1. Nelly Furtado Performs New Song in Portugal: Watch

    July 11, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Performing a melodic ballad reportedly titled "Mystery," Nelly Furtado debuted the first sneak peak of her upcoming album at the Delta Tejo Festival in Portugal on July 2. The song is likely a track from her "Lifestyle" album, ex ...

  2. Dr. Dre to Oversee and Rap On Game's 'The R.E.D. Album'

    July 06, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 We may be hearing Dr. Dre spit sooner than we think. The Game told MTV News that the N.W.A. legend would not only rap on "The R.E.D. Album" (Aug 23), but help oversee the entire project as well. "This album is the most incredible albu ...

  3. Jordan Knight 'Unfinished' Album Premiere

    May 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ordan Knight , lead singer of the '80's/'90's pop sensation New Kids on the Block , is showing the world that feel-good music is right for any time and at any age."There's this idea that when you turn 40, you automati ...

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for ...

  5. Game Says Delayed 'R.E.D.' Album Will Be 'Best' Album of 2011

    March 29, 2011 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Game 's upcoming "The R.E.D." album has been delayed numerous times and still has no set release date, but the California rapper says he isn't jaded. In fact, he feels he's still "one of the last artists that really car ...

  6. 50 Cent to Donate Gadhafi Gig Money to UNICEF

    March 09, 2011 2:18 PM EST Cent is the latest artist to make a donation to charity after it was revealed he performed at an event linked to the clan of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A statement released to The Associated Press on Wednesday said the rapper, who has his ow ...

  7. 50 Cent To Make UNICEF Donation In Wake Of Gadhafi Gig

    March 09, 2011 12:49 PM EST Cent is the latest artist to make a donation to charity after it was revealed he performed at an event linked to the clan of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A statement released to The Associated Press on Wednesday said the rapper, who has his o ...

  8. Usher 'Sincerely Troubled' by Gadhafi Concert Link

    March 04, 2011 6:57 PM EST 0 0 0 U sher said Friday he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St. Bart's linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family and plans to donate his concert fee to human rights organizations. Earlier this we ...

  9. Usher 'Sincerely Troubled' About Gadhafi Concert Link

    March 04, 2011 6:40 PM EST Usher said Friday he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St. Bart's linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family and plans to donate his concert fee to human rights organizations. Earlier this w ...

  10. Mariah Carey 'Embarrassed' by Gadhafi Performance

    March 03, 2011 2:56 PM EST Mariah Carey says she was unaware that she was booked to perform a concert linked to Gadhafi's clan - and she's embarrassed "to have participated in this mess." Carey is among a handful of entertainers who were paid handsome fe ...

  11. Mariah Carey 'Embarrassed' Over Gadhafi-Linked Concert

    March 03, 2011 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 M ariah Carey says she was unaware that she was booked to perform a concert linked to Gadhafi's clan -- and she's embarrassed "to have participated in this mess." Carey is among a handful of entertainers who were paid handsome fe ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Apple Unveils iPad 2, Beyonce Donates Gadhafi Money

    March 02, 2011 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Apple Unveils iPad 2 At a special press event today in San Francisco, Apple unveiled the next generation of the iPad, dubbed the iPad 2. The new iPad is thinner, lighter, ...

  13. Beyonce Donated $1 Million From Gadhafi Performance To Haiti Relief

    March 02, 2011 6:16 PM EST Following in the footsteps of Nelly Furtado , Beyonce has announced that she has handed over the $1 million she earned performing for family members of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to charity. The singer -- who performed with Usher at a 2009 Ne ...

  14. Beyonce, Usher, Furtado's Gigs For Gadhafi Raise The Question: Which Private Shows Are Unethical?

    March 02, 2011 3:32 PM EST Moammar Gadhafi (Photo: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images) As revenues from recorded music and other sectors dwindle, corporate and private shows are welcome income for artists at all levels. But given the negative publicity artists including Beyonce, Ma ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Asks for Birthday Charity Donations, Slayer Singer Hospitalized

    February 28, 2011 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Asks for Charity Donations for Birthday To celebrate his 17th birthday, Justin Bieber is asking his diehard fans to direct their good will toward Charity: W ...

  16. Nelly Furtado to Donate $1 Million From Gaddafi Performance to Charity

    February 28, 2011 12:12 PM EST Nelly Furtado's Tweet of righteousness (Twitter screen grab) Canadian singer Nelly Furtado took to her Twitter account early Monday morning (Feb. 28) to let her fans know that she wants nothing to do with the fruits of Libyan dictator Muammar ...

  17. Frankmusik Earns U.S. Fans with Far*East Movement Collab, Lady Gaga Remix

    February 10, 2011 6:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Did you catch Far*East Movement Monday (Feb. 7) night on "Conan" performing its Hot 100 top 10 hit "Rocketeer?" If so, then you may have wondered who was sitting in with the group on piano and subbing for the song's original ...

  18. Nelly Furtado: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado "Lifestyle" Date TBD According to Furtado, the Timbaland-produced "Lifestyle" will be inspired by the broad influences of her 2000 debut, "Whoa, Nelly!," and the vocals of 2009's Spanish-language &quo ...

  19. Drake To Host Canada's Juno Awards

    December 02, 2010 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Toronto rapper Drake has accepted the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences invitation to host the 40th anniversary of the Juno Awards. It will be held in his home city March 27 at the Air Canada Centre and broadcast live on CTV. "I a ...

