1. Mariah, Paula, 'Idols' Join Jackson's 'Club'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician/producer be returning to the stage this week as a judge on "American Idol," but come March 11, the musician/producer wil Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician…

  2. Jadakiss Inks New Deal With Roc-A-Fella

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jadakiss has signed to Roc-A-Fella/Ruff Ryders and will release his third, as-yet-untitled studio effort next year. Jadakiss has signed to Roc-A-Fella/Ruff Ryders and will release his third, as-yet-untitled studio effort next year. The rapper's two previous efforts, 2001's "…

  3. Which movie has the best soundtrack?

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Last time we checked in with readers, you responded to the following question: There's a multiplex-full of music-driven movies in theaters this season. Which one actually has the best soundtrack? Last time we checked in with readers, you responded to the following question: There's…

  4. Anthony Hamilton 'Full Of Life' On Next Album

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With his involvement in "American Gangster" putting him on the big screen, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton is preparing to unleash his next album on the world in 2008. With his involvement in "American Gangster" putting him on the big screen, R&B singer Anthony…

  5. Chingy Spreads The 'Love' On New DTP Album

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in August, former Capitol rapper Chingy returns to the Disturbing Tha Peace fold this winter with "Hate It or Love It." Due Dec. 11, the set features guest appearances from Amerie, Luda As tipped here in August, former Capitol rapper Chingy returns to the Disturbing…

  6. Chingy Drops Ludacris Beef, Inks With Island Def Jam

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Chingy has split Capitol and signed a new deal with Island Def Jam. A new album, "Hate It or Love It," is tentatively due before the end of the year. In addition, Chingy has settled his differe Rapper Chingy has split Capitol and signed a new deal with Island Def Jam. A new…

  7. Green: Duets Album Turning Out Like 'Fresh Cream'

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Green tells Billboard.com that he and the Roots have already laid down 15 songs at Electric Lady Studios in New York for the tentatively titled "The Duet Album." Soul legend Al Green says it's been all love and happiness as he's worked on his next album -- a duets project…

  8. Van Hunt Feeling 'Popular' On Blue Note

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic artist Van Hunt will return Aug. 7 with "The Popular Machine," a 4-track digital EP previewing the full-length album "Popular," due Jan. 15. The releases will mark Hunt's debut for Blue Note Eclectic artist Van Hunt will return Aug. 7 with "The Popular…

  9. 'NOW 24' Trumps Duff, McBride, Timbaland At No. 1

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid five new releases debuting in the top 10 this week, the "NOW 24" hits compilation rises to the top of The Billboard 200 in its second week on the chart. Climbing 2-1, the set moved 213,000 copies Amid five new releases debuting in the top 10 this week, the "NOW 24"…

  10. Chart Beat

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, Hank Williams Jr., 2006-2007 hits and more! LIKE THE TITLE SAYS: "Irreplaceable," indeed. Beyonce's latest hit has stretched its reign over the Hot 100 to six weeks, making it the second-longest running No. 1 of the songs that achieved pole position in…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss holiday hits, Kimberley Locke and more! THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE RADIO FOR THE HOLIDAYS It's interesting in Chart Beat that you note this is the seventh year in a row that a holiday song has hit No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In the '90s this…

  12. Kanye, Kweli Join Nick Cannon's 'Stages'

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The new set is preceded by the singles "Dime Piece," featuring Cannon's artist Izzy Battle, and "It's Your Birthday." Nick Cannon has set Dec. 5 as the release date for his sophomore effort, "Stages," which, as previously reported , will be the first…

  13. Billboard Bits: A Tribe Called Quest, Electronic, Bermuda Music Festival

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on A Tribe Called Quest, Electronic, Bermuda Music Festival After a previously announced stop at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival, the on again/off again A Tribe Called Quest reunion will roll on to several additional North American cities as part of the 2K Sports Bounce tour. So far,…

  14. Blige, Brown, West, Foxx Lead BET Winners

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "Gold Digger" duo Kanye West and Jamie Foxx shared double wins at the 2006 BET Awards last night (June 27). Picking up respective statuettes as best female R&B artis Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "Gold Digger" duo Kanye West and Jamie…

  15. Ciara, Kelis 'Step Up' For Soundtrack

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in theaters Aug. 11. Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in…

  16. Krall Eyeing September For New Album

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Diana Krall will release her next studio album Sept. 12 via Verve. The as-yet-untitled album was co-produced by Krall and longtime collaborator Tommy LiPuma. Diana Krall will release her next studio album Sept. 12 via Verve. The as-yet-untitled album was co-produced by Krall and longtime…

  17. Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes are tied at four nominations each. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony will shif Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige,…

  18. R. Kelly / March 26, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Times-Union Center)

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST If you are one of those people who finds the music of R. Kelly a little too thoughtfully subtle, it's probably time you witness the method by which he closes the main set of his Light It Up tour: by d If you are one of those people who finds the music of R. Kelly a little too…

  19. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  20. Ne-Yo Completes Chart Takeover With 'So Sick'

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, just as the singer/songwriter's Def Jam album, "In My Own Words," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 20 Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture…

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