1. Morrissey Talks Label Drama & Book, Gaga & Madonna

    July 14, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Unsurprisingly, Steven Patrick Morrissey has a bone to pick. It's been nearly two and half years since the influential baritone crooner's last album, "Years of Refusal" (Decca/Universal), and between then and now, the former Smiths frontman has hit a handful of obstacles.…

  2. Lady Gaga Debuts 'Americano' Song in Mexico: Watch

    May 04, 2011 11:14 AM EDT As Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour made its way to Mexico last night (May 3), the Mother Monster treated the crowd in Gudalajara to a new track off "Born This Way." The Spanish-tinged "Americano" made its live debut, which you can watch (mostly just listen to,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swift will be a guest star on an upcoming…

  4. Chart Beat: Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, John Rich

    February 05, 2009 8:55 AM EST ‘WORKING’ FOR A LIVING: It’s a familiar story: Bruce Springsteen releases a new album; Bruce Springsteen adds another No. 1 album to his career total. It doesn’t happen every time but his batting average is not bad at all: “Working on a Dream” (Columbia) is the Boss’ ninth No. 1 out of 28…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  6. 'Once,' 'Atonement' Triumph In Music Oscars

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and Dario Marianelli won the Oscar for original score for "Atonement" at the 80th Academy Awards last night in Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for …

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller" being ineligible for The Billboard 200,…

  8. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song…

  9. Golden Globes Go 'Wild' For Vedder

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the Golden Globe awards last night (Jan. 13) for "Guaranteed," his contribution to Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  11. Unlikely Star Groban Is King of Highbrow Pop

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Josh Groban recalls going into a record store to buy a copy of his debut album on the night of its release late in 2001. "They couldn't figure out who I was asking for. 'Josh Gorgan? Who?'" Groban recalls with a smile. It…

  12. French Singer, Composer Becaud Dies

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Gilbert Becaud, a French crooner who wrote songs that inspired such international stars as Frank Sinatra and Edith Piaf, died yesterday (Dec. 18) in Paris. He was 74. Charley Marouani, Becaud's agent, Gilbert Becaud, a French crooner who wrote songs that inspired such international stars…

  13. Nitelife

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Scottish guitarist Martin Taylor is a self-taught virtuoso whose nimble fretwork moves easily from straight-ahead bop to Django Reinhardt-inspired solo workouts. Scottish guitarist Martin Taylor is a self-taught virtuoso whose nimble fretwork moves easily from straight-ahead bop to Django…