Tito Joseph "TJ" Jackson, who on Wednesday was named temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's three children, praised his mother in a 1995 interview for giving him a "real childhood."
With 2012 halfway done, Adele's 21 and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra) are the biggest selling album and digital song of the year in the U.S. respectively, Billboard reports.
Aerosmith have moved the release date for "Music From Another Dimension," their first album in 11 years, back from August 28th to November 6th, frontman Steven Tyler revealed during a call to Cleveland radio station 100.7 WMMS.
WINNER OF THE WEEK: Usher. In its first week out, the hunky R&B/pop veteran's Looking 4 Myself album hit Number One and sold 128,000 copies.
Russell Brand opens up about his co-stars in 'Rock of Ages.'
You're on a bus to Los Angeles and the cute blond girl in the third row breaks out into a rendition of "Sister Christian." You have two options: You can stare at her awkwardly or pretend you're Kelly Keagy and lend your vocals to the chorus.
Adam "MCA" Yauch's death leaves a Beastie-size hole in pop music. Though the trio were not the most prolific legends on the landscape (over the course of 25 years, they released only seven proper albums), their impact has been gigantic. Starting with 1986?s "Licensed to Ill," the Beastie Boys rewrote the rules for commercial hip-hop, the mainstreaming of hardcore punk, the state of sampling, and the treatment of the old school.
Erin Burnett honors a man that was creative, energetic, passionate and OutFront.
Musician Gotye on the making of "Somebody That I Used to Know" and why he might start lying about himself.
Things we know Gotye doesn't like: cardboard boxes, dinkiness, and "Glee's" version of his #1 single "Somebody That I Used to Know."
I thought she was over. Madonna, that is.
When an album reaches the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week, there's only One Direction it can go.
CNN's Nischelle Turner talks to Bobby Brown bandmates about the death of Whitney Houston.
Another musical titan whose soaring voice ruled the charts for decades has fallen.
With nothing more than a piano, a little black dress and a microphone, Adele rouses crowds using her emotions and her voice.
The times they are a-changin'. For the first time in history, digital music sales topped the physical sale of music.
This week's special unveiling the top Grammy nominations was a 60-minute encapsulation of the year in music: There was Lady Gaga, of course, a Nicki Minaj sighting, a glimpse of Katy Perry and another of Bruno Mars.
Winner of the week: The big chart story this week is rapper Mac Miller, whose independent debut "Blue Slide Park" sold 144,000 copies and hit Number One on the Billboard album charts.
Award-winning pianist Roger Williams, who played before nine U.S. presidents and recorded dozens of albums over his long career, died early Saturday in Los Angeles after a struggle with pancreatic cancer, his assistant said. He was 87.
The number one song on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop charts this week is a romantic little ditty called "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay".
When it comes to rock 'n' roll on the radio today -- outside the ghetto of rock-only stations --- to paraphrase punk patriarch Lou Reed, there's almost nothing going down at all.
Destiny's Child helped put her on the map.
If you lived pretty much anywhere in America, Katy Perry's "California Gurls" most likely followed you from the beach, to the car, to the grocery store last summer.
We're two weeks in and Rebecca Black "Friday" fever shows no signs of breaking.
On Friday, teen pop singer Rebecca Black was a little-known artist on an independent label.
Perhaps the greatest enemy of Chris Brown's poorly received last album was time. Released in December 2009, just six months after the multiplatinum crooner pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna, "Graffiti" -- frankly, not a bad collection at all -- was widely panned.
A quick glance at Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart shows many unsurprising names: Britney Spears, Rihanna, Taio Cruz, Kylie Minogue and Florence + The Machine.
Tuesday's release of Adele's sophomore album "21" has fans and newcomers alike swooning over the 22-year-old Brit.
Britney Spears announced today that her new album, due March 15, is titled "Femme Fatale" -- but the superstar singer and her Los Angeles producers are still choosing songs and determining the final direction of the overall sound.
Singer Bruno Mars can avoid prosecution for a Las Vegas, Nevada, drug arrest if he stays out of trouble for a year, gets drug counseling, does 200 hours of community service and pays a $2,000 fine, according to terms of a deal confirmed by the prosecutor's office Friday.
