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  1. Aussie Teen King Cody Simpson Ready To Go 'Coast to Coast' in the U.S.

    September 23, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Although he's frequently compared to Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson is ready to prove there's room under the spotlight for more than one teen king. The 14-year-old Australian sensation arrived on the scene in 2009 when producer Shawn Camp ...

  2. Rolling Stones, Emienm, Lady Gaga Join Bob Marley Save the Children Campaign to Aid East Africa

    August 18, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Eminem and dozens of other popular musicians are supporting Save the Children's social networking campaign, "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend" to provide food, water and medicine to East African nations i ...

  3. Chris Hicks, Jonathan McHugh Among Departures From Island Def Jam Last Week

    August 15, 2011 2:34 PM EDT Executive Vice President Chris Hicks and Senior VP of Film, TV and Soundtracks Jonathan McHugh left Island Def Jam late last week, and about 20 staffers were laid off from the company on Friday, sources tell Billboard.biz. Hicks resigned from his ...

  4. Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber WIn Big at Teen Choice Awards

    August 08, 2011 8:27 AM EDT Selena Gomez conjured five wins at the Teen Choice Awards - one more than boyfriend Justin Bieber. The star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was selected as choice TV actress, female hottie and music group with her band The Scene. Gomez and ...

  5. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:45 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 millio ...

  6. Selena Gomez Dumps Justin Bieber...From No. 1 Spot on Social 50

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Until this week, only four acts had ruled the still-young Social 50 chart: Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. But now, we have a new No. 1 artist: Selena Gomez. And, in an ironic twist, Gomez takes the crown by bumping her ...

  7. Cody Simpson Debuts on Social 50 Thx to YouTube; Myspace Hijack Launches Girl Talk

    June 24, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson enters the Social 50 chart at No. 32-for the first time-thanks to the premier of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (20 ...

  8. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Win at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2011 9:00 AM EDT A green-haired Lady Gaga did not go home green with envy at last night's 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards. The Queen of Pop and Mother of Monsters won International Video of the Year for "Judas" and UR Fave International Video for " ...

  9. U2, Bon Jovi Lead Forbes List of 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

    June 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Touring is the clearest way to millions in the music business these days, as Forbes' new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians shows. U2 leads the pack with $195 million, due in no small part to their record-breaking "360" tour, whi ...

  10. Fleet Foxes Make Social 50 Debut; Selena Gomez and LMFAO Rise

    May 26, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Fleet Foxes make their debut on the Social 50 chart, arriving at No. 48. The Seattle-based folk rock group made impressive gains on Facebook (40%) and Twitter (78%), with a weekly total gain of 16,000 fans and 2,100 followers, respectively. In sup ...

  11. Justin Bieber Launches Women's Fragrance (Watch)

    May 24, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Fresh off a seven-statue win at the Billboard Music Awards , pop prince Justin Bieber's ever-growing branding empire is gearing up to cover new territory: women's frangrance. On June 20, Bieber, in conjunction with Give Back Brands (a co ...

  12. Billboard Music Awards: No. 1 With Prime Ratings Audience

    May 23, 2011 5:43 PM EDT Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards -- which featured performances from Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Keith Urban and many more -- drew its biggest audience since 2003 and improved on 2006's numbers, the last year the show was stag ...

  13. 2011 Billboard Music Awards: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    May 23, 2011 12:24 PM EDT If you were one of the millions watching the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, you witnessed a star-studded night full surprise performances (Britney Spears!) emotional tributes ( Beyonce and Neil Diamond ), A-list collaborations (Mary J. Blige with Li ...

  14. Ken Jeong, Joe Jonas, Matthew Morrison, More Rock Billboard's Awards After-Party -- Check Out Photos!

    May 23, 2011 10:44 AM EDT The Dope MC: Ken Jeong, the Billboard Music Awards Master of Ceremonies, called the night "a great career highlight."(Photo: Tiffany Brown) Revved up by three hours of standing-ovation performances , 2011 Billboard Music Awards attendees ...

  15. Britney Spears, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Many More Light Up 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 23, 2011 12:40 AM EDT From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyonce receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards w ...

  16. Justin Bieber, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and veteran rap star Eminem dominated the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six awards. For second place there was a six-way tie between Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & ...

  17. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 6:12 PM EDT B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among t ...

  18. 5 Things to Watch at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2011 7:24 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show is co-executive-produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media (parent company of Billboard), and Don Misch ...

  19. Avenged Sevenfold, LMFAO, Christina Grimmie Buzzing Up the Social 50

    May 19, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Last week, Avenged Sevenfold re-entered the Social 50 at No. 44 but now with the premiere of the band's video for "So Far Away" -- the third single off the album "Nightmare" -- on May 10, the group rises 44-37 (595,000 You ...

