When even Lady Gaga can't lift the gloom, you know the music industry is in the doldrums.
Released in October 2009, "This Is It" sold 1.6 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
At age 83, his days of singing calypso tunes to thousands of fans are behind him, but Harry Belafonte says he still has one song to sing for people around the world -- his song of justice.
Singer Shakira arrives at the Cannes festival palace to attend the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes January 22, 2011.
Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson takes part in an interview regarding his film production company, Cheetah Vision Films, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 22, 2011.
Chinese pop singer Faye Wong performs during a concert in Taipei January 21, 2011.
Global recorded music sales fell around 9 percent last year as rampant piracy cut into major markets.
Universal Music Group has signed a recording and services deal with the producers of a new television singing competition "The Voice Of ...," which launches in the United States this spring to rival the popular "American Idol" series.
The year is off to a rotten start for the music industry, with the new No. 1 album setting a new record for the smallest sales total.
Las Vegas pop-rock outfit Panic! at the Disco is gearing up for the March 29 release of its first album since two members amicably departed the quartet in 2009.
British rock band White Lies has shrugged off suggestions in the media that its genre of music is a dying breed, after hip-hop and pop dominated the singles charts in 2010.
Ke$ha says her upcoming Get $leazy theater tour will be "a ridiculously fun dance party" that will build on the energetic sets she played while opening for Rihanna last summer.