1. Bruno Mars Steps Out Solo After Hitting No. 1 with B.o.B.

    May 06, 2010 10:27 AM EDT Atlanta rapper/singer B.o.B and Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy both share a knack for bridging the gap between hip-hop and rock. However, their current Billboard Hot 100 singles reveal another common thread between them: Bruno Mars. Mars -- who until now was primarily known as one…

  2. Drake Bests Bieber, Michael Buble Dominates at Juno Awards

    April 19, 2010 11:10 AM EDT M ichael Bublé took home three Juno Awards during a televised show from St. John's, Newfoundland, adding to the single award he received on the untelevised portion of the awards. Bublé took home album of the year for "Crazy Love," as well as single of the year for "Just…

  3. Keane Boarding the 'Night Train' This May

    February 26, 2010 11:28 AM EST British rock act Keane is set to return this spring with its fourth album, "Night Train." Due May 11 via Cherrytree/Interscope, the set contains only 8 songs, but features collaborations with rapper K'Naan , Japanese MC Tigarah and a rare lead vocal performance from Keane…

  4. K'Naan, Wale, John Forte Team for Spring Tour

    February 17, 2010 3:54 PM EST Three of hip-hop's brightest talents -- K'Naan, Wale and John Forte -- are joining forces for a 9-date trek this spring. The tour will kick off March 31 in New York City with stops in major East Coast markets, as well as two dates in Ohio. The tour will see K'Naan and Wale co…

  5. Keane "The Night Train EP" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:37 PM EST Keane, "The Night Train EP" (Cherrytree/Interscope) Release Date: May 11, 2010 Keane 's third album, 2008's "Perfect Symmetry," kicked off with the unexpectedly playful "Spiralling," and the melodic rock trio gets even more experimental on the eight…

  6. Paper Tongues Ready For A Wild 'Ride'

    January 04, 2010 12:37 PM EST The debut album release is still three months off, but response to the first single, "Ride To California," has North Carolina's Paper Tongues wagging with high expectations. "It's been this ongoing thing," frontman Aswan North tells Billboard.com. "I wouldn&…

  7. Billboard Critics' Top 10 Albums of 2009

    December 16, 2009 3:36 PM EST Chart Article Now that you've examined our list of 2009's best-selling albums , take a look at what the Billboard staff subjectively chose as the year's best albums. Indie music came on strong, while R&B and straight-ahead rock 'n' roll are represented -- but it&…

  8. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 1:43 PM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel ), Elvis Costello , Ben Harper and Them Crooked…

  9. F---ked Up Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 22, 2009 10:53 AM EDT Of the all the acts on the shortlist for Canada's Polaris Music Prize, Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up seemed the least likely to take the $20,000 award. But that's exactly what happened as a jury of 10 Canadian music journalists, bloggers and broadcasters awarded the band the prize…

  10. Song Debut: KRS-One's "Past Present Future"

    September 14, 2009 4:26 PM EDT As he prepares the release of his 15th album and second major collaborative set -- a joint effort with fellow rapper Buckshot slated to hit stores on Sept. 15 via Duck Down Records -- Brooklyn rapper KRS-One gives Billboard.com readers an exclusive listen to "Past Present Future,"…

  11. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

    August 31, 2009 2:25 PM EDT Sublime , the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer OD'd, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. 23-24 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino,…

  12. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  13. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  14. Nas, Damian Marley Preview Album Collaboration On Rock The Bells Tour

    July 08, 2009 8:29 AM EDT Nas and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley entered the studio early this year with a plan to do "an EP based on Africa," according to Marley. As previously reported , it's turned into a full length album, "Distant Relatives," which the duo has been previewing during…

  15. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth studio album, "The E.N.D.,"…

  16. Matisyahu Sees The 'Light' This August

    June 05, 2009 8:23 AM EDT After numerous delays, Hasidic reggae artist Matisyahu's third studio album, "Light," will finally hit stores August 25. The thirteen song set was recorded in numerous locations over the last year, including Jamaica, New York, Los Angeles and Virginia. Matisyahu collaborates…

  17. Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 07, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Nas, Damian Marley, the Roots, Big Boi and Common, among others, will lead this summer's Rock the Bells traveling hip-hop festival, which is set to visit 10 North American cities on consecutive weekends from June 27-Aug. 9. Also on the bill in various markets are KRS-One, House of Pain,…

  18. Taylor Swift Continues Billboard 200 Dominance

    March 04, 2009 11:17 AM EST With an 18% uptick in sales, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" continues its rule over The Billboard 200 for an 11th week. The Big Machine effort sold 73,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As reported last week , such a feat has gone unmatched by any album…

  19. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  20. The Lollalists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't. A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't. THE HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Studio album sales: 10.1 million Best…

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