1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Rep: Jackson Health Claims A 'Total Fabrication'

    December 22, 2008 2:35 PM EST Michael Jackson's spokesperson is denying a report that the artist is ill with a serious lung disease, calling the claim "a total fabrication." In a recent interview with In Touch, author Ian Halperin said Jackson, 50, is suffering from Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, which can…

  7. Black Eyed Peas Tap Into New 'Energy'

    December 05, 2008 10:50 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas are planning more of a "music diary" than a conventional album when the group releases "The END" in March. Group leader will.i.am tells Billboard.com that "The END" stands for "The Energy Never Dies," which describes his model for a…

  8. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Already on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Lollipop" and best rap/sung collaboration…

  9. Bon Jovi, Roger Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:43 PM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Shiamak Davar, Farhan…

  10. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Eart Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such…

  11. Chart Beat: 'Change Is Gonna Come,' Rihanna, Janet

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart action from "Change Is Gonna Come," Rihanna, Janet and more! IN THESE CHANGING TIMES: We've all heard the word "change" quite a bit during the last two years, and with the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, the idea that…

  12. Black Eyed Peas Album Nears 'The E.N.D.'

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are due to complete their fifth album, "The E.N.D.," in London next week. The Black Eyed Peas are due to complete their fifth album, "The E.N.D.," in London next week. "I'll be finishing the record Oct. 15," producer and group member will…

  13. New Whitney Houston On Target For Holiday Release

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's first album of original material since 2002 will be out this year, according to BMG Label Group chairman/CEO Clive Davis. Speaking during Billboard's Music & Money Symposium this Whitney Houston's first album of original material since 2002 will be out…

  14. Mariah's New 'Body' Of Work Due April 15

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey has dubbed her next effort "E=MC²," and will release it April 15 via Island/Def Jam. The R&B-leaning first single "Touch My Body" will hit U.S. radio outlets on Feb. 12. Mariah Carey has dubbed her next effort "E=MC²," and will release it April…

  15. Timbaland Delivers Tirade At People Party

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST People's all-star, pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash this morning (Feb. 9), when the producer/rapper delivered a foul-mouthed tirade against the magazine because some of People's all-star, pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash…

  16. will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.com last night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Be Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint…

  17. Musicians Rock For Barack On Super Tuesday

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday, a wave of artists as disparate as the Grateful Dead, Will.I.Am, OK Go and members of Pearl Jam are rallying support for Democ With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday (Feb. 5), a wave…

  18. Mariah Rolls With T-Pain, Dupri On New Album

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey has set an April 1 release date for the follow-up to her mega-selling album "The Emancipation of Mimi," which was the biggest selling album of 2005. Dubbed "That Chick," the set features Mariah Carey has set an April 1 release date for the follow-up to her…

  19. Kanye, Akon Help Jackson Revisit 'Thriller'

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Michael Jackson will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his iconic "Thriller" album with a new edition of the set, due Feb. 12 via Epic/Legacy Recordings. It will include remixes by Kanye As expected, Michael Jackson will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his iconic …

  20. Legend Tapping Kanye, Pharrell For New Album

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST John Legend's third album is officially in motion. The multi-platinum Grammy winner tells Billboard.com that he has "three songs I love already" and is just about to start working on the follow-up to John Legend's third album is officially in motion. The multi-platinum…

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