1. 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: "…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…