1. Billboard Bits: McLachlan, Be Your Own Pet, Pepsi

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first Sarah McLachlan best-of, "Closer," will be released Oct. 7 via Arista. The 16-track set includes two new songs recorded with longtime producer Pierre Marchand, "U Want Me 2" and "Don't Give The first Sarah McLachlan best-of, "Closer," will be…

  2. Obama Campaign Slams 'Offensive' Ludacris Rap

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barack Obama's presidential campaign says a new rhyme by supporter and rapper Ludacris is "outrageously offensive" to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Sen. John McCain and President Bush. Barack Obama's presidential campaign says a new rhyme by supporter and rapper…

  3. Chart Shakers

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A closer look at the Greatest Gainers, Hot Shot Debuts and Pacesetters on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Hot Shot Debut glory belongs to country superstar George Strait this week, as new set "Troubadour" claims that award and the penthouse suite on both The…

  4. Fabolous Inspired By Film On Concept Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although he's not ready to get specific just yet, Fabolous' next album will be inspired by a film, much in the way Jay-Z's "American Gangster" was based on the movie of the same name. Although he's not ready to get specific just yet, Fabolous' next album…

  5. Snoop Dogg

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what's working for the rapper-turned-singer these days. When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what…

  6. Jack Johnson, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10) as "Sleep Through the Static" (Brushfire/Universal Island) debuted at the top. "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10)…

  7. Adele, Basshunter Top U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1, delivering on the critical acclaim it has garnered, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Th Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean assembles a diverse cast for his new album, Ghostface Killah unveils his third release in a year's time, Daft Punk brings its acclaimed live show to disc and "American Idol" runner-up Blak The Columbia soundtrack to the John C. Reilly-starring film "Walk Hard:…

  9. T.I. Back In Studio, Drama CD Due In December

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. is three singles deep into his recent album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," but he's already recording new material, according to Jason Geter, CEO of T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. T.I. is three singles deep into his recent album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," but he's already…

  10. Hot Boyz: B.G., Lil' Wayne Ready December Albums

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT B.G. and fellow Hot Boys alum Lil' Wayne are both set to release new records in time for Christmas. However, B.G. tells Billboard.com he isn't worried about sibling rivalry between his "Too Hood To Be B.G. and fellow Hot Boys alum Lil' Wayne are both set to release new…

  11. Billboard Bits: Ozone Awards, Joe Satriani, Joseph Arthur

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, Rick Ross, Polow Da Don, DJ Felli Fel, Scarface, Too $hort are among the artists and producers confirmed to participate in the second Ozone Awards and TJ's DJ's "T DJ Drama, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, Rick Ross, Polow Da Don, DJ Felli Fel,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Minogue, Hudson, Spinnerette

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned. In fact, the major expects the recording to be its big fourth-quarter release. And if all goes according to p EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned.…

  13. Exclusive: DJ Drama On The Future Of Mixtapes

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Baseball cap tilted to the front, DJ Drama slouches in a leather seat at Billboard's New York office. Considering today's conversation, his first regarding his Jan. 16 arrest for racketeering, could g Baseball cap tilted to the front, DJ Drama slouches in a leather seat at Billboard…

  14. Arctic Monkeys, Fratellis, DJ Drama

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A glimpse into the next album for the Arctic Monkeys, iTunes is more than a download service and an exclusive interview with a master of mix tapes (See Below). Tell us what you think! Email us at In A glimpse into the next album for the Arctic Monkeys, iTunes is more than a download service…

  15. The Billboard Q&A: DJ Drama

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Arrested earlier this year over what he says was a mix tape mix up, Drama exclusively gives his version of events to Billboard. Arrested earlier this year over what he says was a mix tape mix up, Drama exclusively gives his version of events to Billboard. News …

  16. Ne-Yo, Sick Puppies, DJ Drama

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney stands up Ne-Yo. Aussie act Sick Puppies are stretched to the limit. Also, check out our SXSW footage and a sneak peak at an exclusive DJ Drama interview. Check it out in this episode of Bill Britney stands up Ne-Yo. Aussie act Sick Puppies are stretched to the limit. Also, check out…

  17. Lloyd Discusses 'You,' Collaborators, The 'Street'

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "Southside," R&B crooner Lloyd sat on the sidelines as he watched other young male vocalists like Neyo and Chris Brown pl For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "…

  18. Chamillionaire Snags Busta, Kelis For New CD

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Chamillionaire has revealed additional details about his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," which, as previously reported, is due March 27 via Universal. First single "Not a Criminal" feature Rapper Chamillionaire has revealed additional details about his…

  19. DJ Drama Arrested In Mixtape Raid

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were arrested yesterday in Atlanta as part of a police raid that seized 81,000 mixtape CDs, along with computers, recording equipment and four cars. Both men remain in polic The office of Atlanta-based Aphilliates Music Group, homebase to Justo's "Mixtape…

  20. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin Williams). "The Tonight Show with Jay…

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