1. Jessie James, "Jessie James"

    August 11, 2009 3:26 PM EDT Judging by some of the song titles ("Guilty," "My Cowboy," "Wanted") on her self-titled debut, one could say that 20-year-old Georgia newcomer Jessie James lives up to her name as the female version of the American outlaw. The standout track "Bullet"…

  2. Kara DioGuardi To Return To 'American Idol'

    August 03, 2009 2:52 PM EDT As expected, newest "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will return to appear on the show next season, producers and Fox announced Monday. "Kara's spitfire personality and sharp musical sensibility infused 'American Idol' with a new energy last year," said…

  3. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  4. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    July 16, 2009 9:43 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  5. Maroon 5, John Rich Do Sinatra Songs 'Our Way' For iTunes

    July 07, 2009 3:35 PM EDT When Apple rang up Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine to see if he and his band would be interested in recording a classic Frank Sinatra tune, the singer jumped at the chance. "He's definitely one of my all-time favorites," Levine told Billboard.com recently. "He's one of…

  6. Jessie James

    June 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT Growing up a military brat and moving around the country for most of her childhood and adolescent years, Jessie James took harbor in music -- and its paid off. Now, James, born Jessica James, has gone from being the new girl in town to the new "it" girl in music, as her lead single,…

  7. 50 Cent On Wisin Y Yandel

    June 05, 2009 11:28 AM EDT Although 50 Cent has collaborated with countless musicians, few of those tracks made it onto another artist's album. With the reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel and the track "Mujeres En El Club," 50 Cent not only made the album but took it upon himself to promote the song and…

  8. Pitbull, Jeremih Hit Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 21, 2009 12:12 PM EDT Pitbull unleashes his first top 10, "American Idol" spurs movement for Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and the Fray, and Jeremih jumps into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Pitbull’s 10th Hot 100 appearance marks his first top 10, as “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)…

  9. Nesty

    December 09, 2008 5:28 PM EST What does it take to debut on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart at No. 1? A little help from your friends, which in DJ Nesty's case, include reggaeton superstars Wisin & Yandel. Nesty's "La Mente Maestra" on WY/Machete is the latest example of the "duo de la…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard…

  12. Jessie Baylin

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "If you would have ever told me I'd be living in the South, I would have said you got to be freaking kidding me," says singer/songwriter Jessie Baylin of her new Nashville home. "If you would have ever told me I'd be living in the South, I would have said you got to…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 71. 2006 - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in…

  14. Newton Faulkner / April 30, 2008 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The so-called British folk-pop sensation that storms the charts in the U.K. but fails to break in the 'States, has become a kind of cliché. Enter Newton Faulkner. The so-called British folk-pop sensation that storms the charts in the U.K. but fails to break in the 'States, has…

  15. Leona Lewis Makes April Date With U.S.

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' massively successful international debut, "Spirit," is hitting U.S. shores this spring. J/SyCo Music will release the disc here on April 8; first single "Bleeding Love" is at iTunes now, Leona Lewis' massively successful international debut, "…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol"…

  17. Michaelson, Bareilles Anchoring Hotel Cafe Tour

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel Cafe tour, which begins March 6 at the Belly Up in San Diego. Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel…

  18. Sigel Bounces Back With 'The Solution'

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All of the Above," the first single from his new album, "The Solution." Due Dec. 11 via State Property/Roc-A-Fella, the set also sports Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All…

  19. Foo Fighters Celebrate 'Echoes' At NYC Club Show

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Do you guys have the new record?," Dave Grohl teased four songs into the Foo Fighters' surprise show at New York's intimate Fillmore at Irving Plaza last night (Sept. 20). "Do you guys have the new record?," Dave Grohl teased four songs into the Foo Fighters&…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

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