1. Rihanna To Star in U.K. Reality Show: Video

    July 11, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Rihanna's latest interest takes her to the wonderful world of reality! It's long been rumored that the "We Found Love" singer would be hosting a fashion reality show, but now it's finally official. Ri-Ri is signed on to executive produce and appear on the new style…

  2. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  3. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  4. Prince Harry Gets Crown ... on U.K. Albums Chart

    June 05, 2012 9:45 PM EDT For just the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 title. For only the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 album. This time,…

  5. Public Enemy's Two New Albums Will 'Talk to Each Other,' Says Chuck D

    May 23, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Public Enemy plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its recording career not only by dipping deeply into its past -- 1987's "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" -- during its concerts but also by unleashing a wealth of new music. Frontman Chuck D tells Billboard.com that the iconic rap…

  6. Doug Dillard, Banjo Great Who Crossed Genres, Dies at 75

    May 17, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75. A spokesman told AOL's country blog, The Boot , that Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness. Along with his brother Rodney, the…

  7. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce 14-City U.S. Tour

    April 23, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Three of the biggest names in Latin music-salsa singer Marc Anthony, romantic balladeer Marco Antonio Solis and pop vocalist Chayanne-are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will take them to 14 cities, the trio announced during a press conference at the American Airlines Arena. The tour, called …

  8. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known song, "This Land is Your Land."…

  9. Bob Henry, Producer of Pioneering 'Nat King Cole Show,' Dies at 92

    March 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Helmed Variety Shows for Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Carpenters, Among Others Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows including "The Nat King Cole Show" and "The Flip Wilson Show," has died. A Tuesday statement from the Pageant of the…

  10. Chart Highlights: Adele, Taylor Swift, Madonna Notch New No. 1s

    March 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Adele ascends to the Adult Contemporary summit, Swift crowns Country Songs and Madonna is the dancing queen again Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  11. Madonna, 'MDNA': Track-By-Track Review

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Deluxe Explicit Album Bonus Tracks: "Beautiful Killer" A concept song, certainly. Madonna goes on about how there's a "gun in my mouth" and "maybe that's what you've been dreaming about" and "maybe I'll let you shoot me down." There&…

  12. Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Firings, Plays Down Mariah & Beyonce Rumors

    February 08, 2012 9:55 AM EST Also in New Interview, Takes a Swipe at 'The Voice': 'How Many Records Have They Made?' Simon Cowell has some explaining to do, and he's never been one to mince words. The X Factor creator and judge spoke at length about the bloodbath at occurred on Monday, Jan. 30,…

  13. Chart Highlights: Flo Rida Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    February 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Good Feeling" Flo Rida As…

  14. Etta James Remembered By Wonder, Aguilera at Memorial Service

    January 28, 2012 6:10 PM EST Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingly honest. The Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James in a rousing speech, describing…

  15. Richard Thompson Preps New Album of 'Folk-Rock Power Trio Music'

    January 25, 2012 3:35 PM EST Richard Thompson is working on "another electric album," which he plans to record in May and hopefully release before the end of the year. The wrinkle this time, Thompson tells Billboard.com, is that he's recording with a trio that includes his regular rhythm section of bassist…

  16. 'It's A Shame,' Says Seal of Split with Heidi Klum

    January 24, 2012 5:45 PM EST Just a day after Seal and Heidi Klum confirmed their separation, the singer appears on Tuesday's (Jan. 24) "The Ellen Show" to promote his new album, "Soul 2." He took a moment to talk about the split that surprised many of their fans. Seal & Heidi Klum Announce…

  17. Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Talk Failed Marriage in New Reality Show

    January 20, 2012 5:30 PM EST J ennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are going to let cameras capture their candid conversations about their marriage falling apart during the first episode of their new show, "¡Q'Viva The Chosen!" airing on Jan. 28 on Univision and later on an English-language version of the…

  18. Etta James, Soul Icon, Dies at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:40 AM EST Etta James , the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera , is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last…

  19. 2012's Most Anticipated Debut Albums

    January 19, 2012 5:45 PM EST Chart Article 2012's Biggest Debuts Meet 17 New Artists Whose Time is Now Sales have leveled out, but artists can kick-star careers with a click. It's a good time to be new. Meet 17 acts whose debut albums will win your ears in 2012. 2012 Album Preview: This Year's Best Bets…

  20. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

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