1. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Willie D from the Geto…

  2. Paul McCartney Ready For White House Gig

    June 02, 2010 5:51 PM EDT After all those hits along the long and winding road to fame, you'd think nothing would fluster Paul McCartney . Think again. Sir Paul confessed he was "slightly nervous" in the leadup to Wednesday's big concert at the White House, where President Barack Obama was…

  3. Jose James, Jef Neve Rekindle Jazz Flame

    May 14, 2010 4:28 PM EDT When singer Jose James arrived at the cavernous Galaxy Studios in Brussels to spend a day with Belgian piano wunderkind Jef Neve, he had no intention of reviving an iconic jazz brand. Instead, the two jazz musicians, who had already been singled out as the genre's young guns, were simply…

  4. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Play: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2010 3:40 PM EDT It's the evening of Thursday, April 1, and, no foolin', Broadway's St. James Theater is packed. Previews of the musical "American Idiot" started little more than a week ago in anticipation of an April 20 opening, and the theater has been close to capacity every night.…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, k.d. lang

    February 25, 2010 4:05 PM EST THREE-PEA-T: As previously reported , the Black Eyed Peas halt Ke$ha 's nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," as "Imma Be" ascends 3-1. The latter track is the third Hot 100 No. 1 from the Black Eyed Peas' album "The E.N.D.,"…

  6. Supporters Try To Resurrect 'Lost' Cash Album

    February 23, 2010 12:33 PM EST On Feb. 23, a few days before what would have been Johnny Cash 's 78th birthday, Lost Highway will release "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the final recordings Cash made with producer Rick Rubin . And as fans celebrate the legacy of one of the most iconic musicians of the…

  7. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Elvis, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters and More

    February 19, 2010 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. They definitely won't call him Senator Cougar, but the push for John Mellencamp to seek the Democratic nomination to replace the retiring Evan Bayh is gaining steam. According to the AP , an…

  8. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami tonight (Feb. 5). Pharrell will join…

  9. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  10. Montgomery Gentry "Freedom" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:34 PM EST Montgomery Gentry, "Freedom" (Columbia Nashville) Release Date: TBD The title of Montgomery Gentry 's seventh studio album reflects a mind-set that Troy Gentry says is "a little bit of everything for everybody," adding, "You've got some freshness to it, but…

  11. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  12. Billboard Critics' Top 20 Albums of the Decade Page Two

    December 16, 2009 12:09 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 1-10 11-20 Next » 11 White Blood Cells (2001) The White Stripes For its third album, the White Stripes took a slightly more refined approach to the duo's raw garage-rock sound without compromising its intensity or simplicity. Among the record's best songs…

  13. 'Anvil!' Wins IDA Documentary Award

    December 07, 2009 1:28 PM EST Sacha Gervasi's "Anvil! The Story of Anvil " won the feature documentary award at the International Documentary Assn.'s 2009 IDA Documentary Awards, held Friday night at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. The doc, which follows the fortunes of a Canadian heavy metal band ,…

  14. Billy Joel Says Alexa Ray Will Be 'Fine' After Apparent Suicide Attempt

    December 07, 2009 12:45 PM EST B illy Joel assured the public that his daughter Alexa Ray Joel "is going to be fine," speaking to a Newsday reporter Saturday night (Dec. 5) after the 23-year-old was rushed to the hospital in an apparent suicide attempt. Alexa Ray, a singer and pianist herself and the only child…

  15. US Library of Congress To Honor Paul McCartney

    November 16, 2009 12:07 PM EST The U.S. Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the prize Monday. An all-star tribute concert is planned for early 2010, though the library has not announced who will perform. The 67-year-old…

  16. Montgomery Gentry Back In The Studio

    November 03, 2009 1:09 PM EST After spinning off a couple of No. 1 country singles from the 2008 "Back When I Knew It All," Montgomery Gentry is finishing work on the duo's seventh studio album. The set is due in early 2010, with a first single expected to be released shortly. "We've got all the…

  17. Lilith Fair Returning In 2010 With 18-City Tour

    October 28, 2009 8:40 AM EDT Lilith Fair will re-launch with an 18-city tour in 2010, according to an announcement from the Nettwerk Music Group. The festival will visit cities including New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago, among others. Dates for the shows have not yet been announced. "I can'…

  18. Illfonics Hope Kid Cudi Production Sends Them Over The 'Moon'

    October 07, 2009 5:13 PM EDT Last month, producer Matt Friedman got his first taste of the upper tier of the Billboard 200 when Kid Cudi 's debut album, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," for which he produced a track titled "Enter Galactic," entered at No. 4. Now, Friedman and partner Jedd…

  19. Chynna and Michelle Phillips React To Mackenzie Phillips Incest Bombshell

    September 23, 2009 5:50 PM EDT Former child star Mackenzie Phillips said Wednesday (Spet. 23) that she maintained a sexual relationship with her father, John Phillips of acclaimed '60s vocal group The Mamas and the Papas , for more than a decade. According to a report in People magazine , Phillips, now 49, was 19…

  20. Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan Talks 'Popular Songs'

    September 16, 2009 9:47 AM EDT After adopting the name Condo Fu--s to release the all-covers record "Fu--book" (Matador) in March and scoring the Greg Mottola-directed film "Adventureland," Yo La Tengo 's studio album "Popular Songs" (which was released Sept. 8 on Matador) marks the band&…

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