1. 'X Factor' Judges: 10 Picks to Replace Paula & Nicole

    February 04, 2012 10:00 AM EST With two empty seats to fill at the "X Factor" judges table, we thought we would help Simon Cowell by providing a few suggestions about who should fill those seats. 'X Factor' Weeks Away From New Judges Rather than just pulling a list of random, unrealistic names out of…

  2. Madonna Releases 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Video & Single

    February 03, 2012 9:10 AM EST Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. Co-Star in the Football-Themed Clip Madonna 's finally giving all her "Luvin" to her fans. Track Review: Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' "Give Me All Your Luvin'," the long-waited first single from Madonna's…

  3. Britney Spears, Alicia Keys Joining Will.i.am on '#willpower'

    January 30, 2012 6:19 PM EST Will.i.am 's "#willpower" will have some serious star power. In addition to Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger , who join the Black Eyed Peas frontman on lead single "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," Will.i.am told Capital FM that musicians including Britney Spears , LMFAO ,…

  4. LMFAO To Join Madonna at Super Bowl, Says Will.i.am

    January 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST During the Super Bowl XLV halftime show last February, Will.i.am and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas brought out special guests like Usher and Slash to pump up their pop anthems. One year later, Will.i.am has taken it upon himself to reveal one of the performers expected to spice up Madonna &…

  5. Swizz Beatz Likely Not CEO of Megaupload

    January 20, 2012 3:02 PM EST Multi-talented producer and rapper Swizz Beatz is a man of many business ventures - he's designed cars for Lotus and shoes for Reebok, and served as a professor at NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music -- but it is his purported role as CEO of the recently-busted Megaupload…

  6. Megaupload Shut Down by U.S. Prosecutors; Kim Dotcom, Three Others Arrested

    January 19, 2012 3:55 PM EST MegaUpload, one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, was shut down Thursday (Jan. 19), and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said. An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500…

  7. The 8 Coolest Things at CES For Music Fans

    January 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV announcement and Justin Bieber helping Tosy Robotics pitch a new dancing robot, to DJ sets from Will.i.am and Tiesto. From…

  8. Will.i.am Blasts Off with 'T.H.E.' Video

    December 12, 2011 8:43 PM EST Will.i.am. is shooting for the stars with his video for "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)." He premiered the video for the solo single on his Google+ page early Monday morning, The J. Lo and Mick Jagger-assisted video features the rapper-producer on a vehicular adventure, upgrading from…

  9. Black Eyed Peas Talk Taking Break, Not Breaking Up

    November 22, 2011 8:13 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas will be back -- after some time off, the group said in a round of interviews this week. The quartet "always have two cycles of records and then we take a break," band leader will.i.am said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in an interview to air Wednesday.…

  10. Black Eyed Peas 'Floored' By Video Game

    November 22, 2011 2:30 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas are feeling good about their new video game, "The Black Eyed Peas Experience." Released Nov. 8 in North America for Wii and Xbox360, "Experience" allows gamers to interactively dance alongside 30 different BEP songs, including hits like "Boom Boom…

  11. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New York City next month. Her charity, called…

  12. Hooked: Will.I.Am's Picks for Most Stylish in Music & Rihanna Goes Platinum

    October 03, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Will.I.Am Goes Gangster on The Hook I caught up with will.i.am after the Black Eyed Peas performed in NYC Friday night at Pacha and chatted about his unique and dapper style. What key items does he include in his look?…

  13. Black Eyed Peas Make It Rain, Raise $4M in Huge Outdoor Concert

    October 01, 2011 8:24 PM EDT After thousands of disappointed fans were forced to leave Central Park in NYC back in June for threat of dangerous weather, the Black Eyed Peas returned in full force to rock a crowd of 60,000 on the Great Lawn Friday night (Sept. 30). It was a "good good night" for a free outdoor…

  14. Black Eyed Peas to Play at Michael Jackson Tribute

    September 23, 2011 3:30 PM EDT The Black Eyed Peas will perform at next month's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. They'll join Christina Aguilera , Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green at the "Michael Forever" show. Frontman Will.i.am -- who worked with Jackson before the pop star's death in…

  15. Girl Talk On Morgan Spurlock's 'A Day In The Life' Series: Exclusive Preview

    September 06, 2011 9:13 PM EDT How does Girl Talk prepare to unleash his epic mixing skills live? He heads for the food supplies aisle at the supermarket. In this exclusive preview of the Sept. 7 episode of Morgan Spurlock's "A Day In The Life" series, the DJ also known as Gregg Gillis tells Oscar-nominated…

  16. David Guetta: Inside His Latest Hit Parade, 'Nothing But the Beat'

    August 15, 2011 11:30 AM EDT He's an international networker whose musical openness and megawatt personality have made him a magnet for established artists seeking a brand-new sound. He's the studio savant who parlayed that trust and collaboration into career--defining anthems, in the process redefining the…

  17. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder on Drake's Album, 'London Calling' in Olympic Ads

    August 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Stevie Wonder On Drake's Upcoming Album Drake revealed that Stevie Wonder will be on his upcoming fall release, "Take Care," scheduled for October 24. "Stevie Wonder is a very close friend of…

  18. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the first single. The Idol alumnus told the…

  19. Natalia Kills on Will.i.am, Bill Clinton, Her 'F--k You Pop' Music

    July 13, 2011 9:30 AM EDT In a Gaga -run world, it only makes sense that more variations of interesting, moody pop has finally begun to get its due. At the head of the pack is Natalia Kills , who has already reached some success with "Mirrors," her Akon -produced single that peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard…

  20. Billboard Bits: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Reteam for CMA Awards

    July 11, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Co-Hosting CMA Awards for Fourth Time Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be back together again in November. They've been picked to host the Country Music Association Awards…

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