1. Black Eyed Peas: 'E.N.D.' Cover Story

    May 22, 2009 3:18 PM EDT As individuals, we're misfits," says Fergie, the sultry female singer of the Black Eyed Peas. "Together, we're like one big misfit. People are always questioning who the hell we are." It's the day after the group's futuristic May 6 performance on ABC's …

  2. Jazz Great Bud Shank Dies At 82

    April 06, 2009 9:26 AM EDT Bud Shank, a flutist and alto saxophonist who worked with such famous acts as the Mamas and the Papas, has died. He was 82. Shank died Thursday of pulmonary failure at his home in Tucson, according to his Web site and JazzTimes magazine. No phone numbers were listed for Shank's home. A…

  3. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung from 2-1 and Katy Perry's "I Kissed…

  4. Chart Beat

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action on Mariah Carey/Madonna/Elvis Presley, James Brown, Fantasia and more! 'BODY' WORKS; 'MINUTES' ADDS UP: Elvis Presley has had a lot of great chart weeks over the last 52 years, but this wasn't one of them. Mariah Carey surpasses the King…

  5. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown, Sergio Mendes, Nylon Tour

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown will re-release his sophomore Jive album, "Exclusive," in an expanded edition on June 3. Chris Brown will re-release his sophomore Jive album, "Exclusive," in an expanded edition on June 3. The disc will contain several new songs, including the upcoming single …

  6. Top Artists Sought For World Peace Concerts

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group, has targeted some of the top acts in the world for a series of international concerts to begin May 17. World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group whose mission is to bring peace to the world through a 10-year…

  7. will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.com last night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Be Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint…

  8. Live Earth Rio Draws Biggest Crowd In The Series

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day (July 7) of music, oddities and a lot of speeches. An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day …

  9. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  10. Starbucks, Concord Form Hear Music Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and…

  11. 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists. The honors will be handed out during an April 26 ceremony in Miami. Winners are determined by actual performance on the Billboard charts. Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists. The honors will be handed out during an…

  12. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas, Feist, Mice Parade

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will perform tomorrow night (Feb. 8) at the third annual Peapod Foundation Benefit at Hollywood club Avalon. Mary The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will…

  13. Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled for the album "Collaborations," due Jan. 30 via Hidden Beach. The set features tracks with Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Will S Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled…

  14. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F.I., Lindsay Lohan. "The Tonight Show…

  15. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well a For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The…

  16. The Right Time

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more years than that since he last had a major hit. Now, a broad circle of unlikely fans have conspired to bring It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subways, "Young for Eternity" (Sire).…

  18. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  19. Will's World: Peas Member Starts Label, Plots Solo CD

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has established his own will.i.am music group, a joint venture with A&M/Interscope. The label will officially launch with the Feb. 14 release of Sergio Mendes' Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has established his own will.i.am music group, a…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Sergio Mendes, LaMontagne

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Kraftwerk, Sergio Mendes, Ray LaMontagne Kraftwerk's recent run of live shows will he chronicled on the DVD "Minimum-Maximum," which shares its name with a double-disc live album released earlier this year via Astralwerks. Due Dec. 6, the DVD replicates that project&…

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