1. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonder , Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston . Jay-Z…

  2. Exclusive: Counting Crows Want You To Hear New Album For Free

    February 06, 2012 4:25 PM EST Counting Crows , who amicably left longtime label Geffen Records in 2009 to make music independently, will release their first full-length in four years -- titled "Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)" -- on April 10. But fans will get a first listen long…

  3. Jay-Z, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga Rank on Billboard Power 100 List

    January 27, 2012 2:15 PM EST Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell Also Impact List You may not know Irving Azoff by face, or even by name, but rest assured that the chairman of Live Nation ­-- the world's largest promoter, ticketing company and artist management group -- is the most powerful person in…

  4. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy's Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co…

  5. Jay-Z: 2012 Album Preview

    January 16, 2012 3:06 PM EST Jay-Z Title: TBA; Watch The Throne 2 | Release Date: TBA Although nothing has been confirmed, Jay-Z ( @s_c_ ) recently hinted that 2012 could bring a sequel to "Watch the Throne," his chart-topping collaborative album with Kanye West , as well as a new solo album. "[Kanye and I…

  6. Beyonce Gives Birth To a Baby Girl

    January 08, 2012 1:55 AM EST Beyonce Knowles and Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter, two of America's biggest musical artists, have welcomed their first child together. The 30-year-old pop singer gave birth to a baby girl late last night (Jan. 7) in NYC, according to The Houston Chronicle . According to reports, the…

  7. Beyonce a Mom? Not Yet, Says Sister

    January 02, 2012 4:30 PM EST Rumors of Beyonce's baby birth have been greatly exaggerated. The singer's sister, Solange, shot down Twitter-fueled chatter that she delivered a baby girl last week, and named her Tiana-May Carter. "Shout out to my sister for being THE cutest pregnant woman ever!" wrote…

  8. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Boyz II Men Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 30, 2011 11:05 AM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 30: Boyz II Men Talk About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos ---…

  9. Cee Lo, Cobra Starship, Boys II Men Lined Up for Miami Beach Music Festival

    December 13, 2011 7:00 PM EST With eyes set on making Miami Beach an essential New Year's party destination, New York-based Union Square Agency and Miami's Orange Bowl Committee have partnered to produce the 2nd annual Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival. The fest spans three days of shows-Dec. 30 through…

  10. Jay-Z Headlines Carnegie Hall For Charity

    December 08, 2011 4:10 PM EST Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter will become the first solo hip-hop artist to headline Carnegie Hall on Feb. 6 and 7, playing a pair of charity concerts benefitting the United Way of New York City and Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Carter made the announcement at Carnegie Hall Thursday…

  11. Young Jeezy Previews 'A Hustlerz Ambition' Documentary in NYC

    November 30, 2011 2:10 PM EST Marrying Young Jeezy 's infamous ad-libs and raw verses paints a story of a man who's hustled against countless adversities to get to where he is now. But did you know the Atlanta rapper was struck with Bell's palsy while at a video shoot with Fabolous? Or the truth behind the…

  12. 'The Sing-Off' Finale: Pentatonix Takes The Trophy

    November 29, 2011 10:30 AM EST Pentatonix, a quintet created a week prior to auditions for "The Sing-Off," walked away with the NBC show's trophy, $200,000 top prize and a Sony Music recording contract Monday night. The group, with a trio of childhood friends from Arlington, Texas, at its core, forged a…

  13. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  14. Release of the Week Marco Bosco 'Senseless'

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article Marco Bosco announced his arrival in July in bold fashion-with one 80-foot-high Hollywood billboard on Vine Street at Selma Avenue, a second one on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard and a third atop the nearby W Hotel. Bosco is depicted like a futuristic musical gladiator…

  15. Spotlight On Eruption Music Group

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article An Indie Ignites Eruption Music Group takes DIY path to launch diverse new roster. Dream loud. It's the slogan of Eruption Music Group and words to live by for company CEO/artist Marco Bosco and his partner, president/co-founder Aaron J. Braunstein. After Bosco's deal…

  16. Stone Sour Plotting Mid-2012 Studio Return, Says Corey Taylor

    November 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST He's being purposely vague on specific details, but Corey Taylor promises that Stone Sour 's follow-up to 2010's "Audio Secrecy" will be "probably the biggest thing we've done in our career." "Right now we're just working on demos...and a…

  17. Slipknot Envision 'Melancholy' Album in Wake of Bassist's Death

    November 03, 2011 11:10 AM EDT Corey Taylor: 'It's Going to Be a More Saddened Form of Rage When It Does Happen' As it celebrates its past with the release of a 10th anniversary edition of its second album, "Iowa," Slipknot is eyeing a near-future that includes more touring -- including North…

  18. Taylor Swift Covers Justin Timberlake's 'Cry Me a River': Watch

    November 01, 2011 8:06 PM EDT Taylor Swift has added Justin Timberlake to her covers roster. Billboard's Woman of the Year covered Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" during her headlining set in her fellow singer's hometown, Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday. Swift's Speak Now World Tour has seen the…

  19. Boyz II Men Return With New Songs, Re-Recorded Classics on 'Twenty'

    October 25, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Shawn Stockman was 18 years old when Motown released "Cooleyhighharmony," the debut album from Boyz II Men -- then made up of Stockman, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris -- in February 1991. "Cooleyhighharmony" and its 1994 follow-up, "II," have sold…

  20. Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Awards Nominations

    October 21, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Days after winning the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Chris Brown leads the nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Brown is nominated for five nods across 11 categories, one being Best Dance Performance in which he's up against ex-beau Rihanna . Breezy is nominated for …

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