1. Placido Domingo Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 11, 2010 11:45 AM EST Rock and pop crooners from throughout Latin America praised opera icon Plácido Domingo as an inspiration to all Hispanics during a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring the Spanish tenor's career. Domingo, known to popular music audiences for his "Three Tenors"…

  2. Kanye West Tweets Frustrations Towards Media

    November 10, 2010 11:27 AM EST It was only a matter of time before Kanye West lashed out at the media again. Video: George Bush replies to Kanye West's statement Watch: George W. Bush Discusses Kanye West in TV Interview Kanye took to Twitter last night (Nov. 9) to lash out at the "Today" show and host Matt…

  3. Watch: George W. Bush Discusses Kanye West in TV Interview

    November 09, 2010 2:30 PM EST George W. Bush's interview with Matt Lauer, in which the former President discusses Kanye West 's 2005 outburst over his handling of Hurricane Katrina, aired last night (Nov. 8) on a "Matt Lauer Reports" primetime special on NBC. While discussing his just-released memoir, …

  4. Kermit Ruffins, "Happy Talk"

    November 05, 2010 4:42 PM EDT Older fans of New Orleans music probably know Kermit Ruffins as a co-founder of the Crescent City's famed Rebirth Brass Band . Younger listeners, though, are more likely to recognize him from his recurring role on HBO's post-Katrina series "Treme," on which the singer…

  5. Kanye West Replies To George Bush, Talks Taylor Swift

    November 03, 2010 4:22 PM EDT It took George Bush five years to reply to Kanye West 's remarks about him not liking Black people, but it took Kanye just a couple of minutes to respond back. 'Ye called it to 97.9 The Box in Houston and spoke to host Devi Dev about Bush's comments as well as Taylor Swift .…

  6. President Bush Calls Kanye's Katrina Outburst 'Disgusting'

    November 03, 2010 10:47 AM EDT In an interview with Matt Lauer set to run on Monday, President George W. Bush responds to Kanye West 's claim that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" that resulted from the President's handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. According to an excerpt of the…

  7. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Returns To the Studio, Blink-182 Cracks Crude Obama Joke

    August 30, 2010 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Returns To Studio with Ne-Yo Beyonce is back in the studio after taking a break from music earlier this year, according to Perez Hilton. The news follows a tweet by Ne-Yo on Sunday (Aug. 29) in which the R…

  8. 'X Factor' Bans Auto-Tune After Controversy

    August 26, 2010 3:05 PM EDT The U.K. edition of Simon Cowell's music talent show "The X Factor" has announced that auto-tuning software will not be used on contestants' voices in future. Earlier this week, "X Factor" bosses came under fire from viewers for allegedly tweaking the vocal…

  9. Faith Hill Plays Free Show For Katrina's Victims

    August 25, 2010 7:56 AM EDT Faith Hill says giving back just comes naturally for the Mississippi native, and she has a message for those still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. "We are here for you still and you are not forgotten," Hill said before headlining a free concert Tuesday evening (Aug. 24) in New…

  10. Doobie Brothers Go "Crazy' On New Album

    July 06, 2010 4:40 PM EDT Doobie Brothers have reunited with 70s producer Ted Templeman for their first new album in a decade, "World Gone Crazy," which is due out on Sept. 28. Singer-guitarist Tom Johnston tells Billboard.com that the group and Templeman -- who helmed the group's first 10 albums,…

  11. Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars, "Billionaire"

    April 23, 2010 1:23 PM EDT Travie McCoy is taking a cue from B.o.B , enlisting singer Bruno Mars (featured on B.o.B's "Nothin' on You") for his solo debut single, "Billionaire." Formerly known as Travis, the Gym Class Heroes frontman fantasizes about success over a nimble, reggae-tinged…

  12. Kanye West, Suge Knight Go To Court Over Miami Shooting

    April 07, 2010 2:21 PM EDT A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and controversial star Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records and promoter of some of rap's biggest acts, was…

  13. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 PM EST 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. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary, In your "Taking Peaks" series,…

  14. My Morning Jacket Returning To Road With Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    January 29, 2010 3:20 PM EST M y Morning Jacket , the electrifying rock band that took nearly a year away from touring, is set to hit the road in April for a 9-date outing through several Southeastern states. The tour kicks off April 20 in Birmingham, Ala., winds up in Columbus, Ohio on May 2 an includes a stop at the…

  15. Erica Rhodes Whips 'American Idol' Into A Frenzy

    January 28, 2010 5:41 PM EST Erica Rhodes is no General Larry Platt , but the 23-year-old Texan certainly found a special way to stand out at her "American Idol" audition, which aired on Wednesday night. Rhodes, who appeared on "Barney & Friends" as a young girl and is now determined to show how…

  16. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 5

    December 23, 2009 10:45 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 10 "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" (September 2, 2005) Before NBC's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, few people outside of the hip-hop world knew Kanye West. But during a fundraising…

  17. George Strait Set For 'Pure Country' Sequel

    November 16, 2009 5:58 PM EST Country music A-lister George Strait will star in a follow-up to his 1992 film "Pure Country" for Warner Bros. "A Pure Country Gift" is directed by Chris Cain, who also helmed the first film. He co-wrote the new screenplay with his son, "Lois & Clark" actor…

  18. Keith Urban, Sugarland / Oct. 8, 2009 / New York

    October 15, 2009 12:18 PM EDT More than an opening band, Sugarland seemed like co-headliners with Keith Urban on Thursday (Oct. 8) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The band's feel-good 14-song kick-off featured five glowing umbrellas used throughout the performance. Covers of R.E.M.'s "…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Kiss

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM EDT '3,' OH '3': Check out yesterday's Chart Beat for the many highlights of Britney Spears ' Billboard Hot 100 coronation with "3." Perhaps no one is more excited about the achievement than Spears herself. In the wake of her ascension to No. 1, Spears…

  20. Beyonce: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Fans are still getting to know Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé's musical alter ego, formally introduced on the singer's 2008 album, "I Am...Sasha Fierce." Most probably don't know, however, that the singer/songwriter has been friends with Fierce since elementary school. Manager…

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