1. Exclusive: Listen to Leighton Meester's New Song 'Heartstrings'

    September 09, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Leighton Meester is channeling  Chiles Stanton . Meester -- who showed off her voice in Country Strong -- just wrapped a turn on Broadway in Of Mice and Men , and is now putting the finishing touches on her debut LP Heartstrings . Below, Billboard ...

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  3. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following an acclaimed performance of the song on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele 's stark ballad "Someone Like You" bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. &quo ...

  4. Cobra Starship Looks To Clean Up With Its Fourth Release

    September 01, 2011 11:26 AM EDT New York pop-punk dance band Cobra Starship is coming off of its biggest release to date. The group's third album, Hot Mess, released in 2009 by Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It was powered by the smash ...

  5. Cobra Starship Looks to Clean Up With 'Night Shades'

    August 26, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York pop-punk dance band Cobra Starship is coming off of its biggest release to date. The group's third album, "Hot Mess," released in 2009 by Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It was powered by th ...

  6. Yung Berg: 'Derrick Rose' Song Is My 'Black and Yellow'

    May 04, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose officially became the NBA's youngest Most Valuable Player winner on Tuesday (May 3), fellow hometown native Yung Berg had already honored the basketball star with "Derrick Rose," a new sin ...

  7. 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 ( ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Gwyneth Paltrow, Train, Florence + The Machine

    January 13, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 SOUNDTRACK STRENGTH: Starring Gwyneth Paltrow , Tim McGraw and Leighton Meester , "Country Strong" grossed $7.3 million upon its nationwide premiere Jan. 7-9. The haul translated to a sixth-place finish in box office receipts in its openin ...

  9. In 'Country Strong' Movie, Gwyneth Paltrow Channels Her Inner Singer

    January 07, 2011 4:22 PM EST 0 0 0 "Country Strong," out in theaters today (Jan. 7), represents an odd amalgamation of entertainment genres. Pop stars Britney Spears and Michael Jackson inspired the film's heartbreaking theme, fleshed out by Gwyneth Paltrow, who is cas ...

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop ...

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Beatles

    November 24, 2010 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 FOUR-MIDABLE: Having set the record for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Rihanna continues her winning week, lifting 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Only Girl (In the World)" and debu ...

  12. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 8:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted h ...

  13. Gwyneth Paltrow Goes 'Country Strong' as Singer

    October 14, 2010 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow is strapping on her cowboy boots, grabbing a guitar and getting in touch with some country roots for her new movie, "Country Strong." Paltrow reportedly does all of her own singing in the film, where she plays a country sin ...

  14. Gwyneth Paltrow to Play Teacher On 'Glee'

    September 28, 2010 8:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 After days of speculation on the Internet, Gwyneth Paltrow will be setting foot on " Glee " this season, the show's creator said. "Yes, it's true," Ryan Murphy told UsMagazine.com. "She is a fan of the show." ...

  15. Gwyneth Paltrow Goes Country For 'Country Strong' Trailer

    September 10, 2010 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow's got her southern drawl in tact in her latest flick, "Country Strong." Video: Gwyneth Paltrow, "Country Strong" trailer Paltrow plays a country singer named Kelly Canter who is a recovering alcoholic that at ...

  16. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as " ...

  17. 'Glee' Cast Has Big Plans for Summer Vacation; Matthew Morrison to Record Solo LP

    June 07, 2010 2:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Glee" cast may have a summer break from shooting and touring, but that doesn't mean they're taking it easy. Matthew Morrison, who stars as earnest, upbeat glee club coach Will Schuester on the hit Fox series, planned to spen ...

  18. Grammy Record of the Year? Stars' Picks - Billboard.com

    Grammy Record of the Year? Stars' Picks - Billboard.com

    January 26, 2010 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, The Fray, Keri Hilson, Melanie Fiona, Leighton Meester, Orianthi and many others pick who they want to win the 2010 Record of the Year Grammy. grammy awards , Melanie Fiona , America ...

  19. People's Choice Highlights: Cobra Starship, Mariah, Keith Urban, & More

    January 07, 2010 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The People's Choice Awards run the gamut from music and movies to TV shows and the occasional oddball category -- "Favorite Web Celeb," anyone? -- but if you care most about the music, then here are the top five moments from last nigh ...

  20. Video: 2009 Chart Stars Talk 2010 Plans

    December 30, 2009 2:19 PM EST 0 0 0 As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard's cameras caught up with them at Z100's Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal hi ...

