1. Taylor Swift's '1989' Album: 10 Dream Collaborators From 1989

    August 20, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Here are the producers, songwriters and music video auteurs that could make T-Swift's next project truly feel like a blast from the past. "I was listening to a lot of late 80's pop music," Taylor Swift explained to her audience on Monday's big announcement…

  2. Kelly Rowland Reveals 'Talk A Good Game' Features With Beyonce, Wiz Khalifa: Exclusive

    April 05, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Only a dozen songs will appear on Kelly Rowland’s fourth album “Talk A Good Game,” due June 4 on Universal’s Republic Records, but she’ll happily tell you about dozens of others that have been recorded since 2011’s “Here I Am.” “I think I recorded around 70-something songs for this album. I…

  3. Frank Ocean's 10 Best Pre-'Channel Orange' Tracks

    July 11, 2012 12:05 PM EDT When Frank Ocean 's new studio album, "Channel Orange," was released on iTunes late on Monday night (July 9) -- just hours before he made his national TV debut on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" -- the cacophonous noises of opening track "Start" and moody…

  4. 'Glee' Recap: Spiked Punch, One Direction and a Cliche Prom

    May 09, 2012 11:20 AM EDT While "Glee" aired Tuesday night, North Carolina placed a gay marriage ban on its state constitution. On "Glee," two queer-identified women unsuccessfully ran for Prom King and Queen. Last year we watched Kurt's classmates write him in as Prom Queen as a joke, and…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Justin Bieber, Silversun Pickups

    April 06, 2012 5:35 PM EDT As Madonna and Richie claim the Billboard 200's top two spots, consumers are partying like it's 1986. WE LOVE THE '80s: "What's going on family? Can you believe we are sitting on the top of the charts together again?," Lionel Richie Tweeted to Madonna Wednesday …

  6. Gene Watson Tackles Gene Watson in New Hits Collection

    March 27, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Ask any number of country performers from Randy Travis to Joe Nichols to Alan Jackson, and they will tell you that the music of Gene Watson has been one of their biggest influences. That makes the veteran performer beam. "I'm thankful there's some of the newer artists who value…

  7. Smashing Pumpkins' Large-Scale Release Ideas Are 'Maxed Out,' Says Corgan

    September 26, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Billy Corgan says the ambivalent reception to Smashing Pumpkins ' large-scale, diffuse "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope" project is what led the band to create an actual album, "Oceania," that's due out in coming months. "I reached a point where I saw that the…

  8. Sheryl Crow to Auction Off Vintage Car for Joplin Rebuilding Efforts

    July 26, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Some winning bidder will soon be cruising life's winding road in Sheryl Crow 's 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster. The Grammy award-winning singer said Monday that she's auctioning off the classic car next month and that the proceeds will go toward helping rebuild the tornado…

  9. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 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. PEN PALS, READERS…

  10. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 10, 2011 4:46 PM EST We're doing things a little different this week, scrapping the 1-10 rundown for only the most interesting developments on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. As always, you can view the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in our charts section. The biggest story of…

  11. Ice Cube on 'Conan': 'I'm Cuckoo For Cocoa Pebbles, B*tch'

    January 14, 2011 11:37 AM EST In recent years, former N.W.A. member Ice Cube has become involved in more family-friendly outlets, such as his "Are We There Yet?" films and TV show. Now, for his next act, he's selling you cereal. The rapper/actor appeared on "Conan" Wednesday night (Jan. 12) to…

  12. B.o.B. Parties with Rivers Cuomo in 'Magic' Video

    September 03, 2010 2:40 PM EDT B. o.B. has some trippy dreams in his new video for "Magic," featuring Rivers Cuomo. In the clip's opening shots, Bobby Ray wakes up fully dressed, sneakers and all. Things get weird right away when he stumbles into his bathroom and finds an attractive girl sitting on his…

  13. Love Is Blind In Yeasayer 'Madder Red' Clip

    August 17, 2010 11:09 AM EDT They say love is blind, and that appears to be true for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"'s Kristen Bell in the Yeasayer video for "Madder Red." Video: Watch Yeasayer's "Madder Red" The video centers around Bell's relationship with her unconventional pet…

  14. Rhino Boxes Up Erasure Hits, Live Tracks

    February 02, 2009 5:02 PM EST Erasure fans will have a whole lot of music to enjoy this spring, thanks to the four-disc boxed set "Total Pop! -- The First 40 Hits," due April 7 from Rhino. Rhino is also giving an exclusive digital release to "Pop! Remixed," with remixes from Erasure's own Vince…

  15. 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…

  16. Seal Sings From His 'Soul' On New Album

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Exactly a year on the heels of his last album, Seal will unveil another new project Nov. 11 via Warner Bros. Exactly a year on the heels of his last album, Seal will unveil another new project Nov. 11 via Warner Bros. "Soul," as its name indicates, features the artist covering 11…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's awesome, but with this accomplishment, is…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Dolittle, Bjork, "Girlfriend" and more! DOLITTLE? DID NOTHING! Fred: Almost as soon as Melinda Dolittle started singing "Trouble Is a Woman" on "American Idol" this week, I asked myself "Did Fred Bronson recommend this…

  19. Weller Dusts Off Jam Oldies To Begin NYC Run

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Paul Weller dipped into his back catalog with the Jam last night (Jan. 29) during the first of three shows at New York's Irving Plaza. The sold-out gig, for which tickets were being scalped outside fo Paul Weller dipped into his back catalog with the Jam last night (Jan. 29) during the…

  20. Weller Gets Back Into The Jam

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Throughout most of the 1990s, Paul Weller kept his musical past at arm's length, determined to re-establish himself as a solo artist. But these days, he not only drops the occasional Jam or Style Coun Throughout most of the 1990s, Paul Weller kept his musical past at arm's length,…

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