1. Sources: EMI May Announce Support For MP3

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Is EMI about to announce support for the MP3 format or some other DRM-free solution? Multiple sources interviewed by Billboard suggest that the British recorded music giant is mulling offering paid do Is EMI about to announce support for the MP3 format or some other DRM-free solution?…

  2. SXSW Finally Confirms First Round Of Artists

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the Nightmares), Mastodon, Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Spoon, Mogwai, the Stooges, the Apples In Stereo and Amy Winehou Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the…

  3. Better 'Late' Than Never: Jones Debuts At No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence from The Billboard 200, Norah Jones earns her third No. 1 on the chart with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note), which sold 405,000 first-week copies in the United States, according After a three-year absence from The Billboard 200, Norah Jones earns her third No.…

  4. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy (also scheduled: Dr. Phil McGraw). "The…

  5. Chart Beat

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses John Mellencamp, Weird Al Yankovic, Lily Allen and more! LET 'FREEDOM'S' RING: John Mellencamp returns to The Billboard 200 in a triumphant way, with the highest-debuting set of his career and his first top 10 album in just over 10 years. "Freedom's…

  6. Beyonce Stays Ahead Of Fall Out Boy Atop Hot 100

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" once again edges out Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" at No. 1 on the Hot 100. This is the ninth week "Irreplaceable" has enjoyed the top position, whil Beyonce's "Irreplaceable"…

  7. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided By Voices. "The Late Show With David…

  8. Pictures Of Lily

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lily Allen knows precisely where she was when she first realized her "Smile" single was taking off in the United Kingdom, where she was for most of the landmarks in her pop career: on the Internet. Lily Allen knows precisely where she was when she first realized her "Smile"…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a quiet 2006, Norah Jones returns with her third Blue Note album, Katharine McPhee looks for post-"American Idol" success and U.K. MySpace phenom Lily Allen crosses the Atlantic in this week's H A CD/DVD package chronicling Madonna's latest stage spectacle, "The…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security s 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his…

  11. Stewart, Connick Jr., Morrison Set For Jazz Fest

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced the lineup for this year's two-weekend event. Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley and Dr. John le Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced…

  12. Billboard Bits: Soles4Souls, Sounds Eclectic 6, Scott Walker

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Mary Wilson and Booker T. and the MGs will perform Feb. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the same "sole" purpose: shoes. Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Mary Wilson and Booker T. and…

  13. Mika, Winehouse Lead New Talent On U.K. Charts

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beirut-born Mika ascended to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Grace Kelly" (Universal Island) yesterday (Jan. 21) in a strong chart for new talent. It was also a triumphant week for Island, as Am Beirut-born Mika ascended to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Grace…

  14. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Shins shoot for the mainstream with their third Sub Pop album, John Mellencamp gets a little boost from Chevrolet to help plug his latest release and Pretty Ricky keeps the teenagers screeching in The self-titled debut from the Good, the Bad & the Queen (Virgin), comprised of Blur…

  16. Allen Storms Brit Awards With Four Nominations

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards, nominations for which reflect Britain's bumper crop of new talent. The pop singer is up for British breakthrough act With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards,…

  17. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Prophets are among us, declares Marcus (Like a Rolling Stone, 2005, etc.): singing and making films, writing novels and poetry. But we rarely listen to them until it's too late. Prophets are among us, declares Marcus (Like a Rolling Stone, 2005, etc.): singing and making films, writing…

  18. Chart Beat

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "Fergalicious," All-American Rejects, his top 10 songs of 2006 and more! FERGIE BRIDGES THE YEARS: While Fergie's "Fergalicious" (will.i.am/A&M) debuted on The Billboard Hot 100 in October 2006 and spent 13 weeks on the chart last year, the song is…

  19. Shiny Toy Guns

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Ghosts? Which room?" we ask as she darts a look to me and pushes Carah Faye’s room key towards me. "This one." Tonight suddenly became a different sort of interesting. 7 december. 1000hrs. seattle, Wash. looms on the morning horizon, a short drive from our gig in Spokane…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation…

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