1. Three 'Boyhood' Songs, Including Two by Ethan Hawke, Enter Oscar Race

    November 08, 2014 1:32 PM EST As the Oscar race approaches the Thanksgiving break, with only a small handful of major awards hopefuls that haven't yet screened, IFC Films' summer release Boyhood continues to look like the film to beat. Found Star: New Radicals' Gregg Alexander Grants First Interview in…

  2. First Listen: Bob Dylan's Dark 'Tempest'

    August 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Death, whether it be the legacy of John Lennon, the sinking of the Titanic or a trio of cheating lovers, is a dominant subject on "Tempest," Bob Dylan 's 35th studio album that is scheduled for release on Sept. 11 . The album marks a return to straight-forward, story-driven…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, k.d. lang

    February 25, 2010 4:05 PM EST THREE-PEA-T: As previously reported , the Black Eyed Peas halt Ke$ha 's nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," as "Imma Be" ascends 3-1. The latter track is the third Hot 100 No. 1 from the Black Eyed Peas' album "The E.N.D.,"…

  4. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary, In your "Taking Peaks" series,…

  5. 'Hope for Haiti' Songs Climb Hot 100, Ke$ha Still No. 1

    February 04, 2010 11:00 AM EST After several of music's biggest stars showed their support for Haiti relief efforts, consumers are doing the same. Songs from the charity compilation "Hope for Haiti Now" scale the Billboard Hot 100, refreshed today, along with all Billboard sales and airplay charts, on…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's history. All proceeds from the MTV Networks…

  7. iTunes Sales Drive $3 Million To Haiti Relief

    January 28, 2010 5:09 PM EST Apple Inc. confirmed today that worldwide iTunes sales of the "Hope For Haiti Now" album, video, and individual performances have raised more than $3 million for the relief efforts, accounting for nearly all digital sales for the project. As Billboard reported yesterday , the "…

  8. Ke$ha Holds Off Taylor Swift On Hot 100

    January 28, 2010 11:02 AM EST K e$ha continues her reign on the Hot 100 for a sixth straight week with "TiK ToK," surviving a strong challenge from Taylor Swift , who debuts in the runner-up slot with "Today Was a Fairytale." As reported yesterday , Swift posts the highest opening-week download sum by…

  9. Taylor Swift Swipes Female Download Record; Haiti Tracks Chart

    January 27, 2010 11:40 AM EST T aylor Swift breaks the record for best first-week download sales by a female artist as "Today Was a Fairytale" shifts 325,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan as it set to debut at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, both to be released tomorrow…

  10. Doug Sahm Remembered At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 9:32 AM EDT With a tribute album coming Tuesday (March 24), the late Doug Sahm was the subject of two live homage's this week at South By Southwest. A Texas Tornados set highlighted a two-hour show on Thursday night at Antone's, which featured several of the artists who contributed tracks to…

  11. Arc Angels Fly Again

    March 03, 2009 11:49 AM EST Arc Angels, the Austin, Texas-based all-star group formed in the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughn's death, are ready to take full flight again. After playing together periodically during the past seven years, the band plans to release a DVD this year, tour extensively -- including two…

  12. Lyle Lovett Looks Toward The Future

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's Large," but he's in no hurry. Lyle Lovett is starting to think about the future, including a follow-up to his 2007 album "It's Not Big It's…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female U.K. act to hit No. 1 with a debut single (…

  14. Marc Cohn Plots First Album In Nine Years

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Marc Cohn will release his first studio album in nine years, "Join the Parade," Oct. 9 via Decca. The project comes on the heels of the 2005 incident in Denver when he was shot in th Singer/songwriter Marc Cohn will release his first studio album in nine years, …

  15. Roots Rockers Bolster Los Super Seven

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists…

  16. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track by the tribute's subject himself.…

  17. Wainwright Offers 'Feel-Good' Cynicism

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright says the more pronounced rock sound heard on his latest DreamWorks release, "Want One," is a natural byproduct of the recording session environment created for the album. Rufus Wainwright says the more pronounced rock sound heard on his latest DreamWorks release, …

  18. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  19. Dylan Rolls Out Six-Week Fall Tour

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his forthcoming Columbia album "Love and Theft," due Sept. 11 in North America. The trek, beginning Oct. 5 in Spokane, Wash Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his…

  20. Dylan Returns With 'Love And Theft' In September

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has completed a new album, "Love and Theft," due for a Sept. 11 release on Columbia. It's Dylan's first album since 1997's Grammy-winning "Time Out of Mind," which debuted at No. 10 on The B Bob Dylan has completed a new album, "Love and Theft…

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