1. Is Natalie La Rose's New Single With Fetty Wap a Flop? Plus More of the Week's Best and Worst New Songs

    June 19, 2015 5:20 PM EDT Foxes "Body Talk" Epic/Sony Best-known for her crystal vocals on Zedd 's "Clarity," alt-popper Foxes swings back to the dancefloor for "Body Talk," the first single from her sophomore set. A brighter sound fits the moody singer, who excels as crowd commander…

  2. Gym Class Heroes Balancing Top 10 Success with McCoy's Health Problems

    November 12, 2011 10:00 AM EST The members of Gym Class Heroes kept their day jobs at arm's length after releasing and promoting their 2008 album, "The Quilt." Drummer Matt McGinley graduated from Boston University last spring with an interdisciplinary-studies degree. Bassist Eric Roberts played on and off…

  3. Taio Cruz Talks 'Energetic' New Album, Justin Bieber & Jennifer Lopez

    September 02, 2011 12:35 PM EDT It's been a busy couple years for Taio Cruz . His first U.S. single, "Break Your Heart" (featuring Ludacris ), hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2010 and a few months later, he took "Dynamite" to No. 2. The latter earned Cruz three Billboard Music Awards in…

  4. Gym Class Heroes Talk 'Papercut Chronicles II,' Working with Adam Levine

    July 27, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Gym Class Heroes have been on a break from touring and recording since they finished up the album cycle for their 2008 release "The Quilt," but the alternative hip-hop group is back with a new album, "The Papercut Chronicles II," that will be released "sometime this…

  5. Warped Tour: Gym Class Heroes, 3OH!3 Entertain Despite Dangerous Heat

    July 25, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Thousands of fans braved 100 degree weather over the weekend for the New York stop of the Vans Warped Tour, where headliners including Gym Class Heroes , 3OH!3 and A Day To Remember performed to sweaty but energetic crowds. Girls clad in bikinis and boys in nothing but shorts filled the…

  6. Taio Cruz Aiming to Release New Album by End of 2011

    April 22, 2011 2:03 PM EDT As Taio Cruz rides "Higher" on the success of his latest single with Travie McCoy and Kylie Minogue -- the track recently topped Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart -- the hitmaker, who calls himself "just a boy from London," shows no signs of slowing down. Video:…

  7. Jessie J Earns No. 1 U.K. Single with 'Price Tag'

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B , debuted at the top. Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week atop the album chart. Jessie J will be the…

  8. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST 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. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

  9. Bruno Mars Strips Down Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'

    January 20, 2011 5:30 PM EST From one 2010 pop phenom to another, Bruno Mars added his gentle touch to Katy Perry 's summer hit "California Gurls" during a performance for BBC Radio 1. The singer-songwriter puts an acoustic twist on the upbeat track and even croons a little Beach Boys at the end of the…

  10. Travie McCoy Arrested in Berlin for Spraying Graffiti

    October 29, 2010 10:34 AM EDT Berlin police arrested rapper Travie McCoy after he sprayed graffiti on the Berlin Wall and bragged about it on Twitter. Katy Perry's ex tagged one of last remnants of the historic wall at Berlin's East Side Gallery on Wednesday night. McCoy was in town for a gig at Berlin's…

  11. 5 Things with Travie McCoy

    October 04, 2010 10:36 AM EDT Chart Article To give you a closer look at your favorite artists' favorite things, Billboard.com is launching "5 Things," a new package that lets artists open up about their personal preferences. We're kicking things off with pop-rap singer Travie McCoy, who talked to us…

  12. Billboard Bits: Fantasia's 911 Call, Eminem's Facebook Milestone

    August 11, 2010 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Fantasia 911 Call Released The audio of the 911 call prior to Fantasia Barrino 's hospitalization has been obtained by Entertainment Tonight. On the call a man says, "An individual took a bottle of…

  13. Katy Perry Brings 'Teenage Dream' to Teen Choice Awards

    August 10, 2010 1:10 PM EDT Katy Perry made "Teenage Dream"s come true while hosting the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, which aired last night (Aug. 9) on Fox. With a live band and a cast of cheerleaders, jocks and dancers backing her, the pop star opened the ceremony by performing her new single in the skintight…

  14. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron, 'Glee' Wins Do Something Award

    July 20, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron James Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on LeBron James joining the Miami Heat on WeezyThankYou.com today (July 20). "Oh Lebron!" exclaimed the rapper and dedicated sports buff on…

  15. Lauryn Hill to Rock the Bells, Chris Brown's UK Tour Canceled

    June 09, 2010 7:01 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the elusive Lauryn Hill is mounting a comeback, as she has been confirmed as the headliner for the Rock the Bells tour. Other performers on the tour include Snoop Dogg , A Tribe Called Quest and Slick Rick . Chris Brown…