1. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). Fast-forwarding to the present, only one…

  2. Ziggy Marley Embraces 'Family' Ties

    February 17, 2009 3:12 PM EST Ziggy Marley has drafted his siblings, daughter and some superstars to assist on his first children's album, "Family Time," due May 5 from Tuff Gong. Produced by Don Was, the project finds Marley surrounded by his mother Rita, sister Cedella and daughter Judah, as well as Paul…

  3. Green Apple Fest Hitting NYC, Chicago, San Fran

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The second Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will descend on New York, Chicago and San Francisco on Earth Day (April 22) with a lineup that includes Bob Weir & Ratdog, the Decemberists, Taylor The second Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will descend on New York, Chicago and San…

  4. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  5. Billboard Bits: J. Lo, Toni Braxton, Laurie Berkner Band

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Jennifer Lopez, Toni Braxton, Laurie Berkner Band Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions and Sony BMG Film have acquired the rights to the feature film "Reggaeton." The project follows an aspiring New York rapper's relocation to Puerto Rico, where he discovers a…

  6. Becoming A Kid All Over Again

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discovering the joy of a new era of kids music. I absolutely love music. I'm sure that seems like a no-brainer, but it's the main reason I and so many others ended up here at Billboard. Sure, various business-related talents scored these jobs. But it is music that started all of us…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ludacris, Austin City Limits, Jamarama Live!

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ludacris, Austin City Limits, Jamarama Live! Rapper Ludacris will hit the XM satellite radio airwaves beginning in January with his own weekly show, "Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Ludacris' Open Mic." The program will be highlighted by Ludacris' own music…

  8. 'Family Music' Keeps Zanes Busier Than Ever

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month, Dan Zanes has no plans of slowing down. On horizons near and not so far for the popular "family music" maker is a U.S. tour, a Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month…

  9. Billboard Bits: Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin Electronica duo Boards Of Canada has completed work on its next studio album. The as-yet-untitled set will be released in October via Music70/Warp. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Geogaddi," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's…

  10. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…