1. Bjork, Interpol, Jesus & Mary Chain Usher In Coachella

    April 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New material from Bjork and Interpol, the first major concert of the Jesus & Mary Chain's first tour in nine years and high-profile sets from hot U.K. exports Amy Winehouse and the Arctic Monkeys New material from Bjork and Interpol, the first major concert of the Jesus & Mary…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  3. Lavigne Sweeps Charts As 'Girlfriend' Tops Hot 100

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" scores the artist her first Hot 100 chart-topper as it moves 3-1, a day after its parent album, "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "Girlfr Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" scores the artist…

  4. Raconteurs In The Thick Of Recording New Album

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs are in a Nashville recording studio working on the follow-up to their 2006 debut "Broken Boy Soldiers" and hope to have a new album out sometime next year. The group, which features Jac The Raconteurs are in a Nashville recording studio working on the follow-up to…

  5. 50 Cent Ropes In Dr. Dre, Eminem For 'Curtis'

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper 50 Cent has Dr. Dre, Eminem and Timbaland in his corner as producers on his new album, "Curtis," due June 26 via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope. Akon, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke Rapper 50 Cent has Dr. Dre, Eminem and Timbaland in his corner as producers on his…

  6. Timbaland Holds At No. 1 On The Hot 100

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off Akon's former chart-topper "Don't Matter," which is No. 2 Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly…

  7. Ex-Beta Band Members Become 'Aliens'

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Beta Band members John Maclean and Robin Jones will release their first album as the Aliens, "Astronomy for Dogs," June 19 via Astralwerks. Ex-Beta Band members John Maclean and Robin Jones will release their first album as the Aliens, "Astronomy for Dogs," June 19 via…

  8. Bullet For My Valentine In The Thick Of New Album

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans attending Bullet For My Valentine's current North American dates will hear a new song, "Scream, Aim and Fire." And guitarist Michael Padget says there's more where that came from. Fans attending Bullet For My Valentine's current North American dates will hear a…

  9. Timbaland Soars To No. 1 After Sales Explosion

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake explodes 42-1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to sales of 248,000 digital downloads. This is the second biggest leap Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin…

  10. Linkin Park's 'Midnight' Special

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's new midtempo rocker "What I've Done" may sound familiar when you hear it blaring from radios. The track, which hit multiple rock formats April 2, boasts the empassioned singing and thick Linkin Park's new midtempo rocker "What I've Done"…

  11. Time Off Recharges Travis For New Album

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Travis is a band that likes its mystery, which is the first of two reasons that singer Fran Healy named the Brit-rockers' fifth album "The Boy With No Name." The second is that the record is named for Travis is a band that likes its mystery, which is the first of two reasons…

  12. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Pepsi, Z100 Zootopia

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters have re-signed with RCA Records, for which they've recorded since 1999's "There Is Nothing Left To Lose." The group is about to hit the studio with producer Gil Norton, who was previo The Foo Fighters have re-signed with RCA Records, for which they've…

  13. Schnauss Says Hello Again With 'Goodbye'

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After laboring for the better part of two years, German electronica artist Ulrich Schnauss has set a July 10 release for his third album, "Goodbye." After laboring for the better part of two years, German electronica artist Ulrich Schnauss has set a July 10 release for his third…

  14. Akon Scores Second No. 1 Hit From 'Konvicted'

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Akon lands his second No. 1 Hot 100 hit on the album "Konvicted" as "Don't Matter" jumps 3-1 on the chart, where it is the fastest growing track at radio for a fifth week. The song follows "I Wanna Lo Akon lands his second No. 1 Hot 100 hit on the album "…

  15. Billboard Bits: Essence Festival, Maroon 5, Sinead O'Connor

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and comedian Steve Harvey have been added to the main stage bill of this year's Essence Music Festival, to be held Jul Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin…

  16. New Pornographers In An 'Epic' Mood On New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie rock outfit the New Pornographers are in the thick of recording the follow-up to 2005's "Twin Cinema," with an eye on a late August release via Matador. Canadian indie rock outfit the New Pornographers are in the thick of recording the follow-up to 2005's …

  17. Fergie Scores Second 'Glamorous' Week At No. 1

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's "Glamorous" rules the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 for a second week straight. The track fends off Mims' previous chart-topper "This Is Why I'm Hot," which remains at No. 2 for a second week. A Fergie's "Glamorous" rules the Billboard…

  18. Robin Thicke, Wife Team For Urban Drama

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping R&B artist Robin Thicke is in negotiations to write his first film score for the urban drama "This Wednesday," with wife Paula Patton attached to star as a female pimp. Chart-topping R&B artist Robin Thicke is in negotiations to write his first film score for…

  19. Fergie Gets 'Glamorous' Atop Hot 100

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of …

  20. Notorious B.I.G. 'Great' Again On The Billboard 200

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits," bows at No. 1, selling 99,0 For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard…

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