1. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift, The Script, Alanis Morissette

    November 12, 2010 6:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'SPEAK'…

  2. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. Janet Jackson presented her music…

  3. Mario Teams With Akon, Timbaland On New Set

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Almost three years after the release of his sophomore project, 2004's "Turning Point," which spawned hit singles like the Ne-Yo penned "Let Me Love You," R&B singer Mario will return July 31 with Almost three years after the release of his sophomore project, 2004&…

  4. Omarion Joins Ne-Yo, Mario On Scream 5 Tour

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer and former B2K frontman Omarion has been added to the lineup for the Scream 5 tour, joining fellow young vocalists Ne-Yo, Pretty Ricky and Mario as well as rapper Yung Joc. R&B singer and former B2K frontman Omarion has been added to the lineup for the Scream 5 tour,…

  5. Pitbull Rounds Up Mario, Twista For New Album

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cuban rapper Pitbull's sophomore album "El Mariel" is set for a late June release via TVT. Cuban rapper Pitbull's sophomore album "El Mariel" is set for a late June release via TVT. The set features appearances from Mario, Twista and Lil Jon, as well as…

  6. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five years. "I couldn't have predicted…

  7. Pharrell, Snoop, Sean Paul To Rock South Africa

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST South African fans will be among the first to hear material from Pharrell Williams' repeatedly delayed Interscope solo debut, "In My Mind," when the rapper headlines the People's Celebration series of South African fans will be among the first to hear material from…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 ("Ain&…

  9. 50 Cent, Green Day Reap Major Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night (Dec. 6), as each nabbed six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. Mariah Carey won five awards, whil Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night …

  10. Destiny's Child Makes Summer Tour Plans

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With European commitments coming to an end this weekend, Destiny's Child is eyeing an extensive North American tour that will last through the summer. With European commitments coming to an end this weekend, Destiny's Child is eyeing an extensive North American tour that will last…

  11. Mario Faces Career 'Turning Point'

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The transition from teen to young adult can be difficult enough on its own, but imagine making that change in front of a fickle public. That was the situation facing 3rd Street/J Records artist Mario as he began preparing his sophomore album, …

  12. Hot Product

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario 'Point' Break Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Mario will release his sophomore album, "Turning Point," this week via J Records. The Scott Storch-produced single "Let Me Love You" has already hit 11 different Billboard charts, reaching new peaks this week…

  13. Mario Spreads 'Love' On Sophomore Album

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Mario will release his sophomore album, "Turning Point," Dec. 7 via J Records. Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Mario will release his sophomore album, "Turning Point," Dec. 7 via J Records. The Scott Storch-produced single "Let Me…

  14. Bow Wow Barks Support For Youth Computing

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event will be sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's…

  15. Billboard Bits: Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years J Records chairman/CEO Clive Davis has endowed $5 million to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to create the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, Billboard Bulletin reports. The department will offer a four-year Bachelor of…

  16. New Keith Album 'Unleashed' At No. 1

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's fans were "Unleashed" at retail last week, snatching up 338,000 copies of his new DreamWorks album, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more than enough to debut at the top The Billboard 200 Toby Keith's fans were "Unleashed" at retail last week,…