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  1. Bieber-Mania Sparks Search for the Next Teen Sensation

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT What does 16-year-old Justin Bieber share in common with musical icons Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana and Britney Spears? They all, at one time or another, have inspired record company A&R executives en masse to aggressively sign up art ...

  2. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Janet Jackson, Greyson Chance, Gorillaz and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. 50 Cent Weight Loss Pictures Rapper 50 Cent lost a shocking 50 pounds as part of his role as a cancer patient in "Things Fall Apart." 15. Janet Jackson on American Idol Janet Jackson, Joe Cocke ...

  3. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Lee DeWyze, Justin Bieber and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 3. Lee DeWyze Hallelujah Video 20. Lee DeWyze Simple Man Lee performed "Simple Man" as well as Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at the request of Simon Cowell on last night's top ...

  4. AC/DC Tops Euro Chart For Third Week

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC holds off new entries to the European Albums top ten by Diana Vickers, Mark Medlock and the Deftones to start a third week at No. 1 with the "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Stromae 's "Alors O ...

  5. Web Trends: Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Trent Reznor and More

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Miley Cyrus Lap Dance Video A video allegedly of a 16-year-old Miley Cyrus dancing with 44-year-old openly gay film producer Adam Shankman at a wrap party last summer is stirring some controversy after it was leaked on ...

  6. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert, David Guetta, Judas Priest and More

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 2. Miley Cyrus Lap Dance A video allegedly of a 16-year-old Miley Cyrus dancing with 44-year-old openly gay film producer Adam Shankman at a wrap party last summer is stirring some controversy after it was ...

  7. Web Trends: Drake, Jay Z, Rihanna and More

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 19. Drake Find Your Love Official Video The music video for Drake’s “Find Your Love” premiered on MTV and his October’s Very Own blog at midnight last night. "Find Your Love" is the second single off the rapper& ...

  8. Web Trends: Twitter Hacked, Lena Horne, Ke$ha and More

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Twitter Hacked Twitter was alledgedly hacked earlier today by a Turkish heavy metal fan who discovered that typing "accept" followed by any username would cause that person to automatically follow you. The su ...

  9. Christina Aguilera Announces 'Bionic' Summer Tour Dates

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will return to the stage this summer, when she kicks off a 20-date North American outing on July 15, tour producer Live Nation announced today (May 10). Leona Lewis, the British pop singer, will also appear on the dates. Aguiler ...

  10. Web Trends: John Rich, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. John Rich Country star John Rich is offering a free download of his song "Lend a Hand" on his website. The song is dedicated to "the good people of Tennessee" in light of the recent f ...

  11. Web Trends: Colt Ford, Miley Cyrus, 'Glee,' Christina Aguilera and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 6. Colt Ford Country singer Colt Ford, known for his fusion of rap and country styles will play a show tonight at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - ...

  12. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, M.I.A. and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4 pm) *None at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed 2. Beyoncé - Why Don't You Love Me 3. Chemical Love 4. Galactic Empire State Of Mind 5. Why Don't You Love Me (Video) - B ...

  13. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' 'Glee,' Miley Cyrus and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 6. Who Got Kicked Off American Idol May 5 Last night's American Idol elimination saw the top 4 advance and 17 year old Aaron Kelly sent home. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Can' ...

  14. Web Trends: Cinco de Mayo, Soulja Boy, Miley Cyrus, Disturbed and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 16. Mariachi Music With Wed. being Cinco de Mayo comes increased interest in the traditional Mexican folk music Mariachi, considered to be an integral part of Cinco de Mayo tradition. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. B ...

  15. Shakira Announces First Three "She Wolf" Tour Dates

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Shakira has announced the first three dates of her North America tour, which will hit New York's Madison Square Garden Sept. 21, Houston's Toyota Center Oct. 8 and L.A.'s Staples Center Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale to the public May ...

  16. Miley Cyrus 'Untamed' On New Album

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will release her new album "Can't Be Tamed" on June 22. The title track will be released as a download on May 18. MySpace Music will host the global premier on April 30 at 12 noon EST, and the track goes to radio May 3. ...

