Unplugged

  1. Pepe Aguilar to Rock Genre-Bending MTV Unplugged Set (Exclusive)

    April 11, 2014 7:00 AM EDT TR3s (formerly known as MTV TR3s), usually turns to Latin rock or alternative acts for its MTV Unplugged series. But after a successful foray into regional Mexican territory with Los Tigres del Norte in 2011, the network is once again thinking out ...

  2. Chart Moves: 'Newsies' Cast Album Debuts, 'MTV Unplugged' Returns, and a Video Game Soundtrack Sizzles

    April 19, 2012 10:38 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Lionel Richie claimed his third No. 1 album with the rise of "Tuskegee" (129,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, up 35%). He might even stick around for a second week on the list i ...

  3. MTV Announces 8 New Unplugged Performances With Florence + The Machine, The Civil Wars

    March 29, 2012 11:10 AM EDT MTV is bringing back its storied and award-winning "Unplugged" franchise for 2012, kicking things off with a performance by Florence + the Machine April 8. MTV Announces 'Hip-Hop POV,' New Late-Night Music Talk & Performanc ...

  4. Backbeat: Kelly Clarkson's VH1 'Unplugged' Taping, VH1 Pres. Tom Calderone Reminisces

    November 10, 2011 1:45 PM EST Label love: Sony execs with Clarkson and VH1's Director of Music & Talent following her "Unplugged" taping. Left to right: Roulie Zouzias (VH1 Director of Music & Talent), Andrew Berkowitz (VP, Artist Relations, Sony Music E ...

  5. Lil Wayne Tapped For MTV 'Unplugged,' Scheduled To Air June 12

    May 12, 2011 12:05 AM EDT Lil Wayne will be the first hip-hop artist to tape an episode of MTV's "Unplugged" in a decade when he takes the stage Thursday (May 12) in Los Angeles. The episode will be aired around the time of his next album release, "Tha ...

  6. Lykke Li to Tape First MTV 'Unplugged' Show of 2011: Billboard Exclusive

    March 03, 2011 7:45 AM EST Swedish singer-songwriter Lyyke Li will tape an episode of "Unplugged" Friday in New York for airing in April on MTV. It is MTV's first "Unplugged" this year. Adele shot an episode of the show for VH1 that premieres Friday ...

  7. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) sta ...

  8. Keys Grabs Third Straight No. 1

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Unplugged' moves 196,000 copies in first week. 'Unplugged' moves 196,000 copies in first week. News ...

  9. Keys Grabs Third Straight No. 1

    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 leg ...

  10. Backstage At The BET Awards

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys working on "unplugged" album. Acknowledging after the Fugees' show-opening reunion that "BET had the balls to do this," group member Pras Michel promised that a new album is in the works. "Right now we ...

  11. Torres To Go 'Unplugged' For MTV Latin America

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Argentine singer Diego Torres will be the featured artist of MTV Latin America's 18th "Unplugged" production, Billboard.biz has learned. Argentine singer Diego Torres will be the featured artist of MTV Latin America's 18th &quo ...