1. SOJA and the American Reggae Movement: D.C. Band Makes 'Noise' With Highest Debut

    September 04, 2014 1:22 PM EDT "I wanted to be Bob Marley since the first time I saw a picture of him and I still do; what I mean by that is conscious music needs to have a spotlight on it and he did that bigger than anyone who ever lived," explained Jacob Hemphill , lead singer/songwriter of the Washington D.C.…

  2. Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips to Headline Inaugural Hudson Project

    April 01, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and Modest Mouse will headline the inaugural edition of The Hudson Project , a new three-day festival set for July 11-13 in Saugerties, NY. Located at Winston Farm in view of the Catskill Mountains and featuring four stages, an art village and gourmet…

  3. Pitbull Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Top 10 Hit

    January 08, 2014 4:01 PM EST How does new No. 1 single "Timber" stack up against his other smashes? Vote now! On this week's Hot 100 chart , Pitbull's latest party starter -- "Timber," featuring Ke$ha -- ends a four-week run at No. 2 by bumping up to the top spot and giving Pitbull his…

  4. Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young Headlining

    April 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder , Metallica , Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12. The 2012 fest marks the return of Metallica and…

  5. Reggae Band Rebelution Aiming for Best Chart Week Ever

    January 13, 2012 9:38 PM EST After four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart, Rebelution could be on its way to its first top 20 set (maybe even top 10) on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), the act's just-released album "Peace of Mind" is No. 9 -- a great…

  6. Jill Scott Celebrates First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 29, 2011 11:00 AM EDT R&B singer Jill Scott celebrates her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as her fourth studio effort, "The Light of the Sun," debuts atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. She's been notching hits on the chart beginning with her 2000 debut,…

  7. Dave Matthews Band Reveals Summer Mini-Festival Details

    March 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST As tipped here Feb. 22, Dave Matthews Band will stage four regional destination festivals this summer under the Dave Matthews Band Caravan banner, the first of which is set for June 24-26 at Bader Field, former site of the Atlantic City (N.J.) Municipal Airport, the band announced this…

  8. Pitbull Crosses Over with Two New Albums

    October 08, 2010 5:18 PM EDT During an early afternoon in Miami in January, over drinks with two local radio PDs, the conversation turned to Pitbull . "He should come over and join us," said one, and impulsively picked up his cell phone and dialed. No more than 20 minutes later, there was Armando Christian…

  9. Pitbull: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 5:33 PM EDT "Armando" (Mr. 305/Sony Music Latin, TBA) The bilingual rapper released club single "Maldito Alcohol"-similar in sound to English hit "Krazy"-and novelty radio single "Watagatapitusberry" in advance of his Spanish-language release. Producers include…

  10. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  11. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  12. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival headliners will include Jay-Z , Stevie Wonder…

  13. Video: 2009 Chart Stars Talk 2010 Plans

    December 30, 2009 2:19 PM EST As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard's cameras caught up with them at Z100's Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal highlights of 2009 and their big plans for…

  14. Houston Tops Charts, Spider Named After Bowie, Boys Like Girls Release Album

    September 09, 2009 5:28 PM EDT In this Wednesday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Whitney Houston storms to the top of the charts, David Bowie gets an unlikely honor, and Boys Like Girls release their sophomore effort. Whitney Houston is back to No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart with…

  15. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 10:45 AM EDT Like a true diva, Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200 in grand style. "I Look To You" becomes Houston's fourth No. 1 album on the chart, debuting with 305,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's by far Houston's best opening sales week since Nielsen…

  16. Pitbull, "Rebelution"

    September 01, 2009 3:38 PM EDT You either love or hate Pitbull 's music, and sometimes a little of both when listening to the same album. As with the Miami rapper's past releases, his newest set, "Rebelution," is a mix of infectious dance hooks and rapid-fire rhymes-some are clever and fun, others are…

  17. Pitbull Ready For A 'Rebelution'

    August 14, 2009 6:11 PM EDT Last year, the once mighty TVT Records filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and eventually shut its doors, leaving a number of artists in limbo. But for Miami rapper Pitbull , who signed to TVT in 2004 and released four albums on the label, the turn of events provided an opportunity to break free…

  18. String Cheese Incident Stage Rothbury Return

    July 04, 2009 8:33 AM EDT The second day of this year's Rothbury Festival brought a little more joy to what's already been a fertile year for the jam band world. Following the reunions of The Dead and Phish, String Cheese Incident, which hasn't done a full-on public gig in nearly two years, regrouped to…

  19. Ask Billboard: Pitbull, Amanda Marshall, Journey

    May 22, 2009 4:32 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PITBULLL ATTACK Hi Gary! I am not a rap fan, but, as Cuban-born rapper…

  20. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

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