1. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  2. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  3. Ninjas, Raisins Present On BNL Kids Album

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Barenaked Ladies have wrapped work on their first kids album. "Snacktime" is due May 6 via the band's own Desperation Records label and includes 24 new songs. As tipped here last month, Barenaked Ladies have wrapped work on their first kids album. …

  4. Tapes 'N Tapes Walk The 'Walk'

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Indie rock outfit Tapes 'N Tapes will release its sophomore album, "Walk It Off," April 8 via XL Recordings. Indie rock outfit Tapes 'N Tapes will release its sophomore album, "Walk It Off," April 8 via XL Recordings. As previously reported, the project was…

  5. Tapes N' Tapes Wraps Sophomore Album

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Indie rock outfit Tapes N' Tapes has wrapped work on its sophomore album, due in late spring via XL Recordings. Indie rock outfit Tapes N' Tapes has wrapped work on its sophomore album, due in late spring via XL Recordings. The Minneapolis-based group headed to upstate New York to…

  6. Tapes 'N Tapes Hoping To Hit Studio In June

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A whole bunch of untitled songs is what Tapes 'N Tapes singer/guitarist Josh Grier has at this stage of writing the band's next album, which will hopefully be recorded in June and tentatively released A whole bunch of untitled songs is what Tapes 'N Tapes singer/guitarist Josh…

  7. Tapes 'N Tapes, Cold War Kids / Oct. 19, 2006 / Columbia, Mo. (Mojo's)

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It was hipster central inside the dark, dingy walls of Mojo's in Columbia, Mo., when indie buzz bands Cold War Kids and Tapes 'N Tapes rolled into town on Oct. 19. Unfortunately, as the show kicked of It was hipster central inside the dark, dingy walls of Mojo's in Columbia, Mo…

  8. 'Me,' Myself & I

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Cassie Ventura's demo-turned-lead single "Me & U" has already collected more than 115 million gross audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. Newcomer Cassie Ventura's demo-turned-lead single "Me & U" has already collected more than 115…

  9. Billboard Bits: Robyn Hitchcock, John Anderson, Tapes 'N Tapes

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin on his new album, "Ole! Tarantula." Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill…

  10. The Right Size

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mere days after Minneapolis quartet Tapes 'N Tapes self-released its debut album, "The Loon," last November, the band received an unexpected call from Capitol Records. "It was really bizarre," lead si Mere days after Minneapolis quartet Tapes 'N Tapes self…

  11. Tapes 'N Tapes Touring Through The Fall

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Minneapolis buzz band Tapes 'N Tapes plans to spend the next several months on tour in support of its debut album, "The Loon," which was initially self-released but will see much wider distribution be Minneapolis buzz band Tapes 'N Tapes plans to spend the next several…

  12. Billboard Bits: DJ Shadow, Jesus & Mary Chain, Tapes 'N Tapes

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on DJ Shadow, Jesus & Mary Chain, Tapes 'N Tapes DJ Shadow's next as-yet-untitled studio album will be released this summer via Universal. Shadow's last major-label release, 2002's "The Private Press," was issued via MCA, which has since been absorbed…

  13. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Grant's early-December press release that the band had "written a special…

  14. Unreleased Cuts Bolster Braxton Remix Disc

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," Billboard.com has learned. Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection,"…

  15. Loon Splits Bad Boy, Wraps Sophomore Album

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Loon has parted ways with Bad Boy and formed his own company, Boss Up Entertainment. The artist has also nearly completed his sophomore album and has signed several acts to Boss Up, which has begun ne Songwriter/producer Loon has parted ways with Bad Boy and formed his own company, Boss Up…

  16. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  17. Billboard Bits: Bad Boy, Krauss, Radiohead/O'Riley

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bad Boy, Krauss, Christopher O'Riley Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy label bundles together its best-known R&B material on the CD/DVD "R&B Hits." Due Nov. 23, the audio disc gathers up such favorites as P. Diddy's "I Need a Girl (Part One…

  18. Hip-Hop Acts Lead 'Race To The Polls'

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to the Polls, an Oct. 14 voter awareness concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to the Polls, an Oct. 14 voter awareness concert…

  19. Hip-Hop Stars Seek To Rally Voters

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon and the Ying Yang Twins will be on hand for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's first Boston event. Set for July 26 to coincide with the Democratic National C Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon and the Ying Yang Twins will be on hand for…

  20. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

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