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  1. Record Producer, Engineer Marty Lewis Dies at 60

    May 16, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Marty Lewis, a veteran record producer, engineer and mixer whom Jimmy Buffett referred to as the "Sound Sculptor," died April 27 while swimming in the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He was 60. Lewis enjoyed a fruitful collabora ...

  2. Enrique Iglesias to Tour With Pitbull, Prince Royce This Fall

    May 12, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias announced at a press conference today that he will be touring U.S. arenas with special guests Pitbull and Prince Royce this Fall. Starting September 22 in Boston, the tour will travel to nearly 20 cities and culminate in an Octobe ...

  3. From Sea To Shining Sea, FM Radio Salutes America

    May 02, 2011 3:12 PM EDT A s previously reported , following the news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American music and commentary. Across the country, other stations in a var ...

  4. Kid Rock Accepts NAACP Honor Amidst Protests Over Use of Confederate Flag

    May 02, 2011 7:34 AM EDT Grammy-nominated artist Kid Rock told nearly 10,000 people at the Detroit NAACP branch's annual fundraising dinner that his use of the Confederate flag during on-stage performances has nothing to do with how he feels about blacks. "I lov ...

  5. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  6. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary by Michael Rapaport to Hit Theaters

    April 27, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest , "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New Yo ...

  7. The Dating Game Between Music and Sponsorships Explored at Billboard Latin Music Conference Panels

    April 26, 2011 7:08 PM EDT The Effectiveness of Local Branding Panelists: (left to right)Carlos Boughton, brand director of Tecate and Tecate Light, Heineken USA; Luis Miguel Messianu, president/chief creative officer of Alma; Carla Dodds, senior director of multicultural m ...

  8. TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Dies of Lung Cancer

    April 20, 2011 4:33 PM EDT TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith has died of lung cancer, the band announced on its official website Wednesday (Apr. 20). "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous figh ...

  9. Nicki Minaj Confirms Talks To Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 08, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Nicki Minaj confirmed that she is in talks to join Britney Spears' forthcoming tour, as reported in Billboard.biz last week. MTV News spoke with Minaj befo ...

  10. Charlie Sheen Gets Cheers, Not Boos In Second Stop On Tour

    April 04, 2011 7:33 AM EDT This time, Charlie Sheen's stage show began and ended with a standing ovation. Sheen changed up the format for his 20-city road show after bombing in Detroit, using a master of ceremonies who asked the former "Two and a Half Men" st ...

  11. Charlie Sheen Show Opens to Boos, Walk-Outs in Detroit

    April 03, 2011 10:34 AM EDT It looks like the end is already near for Charlie Sheen's much-hyped tour . Boos and walk-outs forced the actor to end the first show in Detroit after less than an hour on stage. When Sheen finally took the stage after several tepid attempts ...

  12. Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Sources say that Nicki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour after Enrique Iglesias abrup ...

  13. Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow Announce Summer Tour

    March 31, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Kid Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live a ...

  14. Charlie Sheen's Rep On Ticket Controversy: 'A Ticket Sold Is A Ticket Sold'

    March 30, 2011 4:57 PM EDT "Winning" or "Not Winning"? That's the latest question surrounding Charlie Sheen's "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" 22-date North American tour, which begins April 2 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Over the past ...

  15. Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg Working on Single; 'Get Ready to Rock the Sheenius Within!'

    March 30, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Warlock Meets His Music Makers: (from left) Snoop Dogg, Charlie Sheen and Rob Patterson (Photo: via Twitpic) Filter's Rob Patterson is producing a track for Charlie Sheen's upcoming tour, and Snoop Dogg will guest on the track, sources h ...

  16. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  17. Charlie Sheen Adds 'Torpedo' Dates

    March 15, 2011 7:51 PM EDT Charlie Sheen will add the following shows to his Live Nation-produced My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour: The Playhouse Square in Cleveland (April 5); The Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio (April 6); Radio City Music Hall in ...

  18. Eminem Overtakes Lady Gaga As Most 'Liked' Living Artist On Facebook

    February 24, 2011 12:26 PM EST Eminem It's official -- Eminem is the most 'liked' living artist on Facebook. The Detroit rapper overtook Lady Gaga this week for the distinction, currently coming in at over 28,883,000 'likes' as opposed to Gaga's 28 ...

  19. 1000 No. 1s: Which Record Labels Have Ruled The Billboard Hot 100?

    February 18, 2011 7:30 AM EST A word cloud reflecting the percentage of songs in the Billboard Hot 100's first 1000 No. 1 songs -- click here for a larger version, and head here for a list of all labels with more than four No. 1 songs. This week, Billboard published " ...

  20. DigiTour Live Music Series Details Trickle Out Slowly

    February 08, 2011 9:22 PM EST The details of the first DigiTour live music series -- featuring the most popular YouTube celebrities -- have been revealed. Sort of… The tour will begin April 13 in Northern California and continue through Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Char ...

  21. Eminem 'Thrilled' By Super Bowl Ad, 'Focused' On Grammys, Says Manager

    February 08, 2011 9:53 AM EST Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg says he and the rapper are both overwhelmed by the rapturous response to the two-minute Chrysler 200 ad that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV telecast. Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Centr ...

  22. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Eminem Score With Memorable Super Bowl Ads

    February 07, 2011 7:15 AM EST The action on the Superbowl XLV field had Steelers and Packers fans glued to their TV sets Sunday (Feb. 6) night. But for many, it was the ads that popped up between the tackles and touchdowns that made the game memorable. Beliebers across the cou ...

