1. Amsterdam Dance Event GM Richard Zijlma Talks Event Expansion & 2016 Must-Sees

    October 17, 2016 3:07 PM EDT Since its 1996 inception, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has grown and evolved into one of the foremost dance music industry conferences and club festivals of the year. In 2016, ADE reaches even further into the future with programs and panels that gather some of the brightest minds from not…

  2. Top 20 Christmas Rap Songs

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST No one has the type of holiday spirit as a rapper. From Kanye West to Run-D.M.C. , they're spins on Christmas classics or originals range from the hilarious, weird to serious, but all stay true to themselves. Busta Rhymes -- whose Jim Carrey-featured "Grinch" song merely…

  3. Run-D.M.C.'s 'Run D.M.C.' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 27, 2014 11:08 AM EDT It's been thirty years since the release of Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut LP, which made its way to record stores on March 27, 1984. The album is a cultural landmark, introducing legendary rappers Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus their…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  5. Public Enemy's Chuck D: Rap Belongs in the Rock Hall

    December 11, 2012 3:45 PM EST "I've thought since day one that we should be recognized as much as anybody in rock," he tells Billboard As far as Chuck D is concerned, Public Enemy 's upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resonates deeper than just with his group. Rock Hall Headlines •…

  6. NBA Jams: 10 Slammin' Songs For The All-Star Game

    February 26, 2012 4:45 PM EST While fans get ready to watch Kobe, LeBron, Dwight and CP3 in Orlando, Billboard.com is offering its own stellar basketball collection: 10 basketball-themed songs and music videos that will fire up any hoops diehard. From Michael Jackson's b-ball jam to all-star tracks by Shaquille O&…

  7. Naughty By Nature Plans Comeback With 'Anthem' Album

    March 29, 2011 11:37 AM EDT Twenty years after breaking into the mainstream with their self-titled debut album, hip-hop group Naughty by Nature will celebrate their two decade milestone by releasing their forthcoming album, "Anthem Inc," this May. "With 'Anthem Inc' we will be doing some re…

  8. Hall & Oates Bassist T-Bone Wolk Dies

    March 01, 2010 9:50 AM EST Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, who played bass for nearly 30 years with Daryl Hall and John Oates and also recorded with Elvis Costello and Billy Joel, died Saturday (Feb. 27) of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was to have performed with Hall and Oates today as part of the one-year anniversary…

  9. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as the barometer for mainstream yuletide fare.…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z…

  12. Sharpton Marches For 'Decency' In Rap Lyrics

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prompted by calls to censor the words "bitch," "ho" and the "N word" from hip-hop music, National Action Network founder Reverend Al Sharpton and Director of Decency Tamika Mallory led a demonstration Prompted by calls to censor the words "bitch," "…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Alicia Keys is…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Alicia Keys is…

  15. B&E: Gucci Mane

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Gucci Mane. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Atlanta newcomer Gucci Mane isn't the first rapper to be accused of murder. But…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 10-16, 2003. The one thing I'm guaranteed to watch this week will be "The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute." I've got all sorts of personal reasons for tuning in, but above all, the songs and the…

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger MTV has given the green light to second seasons of "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," starring Snoop Dogg, and "Newlyweds," which chronicles the private life of pop singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. New seasons of both shows will begin…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to top new 2002 - Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B…

  19. Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With contemporary nÜ-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the timing couldn't be better for this seven-disc, 142-track boxed set. With contemporary nü-electro artists looking back to the '80s for inspiration (Billboard, July 27), the…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Bob Herbert, who formed the Spice Girls and teen group Five, dies in a car accident in London. He is 57. 1999 - Bob Herbert, who formed the Spice Girls and teen group Five, dies in a car accident in London. He is 57. 1995 - Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia…

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