1. Bogota Music Market: 5 to Watch

    September 16, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Colombia is bursting at the seams with music. Bogota Music Market Highlights Burgeoning Colombian Music Scene At the recent Bogota Music Market (BOmm), which took place Sept. 11 and 12 in Colombia's capital, some 16 acts performed for an audience of nearly 1,000 artists, managers,…

  2. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  3. Tomorrowland Expands to Two Weekends in 2014

    December 03, 2013 4:27 PM EST Three days in Boom just aren’t enough. After a sell-out event in 2013 with some epic performances , ID&T’s Tomorrowland will follow in the footsteps of Ultra Music Festival and Coachella for its tenth year by adding a second consecutive weekend. The Boom, Belgium festival boasted over…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Oh, How The Years Go By

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Jason Aldean's '1994' enters the Billboard Hot 100, marking the chart's latest hit whose title doubles as a year. "I was a junior in high school in '94 and Joe Diffie was huge," Jason Aldean told Billboard last year. "I went to the Cherry Blossom…

  5. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 30, 2012 10:45 AM EST Thirty years ago, Michael Jackson unleashed nine tracks that thrilled the world. Here's our look back at each song on his iconic 1982 album, "Thriller." • How 'Thriller' Changed Music • PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's Life • MJ's Biggest Chart Thrills Michael…

  6. Peter Gabriel Launches 'So'-centric Tour, Plots Hiatus

    September 14, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Peter Gabriel 's Back To Front Tour, which begins Sunday, may be the last we see of him for awhile. Gabriel tells Billboard that "there is new music" he's working on, but it will have to wait for a hiatus he's planning after the tour ends in mid-October. "I'…

  7. Fashion Week NYC: Cyndi Lauper Sings, Adam Lambert Debuts Silver Hair

    September 12, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The end of New York Fashion Week is near, and the Tuesday (Sept. 11) shows brought an exciting array of Lady Gaga-worthy fashions and hip '80s pop looks that prove girls still just want to have fun. Read on to see which musicians scoped out the Betsey Johnson show, who debuted a new…

  8. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  9. Michael Franti and Spearhead, "The Sound of Sunshine"

    September 24, 2010 11:05 AM EDT You can't really blame Michael Franti for titling one track on his new studio album "Hey Hey Hey." After all, it was "Say Hey (I Love You)," from 2008's "All Rebel Rockers," that finally brought this Bay Area rabble-rouser his first commercial hit after…

  10. Gogol Bordello, Rick Rubin Team Up For 'Hustle'

    March 23, 2010 4:14 PM EDT Eugene Hütz, guitar strapped over a shirtless shoulder, sweat shining atop his narrow frame, grabs the microphone and raises one arm over his famously mustachioed face, closing the night with a final coda: "We are your fucking friends Gogol Bordello !" Behind, his band of gypsies…

  11. Manu Chao To Play Che Guevara Memorial Concerts In Cuba

    October 09, 2009 12:44 PM EDT French alt-rock artist Manu Chao is in Cuba to play two concerts marking the 42nd anniversary of the assassination in Bolivia of Cuban-Argentine Revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on Oct. 9, 1967. Chao and his band Radio Bemba Sound System last played in Cuba three years ago…

  12. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Incubus and Jason Mraz are also…

  13. El Compa Chuy

    March 25, 2009 5:37 PM EDT Here's a radio-friendly twist on narcocorridos, the popular regional Mexican songs that narrate stories of the drug trade: instead of the song ending in a hail of bullets, it's focused on the party. Sony Music's El Compa Chuy has been a solo artist for a couple of years, but…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over…

  15. Lovebox Festival / July 19-20, 2008 / London (Victoria Park)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The extraordinary proliferation of music festivals large and small has been the talk of the so-called English summer, not just in the business but the wider cultural world. The extraordinary proliferation of music festivals large and small has been the talk of the so-called English summer,…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce…

  17. Foos, Plant/Krauss, Beck To Rock Austin City Limits

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Fes Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David…

  18. 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Hot Latin Song Of The Year: "Mi Corazoncito,” Aventura (Premium Latin) Hot…

  19. Beck, Wilco, Panic Set For Outside Lands Fest

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the first Outside Lands festival, which will be held Aug. 22-24 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. As previously rep Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. My parents had 78 rpm records in the house…

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