  20. Camila, Juan Luis Guerra Win Big at 2010 Latin Grammy Awards

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Latin Grammy voters gave a big thumbs up to developing acts by awarding Mexican trio Camila -- a group that has taken Latin pop in a new direction -- major awards during the 11th annual Latin Grammys. Their hit single, "Mientes," penned by ...

  21. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's M ...

  22. Latin Grammy 2010 Predictions: And the Winner Is...

    November 10, 2010 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 It's time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday night (Nov. 11.) Alejandro Sanz , Juan Luis Guerra , Jorge Drexler and Camila le ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Pharrell Describes New N*E*R*D Album As 'A Time Capsule'

    October 12, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 P harrell Williams says N*E*R*D fans can expect "a departure" when the group's fourth album, "Nothing," comes out Nov. 2. Though fronted by the playful, club-friendly single "Hot N' Fun," featuring Nelly Furta ...

  25. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a ...

  26. Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin Grammy darlings Alejandro Sanz and Juan Luis Guerra , along with past nominee Jorge Drexler , led the nominations for the 11th edition of the awards with four nods each, tying Mario Domm, the lead singer and songwriter of pop group Camila . Th ...

  27. Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, Belanova Set For Terra Music Fest

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Terra has partnered with Ford to present the Terra Music Fest—a day-long concert headlined by Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson and Belanova—that will launch Terra’s new Live & Loud online platform. The Terra Music Fest will take place Oct. 3 at the ...

  28. The Game Sees 'R.E.D.'

    June 03, 2010 12:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 In an age when even the most prominent rappers have to hustle with each new album, Game 's approach could be considered either refreshingly contrarian or just plain suicidal. The rapper says he believes seniority in music equates not having to ...

  29. N*E*R*D: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Nothing" (Star Trak/Interscope, TBD) On the Pharrell -produced fourth album "Nothing," N*E*R*D revisits its hip-hop fusion after two years off. On the album's first single, "Hot N Fun," the trio gives its fans a s ...

  30. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Interview with Nelly Furtado

    May 04, 2010 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes to you one last time from the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in sunny Puerto Rico. We talk to Nelly Furtado , a finalist for four Billboard Latin Music Awards, ...

  31. The Daily Noise 5.4.2010 - Nelly Furtado

    The Daily Noise 5.4.2010 - Nelly Furtado

    May 04, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Daily Noise 5.4.2010 - Nelly Furtado Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Latin Music Awards , Nelly Furtado , Nelly Furtado , Bill Werde Videos Nelly Furtado Bill Werde ...

  32. Billboard Latin Music Awards: On the Red Carpet

    April 30, 2010 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes straight from the red carpet at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Puerto Rico. The brightest stars in Latin music gathered to celebrate and enjoy performances from the best ...

  33. Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean To Perform At 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 22, 2010 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstars Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean, Paulina Rubio and Chayanne are the newest addition to the roster of performers for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards will air April 29 on the Telemu ...

  34. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 10:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards. The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Kurst ...

  35. Nelly Furtado, Wisin Y Yandel To Perform At Premios Billboard

    April 15, 2010 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado, Wisin y Yandel, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, JenCarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos and Gilberto Santa Rosa are the latest acts added to the list of performers for the 2010 Premios Billboard De La Musica Latina. T ...

  36. Marco Antonio Solis, Wisin y Yandel Confirm Billboard Latin Music Awards Performances

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, Ricardo Montaner, Wisin y Yandel, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, Jencarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos, and Gilberto Santa Rosa have confirmed performances for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, broadca ...

  37. Sade Soldiers On Atop Euro Chart

    March 11, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. But there's a surprise on Hot 100 Singles where, in a close-fought race, Belgian singer-songwriter Strom ...

  38. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red H ...

  39. Games Ceremony Is Most Watched TV Event In Canada

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony was the most-watched television event ever in Canada, Games organizers said. Vancouver staged the first indoor opening ceremony and tapped Canada's reserves of world-famous talent, like film actor Donal ...

  40. 'El Bambino,' Wisin & Yandel Lead Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2010 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Urban-leaning acts led the finalists' charge for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, with Tito "El Bambino" competing for 18 awards for his album "El Patrón" (Siente/Universal) and the single "El Amor." Followin ...

  41. Paper Tongues Ready For A Wild 'Ride'

    January 04, 2010 12:37 PM EST 0 0 0 The debut album release is still three months off, but response to the first single, "Ride To California," has North Carolina's Paper Tongues wagging with high expectations. "It's been this ongoing thing," frontman Aswa ...

  42. Susan Boyle Passes 1 Million U.K. Sales

    December 14, 2009 8:10 AM EST 0 0 0 As Susan Boyle started a third week atop the U.K. album chart, Lady Gaga scored her third No. 1 single in the territory with "Bad Romance" (Interscope/Universal). Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Musi ...

  43. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Lock Up Fourth Week Atop Hot 100

    December 10, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's a fairly stationary week in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with "Empire State of Mind" from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys holding atop the list for a fourth frame and no new titles entering the upper level. In fact, no song in the ...

  44. Susan Boyle Secures 2nd Week Atop U.K. Chart

    December 07, 2009 7:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Susan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) has started a second week at the U.K. album chart summit, taking its two-week sales past 700,000 units. Peter Kay and his All Star Band's "Official Chi ...

  45. Lilith Fair Returning In 2010 With 18-City Tour

    October 28, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lilith Fair will re-launch with an 18-city tour in 2010, according to an announcement from the Nettwerk Music Group. The festival will visit cities including New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago, among others. Dates for the shows ha ...

  46. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 7:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13 's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Fellow host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday ...

  47. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with ...

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