1. Missy Elliott Previews Seventh Album

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An eight-song preview of rapper Missy Elliott's upcoming seventh album last night (March 11) reveals that it is shaping up to be a feast of Elliott's trademark eclectic beats mixed with tinges of '70s An eight-song preview of rapper Missy Elliott's upcoming seventh album…

  2. Alan Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new set "Good Time." The Arista Nashville set sold 119,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new…

  3. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,…

  4. My Morning Jacket Unveils New Album Track List

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 14-track set sports the most adventurous music of the Kentucky-bred rock act's career, beginning with the title track, a falsetto-driven groove-fest that opens the disc. My Morning Jacket throws fans another sonic curveball on its new studio album, " Evil Urges ," due June…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Doolittle, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2," Jean Manuel de Scarano's birthplace and more! MELINDA/MARIAH Hi Fred, Has Melinda Doolittle already been signed to a record label? She was my favorite contestant on season six of "American Idol.…

  6. Dandy Warhols Launching Label With World's Fair

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Dandy Warhols have partnered with World's Fair Group to launch their own label, Beat the World, Billboard has learned. A new album is expected out this year. The group was previously signed to Cap The Dandy Warhols have partnered with World's Fair Group to launch their own label…

  7. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in This Club" (LaFace) by Usher featuring…

  8. Beastie Boys / March 5, 2008 / New York (Terminal 5)

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys took over New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a good cause. The Beastie Boys took over New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a good cause. With proceeds going to the Institute For Music and Neurologic Function and Music Has Power, the sold-out…

  9. Beasties Rock NYC Benefit, Hit The Studio

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a charity show in conjunction with MTV and VH1. Proceeds benefited the Institute for Music The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5…

  10. Arturo O'Farrill / Feb. 27, 2008 / New York (Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center)

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a comical set up to his set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola that showcased his charms as an entertainer and pianist, Arturo O'Farrill kidded around about Latin music stereotypes. In a comical set up to his set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola that showcased his charms as an entertainer…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Before He Cheats," Ricardo FLO, French acts and more! 'HEARTS' AND 'REASONS' Hello Fred, I regularly read your insightful Chart Beat column and Chart Beat Chat and I always find interesting and useful information worth sharing with…

  12. Ask Billboard

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Ringo Starr, Chaka Khan, Lenny Kravitz and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . SHINING STARR Hi Keith, Last year, Ringo Starr and Mick Jagger released greatest…

  13. Chart Beat

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Flo Rida's "Elevator," Ray Davies, Paula Abdul and more! GOING UP, PLEASE: "Elevator" by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland takes a 100-28 ride on The Billboard Hot 100, the fastest rise from the anchor position since the week of Feb. 11, 2006, when the "…

  14. Emily King / Feb. 06, 2008 / SOB's, New York

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Just days before the Grammys, nominated artist Emily King returned to perform an intimate show in her native Manhattan. Just days before the Grammys, nominated artist Emily King returned to perform an intimate show in her native Manhattan. Fans surged around the small SOB's stage when…

  15. Karina Nistal

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST If you happen to be in Houston during Karina Nistal's monthly residency at the GRAB (Game Room & Bar), you might learn her signature dance. If you happen to be in Houston during Karina Nistal's monthly residency at the GRAB (Game Room & Bar), you might learn her signature…

  16. 'Beat It' Cover Bolsters Fall Out Boy CD/DVD

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST A cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" is among the many treats to be found on "****," Fall Out Boy's first live release. Due April 8 via Island, the project will be available as a CD/DVD or DVD only; A cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" is among…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller" being ineligible for The Billboard 200,…

  18. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry of a silver anniversary edition, the…

  19. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST There's a wealth of highly anticipated albums heading into stores in 2008 and Billboard has the lowdown of 20 you should check out, from the Mars Volta and Mariah Carey to Nas. What's the biz to do when the top-selling album of 2007 was a Christmas project, and the second-best was a…

  20. Duffy Joins Johnson Atop U.K. Charts

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Critically eulogized Welsh singing discovery Duffy made a spectacular debut at No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 17) with "Mercy" (A&M/Universal). In a double for Universal label Critically eulogized Welsh singing discovery Duffy made a spectacular debut at No.…

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