1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of 'Me'

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005's "The Way It Is" and 2007's "Just Like You," Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on "A Different Me," due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005…

  11. Ask Billboard: Alice In Chains, Anthony Hamilton, Jay-Z

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about Alice In Chains, Anthony Hamilton, Jay-Z and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside…

  12. BBC Airs Lost Beatles Interview Tape

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Beatles interview from the 1960s in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed the way they composed songs together was broadcast on British radio today (July 1) after it was found in a film can A Beatles interview from the 1960s in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed the way…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) sells 442,000 copies in the United Sta 2006 - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a…

  14. Remy Ma Gets Eight-Year Sentence For Shooting

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. The state Supreme Court sentence was handed down today (May 13)…

  15. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / May 1-4, 2008 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time since 2005, offered an emotional conclusion to the 39th annual celebra The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and…

  16. Remy Ma Sentencing Postponed Until Next Month

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma's planned sentencing tomorrow (April 23) for shooting an acquaintance has been postponed until May 13. Her lawyer, Ivan Fisher, tells Billboard.com he "needs more time to prepare a sent Rapper Remy Ma's planned sentencing tomorrow (April 23) for shooting an…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the "Hottest Hot 100" books, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney and more! CHART A LOT'S WEB Hi Fred, I wrote to you about a month or two ago asking about the most recent editions of your books. Thanks to your reply, I purchased the latest [edition of] …

  18. Rappers Remy Ma, Papoose To Marry In Jail

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma, convicted last month of shooting another woman in a fight over missing cash, is planning a jailhouse wedding to her boyfriend, fellow rapper Papoose. Rapper Remy Ma, convicted last month of shooting another woman in a fight over missing cash, is planning a jailhouse wedding to…

  19. Top Artists Sought For World Peace Concerts

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group, has targeted some of the top acts in the world for a series of international concerts to begin May 17. World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group whose mission is to bring peace to the world through a 10-year…

  20. Spears' Father To Remain Conservator

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The father of troubled pop star Britney Spears will retain control over her affairs for about three more weeks, a court ruled yesterday (Feb. 14), even as a new attorney sought to move the case to fed The father of troubled pop star Britney Spears will retain control over her affairs for…

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