1. New Orleans Jazz Fest / April 23-25 / Fairgrounds Racetrack

    April 27, 2010 6:00 PM EDT With three days of memorable performances by artists as varied as Simon and Garfunkel , Drake , My Morning Jacket , the Allman Brothers , and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 23-25) demonstrated just why the yearly…

  2. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  3. Videos of the Week: Rihanna's a 'Rockstar,' Kate Gosselin Dances to 'Paparazzi,' 'Glee' does Oprah

    April 09, 2010 6:28 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Rihanna channels her innner "Rockstar" on "Idol," Kate Gosselin performs for "Paparazzi" on "Dancing with the Stars," the "Glee" cast gets love from Oprah and Michelle Obama, Justin…

  4. Lin Yu Chun Wows the World, Alicia Keys Talks Tour Hits

    April 09, 2010 4:03 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, everyone is talking about Lin Yu-Chun, the young Taiwanese man who wowed judges, Susan Boyle -style, on the American Idol-like show Super Star Avenue with his rendition of Whitney Houston 's hit "I Will Always…

  5. Lin Yu Chun Dubbed 'Taiwan's Susan Boyle' After Singing Whitney Houston

    April 08, 2010 1:36 PM EDT Move over, Boyle-dozer! There's a new overnight singing sensation in town. Lin Yu Chun is the latest TV talent show contestant to draw worldwide attention, after the Taiwanese 24-year-old wowed viewers of "Super Star Avenue" by singing Whitney Houston's version of the…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 2/27/2010

    February 27, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @trvsbrkr (Travis Barker): When I'm out at breakfast…

  7. Choc Quib Town, "Oro"

    February 26, 2010 3:10 PM EST While pop superstars Shakira and Juanes -or, at the other end of the spectrum, cumbias and vallenato-get all the attention when it comes to Colombian music, Choc Quib Town shows that there's much more to discover. The Afro-Colombian hip-hop trio benefits from skilled, anthemic flows and…

  8. Alicia Keys Joins Mary J. Blige As Headliner Of 2010 Essence Festival

    February 23, 2010 3:06 PM EST Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J , Estelle , and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup featuring Gladys Knight , Earth, Wind &…

  9. Jaheim's 'Without You' Single Climbs R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    January 08, 2010 4:20 PM EST One of the more refreshing songs climbing Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is Jaheim 's "Ain't Leaving Without You." It's the lead single from the singer's Feb. 9 Divine Mill/Atlantic album, "Another Round." Like Charlie Wilson 's…

  10. Ivan, "Fantasia"

    November 20, 2009 2:58 PM EST Young crooner Ivan's "Fantasia" is a throwback to '70s and '80s grupero, a Mexican genre that spawned some of Latin music's most enduring acts and classic songs. Grupero straddles pop and regional Mexican, offering hopelessly romantic ballads and midtempo cumbias…

  11. Ask Billboard: Latest Greatest Hits, Part 2

    October 23, 2009 5:37 PM EDT 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. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT After Britney Spears topped the Billboard Hot…

  12. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 17, 2009 3:19 PM EDT With five nods to its name, Latin Grammy darling Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for awards in the Album of the year and Best Urban…

  13. Timbaland Talks Up His Beaterator Music Game

    September 01, 2009 4:16 PM EDT One of the common complaints about music games like "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" is that they only mimic the experience of making music and teach nothing about how to create the real thing. Regardless of whether you agree with that criticism, it raises a fair point. In…

  14. Ask Billboard: Steve Vai, Jay-Z, Radiohead

    August 07, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 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. GO FIGURE Requests came in this week for sales recaps of various artists, so…

  15. Queen Latifah Returns To Rap On 'Persona'

    July 27, 2009 11:21 AM EDT The world sees plenty of Queen Latifah (real name Dana Owens) these days-at movie theaters, on magazine covers, in CoverGirl ads-but it rarely hears new music from her. Latifah's last two albums consisted entirely of jazz and soul standards. "Trav'lin Light," released in…

  16. Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

    July 17, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely. "I think it's a matter of having opportunities that are available," Haynes…

  17. Iggy Pop, Ron Wood Sign On For Benefit Concert

    April 08, 2009 9:54 AM EDT Punk rock icon Iggy Pop and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, no strangers to drug and alcohol abuse, will perform at a fundraiser in Los Angeles next month for musicians struggling with their addictions. Pop, who turns 62 this month, will be a "special guest" at the fifth…

  18. Galactic, Cracker, Travis Tritt On Board For Free Green Apple Festival Shows

    March 24, 2009 10:56 AM EDT Galactic, Cracker, Travis Tritt and Soulive are among the artists who will play free "Green Apple Thank You Concerts" in various venues in ten different cities on Earth Day (April 19). The concert audiences will be filled entirely with volunteers who participate in simultaneous…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  20. Keyshia Cole: Screen Siren

    December 08, 2008 6:05 PM EST Keyshia Cole knows what she wants -- and what the dynamic diva wants right now is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with nothing on it but mayo and mustard. But the waitstaff at the restaurant adjacent to the Affinia Dumont Hotel in Manhattan can't quite seem to get that right. The…

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