1. Ginger Baker Documentary Wins Top Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 3:35 PM EDT "Beware of Mr. Baker," Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night (Mar. 13) at the South by Southwest film awards, but where it might screen next is under wraps. "We have been accepted to a bunch of festivals, but…

  2. Jay Farrar Tackles Woody Guthrie in 'New Multitudes'

    March 09, 2012 2:45 PM EST Collaboration With Members of MMJ, Varnaline & Centro-matic Tops Billboard's Heatseekers Chart The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers' chart , they hit…

  3. 'The Voice': Christina Aguilera Sings Impromptu Duet; Contestants Show Their Blues

    February 28, 2012 2:00 PM EST Memphis-based guitarist and singer Preston Shannon made good case for the blues on the final blind edition episode of "The Voice" Monday (Feb. 27). While the 64-year-old blues veteran with five solo albums under his belt did not get any judges to turn their chairs around, he got…

  4. Machine Gun Kelly Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

    January 30, 2012 11:25 AM EST "Just spent my entire night in a f*cking Florida jail," Machine Gun Kelly tweeted after being arrested -- and shortly released -- for misdemeanor disorderly conduct. "Shit escalated way to quick last night, it always does with us though," he continued to tweet . Freshman…

  5. Swizz Beatz's Resume: The History of a Multi-Tasker

    January 19, 2012 11:45 AM EST In today's fluid economy it's not uncommon to have a second job. A third, fourth, or fifth job though, is something special. And when you're super-producer Swizz Beatz and you have a baker's dozen jobs at once, it's frankly less about saving for a rainy day than…

  6. '21' And Up: The Year of Adele Cover Story

    December 09, 2011 4:50 PM EST Billboard's Artist of the Year & Her Team Speak on Success Newly bleached blonde bouffant a little askew, Early on, the Columbia team concerned itself with reaching out to loyal fans of Adele's first album, "19" -- particularly those Americans who'd come onboard…

  7. Stanley From 'The Office' Drops Bootylicious Video For '2 Be Simple'

    November 29, 2011 6:40 PM EST Leslie David Baker, known to most as the actor plays Stanley on NBC's "The Office," has released his debut music video, and boy it is bootylicious. 'The Office': 18 Best Musical Moments Once a deadpan, get-my-daughter-through-college sales rep, now getting frisky with…

  8. Mary J. Blige Owns NYC With 'My Life' Concert

    November 25, 2011 10:00 AM EST Two days after the release of her latest album "My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)" (Nov. 23), Mary J. Blige invoked the emotional depth of its 1994 companion "My Life" at NYC's Terminal 5, performing her sophomore album in its entirety with the addition of…

  9. Mayer Hawthorne's Style Council

    November 18, 2011 12:20 PM EST Chart Article Mayer Hawthorne's combination of classy blazers with flashy dunks upholds his style standard - flashy but classy. Taking cues from swagger greats such as Frank Sinatra, Hawthorne pays homage both musically and aesthetically to the past. "Frank was a G, man. His fedora…

  10. Hilary Weeks First Mormon to Reach Christian Albums Top 10

    November 04, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Although Christian music is widely known for its imposing diversity in source, style and theme, contemporary inspirational music aimed at Mormons gives the genre an added dimension, as veteran artist Hilary Weeks becomes the first such act to debut in the top 10 on Billboard's Christian…

  11. 'Glee' Stands Up With 'Girls (Run The World)'

    October 05, 2011 12:05 PM EDT This week on "Glee" is all about holding fast to your ambitions in the face of expectations -- from breaking free of your parents' plans for your future to build your own, to believing in yourself even if the world around you disagrees. Of course, there's varying results,…

  12. Hooked: Will.I.Am's Picks for Most Stylish in Music & Rihanna Goes Platinum

    October 03, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Time to get Hooked, our bite sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Will.I.Am Goes Gangster on The Hook I caught up with will.i.am after the Black Eyed Peas performed in NYC Friday night at Pacha and chatted about his unique and dapper style. What key items does he include in his look?…

  13. Sylvia Robinson, Sultry Singer & Hip-Hop Visionary, Dead at 75

    September 29, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Sylvia Robinson , a sultry voiced R&B singer who later formed Sugar Hill Records and dreamed up the first commercial hit in the rap genre, died Thursday at a New Jersey hospital. She was 75. An unconfirmed report from The Urban Daily lists conjestive heart failure as the cause of death.…

  14. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner's investigators said Friday. She was 53.…

  15. Game Releases Book to Tell Story of Long-Delayed 'R.E.D. Album'

    August 30, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Fresh off the release of his much-anticipated fourth studio record, L.A. rapper Game is unleashing his first book. Titled, "The Making of Game's R.E.D. Album" (available in most digital formats with paperback forthcoming), it focuses on the record's studio sessions and…

  16. VMAs 2011: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

    August 29, 2011 12:47 AM EDT As action-packed as the 28th annual VMAs were, not all of the excitement happened on the stage. Here's a baker's dozen things you did not see on TV that occurred before, during and after the show. VMAs: Katy Perry, Gaga & Pregnant Beyonce Steal the Show PHOTOS: RED CARPET | THE…

  17. Long Live the Queen: Aretha Franklin Thrills in Live Return

    August 26, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Eight months after rumors spread that the Queen was dying, Aretha Franklin -- the Queen of Soul -- proved to a hometown crowd that she's very much alive and well. The 69-year-old Franklin was in robust voice and ebullient good humor throughout her hour-and-50-minute concert on Thursday …

  18. Ask Billboard: Whistlers Smother The Hot 100's 10

    August 19, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHISTLERS SMOTHER…

  19. Billboard Bits: Weezy Helps Universal Lock Down Top Four Chart Spots, JoBros Will Reunite 'Eventually'

    August 09, 2011 7:03 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Helps Universal Lock Down Top Four Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Universal Republic becomes the first record company to lock down the top four spots on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay…

  20. Lollapalooza 2011: Two Door Cinema Club Beat the Chicago Heat

    August 07, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club are no strangers to the festival stage, having held their own at several major events, including star-making turns at Coachella and Glastonbury earlier this year. But that doesn't mean the bright-eyed trio was fully accustomed to playing their jangly…

Pages