1. Imogen Heap, "Ellipse"

    August 14, 2009 4:56 PM EDT As tangible as it is ethereal, Imogen Heap 's new album, "Ellipse" (the follow-up to her 2005 Grammy Award-nominated breakthrough "Speak for Yourself"), could be the bit of magic she seeks-it's full of Heap's gauzy falsetto and sprightly sounds that seem to…

  2. Killers Trump Guns N' Roses For U.K. No. 1

    December 01, 2008 11:06 AM EST In an all-new top three on the U.K. album chart, the Killers' "Day & Age" (Vertigo/Universal) took the No. 1 spot ahead of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen), while Take That scored its 11th U.K. career No. 1 single with "…

  3. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 7:50 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, split between material credited to Beyonce…

  4. Dido, "Safe Trip Home"

    November 21, 2008 6:15 PM EST Dido counts herself lucky. She has two homes: one in Los Angeles and one in London. And by "homes," she doesn't necessarily mean houses -- she means places where she feels comfortable and creative. "London is still home -- but I feel real love for Los Angeles," she…

  5. 'Home' And Dry

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dido counts herself lucky. She has two homes: one in Los Angeles and one in London. And by "homes," she doesn't necessarily mean houses -- she means places where she feels comfortable and creative Dido counts herself lucky. She has two homes: one in Los Angeles and one in…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback tries to follow up one of the biggest albums of the decade, Beyonce doubles up on her second solo disc, 'American Idol' champ David Cook stakes his claim and Dido returns after a long break A new album from multi-national superstar vocal group Il Divo, "The Promise…

  7. Dido, 'Safe Trip Home'

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dido's haunted voice is a flat line: Whether she's singing bold dismissals like "I can't look at you this morning," or loving declarations like "My heart has found its home," those gauze-covered pipes Dido's haunted voice is a flat line: Whether she&…

  8. Guns N' Roses, Dido, Aussies

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music expert Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions on Music expert Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions on News Keith Caulfield …

  9. Ask Billboard: Best Selling Debut Album, Dido, Australian Acts Trying To Crack The U.S. Market

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about the best selling debut album, Dido, Australian acts trying to crack the U.S. market 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…

  10. Dido Brings It All 'Home' On New Album

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dido has slated a Nov. 4 release date for her oft-delayed third album, "Safe Trip Home" (RCA Label Group). Album track "Look No Further" is being made available as a free download as of today (Aug. 22 Dido has slated a Nov. 4 release date for her oft-delayed third album, …

  11. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British singer Helen Shapiro? I have only recently…

  12. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the longest consecutive run at No. 1 by solo…

  13. Chart Beat

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Leona Lewis, American 'Idols,' Rick Ross and more! HIGHER 'LOVE': A 21-8 leap on The Billboard Hot 100 sends newcomer Leona Lewis into the top 10 and into chart history as one of the most successful debuting U.K. solo female artists of the rock era. "…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  15. Lewis' 'Spirit' Shatters U.K. Sales Record

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former "X-Factor" winner Leona Lewis broke records to enter the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday with "Spirit" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), which has become the fastest-selling debut set in British chart Former "X-Factor" winner Leona Lewis broke records to enter…

  16. Annie Lennox Wields Songs Of 'Destruction'

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in March, Annie Lennox's first studio album in four years, "Songs of Mass Destruction," will arrive in the fall. Due Oct. 2 via Arista, the set was produced by Glen Ballard. As tipped here in March, Annie Lennox's first studio album in four years, "…

  17. Fooling April

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities, Fooling April has appeared with artists like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Dido, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Th With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities,…

  18. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project.…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  20. Billboard Bits: T.J. Martell Foundation, 'Rhythms Del Mundo,' iTunes/Hear Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The T.J. Martell Foundation's 31st annual Awards Gala will touch down Oct. 10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. The T.J. Martell Foundation's 31st annual Awards Gala will touch down Oct. 10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. This year's fundraiser honors former President…

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