1. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red Hot Chili Peppers and "What Would Brian…

  2. Will.i.Am, Tiesto, Diplo, Passion Pit To Headline Ultra Music Festival

    January 08, 2010 6:03 PM EST B lack Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am , Tiësto , Passion Pit , Groove Armada and Major Lazer are among the first acts confirmed to headline the 2010 Ultra Music Festival, the top outdoor festival for electronic music fans. This year's fest will close out the 25th annual Winter Music…

  3. Juanes' Cuba Concert Draws Huge Crowd In Havana

    September 21, 2009 8:51 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes , an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support to the island's communist government…

  4. Felix Da Housecat, "He Was King"

    August 25, 2009 2:29 PM EDT DJ/producer Felix Stallings Jr. freely wields a number of genres, including new wave, funk and house. As such, he can't help but make music that references each of them. Stallings' 2001 underground hit "Kittenz & Thee Glitz" helped launch the electroclash movement,…

  5. Basement Jaxx Plan Rare DJ Tour For 'Scars' Release

    August 21, 2009 12:32 PM EDT Basement Jaxx , the British dance music duo responsible for some of the most infectious dancefloor filling anthems of the last decade, will follow the release of their latest studio album with a series of rare North American DJ dates this autumn. The DJ tour will kick off in San Francisco on…

  6. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look at their current status: Joan Baez : Still…

  7. Basement Jaxx Tap Yoko Ono, Santigold For 'Scars'

    July 13, 2009 9:12 AM EDT Basement Jaxx , the U.K. dance duo known for rollicking, noisy house tracks and circus-like live shows, have completed work on "Scars," the pair's fifth full-length album. "Scars" is due for an October release on XL. The Jaxx have also recorded a second as-yet…

  8. Basement Jaxx Tap Yoko Ono, Santigold For 'Scars'

    July 13, 2009 7:48 AM EDT Basement Jaxx, the U.K. dance duo known for rollicking, noisy house tracks and circus-like live shows, have completed work on "Scars," the pair's fifth full-length album. "Scars" is due for an October release on XL. The Jaxx have also recorded a second as-yet-untitled…

  9. Flex Takes Eight Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 24, 2009 9:16 AM EDT Propelled by the runaway success of his hit single "Te Quiero," Felix Danilo Gómez, the Panamenian DJ and singer better known as Flex, was the big winner at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music awards presented by State Farm Insurance on April 23. Flex took home eight awards, including…

  10. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 -…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a f 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by…

  14. Jack Bruce, The Animals, The Turtles Lead 2008 Hippiefest

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of Hippiefest. Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 -…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a f 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by…

  19. Billboard Bits: k.d. lang, Hot Chip/Kraftwerk, Heart

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social networking -- celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. To help with the festivities, singer k.d. lang will perfo Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social…

  20. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do you remember a time when this has happened…

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