1. Musiq, Lloyd Usher Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to N Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B…

  2. Pistolera

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pistolera is the brainchild of Sandra Velasquez, a woman who grew up in San Diego listening to the music of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Sonic Youth. But her childhood wasn't all about the Pistolera is the brainchild of Sandra Velasquez, a woman who grew up in San Diego…

  3. Dupri Signs Jagged Edge, Hot Dolla To Island Urban

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri has reunited with R&B outfit Jagged Edge and signed the group to a new label deal. Dupri previously worked with the group when it was signed to his So S Island Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri has reunited with R&B outfit Jagged Edge and…

  4. Hornsby Broadway Bound With 'Real Life' Musical

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "The Valley Road" is leading to the Great White Way, as Bruce Hornsby is adding Broadway to his already eclectic musical resume. Hornsby has been commissioned by the New York production firm Playwrigh "The Valley Road" is leading to the Great White Way, as Bruce Hornsby is…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

  6. Bon Jovi Charges Down The 'Highway' On New CD

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will release its next album, "Lost Highway," June 19 via Island/Mercury Nashville. First single "(You Want To) Make a Memory" hits radio tomorrow (March 20); the group will perform it live Ap Bon Jovi will release its next album, "Lost Highway," June 19…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  8. Update: Arctic Monkeys Get A Lift From Warner Bros.

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Domino has linked with Warner Bros. for the April 24 release of breakthrough U.K. rock act the Arctic Monkeys' sophomore album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." Billboard.com understands the a Indie label Domino has linked with Warner Bros. for the April 24 release of…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  10. Morello, Townshend Kick Out The Jams At SXSW

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With hundreds of performances every day, its identity as a festival is pretty easily established. But two particularly special performances on Thursday (March 15th) marked South by Southwest's second With hundreds of performances every day, its identity as a festival is pretty easily…

  11. Ask Billboard

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions about Nelly Furtado, "Thriller" and yo-yo chart positions. FURTADO'S 'GOOD THINGS' Hi Keith, I heard Nelly Furtado's next single was "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and the video recently premiered on MuchMusic…

  12. New Ticketing System Set For Arctic Monkeys Tour

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys, who have emerged as one of the hottest properties in the British music industry over the past decade, are testing an enterprising ticketing initiative for their hugely anticipated The Arctic Monkeys, who have emerged as one of the hottest properties in the British music…

  13. Fergie Gets 'Glamorous' Atop Hot 100

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of …

  14. Lennox Wrapping Album With Glen Ballard

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning songwriter-producer Glen Ballard is putting the final touches on Annie Lennox's first album in four years, which will be released in the fourth quarter. "It's a very intense record," he Grammy-winning songwriter-producer Glen Ballard is putting the final…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the…

  16. Townshend Reveals The 'Method' To His Madness At SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend utilized his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tonight (March 15) to unveil a new music Web site dubbed the Method. The concept was first introduced i Pete Townshend utilized his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Austin,…

  17. Mims 'Saves' With Forthcoming Album Debut

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "I represent New York/. . . niggas say that we lost it/so I'm-a bring it back," raps Shawn Mims on his hit "This Is Why I'm Hot," which goes on to reference how he's touched every corner of the countr "I represent New York/. . . niggas say that we lost…

  18. Lloyd Discusses 'You,' Collaborators, The 'Street'

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "Southside," R&B crooner Lloyd sat on the sidelines as he watched other young male vocalists like Neyo and Chris Brown pl For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "…

  19. Fall Out Boy Ready To Rock On Honda Civic Tour

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Wentz says Fall Out Boy fans can expect "the biggest Fall Out Boy show they've ever seen" on the upcoming Honda Civic Tour, which begins April 18 in Charlotte, N.C. But, he adds, big is a relativ Pete Wentz says Fall Out Boy fans can expect "the biggest Fall Out Boy…

  20. Notorious B.I.G. 'Great' Again On The Billboard 200

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits," bows at No. 1, selling 99,0 For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard…

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