1. Chart Beat Shakers

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboard 200 this week with its self-titled new album, which starts at No. 1. Hot Shot Debuts: "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboard 200 this week with its self-titled new…

  2. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown, Sergio Mendes, Nylon Tour

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown will re-release his sophomore Jive album, "Exclusive," in an expanded edition on June 3. Chris Brown will re-release his sophomore Jive album, "Exclusive," in an expanded edition on June 3. The disc will contain several new songs, including the upcoming single …

  3. Ledisi / February 15, 2008 / New York (Highline Ballroom)

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ledisi's performance at New York City's Highline Ballroom was emotional both for performer and audience; it was like a religious experience. Ledisi's performance at New York City's Highline Ballroom was emotional both for performer and audience; it was like a religious…

  4. 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…

  5. Paramore Anticipates Jimmy Eat World Tour, Grammys

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST What's on Paramore singer Hayley Williams' mind these days? In addition to looking forward to the Paramore/Jimmy Eat World co-headlining spring tour announced todayWilliams is definitely thinking abou What's on Paramore singer Hayley Williams' mind these days? In addition…

  6. 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 "…

  7. Ask Billboard

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Seal, Grammys, the Police and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . SEAL THE DEAL Hi Keith, A few weeks ago Seal's "System" debuted at No. 35 on The…

  8. West, Winehouse Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of wh Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations,…

  9. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  10. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Despite its stellar 2002 debut, "Blazing Arrow" (MCA), the duo of MC Gift Of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel has gone…

  11. Monterey Jazz Fest Sets 48th Lineup

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, the Pat Metheny Trio, Branford Marsalis and John Scofield are among the artists lined up for California's 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, which will be held Sept. 16-1 Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, the Pat Metheny Trio, Branford Marsalis and John Scofield…

  12. Blackalicious Polishes Its 'Craft'

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." …

  13. Forever, for Always, for Luther

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Still suffering from the after-effects of a diabetes-induced stroke, R&B icon Luther Vandross has been the focus of numerous tributes. Still suffering from the after-effects of a diabetes-induced stroke, R&B icon Luther Vandross has been the focus of numerous tributes. The latest is…

  14. Freelon, Cubanismo Set For San Jose Jazz Fest

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups Cubanismo and the Yellowjackets are among the acts booked for the 14th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups…

  15. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  16. Both Sides

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult contemporary front. After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult…

  17. Soulsinger

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The true test of any CD is the repeatability factor: how it bears up under multiple plays. Soulsinger passes the exam with flying colors. The true test of any CD is the repeatability factor: how it bears up under multiple plays. Soulsinger passes the exam with flying colors. Written and…

  18. Soul Power

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Framed by the U.K.'s unwavering reverence for all things soulful, this 16-track compilation is a contemporary treat that showcases both U.S. and U.K. Framed by the U.K.'s unwavering reverence for all things soulful, this 16-track compilation is a contemporary treat that showcases…

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