1. Tupac's Virtual Coachella Appearance Spurs Huge Sales Bump

    April 26, 2012 9:30 PM EDT News of the late Tupac Shakur 's virtual appearance on the first Sunday (April 15) of the annual Coachella Festival has spurred a re-entry for his "Greatest Hits" album on the Billboard 200 chart and a jump on the Social 50 for his onstage duet partner, Snoop Dogg . Tupac'…

  2. Snoop Dogg's Social 50 Chart Gain, Courtesy of Coachella

    April 26, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Tupac Shakur 's virtual appearances at the Coachella Music Festival (April 15 and 22) spurs a gain for his on-stage duet partner, Snoop Dogg , on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,…

  3. April 25, 2009

    April 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Phil Collins announces his retirement from releasing albums and touring. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Bobby “Boris” Pickett dies from leukemia in Los Angeles at the age of 69. 2002 – Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC is killed in a car crash in Honduras. Lopes is 30. 2000 – Eric Clapton is…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2005 - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2004 - Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2005 - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2004 - Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "…

  6. Snoop, Buckethead Light Up Bootsy Xmas Album

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests contributing to funk legend Bootsy Collins' first holiday album, "Christmas Is 4-Ever." Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests contributing to funk legend Bootsy Collins'…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Eric Clapton is reunited on a TV stage in London with his former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock, for their first performance together in 29 years. The setting is 2005 - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in…

  8. Prince Runs The Musical Gamut On '3121'

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince's new Universal album, "3121," is less than three weeks away from its March 21 release, but seven of its 12 tracks have yet to be given official titles. Prince's new Universal album, "3121," is less than three weeks away from its March 21 release, but…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies of pneumonia in Kansas City, Mo. He is 96. 2004 - Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies of pneumonia in Kansas City, Mo. He is 96. 2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the effervescent, sometimes volatile rapping member of the Grammy-winning R&B trio TLC, is killed in a car crash in Honduras. Lopes, who would have turned 31 t 2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the effervescent, sometimes…

  11. Still More Bounce

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. For many West Coast rappers, Roger Troutman and his inspired funk stylings were an essential part of their musical upbringing. Therefore, it makes sense that,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Kurupt, Mathus/Guy, No Good

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Kurupt, James Mathus/Buddy Guy, No Good Rapper Kurupt will release the home video "G-TV" on Feb. 19 via Southwest Distributors. The film, available on two VHS tapes or a double-disc DVD, chronicles life on the road with the rapper, who said in a statement, "there's…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…