1. Larry Heard on Kanye West Sampling Him For 'Fade' & Mr. Fingers' Rebirth

    October 10, 2016 12:19 PM EDT Since Kanye West released The Life Of Pablo in February, he's unveiled three official singles from the record. "Famous" spawned a public showdown with Taylor Swift , while "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" sparked a meme, but the most successful single to date on the R…

  2. Angie Stone Duets With the Late Soul Great Teddy Pendergrass on Classic 'Love TKO': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 24, 2015 12:41 PM EDT The velvet tones of Teddy Pendergrass, R&B’s original Teddy Bear, will be heard once more when Cleopatra Records releases Duets - - Love & Soul . The Aug. 21 duets album is comprised of 12 new studio tracks featuring the late Pendergrass teaming with such guests as  The Stylistics ,…

  3. Chart Highlights: Colbie Caillat Returns With 'Hold On'; Volbeat Victorious At Rock

    November 25, 2013 7:30 PM EST The singer/songwriter debuts on Adult Pop Songs with the first single from her next album Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  4. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  5. TV on the Radio: Don't Confuse These Songs for TV Themes

    July 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Despite no affiliation, Ed Sheeran's song 'The A Team' is conjuring thoughts of B.A. Baracus, mohawks and a cool black van. A new hit by an artist born in 1991 is bringing back memories of a TV show that went off the air in 1987. British newcomer Ed Sheeran enters the Billboard…

  6. Ask Billboard: Paulina Rubio, Black Eyed Peas, Marvin Gaye

    June 12, 2009 3:17 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. PAULINA POWER Hola Gary! My e-mail is regarding Paulina Rubio's…

  7. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  8. TV One Brings Back 'Unsung'

    May 18, 2009 10:59 AM EDT The lives and careers of Supremes founding member Florence Ballad, Minnie Riperton, Shalamar and Melba Moore will be the focus of TV One's second installment of its "Unsung" series. Coinciding with the start of Black Music Month (June), the one-hour biography program will…

  9. Chart Beat

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from David Cook, Donna Summer, Jody Watley and more! 'TIME' IS ON HIS SIDE: The longest run of No. 1s by solo females in the history of the Adult Contemporary chart is over. After a 36-week reign by Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" (19 weeks),…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono s 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the…

  12. Watley Helps Long Beach Jazz Fest Turn 20

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. Jody Watley…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Tracy Lawrence, Mariah Carey and more! WAITING ON A 'FRIENDS' Dear Fred, This week, Tracy Lawrence sets a new record on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. His song, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," hit No. 1 in its 41st week on the chart,…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono s 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the…

  16. 32OnTV

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 7-14, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 7 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jody Watley. "Djangomania!" Sundance Channel Featured artist(s): Django Reinhardt, Quintet of the Hot Club of France. "Gene Simmons Family Jewels,…

  17. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about the Pussycat Dolls, Goldfrapp and Jody Watley. IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH Greetings Keith, I have been a big fan of Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls since her days in Eden's Crush. Could you tell me how many copies of the Dolls CD have…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>R&B vocalist Jody Watley says she was told "by the powers that be" at Atlantic Records that although they intend to release her album "Flowers" outside of the U.S., the label will no 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny G, Diana Krall, and Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway are big winners at the Billboard/BET On Jazz Awards, presented at the BET On Jazz Studios in Washington, D.C. Awards include 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support…

  20. CHART BEAT

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Hilary Duff, Elvin Bishop and Jody Watley. LUCKY NUMBER : Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) hits the 13-week mark as the No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to…

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