1. Kanye, Winehouse, Obama Win Early Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today (Feb. 10), with 100 awards handed out in the pre-telecast portion of the event. Kanye West, who leads the field with The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today (Feb. 10),…

  2. Old Gold, New Gold: The Grammys

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard is your home for exclusive, extensive coverage of the Grammys. Check out these two retrospectives on Grammy's rich past. Billboard is your home for exclusive and integrated coverage of the Grammys. After you check out our Mobile Beat Blog for behind-the-scenes reporting on this…

  3. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's…

  4. Fun's The Key Word For Dion Tour

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will begin an extensive world tour Feb. 15, but rather than try to top past outings, or her box-office busting run in Las Vegas, the artist is content to simply "have a good time." Celine Dion will begin an extensive world tour Feb. 15, but rather than try to top past…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter. I also wrote to you on the 20th…

  6. SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN, "Fire Escape"

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Playing upon legendary critic Greil Marcus' famous line in his American folk analysis "Invisible Republic," "New, Weird America" was a phrase coined by Scottish writer David Keenan in his cover story Playing upon legendary critic Greil Marcus' famous line in his…

  7. Chart Beat

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Paula Adbul, Yael Naim, Flo Rida and more! 'DANCE' WITH THE STARS: She might be forever our girl, but it's been awhile since Paula Abdul has appeared on a Billboard singles chart. Granted, that's because she hasn't recorded any new material in a long…

  8. Kid Sister / Jan. 25, 2008 / New York (Museum of Natural History)

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kid Sister's days of riding her bicycle to multiple jobs are long gone, and the hundreds of people lined up outside New York's Museum Of Natural History to see the Chicago MC's performance on Jan. 25 Kid Sister's days of riding her bicycle to multiple jobs are long gone,…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the…

  10. Adele, Basshunter Top U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1, delivering on the critical acclaim it has garnered, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Th Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it goes by record sales and the number of…

  12. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008," an update of a song…

  13. Waste Time At Work And Win

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST How well do you know music? Play Billboard's QuizBeat, rack up points, win cool prizes. You can even create your own quiz. Caution: Addictive. How well do you know music? Play Billboard's QuizBeat, rack up points, win cool prizes. You can even create your own quiz. Caution:…

  14. Scouting For Girls, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Scouting For Girls retained the No. 1 spot on the new U.K. album chart with their self-titled Epic debut, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theos did the same on th Scouting For Girls retained the No. 1 spot on the new U.K. album chart with…

  15. No. 1 With A Bullet?

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The team behind metal band Bullet for My Valentine has a major resolution for 2008: Break the metal quintet in the United States with its new album, "Scream Aim Fire," due this week on 20/20 Entertain The team behind metal band Bullet for My Valentine has a major resolution for 2008…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Anne Murray, the success of UK artists in America, the "Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits" book and more! ANNE OF THE 13,000 DAYS Hi Fred: I noticed that veteran Canadian female vocalist Anne Murray's new CD "Duets: Friends and Legends"…

  17. Chart Beat

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Ringo Starr, Anne Murray, Billy Ray Cyrus and more! HE WANTS TO BE YOUR MAN: Ringo Starr earns his highest debuting album on The Billboard 200 in the last 10 years and scores the 85th non-Beatle album by a Beatle. "Liverpool 8," a new entry at No. 94, marks Ringo'…

  18. Kaki King / Jan. 20, 2007 / New York (Soho Apple Store)

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fingerpicking guitar prodigy Kaki King had laser eye surgery last week. Her eyesight, she said, once a ghastly -7.5 (meaning she could barely see a hand a few inches from her face) is now nearly 20/20 Fingerpicking guitar prodigy Kaki King had laser eye surgery last week. Her eyesight, she…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in…

  20. Scouting For Girls, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST British trio Scouting For Girls completed their rise to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday with their self-titled debut album. Swedish DJ-artist Basshunter moved into a second week atop the singl British trio Scouting For Girls completed their rise to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart…

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