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  1. Katy Perry Follows Bieber's Footsteps with Nail Polish Line

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry is teaming up with nail care company OPI for her own nail polish line. The announcement comes very shortly after Justin Bieber announced a polish line of his own with the same company. The Katy Perry for OPI collection will be available ...

  2. BACKBEAT: 'Lost Rockers' Preview At IFP's Indie Film Week

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As part of IFP's Independent Film Week, Paul Rachman and Steven Blush previewed their in-progress documentary, "Lost Rockers," at the Bleeker Street Theater. "Lost Rockers," which is about great musicians who fell through ...

  3. Chart Moves: Far East Movement, Bruno Mars, Neon Trees, Lil Wayne

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Kenny Chesney: The country king took home his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Hemingway' ...

  4. Kenny Chesney Poised For No. 1

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney seems to be on his way to capturing his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as industry prognosticators suggest his "Hemingway's Whiskey" is aiming to debut atop the chart next week. Those sources say "Whiskey ...

  5. Justin Bieber Dolls to Hit Stores for the Holidays

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber dolls are coming to a toy store near you this holiday season, as merch company Bravado and The Bridge Direct, Inc. announced Tuesday (Sept. 28) that they've partnered to launch a line of collectible figures styled in the pop sta ...

  6. Phil Collins Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Co ...

  7. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top sp ...

  8. Sara Bareilles Tops Billboard 200 With 'Kaleidoscope Heart'

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sara Bareilles scores her first No. 1 album -- and best sales week ever -- as her sophomore effort "Kaleidoscope Heart" bows atop the chart with 90,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Bareilles first set, "Little Voice," ...

  9. Garth Brooks Song Becoming Lifetime movie

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Garth Brooks song is becoming a two-hour Lifetime TV movie. Inspired by the country singer's 1990 No. 1 hit "Unanswered Prayers," Lifetime has cast Samantha Mathis and Eric Close in the lead roles. The film centers on a man (Close ...

  10. Lil Wayne, Polow Da Don Top Honorees At BMI Urban Awards

    September 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the second consecutive year, Lil Wayne was named urban songwriter of the year at Friday's (Sept. 10) BMI Urban Awards. Earning kudos as urban producer of the year was Polow da Don. And the Black Eyed Peas -- whose frontman will.i.am was a ...

  11. Brooks & Dunn End 20-Year Career At Nashville Show

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first song Brooks & Dunn ever sang together has become their last. The country music duo closed out a 20-year career at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night (Sept. 2) with their 1991 debut single, "Brand New Man," ...

  12. Arjona Bumps Iglesias From Top Latin Albums Perch

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias’ seven-week reign atop Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with “Euphoria” (Universal) ends this week with the entry of Ricardo Arjona’s “Poquita Ropa” (Warner), a 12-track set of acoustic songs with sparse instrumentation produced ...

  13. Stone Temple Pilots Lip-Synching?

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Let's agree on this: If Scott Weiland is actually keeping this song going after what happens at 1:27 in the video - and by the way, ouch! - he gets all of our votes for Best Song Performance Ever After Falling Off Stage. Lip-synching? You be ...

  14. Taylor Swift Goes Direct-To-Fan With 'Speak Now' Pre-Orders

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift’s upcoming album “Speak Now,” is being offered direct-to-fan with help from the social commerce platform of Web startup Moontoast.The deal is part of a larger partnership between the social company and Big Machine Records and The Valo ...

  15. Chart Moves: Eminem, Jackie Evancho, Taylor Swift, 'Bed Intruder Song'

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Eminem: This week, the hip-hop king's "Recovery" returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albu ...

  16. Nick Cannon: Mariah Wants To Be 'Idol' Judge

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard sister publication the Hollywood Reporter spoke today with Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey's husband, about his just extended term as chairman of the teens-only TeenNick network, his hosting duties of NBC's "America's Got T ...

  17. Katy Perry: No One Suing Over 'California Gurls'

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has gone on Twitter to dismiss suggestions of any legal action over her use of lyrics similar to the Beach Boys' "California Girls" on her hit "California Gurls." Snoop Dogg says "I really wish you all coul ...

  18. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Beach Boys and more

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 16. "Mine" - Taylor Swift song Taylor Swift's first single, "Mine" from her upcoming album, "Speak Now" leaked yesterday and has shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart. She will pe ...

  19. Beach Boys Go After Katy Perry for 'California Gurls' Credit

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys are going after Katy Perry for using the lyrics to their classic song, "California Girls," on her new summer anthem, "California Gurls." Beach Boys members Mike Love and Brian Wilson co-wrote "California Gir ...

  20. Soundgarden Links With 'Guitar Hero' For 'Telephantasm'

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden's recent reunion will come full circle with "Telephantasm," the alternative rock's first release in 14 years, due out Sept. 28 on A&M/UMe. The retrospective album will feature the band's hits, previously re ...

  21. Web Trends: Kristy Lee Cook, Biggie Smalls, Newport Folk Fest and more

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Kristy Lee Cook The former American Idol songstress has a reality TV show called “Kristy Lee Cook Goin’ Country” on Versus that follows her hunting trips. 9. T.I. and Tiny’s wedding T.I. married Tameka “Tiny” Cottle on ...

  22. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 10. Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is allegedly a new judge on American Idol. 13. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly be ...

  23. Jerkins, Blazetrak Team For Talent Search

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Producer Rodney Jerkins is teaming up with Blazetrak.com for a talent search which will yield a 3-4 year publishing deal to a budding producer. Through the month of August, Jerkins will accept submissions through Blazetrak.com at a price of $100. ...

