1. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  2. Beach House: The Story Behind 'Bloom' and Indie's Most Reliable Duo

    April 20, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Beach House 's Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally relax on a couch in the lounge of the Tribeca Hotel in New York, sipping cocktails and reminiscing about their misadventures as teenage record store geeks. Scally describes how he and his buddies would head to the Sound Garden record store…

  3. Lady GaGa Takes Top Spot On U.K. Singles Chart

    March 23, 2009 2:30 PM EDT Album releases aimed squarely at yesterday's Mothers' Day had a big impact on the new U.K. sales chart. Irish pop vocalist Ronan Keating's covers set "Songs For My Mother" (Polydor/Universal) entered at No. 1, while on the separate compilation album listing, "101…

  4. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I noticed that the top three songs on the UK…

  5. U2, Comic Relief Top U.K. Charts

    March 16, 2009 10:06 AM EDT The latest single for the BBC's Comic Relief charity yesterday became the 11th in the series to hit No. 1 in the U.K., while U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) started a second week atop the album chart. The single, also on Mercury, is a remake of Dolly…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  7. Doug Levitt

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Doug Levitt specializes in war zones. Initially working as an overseas reporter for outlets like CNN and MSNBC, he'd gather firsthand accounts from people in Rwanda, Iran and Bosnia. Singer/songwriter Doug Levitt specializes in war zones. Initially working as an…

  8. Indie Buzz Band Vampire Weekend Preps Debut

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST With U.S. and European tours already under its belt, New York buzz band Vampire Weekend has something else to celebrate: its long-awaited self-titled debut hits stores on Jan. 29 via XL Recordings. With U.S. and European tours already under its belt, New York buzz band Vampire Weekend has…

  9. Bang Camaro

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST On any given night, there might be 18-25 members of Boston's Bang Camaro onstage during a show, with 15 consistent "lead singers" and a backing band with two lead guitarists, co-founders Alex Necochea On any given night, there might be 18-25 members of Boston's Bang Camaro…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Country Music Hall of Fame member Kitty Wells, 81, and her husband, Johnny Wright, 86, perform their farewell show in Nashville. Appearing at the Nashville Night Life Club, they entertai 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  12. Suwannee Springfest / March 23-26, 2006 / Live Oak, Fla. (Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park)

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told a crowd of folk and acoustic music enthusiasts wrapped up in heavy coats and blankets and seated under moss-draped ancient Oaks for the "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told…

  13. Sugababes Take Over U.K. Charts

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British female pop/R&B trio Sugababes achieved a notable double on the new U.K. charts yesterday (Oct. 16), starting a third week at the top with the single "Push the Button" (Universal Island) wh British female pop/R&B trio Sugababes achieved a notable double on the new U.K…

  14. Waters Opera Memorializes French Revolution

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Back in his days with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters took on the big issues of life. In high-concept projects like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," he grappled with such challenging topics as social oppression, the long…

  15. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  17. R.E.M.'s 'Best' Unseats Dido On U.K. Chart

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. brought Dido's four-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart to an end yesterday (Nov. 2), as the group's "In Time -- The Best of 1988-2003" compilation (Warner Bros.) became its sixth British R.E.M. brought Dido's four-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. album…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Chicago,' Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Chicago,' Kathleen Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" continues to collect accolades, the latest being a leading five nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards. The film will compete for the…

  19. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  20. BRYN TERFEL: Wagner Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST A full recital of Wagner arias from Bryn Terfel has been long-anticipated, and the star Welsh bass-baritone doesn't disappoint here. A full recital of Wagner arias from Bryn Terfel has been long-anticipated, and the star Welsh bass-baritone doesn't disappoint here. In league with…

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