1. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

  2. Chart Juice: Jay Z Nets His Fourth-Largest Sales Week Ever

    July 18, 2013 2:12 PM EDT As expected, Jay Z's latest opus "Magna Carta Holy Grail" debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Unexpectedly, the set beat industry sales projections, as it arrives with 528,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Industry sources had…

  3. Boards of Canada Return with ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’

    April 30, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Boards of Canada are breaking an extremely long drought with confirmation today of a new album, “Tomorrow’s Harvest." The influential electronic duo, comprising Scottish sibling producers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, announced their Warp Records effort will land this June --…

  4. Canada's 'First Lady of Song' Rita MacNeil Dies

    April 18, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Award-winning country and folk singer Rita MacNeil, a beloved Canadian icon who hosted her own variety show in the 90s, was a member of the Order of Canada, and had 10 albums certified gold, platinum to triple platinum,died last evening (April 16) from post-surgical complications. She was…

  5. Rock On the Range 2013: Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Korn Performing

    January 23, 2013 9:05 AM EST Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Papa Roach and many more will be featured at Rock On The Range, the long-running hard rock festival returning to Columbus, Ohio in its seventh year. The 2013 fest will take place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium. The lineup, which…

  6. Brian McKnight Preps New Album, Calls Recent Raunch a 'Parody'

    November 08, 2012 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight is readying a new album for release in early 2013 -- and is somewhat surprised to be doing so. "I hadn't really planned on making another one," McKnight tells Billboard about the tentatively titled "Words." But he says E1, which put out 2011's …

  7. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a template for punk rock during the late 60s. "…

  8. Donell Jones Rewrites Career with New 'Lyrics'

    October 11, 2010 3:30 PM EDT D onell Jones boasts six albums and two top five hits that are radio perennials: "U Know What's Up" (No. 1 in 1999) and "Where I Wanna Be." Despite those enviable accomplishments during a 15-year career-and counting-the R&B crooner has remained fairly unknown. But…

  9. Lenny Kravitz Brings His 'Love' Back Home

    November 02, 2009 4:05 PM EST For Lenny Kravitz , the U.S. leg of his "Let Love Rule" 20th anniversary tour -- which kicked off two weeks ago and wrapped Saturday (Nov. 1) with a headlining gig at the Voodoo Experience festival -- was more than just a series of gigs. It's a long-anticipated return home from…

  10. ABBA Members Settle Suit Over Musical

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the two male members of ABBA, have settled a long-running legal dispute with a Swedish playwright over credits for a musical that was once Broadway-bound. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the two male members of ABBA, have settled a long-running legal…

  11. Fiasco Goes High Concept On Sophomore Album

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool," due Dec. 18 via 1st and 15th/Atlantic. Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool,"…

  12. Lupe Fiasco Unveils New Tunes At Lollapalooza

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at Lollapalooza, including "Superstardom," the first single from his upcoming second album. Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at…

  13. McKnight Teams With Rascal Flatts On New Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included on his upcoming Warner Bros. debut. Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included…

  14. Leak Bumps Lupe Fiasco Album To August

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due June 27, Lupe Fiasco's debut album, "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor," will now arrive Aug. 29 via 1st and 15th/Atlantic. The disc, which is co-executive-produced by Jay-Z, had been she Originally due June 27, Lupe Fiasco's debut album, " Lupe…

  15. McKnight Turns '10' With Warner Bros.

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran vocalist Brian McKnight has inked a new deal with Warner Bros., after previous stops at Mercury and Motown. His tenth album, appropriately dubbed "10," will be released this fall. Veteran vocalist Brian McKnight has inked a new deal with Warner Bros., after previous stops at…

  16. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mosley Music/Geffen Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose"…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado puts pop on the backburner, Keane gets serious, Frank Black doubles up and Diana Ross is unearthed in this week's Hot Product. A CD/DVD combo from Madonna, "I'm Going To Tell You a Secret" (Warner Bros.), chronicling her 2004 Re-Invention tour. The latest…

  18. Donell Jones Album Back On Track

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due last December, R&B singer Donell Jones' fourth album, "Journey of a Gemini," will now be issued June 20 via LaFace/Zomba. Originally due last December, R&B singer Donell Jones' fourth album, "Journey of a Gemini," will now be issued June 20…

  19. Bun B Collaborates With Beyonce, Snoop

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST With his latest Rap-a-Lot 4 Life/Asylum album, "Trill," having scored a No. 6 debut on The Billboard 200 this fall, Houston rapper Bun B will remain visible in the coming months with a host of high-pr With his latest Rap-a-Lot 4 Life/Asylum album, "Trill," having scored a…

  20. Donell Jones Preps New Musical 'Journey'

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Donell Jones will issue his first album since 2002 just before the end of the year. R&B vocalist Donell Jones will issue his first album since 2002 just before the end of the year. Due Dec. 27 via LaFace/Zomba, "Journey of a Gemini" is led by the single "…

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