1. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 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. COMPLETE COVERAGE…

  2. Scissor Sisters, "Night Work"

    July 23, 2010 4:28 PM EDT The Scissor Sisters ' third nightlife-themed album, "Night Work," is a return to the glittery, flamboyant pop of the group's 2004 self-titled debut. Inspired by the New York music scene of the late '70s/early '80s, when disco was morphing into house, the set…

  3. Kylie Minogue, "Aphrodite"

    June 25, 2010 11:02 AM EDT "Dance/It's all I wanna do," Kylie Minogue tells us on "All the Lovers," the opening track of her 11th studio album, "Aphrodite." And with electronic specialist Stuart Price ( Madonna , Seal ) at the helm as executive producer, she never leaves the floor.…

  4. Kylie Minogue: Special K

    June 18, 2010 12:31 PM EDT The rest of the world has loved her since the '80s. Now But subsequent sessions were less productive, and Pallot's songs were rapidly supplemented with tracks from a wide range of songwriters and producers, to the point where Minogue became "very confused." "I…

  5. Scissor Sisters Stay Cutting Edge on 'Night Work'

    June 04, 2010 3:49 PM EDT In Europe, the Scissor Sisters are full-fledged pop stars, with No. 1 albums and sold-out tours. But in the United States, the brassy and bold five-piece hasn't managed to break through. The Sisters' 2004 self-titled debut album spent 113 weeks on the U.K. chart, four of them at No.…

  6. Scissor Sisters: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 12:40 PM EDT "Night Work" (Polydor, June 29) Nearly two years after they debuted fresh material at secret shows in New York, the Sisters are finally releasing a new album. Singer Jake Shears has described the record as "supersexual and sleazy," while singer Ana Matronic has called the…

  7. Kylie Minogue Readies New Album, Single For Summer

    April 20, 2010 10:20 AM EDT Australian pop star Kylie Minogue returns to the music scene in June with new single "All the Lovers," the first track from her album "Aphrodite." It is the diminutive singer's first album since "X" in 2007 and her 11th studio album overall. "The single…

  8. The Specials To Make U.S. Return On 'Fallon' Show

    January 25, 2010 9:00 AM EST The Specials, the celebrated British band that reformed in 2009 after more than two decades apart, will play its first North American shows in nearly 30 years in April, starting with an appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on April 13. The Specials are also one of…

  9. Beyonce's 'Single's: Viva Variety

    November 10, 2009 3:57 PM EST When Beyonce released her latest album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," she stated on her official web site , "I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side and it is reflective, passionate and serious…

  10. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. AIN'T…

  11. 'American Idol' Down To Seven As Scott MacIntyre Exits

    April 09, 2009 7:35 AM EDT After much clamoring from the judges, the competition is over for Scott MacIntyre on "American Idol." The 23-year-old piano player from Scottsdale, Ariz., who crooned Survivor's "The Search is Over" in hopes of being saved by the judges, received the fewest number of…

  12. The Ting Tings / May 22, 2008 / London (Astoria)

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like spreadable butter and Chinese capitalism, the Ting Tings are an idea whose time has come, even if not everybody is going to be happy with the end result. Like spreadable butter and Chinese capitalism, the Ting Tings are an idea whose time has come, even if not everybody is going to be…

  13. Ting Tings, Rihanna In Control On U.K. Charts

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British punk-dance duo the Ting Tings conceded top spot on the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "That's Not My Name" (Columbia) to Rihanna's "Take a Bow" (Def Jam/Universal), but had the major consol British punk-dance duo the Ting Tings conceded top spot on the…

  14. Neil Diamond Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond repeated his Billboard 200 feat by entering the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (May 18) with "Home Before Dark." It's his second album chart-topper in the territory, and first with a Neil Diamond repeated his Billboard 200 feat by entering the U.K. album chart…

  15. 12OnTV

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Mar. 19 - Mar. 25, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 19 "TRL" MTV Featured artist(s): Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Fergie. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Joss Stone (also featured: Bernie Mac, Paula Abdul). "Jimmy Kimmel Live…

  16. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project.…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  18. 'Dancin' Queen

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts, but the powers that be in the U.S. may not be as open-minded. Which, to a degree, will hold us back in the U.S.," "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British…

  19. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  20. 80 Years Of Tony Bennett

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his integrity and won't sing a song he does not believe in. He adheres to the philosophy of art for art's sake -- whether Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his…

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