1. George Strait, Martina McBride Turn New Jersey Into Cowboy Country: Live Review

    March 03, 2014 5:51 PM EST The Prudential Center’s massive exterior LED screen announced “George Strait: Sold Out.” And the streets of Newark, N.J., have likely never seen so many cowboy hats, most pulled low against the cold March winds, as urban cowboys held their cowgirls close Saturday night and headed toward the…

  2. 29 Black Music Milestones: Lil Wayne Launches 'Tha Carter' Series

    February 11, 2011 4:09 PM EST Lil Wayne has been a hip-hop phenom since age 11 when he signed to Cash Money Records, but his biggest success to date undoubtedly came after he reached adulthood with the launch of his "Tha Carter" series which kicked off in 2004. "Tha Carter" spawned the hit single "…

  3. Paul McCartney to Play New York's Apollo Theater

    November 16, 2010 2:50 PM EST While Beatles fans celebrate the addition of the band's catalog to iTunes , Paul McCartney will help Sirius XM Radio ring in a milestone of its own next month. McCartney will play New York's Apollo Theater for the first time on Dec. 13, in a an invitation-only event for listeners of…

  4. 30 Strait Years Of Top 10 Hits

    April 13, 2010 9:00 AM EDT years into his unparalleled career, the "King of Country" shows no signs of abdicating the throne. George Strait reaches an historic Billboard chart milestone, as he collects a top 10 hit on the Country Songs survey in an unprecedented 30th consecutive year. The Country Music…

  5. Paul McCartney / July 17, 2009 / Queens, NY (Citi Field Stadium)

    July 21, 2009 3:45 PM EDT About two-thirds of the way through the first of Paul McCartney's three concerts at New York's Citi Field Stadium, fireworks erupted to punctuate "Live And Let Die." After McCartney sang the song's title phrase, the off-beat was punctuated with an eruption of color…

  6. Chart Beat: Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, John Rich

    February 05, 2009 8:55 AM EST ‘WORKING’ FOR A LIVING: It’s a familiar story: Bruce Springsteen releases a new album; Bruce Springsteen adds another No. 1 album to his career total. It doesn’t happen every time but his batting average is not bad at all: “Working on a Dream” (Columbia) is the Boss’ ninth No. 1 out of 28…

  7. McCartney Books 'Colbert Report' Appearance

    January 27, 2009 3:38 PM EST Paul McCartney will appear on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" tomorrow (Jan. 28), his only scheduled U.S. late-night appearance in support of "Electric Arguments," the 2008 album he recorded as the Fireman with producer/musician Youth. "Colbert" is…

  8. 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…

  9. Paul McCartney: Beatles/iTunes Negotiations 'Stalled'

    November 24, 2008 4:52 PM EST The Beatles' back catalog won't be appearing on iTunes any time soon, according to Sir Paul McCartney. Speaking at a media launch in London for the new album by his alias the Fireman, McCartney said Apple Corps and the band's label EMI couldn't agree on terms to release…

  10. Guns N' Roses' 'Democracy' Streaming On MySpace

    November 20, 2008 2:06 PM EST Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace ahead of its Sunday (Nov. 23) release exclusively via Best Buy. The album, which was debuted for fans at New York and Los Angeles listening parties earlier this week, has already…

  11. Guns N' Roses' 'Democracy' Streaming On MySpace

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace ahead of its Sunday (Nov. 23) release exclusively via Best Buy. Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate,…

  13. Paul McCartney Reignites 'Fireman' Project

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is returning to his Fireman alias after a decade away from the collaborative project with producer Youth. McCartney releases "Electric Arguments" by the Fireman on Nov. 17 via MPL, Sir Paul McCartney is returning to his Fireman alias after a decade away from the…

  14. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate,…

  16. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and…

  18. Eminem Scores Fourth No. 1 Album In A Row

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week, with Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" (Aftermath) leading the charge. The retrospective, which includes three new tracks, sol Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week,…

  19. Southern Rap Sounds

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release…

  20. 'Gold Digger' Notches 10th Week At No. 1

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the 10th week straight, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx sits atop the Billboard Hot 100. The track is now the second-longest No. 1 of 2005, edging on Mariah Carey's "We Belong Toge For the 10th week straight, Kanye West's "Gold Digger…

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