Britney Spears

  1. Britney Spears Tour May Head To Australia

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears may take her "Circus" act down under. Attorneys for the pop singer and Spears' father and conservator, James Spears, discussed the idea of expanding her current "Circus" tour to include dates in Australia an ...

  2. Pink, Katy Perry, Britney Win At Aussie MTV Awards

    March 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. pop artists took out a clutch of trophies at the Vodafone MTV Australia Awards 2009 on Friday night in Sydney, where Pink, Katy Perry and Britney Spears were among the main winners. For the three categories which recognize viewers' favor ...

  3. Spears Returns In First Concert Tour In Five Years

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dressed as a sexy ringmaster and directing a colorful cast that included jugglers, acrobats and martial arts dancers, Britney Spears delivered a tightly choreographed, if perfunctory performance Tuesday night (March 3) as she kicked off her first ...

  4. Britney's Dad Testifies For Restraining Order

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears testified for nearly 90 minutes about why he felt a long-term restraining order should be issued against three people, including the singer's former manager and an ex-boyfriend. Jamie Spears was the fi ...

  5. RCA Signs Kesha

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST RCA has signed 21-year-old singer Kesha, the Nashville native featured in Flo Rida's current single, "Right Round." Kesha was signed to the label through producer Dr. Luke, who co-wrote and produced "Right Round," and has ...

  6. MTV Australia Awards Show Confirmed

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Vodafone MTV Australia Awards will be held March 27 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on the city's Darling Harbour. Big-game U.S.-based MTV producer Alex Coletti will take the helm of this year's show, heading up a prod ...

  7. Spears' Former Manager Files Libel Suit

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' former manager and friend Osama "Sam" Lutfi has filed a lawsuit against the singer and her parents for libel and defamation. Lutfi filed his claim today (Feb. 3) in Los Angeles Superior Court, just three days after a ...

  8. Super Bowl Ads: Ten Top Spots That Connected Brands With Bands

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard went through all the Super Bowl ads of the past 10 years to find the spots that connected music and brands in ads that were exceptional. Budweiser "Gonna Fly Now" 2008 Part of Rocky's long-standing grip on pop culture can ...

  9. Kelly Clarkson Songwriter In Awe About Making Chart History

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Last summer, singer/songwriter Claude Kelly told Billboard.com he hoped to work with Kelly Clarkson in the future. Six months later, not only has he penned the pop singer's latest single , "My Life Would Suck Without You," off her u ...

  10. Parents TV Council Protests Britney Song

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Parents Television Council is warning parents and radio stations not to broadcast Britney Spears' "If U Seek Amy" because the organization believes it "would violate the broadcast indecency law" if aired between 6 a.m. ...

  11. AC/DC Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST AC/DC returns to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as Britney Spears secures a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Womanizer" (Jive/Sony BMG). "Bla ...

  12. Britney Scores Euro Chart Double

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' impressive sales week spreads across Europe, as she follows the No. 1 debut of "Circus" on The Billboard 200 by racing 41-1 with the set on European Top 100 Albums and 7-1 with lead track "Womanizer" on Eur ...

  13. Britney's 'Circus' Debuts Atop Album Chart

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Britney Spears' "Circus" makes a big bow at the top of The Billboard 200, becoming her fifth No. 1. The Jive set moved 505,000 copies in the United States, making Spears the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have ...

  14. Britney Album On Target For No. 1 Debut

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' "Circus" remains on track to debut at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200, based on sales data reported to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart through the close of business yesterday (Dec. 4). Unweighted sale ...

  15. Britney's 'Circus' On Track To Top Album Chart

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' sixth studio album, "Circus," is on track to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week, as the Jive set will lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart when it is released later today (Dec. 3). Unweighted first ...

  16. Take That Scores Huge Opening Day Sale

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That's new album "The Circus" (Polydor) has achieved the biggest opening day sale of the year so far, with 133,000 copies sold across the U.K. on Dec. 1 according to the Official Charts Co. The set from the grown-u ...

