1. Monkeys, Foos, Take That Reign At Brit Awards

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters tweaked the script for the Brit Awards 2008, grabbing two awards each tonight (Feb. 20) alongside T It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo…

  2. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST There's a wealth of highly anticipated albums heading into stores in 2008 and Billboard has the lowdown of 20 you should check out, from the Mars Volta and Mariah Carey to Nas. What's the biz to do when the top-selling album of 2007 was a Christmas project, and the second-best was a…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

  4. Dolla

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST If the team behind Roderick "Dolla" Burton is any indication of a promising music career, the Atlanta rapper is well on his way. If the team behind Roderick "Dolla" Burton is any indication of a promising music career, the Atlanta rapper is well on his way. The 20-year-old…

  5. Top 24 Contestants Set For 'American Idol'

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. The tears flowed on "American Idol" last night (Feb. 13) as the show trimmed the competition to 24 semifinalists. They were mostly happy tears for the 12 guys…

  6. Erykah Badu

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Five years on from her last release, Badu is taking listeners to "Nu AmErykah," her upcoming double album. "Nu AmErykah," she says, "is the next place I am in my mind. It's what I hear and create whe Five years on from her last release, Badu is taking listeners…

  7. Egypt Central

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST In 2005, Egypt Central nearly had it made. In 2005, Egypt Central nearly had it made. The quintet had just recorded its debut album with esteemed rock producer Josh Abraham (Korn, Linkin Park) and was signed to Jason Flom's Lava Records, a joint venture between the legendary record exec…

  8. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners , with five…

  9. Flight Of The Conchords Prep Debut Album

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Zealand duo Flight Of The Conchords skewers synth-pop, the French, David Bowie, American R&B, hip-hop and unattainable sexual conquests on its self-titled... New Zealand duo Flight Of The Conchords skewers synth-pop, the French, David Bowie, American R&B, hip-hop and unattainable…

  10. Twice The Badu

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST In her decade-plus career, Erykah Badu hasn't been afraid to wait long periods between projects. But now Badu is making up for lost time. In her decade-plus career, Erykah Badu hasn't been afraid to wait long periods between projects. But now Badu is making up for lost time. Five…

  11. 3-D 'Hannah Montana' Film Rules Box Office

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Hannah" added an extra dimension to the domestic box office this weekend. With an estimated $29 million opening from just 683 venues, Disney's "Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Con "Hannah" added an extra dimension to the domestic box office…

  12. Reis Reloads With The Night Marchers

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST With Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes now defunct, principal member John Reis has transitioned into a new band, the Night Marchers. With Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes now defunct, principal member John Reis has transitioned into a new band, the Night Marchers. The group's…

  13. Ninjas, Raisins Present On BNL Kids Album

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Barenaked Ladies have wrapped work on their first kids album. "Snacktime" is due May 6 via the band's own Desperation Records label and includes 24 new songs. As tipped here last month, Barenaked Ladies have wrapped work on their first kids album. …

  14. Rocko

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST His album's named "Self Made" for a reason. Rapper Rodney "Rocko" Hill gives himself plenty of credit for his booming career as an artist manager-turned-rapper. His album's named "Self Made" for a reason. Rapper Rodney "Rocko" Hill gives…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Babyface, Diana Ross, "American Idol" and more! SHOULD BABYFACE TAKE A BOW? In your most recent Chart Beat column, you state, "Babyface's remake of James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' on the Mercury label climbs 12-10, equaling the…

  16. Bang Camaro

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST On any given night, there might be 18-25 members of Boston's Bang Camaro onstage during a show, with 15 consistent "lead singers" and a backing band with two lead guitarists, co-founders Alex Necochea On any given night, there might be 18-25 members of Boston's Bang Camaro…

  17. Trina Debuts High With Single Ladies' Anthem

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her best when she's engaging in less dirty talk and more personal chit chat. Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her…

  18. Ask Billboard

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Xanadu, Grammys, best albums of 2007 and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . CAST AWAY Keith, I don't understand how the Original Broadway Cast Album of "…

  19. Irish Singer Joe Dolan Dies At 68

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas-style showmanship, has died from a brain hemorrhage, his family announced. He was 68. Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas…

  20. Cuomo Keen On Archival Releases, New Weezer CD

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rivers Cuomo hopes that his new solo set, "Alone -- The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo," is not the last the world will hear of the prolific stash of material that hasn't made it onto Weezer albums. Rivers Cuomo hopes that his new solo set, "Alone -- The Home Recordings…

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