  21. Leighton Meester's 2010 Look-Ahead - Billboard.com

    Leighton Meester's 2010 Look-Ahead - Billboard.com

    December 16, 2009 6:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Leighton Meester looks back at her 2009 and ahead to her plans in 2010. Billboard.com interview by Mariel Concepcion, Dec. 2009, at Jingle Ball in New York. Pop , interview , Live , exclusive , Jingle Ball , rock , Somebody To Love , leighton meeste ...

  22. Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow To Star In Country Musical Drama

    December 02, 2009 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw , Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester are set to star in Screen Gems' country singing drama "Love Don't Let Me Down," which Shana Feste wrote and is directing. Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping are prod ...

  23. Listen Free: Hottest Holiday Albums of 2009

    November 27, 2009 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to the hottest holiday albums released this year, right here on Billboard.com. Check out the latest sonic season's greetings from Sting , Andrea Bocelli , Tori Amos , Bob Dylan , Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood . Then head over to the c ...

  24. Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood Bring Holiday Cheer To 'Very Special Christmas 7'

    November 24, 2009 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 With a lineup that includes Miley Cyrus , Carrie Underwood , Colbie Caillat , Sean Kingston and others, the seventh "A Very Special Christmas" Special Olympics benefit album has a younger audience in its crosshairs. "That was the game ...

  25. 'Glee' Songs Liven Up Billboard Hot 100

    September 17, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart. The television show's cast recording of Rihanna's hit "Take A Bow" is the week's to ...

  26. Janet Jackson To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson At MTV VMAs

    September 09, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson will open this year's MTV Video Music Awards with a tribute to her brother Michael, who passed away in June. The special appearance is said to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson 's life and career. Michael Jackson has had a ...

  27. Pearl Jam Posts Week's Highest Hot 100 Debut, Peas Stay On Top

    September 03, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam scores the week's highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, which also sees the Black Eyed Peas , Jay Sean and Creed all making waves. Entering at No. 56 is the Seattle rock band's "The Fixer," which earns Pearl Jam its b ...

  28. Black Eyed Peas Hold Top Spot On Hot 100

    August 27, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas sit at No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 yet again are with "I Gotta Feeling," extending the group's unprecedent run at the top of the chart to 21 weeks. Elsewhere on the chart, "Down," by Jay Sean featur ...

  29. Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z Make Noise On Hot 100

    August 20, 2009 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday , the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feeli ...

  30. Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz Tie Records On Billboard Hot 100

    August 13, 2009 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz have caught up to chart records set by Usher and LeAnn Rimes , setting the stage for two new chart milestones on next week's Billboard Hot 100. With 19 consecutive weeks at No. 1, the Peas tie Usher's rec ...

  31. Exclusive Clip: Cobra Starship

    August 10, 2009 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Cobra Starship interview is often like an episode of frontman Gabe Saporta's favorite TV show, "Gossip Girl" -- full of jokes, drama and throw-your-hands-up plot twists. In the case of Billboard.com's latest sit down with the N ...

  32. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Fabolous, Leighton Meester

    August 06, 2009 5:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 JACKSON'S FIVE: In any other week, Fabolous' debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 would be pretty big news (and hey, it still is!), but this week, Michael Jackson remains the King of Pop Charts. As his 2003 hit set "Number Ones" s ...

  33. T.I., Jay Sean Post Big Numbers On Billboard Hot 100

    August 06, 2009 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. and U.K. singer Jay Sean tear up the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as T.I. scores the week's highest debut and Jay Sean earns his first top 10 on the chart. The incarcerated T.I.'s "Remember Me," featuring Mary J. Blige , deb ...

  34. Cobra Starship Gets Leighton Meester Into 'Hot Mess'

    July 13, 2009 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta knows he shouldn't be takling this much -- let alone recording a new album, touring nonstop and doing interviews -- but he just can't quit. "I haven't really given my voice a rest," says ...

  35. Pitbull, Jeremih Hit Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 21, 2009 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull unleashes his first top 10, "American Idol" spurs movement for Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and the Fray, and Jeremih jumps into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Pitbull’s 10th Hot 100 appearance marks his first ...

  36. 'Gossip Girl' Star Leighton Meester Signs Record Deal

    April 24, 2009 12:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leighton Meester, star of the CW Network's teen drama "Gossip Girl," has signed a deal with Universal Republic through Time-Act Music to release her debut album in the fall. The 23-year-old actress began recording material-- described ...

  37. 'Gossip Girl' Star Leighton Meester Signs Record Deal

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leighton Meester, star of the CW Network's teen drama "Gossip Girl," has signed a deal with Universal Republic through Time-Act Music to release her debut album in the fall. The 23-year-old actress began recording material-- descr ...