1. Jackie Evancho On Landing Her First Billboard 200 Hit

    November 29, 2010 2:22 PM EST J ackie Evancho talks and acts like any 10-year-old -- until she opens her mouth to sing. And then it's hard to believe that such a big, commanding voice is actually coming out of this tiny person. But indeed it is, as millions of TV viewers witnessed during this summer's edition of…

  2. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWO TO 1 Hey Gary…

  3. Killing Joke/Ministry Bassist Paul Raven Dies

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of Saturday morning, at the age of 46. Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of…

  4. Billboard Bits: Baby Bash, Voxtrot/Arctic Monkeys, CMJ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on Oct. 16. The set features guest spots from Paula DeAnda, T-Pain and Danity Kane's Andrea, while J.R. Rotem, Jim Jonsin, Felli Fell, Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on…

  5. Spoon, UNKLE, Justice Amid First CMJ Confirmations

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spoon, UNKLE, Justice and Coheed & Cambria are among the first batch of confirmed acts for this year's CMJ Music Marathon, to be held Oct. 16-20 in New York. Spoon, UNKLE, Justice and Coheed & Cambria are among the first batch of confirmed acts for this year's CMJ Music…

  6. Neutral Milk Hotel Not Reuniting For Festival

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cult favorite indie rock act Neutral Milk Hotel was supposedly reuniting to play the Tiny Mix Fest in Minneapolis in August. Trouble is, the band's agent knew nothing of the event. Cult favorite indie rock act Neutral Milk Hotel was supposedly reuniting to play the Tiny Mix Fest in…

  7. Jesu

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With droning guitars and jagged lyrics and melodies, Jesu's music is aggressive without being overbearing, metallic and heavy without being metal. The songs sigh and swell in movements, some changes o With droning guitars and jagged lyrics and melodies, Jesu's music is aggressive…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The instrumental rock of Explosions In The Sky leads the way in a slow week for new releases in this week's Hot Product. Canadian rapper K-OS' "Atlantis -- Hymns for Disco" (Virgin). A live CD/DVD from synth-pop veterans Erasure, "The Road to Nashville" (Mute).…

  9. Explosions In The Sky Ready New Album, Tour

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Instrumental indie rock outfit Explosions In The Sky will on Feb. 20 release "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone," the follow-up to 2003's "The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place," and its first since compos Instrumental indie rock outfit Explosions In The Sky will on Feb.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Allman Brothers Band, Maria Taylor, Pelican

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band will stage their annual run at New York's Beacon Theatre beginning March 22. Tickets for the 13-show extravaganza go on sale Saturday (Jan. 6); plans are in the works to cyber The Allman Brothers Band will stage their annual run at New York's Beacon Theatre…

  11. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homemaker's brand to market compilations for…

  12. No Boundaries

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Africa's quintessential singing group returns with a project where, as the title "No Boundaries" suggests, the legendary all-male vocal ensemble led by Joseph Shabalala steps outside its usual r South Africa's quintessential singing group returns with a project where…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…