1. Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship Flex 'Turtle' Power

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST New tracks from Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship and Big City Rock will be found on the soundtrack for "TMNT - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Music from the Motion Picture," due March 13 from iTunes an New tracks from Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship and Big City Rock will be found…

  2. Billboard Bits: Meg & Dia, VH1 Rock Honors, Hollywood Bowl

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing and distribution of its debut album, "So Real." The group remains signed to Doghouse, which issued the album last fall. Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing…

  3. Swizz Beatz Snags Kanye, Coldplay For New CD

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Swizz Beatz may have been a little inebriated on his last birthday (Sept. 13), but that didn't stop the rapper/producer from hitting the studio. Swizz Beatz may have been a little inebriated on his last birthday (Sept. 13), but that didn't stop the rapper/producer from hitting the…

  4. George Strait Snags Eight ACM Nominations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, including entertainer of the year and top ma George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pi 2006 - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the #4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at No. 4 but fell to No. 19 the next week, and…

  7. Arctic Monkeys Snatch Two NME Trophies

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys cemented their status as Britain's hottest young band at the NME Awards tonight (March 1), where they won two categories. Arctic Monkeys cemented their status as Britain's hottest young band at the NME Awards tonight (March 1), where they won two categories. In a…

  8. Timbaland, Money Makers, Chinese Democracy

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Big plans for hip-hop producer see some unexpected collaborations, a roundup of the music industry’s cash machines and the latest in the saga of Axl Rose’s GNR album. Big plans for hip-hop producer see some unexpected collaborations, a roundup of the music industry’s cash machines and the…

  9. 'Friends' Rework, Play With Stars' 'Fire'

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Members of Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Junior Boys, the Stills and Metric are among the artists reworking every song from Stars' 2004 album "Set Yourself on Fire." Members of Broken Social Scene, the Dears, Junior Boys, the Stills and Metric are among the artists reworking…

  10. Haggard Harvests Bluegrass Album, Clinton Ode

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Merle Haggard can make a case for himself as the hardest working man in country music these days. Before the year's out, Haggard plans to put out his first-ever bluegrass album, "Runaway Mama," and a Merle Haggard can make a case for himself as the hardest working man in…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in Shoreha 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Big & Rich, Cornelius

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2007 Arena Football League season will kick off this year with a brand new theme song by Bon Jovi and country act Big & Rich. Jon Bon Jovi and bandmate Richie Sambora co-wrote "We Got It Goin' The 2007 Arena Football League season will kick off this year with a brand new…

  13. The Fray Extending 'Life' With Summer Tour

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST As tipped here in December, the Fray will close out the touring cycle for its million-selling debut, "How To Save a Life," with a summer amphitheatre run. The outing begins June 11 in Minneapolis and As tipped here in December, the Fray will close out the touring cycle for its…

  14. Billboard Bits: Premios Lo Nuestra, Five For Fighting, Powersolo

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norteno band Intocable and Mexican hitmakers Mana were the big winners at the 19th Premios Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina, taking home three prizes each. The awards aired lived last night (Feb. 22) on Norteno band Intocable and Mexican hitmakers Mana were the big winners at the 19th Premios Lo…

  15. Ask Billboard

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Beck, Belinda Carlisle and the death of the CD. Editor's Note: If you emailed a question to Ask Billboard in the past week (or two!), it's likely we never received it due to an evil email snafu. Please resubmit your question. "…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  17. Ne-Yo In The 'Know' On Sophomore Album

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST With his Def Jam debut, "In My Own Words," having topped The Billboard 200 and sold 1.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, 2006 was a very good year for R&B newco With his Def Jam debut, "In My Own Words," having topped The Billboard…

  18. Risks Pay Off For Korn On 'Unplugged'

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer succinctly describes fan reaction to the news that his band taped an MTV "Unplugged" session in December. "'What? Korn unplugged?' That doesn't really compute with Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer…

  19. HARRY CONNICK JR., "Oh, My Nola" / "Chanson du Vieux Carre"

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives large in Harry Connick Jr.'s simultaneously released albums, each offering a multiplicity of strains that collectively have New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives…

  20. Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" tops The Billboard 200 for a second time. The Blue Note effort crowned the list when it debuted two weeks In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah…

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