1. Concert Review: Bluegrass Legend Ricky Skaggs Dips Into the Past (and Introduces a Future Star)

    August 05, 2014 5:04 PM EDT As has been the tradition the past few years, the legendary Ricky Skaggs closed out the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman in Nashville on July 31. Along with his ace band, Kentucky Thunder, the performer delivered a set that showcased his love of the tradition of bluegrass…

  2. Brigitte DeMeyer Explains How Gregg Allman Inspired 'Savannah Road'

    August 01, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Brigitte DeMeyer thought she had something special when she released her current album, Savannah Road , but the Americana-inspired artist tells Billboard she was not prepared for the attention the album has received from critics and fans alike -- not to mention one legendary fellow artist. …

  3. A Tribute to Country Crooner Jim Reeves on the 50th Anniversary of His Death

    August 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Jim Reeves was at the top of his game. He was moving up the charts with his latest RCA Victor single, ‘I Guess I’m Crazy,” and was returning from a business trip to Batesville, Ark., on July 31, 1964. At the controls of his Beechcraft Debonair, he made contact with airport officials, telling…

  4. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  5. Fashion Week NYC: Top 10 Songs for the Runway

    September 05, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Getty Images Models are lining up, hems are being sewn, and an array of spring fashions are about to sweep through Lincoln Center for the semi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But everyone knows that New York Fashion Week is never just about the clothes. Musicians will be performing at…

  6. Betsey Johnson Inspired by Nicki Minaj's 'T and A' for Spring 2012

    September 13, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Like sirens of the sea, Betsey Johnson's Spring 2012 models lured Fashion Week-ers in with the show's hectic sexuality, captivating neon's, and focus on two main body parts beginning with the letters "T and A." PHOTOS: Front Row at New York Fashion Week 2012 Johnson&…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Amos Lee, Far*East Movement, Kelly Clarkson

    February 03, 2011 4:15 PM EST 'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHMENT: A week after the Decemberists became just the 16th act to rule the Billboard 200 album chart without a Billboard Hot 100 song on their chart resume, singer/songwriter Amos Lee repeats the feat, as "Mission Bell" begins atop the former listing. …

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  9. Robin Thicke, "Sex Therapy: The Session"

    January 22, 2010 3:14 PM EST Robin Thicke might be the only R&B crooner currently working whose love-song lexicon includes the word "brasserie." The "Lost Without U" star drops the term in his new album's song "Meiplé" while informing a lady friend of their plans for a weekend in…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16, 2008. This week, it rebounds to No. 123…

  11. Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn Get Together For 'Break Up'

    July 28, 2009 10:19 AM EDT An afternoon nap amidst a bout of insomnia about three years ago was the impetus for "Break Up," a new song cycle of duets by Pete Yorn and actress Scarlett Johansson that's due out Sept. 15. Yorn tells Billboard.com that "after I kind of dozed off one afternoon for a few…

  12. Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn Ready 'Break Up'

    May 26, 2009 10:26 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn's 2009 is shaping up as a very busy year. After his fourth album "Back and Fourth" hits stores on June 23, he's scheduled to release a Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot-style duets record with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson this fall. Entitled…

  13. Great White Offers $1 Mil To Settle Fire Suits

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers fi Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that…

  14. Princess Adana

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Princess Adana has already made a name for herself in her native Trinidad and Tobago, but now she's attempting stateside success. Princess Adana has already made a name for herself in her native Trinidad and Tobago, but now she's attempting stateside success. Her arresting blend of…

  15. Underground Garage

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Deep South this week. And I mean deep, as the pride of Bikini Bottom spews forth our coolest song in the world this week, "Ridin' the Hook." Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Deep South this week. And I mean deep, as the…

  16. Q&A: Fergie And Will.I.Am On "The Dutchess"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring shorts and flanked by a brigade of costumed Brits, she marched down the red carpet during MTV's Video Music Awards pre Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring…

  17. FERNANDO, "Enter to Exit"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock. Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock. It's a hazy waltz of Liverpudlian rolls and Topanga Canyon-esque waves that stands as a fitting testament to the…

  18. Universal Breathes Digital Life Into Rare Recordings

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive multi-year program. Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive…

  19. Book: Hendrix Used Gay Ruse To Avoid Vietnam

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimi Hendrix might have stayed in the Army. He might have been sent to Vietnam. Instead, he pretended he was gay. Jimi Hendrix might have stayed in the Army. He might have been sent to Vietnam. Instead, he pretended he was gay. And with that, he was discharged from the 101st Airborne in 1962,…

  20. Anderson Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lynn Anderson has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident at a Taos, N.M., supermarket. Lynn Anderson has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident at a Taos, N.M., supermarket. The veteran country singer's attorney…

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