1. Yo-Yo Battles Back With 'Rap Supreme'

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Blaming the lack of female MCs on a void in female leadership and mentors, rap pioneer Yo-Yo says she's excited about reshaping the future as co-host of VH1's upcoming new series, "ego trip's Miss Rap Blaming the lack of female MCs on a void in female leadership and…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Wordz From The Street,' the Gossip, Qtrax

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the Last Poets, Mr. Mixx from 2 Live Crew and Yo Yo are joining up-and-coming artists from inner cities across the country for "Wordz From the Str Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the Last Poets, Mr. Mixx from 2…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and…

  4. Ask Billboard

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Xanadu, Grammys, best albums of 2007 and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . CAST AWAY Keith, I don't understand how the Original Broadway Cast Album of "…

  5. Say 'Hey'

    August 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Hey Hey My My Yo Yo," the second studio album by Danish dance-pop duo Junior Senior, hit record stores in Scandinavia and Japan in 2005. Since then, it's been readily available as an import -- and, o "Hey Hey My My Yo Yo," the second studio album by Danish dance-pop…

  6. Second Junior Senior Set Finally Hitting U.S.

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Junior Senior's sophomore album, "Hey Hey My My Yo Yo," will finally see the light of day in North America via Crunchy Frog/Rykodisc, Billboard has learned. Junior Senior's sophomore album, "Hey Hey My My Yo Yo," will finally see the light of day in North America…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mary J. Blige's 72-week run on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the influence of airplay and downloads on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts and more! WITHIN YOU AND 'WITHOUT YOU' Dear Fred, I read both Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat every week, and…

  8. Ask Billboard

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions about Nelly Furtado, "Thriller" and yo-yo chart positions. FURTADO'S 'GOOD THINGS' Hi Keith, I heard Nelly Furtado's next single was "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and the video recently premiered on MuchMusic…

  9. Mims Remains 'Hot' At No. 1, Akon Stays Close

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a week after rocketing 32-1 on the chart. The song also inches up 4-3 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, which is Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and…

  11. 'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" remains atop of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight. The set, which features performances by Beyonce a In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "…

  12. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Robert Smith of the Cure does battle with the forces of musical evil as embodied by a monstrous Barbra Streisand on the animated television show South Park.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for…

  14. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previewing the third RCA album from New York rock act the Strokes, "First Impressions of Earth," released on an unsual Jan. 3 street date. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Plays Ennio Morricone" (Sony Classical). The soundtrack to the film "Grandma's Boy" (Epic),…

  15. Billboard Bits: Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig Veteran artists Duran Duran and Gladys Knight, Latin star Juanes, U.K. pop act Sugababes and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are among the artists who will perform at the 2005 Nobel Peace Price Concert. The Dec. 11 event in Oslo, Norway, will also include performances by…

  16. MY SAX LIFE: A Memoir

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. D'Rivera begins with Webster's definition of "book,"…

  17. Keys 'Unplugs' For 3rd Straight No. 1 Disc

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping legacy this week, notching her third consecutive No. 1 bow on The Billboard 200. With first-week U.S. sales of 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Un Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping legacy this week, notching her third consecutive…

  18. R&B Stars Look Back With 'Roll Bounce'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonce, Keith Sweat and a collaboration by Ray J and R. Kelly will lead the soundtrack for upcoming film "Roll Bounce," Billboard.com has learned. Due Sept. 20 via M New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonc#&233;, Keith Sweat and a…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. CHANGING HOT 100 LANDSCAPE Fred, Since the introduction of digital downloads into the Hot 100 formula, there is a lot more movement on the chart and the top 40 is slowly becoming a mix of different genres again. Notably we are seeing a…

  20. Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma began bringing together master musicians from across Asia to create the Silk Road Ensemble, a group that explores and celebrates the interconnected and yet u Five years ago, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma began bringing together master musicians from…

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