1. Sylvia Tosun, "Above All"

    December 03, 2010 4:00 PM EST There aren't many Juilliard-trained sopranos releasing dance records, and Sylvia Tosun 's "Above All" is all the more listenable because of that uniqueness. The songwriter and former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist specializes in traditionally arranged cuts that recall…

  2. Fergie, Jazmine Sullivan, Lea Michele Honored At Billboard's Women In Music

    December 02, 2010 4:42 PM EST Billboard's Women In Music luncheon took place today (Dec. 2) at New York's The Pierre Hotel, and Fergie , who was honored as the 2010 Woman of The Year , said it best when describing all the powerful women in the room. "Congratulations to all the women of the year. I'm so…

  3. Kanye West Brings 'Fantasy,' Famous Friends to NYC Show

    November 24, 2010 11:05 AM EST One day after his "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" hit stores, Kanye West gave fans, music execs like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Sylvia Rhone and L.A. Reid, and celebrities including Mos Def , 88 Keys, ?uestlove, Diddy , Selita Ebanks and comedian Aziz Ansari, a surprise show at New…

  4. Sons of Sylvia May 'Rock A Lot Harder' on Next Album

    October 19, 2010 3:15 PM EDT S ons of Sylvia 's debut album, "Revelation," has only been out since April -- yielding the singles "Love Left to Lose" and "I'll Know You" -- but the sibling trio is already chomping at the bit to start working on a sophomore set. "Now that we&…

  5. 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…

  6. '60s Anti-War Rocker Tuli Kupferberg Dies

    July 13, 2010 1:34 PM EDT T uli Kupferberg , a founding member of the Fugs , one of the first underground rock groups and a staple on the anti-war protest scene in the 1960s, has died. Kupferberg, who had suffered strokes in the past year, died Monday in a Manhattan hospital, said his friend and bandmate Ed Sanders.…

  7. Drake Visits Lil Wayne, Hosts Album Listening In NYC

    June 03, 2010 2:11 PM EDT Shortly after his full album leaked, rapper Drake held a listening session in New York City yesterday (June 2) for his much-anticipated debut, "Thank Me Later." Reporters joined some of the Toronto rapper's famous friends -- including Chris Brown , Jay Sean , Bow Wow , Baby and…

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost 52-year history. Here is a look at the most…

  9. Siobhan Magnus Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2010 11:27 PM EDT Siobhan Magnus' "American Idol" journey ended Wednesday night (Apr. 28), leaving frontrunner Crystal Bowersox as the only female contestant remaning in the top five. SEE PHOTOS OF SIOBHAN MAGNUS ON 'AMERICAN IDOL' "An independent spirit, laser focus, incredible…

  10. Erykah Badu Summons Lil Wayne, Twitter Army For New Album

    March 03, 2010 4:31 PM EST If Lil Wayne is from Mars, then Erykah Badu is the high priestess of Venus. It's a cosmic bummer that the syrup-soaked rapper and the future-funk diva hadn't thought to pair up before Badu's new single, "Jump in the Air." Originally a cut from her upcoming "New…

  11. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    February 11, 2010 9:52 AM EST These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart. "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing…

  12. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time Page 2

    February 10, 2010 1:53 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Slow Motion Juvenile feat. Soulja Slim Hot 100 Peak: 1 for two wks (8/7/2004) His moniker might be Juvenile, but there's nothing infantile about the way the New Orleans rapper raps his sex game. While Juvie may not exactly…

  13. Erykah Badu Pushes 'New Amerykah' To March

    January 21, 2010 6:17 PM EST Originally due Feb. 23 , Erykah Badu 's fifth studio album, "New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh," has now been pushed to March 30, the singer/songwriter announced via Twitter today (Jan. 21). "Return of the Ankh," which will be released through Universal Motown…

  14. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Scrapped

    December 18, 2009 3:36 PM EST A Michael Jackson tribute concert which was scrapped in Vienna and moved to London after top acts dropped out has been canceled after the event's organizer closed down, the company's liquidator said on Friday. Organizers, led by Michael's brother Jermaine Jackson, canceled the…

  15. Carrie Underwood Announces 'Play On' Tour

    December 10, 2009 2:38 PM EST C arrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a headlining tour in support of her new album, "Play On," the country singer announced today (Dec. 10). The 45-date trek kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. "I am getting so excited about next…

  16. Carrie Underwood, "Play On"

    November 20, 2009 3:05 PM EST There's no doubt that Carrie Underwood 's third album, "Play On," is her best collection yet: Here, the artist seems to finally feel comfortable in her own skin. It's a wide-ranging album-she's in love, out of love, light-hearted and playful. But isn't that…

  17. Beyonce Accepts Billboard's Woman Of the Year Award, Lady Gaga Is Rising Star

    October 02, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga were honored today (Oct. 2) with the Woman of the Year and Rising Star awards, respectively, during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel. Lady Gaga, sporting a see-through dress decorated with feathers and human hair,…

  18. Drake Signing Sparks Skirmish At Universal

    August 12, 2009 3:27 PM EDT There's a glitch in the Universal matrix and it involves Drake . Earlier this summer, Billboard.com reported that while sources predicted the Toronto-raised rapper was likely to sign with Universal Motown, 22-year-old Drake inked a deal directly with Aspire, a company co-run by his…

  19. May 6, 2009

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Grant McLennan of Go-Betweens dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 – Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on the Billboard charts with its 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon.” 2005 – Audioslave becomes the first U.S. rock act to perform…

  20. 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.…

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