1. Vanilla Ice Shows Off House-Flipping Skills on New Reality Show

    October 14, 2010 2:40 PM EDT V anilla Ice will make his reality TV debut tonight when "The Vanilla Ice Project," a half-hour series showcasing the rapper's home renovation methods, premieres on DIY Network at 9 P.M. ET. With ten episodes focusing on the "Ice, Ice Baby" star's attempt to…

  2. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too much in Cabo if you're going to be on…

  3. Keane with Ingrid Michaelson / August 6, 2010 / Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Waterfront)

    August 10, 2010 10:30 AM EDT "This is pretty exciting for us, not just singing in front of the world's most exciting skyline but such exciting people," exclaimed Keane frontman Tom Chaplin, perched atop a speaker at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday (Aug. 6). Throughout the show, the English piano-rock…

  4. Billboard Bits: Vanilla Ice Goes DIY, Britney Spears Album Rumors

    August 05, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Vanilla Ice Goes DIY Robert Van Winkle, better known as 90s rapper Vanilla Ice, is set to star in a home improvement TV series on the DIY Network. According to a report featured on PerezHilton.com, "The…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates that the ensemble's coolness can't…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male rapper to take a maiden Hot 100 entry to No.…

  7. Public Enemy's 'Fear Of A Black Planet' Track-By-Track

    March 13, 2010 6:09 PM EST Public Enemy's Chuck D. tells the story behind the songs on 1990's smash 'Fear of a Black Planet.' Read, listen and learn. Excerpted from Chuck D's "Lyrics Of A Rap Revolutionary." Used with Permission of the Author. Incident At 66.6 FM "Incident At 66…

  8. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 8:33 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City 's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a third week atop the singles chart.…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard's archives, spent its 20th and final…

  10. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a pleasure to read your column, one of the things…

  11. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts with "I Kissed A Girl," which -…

  12. Chart Beat

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses matchbox twenty, Fergie, Pavarotti and more! HOW 'FAR'? 'FAR' FINE: Just last week, I reported that Carrie Underwood had the second biggest Hot 100 leap of the year, thanks to the 93-17 jump of "So Small" (Arista). Turns out, Underwood only had…

  13. Ringtones, MySpace

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Ringtones, MySpace THE TELEPHONE IS RINGING: It seems anybody who owns a cell phone these days has also downloaded a custom ringtone of some sort. Sometimes they sound like a drum…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  15. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  16. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

  17. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  18. Toledo Cops Stop Insane Clown Posse Show

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Police pulled the plug on rap group Insane Clown Posse's concert Sunday in Toledo, Ohio, after more than 100 fans rushed onto the stage. Authorities said they stopped the concert because of safety con Police pulled the plug on rap group Insane Clown Posse's concert Sunday in Toledo,…

  19. Are You Man Enough?

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The members of Betty Blowtorch are half-kidding when they sing, "We've got no integrity/But we sure do look good." In fact, the Los Angeles-based band is usually half-kidding. The members of Betty Blowtorch are half-kidding when they sing, "We've got no integrity/But…

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