1. Billboard Bits: Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice Santana is the first act confirmed to play the second Rock In Rio -- Lisbon festival, set for May 26-27 and June 2-4 at Bela Vista Park. The massive event was staged in Brazil in 1985, 1991 and 2001 and moved last year to Lisbon, where organizers say it…

  2. Rapper Obie Trice Shot In Detroit

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eminem protege Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, Detroit police said Eminem protege Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, Detroit police said. Someone in another car shot through the back window of 28-year-old Trice's…

  3. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They "were just boys," he says. "It was…

  4. Warren G Pays Tribute To Katrina Victims

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and B. Real of Cypress Hill, which he is dedicating to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. "I wanted to address wh Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring…

  5. Hip-Hop Titans Bolster B.I.G.'s 'Duets'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter," including Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Mis Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to …

  6. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Toni's Tunes Five previously unreleased tracks are found on the Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," due this week via LaFace/Legacy. The 11-track set features Braxton's four No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play tally…

  7. Unreleased Cuts Bolster Braxton Remix Disc

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," Billboard.com has learned. Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection,"…

  8. Hometown Erecting Beach Boys Monument

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Just a few miles from the surf and sand the Beach Boys celebrated, the city of Hawthorne, Calif., will erect a monument where Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson grew up. California Historical Landmark No. Just a few miles from the surf and sand the Beach Boys celebrated, the city of Hawthorne,…

  9. Keith's Driver Wounded By Gunshot

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A bus driver for country singer Toby Keith was wounded yesterday (Oct. 4) by a gunshot fired into the performer's bus on a freeway in Carrollton, Texas, outside Dallas. A bus driver for country singer Toby Keith was wounded yesterday (Oct. 4) by a gunshot fired into the performer's…

  10. Billboard Bits: Twista, Super Furry Animals, Play

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Twista, Super Furry Animals and Play. Rapper Twista will release his debut solo album, "Kamikaze," Jan. 27 on Atlantic. The set features guest appearances by Ludacris, Cee-Lo, Anthony Hamilton, Too Short, Memphis Bleek, 8 Ball, Jazze Pha and Freeway, among others. As…

  11. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) • A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francisco, "The Closing of Winterland." …

  12. Roc-A-Fella Rummages Through 'Files'

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "The Roc Files, Vol. 1," due Dec. 16. With Jay-Z's self-proclaimed final album topping the charts , his Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "…

  13. Kanye West Goes Back To 'College'

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed debut album, "The College Dropout," will be released Jan. 27 via Roc-A-Fella. First single "Through the Wire" topped out at No. 88 on Billboard' After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed…

  14. Big Stars To Rock Vibe Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to perform at the inaugural Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will be held Nov. 2 Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to…

  15. Loon Celebrates Long-Awaited CD Release

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the recent success of the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack and the "Too Hot for T.V." debut of Bad Boy's Da Band, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his Bad Boy label's track record at their new Universal home has been…

  16. Arista Collects Braxton's 'Ultimate' Hits

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B diva Toni Braxton will cap her decade-plus association with Arista on "Ultimate Toni Braxton," due Nov. 4. The 18-song set sports such smash R&B/pop hits as "Love Shoulda Brought You Home, R&B diva Toni Braxton will cap her decade-plus association with Arista on…

  17. Pharrell Leads Inaugural Vibe Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads the field for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadca With five nominations, Pharrell Williams leads the field for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set…

  18. 2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN. Below is a list of nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa…

  19. Here Comes the Fuzz

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. However, the problem with mix tapes is that, typically as a result of featuring a host of different artists, the DJ's vision gets lost in the process. That is…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & The Last Emperor. REBEL YELL: The fuzz-tone guitars of San Francisco trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club found a receptive audience overseas. Not terribly surprising, since the…

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