1. Chris Brown Makes Surprise Appearance At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening’s real buzz center ...

  2. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Early BET Award Winners

    June 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West got Sunday's BET Awards off to a musical start, opening the show from atop a volcano on stage. In his first TV appearance since dissing Taylor Swift at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, West stood in a beam of light as he pe ...

  3. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga

    June 25, 2010 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PERRY POWER Hi Gary, With Katy Pe ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Katy Perry Extends Stay Atop Hot 100

    June 24, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry remains perched at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "California Gurls," while the title earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a second straight frame. Up 16%, the track, which features ...

  6. Eminem, Usher, Michael Jackson Tribute Added To BET Awards

    June 17, 2010 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 On June 27th, Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium will see one of the most exciting hip-hop line-ups take to the stage for the 10th annual BET Awards. Heavyweights such as Kanye West and T.I. will mark their comebacks, and now Eminem , Usher , Alici ...

  7. Katy Perry Remains Parked At No. 1 On Hot 100

    June 17, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , and further distances herself from the pack as the title takes both the Airplay and Digital Gainer awards. Downloads impr ...

  8. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singles ...

  9. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Enterta ...

  10. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace ...

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy 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 ...

  12. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT “South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?” Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast – and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never l ...

  13. Black Eyed Peas, Juanes Set For World Cup Concert

    June 09, 2010 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 B lack Eyes Peas , John Legend and Juanes attended a South African media launch today (June 9) for the June 10 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Fergie from B.E.P. even managed to kick one of the official match balls despite wearing heels ...

  14. Will World Cup Make South Africa a Long-Term Touring hot Spot?

    June 09, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 If the World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth, then FIFA's accompanying Kick-Off Celebration Concert is certainly one of the biggest gigs ever seen on the African continent. "In terms of scale, [it's] definitely up there wit ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Drake Visits Lil Wayne, Hosts Album Listening In NYC

    June 03, 2010 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shortly after his full album leaked, rapper Drake held a listening session in New York City yesterday (June 2) for his much-anticipated debut, "Thank Me Later." Reporters joined some of the Toronto rapper's famous friends -- including ...

  19. POTW: Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys

    May 28, 2010 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A catsuit-wearing Janet Jackson brought the heat back to the "American Idol" stage during the finale, 50 Cent lost 50 pounds for a movie role, Lady Gaga got her caffeine fix while drinking coffee in the back seat of a car, Katy Perry smooc ...

  20. Drake's Leaked 'Fireworks' Addresses Rihanna Relationship

    May 28, 2010 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the last week, two new songs from Drake 's highly-anticipated debut, "Thank Me Later," have leaked on the internet: the hyped track with Jay-Z titled "Light Up" and "Fireworks," featuring Alicia Keys . But The T ...

  21. Web Trends: Swiss Beatz, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Drake and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 12:45pm) 5. swizz beatz and wife Rapper/producer Swiss Beatz and R&B singer Alicia Keys have confirmed that they are expecting a child together. 6. kanye west power Rapper/producer Kanye West released “Power” the first sin ...

  22. Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz Confirm Pregnancy, Engagement

    May 27, 2010 11:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 A source close to R&B singer Alicia Keys and rapper/producer Swizz Beatz confirms that the couple are expecting their first child and planning to wed, reports People.com . The musicians "are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married in ...

  23. 'Exile On Main St' Back At U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2010 7:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On Y ...

  24. Jay-Z Leads BET Awards Noms; Justin Bieber Gets New Artist Nod

    May 18, 2010 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Artist/actress/entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the BET Awards. Leading with five nominations is Jay-Z, followed by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona, tied at four nods each. Among this year ...

  25. Jay-Z Leads BET Awards Noms, Queen Latifah To Host

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/actress/entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the BET Awards. Leading with five nominations is Jay-Z, followed by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona, tied at four nods each. Among this year’s ...

  26. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates ...

  27. Chart Beat Wednesday: Dirty Heads, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys

    May 05, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEADS UP: Southern California reggae rockers the Dirty Heads collect a No. 1 with their first entry on the Alternative Songs chart, as "Lay Me Down" rises 3-1. The song features Rome of Sublime , which spent three weeks atop the list with ...

  28. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, 'American Idiot' Get Tony Nominations

    May 04, 2010 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Fela!" the musical produced by Jay-Z , Alicia Keys and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards Tuesday morning, tying it for most nominations on the year with "La Cage aux Folles." Jay-Z, Will ...

  29. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, 'American Idiot' Get Tony Nominations

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Fela!" the musical produced by Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards Tuesday morning, tying it for most nominations on the year with "La Cage aux Folles." In additio ...

