1. Outkast's #ATLast Hometown Blowout Brings Erykah Badu, Bun B and More to Atlanta

    September 29, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Janelle Monae, 2 Chainz and a host of Southern rap pioneers were also guests at Outkast's 3-day homecoming concert "One for the money, yes sir, two for the show/A couple of years ago on Headland and Delowe/Was the start of something good" — Outkast, “Elevators (Me & You)”…

  2. Rewinding The Charts: In 1988, Debbie Gibson Bopped To The Top

    June 25, 2014 8:05 AM EDT On this date, the then-17-year-old high schooler-turned-pop star became the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Hot 100 No. 1 Twenty-six years ago, while most high school seniors likely were looking for a summer job, one precocious overachiever was adding a historic…

  3. Disney's 'Newsies' To End Broadway Run, Gets Ready For the Road

    June 23, 2014 12:25 AM EDT After a 2½ year run that defied initial expectations to become the fastest-recouping show in Disney Theatrical's history, Newsies will conclude its Broadway stay on Aug. 24 before embarking on a national tour. The decision comes as something of a surprise given that the show continues to…

  4. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  5. Mary J. Blige's Father Stabbed, Critical

    January 24, 2014 1:35 PM EST Mary J. Blige's father is in critical condition at a Michigan hospital after being stabbed this week during a quarrel with his ex-girlfriend. Police say 63-year-old Thomas Blige was attacked early Thursday morning at his apartment in Battle Creek. Blige's roommate, Michael Thomas,…

  6. SuperHeavy's Dave Stewart Is Feeling 'Possessed' These Days

    August 15, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Dave Stewart 's new solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries," isn't out until Aug. 23. But the former Eurythmics member -- who's also busy producing (Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone ), starting a new band (the all-star SuperHeavy) and putting together several films -- has already…

  7. Chart Juice: Tech N9ne Claims No. 1 Across the Board

    June 16, 2011 5:05 PM EDT It's been a long time coming for Midwest rapper Tech N9ne . This week marks Tech N9ne's first time debuting No.1 on the Billboard charts since he came onto the scene in the late 90s. Tech N9ne's sixth studio album, "All 6's & 7's" lands No. 4 on…

  8. Dave Stewart Stands Up To Cancer, Talks New Solo Album

    June 14, 2010 5:23 PM EDT One morning last fall, musician Dave Stewart woke up with an idea for a new song. But unlike any of his past material, the tune was about inspiring those struggling with cancer. "I just had this 'stand up, stand up, stand up to cancer' thing going on in my head," Stewart…

  9. Legendary Jazz Singer Lena Horne Dies at 92

    May 10, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Lena Horne , the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital…

  10. Tech n9ne, "K.O.D."

    November 06, 2009 3:29 PM EST Out of adversity comes strength. That's the message independent stalwart Tech N9ne delivers on his most introspective project to date, "K.O.D." On the set, he raps his way through a vivid journey to hell and back chronicled in three acts: "Anger," "Madness"…

  11. CMJ: Living Colour / Oct. 23 / Angels & Kings

    October 26, 2009 3:55 PM EDT Given the dizzying range of choices at a five-day event like CMJ, it's hard for a single gig to stand out as a sure thing from its listing alone. One that did, however, was Friday's " Living Colour acoustic set at [Pete Wentz co-owned bar] Angels & Kings," part of WRXP…

  12. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  13. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  14. Lou Reed / Oct. 3, 2008 / Los Angeles (REDCAT/CalArts Theater)

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The performers shared minimal interaction on stage, but when their eyes locked, it provided the performance with welcome jolts of humanity. Noise rock. It's neither noise, nor rock. Discuss. Whatever the connotations, last weekend in Los Angeles was a rock'n'roll sonic…

  15. Snoop Dogg Not Charged In Tour Bus Bust

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer says a bus carrying rapper Snoop Dogg did not have expired tags in a stop that led to two people on board charged with marijuana possession in Texas. A lawyer says a bus carrying rapper Snoop Dogg did not have expired tags in a stop that led to two people on board charged with…

  16. Widespread Panic, Snoop, Of Montreal Star At Rothbury

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got the second day of the inaugural Rothbury Festival started yesterday (July 4). And there was certainly plenty to be hooked on the event' "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got…

  17. Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles,…

  18. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from le Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank…

  19. Ask Billboard

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Tina Turner, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . WHERE'S MIMI? Hi Keith! I always look forward to reading your column. I…

  20. M.I.A., MC5 To Visit New York's SummerStage

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. The…

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