1. Jeezy Sets 'TM103' Release Date, Calls It His 'Best' Album Yet

    July 19, 2010 5:32 PM EDT After numerous delays, rap star Jeezy announced today (July 19) that his fourth studio album, "TM103," will be released on Sept. 28. The album's first single, "Jizzle," is produced by longtime collaborator Shawty Redd and features Lil Jon . Among the other…

  2. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Willie D from the Geto…

  3. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 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. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUESTION Gary, First, I want to say that "…

  4. Lil Jon Going Global With 'Crunk Rock'

    September 10, 2009 12:31 PM EDT L il Jon is acutely aware that he has kept fans waiting five years for "Crunk Rock," the followup to his 2004 album, "Crunk Juice." But now that the release is finally close to seeing the light of day, he is promising to pull out all the stops. "This album has all the…

  5. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth studio album, "The E.N.D.,"…

  6. Chart Beat: Christopher Cross, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift

    January 22, 2009 2:03 PM EST DOUBLE CROSS: Christopher Cross returns to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his second title to appear on this chart. Yes, that's pop star Christopher Cross, not hip-hop duo Kris Kross of "Jump" fame, who last appeared on this tally 11-and-a-half years ago with "Live and Die…

  7. Easy Jeezy

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy balances commercial/ pop aspirations with core hip-hop sounds on his new Def Jam album "The Recession" ... Young Jeezy balances commercial/ pop aspirations with core hip-hop sounds on his new Def Jam album "The Recession," getting a lift from DJ Toomp, Drumma…

  8. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indi Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup…

  9. Snooper Duper

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the instant-classic video for "Sensual Seduction" as its lead-in, Snoop Dogg's new album, "Ego Trippin'," arrives this week Interscope. The 20-track set was executive-produced by QDT, which stand With the instant-classic video for "Sensual Seduction…

  10. Snoop Dogg

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what's working for the rapper-turned-singer these days. When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what…

  11. Be Your Own Pet Preps Sophomore Album

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The members of Be Your Own Pet are just now breaching their 20s, but time has been good so far for the Nashville-based post-punk troupe. The members of Be Your Own Pet are just now breaching their 20s, but time has been good so far for the Nashville-based post-punk troupe. The quartet is…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, misspelled werds and more! HOW DOES BROOKS FIT IN? Dear Fred, While there is a great deal of talk about Garth Brooks' debut at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, I noticed that songs 2-6 on the Hot Country Chart are all ranked in…

  13. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville native's new single enters Hot Country…

  14. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  15. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  16. Chart Beat

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! MAKING THE 'MOST' OF IT: Rascal Flatts writes its own chapter in chart history as it becomes the first group to have a song reach pole position on both the Adult Contemporary and…

  17. Beck, QOTSA Take 'Detour' For L.A. Festival

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peeping Tom and Basement Jaxx lead the lineup for the first L.A. Weekly magazine-sponsored Detour Music Festival, Billboard.com can reveal. The daylong event will be hel Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peeping Tom and Basement Jaxx lead the lineup for the first L…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I read your columns every week and really enjoy…

  19. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  20. Billboard Bits: Belew, Kitaro, Waters

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Adrian Belew, Kitaro and Heather Waters. Adrian Belew has set Jan. 25 as the release date for his latest solo album, "Side One" (Sanctuary). The nine-track set was recorded with Primus leader/bassist Les Claypool and Tool drummer Danny Carey. "'Side One'…

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