1. Juanes' "P.A.R.C.E." Track By Track

    December 01, 2010 5:00 PM EST Juanes releases his fifth studio album on Universal Music Latino. "P.A.R.C.E." takes its title from the Colombian term "parce" or "parcero," slang for bud or friend. "The entire concept is about friends and friendship," says Juanes, real name Juan…

  2. Kanye West's 'G.O.O.D. Music Fridays' Inspires Other Artists

    November 30, 2010 12:36 PM EST Before he had even come up with a street date for his next album, Kanye West tweeted in August that he was going to give away a brand-new song, free of charge, every week until Christmas. West worked hard to keep his pledge, and his "G.O.O.D. Music Fridays," named after his label…

  3. Lil Wayne Q&A: His Letter From Jail

    November 01, 2010 3:58 PM EDT Lil Wayne will be a free man on Thursday (Nov. 4) and as we count down the days to his release, the self-professed best rapper alive has taken the time to write The Juice readers an exclusive letter from the pen. Among other things, the note reveals that Wayne might be releasing a mixtape…

  4. Lil Wayne's Post-Release Schedule, Writes Last Jail Letter

    November 01, 2010 3:06 PM EDT Following his release from New York's Rikers' Island this Thursday (Nov. 4), Lil Wayne has a very hectic schedule planned, including an already-confirmed welcome-home party in Miami. Lil Wayne's family and friends will welcome him home on Sunday, Nov. 7th, with a blowout bash…

  5. Warpaint, "The Fool"

    October 29, 2010 2:47 PM EDT Willowy Los Angeles art-rock group Warpaint summons a remarkably heady atmosphere on its debut album, "The Fool," which follows a buzzed-about EP released last year on Los Angeles-based indie Manimal Vinyl. On the song "Bees," guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman…

  6. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Finishes New Songs, Kurt Cobain's Anti-MTV Letter Up for Auction

    October 06, 2010 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Finished with Three New Songs Following her appearance on last week's episode of "Glee," Britney Spears is reportedly hard at work on her next album and has finished three new songs. …

  7. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Disappointed by Senate, Kanye Talks Obama Insult

    September 22, 2010 7:08 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Responds to Failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal After the proposed repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was filibustered in Senate again…

  8. Fashion's Night Out: Pharrell, Kanye, Gwen Stefani, Draw Fans to NYC

    September 11, 2010 5:06 PM EDT Music stars and industry VIPs grace the front rows of New York Fashion Week each season, but at this year's Fashion's Night Out, they mingled with everyday fans. As retail stores ranging from Nine West to Balenciaga opened their doors to the public on Friday night (Sept. 10) to help…

  9. Gwen Stefani, Diddy Set for Star-Studded Fashion's Night Out

    September 09, 2010 4:50 PM EDT The fashion industry is turning to the music business to boost its fortunes as part of the second annual Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 10. Musicians will perform at some of New York's top fashion houses as part of the event, aimed at luring in consumers with the bonus of in-store…

  10. Little Big Town, "The Reason Why"

    September 03, 2010 5:00 PM EDT The star of any Little Big Town album is the harmonizing, a four-part treat that is fortunately offered in abundance on the group's latest release, "The Reason Why." The near-a cappella openings to "Why, Oh Why" and "All the Way Down" are so tight and…

  11. Little Big Town Gives Fans 'The Reason Why'

    August 26, 2010 1:56 PM EDT Wedding proposals at concerts are nothing new, but country act Little Big Town took things a step further on its recent tour, setting up a space for lucky fans to tie the knot at one of its shows. "We propped up a little white tent that had church windows and put candelabras inside with…

  12. TV on the Radio's Sitek Takes Flight With 'Balloon'

    August 14, 2010 12:00 PM EDT When Dave Sitek is usually described as ambitious, it's in relation to the intricate production and instrumentation he employs with his primary band, indie fave TV on the Radio . But Sitek's true ambition, he reveals, is a little more . . . blonde. "I was trying to make Madonna…

  13. Jewel Does Karaoke in Disguise for Funny Or Die

    July 13, 2010 8:36 PM EDT On a recent Monday night at a Los Angeles karaoke bar, a meek-looking woman in a business suit and glasses was coaxed on stage by her co-workers. While the boozy crowd readied itself for four minutes of awkward singing, the woman - "Karen" - suddenly belted out exquisite, pitch…

  14. Chris Brown Lines Up 'Virginia Stand Up!' Benefit

    April 28, 2010 4:05 PM EDT After participating in several charitable events in recent months, including BET's Haiti telethon in February, Chris Brown wanted to align with a good cause that would bring attention to his home state of Virginia. "He said, 'I'd really like to do something that puts…

  15. Coachella 2010 Main

    April 16, 2010 10:38 AM EDT Chart Article It was April in the California desert, that meant it was time for Coachella. Billboard.com was out in Indio to get the scoop April 16-18. Check out the hot fun Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and dozens of others had in store. COACHELLA 2010 PHOTO GALLERY Coachella Tweets…

  16. The Whigs, "In the Dark"

    March 26, 2010 1:32 PM EDT Athens, Ga.-based rock act the Whigs may be from the South, but the group adopts a decidedly New York sound on its third album, "In the Dark." The 11-song set draws from some of the Big Apple's more established rock outfits, but still keeps the DIY feel of the Whigs'…

  17. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  18. Producer Rob Fusari Dishes on Lady Gaga, Beyoncé

    February 24, 2010 3:17 PM EST Amid the high-gloss mix of teen-pop Cyranos, R&B blue-chippers and top 40 auteurs on Billboard's Top 10 Songwriters list (see page 14), only one name prompted sheepish shrugs and subsequent Googling in the Billboard offices. Lady Gaga 's most devoted "little monsters"…

  19. Gospel Artists Unite For Haiti

    January 22, 2010 4:27 PM EST Another all-star benefit effort on behalf of earthquake-ravaged Haiti is on the way, helmed by gospel singer Kirk Franklin . He's the impetus behind Artists United For Haiti: a collective of gospel artists who gathered together after the 25th annual Stellar Awards (Jan. 17) to record a…

  20. 'Glee' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 17, 2010 11:25 PM EST Freshman show "Glee" won top TV honors at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 17), taking home the award for best musical or comedy television series over such veteran shows as "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Entourage." "Thank you to the…

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