  17. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  18. Zavvi Misses Out On Take That, Britney

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Continuing problems with distributor EUK meant that U.K. entertainment retailer Zavvi did not have stock of major new albums by Britney Spears and Take That on the day both sets were released. As previously reported , EUK is in administration but ...

  19. Britney Confirms U.K. Shows

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has confirmed two dates at the O2 arena in London on June 3 and 4. Fans can register on her official Web site to buy tickets 24 hours before the Dec. 5 on-sale date. AEG Live is the promoter for the shows at the O2, which has a maxi ...

  20. Britney Spears' 'Circus' Act Caught On Web

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST One week ahead of its release in stores, "Circus," the new album from Britney Spears has been posted on the Web at imeem.com where fans can listen to it for free. The album features 13 tracks by the pop star, including the now familiar & ...

  21. The Countdown Winds Down For MTV's 'TRL'

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carson Daly chatted with Eminem, Beyonce gave a show-stopping performance, girls shrieked at the sight of Justin Timberlake and hundreds of fans lined up outside in Times Square for a glimpse at superstars. For few hours, it seemed like old times ...

  22. Superstars Sign On For 'TRL' Finale

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in pop music will be on hand Sunday (Nov. 16) for the final episode of MTV's "Total Request Live," including Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Nelly in a one-off performance. Other performances will be turned in by ...

  23. Britney, Justin Join Madonna In Los Angeles

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna had a little help from some friends at the Los Angeles stop of her Sticky and Sweet tour last night (Nov. 6) at Dodger Stadium, as both Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake turned up as surprise guest stars. The former wowed the crowd duri ...

  24. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards held at Liverpool Echo Arena in the U.K., while the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama’s election victory. Britney Spears sent a video acceptance for ...

  25. Britney, Justin To Play With Madonna In L.A.?

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna will get a lift from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at her show tonight (Nov. 6) at Los Angeles' Dodgers Stadium, according to KIIS-FM personality Ryan Seacrest. Spears and Timberlake have rarely been in the same place, much les ...

  26. Britney Film To Air On U.K. Channel Sky 1

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital satellite channel Sky 1 has secured exclusive U.K. broadcast rights to the Britney Spears special, "Britney: For The Record." The 90-minute film will follow the singer as she records and promotes her new album, "Circus" ...

  27. Spears Scores Record-Setting Hot 100 Jump

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Another week, another record-breaking jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Britney Spears makes a near-maximum 96-1 rise with "Womanizer," returning to the top of the list for the first time since her debut single "...Baby One Mo ...

  28. Britney To Tour Next Spring

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will begin a tour next spring, produced by AEG Live. Sources say the trek will likely be international in scope, as were recent AEG Live-produced outings by Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake. Spears last toured in 2004, grossing more t ...

  29. Beyonce To Perform AT MTV EMAs in Liverpool

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool at the Echo Arena on Nov. 6. The city is 2008 European Capital of Culture. Finalists in seven of the 11 awards categories have also been confirmed. Britney Spears, Coldplay and Duffy ...

  30. MTV's 'TRL' Winding Down After 10 Years

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's time to start the countdown clock on MTV's countdown era. "Total Request Live" will soon leave the air after 10 years. Dave Sirulnick, executive producer of "TRL," said Monday that the music video countdown show ...

  31. Britney Makes December Date For 'Circus'

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off winning three top awards at last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears has confirmed she will release a new album before year's end. "Circus" is due Dec. 2 via Jive; the first single is "Womanizer,&quo ...

  32. Kenny Lattimore Makes Verve Debut

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Lattimore, best known for his top 10 R&B hit "For You," returns Sept. 9 with his first solo album in seven years. "Timeless" marks Lattimore's debut album under a new pact with Verve Records. Its 11 tracks find t ...

  33. Britney Bounces Back With Three VMA Wins

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music Awards in a major way tonight (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles, getting the last laugh after a disastrous 2007 appearance by winning the first three awards of her career: female video, pop video and video of ...

