1. News And Notes From Backstage At The VMAs

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard goes behind the scenes at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in New York to get the latest from Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, Method Man, Mario and more. Billboard goes behind the scenes at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in New York to get the latest scoop from Ne-Yo, Rick Ross,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Journey, Jason Mraz, Lynyrd Skynyrd

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Journey, Jason Mraz, Lynyrd Skynyrd Five Journey albums have been remastered and expanded with memorabilia-rich album booklets for an Aug. 1 release via Columbia/Legacy. A handful of the titles have new bonus tracks, including 1988's "Greatest Hits," which will feature…

  3. Rascal Flatts' 'Gang' Takes Over No. 1

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" moved 722,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Cou In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang"…

  4. Depeche Mode Extends North American Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto previously announced shows in San Francisco (April 27) and Indio, Calif., (April 29, headlining the Coachella Valley Music & Arts F As tipped here last month, Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto…

  5. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, to be handed out April 27 in Miami during a ceremony that will air live on the Telemundo network. Below are the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists (listed in alphabetical order by artist). The awards will be handed out April 27 in Miami…

  6. Eminem Scores Fourth No. 1 Album In A Row

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week, with Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" (Aftermath) leading the charge. The retrospective, which includes three new tracks, sol Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week,…

  7. deSol

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.J.-based band's holiday single makes Billboard chart history. Often lauded as a band that combines "rock'n'roll with Latin soul," deSol strives to achieve musical balance. The band's self-titled debut on Curb Records showcases this aural harmony, but it's…

  8. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley Locke's seasonal "Up on the…

  9. Anthony, Lopez Team For Lavoe Biopic

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe. "El Cantante" (The Singer) started filming yesterday (De Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie…

  10. Ancestral Connection Inspires deSol

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jersey-hailing Latin-American act seeks its roots "My mother's in the kitchen cookin' up a pot of rice and beans/...Then her favorite song would come on the radio/Soon she'd start dancing/The way the ladies do in the old country." Queens by-way-of-New Jersey native…

  11. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  13. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  14. Dança Ma Mi

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Raised by Cape Verdean parents in Mauritania and Rhode Island, and currently living in Los Angeles, Maria de Barros flourishes amidst a whirlwind of musical influences. Raised by Cape Verdean parents in Mauritania and Rhode Island, and currently living in Los Angeles, Maria de Barros…

  15. Billboard Bits: Voodoo Music, House Of Blues, Mitchell

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Voodoo Music, House Of Blues, Mitchell The seventh Voodoo Music Experience will be held over Halloween weekend (Oct. 29-30) at City Park in New Orleans, two miles from the city's famed French Quarter. The event's lineup will be announced in June. Last year's festival…

  16. Appeals Court Tosses C-Murder Trial Order

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A judge's decision to grant a new murder trial to rapper C-Murder has been overturned by the Louisiana state appeals court. The ruling sets the stage for a sentencing hearing for the rapper, whose rea A judge's decision to grant a new murder trial to rapper C-Murder has been…

  17. The Cosmic Game

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic duo Thievery Corporation takes listeners on a celestial trip with "The Cosmic Game." Although some songs reference disturbing subjects ("Warning Shots," "Wires and Watchtowers"), their comp Electronic duo Thievery Corporation takes listeners on a…

  18. Emma Puts 'Baby Spice' Behind Her

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million selling girl group the Spice Girls. These days, she is known as Emma. Period. And her wildly buoyant U.S. sol Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million…

  19. Billboard Bits: Nugent/Keith, Langerado, Rob Da Bank

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Nugent/Keith, Langerado, Rob Da Bank Hard rock guitar slinger Ted Nugent will joint country star Toby Keith for about 20 arena dates in the first quarter of 2005. The pair first worked together on a USO tour last summer, according to Keith's manager, T.K. Kimbrell. "Ted…

  20. Uploud.com, Deerhoof, Vote For Change

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Uploud.com, Deerhoof and Vote For Change/Realguide.com. TURN IT UP: While the digital-download marketplace is getting crowded with big-name stores from Apple to Sony Connect to Wal…

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