|Thurs, March 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM|
|Thurs, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM|
Nothing like a mega-hit to keep you busy.
Cee-Lo Green, who flew back to Los Angeles this week to re-do "Forget You" as a benefit song for the nation's volunteer firefighters, will return to Europe next week to resume a concert tour and then will tour this summer with Rihanna.
Fresh off his feather-bedecked Grammy Awards performance with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jim Henson puppets, Cee Lo also is part of the upcoming NBC music reality show "The Voice," among other projects. He appeared in the recent Points of Light volunteer service gala attended by the four living former presidents, singing with Sam Moore of the classic Sam & Dave duo.
Before heading into the studio to record "Thank You" for Procter & Gamble Co.'s Duracell batteries' firefighters campaign, the Atlanta-born singer-songwriter gave some quick comments on his popula ...READ MORE
Chris Brown, dogged in recent years by a domestic violence conviction, scored his first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop chart Wednesday with one of the best sales weeks of his career.
Brown sold 270,000 copies of "F.A.M.E." during the week ended March 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
His previous album, "Graffiti," released in the wake of a physical confrontation with then-girlfriend Rihanna, debuted at a disappointing No. 7 in December 2009 with 102,000 units. Only his 2007 album "Exclusive," sold more copies -- 294,000 units.
Brown's promotional efforts for "F.A.M.E." received an accidental boost earlier this month after Brown trashed his dressing room at "Good Morning America" after he was angered by an on-air question about the Rihanna incident.
Coming in at a distant No. 2 was READ MORE
Rihanna has told Rolling Stone magazine she agreed a judge could ease a stay away order against her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown over a violent altercation two years ago because she didn't want to hurt his career.
The 23-year-old told the music magazine it was "my decision" not to object to a Los Angeles judge's decision in February to downgrade a restraining order keeping Brown, 21, 50 yards away from Rihanna -- 10 yards at music industry events.
"It doesn't mean we're gonna make up or even talk again. It just means I didn't want to object to the judge," she told the magazine in an excerpt published Wednesday.
The singer added she had his music career in mind.
"We don't have to talk ever again in my life," she said. "I just didn't want to make it more difficult for him professionally. What he did was a personal thing - ...READ MORE
Snoop Dogg was in the studio with actor Charlie Sheen over the weekend, working on music for an upcoming project. Charlie Sheen is still winning as most of the superstars across the world have said they are down with Charlie. When Snoop Shows up you know what time it is.
Charlie Sheen tweeted a picture of himself with Snoop and former Korn member Robert Patterson in a recording studio at the actor's house over the weekend, in Los Angeles.
In a Tweet, the 45-year-old former star of the hit series "Two and a Half Men" labeled himself "Sheenius."
"Warlock meets his makers-music makers that is @SnoopDogg @robpatterson666 get ready to rock the Sheenius within," Sheen tweeted to his millions of followers.
According to sources, the Sheen, Snoop and Patterson were working on material that will be included on the soundtrack to Sheen's upcoming Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour ...READ MORE
|Wed, March 30, 2011 at 3:54 AM|
Yesterday, Billboard launched Billboard Pro, a subscription-based service for developing and independent artists, as well as the managers, labels, promoters and other entrepreneurs who support them.
Billboard Pro ( http://pro.billboard.com ), which has been in beta since January, offers personalized analytics that track online and social network activity, airplay, sales and other audience metrics that indicate success in today's music industry. Billboard Pro's tailored editorial, including artist-focused how-to's, case studies and industry profiles, inform our members about the rapidly evolving music marketplace, its key players, and the issues facing emerging artists.
Beyond analytics and editorial, Billboard Pro connects its members to the power of the Billboard brand. Members can receive exposure to thousands of industry insiders and over 8 million passionate c ...READ MORE