1. Band Of Horses / June 11, 2009 / New York (Carnegie Hall)

    June 15, 2009 6:21 PM EDT "This is the first time we've ever really done anything like this," proclaimed Band of Horses vocalist Ben Bridwell during he and his bandmates’ Special Acoustic Performance at Carnegie Hall. The indie ensemble chose a hallowed Manhattan theatre -- no hipster haven -- as the…

  2. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium…

  3. Lauryn Hill Adds Stockholm Jazz Fest To European Tour

    April 21, 2009 9:52 AM EDT Organizers say former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be the headline act for the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July. Festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman says the hip-hop and R&B singer will perform at the five-day event as part of a 10-stop European tour. It will be the second time Hill has…

  4. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

  5. Nelly Furtado Launches Indie Label

    March 16, 2009 6:00 AM EDT Pop star Nelly Furtado is not the first major-label musician to start her own label, but she is one of the few to do it with an indie. Furtado is launching Nelstar in cooperation with the Canadian independent label group Last Gang Labels. The Toronto-based electro-dance band Fritz Helder &…

  6. Motown Stars Mark 50th Anniversary In Detroit

    January 12, 2009 12:31 PM EST A variety of Motown alumni returned to Hitsville USA today (Jan. 12) -- in Studio A, which the Four Tops' Abdul "Duke" Fakir referred to as "hallowed ground" -- to officially kick off a year-long celebration of the famed label's 50th anniversary. Fakir was joined…

  7. Chart Beat: Madonna, Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce

    December 29, 2008 11:42 AM EST <img width="1" height="1" src="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/images/spacer.gif" alt="" />A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat column will return the week of January 5, 2009 after a brief break to brin FREQUENT FLYER 'MILES': When Madonna…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2004 - The third…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Juno,' Travis, 'Yes We Can'

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rhino will aim to extend the "Juno" phenomenon by combining the soundtrack and the subsequent collection "Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs" into a single, deluxe edition of the album. Rhino will aim to extend the "Juno" phenomenon by combining the soundtrack…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2001 - E Street Band…

  12. Britney, Mariah, Usher, Lil Wayne Earn MTV VMA Nods

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher and Lil Wayne all receiving nods. MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, with…

  13. Boz Scaggs Tackling Standards On New Album

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Scaggs -- who's currently finalizing a label deal for the planned September release of "Speak Low" -- tells Billboard.com that the follow-up to 2003&…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and "Nothing From Nothi 2006 - Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which premieres a month later on the music channel. 2006 - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an…

  16. Q&A: David Archuleta of 'American Idol'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Just seventeen, David Archuleta is the youngest contestant still in the running to win season seven of "American Idol." In this Billboard exclusive, the Utah native opens up about the vocal paralysis Just seventeen, David Archuleta is the youngest contestant still in the running to…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole OpryHouse. Switchfoot is named artist of th 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th…

  18. As The Crows Fly

    March 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After flying high for a decade, Counting Crows reached a crossroads in late 2006, when singer Adam Duritz found himself in a downward spiral of rock star excess and overwhelming depression. After flying high for a decade, Counting Crows reached a crossroads in late 2006, when singer Adam…

  19. Top Artists Sought For World Peace Concerts

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group, has targeted some of the top acts in the world for a series of international concerts to begin May 17. World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group whose mission is to bring peace to the world through a 10-year…

  20. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay…

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