1. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of his doctor. On a stage…

  2. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially with ticket sales going so well," said…

  3. Billboard Bits: Mick Jagger: Facebook Addict, Katy Perry Reveals New Single Art

    September 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mick Jagger Addicted To… Facebook In a chat with USA Today, Mick Jagger admitted, "I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. There's an underlying problem of this…

  4. Michael Jackson Injected Lethal Dose When Doc Wasn't Looking, Defense Claims

    September 27, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that Michael Jackson was killed by the actions of his personal physician, who used a dangerous anesthetic without adequate safeguards and botched recovery efforts when he found the singer unconscious. Defense attorneys countered that Jackson caused his own…

  5. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coaches are slated to perform, along with Leona…

  6. Jackson Kids: Prince, Paris and Blanket Donate Dad's Sketches

    August 09, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Michael Jackson 's children made a rare appearance together on Monday to donate artwork by their dad to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Prince, Paris and Blanket were on hand to unveil dozens of sketches as well as a signed portrait of the late singer. Brett Livingstone-Strong, an…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 8/6/2011

    August 06, 2011 11:00 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 !) @CurrenSy_Spitta : Studio today... Prolly gonna wear a…

  8. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Big on Hoopla, Short on Details

    July 25, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Several members of Michael Jackson 's family held a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 25) morning to announce a tribute concert for their brother, who died two years ago. Aside from a location, a date and a name for the event, the famous family played coy with the details…

  9. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Gathering with the Juggalos, SuperHeavy Gets Release Date

    July 07, 2011 7:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen to Appear at Gathering of the Juggalos The festival curated by Detroit's hip hop outcasts Insane Clown Posse has booked some 20 acts for its 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival. Among…

  10. Beyonce Accepts Billboard Millennium Award, Delivers Show-Stopping Performance

    May 22, 2011 9:05 PM EDT B eyoncé 's reign is stronger than ever -- that was clear at tonight's Billboard Music Awards on ABC, where the star received the Billboard Millennium Award and performed her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," for the first time on network television. Beyoncé: The…

  11. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent Launches Comedy Site, Justin Guarini Welcomes Baby Boy

    April 27, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Guarini Welcomes Baby Boy "American Idol" season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini and wife Reina Capodici welcomed a baby boy, William Neko Bell Guarini, on Tuesday (Apr. 26). "With a full head of…

  12. Lil Wayne Talks 'Jersey Shore,' Drake and Nicki on Hot 97

    March 29, 2011 5:10 PM EDT L il Wayne visited Angie Martinez's Hot 97 radio show in New York today (Mar. 29) for his first on-air interview since being released from jail, and talked about Nicki Minaj and Drake 's albums -- which he confessed he hasn't listened to -- Eric Benet 's "Sometimes I…

  13. Boney James Has New Team, Label and Album Post Car Accident

    March 27, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Last spring, Boney James was wondering if he'd ever play his sax again. As he sat in traffic on a Los Angeles highway, his car was rear-ended by a drunk driver. While the vehicle was totaled, James was lucky: He suffered a fractured jaw and lost two teeth. Almost a year later, James says…

  14. Jermaine Jackson Signs Book Deal, Promises 'Loving Portrait' of Michael

    March 16, 2011 12:45 PM EDT A long-rumored memoir by Michael Jackson 's brother Jermaine is finally coming out. Touchstone announced Wednesday that Jermaine Jackson's "You are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eye" will be released this fall. Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster,…

  15. J. Lo Tightens Up on 'American Idol' Nashville Auditions

    January 28, 2011 1:06 AM EST They don't call it Music City for nothing. On Thursday night, "American Idol" auditions returned to Nashville for only the second time and brought out plenty of top-notch talent, along with a few moments of comic relief, naturally, starting with chirping dental assistant…

  16. Michael Jackson Was Sick Days Before Death, Says Choreographer

    January 04, 2011 4:17 PM EST A choreographer who worked with Michael Jackson on his ill-fated concert tour told a judge Tuesday he clashed with Jackson's doctor and others over the superstar's health six days before he died. Choreographer Kenny Ortega testified that he was summoned to Jackson's home a day…

  17. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  18. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  19. Michael Jackson 'Breaking News' Song Debuts Online, Stirs Controversy

    November 08, 2010 12:00 PM EST "Breaking News," the dancefloor-ready first taste of the upcoming Michael Jackson album "Michael," was posted in full today on the singer's website and has since led some fans, and even members of Jackson's family, to wonder whether the song's vocals are…

  20. Will T.I.'s Comeback Be Derailed By His Arrest?

    September 02, 2010 11:13 PM EDT Multiplatinum rapper T.I. starred in the nation's No. 1 movie, recently married his longtime girlfriend, taped a music special for VH1 and was wrapping up a new album. But after an arrest Wednesday in California, there are questions about whether he's returning to the music charts -…

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