1. 'American Psycho' Musical Off-Broadway Run Killed

    September 12, 2014 4:20 PM EDT The attempt by the American Psycho musical to come to New York isn't going smoothly. Kanye West vs. Huey Lewis: Whose 'American Psycho' Parody Is Better? The off-Broadway company Second Stage Theatre said Friday (Sept. 12) it will no longer stage the musical based on Bret…

  2. 'American Psycho' Musical to Make U.S. Run

    July 15, 2014 12:41 AM EDT Patrick Bateman is bound for New York. The musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel American Psycho, about the arrogant Wall Street broker by day and sexually deranged serial killer by night, will make its U.S. debut this season, Second Stage Theatre announced…

  3. Ask Billboard: How Does The Hot 100 Work?

    September 29, 2013 8:05 AM EDT Readers check in on how the Hot 100's points system ranks songs, the record run of AWOLNATION's 'Sail' and the many animals running rampant in current hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com …

  4. 'Girls' Music: Pop Mingles With Indie Cool in New Season

    January 12, 2013 12:00 PM EST Santigold's "Girls" Is First Single. The tracks that constitute the first soundtrack for HBO's "Girls," out now on Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic, reflect the modern bohemian environs that surround the show's quartet of young New Yorkers. Songs are culled from the…

  5. Suzanne Vega Finishing Up 'Close-Up' Series, May Explore Kickstarter

    October 08, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Suzanne Vega says that recasting a good chunk of her song catalog -- an exercise she finishes with the new "Close-Up Vol. 4, Songs of Family" -- has "really been a success on a few levels." The New York-based singer-songwriter tells Billboard that the four "Close-Up…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: 'The Break Up' Brings Cheating, Coldplay & Taylor Swift

    October 05, 2012 12:05 PM EDT An episode called "The Break Up" can only mean heartbreak, and even though you know from the title going on that things can't go well for our favorite relationships, when "Glee" wants to gut you, it will you gut you. It's a ruthless machine in that way, taking…

  7. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a video for the track, "Iced Honey."…

  8. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating with an array of venues to showcase acts…

  9. Lea Michele to Receive Billboard's First-Ever Triple Threat Award At Women in Music

    November 17, 2010 9:00 AM EST L ea Michele , the 24-year-old Broadway ingenue-turned-breakout star of Fox's "Glee," will receive the Triple Threat Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York, it was announced today (Nov. 16). Michele will be celebrated alongside Jazmine Sullivan ,…

  10. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I love, love, love reading your Q&A column…

  11. 'Spring Awakening' Headed To Big Screen

    April 14, 2009 9:21 AM EDT McG is in talks to bring the Broadway rock musical "Spring Awakening" to the big screen, developing it with original book and lyrics writer Steven Sater. McG is attached to direct and would act as a producer. The project is not yet set up at a studio, though McG's Wonderland…

  12. Chart Beat

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kanye West, Pink, Dolly Parton, Alicia Keys And More! KANYE, 50 CENT AND KENNY: The big news this week is the number of albums sold by the top three debuts on The Billboard 200. But since those sales figures are covered in other Billboard columns, let's focus here on the…

  13. Chart Beat

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "High School Musical 2," "Hannah Montana," the Eagles and more! BACK TO 'SCHOOL': This week's album chart is all about "HSM2" and "HM2." "HSM2" is, of course, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel TV movie "…

  14. Chart Beat

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Neil Sedaka and more! THE 'WONDER' YEAR: Maroon 5 will never forget 2007, the year the group achieved its first No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Nor will the members of the band ever forget how they achieved their first chart-topper: by breaking the…

  15. Sheik Juggling Broadway, Film Scores, Covers CD

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having conquered the Great White Way with "Spring Awakening," singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik's dance card is suddenly filled with more theater projects -- plus film prospects and a covers album. Having conquered the Great White Way with "Spring Awakening," singer…

  16. Chart Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J re-enters the Hot 100 at a stunning No. 4, plus news on Ashley Parker Angel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Lifehouse, Daniel Powter and Kool & the Gang. WE NOW RETURN 'CONTROL' TO YOU: "Control Myself" (Def Jam) by LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digital downloads. While the frequent turnover…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about charts, Madonna, digital downloads, Mary J. Blige and more. AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE 'REAL, REAL, REAL' THING Dear Fred, In Joel Whitburn's "Top Pop Singles" book, he sometimes lists the sales and airplay chart positions along with the…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 ("Ain&…

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Get the scoop on new albums from modern rock acts Yellowcard and P.O.D., a Southern soul-infused effort from indie chanteuse Cat Power, a potential American hit for overseas "popera" act Il Divo and m The first solo album from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard since the band&…

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