1. 'Glee' Recap: Michael Jackson Tribute Was Bad (As in Good)

    February 01, 2012 8:30 AM EST More songs, more fantasy, less talking and less adults. These principles applied to the basic structure of "Glee" result in the best episodes of the franchise, and Michael Jackson hit all the notes. The adults stay out of it except in direct support of the kids, the emotional…

  2. Busta Rhymes Unleashes Over-The-Top 'Why Stop Now' Video

    January 30, 2012 5:50 PM EST Busta Rhymes is back. The veteran MC and newly signed Cash Money rapper has unveiled an over-the-top new video for "Why Stop Now," featuring Chris Brown and directed by Hype Williams. With his return, Busta ain't playin': the clip begins with a cloud of smoke rising behind…

  3. Kanye West Launches Twitter Rant About Fame, Fashion Line, & Creative Company

    January 05, 2012 9:55 AM EST But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. .... I just wanted to share what&…

  4. Grammy Nominations Concert: Things You Didn't See on TV

    December 01, 2011 10:05 AM EST You may think you saw it all on the Grammy Nominations Concert , but the nominees had more to share backstage. Here are four moments from behind the scenes. Bruno Mars' Big Night Bruno Mars couldn't wait to talk to reporters after notching his six nominations: the "Grenade"…

  5. 'Glee' Recap: The Kids Are Alright, But Those Adults ...

    November 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST We return from a brief holiday week hiatus to a "Glee" that stumbles as much as it shines, with two plotlines-worth of structure that make sense, and two that fall completely flat. It's a glass half empty or half full situation, and we'll try to look on the bright, gay…

  6. Drake Raps About 700,000 First-Week Sales Projection for 'Take Care' on AMAs

    November 22, 2011 4:45 PM EST It might have slipped by, but during Drake 's performance on the American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 20), the MC dropped in a lyrical reference to Billboard's prediction that his critically lauded second full-length, " Take Care," will debut with more than 700,000…

  7. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day," and here at Billboard we're…

  8. 'Glee' Virgins Lose It, Subtly, in 'First Time' Episode

    November 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST This week "Glee" goes all the way, with the storyline focused on two of the main couples (Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine) taking the next step in their relationships amid the pressures and insecurities of high school. It's a tricky task to translate that in the midst of a…

  9. Billy Idol On Motorcycle Accident: 'The Foot's Coming Along Great'

    November 08, 2011 2:45 PM EST Billy Idol is recovering from a recent foot operation to repair damage from a 2010 motorcycle accident, according to frequent Twitter updates. Tweeted the "Rebel Yell" singer early this morning (Nov. 8): "The foots coming along great, just getting thru it if ya know what i mean…

  10. Occupy Wall Street: When Music Stars Invade

    October 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Kanye showed up and said not a single word (after all, his sheer presence speaks for itself). Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Morello sang protest anthems with the people. Just this weekend, Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand swung by on their bikes. And from the looks of his Twitter…

  11. Kelly Clarkson Fights the Leak, Premieres 'Stronger'

    October 05, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson stayed ahead of the leakers by premiering new track "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" last night on her official website . The track, which partially shares its name with the title of her upcoming album, "Stronger," is a return to the feisty, rock-pop…

  12. South Park's 15 Most Memorable Music Moments

    October 05, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Hard to believe it, but Kenny, Cartman, Stan and the whole 'South Park' gang came into our lives 15 seasons ago (which fittingly makes them snarky teenagers now). To celebrate a decade and a half of brilliant, silly humor and the beginning of the new season tonight (Oct. 5), we'…

  13. Diddy Apologizes for 'Ignorant' Ciroc Incident

    October 04, 2011 11:13 AM EDT Diddy has taken to Twitter to apologize for a heated incident at an Atlanta club on Saturday night (Oct. 1) in which he verbally attacked an attendee and threw an ice cube at him. "I'm a child God and I should be better no matter what someone [sic] says to me," the rapper wrote…

  14. Ask Billboard: Who Has the Most Million-Selling Downloads?

    September 30, 2011 6:55 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. WHO HAS THE MOST…

  15. Shania Twain Testifies Against Stalker

    September 30, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Canadian country star Shania Twain testified Friday that she has compassion for a man accused of stalking her but remains concerned that he will continue to pursue her. Giovanni Palumbo has been charged with three counts of failure to comply with a court order and criminal harassment. He…

  16. Storm Hits Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium: At Least 3 Dead, 70 Injured

    August 18, 2011 4:35 PM EDT A wind and hail storm battered the famed Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, according to a medical response official. There is local news video of the storm's initial aftermath showing stage equipment dangling in high…

  17. Hoodie Allen Crowdsurfs His Way Through NYC Gig

    August 17, 2011 6:54 PM EDT Last night (Aug. 16), Hoodie Allen appeared before a near sold-out audience at New York's Webster Hall, and couldn't believe how many NYC fans he'd drawn. Hoodie Allen (real name: Steven Markowitz) first played the hall in October 2010 opening for fellow "frat-rap"…

  18. Madonna: A Ron Galella Photo Celebration

    August 16, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Famed veteran paparazzo Ron Galella has been shooting Madonna for more than 20 years, capturing her rise from pop starlet to superstar in the '80s and just about every one of her many reinventions ever since. To celebrate Madge's 53rd birthday today (Aug. 16), we're taking a…

  19. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 3

    August 14, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  20. Blink-182 Mixes New Cuts With Classics at Long Island Show

    August 08, 2011 3:38 PM EDT After kicking off the 2011 Honda Civic Tour on Friday in Holmdel, New Jersey, Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headed east for a two night-stint at the Jones Beach Theater in Long Island on Saturday (Aug. 6). The mostly adolescent crowd was presumably full of hormones, angst, Red Bull, and…

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