1. Rihanna's 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign

    December 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna matches her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. She had previously led for seven frames with "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z , in 2007 and as ...

  2. Backbeat: Janelle Monae, Jan Smith & Uwonda Carter Honored At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Event

    November 23, 2011 7:35 AM EST L-R: Jay Sloan, Jan Smith, Uwonda Carter, Janelle Monae and Jennifer Drake. (Photo: Prince Williams/ASCAP) Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monae. (Photo: Prince Williams/ASCAP) The music that has shaped much of the last 15 years of pop ...

  3. Freshman Haze: Allen Stone

    October 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone . He's drawn the inevitable comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake . With his unconventional look -- long, curly hairy and glasses -- and smooth falsetto, he reminds us more of a ...

  4. Haley Reinhart Plots 'Sultry, Bluesy Rock' Future After 'Idol'

    May 20, 2011 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Haley Reinhart is gone from the "American Idol" world -- but won't be forgotten any time, soon. "Everybody is such a great big family...and I knew I'd miss them. But then again, I'm gonna see them again today," the ...

  5. Bruno Mars Channels Elvis, Chuck Berry at Miami 'Hooligans' Show

    May 13, 2011 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most surprising things about Bruno Mars is that he plays the guitar as well as he sings. Meaning, he's damn good at it. But technical proficiency is only part of what made Mars' Wednesday night (May 11) concert in Miami, as part ...

  6. 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit Opens, Features Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    May 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit op ...

  7. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 ATLiens Big Boi and Janelle Monáe take a stroll, Gucci Mane gives Jackie Chan a ring, Bilal takes action through a tribute, and Lloyd brings Murder to New York City. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. From "Sir Lucious Left Foot ...

  8. Bruno Mars Monkeys Around in 'Lazy Song' Video

    April 14, 2011 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 After breaking out as a solo artist with elaborate videos for "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade," Bruno Mars appropriately dials back with the help of some monkey-masked companions in the clip for his latest single, "The L ...

  9. Prince to Play 21-Night Residency in Los Angeles

    April 08, 2011 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 P rince will continue his residency-style "Welcome 2 America" tour with a whopping 21-date stand in Los Angeles, beginning on April 14 at the Forum. The artist made the announcement via a phone call on George Lopez's show last night ( ...

  10. Janelle Monae Joining Katy Perry on Select Tour Dates

    March 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following her joint tour with Bruno Mars, eclectic R&B singer Janelle Monae will go on the road with Katy Perry for select dates on her "California Dreams" trek. Monae will spot dates starting July 13 in Regina, SK (Canada) and ending ...

  11. Update: Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae Announce Joint Tour Dates

    February 16, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following their show-stopping performance at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae will team up for a North American co-headlining tour. The retro-pop singer and R&B songstress will embark on the joint trek, dubbed Hooligans in Wondala ...

  12. Bruno Mars And Janelle Monae Announce Joint Tour

    February 16, 2011 7:48 AM EST Following their show-stopping performance at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae will team up for a North American co-headlining tour. The retro-pop singer and R&B songstress will embark on the joint trek, dubbed Hooligans in Wonda ...

  13. Cee Lo Drops 'Bodies' Video; Cameos By Janelle Monae, Kerry Washington

    February 15, 2011 12:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Cee-Lo dropped the video for his track, "Bodies," off his "The Lady Killer" album. Check out the clip below: Video: Cee-Lo Green, "Bodies" The video is directed by Miakel Colombu and features cameos from Janelle Monae, ...

  14. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners at 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:45 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker, as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem , Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year, for "The Suburbs." The seven-member ensembl ...

  15. #Grammys: Our Favorite Tweets Of The Night

    February 14, 2011 12:09 AM EST As a longtime Grammy veteran, it's hard to say which currently popular activity distracts you from the show you're ostensibly reporting about more: live-blogging or trying to follow the Twitter barrage, even a not-that-big one. This year ...

  16. Janelle Monae on the 2011 Grammy Carpet

    Janelle Monae on the 2011 Grammy Carpet

    February 14, 2011 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Janelle Monae on the 2011 Grammy Carpet Grammys 2013 Grammys 2014 Janelle Monáe ...

  17. Lady Gaga, Muse Light Up Grammys Stage, Win Early Awards

    February 13, 2011 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 There weren't many awards given out during first 90 minutes of the 53rd annual Grammy awards telecast. Instead, music's biggest night kicked off by focusing on music, often moving from one energetic performance to the next. Grammys Red Car ...

