1. Wu-Tang Clarifies Beatles Usage, Shifts CD Date

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Wu-Tang Clan has clarified a statement posted yesterday (Oct. 2) on its MySpace.com site that claimed the group had secured the "first-ever" authorized Beatles sample for a song on its upcoming al The Wu-Tang Clan has clarified a state ...

  2. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Arctic Monkeys win the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino) 2006 - The Ar ...

  3. Keys, Common 'Star' In Heineken Concert Series

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, Common, Erykah Badu and Raphael Saadiq are among the big names confirmed to perform as part of the Heineken-sponsored concert series Red Star Soul. Alicia Keys, Common, Erykah Badu and Raphael Saadiq are among the big names confirmed to ...

  4. Badu, Scott, Wonder Help Latifah See The 'Light'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among the guests on Queen Latifah's second album for Verve, "Trav'lin' Light." Due Sept. 25, the project was co-produced by Tommy LiPuma a Stevie Wonder and soul ...

  5. Hudson, Beyonce, T.I. Among BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most celebrated performers last night (June 26), from Beyonce to Jennifer Hudson, it was the show's tributes to living legends and r Although the BET Awards doled out awar ...

  6. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman,& ...

  7. CéU

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's one thing for a brand new artist to break on the Billboard charts with their first album; it's quite another to do so with a (mostly) non-English language album that was strong enough for even o It's one thing for a brand new art ...

  8. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Sir Georg Solti, the Hungarian-born conductor who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to international fame as its music director for more than 20 years dies at the age of 84.<br clear="n 2002 - Country icon Willie N ...

  9. Corinne Bailey Rae

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Put her record on, and let the music speak for itself. That's simply how British singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae found mega-success in the United Kingdom. Now she has set her sights on the States Put her record on, and let the music speak ...

  10. Hip-Hop Stars Help J Dilla 'Shine'

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J Dilla's (also known as Jay Dee) longtime friend and collaborator Karriem Riggins served as the album's executive producer. The late hip-hop producer J Dilla's second solo project "The Shining," which was nearly completed w ...

  11. Nas Declares 'Hip Hop Is Dead'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label, "Hip-Hop Is Dead," in late September. The rapper made the announcement last night (May 18) while performing on the first leg of la Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver ...

  12. The Right Time

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more years than that since he last had a major hit. Now, a broad circle of unlikely fans have conspired to bring It has been more than eight years since Sergio Me ...

  13. Roots Rocking Chappelle's 'Block,' Grammy Jam

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson served as the musical director for the impromptu 2004 "Block Party" concert organized by comedian Dave Chappelle in Brooklyn, N.Y., so it's only fitting that h Roots drummer Ahmir &qu ...

  14. Hayes Digging Stax-Era Retrospective

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul man Isaac Hayes' years with Stax Records are collected on the new double-disc set "Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?," released last week. Soul man Isaac Hayes' years with Stax Records are collected on the new double-dis ...

  15. Kanye West / Oct. 13, 2005 / Gainesville, Fla. (O'Connell Center)

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This was only the third show on the Touch The Sky trek and it was thick with that new-concert smell. West vanished for long stretches of time, prop transitions were ragged and cues were missed -- at o Ah, college. Times may change and the years may ...

  16. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Sim ...

  17. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Sir Georg Solti, the Hungarian-born conductor who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to international fame as its music director for more than 20 years dies at the age of 84.<br clear="n 2002 - Country icon Willie N ...

  18. Floetry's Sophomore Album Due In November

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B duo Floetry will release its second studio album, "Flo'Ology," Nov. 8 via Geffen. R&B duo Floetry will release its second studio album, "Flo'Ology," Nov. 8 via Geffen. The Scott Storch-produced first single, ...

  19. Common Not A Plain Rapper

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Common is back. That is the consensus that reverberated coast-to-coast in advance of the May 24 release of "Be." And judging by the unanimously positive buzz around the Getting Out Our Dreams/ ...

  20. Common Rolls With Kanye, Plots Nas Tour

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chicago rapper Common will return on May 24 with the album "Be," which, as tipped here last year, was produced by Kanye West. The 11-track set will be co-released via West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint and Chicago rapper Common will return ...

  21. Badu Announces Control FreaQ Label At SXSW

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Erykah Badu took time to discuss the label she is starting and her commitment to communit Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at ...

  22. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwes ...

  23. Chappelle's 'Block Party' Heading To Film

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans gathered in the rain Saturday in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood to enjoy performances from such acts Common, the Roots, Kanye West and the reunited Fugees. Dubbed "Block Party," the event wa Fans gathered in the rain Saturda ...

  24. Epic Collects Macy Gray's 'Best'

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclectic vocalist's three albums for the label. Epic will on Sept. 7 release "The Very Best of Macy Gray," culling material from the eclect ...

