1. Kwes Q&A: Singer-Producer Talks New Album, Working With Solange

    October 25, 2013 4:30 PM EDT “She’s brilliant,” Kwes says of the younger Knowles sister. “The fact that she called me to come out… it’s mad” London producer/singer Kwes has a voice to soothe the restless and the pensive disposition of a painter or philosopher, which is fitting for someone who studied Schopenhauer in…

  2. Kenny Chesney on New Album: 'It Felt Like I Had No Boundaries at All'

    April 04, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Kenny Chesney has come a long way since his days at East Tennessee State University. "When I was in college, I played for tips at a Mexican restaurant," he recalled this week at a listening party for his forthcoming album "Life On A Rock" (due April 30). "Garth had…

  3. SI's Swimsuit Issue Embraces Indie Rock

    February 03, 2012 8:00 AM EST Bands Like Black Lips to Share New Music Online & Perform at Beauties & Beats Fest in Las Vegas For nearly 50 years, Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been the ultimate showcase for the hottest models (and, technically, swimwear) in fashion. But for the first time…

  4. Alan Jackson: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST 'TRAIN' ON TRACK The Newnan, Ga., native made his Arista debut with his 1989 album "Here in the Real World," which the RIAA has certified double-platinum. Since then he's continually populated country radio with such hits as "Don't Rock the Jukebox," …

  5. LL Cool J Makes A Grand 'Exit' On New Album

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit 13," due Sept. 9, and the veteran rapper says he made sure he "put my heart and soul into this album." After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit…

  6. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non…

  7. The D.E.Y.

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the absence of new releases from groups like the Fugees and the Black Eyed Peas, the D.E.Y. has stepped up to fill the void. In the absence of new releases from groups like the Fugees and the Black Eyed Peas, the D.E.Y. has stepped up to fill the void. Composed of MCs Divine and Yeyo and…

  8. No Doubt's Tony Kanal Launches Label

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST No Doubt's Tony Kanal will launch his own Kingsbury Studios label this spring with the debut album from reggae artist Elan. No Doubt's Tony Kanal will launch his own Kingsbury Studios label this spring with the debut album from reggae artist Elan. Due May 23, "Together As One…

  9. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

  10. 'Wait' Is Over For Stefani Solo Single

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani will unveil her first solo material early next month in the form of the single "What You Waiting For?" The No Doubt frontwoman's as-yet-untitled album will arrive Nov. 23 via Interscope. Gwen Stefani will unveil her first solo material early next month in the form…

  11. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  12. No Doubt Plots Best-Of, DVD, Boxed Set

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although its members are busy with a variety of solo projects, No Doubt last week hit the studio with producer Nellee Hooper to record a cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" for inclusion on a forthcom Although its members are busy with a variety of solo projects, No Doubt…

  13. True Love Waits—Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz piano star Brad Mehldau recorded instrumental versions of a few Radiohead songs long before Chris O'Riley, who is a fine classical pianist, based a whole album on them. Jazz piano star Brad Mehldau recorded instrumental versions of a few Radiohead songs long before Chris O'…

  14. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Simon Rattle's new EMI set of Beethoven's Symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic has garnered much press, but some attention should be reserved for this collection of Beethoven's Piano Concertos. Simon Rattle's new EMI set of Beethoven's Symphonies with the Vienna…

  15. The Rodeo Eroded

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the Atlantic-distributed Ropedope imprint for the venturesome instrumental group's most engaging, impressive album yet. Following two critically lauded albums for Angel/EMI, the Tin Hat Trio shifts to the…