1. The Alicia Keys 'Element' Billboard Cover Story & Video

    November 06, 2009 4:38 PM EST An unseasonal gust of wind greets Alicia Keys as she steps out of a doorway behind a Beverly Hills hotel on a late-October afternoon. Decked out in a black leather vest and black leggings brightly accented by turquoise suede knee-high boots and a hint of matching eyeliner, the Grammy Award…

  2. Singer, Broadway Star Eartha Kitt Dies

    December 25, 2008 9:30 PM EST Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81. Andrew Freedman said Kitt, who was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, died…

  3. Kanye West / May 13, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour made its long-awaited touchdown at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (May 13), and one got the sense this was the show for which West has been preparing hi Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour made its long-awaited touchdown at New…

  4. Hair-Metal Mania Strikes Again At Rocklahoma

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant (featuring Jani Lane), Bret Michaels, LA Guns (featuring Tracii Guns), Enuff Z Nuff, Cinderella, Night Ranger and Tesla, amo This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant …

  5. Marley Widow Wants Lauryn Hill For Biopic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rita Marley is executive producing the first-ever biopic of her late husband Bob Marley, and if she has it her way, the reggae icon's daughter-in-law Lauryn Hill will portray her onscreen. Rita Marley is executive producing the first-ever biopic of her late husband Bob Marley, and if she…

  6. Chart Beat

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Paula Adbul, Yael Naim, Flo Rida and more! 'DANCE' WITH THE STARS: She might be forever our girl, but it's been awhile since Paula Abdul has appeared on a Billboard singles chart. Granted, that's because she hasn't recorded any new material in a long…

  7. Flo Rida's 'Low' Remains Hot 100 King

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Low," although strong challenges are being mounted by Chris Brown's "With You" (3-2) and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" (the top Flo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for…

  8. Chuck Wicks

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST In "Stealing Cinderella," Chuck Wicks sings of asking his sweetheart's father for her hand in marriage and ends up looking through childhood pictures of her "playing Cinderella," riding a bike and dan In "Stealing Cinderella," Chuck Wicks sings of asking his…

  9. Chuck Wicks, "Stealing Cinderella"

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Chuck Wicks is a Delaware native who cites Alan Jackson, Brian McKnight and Garth Brooks among his influences. Newcomer Chuck Wicks is a Delaware native who cites Alan Jackson, Brian McKnight and Garth Brooks among his influences. News Garth Brooks , Brian McKnight , Alan Jackson …

  10. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  11. Exclusive: Donnas Start Own Label, Prep New Album

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two albums with Atlantic, rock quartet the Donnas have formed their own label in a joint venture with Redeye Distribution, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The group's as-yet-untitled next albu After two albums with Atlantic, rock quartet the Donnas have formed their own label in…

  12. Billboard Bits: Blue Note/Bonnaroo, Forecastle Fest, Westerberg

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records will sponsor a jazz tent at next month's Bonnaroo festival, dubbed Somethin' Else. Among the artists confirmed to appear there are Jacky Terrasson, Stefon Harris, Don Byron, Ravi Col Blue Note Records will sponsor a jazz tent at next month's Bonnaroo festival,…

  13. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheat A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer…

  14. The Pink Spiders

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Think pink. Pink Spiders, that is. The Nashville-based power pop trio is weaving a web of gritty rock'n'roll, catchy riffs and flashy looks in order to capture the attention of a mainstream audience. Think pink. Pink Spiders, that is. The Nashville-based power pop trio is weaving a…

  15. Poison, Cinderella / Aug. 1, 2006 / Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been 20 years since the formation of leading hair metal bands Poison and Cinderella, and while they've continued to tour throughout the years, it seems fitting that both would join forces to cele It's been 20 years since the formation of leading hair metal bands Poison and…

  16. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  17. Näshville Rock City

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Bon Jovi wins its first CMT Award and locks keep getting longer in Nashville, a former hair-metal junkie investigates. Turn on CMT and wait for a video by Keith Urban, Jack Ingram, Big and Rich or Rockie Lynne. Mute the volume. Now unearth your '80s hair-metal collection from the…

  18. Rock Acts Plug In For Katrina Benefits

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard-hitting punk and rock acts confirmed for "Unite the United," an all-star concert event to benefit victims of Hurricane Ka The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard…

  19. Brickman Salutes 'Disney Songbook'

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adult contemporary staple Jim Brickman has recorded songs associated with classic Disney films for his next album, "The Disney Songbook." Adult contemporary staple Jim Brickman has recorded songs associated with classic Disney films for his next album, "The Disney Songbook.…

  20. Usher, Avril, Green Day Rank As Kids' Choice

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne and Green Day were selected as the top music winners at the 18th annual Kids Choice Awards, held Saturday in Los Angeles and broadcast live With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne and Green Day were selected as…

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