1. Billboard Bits: T.I., The Jam, Whitney Houston, Beck, Kandi Burruss And More

    January 19, 2010 5:24 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Atlanta raper T.I ., who was released to a halfway house less than a month ago after serving seven months in prison on a gun charge, is back in the studio to lay down tracks for his next album.…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in…

  3. 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in…

  5. Badu, Scott, Wonder Help Latifah See The 'Light'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among the guests on Queen Latifah's second album for Verve, "Trav'lin' Light." Due Sept. 25, the project was co-produced by Tommy LiPuma a Stevie Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among…

  6. 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…

  7. Billboard Bits: Atlanta Jazz Fest, Kristofferson, Apple Corps

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the slew of artists slated to perform at the 30th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the slew…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>MTV switches off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demands that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for d 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central…

  9. 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…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>MTV switches off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demands that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for d 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  12. Soul Shadows

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The back of the CD booklet has a close-up shot of veteran pianist Joe Sample's long, slender fingers. The back of the CD booklet has a close-up shot of veteran pianist Joe Sample's long, slender fingers. It's the fitting image for, remarkably, his first solo piano album.…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Ro 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. LIGHTING UP: Underground pop-punk act the Alkaline Trio…

  16. B.B. King Album 'Reflects' On Range Of Standards

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran artist exploring jazz, pop, and even country standards, as well as his trademark blues. Due June 10 via MCA, the set finds King performing B.B. King's next album, "Reflections," will find the veteran…

  17. Rural Renewal

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST It's been more than two decades since keyboardist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and saxophonist Wilton Felder recorded together, but this reunion is no romp down memory lane. It's been more than two decades since keyboardist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and saxophonist Wilton…

  18. Crusaders On A Mission Of 'Rural Renewal'

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "They're back." That slogan heralds the Crusaders' first new album in 20 years, "Rural Renewal." Set for release worldwide March 4, the PRA/Verve set features original members Joe Sample (keyboards), Wilton Felder …

  19. Natalie Cole Turns To Jazz

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Natalie Cole has been among R&B and pop's enduring voices for the past 25 years-and she's more than willing to leave those worlds behind. With her Verve debut, "Ask a Woman Who Knows" (due Sept. 17), Cole is ready to be a…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Ro 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's…

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