The Sweet Escape

  1. No Doubt Re-Enters Orbit With A Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In between bites of a Cobb salad at New York's Tribeca Grand Hotel, Gwen Stefani is explaining why No Doubt is going on tour for the first time in five years without a new album to promote. "Honestly, it's procrastination," she ...

  2. No Doubt Regrouping For Tour, Album

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST No Doubt will return to the road in 2009 while it finishes its first studio album in seven years. The group made the announcement via an instant message transcript posted on its official Web site, but did not provide specific details. "I have ...

  3. Year-End Wrap: Akon Takes Top Pop Artist Honor

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three years ago he debuted on the charts with the single "Locked Up." This year, Akon locks up Billboard's top pop artist honor. The singer's "Konvicted" album (Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown/UMRG), released in ...

  4. MTV Int'l Creates Platinum, Gold Certifications

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV International has created a certification system to honor the most-played videos across its network of channels. Through the international initiative, unveiled today, MTV will bequeath platinum awards to videos which have been played more than ...

  5. Verizon Pulls Out Of Stefani Tour Over Akon

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Verizon Wireless is no longer the presenting sponsor of the current Gwen Stefani Sweet Escape tour. Stefani can thank the trek's opening act, Akon, for Verizon's abrupt decision to sever its multi-platform ties to the tour. Last month, d ...

  6. Furtado Hangs 'Loose' At Euro Chart Summit

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, ending Norah Jones' five-week tenure with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), which dips to No. 3. "Loose" led the comp ...

  7. Norah Extends Euro Albums Chart Run

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the fifth consecutive week, Norah Jones is No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone). The album retains top spot in the Belgian region of Flanders and, although it d ...

  8. Stefani, Kobalt Renew Deal

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani has renewed her music publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Group. The deal covers territories outside North America and includes her interests in her current release "The Sweet Escape," and her first solo album & ...

  9. Beyonce Begins Third Week Atop The Hot 100

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth. The track had been the Hot 100's greatest airp ...

  10. Beatles Hold European Christmas Crown

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple) will spend Christmas at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after starting a fourth week atop the composite sales chart. It stands at No. 1 in just one individual market, Greece, but "Love" also c ...

  11. Gwen Gearing Up For New Album, Live DVD

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After laying low this year following the birth of her first child, Gwen Stefani is roaring back into action with a variety of projects. According to her Web site, Stefani is "hard at work" on new mate After laying low this year following ...