1. Gregory Isaacs, Reggae Singer, Dies at 59

    October 25, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Reggae artist Gregory Isaacs died at the age of 59 this morning (Oct. 25). Isaacs, best known for his 1982 album "Night Nurse," passed away following a long battle with lung cancer, BBC News reports. Known as "The Cool Ruler," Isaacs gained prominence in Jamaica in the…

  2. Huey Lewis Looks Toward Classic Soul on New Album

    October 16, 2010 8:00 AM EDT H uey Lewis & the News recorded some of the most iconic pop-rock of the '80s. They notched two No. 1 albums, including 1983's seven-times platinum-certified "Sports." Although the band has constantly toured, it hasn't released an album of original material since…

  3. Indigo Girls Toast to 'Happy Days' on Holiday Album

    October 07, 2010 5:15 PM EDT The Indigo Girls' upcoming holiday album, "Holly Happy Days," is the rarest of entries in the duo's catalog. "We just both had a desire to do it at the same time, which doesn't always happen with us," Emily Saliers tells Billboard.com. The 12-track set, due…

  4. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  5. Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene Top Pitchfork Music Festival's First Night

    July 17, 2010 12:41 PM EDT Veteran indie rock ruled the first day of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, which kicked off its fifth year in Chicago's Union Park on Friday (July 16). As sweltering temperatures gave way to a cool summer night, the progressive rap and Swedish pop of the afternoon were followed by…

  6. Hanson, "Shout It Out"

    June 25, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Long before the first Jonas Brothers album hit the shelves, another sibling trio reigned supreme. Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac may still be widely known for their playful 1997 pop hit, "MMMBop," but the trio's fifth studio album, "Shout It Out," shows that…

  7. James Mercer, Isaac Brock Team Up For '180°' Soundtrack

    June 21, 2010 2:01 PM EDT Emmett Malloy felt music was so integral to "180° South," the new environmental documentary he produced for his Woodshed Films imprint, that he brought singer-songwriters James Mercer (the Shins , Broken Bells ) and Mason Jennings to the Patagonia region of South America to inspire…

  8. Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Hanson

    June 11, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 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. JUST DANCE/ELECTRONIC DIGITAL SONGS Dear Gary, Why is Lady Gaga 's "…

  9. Watch Hanson "Shout It Out," Hear The Full Album Early

    June 01, 2010 5:59 AM EDT "Shout It Out," Hanson 's first album in three years, will be released on June 8, but brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac Hanson are letting you hear the whole thing a week early for free here on Billboard.com. The trio also stopped by recently to talk about the new album and to…

  10. Bamboozle NJ: Top 10 Moments

    May 03, 2010 6:11 PM EDT Fans young and old laced up their Chuck Taylors and headed to the New Jersey's Meadowlands complex May 1-2 for a sweltering weekend of rock, pop, punk and hip-hop as Bamboozle 2010 juxtaposed Drake, Hanson, Ke$ha, MGMT, the reunion of Jack's Mannequin singer Andrew McMahon with…

  11. UK Grime Group Roll Deep Scores U.K. No. 1

    May 03, 2010 1:51 PM EDT There was a double triumph for east London artists on the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (May 2). Grime collective Roll Deep debuted atop the singles survey with "Good Time" (Relentless/Virgin/EMI), featuring Jodie Connor, while rapper/singer…

  12. Hanson To 'Shout It Out' In June

    April 20, 2010 3:10 PM EDT After dealing with "heavy" topics on 2007's "The Walk" and "challenging" recording sessions for that album and 2004's "Underneath," the sibling trio Hanson "just wanted to have some fun" on its latest outing, "Shout It Out,"…

  13. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's "The Weary Kind" earned Best Original…

  14. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 3

    December 23, 2009 10:40 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 30 "Marshall Mathers LP" Moves Millions (May 30, 2000) Even though his influence on Middle America was apparent at the start of the decade, no one knew just how popular Eminem had become until the "…

  15. 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…

  16. The Fray's Ex-Manager Fires Back Over Lawsuit

    December 08, 2009 8:40 AM EST A former manager of the Fray says the band owes his company more than $750,000 in commission and expenses. A lawsuit is pending in federal court in Denver against Gregg Latterman over copyrights to the band's songs. The band alleges Latterman failed to disclose that his management…

  17. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better... more than I am." Since breaking…

  18. Johnny Marr Can't 'Ignore' The Cribs

    November 17, 2009 11:39 AM EST Mutual regard and geographic proximity were what led to Johnny Marr joining the Cribs for the group's just-released fourth album, "Ignore the Ignorant." "I love the band, anyway," the Modest Mouse and former Smiths guitarist tells Billboard.com. "I was living in…

  19. Kelly Rowland Finds 'Love' On The Dancefloor

    May 23, 2009 9:48 AM EDT Singer Kelly Rowland was in France last summer when she discovered DJ David Guetta, at one of his exhilarating techno shows in Cannes. When she later met up with Guetta and asked him to play a new track for her, the French DJ unveiled a pop number built around a lush piano loop and throbbing…

  20. The Shins Shape Up, Look To The Future

    May 08, 2009 1:02 PM EDT A lineup change, a new label, a film score and a few new songs are greeting fans of The Shins as the band returned to the road this past week after an eighteen month break. Longtime bassist Marty Crandall and drummer Jesse Sandoval have been replaced by Fruit Bats' bassist Ron Lewis and…

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