1. Whitney Houston Returns At Clive Davis Grammy Bash

    February 08, 2009 9:46 AM EST An exuberant Whitney Houston kept the Beverly Hilton Ballroom audience on its feet during a major comeback performance at last night's (Feb. 7) pre-Grammy Gala saluting Clive Davis. Dressed in a leopard skin-patterned, form-fitting sheath and matching overcoat, Houston alternately…

  2. At 'Last': Jadakiss Preps Roc-A-Fella Debut

    January 28, 2009 3:39 PM EST Jadakiss is back with a new batch of tough-talking rhymes on his Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The Last Kiss," due March 10. The rapper recently previewed 14 songs intended for the set for Billboard.com but says he will continue to record until the last minute. Tracks completed so far…

  3. 'Notorious': Inside The Movie And Soundtrack

    January 21, 2009 2:02 PM EST Billboard.com provides an inside look at the movie "Notorious," its leading actor and its soundtrack. Below, read a Q&A with Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, who plays Notorious B.I.G. in the film. Read Billboard's review of the movie "Notorious." Read Billboard&…

  4. Swift Makes It Lucky Seven Atop Billboard 200

    January 21, 2009 11:25 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a seventh week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Usher's "Confessions" spent nine at the top in 2004. "Fearless" sold 63,000 copies in the United States,…

  5. Robin Thicke: White Like Me

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's an unusually hot and humid summer night in Hollywood. A murmuring line of fans -- mostly women --snakes around the Sunset Boulevard perimeter of the House of Blues. They're waiting for one thing It's an unusually hot and humid summer night in Hollywood. A murmuring line of…

  6. Slim

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is no stranger to matters of the heart. Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is no stranger to matters of the heart. Just take a listen to tracks like the vulnerable "Only You" off the R&B quartet 112's 1996 self-titled debut. The former lead…

  7. Thicke Sharpens His Soul On 'Something Else'

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robin Thicke ratchets up the soul on his third solo album, "Something Else," due July 1 via Star Trak/Interscope. Robin Thicke ratchets up the soul on his third solo album, "Something Else," due July 1 via Star Trak/Interscope. Thicke previewed the project for media last…

  8. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accomplished what Alicia Keys achieves this week.…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, misspelled werds and more! HOW DOES BROOKS FIT IN? Dear Fred, While there is a great deal of talk about Garth Brooks' debut at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, I noticed that songs 2-6 on the Hot Country Chart are all ranked in…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Pink Floyd, Rubinoos' "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" vs. Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and more! MANY MOONS Hi Fred, Maybe you've been inundated with this comment, but as I was glancing at the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, I noticed…

  11. Underdogs Begin Busy Year With 'Dreamgirls' Soundtrack

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in unison throughout the song. One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in…

  12. Chart Beat

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jay-Z, Monica and more! THE STATE OF 'SHOW ME': Jay-Z returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first solo effort in a year and ties the highest-debuting single of 2006 in the process. "Show Me What You Got" (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam) blasts onto…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss song credits, top AC songs, ageism and more! CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE Fred, I have a question that I feel strikes a chord with many chart historians. It appears that Billboard has become pretty liberal with its designation of which artists get credit on a…

  14. A Tribe Called Quest Unsure About Future Projects

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although A Tribe Called Quest's first tour in six years is looming next month, principal member Phife Dawg admits the pioneering hip-hop group is still uncertain whether the shows will lead to any fur Although A Tribe Called Quest's first tour in six years is looming next month,…

  15. 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…

  16. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by…

  17. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  18. Hip-Hop Titans Bolster B.I.G.'s 'Duets'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter," including Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Mis Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to …

  19. Previewing The Week In New Album Releases

    October 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Harrison's star-studded "The Concert for Bangladesh" comes home on DVD, Destiny's Child waves g'bye with a hits collection, Aerosmith memorializes a Vegas club stop with a live set and more. • The sophomore album from California rock act Rogue Wave, …

  20. Notorious B.I.G.'s Family To Refile Suit

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Notorious B.I.G.'s family is asking the city of Los Angeles for more than $2 million in fees and costs stemming from police misconduct during the rap star's federal wrongful death trial last month. Notorious B.I.G.'s family is asking the city of Los Angeles for more than $2…

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