1. 'The Voice' Recap: Music's Biggest Producers Shape Top 10

    April 20, 2015 10:40 PM EDT The top ten artists performed live on The Voice tonight, and the four coaches invited top-tier producers to help shape their teams. Christina Aguilera invited Mark Ronson of “Uptown Funk” fame. Blake Shelton brought in Scott Hendricks , and Adam Levine invited Dave Stewart . And OneRepublic…

  2. Chris Brown's 'This Christmas' in Top 5 Least Liked Holiday Songs in U.S.

    December 03, 2014 3:00 PM EST And it really shouldn't be. Haters gon' hate, even during the holidays. Chris Brown 's "This Christmas" — originally recorded by Donny Hathaway in 1970 — is one of the five of the least liked holiday songs in the U.S., according to AccuRadio . The full list…

  3. Sid Sriram Covers Kendrick Lamar's 'Sing About Me (I'm Dying of Thirst)': Exclusive Video

    March 21, 2013 1:59 PM EDT If you haven't listened to the soulful sounds of Sid Sririam, now would be the time. The singer-songwriter from Fremont, Calif. is prepping to release the first half of his two-part "West Coast Nightfall" project, titled "Before Dusk" on April 17. In anticipation…

  4. Justin Timberlake Airborne in First Wedding Photo With Jessica Biel

    October 24, 2012 11:30 AM EDT How happy was Justin Timberlake to exchange vows with Jessica Biel last week? One look at the cover of People magazine , which scored the first images and post-wedding interview with the couple, and you get the idea: the pop star-turned-actor-turned-MySpace savior is jumping for joy. Justin…

  5. Police Shut Down Kris Allen. Kris Allen!

    April 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT "American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen's surprise concert Sunday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier was shut down by the police due to a lack of a permit, according to eyewitness footage posted on YouTube. Watch: Allen's impromptu decision to promote his forthcoming…

  6. Bass Player Chuck Rainey Suffers Stroke

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST Prolific Artist Has Worked With Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin & Jackson Browne Chuck Rainey , a prolific bassist whose mile-long list of credits over the span of 43-plus years includes Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Steely Dan, suffered a stroke over the weekend, his wife said in a…

  7. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her new album, "The Light of the Sun."…

  8. 'American Idol' Top 5 Milwaukee Auditions, from Chris Medina to Scott Dangerfield

    January 26, 2011 11:45 PM EST After five long days without an "Idol" fix, Steven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson returned in Milwaukee for two hours of powerful and painful performances. Some singers absolutely nailed genre exercises in country, rock or R&B; other performers found out that opera…

  9. Spike Lee to Direct John Legend, the Roots Live Webcast

    September 14, 2010 2:10 PM EDT Spike Lee will direct a live webcast of a concert featuring John Legend and the Roots . The concert, to be held in New York on Sept. 23, is the second part of "Unstaged," a live concert series presented by American Express Co. The first was an Arcade Fire concert, whose webcast in…

  10. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as the barometer for mainstream yuletide fare.…

  11. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodies from 2009 and feast your ears on festive…

  12. Whitney Houston's 'I Look To You': First Listen

    August 24, 2009 10:27 AM EDT Finally, the moment is almost here: the release of Whitney Houston's long-anticipated new studio album after a seven-year break. "I Look to You" (Arista/RCA Music Group) will arrive in stores Aug. 31. Here's a track-by-track rundown of what's in store: 1. "…

  13. TV One Brings Back 'Unsung'

    May 18, 2009 10:59 AM EDT The lives and careers of Supremes founding member Florence Ballad, Minnie Riperton, Shalamar and Melba Moore will be the focus of TV One's second installment of its "Unsung" series. Coinciding with the start of Black Music Month (June), the one-hour biography program will…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. Bronson, Are you going to publish your…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to…

  16. Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in the late 1940s and went on to cultivate the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin while Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in…

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Chikezie

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this seventh season. With his faith in check, and a love of the Beatles and bluegrass, this young singer discusses At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this…

  18. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer from Barbados her seventh chart-topper on this…

  19. Come To 'Bed'

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Packing some of the sexiest ooh's since Marvin Gaye -- a major influence and fellow Washington, D.C., native -- J. Holiday is simultaneously bouncing up the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Bil Packing some of the sexiest ooh's since Marvin Gaye -- a major influence and…

  20. Latifah Setting Aside Tracks For Return To Rap

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. "I'd love to make another rap album," Latifah, who releases "Trav'lin&…

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