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  1. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Sales Forecast Rises: 750,000-Plus Debut Likely

    March 20, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's new The 20/20 Experience album is selling at an extraordinary rate in the U.S. Industry sources are forecasting that the pop super star's set could sell as many as 750,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on ...

  2. Justin Timberlake Playing 'Fans Only' Show on Grammy Night

    February 01, 2013 6:39 PM EST Another day, another bit of news about the new Justin Timberlake album. Today, J.T. announced via Twitter that he'll be playing Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium Feb. 10 in promotion of new album  The 20/20 Experience . Tickets go on sale ...

  3. Britney Spears Confirms 'X Factor' Exit

    January 11, 2013 6:53 PM EST Britney Spears' "X Factor" exit is now official.   Responding to "sourced reports and speculation," the pop star's rep confirmed that Spears will not be back for season three. "Britney did decide, and is in fact ...

  4. Justin Timberlake 'Ready' to Return to Music

    January 11, 2013 3:50 PM EST Justin Timberlake is finally ready. The pop star-turned-actor-turned business mogul released a video message today teasing his first new music in years, but is waiting a few more days to offer more specifics. In the minute-long video, a camera fol ...

  5. Justin Timberlake to Release New Album Soon: Sources

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST Is Justin Timberlake about to release a new album? Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard that a cryptic tweet posted by the singer-actor late on Wednesday night -- which simply read: "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST... ...

  6. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  7. Britney Spears Named Highest-Earning Woman in Music in Forbes List

    December 12, 2012 2:01 PM EST Britney Spears, 31 years young and re-established as a household name after a few tumultuous years, has been named Forbes' highest-paid woman in music of the past year , earning $58 million. Spears' platinum-selling album Femme Fatale an ...

  8. will.i.am, Britney Spears 'Scream & Shout' On New Single

    November 16, 2012 5:50 PM EST Get ready to "Scream & Shout," courtesy of will.i.am and Britney Spears. The pair's new single will premiere on U.S. radio at 3 p.m. EST on Monday (Nov. 19). Three days later, on Thanksgiving night, its music video will debut du ...

  9. Christina Aguilera Lays Down 'Real Talk' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Billboard editorial director Bill Werde interviews Christina Aguilera Thursday. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Christina Aguilera's Keynote Q&A today (Oct. 25) at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference was as colorful as her tw ...

  10. Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift To Perform At American Music Awards

    October 24, 2012 12:22 PM EDT It'll be a little bit country and a little bit rock `n' roll onstage at next month's American Music Awards. Organizers announced Wednesday that Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park will perform at the 40th annual ceremony on No ...

  11. Morning Fix: 3BallMTY Win Big at Mexican Music Awards; Google's Priorities; David S. Ware RIP

    October 19, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters 3BALLMTY, GERARDO ORTIZ DOMINATE BILLBOARD MEXICAN MUSIC AWARDS: Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with ...

  12. Pink Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    September 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT After debuting more than 12 years ago on the Billboard 200, pop superstar P!nk gets her first No. 1 album this week as "The Truth About Love" debuts with 280,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the best debut sales week ...

  13. Justin Timberlake, Myspace Owners Discuss New Relaunch

    September 25, 2012 10:40 AM EDT It was over 450 days ago, June 2011, that Chris and Tim Vanderhook bought MySpace. Monday, in Los Angeles, they were joined by investor Justin Timberlake to unveil the new look for more than 800 company employees. The main point, as the trio reite ...

  14. Usher, Shakira to Join 'The Voice' for Spring Season

    September 17, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Usher and Shakira will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the spring season of NBC's "The Voice." Aguilera said in a statement that it was important for her to take season four off to concentrate on a tour that will fol ...

  15. Christina Aguilera to Deliver Keynote At Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    September 05, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will participate as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference presented by First Entertainment Credit Union and being held at the W Hotel in Hollywood Oct. 24 and 25. This will ...

  16. L.A. Reid's Battle to Sign Britney Spears

    August 08, 2012 9:06 AM EDT A battle for Britney Spears is brewing. The pop star's recording contract with the former Jive Records (now RCA, a division of Sony Music) has one album left, and among those courting the chart-topper are L.A. Reid, chairman of Sony's Ep ...

  17. David Zedeck Leaves CAA, Joins Live Nation

    July 23, 2012 6:47 PM EDT Music agent David Zedeck has left his position at Creative Artists Agency to join Live Nation as executive VP and president of global talent and artist development. Based in New York, Zedeck will work with Live Nation Global Touring CEO and chairm ...

