1. Girls' Generation Announces Comeback Single 'Mr.Mr.,' New Album

    February 10, 2014 9:59 PM EST Anticipation is high for the girl group's new visual after winning the YouTube Music Awards' inaugural Video of the Year Girls' Generation has announced its return to the K-pop scene with a 40-second teaser video for new single "Mr.Mr." that will lead off…

  2. Cee Lo Green Tapped for NFL Song; X-Ecutioners' Rob Swift Joining ESPNU

    August 15, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Sports and music have a long, tangled history, from Julio Iglesias' short stint playing goalie for Real Madrid to No Limit's Master P's (short-term) NBA contract to Lil Wayne's trenchant analysis on his ESPN blog. With a pair of unrelated music-sports news items today, the…

  3. New Black Sheep Album Inspires Native Tongues Reunion

    July 06, 2010 9:26 AM EDT When rapper Dres' phone started ringing nonstop in late May, the main man behind Black Sheep figured it was to congratulate him on his just-released single, "Birds of a Feather," a reunion of the legendary Native Tongues posse-Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest, Dave from De La…

  4. Ask Billboard

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, the Eagles and 1990s R&B groups. NOT YET 'GONE' Dear Keith, I am an avid reader of your column as well as Fred Bronson's " Chart Beat Chat ," and I am hoping you could shed some light on this question for me…

  5. Ex-X-Ecutioner Mista Sinista Readies Debut CD

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former X-ecutioners affiliate Mista Sinista is gearing up to release his debut solo effort, "Heartfelt," due in March. Former X-ecutioners affiliate Mista Sinista is gearing up to release his debut solo effort, "Heartfelt," due in March. The rapper hopes to nab guest spots…

  6. Chart Beat

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kanye's 'Gold Digger' continues to make its mark, Madonna's 'Hung Up' keeps Madonna on the dance floor, plus Brown, Fogerty, Hayes and Ray J. 'GOLD' RUSH CONTINUES: Chris Brown will have to be patient for at least one more week. His first chart entry on…

  7. Fugees' Pras Returns With New Album

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Due June 14, the 13-track set is led by the single "…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  9. Global Soul

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Numerous artists from around the world draw much inspiration from American R&B, hip-hop, and soul. Numerous artists from around the world draw much inspiration from American R&B, hip-hop, and soul. Unfortunately, the bulk of this music rarely finds its way back to the U.S. (The Les…

  10. 7TH ANNUAL JUSTO'S MIXTAPE AWARDS

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 7th Annual Justo's Mixtape Awards. Here are the winners of the 7th annual Justo's Mixtape Awards, which were handed out Dec. 3 at the Manhattan Center Studios in New York at a ceremony hosted by DJ Red Alert: Best Graphics On A Mixtape 2K2: J Love Best West Coast…

  11. Springsteen's 'Rising' Hangs Onto No. 1

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia album, maintains its grip on top of The Billboard 200 for the second-straight week, matching the tenure of his last chart topper, 1995's "Greatest Hit "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen's latest Columbia…

  12. Project Pat Seeks New Weapons Trial

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Project Pat (real name: Patrick Houston), recently convicted on federal weapons charges, is seeking a new trial, claiming that the judge and jury were improperly influenced by his lyrics. The h Rapper Project Pat (real name: Patrick Houston), recently convicted on federal weapons…

  13. Built From Scratch

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. Pioneers in the turntablism movement, the X-ecutioners bring their style to the mainstream with Built From Scratch. The New York-based DJ quartet takes the axiom "the hand…

  14. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope album, "Rock Steady," and he says…

  15. Billboard Bits: Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wiseguys, Shriekback, BET Last year, Rykodisc introduced Nick Drake to a whole new audience following the use of "Pink Moon" in an advertisement for the Volkswagen Cabrio. Now, Mammoth is hoping for similar results with Britain's Wiseguys (led by producer Theo Keating),…

  16. DMB Stays No. 1; Aerosmith, Eve Notch High Debuts

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Sales of Dave Matthews Band's "Everyday" (RCA) fell off more than 61% from its debut week of 732,700 units, but the album still had enough sales power to hold off the competition and open a second wee Sales of Dave Matthews Band's "Everyday" (RCA) fell off more…

  17. Joe St-St-Stays On Top With 'Stutter'

    March 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Joe's "Stutter" featuring Mystikal once again holds off Crazy Town's "Butterfly" to earn a fourth week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Joe can't rest easy, as his single should face a challenge in Joe's "Stutter" featuring Mystikal once…

  18. DMB Leads Slew Of Debuts; 7 Pearl Jam Boots Chart

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band's "Everyday" (RCA) crashes into the top slot of The Billboard 200, selling more than 732,000 copies in the U.S. in its debut week, according to SoundScan. Elsewhere on The Billboard Dave Matthews Band's "Everyday" (RCA) crashes into the top…