  25. Anything

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Martina Topley-Bird first made her presence known by way of Tricky's now-classic, trip-hop-spiked 1995 album, "Maxinquaye," which spotlighted her bluesy, raspy and commanding voice. Martina Topley-Bird first made her presence known by ...

  26. Badu Plans 'Underground' Tour

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Erykah Badu has slated a 2004 U.S. theater tour to kick off with a Feb. 3-4 stand in New Orleans. The trek is scheduled to run through a March 18 show in Memphis, with Floetry joining the tour Feb. 5 Erykah Badu has slated a 2004 U.S. theater tour t ...

  27. R&B/Hip-Hop Acts Lead Grammy Nominees

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations for the 46th Grammy Awards. Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, the Neptunes' Chad Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes ...

  28. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 10-16, 2003. The one thing I'm guaranteed to watch this week will be "The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute." I've got all sorts of personal reasons for tuni ...

  29. Blackstar

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After graduating from backup-singing school under the tuition of Erykah Badu, Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder, Yahzarah began eliciting buzz in her own right with the 2002 indie release "Hear Me" (Keo M After graduating from backup-singing s ...

  30. McLachlan: A Reflection Of Her Life

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Six years is a long time between studio albums -- but sometimes life gets in the way. Canadian pop powerhouse Sarah McLachlan actually spent about two and-a-half years working on her latest disc, " ...

  31. Breaking & Entering

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: YahZarah, Finger Eleven and Matchbook Romance. BACK-UP NO MORE: R&B singer YahZarah was settling in for dorm life at North Carolina Central University when she ...

  32. Hip-Hop's Biggest Acts Set For Source Awards

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Set for Oct. 13 at Florida's Miami Arena, the ceremony will also feature en Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are ...

  33. Rice Nabs Shortlist Music Prize

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last night (Oct. 5), climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine other nominees a Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected th ...

  34. CHART BEAT

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson's report includes chart discussion and items on Uncle Kracker, Metallica, Erykah Badu and more. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Erykah Badu , Fred Bronson ...

  35. Chart Beat Chat

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Metallica, Clay Aiken, Erykah Badu, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. METALLICA'S METAL (AND CLAY AIKEN, TOO) Dear Mr. Bronson, My husband and I have a debate going. He says that Metallica's "black" album w ...

  36. Erykah Badu Cuts 'Underground' Distinctly Her Way

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One thing hasn't changed since Erykah Badu first grooved into crossover success in 1997: The singer/songwriter does things her way. And that includes musical messages pulsating throughout her fourt ...

  37. World Wide Underground

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Erykah Badu has always marched to the beat of her own drummer. Erykah Badu has always marched to the beat of her own drummer. With her latest set, "World Wide Underground," she continues to do so with a little help from some drum programmi ...

  38. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you ...

  39. THE BILLBOARD 200

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Grand Champ , DMX 2. Thirteenth Step , A Perfect Circle 3. World Wide Underground , Erykah Badu 4. Heavier Things , John Mayer 5. Metamorphosis , Hilary Duff Issue date: Oct. 4, 2003 News Hilary Duff , Erykah Badu , John Maye ...

  40. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last r ...

  41. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper DMX's "Grand Champ" (Def Jam), which is being touted as his final album. Guests include 50 Cent, Cam'ron, Patti Labelle, and Styles. -- A mini-album from ...

  42. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 15-21, 2003. A new talk show hosted by Sharon Osbourne undoubtedly means more music on your TV, but don't freak out, cuz it won't be all Ozzy all the time! On th ...

  43. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 8-14, 2003. It's back to school and back to work -- the summer is over. Well, it's not technically over until the 23rd of the month, but unofficially, life gets ...

  44. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's Tavern in Brownville, Neb., when his nose begins bleeding uncontrollably. Nelson is forced to cancel several shows over the fo 2002 - Country icon Willie Nels ...

  45. Interpol, Keys, Cat Power Among Shortlist Finalists

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and the Black Keys are among the 10 finalists for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize. The prize will be presented Oct. 5 as part of a concert/ceremony at Los Ang Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and t ...

  46. Hip-Hoppers Shake Chart-Topping 'Tailfeather'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 to Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hip-hop threesome jumps 3-1 on the chart as the Destiny's Child sin After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z ...

  47. Shortlist Prize Rolls Out 'Long List'

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The eighty-six nominees for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize have been unveiled as a precursor to selecting 10 finalists early next month and choosing a winner Oct. 16 in Los Angeles. The eighty-six nominees for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize have bee ...

  48. Billboard-AURN 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Winners

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard-AURN 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Winners Here are the winners for Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 8 in Miami Beach. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUM EMINEM "The Eminem Show" Web/After ...

  49. 50 Cent On The Money At R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show, handed out last night (Aug. 8) in Miami Beach. Going in with a record-setting 10 nominations 50 Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-Amer ...

  50. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and enteri ...

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