  17. Justin Bieber Urges Fans To Calm Down

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber appealed to his fans on Wednesday (April 28) to calm down after his hat was stolen and his mother knocked over by a crowd of about 500 waiting to greet him as he arrived in New Zealand. The frenzy came after Australian police on Mond ...

  18. Australian Police Pull Plug on Justin Bieber

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bieber Fever has spread down under. Justin Bieber's brief promotional visit has become big news across Australia after several fans were crushed while jostling for a view of the teenage pop superstar. Bieber was meant to sing three songs for ...

  19. Miley Cyrus To Host Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Teen superstar Miley Cyrus will co-host the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards, the station announced today. The 17-year-old, who has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, will host the show--which airs in Canada on June 20. The show is broadcast l ...

  20. ASCAP To Honor The Killers With Vanguard Award

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor The Killers at its 27th annual Pop Music Awards— to be held on April 21, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.—with its Vanguard award, which rec ...

  21. Christina Aguilera Reveals 'Bionic' Album Release Date, Details

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The wait is over for Christina Aguilera fans, as the pop star announced today (Mar. 25) that she'll release "Bionic" -- her long-anticipated fourth studio album and the first since 2006's "Back to Basics" -- on June 8 ...

  22. Tokio Hotel Nixes Second Russian Show

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST German rock-pop act Tokio Hotel has canceled another Russian date amid a dispute with the promoter. Despite statements from the promoter and the band's management that they were doing all they could to make the March 10 show happen, the conce ...

  23. Vampire Weekend, Klaxons Join Benicassim Line-Up

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend, dance act Leftfield, and electro-pop band Klaxons are among a host of musicians added Feb. 25 to the 16th International Festival of Benicassim, Spain, known as FIB Heineken. They join the Prodigy, Kasabian, PiL, the Specials, Ian ...

  24. Beatles, Jackson Honored At Japan's Gold Disc Awards

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has handed out its Gold Disc Awards, with boy band Arashi and the Beatles among the winners. The Feb. 24 awards, the 24th edition of the ceremony, celebrated the artists that have sold the most in ...

  25. UMPG Signs Deal With Justin Bieber

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Justin Bieber. The deal encompasses all of the artist's catalog including his debut album "My World" and his upcoming album "My World (Par ...

  26. SEAT To Sponsor Shakira's 2010 European Tour

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Carmaker SEAT is sponsoring Shakira's 2010 European tour and has built a campaign using “Good Stuff,” a song from her latest Sony release, "She Wolf." SEAT has a microsite featuring the song, information on SEAT's Ibiza and Leo ...

  27. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  28. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) wer ...

  29. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  30. 10 Things You Didn't See Watching The Grammys On TV

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Here's some of the best off-camera moments from the red carpet and backstage at the 2010 Grammy Awards. - Stephen Colbert's idea for Lady Gaga's next outfit? "Spray her down with glue and run her through a Build-a-Bear workshop ...

  31. Eurosonic Attendance Up, Lefsetz Cancels

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 24th annual Eurosonic music conference and festival concluded over the weekend with Noorderslag, an evening (Jan. 16) of showcases by some of the most promising new Dutch acts. It followed the final day of the conference, which was hampered by ...

  32. @ CES: Lady Gaga New Face Of Polaroid

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Polaroid signed Lady Gaga to a multi-year partnership in which the pop star will serve as creative director for a specialty line of Polaroid Imaging products. Lady Gaga will be at the Polaroid booth at CES in Las Vegas 10:45 am pacific "to ta ...

  33. UMG Partners With Korean K-Pop Firm

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed a strategic partnership with Korean artist and music production company Play Cube Entertainment, in an effort to boost the Korean pop (K-Pop) business domestically and internationally. The strategic alliance covers ...

  34. 'X Factor' Audience Peaks At 19.1 Million

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST The TV audience for the final of U.K. music talent show "The X Factor" peaked at 19.1 million, as viewers witnessed teenager Joe McElderry win the sixth series last night (Dec. 13). The show averaged 15.5 million viewers between 7.30pm a ...

  35. Grammys Will Honor Michael Jackson; Miley Cyrus Nomination Pulled

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Recording Academy today (Dec. 11) announced that Michael Jackson is among seven Lifetime Achievement Award honorees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 30. The King of Pop, whose sudden passing in June shook the music industry and fans w ...

