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  1. HBO To Broadcast Star-Packed Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ...

  2. will.i.am To Debut New Obama Video

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST will.i.am felt so confident about Barack Obama winning the presidency, he's created a new song and video - much like his viral hit "Yes We Can" - to celebrate. "It's A New Day" was to debut Wednesday (Nov. 5) on the W ...

  3. 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. "I'll be finishing the record Oct. 15," producer and group member will.i.am tells Billboard.biz. Recording sessions have been ta ...

  4. Latin Stars Craft Pro-Obama Video

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following the buzz created by the pro-Barack Obama "Yes We Can" viral video and song produced by the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, producer Andres Levin has made a similar video in Spanish on will.i.am's Dipdive site. "Podem ...

  5. ASCAP Pop Awards Crowns Timbaland Top Songwriter

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Timbaland was named songwriter of the year at the 25th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Among the other top honors handed out earlier this evening (April 9) at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre were publisher of the year to EMI Music Pub ...

  6. Juanes, Brown, Fergie Lend Hand To Mendes' 'Encanto'

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music icon Sergio Mendes' latest album, "Encanto," will feature collaborations with Juanes, Brazilian artists Carlinhos Brown and Vanessa da Mata, Fergie and Natalie Cole, among others. Concord Records and Starbucks Entert ...

  7. Hip Hop Briefs: Lupe Fiasco, Mick Boogie, Talib Kweli

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lupe Fiasco recently wrapped up his second official video, "Paris Tokyo," from his sophomore album, "The Cool." The video will sport a 1940's theme and features the rapper on a camel trudging through the desert. & ...

  8. 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.biz on Thursday night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Benefit Concert in L.A. "I' ...

  9. Fergie To Cover-Up For Malaysia Gig

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' Fergie will tone-down her outfits for the band's concert tomorrow night in Malaysia. Speaking at a press conference ahead of the performance at the Genting Highlands casino resort, near Kuala Lumpur, band member will ...

  10. 'Girl' Talk With Will.I.Am

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine suggested the idea of a solo album earlier this year, Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am was caught off guard. "I'm thinking, 'Why would I do a solo project?' " he recalls ...

  11. Black Eyed Peas Frontman Launches Digital Music Store

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With label Interscope loosening the DRM shackles, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am today launched a digital music store on his Web site, making all digital tunes sold free of copy protection. The new service is powered by Musicane, for which wil ...

  12. Lennon Bus Joins Fergie Tour

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit mobile recording and multimedia studio, has been invited to join Fergie's Verizon-sponsored summer tour. The Bus, on which Fergie recorded "Fergalicious" and several other cuts from ...

  13. Will.i.am To Design Denim Line

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT High-end denim fashion manufacturer and distributor Blue Holdings and Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am have partnered to create the i.am Antik brand. I.am Antik will focus on premium denim fashions and will be sold in specialty stores and departme ...

  14. Midem Day One: DRM Takes Center Stage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A buzzing and busy Midem opened for business today (Jan. 21), on what would otherwise have been a sunny, lazy Sunday. The annual music industry convention, now in its 41st year, continued to play host to the MidemNet conference, the specialist tec ...

  15. Digital Sales Hit New All-Time Highs

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.S. digital track sales hit a new all-time high in the week after Christmas with 30.1 million sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan ( For a report on full year-end sales figures click here ). The flurry of downloading in the final week of the year ...

  16. will.i.am Working On Jackson Comeback Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am was ubiquitous behind the boards in 2006, producing tracks for Justin Timberlake, Fergie, Snoop Dogg and Nas and earning a producer of the year Grammy nomination. But his sights are now set on Michael Jackson� ...

  17. Cherry Lane Inks Deals With Will.I.Am, Wolfmother

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas frontman re-ups with publisher. Cherry Lane Music Publishing has recently inked deals with Black Eyed Peas frontman Will Adams, aka will.i.am, and Australian rock trio Wolfmother. The multi-year deal with will.i.am extends the publ ...

  18. Snickers, Black Eyed Peas Go After Teen Market

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital films to be featured on Web site. Beginning June 5, Snickers will court the teen market with a new online destination (InstantDef.com) and help from the Black Eyed Peas. Snickers has created a series of digital films spotlighting BEP membe ...

  19. Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards scheduled for Feb. 8 at Staples Center. With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six ...

  20. Rhythm & Blues

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charlie Wilson's debut album for Jive boasts its share of star power, including the first song produced by the Jawbreakers, aka Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am. Read Gail Mitchell Charlie Wilson's debut album fo ...

  21. Macy Gray Joins WMA

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Interscope album in works. Macy Gray has signed with the William Morris Agency for representation in all areas. Her Grammy-nominated debut album, "On How Life Is" (Epic), was certified quadruple-platinum. In addition to her music car ...

  22. Black Eyed Peas Hook Up With 'The Sims'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Interscope act Black Eyed Peas have re-recorded exclusive versions of nine tracks from their upcoming album, "Monkey Business," for use in Electronic Arts' (EA) highly anticipated videogame "T A&M/Interscope act ...

  23. Black Eyed Peas Hook Up With 'The Sims'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Band re-records tracks for new videogame. A&M/Interscope act Black Eyed Peas have re-recorded exclusive versions of nine tracks from their upcoming album, "Monkey Business," for use in Electronic Arts' (EA) highly anticipated vi ...

  24. Fire Destroys Black Eyed Peas' Gear

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A fire broke out yesterday (Aug. 11) in a studio where the Black Eyed Peas were recording a new album, destroying about $500,000 in gear and instruments, authorities and band members said. A fire broke out yesterday (Aug. 11) in a studio where the ...

  25. The Beat

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's column. Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's c ...

  26. The Beat

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's column. Carlos Santana writes songs with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am for his next studio album. Read Melinda Newman's c ...

  27. Black Eyed Peas Land NBA Slam-Dunk

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered around the basketball playoffs. The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered a ...

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