1. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  2. Braff Drafts Coldplay, Snow Patrol For 'Last Kiss'

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock acts for the soundtrack to his new film, "The Last Kiss." As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock…

  3. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  5. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury…

  6. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  7. Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles -- A new studio album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Evolve" (Righteous Babe). -- Dancehall veteran Buju Banton's "Friend for Life" (VP/Anti), featuring Sly & Robbie, Fat Joe, and Wayne Wonder. -- Modern rock outfit A.F.I.'s "…

  8. Aguilera, Jones Control U.K. Charts Again

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K. singles and album charts, released yesterday (March 9). Aguilera's "Beautiful" (RCA) notched a second week on top, as she Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K.…

  9. Timberlake, t.A.T.u Hold U.K. No. 1s

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit Awards, which featured a guest appearance by Kylie Minogue, helped his "Justified" album (Jive) return to No.1 on yesterday's (Feb. 23) new U.K Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit…

  10. Performers, Schedule Set For South By Southwest

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music-industry festival South By Southwest, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music…

  11. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  12. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival After establishing herself as an international pop star, Britney Spears turned to acting. Now, Spears is said to be making a move into the restaurant biz. Crain's New York Business reports that Spears is partnering with noted New York…

  13. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards…

  14. Chemistry Is What We Are

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST One might expect raw, primal sounds to emerge from an outfit named after apes. But this four-piece band from Manchester draws inspiration from quieter sources: Standout song "Mr. Crow" resonates with One might expect raw, primal sounds to emerge from an outfit named after apes. But…

  15. U.S. Launching New Album Prize

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, modeled after the U.K.'s Technics Mercury Music Prize, Billboard reports in its A The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for…

  16. PJ Harvey Plots North American Return

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date headlining tour, kicking off Sept. 4 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Beforehand, the Polly Jean Harvey-led band will U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date…

  17. Radiohead, PJ Harvey, SFA Vie For Mercury Music Prize

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's "Amnesiac" and PJ Harvey's "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea" have made the shortlist for the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, an annual contest that "aims to celebrate the best in B Radiohead's "Amnesiac" and PJ Harvey&…

  18. The Optimist LP

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A dreamy gem that plays like Beth Orton meets Simon & Garfunkel, the debut full-length from U.K. A dreamy gem that plays like Beth Orton meets Simon & Garfunkel, the debut full-length from U.K. weepsters Turin Brakes is, contrary to the title, anything but optimistic. "I panic at…

  19. Hot Product

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Destiny's Child, Stevie Nicks, Eden's Crush, Merle Haggard, and more. They Will 'Survive' With its red-hot title track climbing the charts stateside as well as topping them abroad, Destiny's Child's third Columbia effort, "Survivor…