1. John Legend's Brother, Vaughn Anthony, Ready For Spotlight

    May 11, 2009 5:12 PM EDT John Legend didn't have to look very far to find his next protégé. After two years of helping him develop as an artist, the R&B singer is gearing up to introduce his younger brother, Vaughn Anthony, as the second signing to his HomeSchool Records imprint. "[Vaughn] has a great…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Kat DeLuna, Bob Mould

    January 07, 2009 3:19 PM EST Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a Jan. 19 concert at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theater, at which he'll be backed by a live band. Tickets for "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change" go on sale Friday (Jan. 9) from Ticketmaster. Jay-Z…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee,…

  4. Akon's New 'Freedom' Comes With Fresh Sound

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Although there are some signature "Konvict" songs on his forthcoming album "Freedom," Akon says his fans should expect a new style on the Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Records set, due Dec. 2. "Now we Although there are some signature "Konvict" songs on his…

  5. Social Distortion, Motorhead Anchor Musink Tour

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion and Motorhead have been tapped to headline the inaugural 25-city Samsung Mobile Musink Tattoo and Music Festival, which will also feature popular tattoo artist and cable TV personali Social Distortion and Motorhead have been tapped to headline the inaugural 25-city Samsung…

  6. Kat DeLuna Splits With Epic

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Kat DeLuna, best known for her 2007 hit single "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, has split with Epic Records, according to reps for the artist. Pop singer Kat DeLuna, best known for her 2007 hit single "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, has split with Epic…

  7. 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Hot Latin Song Of The Year: "Mi Corazoncito,” Aventura (Premium Latin) Hot…

  8. Cagle Accused Of Punching Fan's Boyfriend

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chris Cagle was cited for misdemeanor assault in Tucson, Ariz., after allegedly punching a fan's boyfriend in the face. Chris Cagle was cited for misdemeanor assault in Tucson, Ariz., after allegedly punching a fan's boyfriend in the face. The 39-year-old country singer had finished…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee,…

  10. Mana, Camila, Belinda Take Home MTV Latin Awards

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Mexican rockers Mana, pop trio Camila, teen diva Belinda and Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne were the big winners at last night's (Oct. 17) Premios MTV Latin America honors. With two awards each, Mexican rockers Mana, pop trio Camila, teen diva Belinda and Canadian…

  11. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Glen…

  12. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  13. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hayden Panettiere. "The Tonight Show with…

  14. After Five-Year Absence, UGK Scores First No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in a big way as "Underground Kingz" debuts at No. 1. The hip-hop troupe's first chart-topper, the Jive set moved 160,000 copi After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in…

  15. Dance Fever

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On a recent summer day in New York, newcomer Kat DeLuna would not let a little heat or humidity dampen her spirits. On a recent summer day in New York, newcomer Kat DeLuna would not let a little heat or humidity dampen her spirits. In fact, it appeared to only heighten her overall positivity.…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Texas rap titans UGK return with a new album after a five-year layoff, Bruce Hornsby makes his first foray into instrumental jazz with the help of two esteemed players and Kat DeLuna quickly makes her A new album from rock combo Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, "This Is Somewhere" …

  17. Twista Cut From McDonald's Live Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's has pulled rapper Twista from its free 10-city parking lot tour, citing the Chicago-based hip-hop artist's "controversial lyrics." McDonald's has pulled rapper Twista from its free 10-city parking lot tour, citing the Chicago-based hip-hop artist's …

  18. Ne-Yo, Twista Go Live With McDonald's

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's has announced its entrance into the live music business. The fast food giant will host a free 10-city tour with performances from Ne-Yo, Kenna, Kat DeLuna, the Dey, Single File, Twista and McDonald's has announced its entrance into the live music business. The fast food…

  19. McPhee Enrolls For Sorority Flick With Faris

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting debut as a pregnant hippie in an untitled comedy starring Anna Faris. McPhee, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings and comedian "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting…

  20. Kat DeLuna

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's not every day that the president of a major record label refuses to let an untested artist leave an audition without a contract being signed. But that's exactly what happened to up-and-comer Kat It's not every day that the president of a major record label refuses to let…

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