1. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Walks Down the Aisle, 'London Calling' Hits 'Rock Band'

    January 31, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Walks Down the Aisle at Miami Wedding Britney Spears attended a low-key wedding over the weekend -- but don't worry, this isn't Jason Alexander Pt. 2. Spears was a bridesmaid at the…

  2. Yoko Ono Honored At Billboard For Five Dance No. 1s

    January 19, 2011 4:12 PM EST The legendary Yoko Ono stopped by Billboard's New York offices on Dec. 15, to receive a plaque commemorating her fifth consecutive No. 1 song on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Ono looked decades younger than her 77 years, and displayed a sly sense of humor during her visit. "…

  3. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 11/27/10

    January 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST 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 !) @justinbieber : dear youtube...we started this journey and…

  4. Lennon's 'Abbey Road' Suit Sells for $46k in Auction

    January 03, 2011 8:56 AM EST The white two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album has been sold at auction in Connecticut for $46,000. The suit and other Beatles memorabilia were sold Saturday at the Braswell Galleries' annual New Year's Day auction to an…

  5. Yoko: John Lennon 'Would Have Loved' Lady Gaga, Facebook

    December 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST Y oko Ono believes that John Lennon "would love the way the world has changed," from its new pop superstars to the digital revolution, if he were still alive today. In a new interview with the U.K.'s Daily Mail , the veteran artist and peace activist speaks candidly about her…

  6. Yoko Ono: John Lennon Fans 'Are Keeping Him Alive with Their Love'

    December 08, 2010 3:05 PM EST On the eve of the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, Yoko Ono said fans are keeping her late husband "alive with their love" in a moving message posted on her website, ImaginePeace.com . "This year would have been the 70th birthday year for John if only he was here,…

  7. John Lennon Celebrated at New York's Strawberry Fields

    December 08, 2010 10:20 AM EST J ohn Lennon 's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's murder…

  8. John Lennon's 'I'm Only Sleeping' Lyrics Headed to Auction

    November 23, 2010 10:30 AM EST J ohn Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping" will go on sale next month, Bonhams auctioneers said on Tuesday. The lyrics, appearing on the back of a letter chasing payment for a radiophone bill, are expected to fetch 250-350,000 pounds ($400…

  9. Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper Toast Lennon's Legacy at Concert

    November 15, 2010 5:05 PM EST "I looked to Yoko [Ono] for how to carry oneself as a widow," Patti Smith told concertgoers Friday (Nov. 12) at the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute Concert at New York City's Beacon Theater, just before ripping into "Oh Yoko!" Ono was not at the performance, a benefit…

  10. Brandy Leads 'Dancing With The Stars' For Third Week

    November 02, 2010 1:14 PM EDT Brandy has put herself at the top of the leader board for the third week in a row on "Dancing With the Stars." Last night (Nov. 1) marked the 200th episode of the show and "DWTS" brought alls the stars, past and present, to celebrate the event, including Spice Girl Mel B ,…

  11. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 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. TWO TO 1 Hey Gary…

  12. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey May Soon Announce Pregnancy, LimeWire Shut Down

    October 27, 2010 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mariah Carey Coming Clean About Pregnancy? Mariah Carey may end her silence about her widely rumored pregnancy as early as tomorrow. The singer is reportedly making an announcement tomorrow on the "Today"…

  13. Sean Lennon Forms New Band with Girlfriend, Goes 'Acoustic'

    October 15, 2010 4:37 PM EDT S ean Lennon is excited about his new band, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, really. The only reason a yawn punctuates the end of every sentence is that he just got off a red-eye to Paris, and he has to go to rehearsal for a fashion party, and he's still recovering from a show he played…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: John Lennon, Taylor Swift, 'Glee'

    October 14, 2010 7:36 PM EDT LENNON LEGEND: Capitol Records' celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday Oct. 9 brings the party to both the Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Eight of Lennon's classic solo albums were remastered and reissued last week (Oct. 5), while a new…

  15. Documentary Screening Draws Lennon Fans to Central Park

    October 12, 2010 5:34 PM EDT J ohn Lennon's 70th birthday may have come and gone with quite the hullabaloo, but a rumored 20,000 New Yorkers spent the day celebrating the musician's legacy at Central Park. With a little help from the city of New York, Lennon fans enjoyed a free screening of the new American…

  16. POTW: Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, Nick Jonas, Paul McCartney

    October 08, 2010 2:17 PM EDT Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono shared a hug, Nick Jonas went on a health kick with Michelle Obama, Sir Paul McCartney snapped a pic with his mobile device, Rihanna hit the racks, Adam Lambert planted one on a friend, Kanye West and model Selita Ebanks held hands, Drake and Trey Songz smiled for the…

  17. John Lennon Cover Song Contest Winners

    October 08, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Few people can truly be called music icons, but the late John Lennon is more than that: he's the quintessential rock legend. What better way to honor one of the world's greatest musicians than to show how his music lives on? As part of our celebration of his 70th birthday on Oct. 9,…

  18. FBI Seizes John Lennon's Fingerprints in NYC

    October 07, 2010 12:57 PM EDT The FBI has seized a set of John Lennon's fingerprints from a Manhattan memorabilia shop. U.S. agents removed the item on Wednesday from the store, called Gotta Have It! Reimagining John Lennon: A Billboard Special Feature The New York Times says the signed fingerprint card was made at a…

  19. Win New John Lennon Reissues And More

    October 05, 2010 2:53 PM EDT Want to win a package of John Lennon reissues, a set of t-shirts like the ones Lennon wore, or a John Lennon Box of Vision memborabilia set and cd holder? We're giving away brand new reissues of eight Lennon solo albums plus the new "Power To The People" CD/DVD compilation to…

  20. Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga Perform Together for Plastic Ono Band Tribute

    October 04, 2010 3:55 PM EDT Beatlemania is even more rampant than usual this week with John Lennon 's 70th birthday looming on Saturday. Yoko Ono amplified anticipation this weekend when she headlined "We Are Plastic Ono Band" tribute shows Oct. 1-2 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, sharing the…

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