1. 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…

  2. 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,"…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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"…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 "…

  12. ABBA Members Spar Over Musical Script

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson went to court yesterday (Oct. 17) in a failed attempt to settle a dispute about who wrote the script to one of their musicals. ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson went to court yesterday (Oct. 17) in a failed attempt to settle a…

  13. Gemini

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight's eighth studio album already has a head start, having spun off two adult R&B hits: the Grammy Award-nominated "What We Do Here" and "Everytime You Go Away." But he is bent on showi Brian McKnight's eighth studio album already has a head start,…

  14. THE BILLBOARD 200

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "SEVENTEEN DAYS," 3 DOORS DOWN 2. "Documentary," The Game 3. "American Idiot," Green Day 4. "Gemini," Brian McKnight 5. "Totally Country Vol. 4," Various Artists Issue date: Feb. 26, 2005 News Brian McKnight …

  15. 3 Doors Down Steers Straight To No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's Day shoppers this year, as the group earns the highest-charting set and best sales week of its career with 3 Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was…

  16. The Two Sides Of 'Gemini' McKnight

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Brian McKnight recalls that it was once easier for someone like himself to be considered a mainstream artist. "Seven years ago, maybe, there were eight or nine formats I could be played on," the singer/songwriter says. "But you…

  17. Hot Product

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight Two Sides To McKnight Brian McKnight recalls that it was once easier for someone like himself to be considered a mainstream artist. "Seven years ago, maybe, there were eight or nine formats I could be played on," the artist says. "But you know what? I'm not…

  18. Mars Volta Readying Sophomore Album

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock act the Mars Volta will release its sophomore album, "Frances the Mute," March 1 via Strummer/Universal. Rock act the Mars Volta will release its sophomore album, "Frances the Mute," March 1 via Strummer/Universal. Expanding on the progressive epics of the former At…

  19. Delightful DeGarmo Ready For The Road

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is on the road with the other third-season finalists on a 52-date tour that ends Sept. 30 in Hawaii. Before boarding the tour bus, she sat down to discuss her life and her experiences on Diana DeGarmo is the 11th and latest "American Idol" contestant to appear on a…

  20. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Macy Gray 'Being' There Raspy voiced R&B artist Macy Gray returns this week with her third Epic studio album, "The Trouble With Being Myself." It's the follow-up to Gray's 2001 set "The Id," which debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and has sold…

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