1. The Medic Droid

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Hector Bagnod and Chris Donathon of the Medic Droid uploaded their first song "Fer Sure" on MySpace, they didn't expect it to result in a record deal. When Hector Bagnod and Chris Donathon of the Medic Droid uploaded their first song "Fer Sure" on MySpace, they…

  2. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Fantasia, Jaci Velasquez, Diane Warren and more! FANTASIA OF THE FUTURE Dear Keith, I have a question about "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino. With the success of her stint on Broadway in "The Color Purple," I wondered if a…

  3. Roc-A-Fella Remaining At Def Jam ... For Now

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster, Billboard.com has learned. Roc-A-Fella artists include Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, M Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster,…

  4. Conjunto Agua Azul

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norteño septet Conjunto Agua Azul is named after a natural spring that resides in its home state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but the group can be heard much farther from there now with help from Norteño septet Conjunto Agua Azul is named after a natural spring that resides in its home state…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation…

  6. Lopez, Anthony Confirm Joint Fall Tour

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As exclusively revealed here last week, superstar Latin husband-and-wife duo Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will tour together for the first time this fall. The trek will kick off Sept. 29 in Atlanti As exclusively revealed here last week, superstar Latin husband-and-wife duo Jennifer Lopez…

  7. Anthony, Lopez Mulling Collaborative Tour

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT They've acted in films together and collaborated on each other's albums, and now husband-and-wife team Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are mulling a combined tour. "Jennifer has never toured," Anthony They've acted in films together and collaborated on each other'…

  8. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  9. Furtado's 'Say It Right' Bests Beyonce On Hot 100

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" ends the 10-week reign of Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with a 2-1 climb. It's Furtado's second No. 1 from her album "Loose," following "Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado's "Say It…

  10. 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists. The honors will be handed out during an April 26 ceremony in Miami. Winners are determined by actual performance on the Billboard charts. Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists. The honors will be handed out during an…

  11. Beyonce Makes It Ten Weeks At No. 1 With 'Irreplaceable'

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beyonce makes it 10 weeks straight atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Irreplaceable," but faces another strong competitor for the throne in Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" which climbs one spot to a new Beyonce makes it 10 weeks straight atop the Billboard Hot 100 with …

  12. Beyonce Stays Ahead Of Fall Out Boy Atop Hot 100

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" once again edges out Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" at No. 1 on the Hot 100. This is the ninth week "Irreplaceable" has enjoyed the top position, whil Beyonce's "Irreplaceable"…

  13. Beyonce Slips By Fall Out Boy To Remain Atop Hot 100

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 but barely edges out Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race," which debuts at No. 2 thanks to 162,000 digital dow Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins an…

  14. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With a host of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a who With a host of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post…

  15. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured artist(s): Johnny Cash, George Jones, Toby…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>While talking to friend and occasional co-writer, Whisperin' Bill Anderson on his cell phone, Steve Wariner is pulled over and given a ticket for driving in an HOV lane with no passenger 2005 - The White Stripes' concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion…

  17. Bambino CD Inaugurating Roc La Familia

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music imprint Roc La Familia. Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music…

  18. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 27 in Hollywood, Fla. Below are the winners of the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 27 in Hollywood, Fla., and broadcast live on Telemundo. The event honors the most popular albums, songs and performers in…

  19. R.E.M., King Crimson Vets Form Slow Music

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex-Ministry/current-R.E.M. drummer Bill Rieflin, Slow Music is one of the more unlikely rock collaborations to emerge Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex…

  20. R.E.M. Reunites With Berry, Buck Plays 'Slow'

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the second time in a year, R.E.M. reunited with original drummer Bill Berry on stage in the group's Athens, Ga., home base. For the second time in a year, R.E.M. reunited with original drummer Bill Berry on stage in the group's Athens, Ga., home base. The action took place…

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