1. D'Angelo Pleads Guilty in Prostitution Case

    March 12, 2011 1:02 PM EST D 'Angelo wrapped up a prostitution case Friday by pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, ending one of the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's series of run-ins with the law since his heyday a decade ago. D'Angelo, 37, said nothing as he left a Manhattan courthouse and…

  2. Prince's Super Bowl-Weekend Concert Cancelled At Last Minute

    February 05, 2011 8:17 PM EST P rince's Super Bowl-weekend concert was a Super Bust. The superstar was supposed to perform Friday night at TheEvent, a concert with Erykah Badu that was to be a fundraiser for The Goss-Michael Foundation, the art group founded by George Michael and his longtime partner, Kenny Goss. But…

  3. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Rocks Frizzy Hair in 'S&M' Video, Joe Jonas Admires Daft Punk

    January 20, 2011 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Shows Off Frizzy Hair in New Pic from 'S&M' Video Shoot Rihanna shared a photo from the set of her "S&M" music video yesterday (Jan. 19) after excitedly discussing the video…

  4. Coachella 2011 Lineup Announced: Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Strokes Headlining

    January 19, 2011 1:00 AM EST K ings of Leon , Arcade Fire , Kanye West and the Strokes will rock the Indio, Ca. desert this year as the headliners of the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The full lineup for the annual festival, which takes place April 15-17 this year, was revealed on the official Coachella…

  5. Eminem's 'Recovery' Earns the Rapper Top Spot On R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    December 10, 2010 4:38 PM EST During the past 12 months, the R&B and hip-hop charts have been rife with comebacks, buzz-drawing upstarts and hitmaking assists. Working his way up the comeback trail after the mediocre "Relapse," Eminem hit a peak with the refreshing sequel, "Recovery" (Web/Shady…

  6. Favorite Musicians Of All Time: 28 Stars Sound Off

    November 15, 2010 1:29 PM EST As 2010 starts to wind down and thoughts turn to what has been the best music of the year, we've set our sights on even bigger things and asked over two dozen stars from every genre -- from B.o.B. and Paramore to Sheryl Crow , Trey Songz , Drake , Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton -- who is…

  7. Jay-Z Welcomes Jay Electronica To Roc Nation

    November 13, 2010 1:21 AM EST Another "Jay" has been added to the Roc Nation roster. It was announced yesterday (Nov. 12) that New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica signed with Jay-Z's personal imprint, joining acts J. Cole and Willow Smith at the recently formed label. And to celebrate, Jay-Z threw a lavish…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation, Christina Aguilera Has New Beau

    November 08, 2010 6:22 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation It was bound to happen: All the Disney Channel's teen idols would eventually grow up, and the shows would be no more. Not only is "Hannah…

  9. Usher, Alicia Keys Get Four Soul Train Nominations

    October 18, 2010 8:55 AM EDT New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got four nominations. Drake was another multiple…

  10. Katy Perry and Fantasia Heading for Top of Billboard 200

    August 26, 2010 12:05 AM EDT E minem's "Recovery" will likely relinquish the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week -- after a total of seven weeks atop the list -- to Katy Perry's new "Teenage Dream." Released Tuesday (Aug. 24), industry prognosticators suggest that…

  11. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert Among Lilith Highlights Multiple-ARIA…

  12. TV on the Radio's Sitek Takes Flight With 'Balloon'

    August 14, 2010 12:00 PM EDT When Dave Sitek is usually described as ambitious, it's in relation to the intricate production and instrumentation he employs with his primary band, indie fave TV on the Radio . But Sitek's true ambition, he reveals, is a little more . . . blonde. "I was trying to make Madonna…

  13. Erykah Badu Talks Jewelry Line, 'Window Seat,' And Doc

    August 10, 2010 1:55 PM EDT Minutes after bringing the funk to several thousand happy, dancing, enraptured fans on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 8) at Lollapalooza, a blonde mohawked Erykah Badu sat down backstage with Billboard.com on camera to talk about her new jewelry line, a career-spanning Badu documentary, serving it up…

  14. Erykah Badu Covers Up in 'Window Seat' Remix Clip

    August 09, 2010 3:31 PM EDT After her controversial "Window Seat" video, Erykah Badu was slandered for undressing while reenacting the shooting of JFK at his assassination site. But in the clip for the remix to "Window Seat" and "Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)," featuring Rick Ross , the Texas…

  15. 10 Things Seen & Overheard At Lollapalooza Sunday

    August 09, 2010 3:11 PM EDT The third and final night of Lollapalooza 2010 culminated with Arcade Fire 's jubulant set anchoring the north end of Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday night (Aug. 8) and newly reunited Lolla vets Soundgarden bringing the big guitars to the south end. Those are the obvious things…

  16. Lilith Fair Cancels 10 Dates

    July 01, 2010 11:09 PM EDT Further proof that the 2010 summer concert season is taking a beating came late Thursday afternoon when the Nettwerk Music Group announced the cancellation of 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. The cancellations include previously scheduled concerts at Usana Amphitheater in Salt…

  17. Maxwell and Erykah Badu / June 26, 2010 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    June 28, 2010 3:05 PM EDT M axwell's Saturday night (June 26) concert at Madison Square Garden was also a homecoming for the R&B star, who held back tears while thanking loyal fans for making his childhood dream come true. "I came from a very simple background," said the East New York native, who…

  18. Maxwell Postpones Some Tour Dates Until 2011

    June 16, 2010 7:03 PM EDT In another instance of summer tour plans gone awry, platinum-selling and Grammy-winning soul singer Maxwell has postponed a portion of his summer tour until 2011. The singer's label issued a statement today citing venue scheduling conflicts on the latter part of the tour, which was to…

  19. Video: Sarah McLachlan Talks "Illusion," Lilith Fair

    June 15, 2010 12:14 PM EDT She has spent the four years since her last studio album raising her two small children. But with "Laws Of Illusion" -- which was released today (June 15), Sarah McLachlan is back with a new batch of songs, the revival of her Lilith tour, and a fresh confidence to be even more…

  20. POTW: Shakira, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera

    June 11, 2010 2:33 PM EDT Shakira shook her bom bom, Christina Aguilera got sparkly, Lady Gaga gave the finger, Kelis was mitch-matched, Lil' Kim showed off her lady humps, Kanye West , Lupe Fiasco and Common repped Chicago, Erykah Badu borrowed T-Pain's hat, Diddy and his Dirty Money took the last train to…

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