1. Are Vinyl Subscription Clubs the Future of Analog Listening?

    January 13, 2015 1:11 PM EST Nick Alt anticipated the recent resurgence of vinyl pretty early on. For years, the Los Angeles-based musician and producer (he counts St. Paul Peterson of Prince 's bands the Family and the Time as an acquaintance and did production for Pomplamoose 's Nataly Dawn) has been buying…

  2. The 10 Best Albums of 2014

    December 11, 2014 1:40 PM EST 0 Ed Sheeran, Jenny Lewis, Run The Jewels and more were among the artists behind this year's most mesmerizing full-lengths. The Billboard.com Critics' Picks albums list is always difficult to finalize -- with so many great albums to consider each year, how can a group…

  3. 'Source Energy and Universal Truths': Exploring The New Music of Jaden & Willow Smith

    November 26, 2014 3:55 PM EST The world focused on an outlandish interview, but what about the music the interview was promoting? It's been a little over a week, and yet, I still can’t get over this . Jaden and Willow Smith 's joint exclusive with the New York Times ' T Magazine is difficult to wrap one…

  4. Keyshia Cole Collects Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 16, 2014 6:59 PM EDT Also making chart waves: Tinashe, Traci Braxton, NehruvianDOOM & Chris Brown. Keyshia Cole returns to a familiar spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums , as the singer collects her third No. 1 set with the arrival of Point of No Return . The effort -- her sixth in total, and all reached…

  5. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Frozen' Exits Top 10 After 39 Weeks

    September 19, 2014 9:19 PM EDT Also: Katy Perry's PRISM rebounds, U2 & the Beatles score a combined 11 charting albums. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Lecrae scored his first No. 1 with Anomaly -- the only album to top both the Billboard 200 and Gospel Albums chart. It debuted with 88,000 copies…

  6. Billboard Bits: Nicole Scherzinger, Polvo, MySpace

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Originally expected Oct. 16 and then bumped to Nov. 20, Pussycat Doll vocalist Nicole Scherzinger's Interscope debut, "Her Name Is Nicole," has been shifted to a February release. Originally expected Oct. 16 and then bumped to Nov. 20, Pussycat Doll vocalist Nicole Scherzinger&…

  7. Academy Is..., Say Anything Triumph At mtvU Woodies

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Academy Is..., Say Anything and Boys Like Girls were the big winners last night (Nov. 8) at the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The college music network awarded seven wooden statuettes at the high-energ The Academy Is..., Say Anything and Boys Like Girls were the big winners last night (Nov. 8)…

  8. The Shins Head Nominees For mtvU Woodies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, the Shins lead the pack for the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The group is up for Woodie of the year, the alumni Woodie and the viral Woodie honors. Modest Mouse, Gym Class Heroes, With three nominations, the Shins lead the pack for the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The group is…

  9. Stone's Throw Acts Get Animated On CD/DVD

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the collaborative CD/DVD set "Chrome Children," due Oct. 3 via Stones Throw/Adult Swim. Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'XM Artist Confidential,' 'Rising Son,' +/-

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live recordings from Coldplay, Robert Plant, Tori Amos, Willie Nelson and Phil Collins will be found on "XM Artist Confidential, Vol. 1," drawn from exclusive performances on the satellite radio provi Live recordings from Coldplay, Robert Plant, Tori Amos, Willie Nelson and Phil…

  11. Billboard Bits: Danger Doom, Underworld, 'Weird' Al

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Danger Doom, Underworld, 'Weird' Al Danger Doom's collaboration with Cartoon Nework's Adult Swim continues with the release of a new EP for free exclusively through AdultSwim.com. The first track, "Corn Dogs," will be released Monday (May 15), with eight…

  12. Four Tet 'Kicks' Back With Compilation

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released this summer. Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released in mid-July. The 20-track set…

  13. Danger Doom Hopes To Make Second CD

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its first Epitaph album, "The Mouse and the Mask," debuting this week at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 41 on The Billboard 200, Danger Doom principal MF Doom tells Bil With its first Epitaph album, "The Mouse and the Mask," debuting…

  14. B&E: MF Doom

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: MF Doom. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A heaping buffet of underground hip-hop and B-movie samples, MF Doom's "MM.…