1. Billboard Bits: New Kids/Zootopia, River To River, Emmylou Harris

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia…

  2. Chart Beat Shakers

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboard 200 this week with its self-titled new album, which starts at No. 1. Hot Shot Debuts: "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboard 200 this week with its self-titled new…

  3. Day26 Upends Danity Kane To Debut At No. 1

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the summit of The Billboard 200, as Day26's self-titled debut bumps Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" from No. 1. The new Bad Boy album moved 190,0 One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the…

  4. Ladies, Ladies, Ladies

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chart expert Fred Bronson discusses the hot action on this week's charts, including Madonna's return, Leona Lewis' historic triumph, Danity Kane's chart-topper, Paula Abdul's "Dance" and beyond. Chart expert Fred Bronson discusses the hot action on this week…

  5. Chart Beat

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action on British solo female artists, Madonna, Danity Kane and more! TOP OF THE WORLD: For the first time in almost 27 years, and only the third time in the entire rock era, a British solo female artist hits No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her first chart entry.…

  6. Danity Kane Snags Second Straight No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" goes straight to the penthouse on The Billboard 200, the second No. 1 in a row for the group. The MTV "Making the Band 3" troupe, signed to Diddy's Bad Boy imp Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" goes…

  7. Usher Still Leads Hot 100 Amid Static Top 7

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 amid a static top 4 that includes Chris Brown's "With You" (No. 2), Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T Usher's "Love in This Club"…

  8. Whats In A Name?

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a world where name recognition is everything, A.B. Quintanilla has flipped conventional wisdom by tinkering with his group's moniker with certain regularity. In a world where name recognition is everything, A.B. Quintanilla has flipped conventional wisdom by tinkering with his group&…

  9. SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN, "Fire Escape"

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Playing upon legendary critic Greil Marcus' famous line in his American folk analysis "Invisible Republic," "New, Weird America" was a phrase coined by Scottish writer David Keenan in his cover story Playing upon legendary critic Greil Marcus' famous line in his…

  10. Cheri Dennis Falls In 'Love' Again

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following its online release via iTunes late last year, Bad Boy singer Cheri Dennis' oft-delayed debut album, "In and Out of Love," will finally hit stores on Feb. 26. Following its online release via iTunes late last year, Bad Boy singer Cheri Dennis' oft-delayed debut…

  11. Finalists Unveiled For 2007 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The awards,…

  12. Cash Money CEO Williams Back On The Mic

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cash Money CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams will release a new album, "5*Stunna," Dec. 4 via the label. The follow-up to 2005's "Fast Money" is led by the single "Pop Bottles" featuring Lil Wayne. Cash Money CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams will…

  13. Artists Band Together For 'Jena 6' Benefit

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike, Bobby Brown, DTP's Small World and Hurricane Chris will perform at the "Jena 6 Empowerment Concert," to be held Sept. 29 i Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike,…

  14. Roots Ready To Rock The Classics On VH1 Tour

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Being up for a new challenge is how Roots drummer ?uestlove explains the act's involvement with the first VH1 Hip-Hop Honors tour, which kicks off Sept. 13 in San Francisco. Being up for a new challenge is how Roots drummer ?uestlove explains the act's involvement with the first VH1…

  15. Billboard Bits: Baby Bash, Voxtrot/Arctic Monkeys, CMJ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on Oct. 16. The set features guest spots from Paula DeAnda, T-Pain and Danity Kane's Andrea, while J.R. Rotem, Jim Jonsin, Felli Fell, Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven…

  18. Chamillionaire Sees Finish Line For 'Victory'

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." "I was trying to make the whole album be…

  19. Four Tet Ready To Dance With New Tunes

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having spent the bulk of his time of late recording and touring with jazz drummer Steve Reid and making a new album with his band Fridge, Four Tet's Kieran Hebden is ready to return to his own music. Having spent the bulk of his time of late recording and touring with jazz drummer Steve…

  20. Danzig Digs Into Archives For 'Lost Tracks'

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock pioneer Glenn Danzig has trolled through his archives for the 26-track collection "The Lost Tracks of Danzig." The double-disc set, which features all previously unreleased material, is due Hard rock pioneer Glenn Danzig has trolled through his archives for the 26-track…

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