1. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25- Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear…

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Sheryl Crow

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A lot has happened since Sheryl Crow's 2005 album, "Wildflower," hit stores. Her relationship with cyclist Lance Armstrong ended and soon thereafter Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here, the ac A lot of has happened since Sheryl Crow's fifth studio album, "…

  3. Mariah Rolls With T-Pain, Dupri On New Album

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey has set an April 1 release date for the follow-up to her mega-selling album "The Emancipation of Mimi," which was the biggest selling album of 2005. Dubbed "That Chick," the set features Mariah Carey has set an April 1 release date for the follow-up to her…

  4. Fat Joe Goes Gangster On 'Elephant'

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap album - rap being the room and the elephant being me. Fat Joe's been doing it for 15 years and he still doesn't get his just due." That's what the Bronx-bred "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  6. The Fray Facing Expectations On New Album

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Fray's 2005 debut, "How To Save a Life," built slowly, but after its title track scored a key placement in "Grey's Anatomy," it was off to the races. The album has now shifted 2.3 million copies i The Fray's 2005 debut, "How To Save a Life,"…

  7. Sony BMG Drops DRM For Digital Album Cards

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment will roll out its Platinum MusicPass series of digital album cards beginning Jan. 15 at Best Buy, Target and Fred's, with Trans World and Winn-Dixie coming to the party by Sony BMG Music Entertainment will roll out its Platinum MusicPass series of digital…

  8. Return To Forever Heading Back On Tour

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Beginning…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  10. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  11. The Billboard Q&A: Charlie Daniels

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring, authoring a book or churning out another great album, he approaches each project with a sense of creative vi At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring,…

  12. J.Period Goes 'Gangster,' Ramps Up Mixtapes

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mixtape DJ J.Period has added film scoring to his resume with the upcoming "American Gangster." Mixtape DJ J.Period has added film scoring to his resume with the upcoming "American Gangster." The DJ, who made a name for himself with "The Best of Lauryn Hill"…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 att 2006 - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's…

  15. Readers' Burning Questions

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Pink, the Dixie Chicks and the Nov. 13 diva face-off. Keith answers readers' questions on Pink, the Dixie Chicks and the Nov. 13 diva face-off. News …

  16. Rascally Rabbits

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts' fifth studio album, "Still Feels Good," arrives this week via Lyric Street, and there's no doubt the date has been circled on many music industry calendars for months. After all, its pr Rascal Flatts' fifth studio album, "Still Feels Good,"…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  18. Ask Billboard

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Pink, the Dixie Chicks and the upcoming Nov. 13 album release face-off. 'DEAD' THE UNDEAD Hello Keith, First off, I love your column and I read it every week. Secondly, I have two questions about Pink. My first question is: Since she is having a…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Nana Mouskouri will receive a platinum…

  20. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Che It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the…

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