1. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Click here to return to…

  2. Franz Ferdinand Gets 'Dirty' On New Album

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST "The idea of making a dirty pop record -- this is what has been on our minds," Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos tells Billboard.com of the band's ongoing studio sessions in Glasgow. A new, as-ye "The idea of making a dirty pop record -- this is what has been on our…

  3. Radiohead Wins Billboard Critics' Poll In Landslide

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The results are in: Radiohead's self-released album "In Rainbows" has won the 2007 Billboard Critics' Choice poll by a landslide. The album appeared on 17 of the 49 lists submitted by Billboard staff The results are in: Radiohead's self-released album "In…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  5. Klaxons Win U.K.'s 2007 Mercury Prize

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" was awarded the U.K.'s Nationwide Mercury Prize today (Sept. 4) in London, beating out records by 11 others, including Amy Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys, to be c The Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" was awarded the U…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare," while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) becomes its second chart-topping album. 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare," while boy band McFly&…

  7. Renee Stahl

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soothing California-based songwriter Renee Stahl dropped by our studios to share her laid-back indie-pop tune ''Run''. Tell us what you think! Email us at Underground@Billboard.com. You can also em Soothing California-based songwriter Renee Stahl dropped by our studios to…

  8. Arctics, Winehouse Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a typically broad range of musical tastes dominated this year by new, alternative artists. Arctic Monkeys and Amy The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a…

  9. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Daily Habit," FUEL TV Featured artist(s):…

  10. QOTSA, Ozzy Rock 'Madden 08' Soundtrack

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The in-game soundtrack for the new "Madden NFL 08" video game will feature 27 songs from acts like Queens Of The Stone Age, Daddy Yankee, Swizz Beatz, Sum 41, Mims and Ozzy Osbourne. The game ships fo The in-game soundtrack for the new "Madden NFL 08" video game will…

  11. Franz Ferdinand Plays Intimate Bonnaroo Warm-Up

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand made a pit stop at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night (June 13), treating the sold-out crowd to an hour- En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act…

  12. Cat Power Wins 2007 Shortlist Music Prize

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power's "The Greatest" has been named the winner of the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. The album beat out nine other releases from finalists such as Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat P Cat Power's "The Greatest" has been named the winner of the…

  13. Maroon 5, Rihanna Sit Pretty On U.K. Charts

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" (A&M/Polydor) started a second week in the runners-up spot on the new U.K. singles chart, there was major consolation for the Los Angeles band, who saw its second a As Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" (A&M/Polydor) started a…

  14. Billboard Bits: Franz Ferdinand, Seaweed, Rednex

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand will play some small club shows in its hometown of Glasgow, as well as one in New York, in the coming weeks. Although no dates or venues have been confirmed, the shows mark the band's Franz Ferdinand will play some small club shows in its hometown of Glasgow, as well as…

  15. Shortlist Music Prize Finalists Announced

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Prize has listed its 10 finalists for its 2007 award. Those who made the cut from a total of 61 nominations are the Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Girl Tal The Shortlist Music Prize has listed its 10 finalists for its 2007 award. Those who made the…

  16. 'Nightmare' On My Street

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The sophomore slump. Second-year blues. The "difficult" second album. None of these phrases are in Alex Turner's vocabulary. As frontman for the Arctic Monkeys, one of Britain's most successful and im The sophomore slump. Second-year blues. The "difficult" second…

  17. Garage Rock

    March 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Our Coolest Song in the World comes generally from two categories: contemporary garage rock (traditional rock'n'roll) and songs that transcend all categories and exist under the fringe of our as-inclu Our Coolest Song in the World comes generally from two categories: contemporary…

  18. Fooling April

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities, Fooling April has appeared with artists like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Dido, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Th With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities,…

  19. Update: Arctic Monkeys Get A Lift From Warner Bros.

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Domino has linked with Warner Bros. for the April 24 release of breakthrough U.K. rock act the Arctic Monkeys' sophomore album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." Billboard.com understands the a Indie label Domino has linked with Warner Bros. for the April 24 release of…

  20. Shortlist Prize Returns; Sufjan, Coyne Help Choose

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year to recognize noteworthy 2006 albums that have not yet sold 500,000 units in the United States. After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year to recognize noteworthy 2006 albums that…

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