1. Joss Stone Rocks The Vote With New Song

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST British singer Joss Stone is playing her part to encourage Americans to vote today (Nov. 4) in the 2008 president election. "I keep having interviews about trying to encourage people to vote, and peop British singer Joss Stone is playing her part to encourage Americans to vote today (Nov…

  2. Akon's New 'Freedom' Comes With Fresh Sound

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Although there are some signature "Konvict" songs on his forthcoming album "Freedom," Akon says his fans should expect a new style on the Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Records set, due Dec. 2. "Now we Although there are some signature "Konvict" songs on his…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, w 2006 - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV…

  4. Chart Beat Chat: Elton John, 'The Twist,' AC/DC

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Elton John, "The Twist," AC/DC and more! ELTON'S NIGHTS ON BROADWAY Hi Fred, You mentioned the cast album for "Billy Elliot" in today's Chart Beat. I loved [Elton John's] "Aida" (I have both the original cast recording…

  5. Ask Billboard: Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city,…

  6. The Billboard Q&A: Ryan Adams

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams' music is often overshadowed by his eccentric behavior and the pure volume of his recorded output. But on "Cardinology," released Oct. 28 via Lost Highway, his songs are the real story, not Ryan Adams' music is often overshadowed by his eccentric behavior and…

  7. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mariah Carey, Michael…

  8. Foos, QOTSA Rock Blackberry Launch Party

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters brought their arena rock show to a much smaller stage last night (Oct. 29) at the 1,400-capacity Avalon in Los Angeles, during a private concert with Queens Of The Stone Age to help p The Foo Fighters brought their arena rock show to a much smaller stage last night (Oct. 29)…

  9. Barenaked Ladies' Page Gets Reduced Drug Charge

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A drug charge against Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page was significantly reduced yesterday (Oct. 28) by an upstate New York court. A drug charge against Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page was significantly reduced yesterday (Oct. 28) by an upstate New York court. The…

  10. Beyonce Upstages Jay-Z, Wayne At Radio Show

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo brought major star power to Power 105's Powerhouse concert last night (Oct. 29) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., but it was a surprise appearance by Beyonce that Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo brought major star power to Power 105's Powerhouse…

  11. Ryan Adams Plays Late Lunch Gig In NYC

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams and the Cardinals celebrated today's (Oct. 28) release of their new Lost Highway album, "Cardinology," with a surprise eight-song acoustic performance at Soho's tiny Cafe Select. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals celebrated today's (Oct. 28) release of their new…

  12. Usher Mulling 'Worldwide' Album

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher plans to make his next album a "worldwide entertainment experience." The project will be "all about adapting new musical styles in creating a unique blend between what I know works here in Ameri Usher plans to make his next album a "worldwide entertainment experience…

  13. 'High School Musical 3' Is Top Of The Class

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disney's theatrical matriculation of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" went deliriously well this weekend, as the telefilm-spawned sequel registered a genre-record $42 million in estimated opening Disney's theatrical matriculation of "High School Musical 3: Senior…

  14. Lady Gaga, "The Fame"

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It'd be easy to dismiss a 22-year-old debut artist sporting a blonde Cher wig, hooded Catwoman suit and glowing staff she calls the "disco stick"—but not if she delivers an album full of hits. It'd be easy to dismiss a 22-year-old debut artist sporting a blonde Cher wig,…

  15. Think Pink

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "'Heartbreak is a Motherf*cker' is what I originally wanted to name the album," laughs Pink of "Funhouse," due this week via LaFace/Zomba. "'Heartbreak is a Motherf*cker' is what I originally wanted to name the album," laughs Pink of "…

  16. Clear And Present

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams' music is often overshadowed by his eccentric behavior and the pure volume of his recorded output. But on "Cardinology," due this week via Lost Highway, his songs are the real story, not Ad Ryan Adams' music is often overshadowed by his eccentric behavior and…

  17. Ask Billboard: LaBelle, RBD, Tim McGraw

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about LaBelle, RBD, Tim McGraw and more Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. GREATEST…

  18. Simple Plan Download To Benefit Cancer Charities

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the artist turned to songwriting as a method of therapy. When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was…

  19. Chart Beat Chat: The Wailers, Ulf Ekberg, Britney Spears

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss reggae bands on the Hot Country Songs chart, Ulf Ekberg, Britney Spears' "Womanizer" and more! NASHVILLE, JAMAICA Dear Fred, It's worth noting that the song "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," which was No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs…

  20. Beyonce Adopts 'Fierce' Alter-Ego

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," revealing an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due Nov. 18 via Music Wo Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha…

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