  23. Lil Wayne Announces 'I Am Music II' Tour Dates

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nearly three months after being released from prison, Lil Wayne today (Jan. 24) announced an I Am Music II spring tour, a 24-date trek across North America that kicks off Mar. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, N.J., with a h ...

  24. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  25. Eminen & Dr. Dre's 'Up In Smoke' DVD Named In Michigan Supreme Court Right To Privacy Case

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hip-Hop Star Dr. Dre is on the docket at the Michigan Supreme Court though neither will be there. The court plans to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by a Detroit councilman and others who say they were illegally videotaped backstage at a 200 ...

  26. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  27. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks To Tour North American Arenas In March

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks will come together for the upcoming the Heart and & Soul Tour, a series of North American arena performances scheduled to begin March 20 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Thirteen dates had been c ...

  28. Margaret Whiting, Iconic Standards Singer, Dies at 86

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Margaret Whiting, a longtime singer of jazz, pop and country standards perhaps best known for her duet, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Johnny Mercer, died of natural causes Monday (Jan. 10) in Englewood, N.J, her daughter confirmed ...

  29. Aretha Franklin Says Her Health Is 'Superb'

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is "superb." Franklin called in to Wednesday's installment of "The Wendy Williams Show," telling the host she was relaxing at a c ...

  30. Aretha Franklin Goes Home for the Holidays

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin is home from the hospital - and she's already making plans for the holidays. In a statement released Wednesday, the Queen of Soul said she's been home for three days and her family and friends are taking great care of her ...

  31. Justin Bieber Wins AMAs Artist of the Year

    November 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber walked away with the American Music Awards artist of the year trophy, becoming the youngest person in the history of the of the event to win the award. The Canadian heartthrob chose to share the spotlight with his "mentor, best ...

  32. Aretha Franklin Cancels All Shows For Six months

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin has canceled all of her appearances until next spring on the orders of doctors. Franklin, 68, the "Queen of Soul" who famously sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009, pulled out of all concert and pers ...

  33. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  34. Updated: Live Nation Shuffles Execs, Garner Exits Company

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment disclosed in an 8-K filing Wednesday that Jason Garner, the head of its concert business, has left the company . In light of the departure, Live Nation has promoted three of its key veteran executives. Longtime promoters ...

  35. Andy Kotowicz, 1972-2010

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sub Pop Records VP of sales and marketing Andy Kotowicz died in Seattle from injuries sustained in an Oct. 21 car accident. He was 37. Since arriving at the label in 2000, Kotowicz served as A&R rep for such acts as Mudhoney, Wolf Eyes, Pissed ...

  36. Amsterdam Dance Event Day 1: Celebrating Birth Of Techno

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first day of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicked off with a major surprise. So many delegates (1,100) arrived for the daytime sessions that a queue stretching some 50 meters down the street formed. It was the first time this has happened, a ...

  37. 'Glee' Returns With Huge Ratings Win

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox's pop TV phenomena "Glee" exploded in the ratings Tuesday night. The season two debut of "Glee" delivered 12.3 million viewers and a 5.5 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That's up a whopping 20% from its premiere ...

  38. Jay-Z Joined By Beyonce, Chris Martin, Kanye At Yankee Stadium

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Midway through his portion of his heavyweight twin billing with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium, Eminem took a moment to reflect the gravity of performing a concert on a hallowed ground. But he wasn't talking about the house that Jeter built: Instead ...

  39. Yankees, Jay-Z Team Up On Co-branded Merchandise

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Get your New York Yankees hats here - with a Jay-Z logo. The hip-hop mogul is teaming up with his favorite baseball squad on co-branded clothes that will be sold exclusively at Yankee Stadium beginning next week. All the items, from baseball caps ...

  40. Doo-wop star, Motown Executive Harvey Fuqua Dies

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Harvey Fuqua , a former doo-wop star with the Moonglows who went on to launch Marvin Gaye 's career as well as his comeback, died in Detroit on Tuesday (July 6), the Motown Alumni Association said. He was 80. He succumbed to what an associati ...

  41. Eminem Plays Surprise NY Set

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem unleashed his new album "Recovery" on Monday (June 21), but the Detroit rap star gave a lucky few hip-hop heads at New York's Bowery Ballroom an extra treat later that night, performing a quick set at a freestyle rap battle e ...

  42. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  43. @Music & Advertising: Day One Highlights Include Devo Presentation, Kid Rock Keynote

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . On the opening day (June 15) of the second annual Billboard Music and Advertising Conference, a mix of artists and industry experts gave their take on th ...

  44. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  45. Temptations Singer Ali-Ollie Woodson Dies

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ali-Ollie Woodson, who led the legendary Motown quintet the Temptations in the 1980s and '90s and helped restore them to their hit-making glory with songs including "Treat Her Like a Lady," has died, a friend said. He was 58. Woodso ...

  46. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospe ...

  47. Jazz Pianist, Composer Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones, whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said M ...

  48. Eminem, Jay-Z Teaming Up For Pair Of Stadium Shows

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT What could be better than New York's own Jay-Z playing the first concert at the new Yankee Stadium? How about fellow rap superstar Eminem alongside him? The two titans of the hip-hop world attended Wednesday night's New York-Detroit game ...

  49. Business Matters: Sirius XM, Facebook, iTunes, We7 and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- A few side notes to Sirius XM's Q1 earnings release on Tuesday, which was reported at Billboard.biz. First, the company lost 306,000 retail subscribers during the quarter - slightly better than the loss in the prior year period. But it gai ...

  50. Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed Set For Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Fest

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will begin in late summer and feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, along with Halestorm and Stone Sour. Set for the Jägermeister second stage are headliners Hellyeah, as well as ...

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