1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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, "…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one fatally, at a…

  7. Midnight Oil Remastering 80s Catalog

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the new Legacy Edition of Midnight Oil's 1987 album "Diesel and Dust" have more updates of the Australian band's vintage material to look forward to, guitarist Jim Moginie tells Billboard.com. Fans of the new Legacy Edition of Midnight Oil's 1987 album "…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  9. New Whitney Houston On Target For Holiday Release

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's first album of original material since 2002 will be out this year, according to BMG Label Group chairman/CEO Clive Davis. Speaking during Billboard's Music & Money Symposium this Whitney Houston's first album of original material since 2002 will be out…

  10. Timberlake Suits Up For Baseball Flick

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The new star of the Corpus Christi Hooks minor league baseball team wants some playing tips. The new star of the Corpus Christi Hooks minor league baseball team wants some playing tips. Justin Timberlake will portray fictional Hooks player Carlton Garrett in the upcoming movie "The Open…

  11. Top 24 Contestants Set For 'American Idol'

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. They were mostly happy tears for the 12 guys…

  12. West, Winehouse Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of wh Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations,…

  13. Santana In A Trio Mood For Next Album

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. The guitarist and bandleader is teaming up…

  14. Brown's 'Exclusive' Return

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Right in time, after his single "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain overtook Soulja Boy's "Crank That" on top of the Hot 100 last week, Chris Brown returns with his sophomore set, "Exclusive" (Jive). Right in time, after his single "Kiss Kiss" featuring T…

  15. Blige Feeling 'Fine' On New Single, Album

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige has unveiled "Just Fine," the first single from her upcoming Geffen album, "Growing Pains." Produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Jazze Pha, the uptempo track comes ahead of the N Mary J. Blige has unveiled "Just Fine," the first…

  16. Billboard Bits: Carlos Santana, Phil Collins, Ricardo Montaner

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash will round out the upcoming Carlos Santana collection "Ultimate Santana," due Oct. 16 via Arista. "This Boy's Fire" was written by Steve Morales, Sean A collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash will round out…

  17. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie Mandel, Amanda Bynes. Late Night with Conan…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2007 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…

  19. Jive: New Britney Album Due Nov. 13

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With her new single, "Gimme More," having just hit the airwaves, Britney Spears' long-in-the-works comeback album is set for a Nov. 13 release via Jive. The Danjahandz-produced "Gimme More" debuted la With her new single, "Gimme More," having just hit the…

  20. Britney Wants 'More' On New Danjahandz Track

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A new Britney Spears track, "Gimme More," is expected to hit the airwaves next week, according to sources at Jive Records. The up-tempo cut, produced by Timbaland right-hand-man Nate "Danjahandz" Hill A new Britney Spears track, "Gimme More," is expected to hit…

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