1. Nikka Costa On How Prince Inspired Her Upcoming Album

    April 06, 2017 10:59 AM EDT Nikka Costa says her forthcoming  Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between  "wasn't even meant to be an album." But the success of her residency at Largo in Los Angeles, where Costa sang with a small rhythm section and, as the title suggests, some strings led to the…

  2. INXS Confirm Split: 'It's Time to Step Away'

    November 12, 2012 11:10 PM EST INXS has confirmed that it's calling it quits. The Australian group announced on Monday night that it had decided to bring the curtain down on a career that's lasted 35 years and 11 studio albums, including six that sold platinum or better in the U.S. "We understand that this…

  3. Report: Randy Jackson to Manage Mariah Carey

    November 16, 2011 9:45 AM EST Randy Jackson is adding an A-lister to his dawg pound. The "American Idol" judge is negotiating a deal to manage Mariah Carey 's career, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The duo know each other from their Columbia Records days when Jackson was vice president of A&R…

  4. Adam Lambert Promises 'Sexy' But 'Tasteful' Show on 'Glam Nation' Tour

    June 02, 2010 1:45 PM EDT A dam Lambert promises that it will be safe for anyone offended by his sexually charged performance of "For Your Entertainment" at the 2009 American Music Awards to check out his Glam Nation tour . "I definitely think they'll be comfortable," Lambert said of fans who…

  5. Jamie Lidell Enlists Beck, Feist For 'Compass'

    February 08, 2010 4:39 PM EST J amie Lidell , the celebrated singer and electronic musician known for his unique, soulful voice and funky, improvisational live performances, has enlisted an all-star group of collaborators for his upcoming album "Compass," due May 18 on Warp Records. Guests on "Compass"…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues the free and easy vibe on his latest album, Keane rediscovers its mojo on album number three and Lucinda Williams rocks out with abandon in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne's "Gossip in the Grain" (RCA). Country artist Billy…

  7. Lidell Finds Sunshine With 'Jim'

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Although British soul/pop singer Jamie Lidell loves his adopted hometown of Berlin, he ushered himself to Los Angeles for the recording of his third album, "Jim." Although British soul/pop singer Jamie Lidell loves his adopted hometown of Berlin, he ushered himself to Los Angeles…

  8. Billboard Bits: Nikka Costa, Ne-Yo, The Format

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nikka Costa says she'll self-release her next, as-yet-untitled album, due in late spring or early summer. The former Virgin artist has a new song, "Maybe Baby," running in promos for the NBC series "L Nikka Costa says she'll self-release her next, as-yet-untitled…

  9. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project.…

  10. Superstar Artists Enrich Moore's 'Sensation'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's upcoming album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to…

  11. Ask Billboard

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Blondie and more. FAVORITES Hey Keith, I've recently been wondering about a couple artists that have, for the most part, gone unnoticed with the mainstream media. Specifically, I would like to know how much…

  12. Hot Product

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The third solo album from former Pavement leader Stephen Malkmus, "Face the Truth" (Matador). The Joshua Redman Electric Band's "Elastic" (Nonesuch). A new album from rock outfit the Wallflowers, …

  13. Costa Preps New Set, Joins Kravitz Tour

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nikka Costa has set a May 24 release for her second Virgin album, "can'tneverdidnothin'," which was originally expected last year. Nikka Costa has set a May 24 release for her second Virgin album, "can'tneverdidnothin'," which was originally expected…

  14. Billboard Bits: Prince, Mr. Cheeks, Fantasia

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Prince, Mr. Cheeks, Fantasia Prince has made a new track, "Silver Tongue," available exclusively via his online NPG Music Club Store. The cuts's lyrics were penned by Nikka Costa, whose own "Push & Pull" has been covered live by Prince in the past. Members…

  15. Here Comes the Fuzz

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. However, the problem with mix tapes is that, typically as a result of featuring a host of different artists, the DJ's vision gets lost in the process. That is…

  16. Sparta, Glassjaw Strap In For SnoCore

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows a Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's…

  17. Billboard Bits: Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell A limited number of tickets to the NAMM: The International Music Products Association star-studded benefit concert still available. The 2003 NAMM Concert Honoring Sir Elton John: A Benefit for Music Education, presented by Yamaha, will be held…

  18. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  19. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers…

  20. Kravitz, N.E.R.D. Lead 'Blue Crush' Set

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "If I Could Fall in Love," the latest single from rocker Lenny Kravitz, leads the eclectic Virgin soundtrack to the surfing film "Blue Crush." The track, which also appears on Kravitz's 2001 Virgin al "If I Could Fall in Love," the latest single from rocker…

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