1. First Pitch Disasters: 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey & More

    May 28, 2014 12:31 PM EDT Juuust a bit outside! Yesterday (May 27), 50 Cent showed up at the New York Mets' Citi Field and threw one of the worst ceremonial first pitches in recent memory. While 50 looked like he could hold his own on the mound – wearing a personalized ...

  2. Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations

    May 22, 2014 12:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Drake and rocker Hedley lead the pack with six nominations each for the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards next month in Toronto. Drake and Hedley will go head-to-head in the juried best video and best director categories, while also contending in t ...

  3. Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Hospitalized for Alcoholism: 'If I Have One Drink The Docs Say I Will Die'

    May 17, 2014 12:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has hit “rock bottom” and was recently hospitalized as a result of alcohol abuse, the singer candidly revealed in a May 16 post on his website. “The reason I got so sick is from all the hard boozing I’ve been doing ove ...

  4. One Direction, Katy Perry, Austin Mahone Among Nominees for 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards

    February 26, 2014 9:17 PM EST 0 0 0 One Direction is among the major nominees at the Kids' Choice Awards announced earlier this week, and now the boy band is included as a potential award winner at the Radio Disney Music Awards. The Brits are one of many nominees at the awards -- ...

  5. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST .667 k 258 Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of B ...

  6. Shakira and Rihanna's Single Rollout: How Their Social Networks Reacted

    January 16, 2014 7:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Both artists experienced changes on the Social 50 -- but which one experienced a gain? Even though Rihanna is the featured act on Shakira’s new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," the former’s online fan base reacted much stronger ...

  7. Lorde Leaps Up Social 50 Chart

    November 14, 2013 7:53 PM EST Lorde reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart (rising 20-11) after her debut album, "Pure Heroine," was released in Europe on Oct. 28. (The set’s European bow came a month after its U.S. release on Sept. 30.)   The Social 50 ranks the ...

  8. Lorde Leaps Up Social 50 Chart

    November 14, 2013 7:53 PM EST Lorde reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart (rising 20-11) after her debut album, "Pure Heroine," was released in Europe on Oct. 28. (The set’s European bow came a month after its U.S. release on Sept. 30.)   The Social 50 ranks th ...

  9. Eminem Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200, Celine Dion And Avril Lavigne In Top Five

    November 13, 2013 11:38 AM EST As reported yesterday , Eminem makes a splash at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as his new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuts atop the list with 792,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the second-largest sales week of the ...

  10. Deryck Whibley Drops Avril Lavigne's Last Name Three Years After Their Divorce: Report

    November 12, 2013 5:45 AM EST Talk about a delay. Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley took Avril Lavigne's name when they were married, something that went under the radar during their four years of marriage. Now three years after their divorce was finalized, the singer has fi ...

  11. Eminem's 'MMLP2' Set for No. 1 With 750K, Celine Dion Heading for No. 2

    November 08, 2013 7:35 PM EST As reported earlier , Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" album is unstoppable, as it will easily debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 with the second-largest sales week of the year. Industry sources say the set could se ...

  12. Eminem's 'MMLP2' Set for No. 1 With 750K, Celine Dion Heading for No. 2

    November 08, 2013 7:35 PM EST As reported earlier , Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" album is unstoppable, as it will easily debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 with the second-largest sales week of the year. Industry sources say the set could s ...

  13. Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne Climb Social 50 Chart

    October 24, 2013 5:05 PM EDT Both Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne make great gains on the Social 50 this week, following their respective new song releases. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instag ...

  14. Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne Climb Social 50 Chart

    October 24, 2013 4:48 PM EDT Both Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne make great gains on the Social 50 this week, following their respective new song releases. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Inst ...

  15. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every M ...

  16. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Pop Songs Chart

    October 21, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The song's crossover continues, as it takes over atop the mainstream top 40 radio airplay tally Lorde lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart with "Royals." With the coronation, the 16-year-old New Zealander ...

  17. How Justin Timberlake Became an Unofficial Sales Exec for iHeartRadio Fest: Q&A With Clear Channel Connections' Greg Glenday (Exclusive)

    September 20, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Tickets to Clear Channel’s third annual IHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend aren’t the only part of the two-day spectacle that are sold out -- sponsor activity is at an all-time high, too. More than 14 blue-chip brands are prepping major on ...

  18. Avril Lavigne Reveals Self-Titled Album Release Date, Tracklist

    September 05, 2013 11:36 PM EDT Avril Lavigne has set a date for her self-titled set. The pop-punk singer will release her fifth studio album on Nov. 5, Lavigne announced Thursday. The Epic Records release will be available for pre-order beginning Sept. 24. Avril Lavigne Rev ...

