1. Caribou's Dan Snaith Discusses Daphni Project & DJing Approach

    April 04, 2016 9:40 AM EDT ‘70s funk is catnip for DJs: the music is deeply layered, and each component has zip and a warm, lively presence; the songs are often long, with a keen, contagious sense of pace and drama. At a recent Wednesday at the club Output in Brooklyn, Daphni was teasing one of the finest tracks to…

  2. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I've noticed that over the past year-plus,…

  3. Erykah Badu Pushes 'New Amerykah' To March

    January 21, 2010 6:17 PM EST Originally due Feb. 23 , Erykah Badu 's fifth studio album, "New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh," has now been pushed to March 30, the singer/songwriter announced via Twitter today (Jan. 21). "Return of the Ankh," which will be released through Universal Motown…

  4. Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock Toast Motown's 50th Anniversary

    November 23, 2009 1:36 PM EST Amidst glitzy ballrooms, swanky duds, a video message from President Barack Obama and performances by Stevie Wonder , Aretha Franklin , Kid Rock and the Temptations , Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. was thinking about the little people as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary…

  5. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept. 2, 1995, "You Are Not Alone,"…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  8. Motown Collects Every No. 1 On Boxed Set

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. The 10-disc package features 191…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the "Hack SDMI" challenge. The competition invited all comer 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit charging that composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber copied from another songwriter the "Phantom Song" from his "Phantom of the O 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trumpeter Lester Bowie, a founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and, more recently, Brass Fantasy, dies at his home in New York, of liver cancer. He is 58.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2004 - Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time." The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" a 2003 - Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice…

  19. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the aptly named "Motown Remixed"…

  20. Motown Favorites Eyed For Remixes

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults. Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults. One or two of these may find their way onto "Motown Remixed," a collection the label is releasing March 29. Thus far,…

Pages