  18. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The W ...

  19. Janelle Monae Honored at Essence Magazine's Grammy Week Celebration: Photo Gallery

    February 10, 2011 1:44 PM EST Essence magazine held court Feb. 9 at Playhouse Hollywood for its second annual Black Women in Music celebration honoring Janelle Monae for her "vision, creativity, artistry and style," in the words of Essence.com managing editor Emil Wi ...

  20. Hot Tours: Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, Linkin Park

    February 10, 2011 12:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Returning to the concert stage is Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse who ranks No. 1 this week with over $7.1 million in ticket sales from the Summer Soul Festival tour in Brazil during January. The British singer headlined the brief concert tour that also ...

  21. Bob Dylan to Perform at Grammys with Mumford & Sons, Avett Bros.

    February 10, 2011 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Gramm ...

  22. Grammys Central 2011

    February 10, 2011 10:10 AM EST LATEST NEWS FEB. 14, 2011 Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party The artists celebrated with label brass Lyor Cohen, Craig Kallman, Julie Greenwald and others. FEB. 10, 2011 Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This ...

  23. Billboard's Danyel Smith Chats With Lupe, B.o.B, Estelle, Janelle Monae

    February 08, 2011 12:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's recently-appointed Editor Danyel Smith kicked it with Atlantic Records' Lupe Fiasco , B.o.B , Estelle and Janelle Monae for the label's new web series, "Game Changers." Check it out: Video: Danyel Smith chats wit ...

  24. Update: Rihanna & Drake, Cee Lo & Gwyneth Paltrow to Duet at Grammys

    February 02, 2011 8:50 AM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna and Drake will perform together at the Grammy Awards, while Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow will team up for their own duet with the Jim Henson Company Puppets, it was announced late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning (Feb. 2). Rihanna an ...

  25. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On 'California Gurls,' Cee Lo Opens for Prince

    February 01, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Super Bowl Episode to Open with Katy Perry's "California Gurls" " Glee " will kick off its post-Super Bowl episode with a spirit ...

  26. POTW: Janelle Monae, B.o.B, Big Boi, Nicki Minaj, Britney

    January 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B.o.B , Janelle Monae and Big Boi showed their sparkly whites, Nicki Minaj toned down the costume-like outfits, Britney Spears smugged the media, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys were all smiles, Diddy was underdressed, Prince Michael Jackson I and uncle ...

  27. Big Boi: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Big Boi "Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader" Late 2011 Big Boi says his new album, which is named for his favorite White Castle cashier, will include collaborations with Janelle Monáe. And, if the Black Keys/Chico Dusty mash-ups and "J ...

  28. Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum Added as Grammys Performers

    January 20, 2011 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 A new batch of performers has been added to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony, with nominees Justin Bieber , Bruno Mars and Lady Antebellum all slated to take the stage on Feb. 13. Bieber, who is nominated for best new artist, is set to perform ...

  29. Chrisette Michele Finds New Voice on 'Freedom' Album

    December 01, 2010 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 There's more confidence in Chrisette Michele 's voice these days, but it has nothing to do with her vocal ability. The Grammy-winning singer, who debuted with the jazz-soul CD "I Am" in 2007, is speaking her minding on her third ...

  30. Watch: Stars Go Offline for AIDS, Make 'Last Tweet and Testament' Videos

    December 01, 2010 2:48 PM EST 0 0 0 On behalf of Alicia Keys ' Keep A Child Alive AIDS charity, celebs including Lady Gaga , Justin Timberlake , Usher and Keys herself sacrificed their lives -- their digital lives, that is. Starting today (Dec. 1), World AIDS Day, these stars and ...

  31. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga to Sign Off Twitter for Charity

    November 28, 2010 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga take charity work seriously, and they're going offline to prove it. Gaga, Justin Timberlake , Usher and other celebrities have joined a new campaign called Digital Life Sacrifice on behalf of Keys' charity, Keep a ...

  32. Amy Winehouse Announces Tour Dates in Brazil

    November 17, 2010 4:23 PM EST 0 0 0 A my Winehouse is set to play her first official shows in two years. The U.K. singer today (Nov. 17) announced a "one-off tour," scheduled for early next year in Brazil, on her website . Winehouse will play three dates for Brazil's Su ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Britney Working on 'Big' New Song, Coldplay Playing Hidden Gigs For Charity

    November 09, 2010 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Recording 'Big Song' with Dr. Luke, Demos Lost in Fire Britney Spears ' manager wrote on her Twitter yesterday that the singer is "recording a ...

