1. Adam Lambert To Play It Safe For Malaysia Concert

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Adam Lambert has pledged to obey Malaysian government rules that forbid the flamboyant, openly gay glam rocker from kissing anyone onstage and wearing revealing clothes for a concert this week, a show organizer said Tuesday (Oct. 12). The "Am ...

  2. Malaysian Islamists Object to Adam Lambert Concert

    October 11, 2010 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Malaysia's Islamist opposition party on Monday demanded that authorities cancel a planned concert by Adam Lambert that they say is promoting "gay culture" in the mainly Muslim country. The Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has also th ...

  3. POTW: Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, Nick Jonas, Paul McCartney

    October 08, 2010 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono shared a hug, Nick Jonas went on a health kick with Michelle Obama, Sir Paul McCartney snapped a pic with his mobile device, Rihanna hit the racks, Adam Lambert planted one on a friend, Kanye West and model Selita Ebanks held ...

  4. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Expected to Lead 2011 Grammy Nominations

    October 01, 2010 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The nominees for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards won't officially be revealed until tonight (Dec. 1) at 10pm EST at the Recording Academy's annual nominations special, broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles. But we have a prett ...

  5. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Still Promises Free Show, Don Imus Preps 'Ranch Record'

    September 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. Still Promising Free Show M.I.A. has scheduled a show in New York City for Sept. 27, but the set will not be free, despite the singer's promise that she will ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman ...

  8. Ke$ha Calls Adam Lambert a 'Real Friend,' Talks VMA Nods

    August 05, 2010 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In just seven months, Ke$ha has seen her first three singles become top 10 hits and her debut album "Animal" reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Still, the pop star tells Billboard.com that she's flattered to be nominated for an MTV VMA ...

  9. Kanye West, MTV Bury Hatchet with 'Power' Video Premiere

    August 05, 2010 6:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 K anye West is "painting" a new picture on MTV on Thursday, debuting a video he hopes will offer fans a better image of himself than the one he made at the VMAs last year when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. "It& ...

  10. 'American Idol' Signs Deal with Universal, Parts with Sony

    August 03, 2010 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" producer 19 Entertainment and creator Simon Fuller moved on from its nine-year marketing and distribution deal with Sony Music Entertainment Tuesday (Aug. 3), severing a relationship that produced chart-topping successes wi ...

  11. Summer Songs Playlist

    July 07, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article All summer long, we've posted a new weekly, ten-song playlist of tunes from the Hot 100 to listen to get you in the mood for warm weather fun. Now that September's here, it's time to look back on the summer that was with ...

  12. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem Atop Hot 100

    July 01, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry 's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100. The summer anthem earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive frame , rising 3-2 on Radio Songs (140 mi ...

  13. POTW: Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z

    June 25, 2010 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Lambert took his eyeliner to new heights, Miley Cyrus serenaded Justin Bieber , Jay-Z and Diddy greeted fans, Katy Perry licked Spiderman, Drake chatted with Ludacris about his Conjure Vodka, Nick Jonas looked like royalty, Ke$ha got bored, Cia ...

  14. Justin Bieber, Drake, Miley Cyrus Win Much Music Awards

    June 21, 2010 12:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber went three for three at Sunday night's (June 20) Much Music Awards in Toronto, taking home awards in each of the categories for which he was nominated. Bieber won UR Fave Video and UR Fave New Artist for "Baby" featurin ...

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crown ...

  16. Usher's 'OMG' Leads Hot 100 For A Fourth Week

    June 03, 2010 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher maintains his perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth non-consecutive week with his monster smash "OMG," featuring will.i.am. The track moves 2-1 on the Radio Songs chart (139.5 million listener impressions), extending his lead ...

  17. MTV Sites Intro Artist-Focused Channels

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks wants to establish its Web properties as the go-to outlets for fans to track all of their favorite artists’ social media activities. The company today will introduce channels on MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com under the brand "Poste ...

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

    June 02, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 So ...

  19. 'Idol' Impacts, 'Glee' Halts Stone Temple Pilots' Flight

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was all quiet on the album release front last week as only one of last week's new releases debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200: Stone Temple Pilots' new self-titled set starts at No. 2, behind the "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 ...

  20. '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 ...

  21. DeWyze, Bowersox Talk Inspirations For Their Debut Album

    May 28, 2010 7:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Lee DeWyze offered up some hints as to the direction of this first major label album Friday, saying he's most recently been inspired by the Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews and Sufjan Stevens. "I really dig [Kings of ...

  22. Exclusive: 'Idol's' DeWyze, Bowersox Sign Record Deals

    May 27, 2010 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 It hasn't even been 24 hours since Lee DeWyze was crowned this year's "American Idol," but already he and his runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, have signed their record deals. DeWyze is signed to 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, ...

  23. 'Idol' Results Finale Ratings Down 16%

    May 27, 2010 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The crowning of Lee DeWyze as the ninth season "American Idol" champ drew 24.2 million total viewers Wednesday night, down 15.9% from the 28.8 million that watched Kris Allen take the title in 2009, according to numbers provided by Nielsen ...

  24. Exclusive: Lee DeWyze Signs with 19/RCA, Crystal Bowersox Signs with 19/Jive

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Lee DeWyze was crowned this year’s “American Idol,” but already he and his runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, have signed their record deals. DeWyze is signed to 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, while Bowersox is ...