  20. Lady Gaga Is First Person to Reach 10 Million Twitter Followers

    May 16, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Lady Gaga ( @ladygaga ) gained her 10 millionth Twitter follower on Saturday. The singer announced the milestone that day on Twitter . "10MillionMonsters! I'm speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling,& ...

  21. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 13, 2011 6:58 AM EDT Lady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way& ...

  22. Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Far*East Movement, OneRepublic Added to Billboard Music Awards Performers

    May 12, 2011 6:35 PM EDT K e$ha , Far*East Movement , OneRepublic , Ryan Tedder and Ne-Yo are the newest additions to the stellar lineup of performers for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on ABC next Sunday (May 22) 8-11pm ET/PT, from the MGM Grand Garden A ...

  23. Australian Teen Charged For Egging Justin Bieber During Concert

    May 05, 2011 8:11 AM EDT Australian officials have charged a teenager with breaking into a Justin Bieber concert and throwing eggs at the Canadian pop star. The 17-year-old appeared in a Sydney Children's Court on Thursday and was charged with breaking and entering, ...

  24. 'Songs for Japan' Album Raises $5 Million for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

    May 04, 2011 10:46 AM EDT A charity album featuring hits from the likes of Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan and Madonna has raised $5 million for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the record labels involved said on Wednesday. The album "Songs For Japan," a ...

  25. Foo Fighters Raise $1 Million For Charity; Justin Bieber Egged: Australia Touring Bits

    May 03, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The Foo Fighters rocked out for a good cause when they recently played fundraisers for victims of the Australian floods and New Zealand earthquakes. Now, the concert promoters have announced those two March shows raised upwards of $1 million Micha ...

  26. Beyonce Blows Up Social 50 Chart, Rebecca Black Waves Bye-Bye

    April 28, 2011 12:43 PM EDT Skyrocketing 25-14 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, Beyoncé rallies to a new chart high with a 334% burst in new week-over-week plays on monitored social networks and 142% boost in views. The jump is owed to attention gained from her new singl ...

  27. Rihanna Rallies Up Billboard's Social 50

    April 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT Rihanna basks in the glow of the social buzz generated by the release of the "Rih-mix" to her just-crowned Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "S&M," as she flies 11-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The diva had temporaril ...

  28. Usher Moves to WME From CAA

    April 20, 2011 8:01 PM EDT Singer-actor Usher Raymond has signed with WME in all areas. He was previously represented by CAA. The seven-time Grammy winner's self-titled debut came out in 1994 and he has released six albums since then, including two in 2010: Raymond v. ...

  29. Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 13, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber lead the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which were announced Wednesday morning (Apr. 13) at a press conference in Las Vegas. Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award ...

  30. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Tops 100 Million YouTube Views

    April 13, 2011 10:26 AM EDT Just hours after passing the 99-million-view mark late Tuesday night, Rebecca Black's video for "Friday" surpassed the 100 million views at YouTube Wednesday morning, making it one of 43 videos to have done so. The low-budget, indep ...

  31. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Set To Hit 100 Million YouTube Views

    April 13, 2011 5:59 AM EDT Rebecca Black's video for "Friday" reached 99 million views at YouTube late Tuesday night. If it continues on its recent pace, the video should pass the 100 million threshold Wednesday. "Friday" ranks as YouTube's 43r ...

  32. Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Angry Birds Among Webby Awards Nominees

    April 12, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Pop sensation Justin Bieber, Grammy Award winner Arcade Fire and the Angry Birds mobile game are among the nominees for the Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web content. Bieber was nominated for the video "Justin Bieber Takes ...

  33. Rebecca Black Still Has Social (50) Status

    March 31, 2011 12:29 PM EDT Rebecca Black and her out-of-nowhere viral hit "Friday" continue to make waves on Billboard's charts this week. While Black herself slides 9-12 on the Social 50 tally -- the single rises 57-38 on the Digital Songs chart with 50,000 ...

  34. Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win at Canada's Junos, But Not Drake

    March 28, 2011 7:45 AM EDT As expected after their Grammy win and banner year, Arcade Fire took home the most Juno Awards in Toronto over the weekend, in part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the Canadian awards show that included Shania Twain, Neil Young and many other ...

  35. Rebecca Black Scores Highest Debut Ever on Social 50 Chart

    March 24, 2011 11:41 AM EDT The Social 50 chart welcomes its highest debut ever, as Rebecca Black arrives at No. 9 thanks to the enormous social media buzz she's generated over the past week. In short order, her much-maligned "Friday" clip went from over 2 mil ...