  34. Manager: No Britney At VMAs This Year

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears won't perform on this year's MTV Video Music Awards, according to her manager. "Contrary to media reports, Britney was never slated to perform on this year's VMAs," manager Larry Rudolph said in a statement. ...

  35. Britney Spending Summer In The Studio

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is "spending her summer in the recording studio" to work on her next album, according to a statement from Jive Records and the artist's manager, Larry Rudolph. Spears is said to be working "with a team of top-not ...

  36. Coldplay Bow At No. 1 On Huge Opening Sales

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of The Billboard 200, as the new Nielsen SoundScan reports show the band leading U.S. album sales with an opening week of more than 700,000 copies. The British alternative rock group's tall num ...

  37. Timbaland Delivers Tirade At Party

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST People Magazine's pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash when the superproducer and rapper delivered a foul-mouthed tirade against the magazine because some of his friends were apparently left outside the venue. With ...

  38. Spears Taken In Ambulance After Standoff

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The troubled life of Britney Spears added a new chapter when the intoxicated pop star was whisked away in an ambulance after police were called to her house to help end a nearly three-hour custody standoff involving her young sons. The 26-year-old ...

  39. Louis Vuitton Wins Spears Video Lawsuit

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton has won a lawsuit that alleged a Britney Spears music video violated counterfeiting laws by showcasing a pink Vuitton-upholstered dashboard. A Paris civil court ordered Sony BMG and MTV Online to stop broadcasting ...

  40. Eagles Land On European Chart Summit

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seven days after being trumped by Britney Spears' "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba), the Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) takes control of European Top 100 Albums, moving 2-1 as Spears crashes to No. 8. The Eagles' ...

  41. Britney Spearheads Hot Euro Chart Return

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' comeback album "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba) has lit up the European Top 100 Albums Chart, holding off new sets from the returning Eagles and Eros Ramazzotti to soar to the No. 1 slot. "Blackout" benefits from a ...

  42. Jive Shoots For Fourth No. 1 In 2007

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barry Weiss and Jive Records are on a roll this year. It looks like Britney Spears "Blackout" album will debut at the top of The Billboard 200 next week, making it the fourth Jive album to hit No. 1 in 2007. Already, R. Kelly's &quo ...

  43. Eagles May Have Week's Best Seller

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If Wal-Mart chooses to report sales of its exclusive Eagles album, the veteran band could surpass Britney Spears next week on Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums, according to Eagles manager Irving Azoff. Spears' "Blackout," h ...

  44. Britney Poised For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears looks to have a clear path to top The Billboard 200. First-day sales from the eight chains that report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts put Spears' Jive/Zomba release "Blackout" at 124,000 on the report rel ...

  45. Zomba Sues Blogger Over Britney Leaks

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Zomba sued PerezHilton.com for copyright infringement on Thursday, saying the gossip Web site illegally posted recordings by pop singer Britney Spears. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Thursday, accused the Web site and its pr ...

  46. 'More' Scores For Britney On Digital, Hot 100 Charts

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of another trying week in Britney Spears' personal life, she receives some positive professional news as "Gimme More" opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs with 179,000 downloads and soars 68-3 on the B ...

  47. Britney Spears Parts Ways With Manager

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has parted ways with her manager, the Firm's Jeff Kwatinetz, after little more than a month of working with him. "It saddens us to confirm media reports that we have terminated our professional relationship with Britney Sp ...

  48. New Britney Single A Quick Hit At Top 40 Radio

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears may have drawn criticism for her seemingly lethargic performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, but her new single, "Gimme More," is racing up the charts at top 40 radio. The cut posted the most increased plays on R&R& ...

  49. Spears Kicks Off MTV VMAs With New Song

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears kicked off the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Sept. 9) in Las Vegas with a performance of her new song, "Gimme More," decked out in a sparkly bra and briefs, with knee-high black boots. It was the embattled Spears� ...

  50. Britney Confirms VMA Performance, Mobile Deal

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has made good on weeks of speculation by confirming she will open the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (Sept. 9). Spears will perform her new song "Gimme More" as well as the yet-to-be-unveiled "Cry& ...

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