  25. 'American Idol' Finale Attracts 19.6 Million Viewers, Down 15%

    May 26, 2010 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 The performance finale of "American Idol" Tuesday night attracted 19.6 million total viewers, according to preliminary ratings numbers provided by The Nielsen Company, down 14.7% from the performance finale ratings last year. Last year ...

  26. 'American Idol' Finale Attracts 19.6 Million Viewers, Down 15%

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The performance finale of "American Idol" Tuesday night attracted 19.6 million total viewers, according to preliminary ratings numbers provided by the Nielsen Company, down 14.7% from the performance finale ratings last year. Last year ...

  27. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Fights Nerves As Crystal Shines During Finale

    May 25, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This is it! The grand finale, the end of the road, fight night. Have five months of "Idol" bootcamp turned Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox into potential music industry superstars? Has Simon Cowell Svengali'd his way into making Ameri ...

  28. POTW: Ke$ha, Jay-Z, Adam Lambert, Beyonce

    May 21, 2010 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ke$ha wielded a creepy doll head, Adam Lambert dressed down, B.o.B. put the deuces up and Jason Derulo looked sharp at the KIIS FM's 2010 Wango Tango Concert in L.A. Meanwhile, power couples Jay-Z and Beyonce and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smi ...

  29. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 ...

  30. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Hallelujah!' The Judges Love Lee DeWyze

    May 18, 2010 9:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's the final three, which means singer's and judges' choice and hometown visits, which always make me a little teary. (Shut up! It's been a long season!) For all the knocks the show has taken this year, I can say in all honesty ...

  31. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze Soar on 'Falling Slowly' Duet

    May 12, 2010 12:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Oscar winner and R&B crooner Jamie Foxx as their mentor, the "American Idol" top 4 tackled songs from the movies tonight. Sadly, no one picked the awesome "Ghostbusters" theme that was on the list of cleared songs, but t ...

  32. Chely Wright Comes Out As Country Music's First Openly Gay Singer

    May 04, 2010 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Growing online buzz and speculation came to a head this past weekend when it was revealed that country artist Chely Wright , 39, would announce that she is gay in this week's People Magazine. The move is obviously not without precedent; Ricky M ...

  33. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male r ...

  34. Elton John, Black Eyed Peas Perform on Star-Studded 'Idol Gives Back

    April 22, 2010 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John , Alici a Keys , Carrie Underwood , the Black Eyed Peas and other music stars took the stage for Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back" (Apr. 21), a fund-raising special benefiting children's, hunger and health charities ...

  35. Ke$ha on 'SNL': Glow-in-the-Dark Paint, Astronauts & Lasers, Oh My

    April 19, 2010 4:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 K e$h a stopped by a Ryan Phillippe-hosted episode of "SNL" this weekend to perform her current hit, "Your Love Is My Drug" and her No. 1 debut single from back in January, "TiK ToK." Unfortunately, the results were mor ...

  36. Miley Cyrus, Usher Grounded By Volcanic Ash

    April 19, 2010 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan , the Crib ...

  37. POTW: Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Amy Winehouse

    April 16, 2010 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 A ferocious Lady Gaga proudly displayed her new "Tokyo" tattoo in Japan, Adam Lambert struck a glamourous pose while sitting in the "American Idol" audience in L.A. and Amy Winehouse pouted as she rode in the back seat of a car i ...

  38. Chart Beat Thursday: Loretta Lynn, Madonna, Peter Wolf

    April 15, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 MINING ANOTHER HIT: George Strait isn't the only country legend making chart headlines this week. While the King of Country notches a top 10 on Country Songs in a record 30th consecutive year , as "I Gotta Get to You" zips 12-9, Loret ...

  39. 'Idol' Eliminates Andrew Garcia, Katie Stevens As Lambert Performs

    April 15, 2010 9:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garcia didn't have to sweat his fate long on Wednesday's "American Idol" when he was voted off the top-rated singing competition just 15 minutes into the live television broadcast. In a double elimination that capped the c ...

  40. 'American Idol' Recap: Lee Dewyze, Tim Urban Shine On Subdued Elvis Night

    April 14, 2010 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's Elvis Week! "American Idol's" Top 9 set out to prove that they're not all shook up by the king. And for added amusement, we have a fellow fan of black hair dye and sneering, Adam Lambert, as the mentor. Let's play ...

  41. Michael Lynche Saved by 'American Idol' Judges in Shocking Results Show

    April 07, 2010 10:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Lynche will live to sing on "American Idol" another week, thanks to Wednesday night's (Apr. 7) surprising results show that saw the 26-year-old New York native -- and one of the presumed favorites of the season -- saved from n ...

  42. Adam Lambert to Mentor 'American Idol' Top 8, Release 'Remixes' EP

    April 06, 2010 6:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert will mentor the show's current crop of contestants next Tuesday (Apr. 13) and perform his single "Whataya Want from Me" on the following night's results show, a representative for ...

  43. Just Signed: Justin Hawkins, Kobalt Music Group, Arthouse, Mitch Alla

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has signed a global administration and creative services deal with Kobalt Music Group for all future songs, including recent collaborations with Meatloaf and Adam Lambert. Hawkins has also fronted two other acts, ...

  44. Videos of the Week: Gaga's 'Telephone' Bashed, Usher Seeks 'Lil Freak,' Miley Mentors 'Idol'

    March 26, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's viral videos that had everyone buzzing, Lady Gaga's "Telephone" video gets the parody treatment, Usher and Nicki Minaj debut the racy video for their "Lil Freak" collabo, Miley Cyrus mentors "America ...

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