2010 is winding down, and ’tis the season to weigh in on some of the best albums of the past 12 months. To that end, Billboard.com talked to 37 of today’s biggest recording artists to see which albums soundtracked their year.
Justin Bieber may have just had his best year ever, but the 16-year-old phenom is already focused on setting another milestone in 2011.
“Glee” picked up five nominations for the 2011 Golden Globes Tuesday morning (Dec. 14), while “Burlesque,” the movie musical co-starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, earned three nods and Carrie Underwood Trent Reznor, Mandy Moore were all recognized in the music categories.
George Clinton has filed a copyright lawsuit against members of the Black Eyed Peas, UMG Recordings and Cherry Hill Music for allegedly sampling his song “(Not Just) Knee Deep” on a Grammy-award nominated album.
“It’s from the point of view of two people who are a bit lost,” says Colplay frontman Chris Martin of the band’s in-the-works fifth album.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens split, Matt Cardle wins ‘X Factor,’ and more.
Shakira scores her fifth consecutive No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, as “Loca” rises 2-1. Her streak began with “Illegal” in February 2007.
The Black Keys have headed south, too, leaving Akron, Ohio for Nashville, Tenn., where singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney recently bought homes.
Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance.
The singer, who released three albums this year, sang three highlights from her “Body Talk” trilogy in Norway on Saturday (Dec. 11) at the Nobel Peace Prize concert, hosted by Anne Hathaway and Denzel Washington.