Before the rise of online radio station Pandora and music video sites such as Vevo -- and years before Apple launched its iTunes music store -- Eric Garland reckoned that the Internet was going to transform the music industry. Back in 2000, when a lot of online listening activity involved illegal peer-to-peer file sharing via services such as Napster, Garland believed that all the online activity could actually help lesser-known bands and artists market themselves, if they could just quantify their successes. So he and Tom Allison, a former Coca-Cola marketing executive, formed BigChampagne to catalogue file sharing and MP3 downloads.
Rapper DMX -- more formally known as Earl Simmons -- has been sentenced to a year in prison after his recent arrest for violating terms of his probation, a court spokesman said Thursday.
Weigh in on the major Grammy nominees before the Feb. 13 ceremony in L.A.
Troubled rapper DMX is back behind bars in Arizona for violating his probation.
Blame it on the French if you must, but 2010 may well go down as the year mainstream America went not just Europop, but "Euro-hop."
Sara Bareilles claimed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 as her second album, "Kaleidoscope Heart," moved 90,000 copies in its debut week to grab the top spot. Bareilles' first major label album, 2007's "Little Voice," entered the charts at number 45, selling only 16,000 copies, but built to platinum status from there.
Despite a flurry of Top 10 debuts, Eminem's "Recovery" sold another 116,000 copies to claim No. 1 for the seventh week, Billboard reports.
The "Sexy Back" singer calls Crow's voice "dope" as they cover Terence Trent D'Arby's hit "Sign Your Name"
If you think the musical compact disc is dying or dead, you're probably younger than it is.
In the early to mid-'90s, in the post-"Nevermind" glory days of rock, "alternative" became mainstream and teens and 20-somethings across the United States formed bands, looking for stardom.
By the time Memorial Day weekend rolls around, there are always at least a few contenders for the "song of the summer" title, but it's getting increasingly difficult to tell which will take the honor.
She's only 4-foot-9, but Charice has a towering voice. When she applies her vocal pipes to a Whitney Houston ballad, she makes it look as easy as tying her shoelaces.
The star-making series pulls in indie rock's heaviest hitters for the third CD
The singer Sade is as well known for what she doesn't do as what she does.
Some great songs were released in 2009 and thanks to a mashup master named DJ Earworm you can listen to the top 25 releases from the year in just under six minutes.
News that acerbic British judge Simon Cowell is quitting the hugely popular talent show, "American Idol," has led to intense speculation as to whether the show can survive without him.
Celebs react to the news that Simon Cowell is leaving "American Idol" after this season.
If Jason Derulo hadn't been cut from his junior high basketball team he probably wouldn't have a single that hit No. 1 on the Billboard music charts this year.
The singer tells PEOPLE how her life has changed - and how it's stayed the same
Certain songs define a specific time, a summer, a holiday, sometimes even a whole year.
Jay Sean's hit "Down" is prompting people to boogie in unexpected places.
Susan Boyle's dreams continue to come true. The singing sensation who emerged from obscurity on "Britain's Got Talent" is topping the charts, selling the most albums of any artist in a single week this year with the largest ever sales debut for a female artist.
Graffiti will now be released Dec. 8, Jive Records announces
The South Korean girl group has cracked the Billboard 100 charts - and toured with the Jonas Brothers
Justin Timberlake will present the two surviving members at an Oct. 17 benefit
For the past three weeks in a row, Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" has been the biggest-selling album in the country.
Michael Jackson's music sales keep soaring as fans purchased more than 800,000 of his albums last week, Billboard magazine said.
Michael Jackson's financial woes were well documented: Numerous lawsuits, loss of control of his beloved Neverland and reports that he was hundreds of millions of dollars in debt all point to a complex money mess that trailed the King of Pop as vigilantly as his most ardent fans.
Michael Jackson's death increases demand for Michael Jackson's music and all related products.
In death, Michael Jackson is topping charts all over the world again.
A packed Apollo Theater sings along to some of Michael Jackson's most popular songs.
