1. Alicia Keys Takes No. 1 On Two R&B Charts

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys Takes No. 1 On Two R&B Charts Alicia Keys Takes No. 1 On Two R&B Charts News Alicia Keys …

  2. The Billboard Q&A: J.R. Rotem

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the nature of pop songwriting and his place in the music industry. The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the…

  3. J.Period Goes 'Gangster,' Ramps Up Mixtapes

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mixtape DJ J.Period has added film scoring to his resume with the upcoming "American Gangster." Mixtape DJ J.Period has added film scoring to his resume with the upcoming "American Gangster." The DJ, who made a name for himself with "The Best of Lauryn Hill"…

  4. Hannah Montana Tour Hitting Theaters In 3-D

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" will have a theatrical release in digital 3-D. Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" will have a theatrical release in digital 3-D. A 3-D film of…

  5. Chart Beat

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Frankie Valli, Alicia Keys, Soulja Boy and more! FRANKIE IS THE WORD: This summer, a friend of mine bought tickets to see Frankie Valli at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and at the last minute had a change of plans. He gave me his tickets and for the first time in my life, I…

  6. Soulja Boy Begins Sixth Week Atop Hot 100

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" remains unstoppable on the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Kanye West's "Stronger" continues to hold at No. 2, while Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" remains…

  7. George Winston Busy With Three New Albums

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A couple of sequels and a tribute to Professor Longhair are on the docket for piano virtuoso George Winston's next projects. A couple of sequels and a tribute to Professor Longhair are on the docket for piano virtuoso George Winston's next projects. Winston, who released "Gulf…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  9. Live Earth Heading To CD/DVD In November

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis"…

  10. Update: Madonna Confirms Deal With Live Nation

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirmed today (Oct. 16) that Madonna has entered into an unprecedented global partnership with the company and will become the founding artist in LN's new Ar Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirmed today (Oct. 16) that Madonna has…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its…

  12. No Stopping Soulja Boy On Billboard Hot 100

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" begins a fifth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in a week when his debut album, "souljaboytellem.com," debuts at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" begins a…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Radiohead, chart lovers, "American Idol" contestants and more! THE 'RAINBOWS' CONNECTION Fred: You've certainly heard by now about Radiohead's plan to sell its new album "In Rainbows" as a pay-what-you-want download. While…

  15. Another New Springsteen Album Already Done?

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen isn't always known for working quickly, but he just may have another new album already in the can on the heels of "Magic," released earlier this week via Columbia. "There's another g Bruce Springsteen isn't always known for working quickly, but…

  16. You Can Look ... But You Can't Touch

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Somewhere between "The River" and "The Rising" falls "Magic," Bruce Springsteen's first rock record since 2002 and a sleek machine that's practically pleading to be taken out on the highway. Fully res Somewhere between "The River" and "…

  17. Alicia Keys, "No One"

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It has been four years since Alicia Keys' last studio CD, "The Diary of Alicia Keys," which won four Grammy Awards and was nominated for album of the year. It has been four years since Alicia Keys' last studio CD, "The Diary of Alicia Keys," which won four Grammy…

  18. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Britney Spears, Kevin Federline. "The…

  19. Ask Billboard

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Pink, the Dixie Chicks and the upcoming Nov. 13 album release face-off. 'DEAD' THE UNDEAD Hello Keith, First off, I love your column and I read it every week. Secondly, I have two questions about Pink. My first question is: Since she is having a…

  20. Rarities-Packed Film Traces The Who's 'Journey'

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Never-before-seen concert and archival footage is at the center of "Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who" and its companion film "Six Quick Ones," due Nov. 6 on DVD via Universal Studios Home Enterta Never-before-seen concert and archival footage is at the center of "…

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