  24. Lady Antebellum To Play Debut U.K. Show

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Antebellum will play their debut U.K. show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Aug. 11th in support of their new single "I Run To You" (EMI), which will be released on August 9th. Live Nation is promoter for the one-off British theat ...

  25. 'Rock Band' To Offer Spanish Tracks Courtesy Of Juanes

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rocker Juanes will become the first artist with Spanish-language tracks available for play in Harmonix and MTV Games’ “Rock Band” video game. Juanes’ hits “A Dios le Pido,” “Fíjate Bien,” “Gotas de Agua Dulce,” “La Camisa Negra,” “Mala G ...

  26. Robbie Williams To Star In Video Game

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop superstar Robbie Williams is to feature in his own karaoke video game, "We Sing Robbie Williams." It will feature 25 tracks accompanied by all the original videos. The game is to be released by publisher Nordic Games, which stru ...

  27. Eminem Scores Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem achieved his sixth U.K. No. 1 album with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) and Katy Perry surged straight to the top of the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI) in new sales data unveiled by the Official Ch ...

  28. VIDEO: Digital Strategist Pinky Gonzales Outlines Successful Digital + Mobile Strategies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital strategist and adjunct professor of new media at Belmont University Pinky Gonzales sat for an insightful post-panel session at the Billboard Country Music Summit. Here he discusses some of the major challenges in the digital space, highlig ...

  29. VIDEO: Martina McBride Talks Kid Rock, Her New Album and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Martina McBride sat for a keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit and dished on her collaboration with Kid Rock, her new album and more. For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard C ...

  30. VIDEO: Exec Steve Hodges On Keys To Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker's Success

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Capitol/EMI Nashville senior VP of promotion Steve Hodges took part in the a panel discussion about the changing face of country radio at this year's Billboard Country Music Summit. In this after-panel exclusive video, Hodges discusses the ke ...

  31. Chart Moves: Jack Johnson, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Sleigh Bells

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Jack Johnson: The singer/songwriter scored his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with the bow of "To The Sea" at No. ...

  32. Martina McBride Discusses 'Independence,' Kid Rock Collab

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For more exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Multi-platinum RCA artist Martina McBride charmed a wall-to-wall audience at the Billboa ...

  33. Billboard Country Music Summit Is Here

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's here. The first annual Billboard Country Music Summit, in association with CMA, will open its doors in just a few hours and will feature broad programming that encompasses virtually all aspects of the country music business. The keynotes ...

  34. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts, with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital ...

  35. Chart Moves: Miley Cyrus, Muse, 'Glee,' Christina Aguilera and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- "Glee" Cast: Fox's hit TV show can't be stopped -- at least perhaps until it goes on hiatus once its season finale airs in the ...

  36. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Drake, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - ...

  37. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Crystal Bowersox, Suge Knight and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 1pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. 17. Crystal Bowersox Up to the Mountain "Up to the Mountain ...

  38. Web Trends: Led Zeppelin, Axl Rose, Suge Knight and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) None Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Soulja Boy feat. Justin Bieber - Rich Girl 2. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - Rich Girl ( Full Version ) + Lyrics New Song 2010 3. Farma 2010 23.05 Odlazak Juice 4. Twilight Eclipse M ...

  39. Web Trends: Jewel, Bono, Twilight, Fergie and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 10. Jewel Singer-songwriter Jewel will perform sections from her newest album "Sweet and Wild" a day before it is released on June 7 during a live HD concert that will broadcast to 75 cities in t ...

  40. Justin Bieber Back at No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top. But he does so with just a little over 60,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the se ...

  41. Web Trends: Austin City Limits, Justin Bieber, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Music Most Viewed Tod ...

  42. Web Trends: ACL, The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes, M.I.A. and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 4. ACL 2010 Lineup 5. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Mu ...

  43. Web Trends: Minivan Rap Song, Travie McCoy, Greyson Michael Chance

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12 p.m.) 11. Minivan Rap Song A viral video for Toyota gives a fresh take on minivan advertisements. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Greyson Chance on Ellen! 2. Lloyd Banks - I Get Around (from 4-30-09 mixtap ...

  44. Juanes Honored For Humanitarian Work

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes was awarded the "Al-Rashind Hope Award" for his humanitarian efforts during the annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala. The event, which took place May 15 in Miami, benefited St. Jude's Chil ...

  45. On Next Week's Billboard 200: Godsmack, Lady Antebellum, Dead Weather, The National and More

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT • On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, none of the albums that were released on May 11 look likely to debut with strong enough sales to enable a No. 1 entry. So perhaps we'll see Lady Antebellum return to the top slot with "Ne ...

  46. Hot or Not?

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 albums chart was busy with four top 10 entries this week, including a No. 1 arrival from new rapper B.o.B with his "Adventures of Bobby Ray," which bowed with 84,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Also starting ...

  47. Web Trends: Dorothy Provine, Ciara, Ludacris, Bret Michaels and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Dorothy Provine Singer and actress Dorothy Provine, best-known for her roles as Milton Berle's wife in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and as a singer on ABC's "The Roaring Twenties" ...

  48. Web Trends: William Shatner, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber and More

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music news on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has allegedly asked former daughter-in-law Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza and her children to leave her San Fernando Valley mansion, claimi ...

  49. Michael Jackson Estate Wins Injunction Against Heal the World Website

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's estate has won a preliminary injunction against a group using the name of the superstar's former charitable group. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee on Monday ordered the current Heal the World Foundation to stop using Jack ...

  50. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Whitney Houston, Camp Rock 2, M.I.A. and more

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 4. Molly Ringwald Molly Ringwald, the singer and actress that rose to fame as a teen idol starring in numerous John Hughes films in the 1980's has written a self help book that discusses parenting, re ...

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