1. How 'Get On Up' Nailed the James Brown Look

    July 28, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Film's production and costume designers lead Billboard through the film's many times and places. Harlem's Apollo Theater, where James Brown recorded his legendary live album in 1962, was built in a middle school auditorium in Natchez, Miss., for Get On Up. "We got lucky,…

  2. Mick Jagger & Chadwick Boseman Talk 'Get On Up,' James Brown and a Rolling Stones Biopic

    July 25, 2014 11:15 AM EDT What's it like when Mick makes you his movie's leading man? The legendary rocker-turned-Hollywood producer and 'Get On Up' star Chadwick Boseman reveal what went on behind the scenes to bring James Brown back to life. "It's good to be back," says Mick Jagger…

  3. Jennifer Hudson Headlining Carnival Cruise Concert Series

    January 22, 2014 7:47 PM EST Chicago, Foreigner, Daughtry also set to perform during concert series Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again -- this…

  4. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  5. Billboard Bits: New J.Lo Track Leaks, Big Boi Working With Modest Mouse

    April 28, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Big Boi Working on New Modest Mouse Album According to a series of Tweets, Big Boi has been in the studio with Modest Mouse, working with the band on its new record. The OutKast rapper said via his Twitter: "…

  6. Producer RedOne: Making Hits with Lady Gaga 'Feels Incredible'

    June 20, 2009 6:45 PM EDT If you're an artist looking to make a comeback, RedOne is apparently the man to bring onboard. Recently, the Moroccan and Swedish-bred music maker masterminded the bulk of New Kids on the Block's comeback album, "The Block," which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200…

  7. Akon's New 'Freedom' Comes With Fresh Sound

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Although there are some signature "Konvict" songs on his forthcoming album "Freedom," Akon says his fans should expect a new style on the Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Records set, due Dec. 2. "Now we Although there are some signature "Konvict" songs on his…

  8. Fashion Rocks / Sept. 5, 2008 / New York, New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Conde Nast and CBS held its 5th annual Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Friday (Sept. 5) and numerous superstar acts took the stage to celebrate the kick-off event of Merce Conde Nast and CBS held its 5th annual Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio…

  9. Chart Beat Chat: Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay and more! 'BOY' OVERBOARD Dear Fred, Nowadays we are accustomed to seeing songs immediately peak high on The Billboard Hot 100 with the sudden availability of digital downloads, then fall down with a thud the…

  10. Kid Rock Living It Up On 'Revival' Tour

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST A few shows into his Rock And Roll Revival tour, Kid Rock is proud of -- and a little surprised by -- what he's wrought on the road. A few shows into his Rock And Roll Revival tour, Kid Rock is proud of -- and a little surprised by -- what he's wrought on the road. "After the…

  11. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New York Dolls (New York), Supersuckers (Seattle), the Chesterfield Kings (Rochester, N.Y.), Davie Allen & the Arrows (Los Angeles), and the Charms (Boston) all converged on the West Coast to Sunday November 5th: Day One Departure from Rochester, NY. We left for San Diego, as did all…

  12. No Doubt's Tony Kanal Launches Label

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST No Doubt's Tony Kanal will launch his own Kingsbury Studios label this spring with the debut album from reggae artist Elan. No Doubt's Tony Kanal will launch his own Kingsbury Studios label this spring with the debut album from reggae artist Elan. Due May 23, "Together As One…

  13. Rare Gaye TV Performances Heading To DVD

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST A host of TV performances by late music legend Marvin Gaye will be found on the DVD "The Real Thing in Performance: 1964-1981," due April 4 via Hip-O/UME. A host of TV performances by late music legend Marvin Gaye will be found on the DVD "The Real Thing in Performance: 1964…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition Al Green, James Brown, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, the Monkees and are among the artists who will be featured in the "American Pop" series presented by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles.…

  15. The Conversation

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Good Men, and Tami Davis, formerly signed to Red Ant, bring a new-millennium R&B slant to a phrase made popular by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in 1967: Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Good Men, and Tami Davis, formerly signed to…