1. Killers, M.I.A. Cap Off Day Two At Coachella

    April 19, 2009 9:44 AM EDT As the sun was setting over the Empire Polo Field on Saturday (April 18), Arizona rock band Calexico lulled an attentive audience at the Outdoor Theatre with a collection of dusty, county-tinged tunes while just a few hundred yards away, New York's TV On The Radio bombarded the main…

  2. Santigold Records With Beasties, Byrne Before Spring Tour

    March 27, 2009 2:12 PM EDT The rapper/singer/songwriter now known as Santigold isn't letting a little ol' "o" get in her way. Despite being forced to change her moniker, Santigold has been busy in the studio, making guest appearances on new albums from the Beastie Boys and David Byrne while recently…

  3. 'Slumdog Millionaire' Sweeps Music Oscars

    February 23, 2009 12:37 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the music categories at the Academy Awards Sunday night, en route to its evening-leading total of eight Oscars, including best picture. A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog…

  4. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  5. Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms

    December 11, 2008 11:11 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce Knowles are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category for "The Wrestler" from the…

  6. Billboard Underground: Jason Webley

    December 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Jason Webley has made some pretty unique friends in pretty unique places during his 10-year career. Songwriter Jason Webley has made some pretty unique friends in pretty unique places during his 10-year career. He was invited to tour in Mexico after a "superfan" dance…

  7. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an…

  8. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial…

  9. Two Sides Of The Coin

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," reveals an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due this week via Music World/Columbia. Beyonce's third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce,"…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  11. Tip Of The Hat

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores this week via Universal Motown. The set blends live…

  12. Beyonce Adopts 'Fierce' Alter-Ego

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," revealing an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due Nov. 18 via Music Wo Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha…

  13. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  14. Underground: Diva, Diaz and Sparrows

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard showcases unsigned artists with the potential to break into the big time. This week -- hip-hop soulful Amanda Diva, plus Madi Diaz, The Lovely Sparrows and more! Billboard showcases unsigned artists with the potential to break into the big time. This week -- hip-hop soulful Amanda…

  15. Amanda Diva

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. She may be an independent artist, but chances are you've heard of Amanda Diva. Born Amanda Seales, the 27-year-old hip-hop/soul MC/poet has been a music journalist since 2003 and has hosted her own Sirius…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo moves past R&B on his third album in three years, Nelly breaks a four-year hiatus with his latest effort, Lindsey Buckingham gets a little help from his Fleetwood Mac friends and Buckcherry A new album from rock act Buckcherry, "Black Butterfly" (Atlantic). DJ Khaled'…

  17. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with…

  18. 'Mamma Mia!' Leaps To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took five weeks, but the ABBA-driven soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" has ascended to the summit of The Billboard 200 for the first time. Moving 130,000 copies in the U.S., the Decca effort climbs 3-1 an It took five weeks, but the ABBA-driven soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" has…

  19. Keep Feeling Fascination

    August 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Faint has always been a hands-on band, from booking its own tours, setting up its own lighting, making its own videos and ensuring its brand of electronic rock sounded little like anything else ou The Faint has always been a hands-on band, from booking its own tours, setting up its own…

  20. Q-Tip Returns To Roots On 'The Renaissance'

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown. The nine-track set blends live…

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