1. The Seed: Rick Ross, Rich Homie Quan, Jennifer Hudson & More New Music

    September 06, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Rich Homie Quan sent waves through the hip-hop world this week with the release of “Another Me.” After his debut single “Type of Way” took off this summer – it breaks into the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (12-9) this week – comparisons between him and fellow Atlanta rapper Future…

  2. World Cup Fever

    June 11, 2010 12:01 PM EDT Chart Article Even those who can't bend it like Beckham are caught up in the fervor for the planet's biggest one-sport competition, and that includes the music world. From the kickoff concert to the official songs, Billboard's following the sweet sounds accompanying this year&…

  3. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never let up. Dressed in glitzy military…

  4. DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African Football

    June 09, 2010 1:03 PM EDT Six different DJ's from six continents will create mixtapes to celebrate the culture surrounding football in South Africa as part of the Nike Sportswear and The FADER present Pitch Perfect series. The mixtapes will be posted on nikesportswear.com and will be accompanied by original…

  5. How U2 Paired With ESPN and Soweto Gospel Choir for World Cup

    June 09, 2010 12:35 PM EDT After teaming with ESPN for its coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Bono pulled aside ESPN senior director of sports marketing Seth Ader and said, "This is just a warm-up for the one that really matters: South Africa." DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African…

  6. Will World Cup Make South Africa a Long-Term Touring hot Spot?

    June 09, 2010 12:15 PM EDT If the World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth, then FIFA's accompanying Kick-Off Celebration Concert is certainly one of the biggest gigs ever seen on the African continent. "In terms of scale, [it's] definitely up there with the 46664 concert," says John…

  7. Will First World Cup on African Soil Be A Match Winner for Local Artists?

    June 09, 2010 12:11 PM EDT The conversation on popular Johannesburg talk station Talk Radio 702 is-as it has been every day since New Year's Day-all about soccer. Today, alongside the ongoing debate about the World Cup prospects for Bafana Bafana (aka the South African national soccer team), the topic is the local…

  8. The Soweto Gospel Choir, "Grace"

    January 29, 2010 3:55 PM EST The Soweto Gospel Choir 's latest album, "Grace," is easily as exuberant and inspired as any of its past efforts. The aptly titled 19-song set-the South African group's fourth release on Shanachie Records-is a creative blending of traditional South African gospel numbers…

  9. 'Slumdog Millionaire' Sweeps Music Oscars

    February 23, 2009 12:37 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the music categories at the Academy Awards Sunday night, en route to its evening-leading total of eight Oscars, including best picture. A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog…

  10. Gabriel Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 13, 2009 10:28 AM EST Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth," from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on PeterGabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar producers told him the three nominated songs will…

  11. Billboard Bits: Siren Festival, Nelson Mandela, Gang Of Four, Tilly And The Wall

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual Siren Fest lineup revealed; Queen, Lennox rock for Mandela; Gang Of Four becomes gang of two; Tilly and the Wall talk new album Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Broken Social Scene, Annuals and Beach House are among the top acts announced for The Village Voice's annual Siren Music…

  12. Stone, Maal Stand Out At Live Earth Johannesburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome today (July 7) featured sets from reggae stalwarts UB40, Soweto Gospel Choir, indie rocker The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at…

  13. Stone, Kidjo Head African Live Earth Bill

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone will be among the headliners at the South African leg of the historic concerts on July 7. Joining her are UB40, as well as Benin's Angelique Kidjo and Senegal's Baaba Maal. Joss Stone will be among the headliners at the South African leg of the historic concerts on July 7…

  14. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided By Voices. "The Late Show With David…

  15. 29OnTV

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 17 "One Life To Live," ABC Featured artist(s): Jeannie Ortega. "Lil' Wayne Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Lil' Wayne, Robin Thicke. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured artist(s): Sheryl…

  16. Hot Product

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Nitin Sawhney, KRS-One, Elbow, and more. 'All That' Jazz Nine Inch Nails' concert CD/DVD/VHS "And All That Could Have Been" (Nothing) documents the tour in support of 1999's chart-topping "The Fragile."…

  17. Nitin Sawhney Fulfills His Self-Expression On 'Prophesy'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer/musician Nitin Sawhney traveled the world in search of emotional connections. "What I've been searching for over the years is balance," Sawhney says. "I don't For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer…