1. Ten Secrets About An American Idol Taping

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sure, for most people, "American Idol" is a fun way to spend two nights a week on the couch, groaning at every off-key note and appalling fashion choice. But for the studio audience, it is a lot more Sure, for most people, "American Idol" is a fun way to spend two nights a…

  2. 'American Idol' Whittles Down To Final 12

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top 12 "American Idol" finalists include an actress, a "Star Search" champion, an Australian, a male stripper and someone who already recorded a debut album. The top 12 "American Idol" finalists include an actress, a "Star Search" champion, an…

  3. La Factoria

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Panama's La Factoria is finding a U.S. audience by switching up the formula: "People are used to songs in which the woman is the one who sings and the guy raps," says one-half Joycee. "But this is tot Panama's La Factoria is finding a U.S. audience by switching up the…

  4. Top 24 Contestants Set For 'American Idol'

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. They were mostly happy tears for the 12 guys…

  5. Aly & AJ Writing New Songs, Plot Films

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Aly & AJ are still "in deep with 'Insomniatic'," according to older sister Alyson Renae Michalka, but the sibling pop duo has its third album already in its crosshairs. Aly & AJ are still "in deep with 'Insomniatic'," according to older sister…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Quirky U.K. singer/songwriter Kate Nash tries to capitalize on early international success with her U.S. debut and Marah keeps on rockin' in this week's Hot Product. Zero 7 vocalist Sia's "Some People Have Real Problems" (Hear Music). Pianist Jim Brickman's "…

  7. 'Idol' Chatter

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the burgeoning hit "Tattoo" working in her favor, season six "American Idol" champion Jordin Sparks will this week release her debut album for 19 Recordings/Jive. "Tattoo" was produced by Stargat With the burgeoning hit "Tattoo" working in her…

  8. Conjunto Agua Azul

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norteño septet Conjunto Agua Azul is named after a natural spring that resides in its home state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but the group can be heard much farther from there now with help from Norteño septet Conjunto Agua Azul is named after a natural spring that resides in its home state…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2007 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. Minogue Readies First Post-Cancer Album

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue's first album since her battle with breast cancer will arrive Nov. 26 internationally via EMI. "X," the Australian artist's 10th album, will be led by the single "2 Hearts," which will b Kylie Minogue's first album since her battle with breast…

  12. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie Mandel, Amanda Bynes. Late Night with Conan…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." 2006 - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle marries school teacher…

  15. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Day-By-Day Lineup

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. Rage Against The Machine and…

  16. Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominee Field

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for the eighth Latin Grammy Awards. Guerra picked album of the year and merengue album of the year nods for "La Llave Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for…

  17. 'Idol' Winner Jordin Sparks Signs With Jive

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks has signed to 19 Recordings/Jive Records. The first Jive release from 17-year-old Sparks will be the single "Tattoo," on Aug. 27. The track was produced by Starga "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks has signed to 19…

  18. Extending Their Brand

    July 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the grand tradition of the Olsen twins and Disney juggernauts "High School Musical" and "Hannah Montana," a marketing blitz that pushes branded entertainment to the max is on tap for Aly & AJ's In the grand tradition of the Olsen twins and Disney juggernauts …

  19. Ask Billboard

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses greatest hits albums, the solo 'Doll and chart methodology. GREATEST HITS, GREATEST MISSES Hi Keith, I have a question about greatest hits albums. Who has the final say of what songs go on them? The artist or the record company? It seems like over the past few years we…

  20. Jennings' Last Live Hurrah Captured On CD/DVD

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The last major concert by one of country music's most unique figures will be released in uncut form next month. The late Waylon Jennings' "Never Say Die: The…

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