1. Pitbull's 'Planet Pit:' Track-by-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Why do they call Armando Perez, aka Pitbull , "Mr. Worldwide"? That's the question the Miami-based, Cuban American MC sets out to answer with "Planet Pit," his sixth studio album that finds him collaborating with hitmaking p ...

  2. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debu ...

  3. Billboard Bits: T-Pain and Ke$ha Get Cozy, Gaga Tops Oprah in Forbes Power List

    May 18, 2011 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain, Ke$ha Get Cozy in Twitpic Are Ke$ha and T-Pain in love? The pop singer and Auto-Tune star have been tweeting at each other since Sunday, and the playful rapport c ...

  4. Jennifer Lopez's Mic Malfunction Prompts Encore at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango

    May 16, 2011 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 KIIS FM's annual summer blowout has become a huge draw, not just for listeners around the Los Angeles area, but for pop artists vying for heavy rotation spins on the hit station. So it's no surprise that Wango Tango, now in its 14th year, ...

  5. Billboard Bits: MCR Responds to Glenn Beck, Pitbull's 'Planet Pit' Landing in June

    May 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. My Chemical Romance Responds to Glenn Beck's 'Propaganda' Accusations Conservative pundit Glenn Beck has targeted My Chemical Romance as his latest enemy, ...

  6. Alexis y Fido, Artists From Pitbull's Mr. 305 Label Rock Billboard Latin Music Awards Afterparty

    April 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Pitbull with Sophia del Carmen (and a furry, branded friend) at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, April 28, 2011 (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI--After a joint show-closing performance by Jencarlos Canela, Pitbull, and T-Pain, the audience at the Bill ...

  7. Don Omar, Enrique Iglesias Among Top Performers at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2011 12:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Not just because he opened with a romantic, soft and laser-lit performance of not one but two songs and then went on to win nine awards, including the top ho ...

  8. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa to Shoot 'Comedy Stoner Movie' in May

    March 21, 2011 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap icon Snoop Dogg and upstart Wiz Khalifa are teaming for a new film, "High School," which the former calls "a comedy stoner movie, a little something for the stoners." Snoop told Billboard.com that the duo -- who also joined f ...

  9. Katy Perry Dominates Digital Songs, 'E.T.' Climbs Hot 100

    March 17, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Digital Songs, as "E.T.,& ...

  10. A Charlie Sheen Playlist

    March 03, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Charlie Sheen's dirty laundry has never been quite out of sight -- but right now it's splashed across TV, news outlets and Twitter streams nationwide. With his bizarre, highly quotable interviews on "Today," "Good Morning Am ...

  11. 'Glee' Gets Sick Over Ke$ha, Blames It 'On the Alcohol'

    February 23, 2011 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Last night's (Feb. 22) episode of "Glee" was one big party, but was probably not suited to some of the show's younger Gleeks. When underage drinking becomes a problem at McKinley High, Principal Figgins declares "Alcohol Awa ...

  12. Snoop Dogg Previews Kanye, Willie Nelson Collabs at 'Doggumentary' Album Listening

    February 20, 2011 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 "I'm just trying to keep this Snoop thing popping," declared Snoop Dogg while previewing his 11th studio album, "Doggumentary" (Priority/Capitol, March 29), at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood. The rapper played 21 track ...

  13. Wiz Khalifa's 'Black And Yellow' Tops Hot 100

    February 10, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As perhaps as consolation for forlorn Pittsburgh Steelers fans, Wiz Khalifa 's Steel City anthem "Black and Yellow" ascends to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1. Will Next Week Bring The Billboard Hot 100's 1000th No. ...

  14. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  15. Bruno Mars Holds Off P!nk Atop Hot 100

    February 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars' "Grenade" logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , although P!nk's "F**kin' Perfect" appears primed to assume the summit next week. "Grenade" registers its highest weekly audien ...

  16. Billboard Bits: T-Pain's Facebook Tattoo, Alicia Keys' Birthday Bash

    January 28, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain Gets Facebook Tattoo on Arm In an effort to outdo Gucci Mane's ice cream cone face tattoo, T-Pain has posted a photo on Twitter of his latest body art, an arm ...

  17. Bruno Mars Returns To Hot 100 Summit, Britney Slips 5 Spots

    January 27, 2011 10:58 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars ' "Grenade" reignites atop the Billboard Hot 100 , rebounding 2-1 and logging a third nonconsecutive week in the chart's top spot, having alternated between Nos. 1 and 2 over the past six weeks. The track, which retur ...

  18. Decemberists' 'King Is Dead' Is No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That easily beats its initial first week estimate of arou ...

  19. Akon Signs With CAA

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum-selling artist Akon has signed with CAA for worldwide representation in all areas, including touring, merchandise, and endorsements. The artist has sold over nine millions albums worldwide and founded two record labels which launche ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain Wedding Photos, Muse Hopes to Play Space

    January 03, 2011 6:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Shania Twain Releases Wedding Photos As previously reported , Shania Twain kicked off 2011 on a hugely positive note, marrying Swiss businessman Frédéric Thiébaud in a sm ...

