1. Daughtry: Town Where You Belong

    June 12, 2009 3:42 PM EDT Chris Daughtry is famous—hard not to be, what with the "American Idol" thing and the heartthrob thing and Grammy Award nomination thing and the gazillion records sold thing. But he still tries to be a normal guy. He runs errands when he's home in North Carolina; a favorite…

  2. Chrisette Michele / April 28, 2009 / New York (B.B. King Blues Club)

    May 01, 2009 1:14 PM EDT Chrisette Michele sings female anthems about empowerment and heartbreak, but men and women alike came to B.B King Blues Club on April 28 to see the 26-year-old singer perform material from her sophomore album, entitled “Epiphany” and due May 5. After a performance by Jesse Boykins III,…

  3. New York Dolls Revisit Roots On 'Sez So'

    April 13, 2009 8:37 AM EDT When the New York Dolls formed in 1971, they were greeted with a bevy of strong opinions. "People said, 'They're the best band,' or 'They're the worst band,' " frontman David Johansen recalls. "It was every kind of extreme reaction to what we were…

  4. Chart Beat: U2, Rick Ross, Miley Cyrus

    March 12, 2009 3:30 PM EDT AND THE BEAT GOES ON: After the renowned Fred Bronson's 16-year run at the helm, and fellow music expert Paul Grein's 12-year stewardship before Fred, Chart Beat will continue to be a landmark feature on billboard.com. Please look for updates each week, reported by members of…

  5. '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&…

  6. Remix Album Sparks EA's 'Mirror's Edge'

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST An eclectic group of international artists combined for an innovative remix album for Swedish pop star Lisa Miskovsky's theme track to spark Electronic Arts' highly anticipated "Mirror's Edge" video g An eclectic group of international artists combined for an…

  7. The Last Shadow Puppets / Oct. 30, 2008 / New York (Grand Ballroom)

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Last Shadow Puppets, the side project of the Arctic Monkeys and Rascals frontmen, owe as much to the Righteous Brothers and they do to Oasis' Gallagher brothers. Numerous rock scribes have dubbed 22-year-old Alex Turner and 21-year-old Miles Kane as the future of British pop. But…

  8. Ask Billboard

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers questions on best-selling singles, Mariah Carey, "Making the Band" bands and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  9. The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at James Brown's key April 1968 Boston Garden concert -- as well as his overall legacy. By the late '60s, notes Boston Globe contributor Sullivan, James Brown was "Soul Brother Number One to black America." On April 5, 1968, one day after the assassination of Martin…

  10. Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies At 65

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose relentless "Theme From Shaft" won Academy and Grammy awards, has been found dead at his home in Memphis. He was 65. Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose relentless "Theme From Shaft…

  11. Ask Billboard: Mariah Carey, Danity Kane, Mindless Self Indulgence

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Danity Kane, Mindless Self Indulgence and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country,…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard…

  13. Ask Billboard: Beck, Blind Melon, Danity Kane

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' burning questions on Beck, Blind Melon, Danity Kane and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane dies in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia. He is 55. 1998 - It is announced that Marilyn Manson must cancel appearances at seven…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Death Cab for Cutie, gay and lesbian artists, David Cook and more! MAKE ROOM FOR CUTIE Death Cab for Cutie claims its first No. 1 album with "Narrow Stairs" and no write-up in Chart Beat? That achievement is certainly more newsworthy than reporting on…

  16. Lil Wayne's 'Lollipop' Returns To Hot 100 Peak

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a three-week break, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It's the longest chart-topping hiatus since Usher's "U Got It Bad" went fou After a three-week break, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop…

  17. Sonic Youth Sets Track List For Starbucks Compilation

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The album is due June 10 exclusively in Starbucks stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as online. Sonic Youth has finalized the track list for its compilation " Hits Are for Squares ," due June 10…

  18. Rihanna Overtakes Leona Lewis On Hot 100

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, Rihanna's "Take a Bow" makes a near-record-breaking jump on the Hot 100 this week to overtake Leona Lewis' four-week No. 1, "Bleeding Love." "Take a Bow" soars 53-1 thanks to As tipped here yesterday, Rihanna's "Take…

  19. Last Shadow Puppets, Madonna Lead U.K. Charts

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of Liverpool band the Rascals, debuted at No. 1 on the British album chart yesterday (April 27) with "The Age of the Und The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of…

  20. Madonna Racks Up 13th U.K. No. 1 Single

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna landed her 13th chart-topping U.K. single with "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.) featuring Justin Timberlake yesterday (April 20), while British rock band the Kooks scored an instant No. 1 with their Madonna landed her 13th chart-topping U.K. single with "4 Minutes" …

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