1. Moby, "Wait For Me"

    July 13, 2009 11:54 AM EDT An about-face from last year's dancefloor-ready "Last Night," Moby 's ninth studio album, "Wait for Me," is a study in melancholy. Listeners won't hear reverberating 4/4 kick drums, hooky choruses or cooing club girls. And, unlike 1999's groundbreaking …

  2. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews' solo efforts) dating to its first, …

  3. Chart Beat: Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson

    June 04, 2009 3:27 PM EDT NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week. Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," credited to Ono, rises 3-1. The song follows…

  4. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  5. Eminem's 'Relapse' Tops Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 11:00 AM EDT No surprise: Eminem's "Relapse" brings the rapper back to familiar ground -- the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. With 608,000 sold in its first week, it not only nets the biggest sales week of the year for any album, but the best since AC/DC's "Black Ice" began…

  6. Eminem Headed For Fifth Straight No. 1 Debut

    May 20, 2009 5:42 PM EDT Four and a half years after he released his last studio album, Eminem is headed for his fifth straight No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200. The artist's "Relapse" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) could sell as many as 650,000 copies in its first week, based on projections…

  7. Tori Amos To Mix New And Old On Summer Tour

    May 19, 2009 8:43 AM EDT Even though she has 17 new songs on her new album, "Abnormally Attracted to Sin," Tori Amos promises she'll play plenty of familiar fare during her Sinful Attraction Tour, which begins July 10 in Seattle. "I think a live shows has to be inclusive of your whole catalog --…

  8. Tori Amos: She's Got the Power

    May 05, 2009 3:44 PM EDT Tori Amos always puts the ladies first. During the course of her career, she's created a concept album about female archetypes ("American Doll Posse"), rewritten men's songs from a female perspective ("Strange Little Girls") and connected to fans with haunting,…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  10. Tori Amos Signs With Universal Republic

    December 03, 2008 1:51 PM EST Tori Amos has signed a new deal with Universal Republic, and is eyeing a late spring/early summer 2009 release for her tenth album. The artist recorded with Atlantic from 1992 to 2001, after which she signed with Epic. That deal, which yielded three studio albums, ended this summer. As first…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car accident, forcing the hospitalization of frontman Calvin Johnson and bassist Chris Sutton. 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her…

  17. Tori Amos Splits With Epic, Goes Indie

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos has ended her tenure with Epic Records and "has chosen the path of independence for her next work," according to her manager. Amos' next album, due in spring 2009, will be "a project of new Tori Amos has ended her tenure with Epic Records and "has chosen the…

  18. Ask Billboard

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Tori Amos, Toni Braxton, Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . TORI AMOS GETS GRAPHIC Keith, On Epic Records' official Web site…

  19. Ask Billboard

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Tori Amos, Def Leppard and Britney Spears. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . HOW SPECIAL ARE THEY? Keith, My question concerns special editions of albums. How big of a…

  20. Ask Billboard

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Tori Amos, Def Leppard and Britney Spears. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . HOW MANY DOLLS ARE IN A POSSE Dear Keith, My question is about Tori Amos' album sales…

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