1. Dancing Queen

    November 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST "I wanted a record with no ballads," Madonna says simply about "Confessions on a Dance Floor," due this week via Warner Bros. "I wanted there to be no breaks, with one song segueing into the next -- j "I wanted a record with no ballads," Madonna says simply…

  2. Madonna Confesses

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Her latest studio album due, Madonna sits with Billboard to discuss its content and controversy and more. Madonna is among your busier superstars. On Nov. 15, Warner Bros. will release her latest studio album, "Confessions on a Dance Floor," an upbeat, disco-savvy set that may bring…

  3. Madonna Mulling 'Confessions' Tour

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of her 2004 Re-Invention tour, which grossed $125 million, Madonna tells Billboard she is mulling another round of live dates. "I'm currently exploring the possibility," she says. "If I g On the heels of her 2004 Re-Invention tour, which grossed $125 million,…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I SING THE ELTON ELECTRIC Dear Fred, This week "Ghetto Gospel" by 2Pac featuring Elton John is No. 2 and Elton's brand new single "Electricity" is No. 4 in the United Kingdom (and Elton's opening act on his European tour,…

  5. Moroder, Bee Gees Among Dance Hall Inductees

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The artists, producers, remixers and DJs to be honored are Giorgio…

  6. Moroder, Van Dyk Set For Billboard Dance Summit

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer Giorgio Moroder and top international DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk are confirmed to appear at the Billboard Dance Music Summit, to be held Sept. 20-22 at the Union Square Ballroom in Ne Legendary producer Giorgio Moroder and top international DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk are…

  7. Donna Summer's 'Journey'

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The fall season may be here, but it appears that a return of Summer is just around the corner. It all begins with a new greatest-hits collection, "The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer" (UTV/Mercury/UM), and the enduring artist&…

  8. Bad Girls—Deluxe Edition

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. It is fitting then…

  9. Do You Party?

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. The Soft Pink Truth is the brainchild of Drew Daniel, who is one-half of production outfit Matmos. His genre-trouncing debut, Do You Party?, features stories of sex, drugs, and break-dancing set…

  10. Sin, Win & Grin

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the nÜ-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length debut from West Coast-based duo T.H.E.M., an acronym for Thee Human Ego Maniacs, otherwise known With the nü-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length…

  11. Tangent 2002: Disco Nouveau

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Disco Nouveau, the nÜ-electro movement—also called electrocrash and electroclash—has yet another reason to be cheerful. With Disco Nouveau, the nü-electro movement—also called electrocrash and electroclash—has yet another reason to be cheerful. The robust Disco Nouveau, from Ann Arbor,…

  12. The Anglo Files

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT F-Communications celebrations, Bent's MP3 album, Bob Sinclair pays homage to Cerrone, and the Beta Band returns. F-Comm Celebrations Hit U.K. F-Communications, Laurent Garnier's influential French label, continues its seventh birthday celebrations across Britain this week, hosting a…

  13. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy --…

  14. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi invo The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy…

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