1. Will.i.Am, Tiesto, Diplo, Passion Pit To Headline Ultra Music Festival

    January 08, 2010 6:03 PM EST B lack Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am , Tiësto , Passion Pit , Groove Armada and Major Lazer are among the first acts confirmed to headline the 2010 Ultra Music Festival, the top outdoor festival for electronic music fans. This year's fest will close out the 25th annual Winter Music…

  2. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 03, 2009 12:02 AM EST Backstage after the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians told Billboard.com what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. GALLERY: GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT PHOTOS 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga Room…

  3. Dr. Dre To Anchor Best Buy 'Club Beats' Sections

    November 10, 2009 11:06 AM EST Best Buy is aiming to become a destination for DJs. The retailer has partnered with Monster Cable and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones to launch its new in-store "Club Beats" area. The big box retailer is creating a new section in all its stores where consumers can sample the latest…

  4. Dr. Dre Helps Unveil New HP Notebook

    October 12, 2009 11:43 AM EDT Heralding the arrival of "a new benchmark in sound for the PC," Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine -- together with legendary producer Dr. Dre and HP -- unveiled the HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC. Launching in the United States on Oct. 22, the newest…

  5. Video: Will.i.Am On Making Hot 100 History

    August 20, 2009 10:14 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am spent 2008 doing three things, he told Billboard.com yesterday: making a movie, campaigning for Barack Obama and going to underground dance clubs. And in 2009 he watched all three come to fruition with Obama inaugurated, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"…

  6. New Michael Jackson Songs On Missing Hard Drives

    August 06, 2009 10:51 AM EDT Another thriller is developing in the complex afterlife of Michael Jackson . His sister LaToya has taken possession of computer hard drives that contain a trove of unreleased songs he recorded with A-list singers such as Ne-Yo , Akon , and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas , according to…

  7. David Guetta Hits The Big Time With Pop Collaborations

    July 17, 2009 4:53 PM EDT Plenty of DJs have conquered the nightlife scene, but only a select few have managed to break out beyond clubs and rule the pop charts. French DJ David Guetta , however, is poised to do in this decade what Fatboy Slim did in the '90s: become a bonafide rock star. Just like Fatboy, Guetta…

  8. David Guetta Hits The Big Time With Pop Collaborations

    July 17, 2009 2:21 PM EDT Plenty of DJs have conquered the nightlife scene, but only a select few have managed to break out beyond clubs and rule the pop charts. French DJ David Guetta, however, is poised to do in this decade what Fatboy Slim did in the '90s: become a bonafide rock star. Just like Fatboy, Guetta…

  9. Michael Jackson Left 'Endless' Supply Of Unreleased Music

    July 02, 2009 11:39 AM EDT Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of Jackson's best albums, as well as more…

  10. Black Eyed Peas Tour Manager Charged With Assaulting Perez Hilton

    June 22, 2009 2:24 PM EDT Police have charged the tour manager of the Black Eyed Peas with assault after he allegedly punched celebrity blogger Perez Hilton outside a Toronto nightclub. Hilton said he got into an argument with band members Fergie and will.i.am at the Cobra nightclub early Monday morning and was…

  11. Whitney Houston Comeback Album Due Sept. 1

    June 04, 2009 9:40 AM EDT The wait is over -- Whitney Houston is finally making her comeback on Sept. 1 with an as-yet-untitled album on Arista Records. For her return, the label has set up a countdown on the New Jersey-bred artist's official site, WhitneyHouston.com , which will also preview selected tracks…

  12. Black Eyed Peas: Boom Boom Wow

    May 22, 2009 6:26 PM EDT 'Boom Boom Pow' blew up. Now the Black Eyed Peas are aiming at No. 1 with new album "The E.N.D." As individuals, we're misfits," says Fergie, the sultry female singer of the Black Eyed Peas. "Together, we're like one big misfit. People are always…

  13. Black Eyed Peas: 'E.N.D.' Cover Story

    May 22, 2009 3:18 PM EDT As individuals, we're misfits," says Fergie, the sultry female singer of the Black Eyed Peas. "Together, we're like one big misfit. People are always questioning who the hell we are." It's the day after the group's futuristic May 6 performance on ABC's …

  14. Black Eyed Peas Set A Date For 'The E.N.D.'

    February 17, 2009 1:06 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas will release their first studio album in four years, "The E.N.D.," on June 9 via Interscope. As previously reported , the group originally hoped to release the set, which stands for "The Energy Never Dies," in March. The album's first single, "…

  15. Whitney Houston Returns At Clive Davis Grammy Bash

    February 08, 2009 9:46 AM EST An exuberant Whitney Houston kept the Beverly Hilton Ballroom audience on its feet during a major comeback performance at last night's (Feb. 7) pre-Grammy Gala saluting Clive Davis. Dressed in a leopard skin-patterned, form-fitting sheath and matching overcoat, Houston alternately…

  16. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer and Keith Urban will join forces for…

  17. Super Bowl Sounds: Dylan/will.i.am; Pumpkins

    January 29, 2009 4:01 PM EST Bob Dylan and will.i.am: together at last? The artists both appear in a Pepsi commercial that may run during the Super Bowl broadcast, singing a song written specifically for the ad. Further details were unavailable. In addition, Pepsi Co. North America executives say they are considering…

  18. Stars Debut 'America's Song' On 'Oprah'

    January 19, 2009 4:21 PM EST Bono, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill premiered a new patriotic song, "America's Song," yesterday (Jan. 18) during a special edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The episode aired today; "America's…

  19. Top Stars Celebrate Obama At Lincoln Memorial

    January 18, 2009 5:41 PM EST Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng today (Jan. 18) at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," declared the man who will confront economic crisis…

  20. Maroon 5, John Legend Highlight D.C. Green Ball

    January 15, 2009 2:17 PM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder Kevin Wall was selected by former Vice…

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