1. Shakira, "Sale el Sol"

    October 22, 2010 11:29 AM EDT Shakira's album material seems to strike a much purer chord in Spanish. Her latest project, "Sale el Sol," is no exception. It's a mix of uptempo dance tracks based on traditional Latin rhythms like merengue, hard-kicking rock tracks and earthier rock ballads that all told…

  2. Sugarland, Kings of Leon Headed for Top of Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 7:01 PM EDT It looks like Sugarland could be on its way to sweetening the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with its third No. 1 album, as industry sources suggest the duo's "The Incredible Machine" will sell perhaps 210,000 to 220,000 by week's end on Sunday, Oct. 24.…

  3. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, So You Think You Can Dance

    October 14, 2010 11:39 AM EDT Bon Jovi takes the No. 1 position on this week's Hot Tours chart with $6.3 million in box office grosses from concerts performed during its recent two week trek through Latin America. Following a two month hiatus after its summer North American stadium dates, the band kicked off the…

  4. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MEDICAL CHART…

  5. Shakira Goes 'Loca' in New Video

    September 29, 2010 12:00 PM EDT S hakira released her fun new video for "Loca" today (Sept. 29), suggesting with it that she enjoys roller skating and having fun with her fans on the beach. Sounds like a summer fantasy, but, you know, in late September. Video: Shakira, "Loca" In the sunny video for "…

  6. Shakira Supported By Colombian President At NYC Show

    September 22, 2010 7:00 AM EDT The president of Colombia might be in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, but he also found time to attend a concert by Shakira . Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, along with the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, Queen Rania of Jordan and actor Jim Carrey, came out to…

  7. Dizzee Rascal 'Honored' to Work on Shakira's 'Loca' Single

    September 07, 2010 1:00 PM EDT U.K. rap star Dizzee Rascal may take home his second Barclayard Mercury Prize, this time for his fourth album "Tongue N' Cheek," when the prestigious British award is handed out in London tonight (Sept. 7). Although a win would make him the first artist to notch two Mercury…

  8. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    August 13, 2010 7:32 AM EDT Arcade Fire scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Suburbs" (Merge/Mercury/Universal), as "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shakira featuring Freshlyground starts a third week atop European Hot 100…

  9. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  10. Hot Tours: AC/DC, Leonard Cohen, Nickelback

    November 19, 2009 11:10 AM EST While the Australian rock band AC/DC is winding down its tour this year with a few more dates scheduled in South America, the Black Ice World Tour is set to continue in 2010 with dates booked in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Totals from three U.S. arenas were reported this week along with…

  11. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Depeche Mode, Steely Dan

    October 29, 2009 10:35 AM EDT Pop star Miley Cyrus tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with box office totals from six markets reported by national tour promoter AEG Live. So far the singer's 2009 world tour has drawn the most fans in the Detroit market with a crowd of 16,142 filling up the Palace of Auburn Hills on…

  12. Sonic Youth, Jesus Lizard Headed To Seattle's Captiol Hill Block Party

    April 28, 2009 12:19 PM EDT The Capitol Hill Block Party will return once again this summer in downtown Seattle on the weekend of July 24-25. Sonic Youth, the Jesus Lizard, the Gossip, Deerhunter, The Black Lips and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart anchor this year's lineup, which will feature over 40 acts. Early…

  13. LCD Soundsystem, Gnarls Barkley, My Morning Jacket For Darfur Benefit

    April 21, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Waxploitation Records is set to release its second Darfur benefit compilation, "Causes 2," on May 5. The fifteen song set culls rare and exclusive songs from a wide degree of artists, including Gnarls Barkley, My Morning Jacket, LCD Soundsystem, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.…

  14. Café Tacuba Announce World Tour

    April 03, 2009 10:17 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacuba announced details of their 20th anniversary world tour today. The trek will take the Grammy and Latin Grammy winners to 20 cities in Central and South America, the U.S. and Europe. Also as part of the anniversary, the band will publish two books commemorating…

  15. Radiohead Snags Kraftwerk For Spring Shows

    January 05, 2009 10:48 AM EST Radiohead has drafted legendary German electronica act Kraftwerk to support its spring tour of Latin America, which begins March 15-16 in Mexico City. Kraftwerk will also play headlining shows April 25-26 in Wolfsburg, Germany. However, the group's lineup appears to be in flux. Founding…

  16. Ask Billboard: Perez Hilton, Solange, Grace Jones

    December 19, 2008 7:04 PM EST "Ask Bilboard" is taking a break on Friday Dec. 26, but will return on Friday, Jan. 2. Happy holidays! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city…

  17. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 2:11 PM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony's "El Cantante" soundtrack and…

  18. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early…

  19. New Bjork Single: To Yorke, Or Not To Yorke?

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT According to the Bjork camp, the Icelandic vocalist will release a new single, "Nattura," on Oct. 20 via One Little Indian, featuring backing vocals from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. According to the Bjork camp, the Icelandic vocalist will release a new single, "Nattura,"…

  20. Solange

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Solange Knowles released her sophomore project, "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams," last month, but not before catching up with Billboard about the album, why her first set wasn't a mainstream succ Solange Knowles released her sophomore project, "Sol-Angel and the…

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