1. Beyonce, New Edition, Maxwell To Perform Michael Jackson Songs On BET Awards Tribute

    June 28, 2009 3:00 PM EDT Bobby Brown will reunite with New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles tonight (June 28) to open the BET Awards, part of an extended tribute to Michael Jackson. Other performers scheduled to honor Jackson with performances of his songs include Beyonce,…

  2. Producer RedOne: Making Hits with Lady Gaga 'Feels Incredible'

    June 20, 2009 6:45 PM EDT If you're an artist looking to make a comeback, RedOne is apparently the man to bring onboard. Recently, the Moroccan and Swedish-bred music maker masterminded the bulk of New Kids on the Block's comeback album, "The Block," which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200…

  3. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 46664, Mandela’s campaign for global HIV/AIDS…

  4. Black Eyed Peas, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Charts

    June 08, 2009 8:37 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini's sophomore album "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday as Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moved back 2-1 for a second stint atop the singles survey…

  5. Listen To Flo Rida's Sweet New Single

    March 06, 2009 12:00 PM EST "Sugar" - Flo Rida featuring Wynter Listen here to Flo Rida's single "Sugar" Flo Rida currently sits atop the Hot 100 with "Right Round," but the Miami-Dade County rapper is no newbie to the charts' upper reaches. As Bilboard's No. 1 digital artist…

  6. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  7. Shakira Recording With Pharrell, Wyclef

    January 15, 2009 10:31 AM EST Shakira has recorded with Pharrell Williams and Wyclef Jean for her next album, due later this year from Epic. Sources tell Billboard the artist has also tracked a duet with Calle 13 and may collaborate with Algerian artist Khaled. The Wyclef pairing is a natural, considering the success of…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  9. 'Smooth' Operators

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the late 1990s, Carlos Santana was still drawing big crowds to his live shows, but he hadn't had a top 20 pop hit since 1982. It had also been decades since he'd worked closely with Clive Davis, wh In the late 1990s, Carlos Santana was still drawing big crowds to his live shows,…

  10. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. …

  11. LL Cool J Makes A Grand 'Exit' On New Album

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit 13," due Sept. 9, and the veteran rapper says he made sure he "put my heart and soul into this album." After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit…

  12. Man Charged In Beating Death At Lil' Kim Party

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A New York nightclub worker has confessed to beating a woman to death during a Sunday night birthday celebration for rapper Lil' Kim, the police commissioner said. A New York nightclub worker has confessed to beating a woman to death during a Sunday night birthday celebration for rapper…

  13. New York Jewelry Company Sues Wyclef Jean

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The company founded by the New York businessman known in the hip-hop world as "Jacob the Jeweler" has sued Wyclef Jean, claiming he owes money for watches and jewelry he bought. The company founded by the New York businessman known in the hip-hop world as "Jacob the Jeweler…

  14. Billboard Bits: DNC Music, Buena Vista Social Club, Wii

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to unite for the cause and perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in support of presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to unite for the cause and perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in…

  15. Wyclef Jean Launching Haiti Aid Initiative

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean launched a new initiative to help his impoverished homeland yesterday (May 20) following last month's deadly food riots. Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean launched a new initiative to help his impoverished homeland yesterday (May 20) following…

  16. T.I. Moves Up Release Date Of 'Paper Trail' Album

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. has moved the release date for his upcoming LP "Paper Trail" to Aug. 12. <a href="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/search/google/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003671505">As previously Rapper T.I. has moved the release date for his upcoming LP "…

  17. Chart Beat

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Josh Kelly, Lil Wayne and more! EQUALS OPPORTUNITY: Mariah Carey collects the sixth No. 1 album of her career on The Billboard 200, a total that ties her with Madonna and Janet Jackson for second place among solo female artists with the most chart-topping titles…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to take in a free performance by the Colombian artist. The audience of more than 6,000 spills into 2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'…

  19. Wyclef, Flo Rida Sign On For MTVU Fest

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean, the Bravery, Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, Simple Plan, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Lloyd, the Spill Canvas and All Time Low, among others, will perform as part of MTVU's 2008 Campus Invasion Mus Wyclef Jean, the Bravery, Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, Simple Plan, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus…

  20. Jack Johnson, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10) as "Sleep Through the Static" (Brushfire/Universal Island) debuted at the top. "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring Jack Johnson scored his second U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 10)…

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