1. Ke$ha: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST If you want insight into a celebrity's self-image, you could do worse than watch one make the brief walk from the star's chosen chariot to the red carpet prior to an awards show. The frenzied VIP drop-off area at the 2010 Grammy Awards reveals more than any klieg-light TV interview…

  2. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST 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. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Diddy, Ludacris, Janet and the Scissor Sisters. DIDDY OR DIDN'T HE? Hi Fred: With his album "Press Play" debuting atop of The Billboard 200, Diddy is reported to be "scor[ing his] first No. 1 album in nine years," according to the headline…

  4. Arctic Monkeys Win U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have won the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino), The Arctic Monkeys have won the 2006 Nationwide Mercury…

  5. Scritti Politti Goes Live For New Album

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the past 26 years, Green Gartside suffered from stage fright so severe, it kept him from attempting a single performance. For the past 26 years, Green Gartside suffered from stage fright so severe, it kept him from attempting a single performance. But the angelic-voiced leader of British…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty goes solo for the first time in 12 years, Pharrell Williams finally brings forth his oft-delayed solo debut, the New York Dolls recharge after a 30-year hiatus and Tapes 'N Tapes climbs the A new album from hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5, "Feedback" (Interscope), with a…

  7. Yorke Vies With Monkeys For Mercury Prize

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's solo debut "The Eraser" (XL) was installed today (July 18) as the bookmakers' joint favorite for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize alo Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's…

  8. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, The Rentals, Scritti Politti

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Hill/McGraw, The Rentals, Scritti Politti Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have added a July 5 Hurricane Katrina benefit show at the New Orleans Arena to the itinerary of their successful Soul 2 Soul II tour. Proceeds will be donated to aid organizations in Louisiana and Mississippi via the…

  9. Kylie Shows Off Her 'Body Language'

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue has finalized the track list for her new album, "Body Language." As previously reported, the set is due Nov. 17 internationally via Parlophone and Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol. Kylie Minogue has finalized the track list for her new album, "Body Language.…