  18. Christina Aguilera's New Single With Max Martin Expected for August Release (Source)

    July 03, 2012 12:00 PM EDT It's been two years and two seasons of "The Voice" since Christina Aguilera's last studio album, but new music from the veteran pop star may be arriving before summer's end. A source tells Billboard that Aguilera is workin ...

  19. Justin Timberlake Making Music Return with 'The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea' Score

    May 23, 2012 9:49 PM EDT Justin Timberlake is set to make music once again -- but don't look for a new album yet. The singer will compose the score, his first, for the film "The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea," according to The Hollywood Reporter . The New Orle ...

  20. 2012 Billboard Music Awards to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 18, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Music Awards co-executive producer Richard Beckman on the show's set in Las Vegas (Photo: Taylor Jones) Rihanna and Britney. Lil Wayne and Mary J. An eye-popping performance from an army of Beyonces. Last year, the return of the Bil ...

  21. Life After The Voice: The Future Plans For The Final Four

    May 09, 2012 1:01 PM EDT "It doesn't really matter who wins these things," said Carson Daly on the Red Carpet following the season two finale of The Voice as he discussed the future careers of the show's top four finalists. "We all know they all d ...

  22. Chart Moves: 'The Voice' Coaches' Albums Gain, Human Nature's 'Motown' Impact, Girls Generation Debuts

    May 03, 2012 6:27 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As we reported earlier, Jack White scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the arrival of his first solo set, Blunderbuss , with 138,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four new entries in ...

  23. Johnny Wright Teams With Yobi.tv For Unscripted Online Singing Competition

    January 18, 2012 12:00 PM EST Johnny Wright, the music manager who has helped shape the careers of pop icons Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers, will be teaming up with talent competition web site Yobi.tv to create a non-scripted singing competition, to b ...

  24. Morning Heds: Grammy Cuts, The End of the Blues, Kanye's G.O.O.D. Album

    December 29, 2011 8:25 AM EST Adele's '21' Aiming for 14th Week at No. 1, LMFAO Headed For First Top 10 Album Billboard.biz Adele's "21," the top selling release of 2011, is poised to make yet another return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week ...

  25. Web Trends: Listen To A New Lana Del Rey Song

    December 02, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 14. lady gaga marry the night video : Lady Gaga dropped her "Marry The Night" video 12. x factor results : People want to know the results of the X-Factor's elimination show Twitter Music Trends: #BestAlbumEver : Peop ...

  26. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga's 'Marry' Moves Up, Michael Jackson Misses With 'Immortal', Divas Duke It Out

    December 01, 2011 4:26 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the Ameri ...

  27. Billboard's 2011 Touring Conference and Awards Kicks Off

    November 09, 2011 5:07 PM EST Bill Werde, Editorial Director, Billboard. The 2011 Billboard Touring Conference kicked off its first morning with a pair of panels that brought together executives, touring managers and producers to talk about some of the current key issues facin ...

  28. Britney Spears Sets Mark for Longest Span of No. 1s on Billboard Mainstream Top 40

    September 12, 2011 5:07 PM EDT In a format known for its rapid-fire turnover and constant search for the big thing, Britney Spears' sustained success at mainstream top 40 radio has reached new heights. Spears claims the mark for the longest span of No. 1s on Billboard' ...

  29. Backbeat: Justin Timberlake Plays Surprise Show With FreeSol in NYC

    September 01, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Justin Timberlake performs with FreeSol at Souther Hospitality in New York, August 31, 2011 (Photo: Michael Stewart/WireImage) "I did a country song," Justin Timberlake said last night, addressing a rapt audience packed into his New York ...

  30. MTV VMAs: Thirteen Things You Did Not See on Television

    August 29, 2011 12:39 AM EDT Stay Classy: Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator who looked like he was about to cry while holding his MTV Moonman dissed Bruno Mars' music and called everyone in the press room "assholes." (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) A bak ...

  31. Backbeat: No I.D. Talks New VP Role at Def Jam; The-Dream Talks Britney @ ASCAP Pre-VMAs Party

    August 28, 2011 2:36 PM EDT Moving On Up: Producer No I.D. annouce he is now an executive VP of Def Jam at the ASCAP's Pre-VMAs bowling mixer at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. (Photo: Brian Dowling) The night was all about celebrating songwriters nominated for MTV Video Mus ...

