1. Wilson Phillips: 'Still Holding On' With New Album, TV Show (Exclusive Video)

    April 06, 2012 9:05 AM EDT The trio returns with a new album and its own reality show, 22 years after topping the Hot 100 with 'Hold On,' its first of three No. 1 hits. "Wow, we've had a really great year. And, another great year to come," Carnie Wilson beamed to the crowd of faithful Wilson…

  2. Mary J. Blige: 'Unfinished' Burger King Ad Wasn't Cleared

    April 04, 2012 9:04 PM EDT A controversial Burger King commercial didn't turn out the way Mary J. Blige was expecting. "I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence," the R&B diva told TMZ on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, that's not what…

  3. Mary J. Blige Sings About Burger King Chicken In New Commercial

    April 03, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Jay-Z isn't the only musician making news for a commercial appearance today. R&B singer Mary J. Blige is the star of Burger King's latest ad for chicken snack wraps. "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla,"…

  4. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna 's " MDNA," was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," Moxey tells Billboard.com. "…

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Down to 42 in Sin City

    February 17, 2012 10:40 AM EST For the second straight year, "American Idol" rolled in to Las Vegas for a few days of sun, fun and... oh yeah, cuts. Lots and lots of cuts. Perhaps it's the way the producers have set up some of this season's clips, but the eleventh season of "Idol" may truly be…

  6. Chart Juice: Drake, Seal Win Seals of Approval on R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    February 02, 2012 4:47 PM EST Unlike the past few weeks, the top 10 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week shuffles around, with enough position gains and drops that only the top two titles, the monsters of the list, remain in place. "Make Me Proud," the song that became Drake 's eighth No. 1 last…

  7. Girls' Generation Makes Big U.S. Debut on 'Letterman': Watch

    February 01, 2012 4:20 PM EST "Girls' Generation make you feel the heat," chants the K-pop powerhouse group Girls' Generation in its premiere English single, "The Boys." And that's just what the nine-member group did during its U.S. network TV debut on "The Late Show with David…

  8. Meat Loaf Calls New Album 'The Most Honest Record I've Ever Done'

    January 23, 2012 5:45 PM EST Meat Loaf says his upcoming new album, "Hell in a Handbasket," is "the most honest record I've ever done." It's also one of the quickest, coming less than two years after "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" in the U.S. after being released in Australia during…

  9. Jackson Doctor Case Takes Surprising Turn

    October 28, 2011 3:56 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - The battle of scientific experts in the trial of Michael Jackson 's doctor took a new turn late Thursday as defense lawyers made an 11th hour disclosure that their scientific expert has devised a new computer simulation shedding light on what killed the pop superstar.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Wilson Phillips Gets Reality Show, Mos Def Retiring Name

    September 06, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wilson Phillips Gets Reality Show Wilson Phillips is riding their "Bridesmaids" cameo back to relevancy: the TV Guide network announced "The Wilson Phillips Project" today. The show will profile…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Dirty Dancing,' Miranda Lambert, Drake

    August 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 'DIRTY DANCING' ON THE CHARTS: When news broke this week about how the 1987 hit film "Dirty Dancing" was being remade, we were immediately reminded about what a phenomenon its soundtrack was on Billboard's charts. The movie -- which will be remade by Lionsgate studios…

  12. Two Unreleased Tupac Tracks Leak: Listen

    June 29, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Two unreleased tracks from Tupac Shakur (2Pac) hit the 'net last night (June 28). Both songs, "Watch Ya Mouth" and "NY '87," were recorded during the quintessence of the West Coast and East coast rap war, according to The Fader . "Watch Yo Mouth" "…

  13. Wilson Phillips Gets New Boost from 'Bridesmaids' Movie

    May 22, 2011 8:00 AM EDT W ilson Phillips' "Hold On" is reaching a new audience thanks to the film "Bridesmaids," 21 years after the song hit No. 1. It's one of the key tracks in the movie, whose 13-song Relativity Music Group soundtrack also boasts Blondie's "Rip Her to Shreds…

  14. Chris Brown Performs on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    March 30, 2011 8:03 AM EDT C hris Brown performed on Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars" without addressing his recent outburst on the set of the network's "Good Morning America." The singer, who last week trashed his dressing room after a "GMA" interview in which Robin…

  15. Aretha Franklin Says She's Lost 85 Pounds

    March 02, 2011 2:33 PM EST A retha Franklin says she's lost 85 pounds as part of an ongoing effort to drop weight. The legendary singer said in a taped interview that aired Wednesday on "The Wendy Williams Show" that she's been trying to shed pounds ever since looking at pictures of herself and…

  16. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson to Honor Aretha Franklin at Grammys

    February 09, 2011 12:00 PM EST A retha Franklin will receive a special tribute from an all-star lineup of female singers, including Christina Aguilera , Jennifer Hudson and Florence & the Machine 's Florence Welch, at the Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday (Feb. 13). Esperanza Spalding , a nominee for Best New…

  17. Aretha Franklin Begs Halle Berry to Reconsider Biopic Role

    January 26, 2011 11:06 AM EST Halle Berry has said she couldn't play Aretha Franklin in a biopic about her life because she can't "carry a tune." Not a problem for Franklin, who has said she wants the Oscar winner to portray her. Aretha Franklin 'Complete' Box Set Issued for 50th Anniversary …

  18. Aretha Franklin Says Her Health Is 'Superb'

    January 12, 2011 11:51 AM EST A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is "superb." Franklin called in to Wednesday's installment of "The Wendy Williams Show," telling the host she was relaxing at a casino hotel in her hometown and hopes to begin…

  19. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," Rick Miramontez, said producers met with…

  20. 50 Cent Pokes Fun At Ja Rule On Twitter, Ja Replies

    December 13, 2010 5:28 PM EST Cent isn't sympathetic towards his enemies, not even when they're about to hit the slammer. After reports surfaced this morning that Ja Rule was set to serve two years in jail following a gun bust, 50 took to twitter to share his sentiments. "Damn da homie jah rule gotta do…

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