1. De La Soul, '3 Feet High and Rising' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 03, 2014 10:20 AM EST Twenty-five years ago today (March 3), De La Soul's seminal debut LP, "3 Feet High and Rising," was released. Widely-regarded as one of the best records of its era, and now almost universally praised, it's among the finest projects spawned by the Native Tongue…

  2. How the Beatles Went Viral: Blunders, Technology & Luck Broke the Fab Four in America

    February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST Six weeks is all it took for the Liverpool foursome to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA. Here's an exhaustive look at how it happened Consider the following: At the end of 1963 , virtually no one in America had heard of the Beatles. Yet on Feb. 9, 1964, they…

  3. Mary Chapin Carpenter Gives Old Songs a New Setting on 'Movie' Album

    January 13, 2014 5:10 PM EST The music business has changed a lot since Mary Chapin Carpenter released her debut album, "Hometown Girl," back in 1987. She tells Billboard that some of the changes have definitely been for the better. "I was just speaking with someone, and we were talking about what I would…

  4. Rihanna's Tweets Lead to Arrest at Thai Sex Show

    October 14, 2013 9:46 AM EDT Thai authorities have arrested a bar owner in connection with a lewd sex show mentioned in racy tweets by pop star Rihanna during her recent trip to Thailand, officials said Monday, two weeks after an Instagram photo of Rihanna with a protected primate led to the arrest of two other men.…

  5. Rihanna Takes Selfie With Protected Primate in Thailand; Animal Keepers Arrested

    September 22, 2013 10:33 AM EDT Pop star Rihanna spent a weekend at the beach in Thailand, leaving behind a trail of racy tweets and incriminating Instagram photographs that led police to arrest two people for allegedly peddling protected primates. On a break from her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna stopped in Thailand to…

  6. Ylvis, of Viral Sensation 'The Fox,' Lands Major Label Deal Ahead of U.S. Live Debut

    September 21, 2013 11:15 AM EDT The Norwegian YouTube sensation signs with Warner Music Group then performs at Las Vegas' iHeartRadio Music Festival. Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis made their live U.S. debut at Las Vegas' iHeartRadio festival on Friday, Sept. 20 as the night's surprise guests. The two…

  7. LA Riots: Bringing DJ Stunts to New Heights

    July 25, 2013 11:51 AM EDT On a sunny summer Saturday, high over The Hamptons, DJ and producer Daniel “LeDisko” Linton (better known as LA Riots) took DJ stunts to new heights when he literally skydived into his DJ set at the notorious brunch dance party at Day & Night in Montauk, New York. When he’s not busy…

  8. Lisa Loeb 'No Fairy Tale' Video Premiere Plus 9 Stories on What She's Been Up To

    January 31, 2013 10:08 AM EST It's been nearly nine years since Lisa Loeb last released a pop record (2004's "The Way It Really Is") -- not that she intended to take such a long gap. The singer-songwriter who made cat glasses famous with her 1994 megahit "Stay" returned to music-making…

  9. Dennis Flemion of the Frogs Missing, Presumed Dead

    July 10, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Dennis Flemion, half of cult lo-fi duo the Frogs , has been missing since Saturday (July 7) when he went for a swim and failed to resurface during a family and friends boating trip in Racine County, Wis. Milwaukee's NBC affiliate WTMJ reports that divers were searching the lake on Monday…

  10. Ray Stevens Laments Lack of Comedy on Radio

    March 08, 2012 7:00 PM EST With such notable recordings to his credit as "In the Mood," "Shriners' Convention," as well as the perennial Yuletide classic "Santa Claus Is Watching You," Ray Stevens has become one of the biggest comedy recording stars of all time. The entertainer looks…

  11. Top 5 NFL Victory Dances

    January 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST At this weekend's Ravens-49ers Super Bowl, we can expect Beyonce to show off some spirited dance moves during this halftime show, but even Bey can pick up a move or two from the players themselves. Although end zone touchdown dances now produce penalties, plenty of players will have…

  12. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/1/2011

    October 01, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @yelyahwilliams : Happy 2nd birthday to our 3rd album,…

  13. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 9/24/2011

    September 24, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @solangeknowles : 10 minutes into the Justin Beiber "…

  14. Producer Rob Fusari Dishes on Lady Gaga, Beyoncé

    February 24, 2010 3:17 PM EST Amid the high-gloss mix of teen-pop Cyranos, R&B blue-chippers and top 40 auteurs on Billboard's Top 10 Songwriters list (see page 14), only one name prompted sheepish shrugs and subsequent Googling in the Billboard offices. Lady Gaga 's most devoted "little monsters"…

  15. Super Bowl Ads Tap KISS, Beyonce, Cheap Trick, T-Pain

    February 08, 2010 10:28 AM EST In between the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl last year and the Who rocking the big halftime show , a few good commercials featured quality music or cameos by our favorite artists in 2010. Check out some of the best music-related ads below. In this one of many Bud Light Super Bowl…

  16. Britney Spears Issues Year End List Of Lies (About Herself)

    December 22, 2009 9:25 AM EST B ritney Spears hit back at the gossips on Monday, publishing a list of the top 75 most ridiculous or offensive stories written about her in 2009 -- including one claiming her family was once so poor they ate squirrels. The list culled mostly from U.S. and British websites, celebrity…

  17. Squirrel Nut Zippers Suit Up For Live Album

    August 17, 2009 2:06 PM EDT Two years after returning to active duty from a five-year-hiatus, Squirrel Nut Zippers will release their first album in nine years -- and also their first live album -- with the Oct. 27 release of "Lost at Sea" on Southern Broadcasting/MRI. Drummer Chris Phillips tells Billboard…

  18. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as…

  19. March 11, 2009

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Edmund Sylvers of the Sylvers dies of lung cancer in Richmond, Va. He is 47. 2003 – 311 designates 3/11 as their own personal holiday. 1998 – Stacey Guess of the Squirrel Nut Zippers dies of a drug overdose in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is 32. 1997 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen…

  20. For Squirrels Alum Tooke Cooks Up 'Artichoke'

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gainesville, Fla., musician Travis Tooke is back after an eight-year hiatus from the music industry with "Artichoke," his first solo album. Gainesville, Fla., musician Travis Tooke is back after an eight-year hiatus from the music industry with "Artichoke," his first solo…

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