1. Swizz Beatz Becomes Muse for Kehinde Wiley Portrait

    June 16, 2014 1:53 PM EDT On set with the art-obsessed hitmaker and artist, Wiley. "Eyes on the camera, lean in, look up." Artist Kehinde Wiley spits out directions so fast that it's hard for a spectator to keep up, let alone one of his models. On an ordinary day the 37-year-old's subject might be…

  2. Little Mix's 'Wings' Goes K-Pop With New Version: Listen

    August 19, 2013 8:11 PM EDT A K-pop version of Little Mix's Billboard Hot 100 hit "Wings" landed on South Korean online music retailer Melon on Monday. Little Mix go K-pop?! Apparently so! On Monday, a Korean version of Little Mix's Billboard Hot 100 hit (and UK No. 1 single) "Wings"…

  3. Ask Billboard: Spears, Lovato's 'X'-cellent Sales (*Updated)

    May 27, 2012 6:05 AM EDT A look at the career U.S. album sales, set by set, of the 'X Factor''s two new judges, including when Spears' 'Blackout' passed 1 million sold Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well…

  4. Dee Cernile of Sven Gali Dead at 46

    February 27, 2012 3:45 PM EST Dee Cernile, guitarist for gold-selling 90s hard rock band Sven Gali, died Feb. 25 after battling lung cancer. He was 46. On his personal Facebook page - now filled with messages of memories and condolences from many members of the Canadian music industry - was this message: "After such…

  5. Ellen DeGeneres Is Firm, Funny On 'American Idol' Debut

    February 10, 2010 12:50 AM EST Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her debut as the new "American Idol" judge in impressive fashion on Tuesday night (Feb. 9), bringing a healthy dose of honest critiques and well-timed punchlines to the first night of Hollywood auditions. Before even the first note was sung, though,…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  7. Ask Billboard: Beck, Blind Melon, Danity Kane

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' burning questions on Beck, Blind Melon, Danity Kane and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson unveils a new album amid a tabloid maelstrom over her engagement and pregnancy, Flight Of The Conchords cross over from TV to CD and Atmosphere keeps anticipation high in this week's Ho A new album from Elvis Costello and the Imposters, "Momofuku," which is being…

  9. Alice Cooper Receives MusiCares MAP Fund Award

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 26 years of sobriety, rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to the younger generation: "I don't think you need to die for your art." After 26 years of sobriety, rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to the younger generation: "I don't…

  10. Springsteen, Daughtry To Headline Harley Concerts

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy Guy, among others, will perform as part of Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 across Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy…

  11. Blind Melon Preps First Studio Set Since '95

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The recently reborn Blind Melon will release its first studio album in 13 years this spring. "For My Friends" is due April 22 via Adrenaline and introduces new singer Travis Warren as a replacement fo The recently reborn Blind Melon will release its first studio album in 13 years…

  12. Billboard Bits: Langerado Festival, John Mayer, Howlin' Rain

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311, the National, Phil Lesh, Matisyahu, !!! and the Walkmen are confirmed to perform at the 2008 Langerado Festival, to b R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311,…

  13. Blind Melon, Oct. 9, New York

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To some, Blind Melon will always be considered a one-hit wonder -- a group whose sunshiny 1993 hit, "No Rain," represents a blip on their rock'n'roll radar. To some, Blind Melon will always be considered a one-hit wonder -- a group whose sunshiny 1993 hit, "No Rain,…

  14. Blind Melon / Oct. 9, 2007 / New York (Canal Room)

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To some, Blind Melon are considered a one-hit wonder -- a group whose sunshiny 1993 hit, "No Rain," represents a blip on their rock'n'roll radar. But 12 years after the overdose of singer Shannon Hoon To some, Blind Melon are considered a one-hit wonder -- a group whose…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  17. Blind Melon Recording Album With New Singer

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been exactly 11 years since the death of singer Shannon Hoon effectively put an end to Blind Melon. It's been exactly 11 years since the death of singer Shannon Hoon effectively put an end to Blind Melon. But now, the group's surviving members -- guitarists Christopher…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  19. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  20. Blind Melon Revisited On Hits/Live Sets

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Blind Melon will be the subject of a "Best of" CD and a live DVD this fall via Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, and will also issue a previously unreleased concert recording to digital do Rock act Blind Melon will be the subject of a "Best of" CD and a live…

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