1. Billboard Bits: T.I., The Jam, Whitney Houston, Beck, Kandi Burruss And More

    January 19, 2010 5:24 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Atlanta raper T.I ., who was released to a halfway house less than a month ago after serving seven months in prison on a gun charge, is back in the studio to lay down tracks for his next album.…

  2. Jay-Z, Arctic Monkeys Run The Top Of U.K. Charts

    September 08, 2009 10:27 AM EDT Jay-Z 's "Run This Town" (Roc Nation/Universal), featuring Rihanna and Kanye West , powered straight to the top of the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), while Arctic Monkeys ' "Humbug" (Domino) retained leadership of the album survey for a second week…

  3. May 17, 2009

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Hard Candy,” Madonna. 2008 – A pregnant Ashlee Simpson marries Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in the backyard of her parents’ home in Encino, Calif. 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of pneumonia at age 89. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit:…

  4. Ask Billboard: Top 10 Lists, Fleetwood Mac, Mixi, The Veronicas

    January 02, 2009 2:01 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. First off, this will be my last "Ask Billboard," as next week, fellow Billboard…

  5. Matisyahu Preps EP, Eyes '09 For New Album

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jewish reggae rapper Matisyahu will kick off an extensive fall tour Oct. 18 in support of a new EP, "Shattered," due three days later via Epic. A full-length album, "Light," will follow in early 2009. Jewish reggae rapper Matisyahu will kick off an extensive fall tour Oct.…

  6. Banner Rebounds From 'Worst Year' With New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's not because he hasn't been busy. Rather, he's been doing some soul searching. "2006 was the worst year of my life," Banner tells Billboard Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's…

  7. Rihanna, Linkin Park Take Control Of U.K. Charts

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There were new entries at No. 1 on both the U.K. singles and album charts published yesterday (May 20). "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z went straight to the top of the singles survey, There were new entries at No. 1 on both the U.K. singles and album charts published…

  8. Isley Brothers Writing New Tunes On Tour

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers are getting ready to make some more music -- baby-making and otherwise. Ronald Isley tells Billboard.com that even as he and younger brother Ernie are touring to promote last year's The Isley Brothers are getting ready to make some more music -- baby-making and…

  9. Take That Continues To Rule U.K. Charts

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Take That rule the U.K. charts for the second week running, spending a third week at No. 1 on the singles survey with "Patience" and a second with its parent Polydor album "Beautiful World." Additiona Take That rule the U.K. charts for the second week running, spending a…

  10. Take That Dominates U.K. Singles, Album Charts

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Take That's triumphant reunion was made complete yesterday as the erstwhile boy band topped the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously for the first time in its career. As "Patience" started a s Take That's triumphant reunion was made complete yesterday as the…

  11. Take That, Westlife Ascend To No. 1 On U.K. Charts

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As their reunion album "Beautiful World" was being released by Polydor today (Nov. 27), Take That were celebrating a new No. 1 single, as the lead track "Patience" climbed 4-1 on the singles chart. As their reunion album "Beautiful World" was being released by…

  12. Furtado Stays 'Loose' On U.K. Charts

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18), starting a second week at the top of the singles chart with "Maneater" (Geffen) while her third album, "Loose," debuted at No. 5 Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18),…

  13. Rihanna's 'SOS' Signals 3rd Week At No. 1

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same span. Daniel Powter's former Hot 100 char Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard…

  14. Ask Billboard

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Julia Fordham, Pink, Destiny's Child and TLC. SEEKING JULIA Hi Keith, I am huge fan of Julia Fordham's work. Her last three albums -- "Concrete Love," "That's Life" and "That's Live" are all great -- as…

  15. Jewell Took His Time With Second Set

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Artists often say they have their whole life to record their debut album, and only a matter of months to create the follow-up. Buddy Jewell had the opposite experience with his sophomore set, "Times Like These," which was released April…

  16. Ciara Dethrones Elvis On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K. singles chart, there was a surprise on yesterday's (Jan. 23) new survey when RCA's latest Presley re-release, "A Fool Such A After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K.…

  17. Ask Billboard

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bright Eyes, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Natasha Bedingfield and RIAA certifications. BRIGHT EYES' BRIGHT FUTURE Keith, How come I've been reading all over the news about the "Hot Shot Debuts" and "Top Spot Taking…

  18. Another Bedingfield Leads U.K. Charts

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield, scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 22) as "These Words" (Phonogenic/BMG) debuted at the top. It is t Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield…

  19. Ice Cream

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The sister duo of Kim and Kandy Johnson, who record as JS, follow in a long tradition of siblings-in-song with their DreamWorks debut. The sister duo of Kim and Kandy Johnson, who record as JS, follow in a long tradition of siblings-in-song with their DreamWorks debut. With manager/mentors R.…

  20. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

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