1. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-up of 1,000 musicians for the 43rd festival…

  2. Darius Rucker's Country Triumph Is No Fluke

    March 24, 2009 8:30 AM EDT With his second No. 1 country single, Hootie & the Blowfish's Darius Rucker feels like his welcome to the country world isn't a fluke. "The acceptance has been really great, much more than I ever expected," says Rucker, who's spending a second week atop the Hot…

  3. Claude Kelly Hits Big With Clarkson, Spears

    January 29, 2009 11:44 AM EST Last summer, singer/songwriter Claude Kelly told Billboard he hoped to work with Kelly Clarkson in the future. Six months later, not only has he co-written the pop singer's latest single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," but he's sharing in its record-breaking success. As…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  5. Corbin Bleu Tunes In For Sophomore Album

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Currently on tour playing festivals and fairs in support of his 2007 debut, "Another Side," singer-actor Corbin Bleu tells Billboard.com he's begun recording his follow-up album. Currently on tour playing festivals and fairs in support of his 2007 debut, "Another Side,…

  6. Michael Jackson Cameo Shocks Akon Songwriter

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Claude Kelly wrote the recently leaked Akon song "Hold My Hand" featuring Michael Jackson, but he confesses hearing the legendary singer's voice on the track the first Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Claude Kelly wrote the recently leaked Akon…

  7. Hilary Duff Enrolls In 'Cool' School

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hilary Duff has found a way to beat the heat, joining the cast of the new Polish brothers comedy "Stay Cool." Hilary Duff has found a way to beat the heat, joining the cast of the new Polish brothers comedy "Stay Cool." Duff co-stars in "Cool" with Winona Ryder,…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2005 - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2004 - Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Heart Attac 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Gigantour, Thomas/Take 6

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The lineup has begun taking shape for the 2008 Tibet House benefit concert, to be held Feb. 13 at New York's Carnegie Hall. The lineup has begun taking shape for the 2008 Tibet House benefit concert, to be held Feb. 13 at New York's Carnegie Hall. Under the direction of artistic…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2005 - Bruce Springsteen kicks off his solo "Devils & Dust" tour in Michigan, at Motown's Fox Theatre. 2004 - Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Heart Attac 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack,…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the "Hack SDMI" challenge. The competition invited all comer 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin…

  15. McKnight Teams With Rascal Flatts On New Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included on his upcoming Warner Bros. debut. Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included…

  16. All About Ani

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve," is both apt and ironic. The 35-year-old was forced off the road last year while recovering from extreme tendonitis in her wrists and han The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve,"…

  17. DiFranco Roars Back On 'Reprieve'

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve," is both apt and ironic. The 35-year-old was forced off the road last year while recovering from extreme tendonitis in her wrists and han The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve,"…

  18. McKnight Turns '10' With Warner Bros.

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran vocalist Brian McKnight has inked a new deal with Warner Bros., after previous stops at Mercury and Motown. His tenth album, appropriately dubbed "10," will be released this fall. Veteran vocalist Brian McKnight has inked a new deal with Warner Bros., after previous stops at…

  19. Montreux On The Record

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared on its stages. From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared…

  20. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

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