1. Hicks Hoping 'Idol' Fans Pick Worthy Winner

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reigning "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks is not worried that his crown might be tarnished by an unworthy successor. Reigning "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks is not worried that his crown might be tarnished by an unworthy successor. Hicks tells Billboard.com he was…

  2. Kate Havnevik

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Norwegian singer/songwriter Kate Havnevik has been featured on episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," sung with Royksopp and has been helped along by star producer Guy Sigsworth. Recently, Havnevik dropped in Norwegian singer/songwriter Kate Havnevik has been featured on episodes of …

  3. Doherty: 'A Lot Has Changed In The Past Week'

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty says people close to him want him to kick his addiction to drugs. "The people I'm closest to have had enough. They've said it's drugs or them," the Babyshambles frontman said today (April Pete Doherty says people close to him want him to kick his…

  4. Underwood Takes Top Honors At CMT Awards

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April 16) at Belmont University's Curb Event Center in Nashville, taking home video of the year and female awards for "Befo Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April…

  5. Klaxons

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "There are already too many good love songs," says Klaxons guitarist Simon Taylor of his band's highly-literate, difficult-to-categorize pop. "We wanted to explore things that were still full of possi "There are already too many good love songs," says Klaxons…

  6. M.I.A. Dropping Second Album In August

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has learned eclectic Sri Lankan artist M.I.A. will release her sophomore album on Aug. 21, not on June 26 as had been reported elsewhere earlier this week. Billboard.com has learned eclectic Sri Lankan artist M.I.A. will release her sophomore album on Aug. 21, not on June 26 as…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music…

  8. 14onTV

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 2 - April 8, 2007. MONDAY, April 2 Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé, Kevin Spacey. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Man Group, Joey Fatone. "B'Day - Upgrade," BET Featured Artist(s…

  9. Billboard Bits: Minogue, Hudson, Spinnerette

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned. In fact, the major expects the recording to be its big fourth-quarter release. And if all goes according to p EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned.…

  10. Chart Beat

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Beyonce, Shakira, Elliott Yamin and more! LIAR, LIAR, CHART ON FIRE: In the nearly 49-year history of The Billboard Hot 100, no song has ever jumped 90 places or more -- until this week. Breaking the old record of an 88-place move, "Beautiful Liar" (Columbia) by the…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Smashing Pumpkins, Art Brut, CMT Awards

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May 22 at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris. European festival appearances will follow through mid-June; the group's firs The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May…

  13. Modest Mouse Steers Its 'Ship' To No. 1 Debut

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this…

  14. Duff Gets Personal On Dance-Driven New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the past decade, she has built a career that began on TV, peaking in 2001 with her title role in Disney's 65-episode As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the…

  15. Krauss, Douglas To Cover 'Hundreds Of Miles' On Summer Tour

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass/country veteran Alison Krauss is taking to the road with Union Station and Jerry Douglas this summer in support of her upcoming compilation "A Hundred Miles or More." The trek begins June 14 Bluegrass/country veteran Alison Krauss is taking to the road with Union Station…

  16. Billboard Bits: Teddy Pendergrass, TV On The Radio, John Mellencamp

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization started by legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass, will host a June 10 benefit at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center to benefit spinal cord injury The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization started by legendary…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill.,…

  18. Garage Rock

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As we welcome in 1962, it looks like another banner year for singles sales so the record business will just keep hummin' along. Of course we can't help but feel a little bit sorry for those companies As we welcome in 1962, it looks like another banner year for singles sales so the…

  19. Fergie Gets 'Glamorous' Atop Hot 100

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of …

  20. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedder, Keith Richards, Jay-Z, Velvet Revolver,…

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