1. Chuck Brown, 'Godfather of Go-Go,' Dies at 75

    May 16, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Chuck Brown, an icon of Washington, D.C.'s funk music scene, died at the age of 75 on Wednesday (May 16). The Washington Post reports that Brown's manager has confirmed the death of the singer/guitarist, which followed a battle with pneumonia. Brown is widely credited with creating…

  2. Aretha Franklin Honored By Chaka Khan, Lauryn Hill, Temptations at Rock Hall Tribute

    November 07, 2011 11:50 AM EST The stars came to Cleveland Saturday night (Nov. 5) as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University's American Music Masters Tribute Concert to soul legend Aretha Franklin . The 16th annual concert, which has honored classic artists such as Hank Williams ,…

  3. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  4. Black Keys Taking 'Brothers' On Tour

    April 01, 2010 4:50 PM EDT T he Black Keys aren't taking a break after their busy 2009. The duo has announced a summer tour beginning June 2 in Salt Lake City, as well as the track list for their new album "Brothers." Fan who buy tickets for the tour from the Black Keys' website will receive a copy…

  5. Black Keys Becoming 'Brothers' This May

    March 02, 2010 3:18 PM EST The members of Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys may not be blood related, but the title of their upcoming album reflects their deep bond. Due May 18 on Nonesuch, "Brothers" is the Black Keys' sixth studio record and was largely tracked at the legendary Muscle Shoals…

  6. Rod Stewart Hopes 'Soulbook' Album Launches Series

    October 16, 2009 5:29 PM EDT Rod Stewart is hoping his upcoming "Soulbook" album may launch a series similar to his multi-platinum "The Great American Songbook" series earlier this decade. "Oh, I'd love it to. That would be just amazing, but I'm not going to count my chickens before…

  7. Jamie Foxx Restarts The Party With New Album

    December 08, 2008 3:32 PM EST Jamie Foxx says he wanted his new album, "Intuition," to bang a little harder than his chart-topping, double-platinum 2005 release "Unpredictable." "'Unpredictable" was more, like, slow, bedroom things, which was great but when I went on the road we had all…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  9. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,…

  10. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  11. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  13. 9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus…

  14. Chart Beat

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses John Mellencamp, Weird Al Yankovic, Lily Allen and more! LET 'FREEDOM'S' RING: John Mellencamp returns to The Billboard 200 in a triumphant way, with the highest-debuting set of his career and his first top 10 album in just over 10 years. "Freedom's…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie…

  16. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely…

  17. When the Hits Flowed From Philly

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their record company and made pop music history. It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their…

  18. How Thom Bell Rang Up The Hits For Philly International

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For fans of soul from the '70s, the hits were unforgettable: "Betcha by Golly Wow," "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)," "La La Means I Love You," "You Make Me Feel Brand New." For fans of soul from the '70s, the hits were unforgettable: …

  19. Billboard Bits: R&B Foundation Awards, Fruitgum Co, Blue October

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among the stable of presenters for the 14th R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards. Hosted by Smokey Robinson and Patt Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Sting receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Police frontman's star (No. 2,168) is revealed in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in a ceremony att 2004 - Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott is…

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