March 31, 2011 1:00 PM EDT About two years ago, Miso Media CEO Aviv Grill received a phone call that changed the course of his three-person iPhone/iPad development company. It was from the parents of co-founder/chief technology officer Ryan Tsukamoto. They were in Japan on vacation, but Tsukamoto was spending the…

  7. Taylor Swift Celebrates 20 Million Sales in London; Heads to Las Vegas for ACMs

    March 31, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift ended her European tour on a celebratory note: Not only did she perform in front of thousands of fans, she got an honor for reaching the 20 million mark in worldwide album sales. A giddy Swift was given a plaque commemorating the milestone before her sold-out concert Wednesday…

  8. Raekwon: 'Charlie Sheen Is a Rich D*ck'

    March 08, 2011 12:25 PM EST With Charlie Sheen's tabloid spree still dominating headlines and Twitter feeds everywhere, even Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has an opinion on the now-former "Two and a Half Men" star. "Charlie Sheen is a rich dick, man," Raekwon -- whose new album, "Shaolin vs.…

  9. 'American Idol' Premiere: Top 5 Auditions, from Yoji 'Pop' to Devyn Rush

    January 20, 2011 2:03 AM EST If you missed last night's "American Idol" season 10 premiere or just want to relive the highlights again, we're here to help. Watch the five most memorable auditions of the night below -- don't forget to tell us which one was your favorite -- and see how judges…

  10. Linkin Park Frontman Speaks Out on Arizona Shooting

    January 13, 2011 1:20 PM EST L inkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has shared his thoughts on the Jan. 8 shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz. that claimed six lives and injured one congresswoman, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Speaking to Florida's Broward New Times , Bennington, an Arizona native, called violent acts such…

  11. Watch: Stars Go Offline for AIDS, Make 'Last Tweet and Testament' Videos

    December 01, 2010 2:48 PM EST On behalf of Alicia Keys ' Keep A Child Alive AIDS charity, celebs including Lady Gaga , Justin Timberlake , Usher and Keys herself sacrificed their lives -- their digital lives, that is. Starting today (Dec. 1), World AIDS Day, these stars and more began the Digital Life Sacrifice…

  12. Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 12, 2010 2:20 PM EST On the surface, Nicki Minaj is a cartoon: a vivacious, va-va-va-voom 26-year-old girly girl with a fondness for silly voices, hip-hugging Barbie-doll costumes, anime facial expressions and day-glo accessories. But three years ago, Minaj, born Onika Maraj and raised in Jamaica, Queens, was…

  13. 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 …

  14. Greg Dulli Wraps Work on Twilight Singers Album

    September 23, 2010 5:15 PM EDT With the start of his first-ever solo tour looming on Oct. 8, Greg Dulli has finished work on the fifth Twilight Singers album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "Powder Burns," which is due out in early 2011. Dulli says that Twilight watchers should be braced for some new…

  15. Billboard Bits: T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Oasis, Polyphonic Spree

    March 18, 2010 3:51 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. According to Baller Alert , Lil Wayne's first love and baby mama Antonia "Toya" Carter is doing a bit of namedropping -- literally. The BET reality show star reportedly nixed Weezy&…

  16. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 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…

  17. Bow Wow Twitters Bad Behavior; Grammys Book Gaga, Green Day

    January 06, 2010 1:56 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, embarrassing Twitter usage has been all the talk today. First Bow Wow live-tweeted a drunk driving spree in his Lambourgini on New Years Eve, then American Idol judge Randy Jackson asked for help from his Twitter followers…

  18. TV Special On Susan Boyle Debuts

    December 11, 2009 8:20 AM EST Susan Boyle sings, and Simon Cowell and other celebrities sing her praises in a weekend TV special about the Cinderella story that has made her a best-selling recording artist. All that's lacking is a prince, but she says romance has to wait. "Och, there's no time for that now.…

  19. Michael Jackson Funeral Date Set, Mystery Deepens

    July 02, 2009 11:12 AM EDT The Michael Jackson funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sources said AEG Live, which owns the arena and the adjacent Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza. Meanwhile, things keep getting curiouser and curiouser in and around the…

  20. St. Vincent's Annie Clark Acts Out For Second Album

    April 22, 2009 12:40 PM EDT Annie Clark always gravitated toward taking on other personas. Since her 2006 debut, "Marry Me," she recorded under the name St. Vincent. So it's fitting that her follow-up album, which will be released May 5 on 4AD, is called "Actor." The 26-year-old Brooklyn (by way…

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