1. Adele Plotting 'Grown Up' Second Album

    December 09, 2008 10:18 AM EST Basking in the "surreal" glory of four Grammy nominations, Adele is already working on the follow-up to her debut album, "19." "There's about three, four songs I really like that will go on the next record," the 20-year-old British singer tells Billboard.com…

  2. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Already on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Lollipop" and best rap/sung collaboration…

  3. T.I. Continues Hot 100 Dominance

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. remains the most dominant force on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Whatever You Like" is No. 1 for a seventh non-consecutive week and "Live You Life" featuring Rihanna is No. 2 and is the greatest air T.I. remains the most dominant force on the Billboard Hot 100, as "…

  4. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia s Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200…

  5. Coldplay Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Fr Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank),…

  6. Mixed Bag Of Mercury Prize Nominees Unveiled

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, announced in London this morning (July 22). Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist…

  7. Adele Exclusive!

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulful 19-year-old British singer Adele visited Billboard this week for an exclusive video interview and acoustic performance. Click here to watch both as well as to read Billboard's feature on the r Soulful 19-year-old British singer Adele visited Billboard this week for an exclusive…

  8. Chasing Adele

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At first viewing, 19-year-old Adele Laurie Blue Adkins' performance last August on popular U.K. music program "Later... With Jools Holland" is the picture of composure and grace. At first viewing, 19-year-old Adele Laurie Blue Adkins' performance last August on popular U.K…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne finally reveals the long-awaited "Tha Carter III," My Morning Jacket takes it to the next level on "Evil Urges," Alanis Morissette mellows out, Montgomery Gentry grows up and Plies works qui Hip-hop outfit N*E*R*D's "Seeing Sounds" (Interscope).…

  10. 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…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  12. Widespread Panic Subs For Allmans At Bonnaroo

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Widespread Panic has been named as the closing main stage act of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, set for June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn. Widespread Panic has been named as the closing main stage act of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, set for June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn. The…

  13. Sons & Daughters

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A few of us jump a taxi cab to the hotel for a wash of the undercarriage, and on the way back we meet a cab driver who tells us exactly who really knocked down the twin towers with planes. We travel beyond the night into morning, and arrive in Atlanta in the early hours. We fall sleepily out…

  14. Sons & Daughters

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The party is pretty terrible, there's about a thousand folk in a two-room suite and it looks like all those bullshit photoshoots from Vice Magazine. Hi there, we are Sons & Daughters, aka the Crown Jewels of Scotland, and we have been asked to keep a journal of our tour here in the…

  15. Adele Inks U.S. Deal With Columbia

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records will give hot British newcomer Adele's debut set "19" a summer Stateside release, through a joint venture struck with XL Recordings. Columbia Records will give hot British newcomer Adele's debut set "19" a summer Stateside release, through a…

  16. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indi Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup…

  17. Monkeys, Foos, Take That Reign At Brit Awards

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters tweaked the script for the Brit Awards 2008, grabbing two awards each tonight (Feb. 20) alongside T It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo…

  18. Jack Johnson, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10) as "Sleep Through the Static" (Brushfire/Universal Island) debuted at the top. "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10)…

  19. Adele, Basshunter Top U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1, delivering on the critical acclaim it has garnered, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Th Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered…

  20. Scouting For Girls, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Scouting For Girls retained the No. 1 spot on the new U.K. album chart with their self-titled Epic debut, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theos did the same on th Scouting For Girls retained the No. 1 spot on the new U.K. album chart with…

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