  36. Alphabeat Signs Universal Publishing Deal

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Danish pop group Alphabeat has signed a long-term global deal with Universal Music Publishing (UMP). The deal covers both the group's existing catalog and new material. Alphabeat's debut studio set "This Is Alphabeat" (Charisma ...

  37. Empire Of The Sun Wins 4 ARIAs

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire of the Sun shone brightest at the ARIA Awards in Sydney, where the psychedelic newcomers picked up four awards including best group and the coveted album of the year gong. New Zealand-born pop artist Ladyhawke and veteran rockers AC/DC each ...

  38. Justin Bieber Fans Lose Control At L.I. Mall

    November 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Police on Long Island had to shut down a mall appearance by teen pop singer Justin Bieber after thousands of young girls showed up, and got a little too wild. Girls and adults in the Friday crowd of nearly 3,000 started pushing and shoving as they ...

  39. Empire Of The Sun Wins Three ARIA Artisan Awards

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire Of The Sun had three wins at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Artisan and Fine Arts awards in Sydney today (Nov. 10). Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, who make up the Capitol/EMI Music Australia dance act, took best prod ...

  40. La Roux Announces U.K. Spring Tour

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh from selling out its upcoming November U.K. tour, English alt-pop duo La Roux is to embark on its biggest U.K. tour to date in spring 2010. "The Gold Tour" commences Apr. 26 at Reading Hexagon and commences May 7 with a home-town s ...

  41. 901 Tequila Is To Live Nation's Taste

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation announces today a new multi-year sponsorship deal with 901 Silver Tequila, the new premium tequila brand launched earlier this year by Justin Timberlake and Diab Importers. The deal makes 901 (the area code of Timberlake's hometow ...

  42. Ladyhawke Label Boss Defends ARIA Nominations

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mounting controversy surrounding the multiple ARIA Award nominations for New Zealand artist Ladyhawke is a beat-up, says the executive who signed the rising global star. In an interview with Billboard.biz, Modular Recordings managing director Stev ...

  43. Carly Simon Sues Starbucks Over Album Deal

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer Carly Simon is suing Starbucks Corp., saying the coffee company's now-defunct music venture didn't adequately promote her 2008 album, dooming the record before it was even released. The singer, whose biggest success came during th ...

  44. Ladyhawke Wins 6 NZ Music Awards

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ladyhawke was the big winner at the New Zealand Music Awards, taking home six of the awards - known as 'Tuis' - in Auckland. The U.K.-based artist, whose real name is Pip Brown, won the album of the year for "Ladyhawke" (Modula ...

  45. Australian Idol Star Leads ARIA Nominations

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "Australian Idol" alumni Jessica Mauboy, New Zealand-born rising star Ladyhawke and psychedelic electro-pop outfit Empire of the Sun shine bright on the list of contenders for this year's ARIA Awards, organizers reveal ...

  46. Recent Signings: Sony/ATV Latin, Paulina Rubio, Andrew Stockdale, E1 and More

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Latin America has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio . The deal covers all songs written by Rubio, including those from her mos recent album, "Gran City Pop." This is Rubio's firs ...

  47. Tokio Hotel Checks In To Virtual Tour

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel is launching a 3D holographic tour - a "virtual" performance to be shown in 12 cities across seven countries. The promotion, which uses ground-breaking new technology, launches tomorrow (Oct. 2) in Berlin. ...

  48. ZTT Goes To Union Square

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based catalog marketing specialist Union Square Music (USM) has signed a deal to represent the Zang Tuum Tumb (ZTT) catalog worldwide, excluding North America and Japan. The deal will encompass the physical releases, licensing and synchroniza ...

  49. Shakira Tapped For 'Desperate Housewives' Campaign

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a She-Wolf on Wisteria Lane. Shakira's single "She Wolf" will be used in a promo campaign for the new season of ABC's "Desperate Housewives." The campaign will feature Shakira's video cut together wi ...

  50. Shake-Up On Hot 100 As Miley And Jay-Z Make Noise

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feel ...

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