1. Neon Hitch Shows Who's 'Betta' with First No. 1 Solo Hit

    March 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT After scoring a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as a guest vocalist on Gym Class Heroes ' "Ass Back Home" (which has climbed as high as No. 12 and is now No. 16), British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch notched her first No. 1 as a solo artist last week when her debut single, …

  2. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 1:56 PM EDT U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the record. Melua's fourth album is released by Dramatico May 24 in the U.K.…

  3. Phair Play: Liz Indulges In The Major Label Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long ago the artist was fighting to get off the label. A critic's darling from the start, Capitol had expected the photogenic Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long…

  4. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair 'Phair' Enough Liz Phair's acclaimed early work for Matador was marked by oddball melodies and frank, conversational lyrics, best captured on her lo-fi 1994 Matador debut "Exile in Guyville." But that same combination failed to edge Phair toward superstardom…

  5. Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to be turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired "ER" writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to…

  6. The Matrix Gets Entangled With Bowie, Phair

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" album, will be doing some production work on David Bowie's upcoming album. Matrix member Lauren Christy tells Billboard.com tha The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's …

  7. Avril Lavigne's Music Takes Hold With 'Let Go'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'm starting to make a big name for myself," exclaims Canadian skater-punk princess Avril Lavigne with wonderment. Indeed, with the artist's multi-format Arista single "Complicated" making inroads at top-40…