1. Code Picks of the Week: Gorgon City, Michael Calfan & More

    September 19, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Each week, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Gorgon City ft. Katy Menditta, “Imagination” [Virgin EMI] Between its sexy bass line and chills inducing refrain, the latest cut off the UK…

  2. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  3. Yeasayer's 'Fragrant World': Drugs, Weird Visuals and Scavenger Hunts

    August 03, 2012 1:30 PM EDT ''Folk Hero Shtick," an especially trippy track on psych-rock trio Yeasayer's third album, "Fragrant World," was written about an "annoying rock star" who was completely out of touch with reality, according to the band's Anand Wilder. "The…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart Olga Tañón, Gloria Trevi and Wyclef Jean are among the artists adding their voices to "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a Spanish-language recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Produced by Eduardo Reyes, the track is…

  5. Billboard Bits: Maurice White, Queensryche, Little Steven

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Maurice White, Queensryche, Little Steven Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White has inked with Concord Records for a new solo project which pairs singers and live bands for a reworking of some of his songs. Herb Trawick, White's partner in Kalimba Entertainment,…

  6. Suite Unseen: Summoner of the Ghost

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With contagious ebullience, drummer/ percussionist Babatunde Lea's "Suite Unseen: Summoner of the Ghost" pays homage to the spirits of friends, family and musical masters. With contagious ebullience, drummer/ percussionist Babatunde Lea's "Suite Unseen: Summoner of…

  7. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  8. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

  9. Venegas Dominates Premios Oye! Awards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Julieta Venegas continued her winning streak of music awards, taking top honors Saturday (Nov. 13) at Mexico's third annual Premios Oye! Awards. Julieta Venegas continued her winning streak of music awards, taking top honors Saturday (Nov. 13) at Mexico's third annual Premios Oye!…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Hott Feet,' Haynes, Roc-A-Fella

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hott Feet,' Haynes, Roc-A-Fella What do you do with a catalog of hot music? If you're Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, you team with Tony Award-nominated actor/choreographer Maurice Hines (brother of the late Gregory Hines) for a Broadway musical. Taking a…

  11. Billboard Bits: EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest Veteran R&B act Earth, Wind & Fire will on Oct. 5 release its first album under a new deal with Matthew Knowles' Sanctuary Urban Records Group. The as-yet-untitled set sports production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as Raphael…

  12. Hot Product

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • A new album from Pennsylvania modern rock act Live, "Birds of Pray" (Radioactive/MCA). • An album from Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and his band the Ferdinandos, "The Secret Sun" (Blue…

  13. Earth, Wind & Fire 'Promise' New Album, Tour

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, "The Promise," due May 20 on Kalimba Records. It's the first album of new studio material in six years for the band, which R&B/soul veterans Earth, Wind & Fire are returning with a new album, …