Adam Lambert will field fan questions live on May 14.
+ Adam Lambert will be answering fan questions live at 3 p.m. ET on May 14, a day ahead of his Trespassing album release. Fans can submit questions now by tweeting @Billboard and using the hashtag #bbadam. (Billboard)
+ Britney Spears has been long rumored to be a potential “X Factor” judge, and reportedly she’s now signed a $15 million deal for the season. A source told E!, “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed, and Britney is beyond excited.” (MTV News)
+ A groundswell of Beastie Boys‘ material has sold since the untimely death of bandmate Adam Yauch on Friday. Licensed To Ill, the first rap album to hit Billboard 200 at No. 1, returns to the chart at No. 18. Four of their other albums have also reentered that chart. (Billboard)
+ It’s blink-182‘s 20th anniversary, but unfortunately they have to postpone the celebration and tour dates due to Travis Barker’s tonsillectomy. They’ve pulled out of Bamboozle and several other May shows. (Billboard)
+ Whitney Houston will be the next artist to be paid tribute during “VH1 Divas.” The performance will be taped in December in Los Angeles. Artists to perform the late singer’s songs have not yet been announced. (Billboard)
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