1. SXSW Video: Vintage Trouble Q&A and Performance

    March 19, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Singer Ty Taylor talks touring plans, Chuck Berry comparisons backstage at Billboard's SXSW gig. Before playing the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on March 14, Vintage Trouble chatted with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer ( @MTye ) about recent buzz, tour plans and crossing the barrier…

  2. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Performs 'Lady' With Kenny Rogers... Other Acts Include The-Dream, Polica, Vintage Trouble and Wallpaper. With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Southwest Festival with a showcase at ACL Live…

  3. Ty Herndon Drops 'Stones' in Return to Country Music

    January 17, 2012 7:00 PM EST 'What Mattered Most' Singer Preps New Album, Talks Changing Scene in Nashville A few months ago, FUNL Music's Sheila Shipley Biddy - the genius who signed such acts as Lee Ann Womack --began working with an established act. However, it had been a few years since the artist had…

  4. Taio Cruz, 'TY.O': Album Preview

    January 16, 2012 12:00 PM EST Taio Cruz Title: TY.O | Release Date: Early Spring The third album from U.K. hitmaker Taio Cruz ( @taiocruz )and his second on Mercury/Island Def Jam (the first, "Rockstarr," peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and featured the hit "Dynamite" ), "TY.O" goes even…

  5. Kid Rock Plans Fall Charity Tour

    October 10, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Following his successful Born Free tour, Kid Rock is using his box office pull to give back to those in need. The singer's fall tour, which kicks off Nov. 10 in Atlanta, will focus on smaller venues and donate proceeds to local charities and individuals in each market it plays, according…

  6. Billboard Bits: Taio Cruz's New Single, Jay-Z's 'Decoded' Update, Mitch Winehouse's Charity Gig For Amy

    October 04, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taio Cruz Drops New Single Featuring Flo Rida Today, Taio Cruz dropped "Hangover," the first single off his upcoming third album, "TY.O." The UK pop singer-songwriter teamed with producer Dr.…

  7. New Mom Jewel Focuses on Family: 'It's a Rare Gift'

    August 08, 2011 2:30 PM EDT As she tends to four-week-old son Kase Townes Murray and prepares for the release of her second family music album, "The Merry Goes 'Round," Jewel says she's enjoying a break from the usual grind of her career. "I just put things on hold," Jewel, who released her…

  8. Jewel Gives Birth to Baby Boy, Kase Townes

    July 12, 2011 2:22 PM EDT It's a boy for Jewel : The singer and co-host of Bravo's reality show "Platinum Hit" welcomed her first son with Ty Murray on Monday in Texas. Kase Townes Murray was born at 7 p.m. CST and weighed 7 lbs, 6 oz. "Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into…

  9. The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crow Top Inaugural MI Fest Lineup

    July 06, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs will play their first live show in two years, and their only planned concert of the year, as headliners of the inaugural MI Fest, which takes place Sept. 17 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The performance will break a hiatus for the band, which…

  10. Billboard Bits: Eminem Leads Detroit Music Awards Winners, Mariah Carey Involved in 'X Factor'

    April 18, 2011 6:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eminem Wins Big at Detroit Music Awards Eminem might have been slighted at the Grammy Awards, but he still has the love of his home town. The rapper won three Detroit Music Awards on Friday (April 15), receiving…

  11. Justin Bieber Wins MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 19, 2011 2:21 PM EST J ustin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber had eight points, four assists and two rebounds for the West…

  12. Jewel Confirms She's Pregnant with First Child

    January 11, 2011 11:17 AM EST J ewel has announced that she and husband Ty Murray are expecting their first child. The 36-year-old singer, who is in her second trimester, posted the happy news on her blog earlier today and confirmed the pregnancy in an interview with People . "I took a pregnancy test and it was…

  13. 10 Must-See Shows at CMJ 2010

    October 19, 2010 3:40 PM EDT CMJ's 2010 festival and conference is officially underway from today through Saturday (Oct. 23), and along with the little-known acts who are angling to become the next Sleigh Bells (last year's breakout band of the fest), there are plenty of bigger names -- from Wu Tang Clan's…

  14. Willow Smith Signs to Jay-Z's Roc Nation

    September 09, 2010 12:58 PM EDT Following speculations about signing to Jay-Z 's Roc Nation, it was confirmed today (Aug. 9) that Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, inked a deal with the record label. The nine-year-old singer appeared on Ryan Seacrest's "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest…

  15. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 3

    December 23, 2009 10:40 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 30 "Marshall Mathers LP" Moves Millions (May 30, 2000) Even though his influence on Middle America was apparent at the start of the decade, no one knew just how popular Eminem had become until the "…

  16. Speech Debelle Snags U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 08, 2009 7:50 PM EDT Hip-hop artist Speech Debelle is the winner of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2009 with "Speech Therapy" (Big Dada) for the best album of the past year by a U.K. or Irish artist. The debut set proved a popular winner among the audience at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight …

  17. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Gearing Up For New Releases

    September 08, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is revving back into gear with a live DVD this fall and a new album the trio expects to release in the spring of 2010. "Live" is due out Nov. 10 on BRMC's own Abstract Dragon label, part of the band's new partnership with Vagrant Records.…

  18. April 24, 2009

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Bonnie Owens dies of Alzheimer’s disease in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 76. 2002 – Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 1992 – David Bowie marries fashion model…

  19. SY SMITH

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. After talking to the proprietors of…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all…

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