  34. Prince NYC Tickets Sell Out in 30 Minutes

    November 02, 2010 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 A two-night stand at New York's 20,000-capacity Madison Square Garden, where Prince plans to play master of ceremonies to an all-star revue that will feature performances by Janelle Monae , Maceo Parker and Sheila E. , among others, has sold ou ...

  35. Prince Rolls Out 'Welcome 2 America' Tour Dates

    October 26, 2010 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 P rince will kick off his Welcome 2 America tour with a string of arena dates in New York and New Jersey, marking his first run of East Coast shows since 2004. The pop-funk legend, who announced the trek's first five dates this week, will begin ...

  36. Nelly Furtado Prepping New Album, Greatest Hits Compilation

    October 20, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Nelly Furtado prepares to survey the first decade of her recording career with the Nov. 15 release of "The Best of Nelly Furtado," the Canadian songstress reports that she's "just over sort of halfway done" with her next ...

  37. Usher, Alicia Keys Get Four Soul Train Nominations

    October 18, 2010 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got fou ...

  38. Prince Announces 'Welcome 2 America' Tour

    October 14, 2010 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 P rince held a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater to announce "Welcome 2 America," a forthcoming tour beginning in December 2010. The pop legend will perform and play master of ceremonies at each show, which will feature arti ...

  39. Prince Announces 'Welcome 2 America' Tour

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prince held a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater in New York to announce "Welcome 2 America," a forthcoming tour beginning in December 2010. The pop legend will perform and play master of ceremonies at each show, which will ...

  40. 5 Things with Travie McCoy

    October 04, 2010 10:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article To give you a closer look at your favorite artists' favorite things, Billboard.com is launching "5 Things," a new package that lets artists open up about their personal preferences. We're kicking things off with pop ...

  41. Janelle Monae Rocks The Viper Room For 'Last Call'

    September 24, 2010 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monae gave a powerhouse performance for "Last Call With Carson Daly." The singer belted out upcoming single "Cold War" from her debut album "The ArchAndroid" at L.A.'s Viper Room. The singer rocked her stap ...

  42. Diddy, The Strokes, Train Rock Fashion Week

    September 15, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's no surprise that New York Fashion Week brings out big stars for runways shows and afterparties. But many events, including Fashion's Night Out , however, bring out the music stars in full force. Held Sept. 10 in NYC, the city-wide Fas ...

  43. Fashion's Night Out: Pharrell, Kanye, Gwen Stefani, Draw Fans to NYC

    September 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music stars and industry VIPs grace the front rows of New York Fashion Week each season, but at this year's Fashion's Night Out, they mingled with everyday fans. As retail stores ranging from Nine West to Balenciaga opened their doors to ...

  44. Fashion's Night Out: Pharrell, Kanye, Gwen Stefani, Draw Fans to NYC

    September 11, 2010 5:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music stars and industry VIPs grace the front rows of New York Fashion Week each season, but at this year's Fashion's Night Out, they mingled with everyday fans. As retail stores ranging from Nine West to Balenciaga opened their doors to t ...

  45. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awar ...

  46. Atlantic Records, ESPN Team For Coverage

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records and ESPN will team to feature the label's artists in promotions surrounding the 2010 college football season. Artists including T.I., Janelle Monae, Shinedown, Zac Brown Band and B.O.B. will have their music featured during g ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Release Of The Week - Big Boi

    June 29, 2010 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article From splitting with former label Jive Records, to contractual issues that prevented Outkast partner Andre 3000 from making guest appearances on his new album, Big Boi has faced his share of obstacles leading up to the release of his so ...

  49. My Morning Jacket, Ozzy, Muse, Weezer Headline Voodoo Experience 2010

    June 22, 2010 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 M y Morning Jacket joins Ozzy Osbourne , Muse and Weezer as headliners of the Voodoo Experience 2010, this year's edition of the annual Halloween weekend festival in New Orleans. MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5 and dozens of o ...

  50. Janelle Monae Makes MJ Fave By Charlie Chaplin "Smile"

    June 21, 2010 9:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Said to be one of Michael Jackson 's favorite songs, and sung lovingly at his memorial a year ago almost exactly by his brother Jermaine , this week's Mashup Monday goes all the way back to 1936 to famed silent film comedian Charlie Chapli ...

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