1. Chart Beat Chat: Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Patti LaBelle

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss British acts' success in the states, Rihanna, James Bond theme songs and more! BRITS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY I've been following Leona Lewis’ success in America (I voted for her on “The X Factor” after all!) and am pleased to see a British act doing…

  2. Back In The Race

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the Right Reasons" gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, "Dark Horse." Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang…

  4. Exclusive: Nickelback Talks New Album

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the Right Reasons" gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, "Dark Horse.": "No, because look w Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for…

  5. The Billboard Q&A: Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger laments -- with tongue firmly in cheek -- that "I have to spend a little more time in the studio than the other guys. A little bit." That's what comes with being the chief so Nickelback's Chad Kroeger laments -- with tongue firmly in cheek --…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are…

  7. New Nickelback Album Due In November

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time for the holiday retail season. First single "If Today Was Your Last Day" will hit U.S. radio outlets Sept. 30. Nickelback's next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time…

  8. Beijing Ceremony Introduces Olympic Theme Song

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song “You And Me” at the National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) during the openi U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los…

  10. Shania Twain, 'Mutt' Lange To Split

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Shania Twain and her mega-producer husband, Robert "Mutt" Lange, are separating after 14 years of marriage, according to Twain's spokesperson at Universal Music Group Nashville. Country superstar Shania Twain and her mega-producer husband, Robert "Mutt…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol" is changing the landscape of music,…

  12. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  13. k.d. lang / February 27, 2008 / New York (The Allen Room at Lincoln Center)

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST While countless New Yorkers were at home watching the latest round of fledgelings on "American Idol," veteran Canadian singer-songwriter kd lang treated a rapt Lincoln Center audience to an intimate e While countless New Yorkers were at home watching the latest round of fledgelings…

  14. k.d. lang, Feb. 27, New York

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST While countless New Yorkers were at home watching the latest round of fledgelings on "American Idol," veteran Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang treated a rapt Lincoln Center audience to an intimate While countless New Yorkers were at home watching the latest round of fledgelings…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. My parents had 78 rpm records in the house…

  16. Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales week yet -- as "Sleep Through the Static" climbs on board at No. 1. The Brushfire set moved 375,000 copies in the Uni Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales…

  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. MusiCares Honors Aretha In Los Angeles

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some call her the Queen of Soul. Others refer to her as Re Re or Sister Re. Everyone calls her Aretha. And last night (Feb. 8), Aretha Franklin was known as the MusiCares Person of the Year at a benef Some call her the Queen of Soul. Others refer to her as Re Re or Sister Re. Everyone calls…

  19. Grammy Performances To Celebrate Past, Present

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere" at the annual show. And he hopes Sunday is no exception. Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere"…

  20. Unique Duets Slated For Grammys

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli are among the unique collaborations that will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), the Recording Academ A number of unique collaboratons, including Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh…

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