1. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute to the pioneering jazz pianist/composer. The…

  2. JYJ: Release Of The Week

    October 20, 2010 5:01 PM EDT Chart Article As former members of the South Korean boy band TVXQ, the trio of Kim JaeJoong, Park YuChun and Kim JunSu are no strangers to pop stardom. Formed in 2003, TVXQ became hitmakers at home and in K-pop-crazy Japan (where it was known as Tohoshinki) and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a lead artist, following his turn as a…

  4. 'American Idol' Confirms Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler As New Judges

    September 22, 2010 1:40 PM EDT As widely expected, the judging lineup for "American Idol" season 10 will be Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson , with Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, acting as an in-house mentor to contestants, with an assist from producers Timbaland and…

  5. Ask Billboard: Bareilles Bookends Billboard 200

    September 17, 2010 6:05 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. 1 VS. 100, AND…

  6. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  7. Timbaland Denies Suicide Attempt

    August 25, 2010 5:10 PM EDT T imbaland appeared on Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show today (Aug. 25) to deny reports that he had attempted suicide. TMZ reports that the producer went missing last night and a police report listed the incident as a "possible suicide attempt," but Timbaland told "On…

  8. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai-American hip hop band Thaitanium and…

  9. Billboard Bits: Vanilla Ice Goes DIY, Britney Spears Album Rumors

    August 05, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Vanilla Ice Goes DIY Robert Van Winkle, better known as 90s rapper Vanilla Ice, is set to star in a home improvement TV series on the DIY Network. According to a report featured on PerezHilton.com, "The…

  10. Ivy Queen Brings the 'Drama,' Eyes Timbaland, Ne-Yo Collaborations

    July 25, 2010 12:00 PM EDT "The guy you're dating is mine, and you know it, but here's the detail: He's worthless in bed," Ivy Queen declares to a rival on her latest single, "La Vida Es Asi" (That's How Life Is). "That's why I'm here to congratulate you for…

  11. Dr. Dre, Timbaland Surprise Graduation Party

    June 24, 2010 10:33 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Timbaland went back to school Wednesday night. The rapper-producers shocked students when they appeared at a Culver City High School graduation party. Dr. Dre introduced Timbaland, who performed the tunes "The Way I Are," "Promiscuous Girl," "Carry Out…

  12. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Willie D from the Geto…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crowned champ bows atop Billboard's Rock…

  14. Exclusive: Perez Hilton Protege Travis Garland To Debut On 'Idol'

    May 12, 2010 10:00 PM EDT Travis Garland, the former boy-band singer whose first solo single will receive an unprecedented national debut on "American Idol" next week, can thank gossip-maven-turned-music-business-power-player Perez Hilton for his good fortune. That's because Hilton, who has brokered his…

  15. Shakira Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    May 04, 2010 9:46 AM EDT S hakira has announced the first three dates of her North America tour, which will hit New York's Madison Square Garden Sept. 21, Houston's Toyota Center Oct. 8 and L.A.'s Staples Center Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale to the public May 7, with prices ranging from $9.50 to $149.50.…

  16. Lady Gaga Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    April 12, 2010 7:47 AM EDT As Scouting For Girls started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), the new sales data showed Lady Gaga 's indestructible "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) climbing back 2-1 for a fourth…

  17. Scouting For Girls, Boyzone Top U.K. Charts

    April 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT London pop trio Scouting For Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal)…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT ATTA 'BOY'!: Rihanna rules the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rude Boy" rides 4-1. With the ascension, the singer improves upon an already impressive chart history that began less than five years ago. The song marks Rihanna's sixth trip to the Hot 100 summit, tying her with…

  19. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 8:32 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M. 's "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart. Alicia Keys ' "The…

  20. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 8:33 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City 's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a third week atop the singles chart.…

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