1. William Orbit Working on Queen Project

    August 05, 2014 4:08 AM EDT For his next project, William Orbit is working with musical royalty -- Queen.   Though the British producer is keeping mum on details, the recording project is expected to involve an album with previously unheard tracks featuring the vocals of late frontman Freddie Mercury.  Orbit, who…

  2. Duets Featuring Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury to Be Released

    July 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Three duets starring pop legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released later this year, exactly three decades after they were recorded in Jackson's home studio in Encino, California. Queen guitarist Brian May is working with longtime band mate Roger Taylor and producer…

  3. Britney Spears Releases 'Ooh La La,' Talks 'New Approach' to Next Album

    June 17, 2013 11:30 AM EDT A month to date after it leaked online, Britney Spears' bubblegummy single "Ooh La La" was officially released Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show . The song is Spears' contribution to the upcoming soundtrack for "The Smurfs" and will play over…

  4. No Doubt: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 13, 2012 4:30 PM EDT "We Made the Record of Our Lives" -- Gwen Stefani on "Push and Shove," the band's first album in 11 years Gwen Stefani is trying to remember a guy's name. Not just any guy, but that guy who was big in the '90s, when No Doubt 's breakout album "…

  5. Q&A: Martin Solveig Talks Madonna's Movie Taste & Co-Producing 'MDNA'

    March 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT French producer Martin Solveig has been making smart, disco-inflected house music for over a decade. But in 2011, his track "Hello" with Canadian electro-pop group Dragonette exploded, peaking at No. 46 on the Hot 100 and selling 1.1 million downloads in the U.S., according to…

  6. Madonna Gets 'Fired Up' in 'Girl Gone Wild' Single: Listen

    February 27, 2012 12:20 PM EST After bestowing "Give Me All Your Luvin'" with a Super Bowl-sized debut, Madonna has unveiled "Girl Gone Wild," the candy-coated second single from her forthcoming studio album, "MDNA," on Monday (Feb. 27). In the world according to this single, girls just…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Whitney Houston, Madonna, Katy Perry

    February 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100 's top 10. With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You" returning to the tally at No. 7 and…

  8. Madonna Releases 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Video & Single

    February 03, 2012 9:10 AM EST Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. Co-Star in the Football-Themed Clip Madonna 's finally giving all her "Luvin" to her fans. Track Review: Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' "Give Me All Your Luvin'," the long-waited first single from Madonna's…

  9. Madonna's 'Luvin' Gets Super Rollout... Album 'MDNA' Set for March 26

    January 29, 2012 10:15 PM EST Video for 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' Featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., Will Be Previewed on 'American Idol' Watch out for hyperventilating Madonna fans on Feb. 2, 3 and 5. Interscope Records announced on Sunday (Jan. 29) that the pop icon will first premiere a video…

  10. Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Love' Single

    November 08, 2011 2:40 PM EST The possible demo version of Madonna 's new single, "Give Me All Your Love," has been making the rounds on the Web this morning (Nov. 8). Within a few hours, it was among one of the top 10 trending topics worldwide on Twitter. It is the purported first single from the diva'…

  11. Madonna Fans Rejoice: New Album Due in Spring 2012

    September 03, 2011 10:09 PM EDT Madonna 's 12th studio album will be released in the spring of 2012, with its first single due out in February or March. The diva announced the news herself in an interview with Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT) in Venice, Italy. Madonna is there to promote her film "W.E.,…

  12. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 1:56 PM EDT U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the record. Melua's fourth album is released by Dramatico May 24 in the U.K.…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undr 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undr 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "…

  17. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) &#149; A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francisco, "The Closing of Winterland." …

  18. Beyonce Rules Again On U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z is the No. 1 single for a third week,…

  19. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Charlie's Angels 'Full' Time Pink, Nas, David Bowie and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due this week on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's "Feel Good Time," featuring William…

  20. Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5 Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben…

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