Plant Receives Lifetime Zep Grammy At SXSW

Plant Receives Lifetime Zep Grammy At SXSW

Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was presented with his lifetime achievement Grammy award yesterday (March 17) at the South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Plant, who was unable to attend February's Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles, received the trophy from Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who was on hand to surprise the singer prior to a keynote interview.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Carole King and Neil Sedaka and Craig Morgan.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses songs dropping off the Hot 100, U.S. vs. U.K. singles charts and "American Idol" with readers.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Kelly Clarkson, Craig Morgan, 'Across the Universe' & More
South By Southwest Diary: March 17

South By Southwest Diary: March 17

Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Martens and Melinda Newman soak up M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Mavis Staples, Earlimart, the Frames, Embrace, Blue Merle and Kathleen Edwards.
South By Southwest Diary: March 16

South By Southwest Diary: March 16

Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Martens and Melinda Newman soak up Elvis Costello, Mary Gauthier, Shooter Jennings, Tom McCrae, Sleater-Kinney and Magnola Electric Co.
Costello Reflects On Career At SXSW

Costello Reflects On Career At SXSW

In the somewhat strange setting of an enormous Austin Convention Center ballroom, Elvis Costello sat yesterday (March 16) for a public interview that marked the beginning of Texas' annual South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2003 - Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the previous year, dies at his Nashville home of complications from a stroke. He is 94.
ASK BILLBOARD

ASK BILLBOARD

Your Questions About Bryan Adams, Fleetwood Mac & More
50 Cent's 'Candy' Continues Chart Domination

50 Cent's 'Candy' Continues Chart Domination

Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The cut also notches a second No. 1 week on the Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay lists, while staying atop Hot Digital Songs for a sixth week and both Hot Rap Tracks and Rhythmic Airplay for a third.
Witness Praises Michael Jackson Accuser

Witness Praises Michael Jackson Accuser

A TV weatherman who befriended the family of Michael Jackson's accuser testified today (March 17) in the singer's child molestation trial that he gave them gifts and helped raise money even though they never asked him for anything.
SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Phoenix, Little Birdy, Wolfmother and Martha Wainwright.

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