1. Amy Winehouse Sings Again on Quincy Jones Album

    September 08, 2010 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 A my Winehouse is making music again. Quincy Jones says the five-time Grammy winner's first new track in years will appear on his forthcoming album, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra." Winehouse has been known more for her personal problems than ...

  2. Jay-Z Tops Forbes 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings' List

    August 17, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ay-Z reigns supreme on Forbes magazine's latest edition of its "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" list, which ranks the estimated earnings of hip-hop's biggest stars over the past year. The rapper dwarfed his competition with $63 million ear ...

  3. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations, Eminem Nabs Eight

    August 03, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other ...

  4. Lindsay Lohan's Prison Playlist

    July 21, 2010 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 When she began serving her prison sentence yesterday, sometime pop singer Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of Lil' Wayne , Boy George and Tommy Lee as another music celeb who has landed behind bars. To commemorate Lohan's jail time and give ...

  5. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rihanna

    July 21, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'FALL' ARRIVES: Two of the four highest debuts on Billboard's Country Songs chart since the survey's adoption of Nielsen BDS-monitored data in 1990 belong to Kenny Chesney , as "The Boys of Fall" storms the chart at No. ...

  6. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 2003

    July 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 B'DAY: Seven years ago this week, Beyonce bounded to her first solo No. 1s on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200. The singer jumped 3-1 on the Hot 100 dated July 12, 2003, with "Crazy in Love," featuring then-future husband ...

  7. Pitbull Crosses Genre Lines, Plots 'Armando' Album Release

    July 09, 2010 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Armando Perez, aka Pitbull , walked onto the set of "Estudio Billboard" earlier this year, he shook his head at the bongos, the piano and the guitar. "I don't do any of that," he said bluntly. Pitbull doesn't play ...

  8. Katy Perry Speeds To No. 1 On Hot 100

    June 09, 2010 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. The song makes the quickest spr ...

  9. Jack Johnson Scores Third U.K. No. 1

    June 07, 2010 7:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Johnson 's third No. 1 album and David Guetta 's third chart-topping single, "Gettin' Over You," were the highlights of the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales data. Johnson's "To The Sea" (Brus ...

  10. Fat Joe Comes Back Swinging On 'The Dark Side'

    June 04, 2010 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 F at Joe knew he couldn't rely on his past when he went into the studio to record his new album. Referencing fellow rap vet LL Cool J, Fat Joe says, "In an industry where you're as good as your last hit, I had no choice but to knock i ...

  11. Lil Jon: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 27, 2010 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Crunk Rock" (Universal Republic) Release Date: June 8 R&B/hip-hop. Pop. Rock. Reggae. Brazilian rhythms. And, of course, crunk. Lil Jon has something for everyone on his first post-TVT outing with new label Universal Republic. Fans al ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears, Yung Joc, Joaquin Phoenix and more

    May 06, 2010 7:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Glee star Matthew Morrison is lashing out - against Britney Spears . When ased recently if a full episode of Glee would be devoted to Britney, he responded, &quo ...

  13. Update: Akon Postpones Sri Lanka Tour After Buddha Uproar

    March 24, 2010 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B star Akon has postponed a planned concert in Sri Lanka following angry protests over a music video he is in where scantily clad women dance in front of a Buddha statue. Akon, who expressed regret and said he was not previously aware of the s ...

  14. Akon Denied Visa To Perform In Sri Lanka

    March 24, 2010 8:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sri Lanka said it would deny a visa to singer Akon , whose planned April concert in the island nation sparked rock-throwing protests by Buddhists offended by one of his videos. A day earlier, hundreds of people stormed the head offices of the Mahara ...

  15. Akon Denied Visa To Perform In Sri Lanka

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sri Lanka said it would deny a visa to singer Akon, whose planned April concert in the island nation sparked rock-throwing protests by Buddhists offended by one of his videos. A day earlier, hundreds of people stormed the head offices of the Mahar ...