  32. Justin Timberlake's Manager Says They're Mulling Talent Competition For Revamped Myspace

    July 03, 2011 10:17 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's longtime manager Johnny Wright said Friday (July 2) that a talent show or some other way of developing new artists will be core to the revamp of Myspace. The kernel of an idea is what has emerged from a frenzied two weeks ...

  33. Cassie Petrey: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Cassie Petrey CEO, Crowd Surf Back during Backstreet Boys' original pop reign in the '90s, Cassie Petrey showed her super-fandom by starting a 10,000-subscriber fanzine and following the act to far-off locales like Norway. But as she pre ...

  34. Cee Lo Green: 'The Voice' Judges Will Be Back for Season Two

    May 19, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Before NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" kicks off its finals phase and transitions to live broadcasts beginning June 7, Cee Lo Green tells Billboard.com that he and the other judges -- Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and ...

  35. Britney Spears Could Be Forced To Have Psychiatric Examination in Ex-Manager's Lawsuit

    May 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Spears' ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, is pursuing legal claims against the singer's mother, Lynne Spears, and wants Britney to give a deposition. Britney's parents, though, are resisting, saying that Britney is mentally incapable of testif ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Adele's '21' Sells A Million, Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also becomes the first to sell more than 1 million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, total sales for &q ...

  38. Nicki Minaj Confirms Talks To Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 08, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Nicki Minaj confirmed that she is in talks to join Britney Spears' forthcoming tour, as reported in Billboard.biz last week. MTV News spoke with Minaj befo ...

  39. Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Sources say that Nicki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour after Enrique Iglesias abrup ...

  40. Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 6:16 PM EDT All eyes are on Britney Spears, as the pop diva is poised to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with her new album, "Femme Fatale." Her seventh studio effort, released on Tuesday (March 29), is on course to top th ...

  41. Exclusive: Enrique Iglesias Pulls Out Of Britney Spears Tour

    March 29, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias has pulled out of the Britney Spears North American tour just hours after the tour was announced, sources tell Billboard.biz. Tour promoter Live Nation declined to comment; Billboard.biz will have more on this story as details eme ...

  42. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  43. Web Trends: Ellen Reveals Britney's New Songs, Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper (Watch)

    March 24, 2011 4:59 PM EDT The Blitzen Trapper Massacre from Brian Adrian Koch on Vimeo . Video: Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper Video: Ellen Reveals Britney Spears' New Songs Google Trends: There are no new music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Vide ...

  44. Christina Aguilera to Join Twitter for 'The Voice'

    March 15, 2011 8:50 PM EDT Christina Aguilera says she will finally start tweeting. Having famously avoided typing her thoughts in 140-character bits, Aguilera said Tuesday while promoting NBC's "The Voice" that she "will join Twitter in honor of the sho ...

  45. Blake Shelton Joins NBC's 'The Voice' As Judge

    March 07, 2011 4:00 PM EST Country singer Blake Shelton has been cast as the fourth judge and coach on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice." Shelton will be on a weekly panel with Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. Shelton is among countr ...

  46. Christina Aguilera Sued Over 'Ain't No Other Man' Sample

    March 07, 2011 1:40 PM EST In the latest instance of bad news for Christina Aguilera, a new lawsuit filed against Sony Music reportedly claims that the label hasn't paid for a sample used in the singer's Grammy-winning 2006 hit, "Ain't No Other Man." ...

  47. Christina Aguilera To Be Third Coach On NBC's 'The Voice'

    March 02, 2011 2:49 PM EST Christina Aguilera performs at the Super Bowl pregame show, February 6, 2011 (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Christina Aguilera will be the third coach on NBC's new singing competition series "The Voice," joining Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5& ...

  48. Britney Spears & Madonna: Social (50 Chart) Climbers; DMB & Boyce Avenue Have Top Debuts

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST While Justin Bieber continues to hold down the fort at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart , Britney Spears makes the largest positional leap up the tally, flying 21 spots to No. 22. No doubt the excitement stirred by last week's release of Spears&# ...

  49. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Rockets Onto Radio

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST After just two days, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" already ranks as the No. 17 most-played track at pop radio, according to Nielsen BDS. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album ranks at No. 17 in plays -- a ...

  50. Beyonce With $87 Million Dollars Is Highest Ranked Musician On Forbes Moneymakers List

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus may have commanded more headlines in 2010, but none of them banked as much money as Beyoncé over the past year, according to Forbes' list of Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners of 2010 . The R&B/p ...

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