1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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"…

  12. 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…

  13. As The Crow Flies

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow sings about the environment, cancer and motherhood, Jack Johnson keeps it breezy, Lenny Kravitz strips it down and Hot Chip delivers brainy electronic rock in this week's Hot Product. Atlantic's soundtrack to the film "Step Up 2," featuring Flo Rida´s No. 1 hit…

  14. Styles Converge On New k.d. lang Album

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST d. lang hasn't treated her fans to new original material in eight years, but that'll change on Feb. 5th, when she releases "Watershed" (Nonesuch). k.d. lang hasn't treated her fans to new original material in eight years, but that'll change on Feb. 5th, when…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery, his 25-year-old…

  16. Singer/Songwriter Dan Fogelberg Dies At 56

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits "Longer," "Leader of the Band" and "Same Old Lang Syne" helped define the soft rock era, died today (Dec. 16) at his home in Maine after battling pr Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits "…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Britney Spears V. The Eagles, The Billboard 200 Chart, Double CDs and more! THE 'RISE' AND FALL OF INSTRUMENTALS Dear Fred, I've been a Billboard chart fan since 1979, first through the various chart shows on radio, then the magazine, now online. I…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2007 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…

  20. Where Has k.d. lang Gone?

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Analyst Keith Caulfield digs up album facts on k.d. lang, Gloria Trevi, and Rascal Flatts. Billboard Analyst Keith Caulfield digs up album facts on k.d. lang, Gloria Trevi, and Rascal Flatts. News Rascal Flatts , Keith Caulfield , Gloria Trevi …

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