1. A History of 'American Idol' Legal Battles, From Corey Clark to Phillip Phillips

    January 30, 2015 6:26 PM EST American Idol season 14 has started on a sour note with news that Phillip Phillips is suing to void his 19 Entertainment contract . The season-11 champ is the latest in a long line of plaintiffs that have tried to take the Fox singing competition to court. So far, the show has been…

  2. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:19 PM EST BEST R&B SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Drunk In Love" Performers: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z Songwriters: Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosley, Andre Eric Proctor, Brian Soko Publishers: Andre Eric Proctor Publishing Designee,…

  3. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title? (Updated)

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST Last year, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that still the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard…

  4. Lucinda Williams Song Premiere: Hear a Cover of JJ Cale's ‘Magnolia’ From Her New Double Album

    September 12, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Lucinda Williams has raised some eyebrows by coming up with her first-ever double album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone , due Sept. 30. The kicker? There's more where that came from. "We recorded enough stuff for three albums, actually," Williams tells Billboard. "…

  5. Remembering Casey Kasem: Regional Hero, National Treasure

    June 21, 2014 11:13 AM EDT I first remember hearing the smooth, dulcet tones of Casey Kasem in the summer of 1963 on the Pasadena-based radio station KRLA, where the disc jockey shared the dial with Bob Eubanks, Dave Hull and Jimmy O‘Neill. Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Host, Dies at 82 During a six-year tenure at the Top…

  6. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  7. Play Ball: Yo La Tengo & The So So Glos Talk New York Mets' 2014 Season

    April 03, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Yo La Tengo guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan and So So Glos guitarist Adam Reich preview New York's perennial baseball underdogs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the…

  8. Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: My GRAMMY Moment

    January 23, 2014 5:10 PM EST "When we won, people got their knickers in a serious twist," Anderson says of Jethro Tull's GRAMMY win. Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor. Jethro Tull a GRAMMY for best hard rock/metal…

  9. Colette Switches Sound on 'When The Music’s Loud' Album

    August 26, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The Queen of House returns with an album full of firsts. Like many diehard fans, house music lovers can be resistant to changes in their scene. Accordingly, not everyone in the house music community has taken kindly to America’s exploding interest in it. DJ and producer Colette Marino…

  10. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  11. Buju Banton Drug Case: Judge Declares Mistrial

    September 28, 2010 8:11 AM EDT A Florida judge declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton , who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District Judge James Moody made the decision after the 12-person jury sent him a second note saying they couldn't…

  12. Buju Banton Drug Trial: U.S. Informant Testifies

    September 22, 2010 7:07 AM EDT After Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton had a conversation about drugs with a government informant he met on a plane, it triggered a series of meetings and phone calls about buying and selling cocaine, according to testimony from the informant and recordings played in Banton's federal…

  13. John Lennon Biopic Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

    March 16, 2009 4:32 PM EDT The Weinstein Co. has acquired a host of rights for "Nowhere Boy," the story of John Lennon's tumultuous childhood. The company has secured U.S., Latin American and German rights from producer Ecosse Films. "Boy," with its titular allusion to Beatles song "…

  14. Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms

    December 11, 2008 11:11 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce Knowles are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category for "The Wrestler" from the…

  15. DJ Timbo

    November 17, 2008 4:58 PM EST In Billboard's Aug. 30 issue, DJ Timbo's "Go Go Girl" peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and remained on the tally throughout September. He's been picked up as a resident DJ for Hollywood club promoter Red Carpet Events, and he christened Hush at its…

  16. DJ TIMBO

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In Billboard's Aug. 30 issue, DJ Timbo's "Go Go Girl" peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and remained on the tally throughout September. In Billboard's Aug. 30 issue, DJ Timbo's "Go Go Girl" peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Dance Club Play…

  17. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesd Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, …

  18. Winwood 'Lives' Again On Columbia

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST With his highly anticipated gigs with ex-bandmate Eric Clapton looming this week in New York, Steve Winwood has signed a new deal with Columbia Records. His label debut, "Nine Lives," will arrive Apri With his highly anticipated gigs with ex-bandmate Eric Clapton looming this week…

  19. Autolux Goes Indie For New Album

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST After splitting with Epic, which released its 2004 debut, "Future Perfect," California rock outfit Autolux is fielding offers for a new deal while it finishes its next album. After splitting with Epic, which released its 2004 debut, "Future Perfect," California rock outfit…

  20. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

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