  30. Bocelli, Bryan Adams To Headline 'Grand Finale' Concert At World Cup

    April 29, 2010 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams will perform at a FIFA-endorsed concert in South Africa to mark the end of the World Cup. Concert organizers said that Bocelli will take center stage at the "Celebrate Africa, th ...

  31. 'Idol Gives Back' Raises Nearly $45 Million For Charity

    April 23, 2010 7:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's "Idol Gives Back" television special raised almost $45 million for children's, hunger and health charities in the United States and Africa, organizers said on Friday. Sir Elton John , Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood ...

  32. Tim Urban Eliminated on 'Idol Gives Back' Night

    April 21, 2010 10:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tim Urban is "Teflon Tim" no longer, as the "American Idol" hopeful was eliminated during Wednesday night's star-studded, "Idol Gives Back" charity episode (Apr. 21). "We'll miss you buddy," host Rya ...

  33. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze Inspire; The Rest Backfire

    April 20, 2010 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's "Idol Gives Back" week, and it appears as though they're going to do the bootings this week as part of the ginormo charity extravaganza Wednesday night. Because there's nothing like comparing heart-rending scenes of act ...

  34. Ask Billboard: Ushering In Another No. 1

    April 09, 2010 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'RAYMOND V RAYMOND,' VS ...

  35. Lin Yu Chun Wows the World, Alicia Keys Talks Tour Hits

    April 09, 2010 4:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, everyone is talking about Lin Yu-Chun, the young Taiwanese man who wowed judges, Susan Boyle -style, on the American Idol-like show Super Star Avenue with his rendition of Whitn ...

  36. Chart Beat Thursday: Robin Williams, BNL, Maxwell

    April 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 COMIC RELIEF: "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve ... which makes me sound like a Chevrolet. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would b ...

  37. The Daily Noise 3.29.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.29.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 29, 2010 5:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 NOFX's Fat Mike busted for serving tequila shots spiked with his own urine at SXSW, Neko Case to star in new Adult Swim cartoon, Alicia Keys talks "Empire State of Mind." Cheyenne Cinnamon , Jay-z , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , nofx ...

  38. Fat Mike Serves Pot Shots at SXSW, Neko Case in New Cartoon

    March 29, 2010 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, NOFX frontman Fat Mike is in hot water after serving free shots of tequila to fans at SXSW that were later revealed to contain his own, uh, water. Neko Case will star in a new Ad ...

  39. Chart Beat Thursday: Marvin Sapp, Lady Antebellum, J-Lo

    March 25, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PRAISE: Although Marvin Sapp is a newcomer to the Billboard 200's upper reaches , loyal fans have long been aware of the gospel superstar. The singer, who doubles as founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in his hometow ...

  40. Amy Macdonald Sophomore Set Tops Euro Chart

    March 25, 2010 11:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts this week, with Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal) rising 3-1 on European Albums and Stromae's "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Ve ...

  41. Alicia Keys Performs "Love Is Blind" Live at MSG

    Alicia Keys Performs "Love Is Blind" Live at MSG

    March 18, 2010 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys Performs "Love Is Blind" Live at MSG R&B , soul , The Element of Freedom , nyc , vuclip , Madison Square Garden , Billboard Live , MSG , New York , Love Is Blind Videos Love is Blind Alicia Keys Live MSG New York New York C ...

  42. Alicia Keys Joined by Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz During MSG Show

    March 18, 2010 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys stopped at New York City's Madison Square Garden last night (March 17) during her "Freedom Tour" and gave her hometown fans a special treat with surprise performances from Beyoncé , Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz. Keys first perfor ...

  43. Alicia Keys and Beyonce Live at MSG - Billboard.com

    Alicia Keys and Beyonce Live at MSG - Billboard.com

    March 18, 2010 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys and Beyonce live at MSG beyonce , R&B , Hip-Hop , soul , The Element of Freedom , beyonce , nyc , vuclip , Madison Square Garden , MSG Videos Alicia Keys Beyonce Live Beyonce Beyoncé MSG New York New York City Pop Soul ...

  44. Alicia Keys and Jay-Z Live at MSG - Billboard.com

    Alicia Keys and Jay-Z Live at MSG - Billboard.com

    March 18, 2010 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys and Jay-Z Live at MSG - Billboard.com Jay-z , R&B , soul , Hip-Hop , The Element of Freedom , the blueprint 3 , nyc , vuclip , empire state of mind part 2 , Madison Square Garden Videos Jay-Z Alicia Keys MSG New York New York City Po ...

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