1. Janet Jackson To Release 'Number Ones' Album, Book

    October 14, 2009 5:25 PM EDT A new Janet Jackson greatest hits album titled "Number Ones" is due out Nov. 17 in the U.S. on A&M/UMe. Outside of America, it will be titled "Janet Jackson: The Best," and street on Nov. 23. The 34 track collection includes 33 of Jackson's hits plus one new track…

  2. Kanye West Raises VMAs Hell, Beatles Sell Well

    September 14, 2009 5:06 PM EDT In this Monday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Kanye West raises hell, the Beatles are flying off the shelves and Q-Tip drops his new record. The big buzz from MTV's Video Music Awards yesterday was not a pleasant one. During Taylor Swift's…

  3. Black Keys Reveal Blakroc Hip-Hop Project Details

    September 11, 2009 6:56 PM EDT An album featuring the Black Keys and some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be released Nov. 27 (the so-called "Black Friday" day after Thanksgiving) under the name Blakroc, Billboard.com can reveal. The project sports contributions from Jim Jones , Mos Def, Q-Tip , RZA ,…

  4. Song Debut: Q-Tip's "Barely In Love"

    September 01, 2009 4:22 PM EDT A decade after first announcing it, Q-Tip 's "Kamaal The Abstract" will finally see the light of day. On September 15th, the former Tribe Called Quest frontman will release his third solo studio album via Battery Records. Billboard.com has the exclusive stream of the lead…

  5. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Sends Cancer Treatment Update To Fans

    August 05, 2009 10:29 AM EDT The Beastie Boys ' ailing Adam "MCA" Yauch has sent an email to fans on the group's mailing list updating them on his condition and assuring them that "things are moving along." Yauch announced on July 20 that doctors had found a cancerous tumor in his left…

  6. Jay-Z, Vampire Weekend Kick Off Soggy All Points West

    August 01, 2009 10:43 AM EDT The second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, defined for a good part of the day by relentless wind and rain that added a little extra drama to the already newsworthy event. After the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA…

  7. Jay-Z: He's A Business, Man

    July 20, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Fresh Out Of His Deal With Def Jam Records, Jay-Z Unveils His Latest 'Blueprint' For Success. At just about any given moment of any given day - including this sunlit June Friday afternoon -in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As if that number wasn't impressive…

  8. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as…

  9. Springsteen, Neil Young, Blur To Headline Glastonbury

    May 26, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Glastonbury, the world's largest green field arts and music festival has shied away from rap and chosen Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Blur as its headline acts this year, a return to its guitar-based roots. Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z headlined the British music festival last year in an…

  10. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Incubus and Jason Mraz are also…

  11. April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Jazz singer Dakota Staton dies in New York at the age of 76. 2003 – Singer Little Eva dies of cancer at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., at the age of 59. 1998 – Radio personality Eddie O’Jay dies at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. following complications from two heart…

  12. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  13. D'Angelo Clarifies New Album Name, Guests

    February 06, 2009 4:44 PM EST While D'Angelo's long-anticipated album is still expected this summer, it remains untitled, according to his manager, Lindsay Guion of GMUSIC. Guion also notes that despite an earlier press release, producer Mark Ronson and Prince have not yet been confirmed as collaborators. "…

  14. D'Angelo Plots Prince Collab, Spring Tour

    January 20, 2009 10:39 AM EST D'Angelo is expected to collaborate with Prince on his long-awaited first new album since 2000, reportedly titled "James River" and due this summer from J Records. In a statement, the R&B star's manager, Lindsay Guion, says D'Angelo will also team with Gnarls…

  15. Prince To Roll Out Three Albums This Year

    January 02, 2009 11:40 AM EST Prince is planning to release three new albums in 2009 without the assistance of a record label, according to an interview with the Los Angeles Times. A "major retailer" is in talks with the artist to release the music physically, while a new Prince Web site will sell it in digital…

  16. Paramore Wins Big At MTVu Woodie Awards

    November 13, 2008 2:16 PM EST Perhaps accurately representing the iPod generation, no one artist or genre dominated at the 2008 MTVu Woodie Awards, held last night (Nov. 12) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Motion City Soundtrack kicked off the night by winning the video of the year Woodie for "It Had To Be You.…

  17. Paramore Wins Big At MTVu Woodie Awards

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Perhaps accurately representing the iPod generation, no one artist or genre dominated at the 2008 MTVu Woodie Awards, held last night (Nov. 12) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Perhaps accurately representing the iPod generation, no one artist or genre dominated at the 2008 MTVu Woodie…

  18. Beyonce Belts It Out On 'Cadillac' Soundtrack

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last" will lead the soundtrack for "Cadillac Records," due Dec. 2 from Columbia. Beyonce stars as James in the film, which chronicles the rise and fall of iconic lab Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last"…

  19. Tip Of The Hat

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. The set blends live…

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hinder hopes to party its way back to the top of the charts with its sophomore album, Brad Paisley shows of his guitar chops on a mostly instrumental release and Q-Tip unveils his long delayed second A new album from Italian vocalist Andrea Bocelli, "Incanto" (Decca). The latest…

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