1. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' on Track to Have Biggest Debut Since Gaga

    February 17, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. "Par ...

  2. Download Derby: Katy Perry Leads Pack of Digital Debuts

    February 17, 2012 4:34 PM EST Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. Katy Pe ...

  3. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:40 PM EST Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 67 ...

  4. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10 With 'I Will Always Love You'

    February 15, 2012 9:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 6723 ...

  5. Adele's '21' Hits 20th Week at No. 1, Van Halen Debuts at No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele 's "21" album beats out Van Halen 's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ...

  6. Grammys Help Adele's '21' Hit 20th Week At No. 1, Van Halen Debuts At No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele's "21" album beats out Van Halen's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended ...

  7. Sheila E. Honored, Goapele Sings Etta James @ Moja Moja Awards

    February 12, 2012 1:06 AM EST Sheila E. shows off her plaque after receiving the Vanguard Award from Bob Ferguson, Manager of Creative Alliances & Music Outreach for Oxfam America, left, and KCRW's Garth Trinidad, right. She was honored for her work with the Elevate H ...

  8. Chart Moves: Madonna's Sales Surge; Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-ful Impact, fun.'s 'We Are Young' Climbs

    February 10, 2012 7:32 AM EST The Billboard 200: While Adele's "21" spends an incredible 19th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" debuts at No. 2 on the chart. Right behind Del Rey, perhaps shockingly, is veteran singe ...

  9. Backbeat: Esperanza Spalding, Anthony Hamilton Perform @ Grammy in the Schools Live!

    February 09, 2012 5:33 PM EST Left to right: Senior director of education at the Grammy Foundation David Sears; Ford Motor Company fund director Pamela Alexander; Grammy Foundation and MusiCares senior VP Kristen Madsen; Anthony Hamilton; president/CEO of the Grammy Foundation ...

  10. amfAR Kicks Off Fashion Week With Janelle Monae, Theophilus London: Video

    February 09, 2012 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Kicking off New York fashion week, amFAR hosted their annual star-studded gala in support of efforts to end the AIDS epidemic. Honoring the legendary Roberto Cavalli, and paying an extra special tribute to icon Elizabeth Taylor, the evening -- spent ...

  11. amfAR Gala 2012 Red Carpet

    amfAR Gala 2012 Red Carpet

    February 09, 2012 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard speaks to Theophilus London, Janelle Monae, Roberto Cavalli and more on the amfAR Gala in New York City, Feb. 8 2012. Videos Janelle Monáe Roberto Cavalli Brightcove ...

  12. Backbeat: Why Estelle Was More Excited To Work With Janelle Monae Than Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Wyclef & Chris Brown

    January 31, 2012 12:30 PM EST On January 25, Estelle previewed her new album "All Of Me" before an intimate crowd at Home on Houston Street in New York. It's been three years since the London native's single "American Boy" featuring Kanye West was ...

  13. Urban Power List: Michael Kyser

    January 28, 2012 3:55 PM EST Michael Kyser President Of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @LittleBurger Expansion Player Signaling a redoubled commitment to expand its stake in R&B and hip-hop, Atlantic appointed Michael Kyser as it ...

  14. Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Named 2012 Black Women In Music Honorees (Exclusive)

    January 09, 2012 9:50 AM EST Grammy Award nominee Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Featuring an exclusive performance by Rowland and special guest Eve, the Feb. 8 inv ...

  15. Kelly Rowland To Be Honored at 2012 Black Women In Music Event

    January 09, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy Award nominee Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Featuring an exclusive performance by Rowland and special guest Eve , the Feb. 8 invi ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. '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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ( ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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, ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. #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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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