1. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary, In your "Taking Peaks" series,…

  2. Corinne Bailey Rae: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2010 4:37 PM EST Almost as quickly as she showed up, Corinne Bailey Rae has disappeared. The U.K. singer/songwriter just finished a highly abbreviated set at the 150-capacity Joe's Pub -- one of two New York gigs in early December, and her first live dates here since 2007 -- and the standing-room-only…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It was…

  4. Rod Stewart Sued By Law Firm For $3.3 Million

    November 18, 2009 8:55 AM EST A prominent entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro filed the case Tuesday in Los Angeles. The firm has numerous high-profile clients and recently won judgments for architect Frank Gehry and…

  5. Argentine Folk Legend Mercedes Sosa Dies

    October 05, 2009 11:21 AM EDT Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa , who fought South America's dictators with her voice and became a giant of contemporary Latin American music, died on Sunday at age 74, her family said in a statement. Sosa had been in intensive care in a hospital for days with kidney problems. Her…

  6. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the '80s and continues to record, as well…

  7. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Gearing Up For New Releases

    September 08, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is revving back into gear with a live DVD this fall and a new album the trio expects to release in the spring of 2010. "Live" is due out Nov. 10 on BRMC's own Abstract Dragon label, part of the band's new partnership with Vagrant Records.…

  8. Little Joy / June 23, 2009 / New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

    June 24, 2009 6:30 PM EDT For a band that some pegged as yet another Strokes side project, Little Joy managed just fine at its Bowery Ballroom performance Tuesday night (June 23). The sold-out show marked the last stop of the L.A. trio’s American tour, which it completed without guitarist (and Strokes drummer)…

  9. Pink Martini Serves Up 'Splendor'

    June 19, 2009 9:24 AM EDT With three successful records under their belt, eclectic lounge-pop act Pink Martini will return October 13 with "Splendor in the Grass" on the band's own label, Heinz Records. Pink Martini's founder and director Thomas Lauderdale tells Billboard.com the album is "all…

  10. April 12, 2009

    April 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Madonna breaks Elvis Presley’s 37-year record for the most Billboard Top 10 singles by an artist. “4 Minutes,” featuring Justin Timberlake, becomes her 37th Top 10 hit. She had tied Elvis’ record in 2005 with Top 10 hit No. 36, “Hung Up.” 1999 – Country singer Boxcar Willie dies of…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca…

  13. The Strokes Getting Back To Work In '09

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Strokes plan to regroup in February, ending a hiatus that began after touring to promote 2006's "First Impressions of Earth," according to drummer Fabrizio Moretti. The Strokes plan to regroup in February, ending a hiatus that began after touring to promote 2006's …

  14. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder is named…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - DMX guest stars on an episode of the UPN sitcom "…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle marries school teacher…

  17. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British singer Helen Shapiro? I have only recently…

  18. Public TV Donors To Pack Final Police Concert

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden will be packed tonight (Aug. 7) with public television members who'll have gotten far more for their pledges than mere tote bags. Thanks to an unusual collaboration coordinated t Madison Square Garden will be packed tonight (Aug. 7) with public television members…

  19. Prosecutors Oppose Motions In Spector Retrial

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jurors in Phil Spector's upcoming murder retrial should be allowed to hear testimony about blood evidence and the autopsy of the actress he is accused of shooting, prosecutors argued in court document Jurors in Phil Spector's upcoming murder retrial should be allowed to hear…

  20. Devin The Dude Inks With Razor & Tie

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Devin The Dude has signed a one-album deal with independent Razor & Tie and is prepping his fifth album, "Landing Gear," for release this fall. Rapper Devin The Dude has signed a one-album deal with independent Razor & Tie and is prepping his fifth album, "…

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