  36. Rise Against Debuts At No. 2, Adele's '21' Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" returns to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," dow ...

  37. Pitbull, Jamie Lynn Noon Heat Up Social 50 Chart

    March 17, 2011 12:14 PM EDT While Lady Gaga continues to hold court atop the Social 50, Jamie Lynn Noon hits the top 10 and Pitbull charges 20-12 to a new peak. Popular YouTube act Noon rises 12-8 -- visiting the top 10 for the first time. She continues to be a phenom on MyS ...

  38. Read: L.A. Reid's Farewell Letter To The Island Def Jam Staff

    March 17, 2011 11:21 AM EDT In the wake of yesterday's news that Antonio "L.A." Reid will be leaving his post at Island Def Jam to become a judge on Simon Cowell's "X Factor" (and possibly to join his old boss Doug Morris at Sony), Billboard.biz ...

  39. Lady Gaga Donates Wristband Proceeds to Japan Relief Efforts

    March 14, 2011 11:07 AM EDT In response to the devastating tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan on Friday (Mar. 11), Lady Gaga has designed a "Japan Prayer Bracelet," with all proceeds for the wristband going to relief efforts. The pop star posted the announcement ...

  40. Jennifer Lopez Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    March 10, 2011 11:03 AM EST Lady Gaga reclaims the crown on the Social 50 this week, bumping Justin Bieber back down to No. 2, while Chris Brown makes a handsome jump up the tally and Jennifer Lopez debuts. Gaga posted a 15% jump in new weekly Twitter followers while she als ...

  41. Grammy Critic Steve Stoute, Grammy Chief Neil Portnow Issue Joint Statement Pledging To Help Awards 'Evolve'

    March 03, 2011 5:43 PM EST Nearly two weeks after longtime marketing and music executive Steve Stoute took out a full-page ad in the New York Times criticizing the Grammy Awards for a "show [that] has become a series of hypocrisies and contradictions," he and Neil ...

  42. Adele Rallies on Social 50; Bieber Still No. 1

    March 03, 2011 11:50 AM EST While most of the Social 50 chart is rather sleepy this week -- there are
only four re-entries and zero debuts -- the most exciting news comes from the woman who just debuted at No. 1 the Billboard 200 albums chart: Adele. She vaults 37-23 on ...

  43. Adele's '21' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With 352,000 Sales

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "21," selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest-charting album -- and also the ...

  44. Justin Bieber Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Never Say Never' Remixes

    February 23, 2011 11:00 AM EST Justin Bieber notches his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Never Say Never: The Remixes" opening in the top slot with 165,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first topper came with "My World 2.0," ...

  45. Web Trends: Amazing Mexican Axl Rose Impression, Cults' Video For 'Go Outside,' Phish Announce Summer Tour

    February 22, 2011 3:30 PM EST Google Trends: 2. Phish The acclaimed rock 'n' roll band has announced their highly-anticipated summer tour through their website. The band will play 18 dates between May 27 and June 19. Ticket details are also available through the band ...

  46. Grammys, NARAS Slammed By Marketing Exec Steve Stoute In Open Letter

    February 20, 2011 6:33 PM EST Longtime marketing/music exec and hip-hop insider Steve Stoute slammed the Grammys in a full page advertisement appearing in the Styles section of Sunday's New York Times. In it, he criticizes the Grammys, the show's parent organization ...

  47. Biz Matters: The Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO

    February 15, 2011 4:05 PM EST The Great Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO -- Headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has filed for an initial public offering , signaling a strong belief in the increasingly crowded high-end headphone market. The company says it plans on ...

  48. Glee Cast, John Legend, Train Rock Sony Grammy Afterparty

    February 15, 2011 3:55 PM EST Sony Music's post-Grammy party Sunday at the Beverly Hills Hotel featured a cavalcade of stars from the associated labels, Hollywood and beyond. Three-time Grammy winner John Legend, who won statuettes for Best Traditional R&B vocal, Best ...

  49. Exclusive: Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Expanded Version To Be Released In Theaters March 4

    February 14, 2011 9:43 PM EST A second version of the Justin Bieber movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 4 that will include 20 pieces of music not in the current edition of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," sources tell Billboard. Following the pat ...

  50. Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This Year? Arcade Fire? Cee-Lo? Mumford & Sons?

    February 14, 2011 4:17 PM EST While retailers are happy that last night's highly rated Grammy Awards broadcast should fuel sales and agree at least that some of those artists will be beneficiaries of the show's broadcast, they say it is unlikely the show will produce ...

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