  19. Exclusive: Clear Channel Announces iHeartRadio Festival Sponsors; Preps First Fan Village

    July 15, 2013 8:57 AM EDT In just its third year, Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Music Festival has quickly carved out its own niche in the ever-crowding festival market by booking a lineup made up entirely of marquee, A-plus plus talent that grace its 850 stations’ airwav ...

  20. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Tie the Knot

    July 02, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger officially said "I Do" on Monday (July 1) in a celebration that took place in the South of France. Though multiple sources prematurely reported the Canadian couple's nuptials had tak ...

  21. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 11:22 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell ...

  22. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Me ...

  23. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Po ...

  24. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Si ...

  25. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2013 7:19 PM EDT LAS VEGAS – Being backstage at any televised awards show is a crazy, surreal scene, and last night’s Billboard Music Awards lived up to that standard in fine fashion: Jabbawockeez and countless other dancers charging through, giant lion statues ...

  26. Demi Lovato and Avril Lavigne Return to Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    May 16, 2013 7:17 PM EDT Two artists make 10-position jumps straight into the top 10 on the Social 50 this week, as both Demi Lovato and Avril Lavigne return to the region. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wik ...

  27. Chart Moves: P!nk Tops AC With 'Try'; Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne Return; Lady Antebellum Makes Fastest Trip To Country Airplay Summit

    April 19, 2013 5:21 PM EDT As previously reported , P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess, rises 3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week? -- P!nk: As she crowns th ...

  28. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne 'Never' Lands On Pop Songs

    April 15, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Lavigne and Selena Gomez preview forthcoming albums with debuts on Pop Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out th ...

  29. 'The Voice' Finale: Two Coaches Say 'Good Riddance,' Rihanna + Bruno Mars Perform

    December 19, 2012 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 PLUS: Watch Cassadee Pope duet with the Killers, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne Before Cassadee Pope was crowned winner , NBC managed to pack the two-hour finale of "The Voice" season three with big musical guests from Kelly Clarkson, th ...

  30. 'X Factor' Finale: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes Among Duet Partners

    December 18, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 As the "X Factor"'s remaining three competitors prepare for their final battle, they'll have a little professional help. Following suit with last year's tradition, each contestant will be joined by a celebrity musician for a ...

  31. Bruno Mars Ties Justin Timberlake, Nelly For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 5:00 PM EST Mars notches his fifth Mainstream Top 40 topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this wee ...

  32. Bruno Mars Ties Nelly, Justin Timberlake For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Mars notches his fifth Pop Songs topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week , Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this week on the ...

  33. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST 0 0 0 With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprud ...

  34. What's L.A. Reid's Track Record at 'X Factor'?

    December 13, 2012 9:25 PM EST With just a week left until the second season of "X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a television show. It's not an impru ...

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  36. Avril Lavigne Covers Nickelback's 'How You Remind Me': Listen

    December 11, 2012 8:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne is paying tribute to her fiancé with a cover of Nickelback hit "How You Remind Me." The 2001 track, which spent 49 weeks on the Hot 100 and led the album "Silver Side Up" to multi-platinum status, turns from guitar ...

  37. 'The Voice' Final Six Talk Song Choices: Watch Latest Performances

    December 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The six finalists on "The Voice" got their first chance to perform two songs in one show and four of them took similar plans of attack: Perform one song in strict accordance with the original and tweak the other by altering the tempo and a ...

  38. Taylor Swift's 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 22, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten days before the release of Taylor Swift's fifth album, "Red," Scott Borchetta is in "redundancy mode." That means checking, double-checking and triple-checking every aspect of the 16 tracks on the album. Nothing about th ...

  39. Jeffrey Azoff, Son of Irving, Joins CAA as Music Agent

    October 10, 2012 7:55 PM EDT Music manager Jeffrey Azoff is joining talent agency CAA, where he will work as a music agent. He will start with the agency on Oct. 22. Register today for the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards November 7-8 in New York City and Save $50. ( ...

  40. Avril Lavigne's Kroeger-Assisted Album Coming Late 2012/Early 2013

    September 10, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne 's forthcoming fifth album, which helped bring together the singer and her new fiancee, Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger, will be hitting stores at the end of this year or in early 2013. In Billboard's latest cover story, &quo ...

  41. The Beat 8/23: Taylor Swift Breaks Records, Avril & Chad Get Engaged

    August 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 23 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In toda ...

  42. The Beat 08/23: Avril & Chad Get Engaged, Taylor Swift Breaks Records

    The Beat 08/23: Avril & Chad Get Engaged, Taylor Swift Breaks Records

    August 23, 2012 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 08/23: Taylor Swift Breaks Records, Avril & Chad Get Engaged Flo Rida , jonathan brooks , The Doors , dee snider , Dinosaur Jr. , tim heidecker , Billboard , taylor swift , Marilyn Manson , Rob Zombie Videos Taylor Swift Avril Lavigne B ...

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