1. 'Got Talent' Kid Jackie Evancho Earns Susan Boyle Comparisons

    August 12, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Watch out, Susan Boyle . Here comes Jackie Evancho. A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was chosen by YouTube viewers to compete on NBC's "America's Got Talent" stunned the judges and audience Tuesday night with her big voice. Video: Jackie Evancho on "America's…

  2. Will.i.am Doesn't Support New Michael Jackson Album

    August 03, 2010 10:30 AM EDT A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material in his vaults. But Jackson collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is vehemently opposed to the idea. "I don't think that should ever come out. That's bad," he said.…

  3. Jimi Hendrix Estate Sued by Former Bandmate

    July 15, 2010 12:06 PM EDT L onnie Youngblood was a hotshot sax player on the New York club circuit in the mid-1960s when he crossed paths with Jimmy James, a young musician who was turning heads with his dazzling virtuosity on the electric guitar. After briefly playing in Youngblood's band, James went back to…

  4. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert…

  5. 'Glee' Leads Emmy Nominations with 19 Bids

    July 08, 2010 10:25 AM EDT "Glee," the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them, was a top Emmy nominee Thursday with 19 bids, including for best comedy series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele. The leading nominee was the gritty, unsparing World War II…

  6. John Mellencamp, "On the Rural Route 7609"

    July 02, 2010 12:00 PM EDT "On the Rural Route 7609" isn't a boxed set meant to show off how many hits John Mellencamp has. There's no "Small Town" or "Hurts So Good"--most of the big ones aren't here. Instead, this handsomely packaged four-disc, 54-track collection …

  7. RZA's 'Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix' Movie Trailer Debuts

    June 29, 2010 1:02 PM EDT "Fans of Kung Fu, this one's for you!" So begins the trailer for RZA's "Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix," the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind's directorial debut. Video: RZA's "Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix" Trailer The "brand new martial arts…

  8. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 8:28 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'" Simon recalled. "I was completely…

  9. Justin Bieber Debuts 'Never Say Never' Video With 'Karate Kid' Jaden Smith

    June 01, 2010 5:33 PM EDT J ustin Bieber and "Karate Kid" star Jaden Smith show off their dance moves and have a studio bonding session in the video for "Never Say Never," a duet for the movie's soundtrack. Video: Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith, "Never Say Never" "I never had the…

  10. Local Natives: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 24, 2010 4:14 PM EDT Dates: Through Aug. Support: Suckers Ticket prices: $14-$16 (Purchase tickets here ) With favorable comparisons to such indie-rock titans as Fleet Foxes , Grizzly Bear , Vampire Weekend and Animal Collective , Los Angeles-based rock outfit Local Natives have been warmly embraced by the music…

  11. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 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. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF THE CHART? Hi Gary, With the "Glee"…

  12. POTW: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Usher, Trey Songz

    May 07, 2010 12:19 PM EDT Justin Bieber , Jon Bon Jovi , Queen Latifah and Jessica Simpson kicked it with President Obama at the White House Correspondents' dinner pre-party in Washington, DC, Taylor Swift and Lea Michelle glammed up for the Time 100 Gala at the Time Warner Center in New York City and Fall Out…

  13. Dr. Dog, "Shame Shame"

    April 16, 2010 3:23 PM EDT On its latest album, "Shame, Shame," Philadelphia rock band Dr. Dog combines elements of soul, "Sgt. Pepper"-esque psychedelia and old-fashioned rock'n'roll to highlight darker lyrical themes not found on previous releases. But balancing these cheery influences…

  14. Black Keys Taking 'Brothers' On Tour

    April 01, 2010 4:50 PM EDT T he Black Keys aren't taking a break after their busy 2009. The duo has announced a summer tour beginning June 2 in Salt Lake City, as well as the track list for their new album "Brothers." Fan who buy tickets for the tour from the Black Keys' website will receive a copy…

  15. Album, Rock Charts Celebrate Anniversaries

    March 23, 2010 1:05 PM EDT LONG PLAY: 54 years ago this week, the Billboard 200 began its storied history. In the issue dated March 24, 1956, the 10-position Best Selling Pop Albums survey appeared, marking the chart's launch on a weekly basis. Billboard had printed album rankings on an intermittent schedule as…

  16. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 9:08 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen , key members of Earth, Wind & Fire , and producer-composer David Foster . Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White are being honored in addition to Foster and…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16, 2008. This week, it rebounds to No. 123…

  18. The Clark Sisters, "Family Christmas"

    November 13, 2009 2:24 PM EST The Clark Sisters ' new holiday album, "Family Christmas," is truly a family affair as sisters Twinkie, Karen, Jacky and Dorinda are joined by younger members of the Clark clan. Karen's son, J. Drew Sheard, penned the gorgeous track "Beautiful Christmas," which…

  19. Springsteen, Wonder Celebrate Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    October 30, 2009 10:45 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors music's most treasured acts, but this time it was the hall's turn to be feted. Bruce Springsteen , Billy Joel , Stevie Wonder and more celebrated the hall's 25th birthday with a concert that included all-star collaborations, spellbinding…

  20. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, which seems perfectly fitting for Stewart,…

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