1. Bareilles, Phair In Banana Republic Campaign

    February 10, 2009 10:50 AM EST Sara Bareilles, Liz Phair, OK Go and Tommy Torres will join five other artists as the faces of Banana Republic's spring and summer ad campaigns. The national campaigns will feature print advertising, window displays and billboards identifying the artists wearing the company's…

  2. Keyshia Cole: Screen Siren

    December 08, 2008 6:05 PM EST Keyshia Cole knows what she wants -- and what the dynamic diva wants right now is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with nothing on it but mayo and mustard. But the waitstaff at the restaurant adjacent to the Affinia Dumont Hotel in Manhattan can't quite seem to get that right. The…

  3. Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of 'Me'

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005's "The Way It Is" and 2007's "Just Like You," Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on "A Different Me," due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005…

  4. Jamie Foxx Taps Into 'Intuition'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx will take a break from Hollywood next month to release his third album, "Intuition." Jamie Foxx will take a break from Hollywood next month to release his third album, "Intuition." Due Dec. 16 from J Records, the set is preceded by the single "Just Like Me…

  5. Brits Rock

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After two commercially unsuccessful albums on Scottish indie Jeepster, Snow Patrol broke big with a move to Fiction/Polydor in 2003. After two commercially unsuccessful albums on Scottish indie Jeepster, Snow Patrol broke big with a move to Fiction/Polydor in 2003. That came with U.K. hit…

  6. Ludacris: Reel Life

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. "I have a new album and two movies coming out within two weeks of each other, so Mr. October is my new nickname,"…

  7. Motown Collects Every No. 1 On Boxed Set

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. The 10-disc package features 191…

  8. Ludacris Lets Listeners Inside His 'Mind'

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris unveiled four tracks from his new album, "Theater of the Mind," for fans last night (Sept. 25) at New York's Tribeca Cinemas, ahead of its Oct. 21 release via Def Jam. Ludacris unveiled four tracks from his new album, "Theater of the Mind," for fans last…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at…

  10. T.I.'s 'Like' Still Tops On Hot 100

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A week after setting a new record with 71-1 jump, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to download sales of more than 176,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A week after setting a new record with 71-1 jump, T.I.'s "Whatever…

  11. Tom Waits Leads Fight Against Ticket Scalpers

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paperless ticketing is emerging as a potential weapon in the efforts of some touring acts to eliminate resellers from the ticket-buying equation. Paperless ticketing is emerging as a potential weapon in the efforts of some touring acts to eliminate resellers from the ticket-buying equation.…

  12. Ludacris' Busy Fall: New Album, Two Films

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris is going to be a busy man this fall. He's completing the final tracks for his sixth Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam album, "Theater of the Mind," due Oct. 21, and that month will also yield co-s Ludacris is going to be a busy man this fall. He's completing the final…

  13. Raven-Symone Plots Post-Hollywood Plans

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Now that she's left Hollywood Records, singer/actress Raven-Symone is looking forward to being an independent artist for her next album. Now that she's left Hollywood Records, singer/actress Raven-Symone is looking forward to being an independent artist for her next album. "I…

  14. Slim

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is no stranger to matters of the heart. Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is no stranger to matters of the heart. Just take a listen to tracks like the vulnerable "Only You" off the R&B quartet 112's 1996 self-titled debut. The former lead…

  15. Rihanna Topples Katy Perry On Hot 100

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "Disturbia" puts an end to the seven-week run at No. 1 by Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" on the Billboard Hot 100, rising 3-1 after selling 148,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rihanna's "Disturbia" puts an end to the seven…

  16. Britney: New, 'More Urban' Album Due In '09

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears says her next Jive album will be out in between six and nine months and that "I think it is more urban," she says in an interview with OK! Magazine. "I'm writing every day, right here a Britney Spears says her next Jive album will be out in between six and…

  17. Hot 100 Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As part of Billboard's celebration of the Hot 100's 50th anniversary, we present a listing of each of the No. 1s by the artists who scored the most in the chart's history. Includes artist name, numbe As part of Billboard's celebration of the Hot 100's 50th anniversary…

  18. Big Boi Gets Political On 'Luscious' Lead Single

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Leftfoot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due in October via Laface/Zomba. Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Leftfoot ... Son of…

  19. Britney Spending Summer In The Studio

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is "spending her summer in the recording studio" to work on her next album, according to a statement from Jive Records and the artist's manager, Larry Rudolph. Britney Spears is "spending her summer in the recording studio" to work on her next album,…

  20. Teairra Mari Back With New Interscope Project

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Teairra Mari, who scored a hit in 2005 with "Make Her Feel Good," is back with a new label, Interscope, and a new single, "No No No." Teairra Mari, who scored a hit in 2005 with "Make Her Feel Good," is back with a new label, Interscope, and a new single, "…

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