How does a Jewish guy from Richmond, Virginia, end up mining for gold in the genre of R&B music?
The singerâs rep says a contract negotiation is behind the split with RCA
For two days, news reports called her "the 20-year old victim" allegedly attacked by R&B singer and dancer Chris Brown in his car early February 8 in Los Angeles, California.
You don't find many churches making theatrical films. You especially don't find many churches making films starring Kirk Cameron about a firefighter in a crumbling marriage addicted to online porn.
The singer announces her first headlining tour – and her costar: BFF Kellie Pickler
After a long apprenticeship, it's been an astonishingly fast rise for R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan.
The American Idol winner's new song leaps from No. 97 to No. 1 on the Billboard charts
Kara DioGuardi is ensconced in the black velvet cocoon of a small home-recording studio, laying down a demo track while warmed by the glow of spice-scented candles.
The '80s hairband brought in more than $210 million on its world tour
The singer – who calls the breakup "pretty gross" – shares her pain on two new tracks
How's this for a twist: Of all the No. 1 songs in the 50 years of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Chubby Checker's The Twist ranks as the most popular single
The aspiring singer gets airplay, and now the critics have their say
The pop star is "battling this crazy flu like everyone else," her rep says
Planning to catch the Spice Girls on the next go-round? Don't hold your breath!
Now that 16-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears has a bun in the oven, the young actress and singer's budding career may be over before it had a chance to really take off.
There will be no peaceful, easy feeling for Britney Spears.
Britney Spears, whose first four studio albums hit No. 1 on the charts, is likely to return to the pinnacle with her fifth, Blackout, based on a brisk first day of sales, according to Billboard magazine.
Can't get enough of Britney Spears? Then her new video for "Gimme More" is just the ticket, with the singer playing dual roles: sexy brunette pole dancer, and a curious blonde watching her.
In a Manhattan courtroom where the words of Supreme Court justices are usually debated, the potty-mouthed antics of Nicole Richie and Cher were the subject of an unusual federal appeals court hearing Wednesday.
American-Irish dance master Michael Flatley is seriously ill in hospital with a viral infection and has canceled all European dates for his "Celtic Tiger" show, his spokeswoman said on Thursday.
TV reality star Duane "Dog" Chapman, out on bail while international criminal charges are pending, had his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet removed Thursday for a trip to New York.
Marisol Nichols has joined Fox's Emmy-winning drama "24" in a recurring role as a Counter Terrorist Unit operative.
Jeff Kwatinetz, CEO of the Beverly Hills management company known as the Firm, made the rounds to several major record companies with a proposition earlier this year. His client, the rapper-actor ...
Denzel Washington says he wants Peter Jackson to provide the special effects for a film he plans to direct, a newspaper has reported.
Leif Garrett was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation after opting out of a drug treatment program.
The Ecstasy made her do it.
I knew it was coming.
That new Janet Jackson music making the rounds on the Internet is apparently not as new as you might think.
ABC's "Lost" and CBS's "King of Queens" took top family-friendly honors Wednesday at the seventh annual Family Television Awards.
Lawyers for two ex-Billboard magazine staffers who are suing their former employer over their May 2004 dismissal claim racial profiling took place in the offices of the music industry's oldest trade publication.
Cell phone ringtones, the snippet of songs replacing a phone's ring, are set to expand to playing a song to callers before the phone owner answers, according to a published report.
Cell phone users will soon be able to find out how popular their ringtones are as Billboard magazine begins ranking the customized mobile phone tunes.
Violinist Miri Ben-Ari studied Beethoven and Bach as a child, but her passion followed the rhymes of rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac.
I was checking out a newspaper circular from Tower Records the other day. Not much interesting in there, I thought. Then on the way to work I passed by my local Tower and noticed the "R" in the "R...
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines is expecting her second child.
The 46th annual Grammy Awards find themselves caught in a culture war.
With album sales flagging, digital-piracy issues lingering, and EMI dumping artists, bad news has been in heavy rotation for the recording industry lately. But Big Music has managed one hit: a seri...
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