  16. Akon Protesters Throw Stones In Sri Lanka

    March 22, 2010 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Protesters outraged at an upcoming concert by R&B singer Akon hurled stones at a Sri Lankan private broadcaster's headquarters Monday, injuring four workers and damaging the building. Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said several protes ...

  17. 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Celebrates Quincy Jones Legacy

    March 10, 2010 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Akon , Ludacris , Usher , Mary J. Blige , Jennifer Hudson, Talib Kweli , BeBe Winans, Three 6 Mafia , Jermaine Dupri , Scott Storch and Jamie Foxx are among the host of artists and producers paying tribute to Quincy Jones on "Q: Soul Bossa Nost ...

  18. Jay-Z / March 2, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 03, 2010 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday night (Mar. 2) during his "Blueprint 3" tour stop at New York's Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z said the famous venue should be called "The House that Hovie built," and the rapper wasn't kidding. While Jay kep ...

  19. Lil Wayne Joins Jay-Z Onstage, Court Date Postponed Again

    March 03, 2010 2:07 PM EST 0 0 0 L il Wayne didn't go to prison yesterday due to a courthouse fire, but that didn't stop the rapper from "Goin' In" during Young Jeezy 's set at Jay-Z 's "Blueprint 3" tour stop in New York last night (Mar ...

  20. Chart Beat Wednesday: Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum

    March 03, 2010 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 THIS JUST IN ...: Timbaland 's "Carry Out" lifts 12-9 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, pushing featured artist Justin Timberlake past Akon and Nelly for most top 10s among solo males. The song is Timberlake's 13 ...

  21. Ke$ha Stops 'World' From Spinning A No. 1 On Hot 100

    February 18, 2010 10:27 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha's "TiK ToK" holds off the impressive arrival of charity single "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti to remain at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "TiK ToK" has no ...

  22. Sade 'Soldier's to Top of Charts, Lady Gaga Shines at Brit Awards

    February 17, 2010 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Sade 's "Soldier of Love" tops the Billboard 200 after selling more than half a million copies in its first week, a decade after the group's last album. Lady ...

  23. The Daily Noise 2.17.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 2.17.2010 - Billboard.com

    February 17, 2010 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Sade hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Lady Gaga scores at Brit Awards and is rumored to headline Lollapalooza, Akon talks about seeing Gaga's stardom from the start. Green Day , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Lady GaGa , soundgarden , Fuse , Mu ...

  24. Ke$ha Holds Atop Hot 100, Pink Glows with 'Glitter'

    February 11, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha claims the longest running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" holds steady for an eighth week. 33 years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My L ...

  25. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Mi ...

  26. 'Hope for Haiti' Songs Climb Hot 100, Ke$ha Still No. 1

    February 04, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After several of music's biggest stars showed their support for Haiti relief efforts, consumers are doing the same. Songs from the charity compilation "Hope for Haiti Now" scale the Billboard Hot 100, refreshed today, along with all B ...

  27. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." ...

  28. Quincy Jones Gathers Stars For 'We Are The World' Haiti Session

    February 01, 2010 10:15 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 75 mega-stars gathered Monday to re-record the 1985 charity anthem "We are the World" in the same Hollywood recording studio where the original was cut 25 years ago. Pink , Celine Dion , Natalie Cole , the Jonas Brothers , Kanye ...

  29. Funnyman George Lopez Riffs On His Grammy Nod

    January 29, 2010 3:42 PM EST 0 0 0 George Lopez has his own late night show ("Lopez Tonight"), he's had his own sitcom, and, for the third time, he's been nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Comedy Album (for "Tall, Dark & Chicano," out on Comed ...

  30. Ke$ha Holds Off Taylor Swift On Hot 100

    January 28, 2010 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha continues her reign on the Hot 100 for a sixth straight week with "TiK ToK," surviving a strong challenge from Taylor Swift , who debuts in the runner-up slot with "Today Was a Fairytale." As reported yesterday , Swift pos ...