  21. Producer Says He Didn't Rip Off Lil Wayne '6 Foot, 7 Foot' Beat

    December 24, 2010 8:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's latest single, "6 Foot, 7 Foot" surfaced on the net last week to rave reviews from music fans -- except for one. Just a couple of days after the release, a producer named Nicholas RAS Furlong, who is signed to OneRepublic ...

  22. Grammy Nominations 2011: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    December 02, 2010 1:14 AM EST 0 0 0 You may have watched the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" on CBS, but here's what you didn't see after the show at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, where numerous stars spoke to the press about their nominations. Eminem, Bruno Ma ...

  23. Charlie Wilson Eyes Crossover with 'Just Charlie'

    November 23, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 C harlie Wilson has overcome drug addiction, homelessness and prostate cancer. He's made a comeback by singing his way to the top of Billboard's Adult R&B chart for six weeks with "Charlie Last Name Wilson" and nine weeks wit ...

  24. Nelly, "5.0"

    November 19, 2010 5:38 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been two years since the release of Nelly 's last album, "Brass Knuckles," and up until recently, four years since he had a top 10 hit. But on his new effort, "5.0," the rapper proves he still knows what it takes t ...

  25. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute t ...

  26. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, accor ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Lil Wayne's Friends Hit Miami For 'Welcome Home' Bash

    November 08, 2010 9:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne was released from jail on Thursday, Nov. 4, and the rapper is apparently quickly re-acclimating to the real world. Wayne not only hit up Friday's (Nov. 5) New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat game and took the stage on Saturday (Nov. 6) ...

  29. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  30. Far East Movement Tops Hot 100 with 'Like a G6'

    October 20, 2010 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles-based quartet Far*East Movement is set to move to the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with its debut single "Like a G6" (2-1) when the chart is released tomorrow (Oct. 21). The act knocks out fellow newbie Bruno Mars, who fal ...

  31. Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" And Four Other Hot Football Fight Songs

    October 13, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa 's new single "Black & Yellow" gave the rapper his first single on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart when it debuted at No. 99 last week. While the song is making its mark on radio, the 23-year-old rapper h ...

  32. Pitbull Crosses Over with Two New Albums

    October 08, 2010 5:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 During an early afternoon in Miami in January, over drinks with two local radio PDs, the conversation turned to Pitbull . "He should come over and join us," said one, and impulsively picked up his cell phone and dialed. No more than 20 min ...

  33. Bruno Mars Makes It Three Weeks Atop Hot 100

    October 07, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "Just the Way You Are," maintaining his perch despite being knocked out of the upper rung of Digital Songs. Bruno Mars Steps Into Spotlight with � ...

  34. Bun B Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 06, 2010 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  35. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jaz ...

  36. FULL COVERAGE: Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit in San Francisco #MEL2010

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WATCH: Smule Co-founder Talks Apps, Acquisitions, The Majors and More October 06, 2010 Smule co-founder Ge Wang sat with Billboard at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live The Music App Summit - Smule took home the best artist app award for &quo ...

  37. Neon Trees' 'Animal' Claws To Alternative Songs Summit

    September 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: Neon Trees ' "Animal" rises 2-1 on Alternative Songs in its 32nd chart week, completing the lengthiest journey to the top in the list's 22-year history. (All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 23 ...

  38. Ask Billboard: Bareilles Bookends Billboard 200

    September 17, 2010 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  39. Amy Winehouse Sings Again on Quincy Jones Album

    September 08, 2010 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 A my Winehouse is making music again. Quincy Jones says the five-time Grammy winner's first new track in years will appear on his forthcoming album, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra." Winehouse has been known more for her personal problems than ...

  40. Rosanne Cash Talks New Memoir, Relationship with Father

    September 03, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a resident of New York for the last two decades, Rosanne Cash readily admits that she's no longer up on the latest music coming out of Nashville. But thanks to her 11-year-old son, Cash says she's kept up with the likes of Green Day , t ...

  41. Eminem, Rihanna Continue to 'Love' Life Atop Hot 100

    August 26, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 E minem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" lies atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, maintaining its standing as airplay continues to increase, reaching a new high of 154.6 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen ...

  42. Flo Rida to Show Range of Skills on Double Album, 'The Only One'

    August 17, 2010 11:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 F lo Rida says he's "about 85 percent" done with his third album, "The Only One," a two-disc set that is due out before the end of the year and will, he tells Billboard.com, give fans a broad look at his skills. "The fi ...

  43. Hot Tours: Rod Stewart, Winterbeatz: Ne-Yo, T-Pain and others, Scorpions

    August 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rocker Rod Stewart stands atop the Hot Tours list for the second week in a row with box office totals reported from another stop on his summer European trek. With 26,500 tickets sold for three performances at the Scottish Exhibition & Co ...

  44. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shad ...

  45. Eminem's Strong Sales, Mark Mothersbaugh's Drug Tales

    June 30, 2010 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Eminem tops the Billboard 200, selling almost 750,000 copies of "Recovery," making this the biggest sales week for an album since AC/DC sold just under 800,000 copies o ...

  46. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 A licia 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 ce ...

  47. 'Jeopardy!' Host Sings in Auto-Tune

    June 24, 2010 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alex Trebek got in touch with his inner T-Pain last night. The "Jeopardy!" host sang in Auto-Tune for a category called "Alex Meets Auto-Tune," in which contestants identified songs after hearing technologically-assisted snippets ...

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