  31. Ke$ha's Time Isn't Up on Hot 100; Train Rolls Into Top 10

    January 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha 's "TiK ToK" tacks on a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and moves into the pole position of Radio Songs (2-1), claiming the No. 1 spot with 119.7 million listener impressions. The title also maintains its perch atop Digit ...

  32. Enrique Iglesias Album Preview

    January 15, 2010 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Enrique Iglesias, (Title TBD) (Label TBD) Release Date: Third/fourth quarter Enrique Iglesias , the Latin artist who has most consistently released hit albums and singles in both English and Spanish and the artist with the most No. 1s on Billboard&# ...

  33. Lil Jon "Crunk Rock" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Jon, "Crunk Rock" (Universal Republic) Release Date: 2nd Quarter 2010 R&B/hip-hop. Pop. Rock. Reggae. Brazilian rhythms. And, of course, crunk. Lil Jon has something for everyone on his first post-TVT outing with new label Universa ...

  34. Billboard Bits: The Smiths, Paula Abdul, Michael Bublé, LeToya and more

    January 11, 2010 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn fans of The Smiths got a special treat over the weekend, when the band's original bassist, Andy Rourke, hopped on stage at the Bell House an ...

  35. Ke$ha's 'TiK ToK' Won't Stop On Hot 100

    January 07, 2010 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 A week after setting the mark for best weekly digital sales total by a female artist (610,000 downloads), Ke$ha maintains her hold atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "TiK ToK" logs a third week at the summit. The song shifted 394,000 downloads ...

  36. The Daily Noise 1.4.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.4.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 04, 2010 4:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Susan Boyle tops album chart for sixth straight week, Soundgarden to reunite, Pitbull discusses collaboration with Akon and new video Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , susan boyle , revolution , soundgarden , Fuse , Lil Jon , akon , taylor swift , slim ...

  37. Ke$ha Controls Hot 100 Summit For A Second Week

    December 31, 2009 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As reported yesterday on Billboard. com , Ke$ha maintains her perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "TiK ToK" while setting the record for most single-week downloads by a female artist (610,000). The prior female mark was ...

  38. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  39. Jay-Z, Keys' 'Empire' Tops Hot 100 For Fifth Week

    December 17, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z and Alicia Keys hold at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Empire State of Mind," barely holding off a strong surge by Ke$ha's "TiK ToK," which jumps 3-2. "TiK ToK" holds at No. 2 on Digit ...

  40. Eminem, Beyoncé Grab Top Spots On Decade-End Charts

    December 14, 2009 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Eminem earns Billboard's Artist of the Decade title, fittingly just slightly more than 10 years after he made his Billboard Hot 100 debut. The decade-end artist recap ranks the best-performing acts of the past 10 years (from Dec. 4, 1999, to No ...

  41. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better ...

  42. Jay-Z And Alicia Keys' 'Empire' Stays Put On Hot 100

    December 03, 2009 10:41 AM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" holds at No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100, increasing its lead over Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (2-2). Sparked by the pair's live performance on ABC' ...

  43. Chart Beat Thursday: John Mayer, Folk Albums, David Guetta

    November 26, 2009 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 MAYER RULES: John Mayer returns to the summit of the Billboard 200 after six years, as "Battle Studies" launches at No. 1. His "Heavier Things" opened atop the chart dated Sept. 27, 2003. The new set also starts atop Digital Albu ...

  44. 'Empire' Entrenched At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    November 26, 2009 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z and Alicia Keys ' "Empire State of Mind" holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second straight week with gains in all chart components: airplay, sales and streaming. The track's 10.4 million airplay bump is second only to ...

  45. JLS Edges Out Robbie Williams On U.K. Chart

    November 16, 2009 8:21 AM EST 0 0 0 In a close-run battle between U.K. chart heavyweights, "X Factor" graduates JLS just pipped Robbie Williams to the top spot on the new album survey. On the new singles chart, Black Eyed Peas scored their third No. 1 inside six months, and ...

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