1. Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala

    November 20, 2012 2:06 PM EST Canadian musician/activist Bruce Cockburn and "Raise A Little Hell" rockers Trooper were honored with lifetime achievement awards last night at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwrite ...

  2. Wonder Girls Say English Album to 'Come Out Very Soon!'

    September 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 To say American fans have been patient for K-Pop queens Wonder Girls ' U.S. debut album would be an understatement. They first hit the scene in 2009 with an English-language version of their Korean mega hit "Nobody." Fast-forward to 2 ...

  3. Hit Machine Jason Derulo, 22, Is Just Getting Warmed Up

    September 24, 2011 8:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jason DerĂ¼lo is a hit factory. Less than two years after he launched his solo career, the Miami-based singer/songwriter has already reeled off three multimillion-selling singles: "Whatcha Say," "In My Head" and "Ridin' ...

  4. Jason Derulo Recording 'Dark' Material for Sophomore Album

    September 24, 2010 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even as "What If," the fourth single from his self-titled debut album, creeps up the charts, Jason Derulo is at work on a sophomore album he says could come out during the first half of 2011. "This will be a totally different album fr ...

  5. Nicki Minaj: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 2:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Until Lil Wayne discovered Nicki Minaj on the DVD series "The Come Up" two years ago, nearly a decade had passed since a female rapper created much buzz in the music industry. Minaj, born Onika Maraj, has appeared on albums by Gucci Mane , ...

  6. Jaheim's 'Without You' Single Climbs R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    January 08, 2010 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 One of the more refreshing songs climbing Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is Jaheim 's "Ain't Leaving Without You." It's the lead single from the singer's Feb. 9 Divine Mill/Atlantic album, "Anothe ...

  7. Kara DioGuardi: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 05, 2010 5:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Let's coin a new term to describe Kara DioGuardi : Instead of a multihyphenate, she's a mega-hyphenate. The songwriter-producer-publisher-A&R executive-"American Idol" judge starts 2010 with a slate of songs to write, artists ...

  8. Video: Behind the 'Replay' Hit with Iyaz

    December 21, 2009 2:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Newcomer Iyaz doesn't have an album out yet, but, through the success of his hit single, "Replay," which is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the artist already feels like a star. " Justin Beiber ran up to me and he ...

  9. Pretty Good 'Year'

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo says he didn't plan to rush his new album, "Year of the Gentleman," his third release in as many years, into production. Ne-Yo says he didn't plan to rush his new album, "Year of the Gentleman," his third release ...

  10. The Game Moves 'LAX' Release Date Again

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due June 24 then July 8, the Game's third album, "LAX," is now set for release July 22 via Geffen. Originally due June 24 then July 8, the Game's third album, "LAX," is now set for release July 22 via Geffen. ...

  11. Let's Get 'Real'

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Plies says he's plenty aware of the hip-hop marketplace's short attention span, which is why he's releasing his sophomore album, "Definition of Real," less than a year after his 2007 debut ... Rapper Plies says he ...

  12. New Ne-Yo Album Pushed Back To August

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due June 24, Ne-Yo's third Def Jam album, "Year of the Gentleman," has been pushed back to Aug. 5 while the artist completes additional songs for the project. Originally due June 24, Ne-Yo's third Def Jam album, " ...

  13. 'Bored' By R&B, Ne-Yo Experiments On New Album

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo says he didn't plan to rush his new album, "Year of the Gentleman," his third release in as many years, into production. "I wanted the third album to be something a little different," he tells B Ne-Yo says he didn' ...

  14. Flo Rida

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Flo Rida first took the bus from Florida to Los Angeles in hopes of launching a music career, he was so broke that he was forced to live on the streets. When Flo Rida first took the bus from Florida to Los Angeles in hopes of launching a music ...

  15. In Dreams

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an "American Idol" runner-up. Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an " ...

  16. Blake Lewis Takes Creative Control

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an "American Idol" runner-up. Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an " ...

  17. Something For 'Free'

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive this week via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore a ...

  18. Freeway Back In Business With New Album

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive Nov. 20 via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore alb ...

  19. The Billboard Q&A: J.R. Rotem

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the nature of pop songwriting and his place in the music industry. The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billbo ...

  20. You Go, J. Lo

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Six months on the heels of the Spanish-language album "Coma Ama Una Mujer," which reached No. 10 on The Billboard 200, Jennifer Lopez returns to English on "Brave," due this week via Epic. First singl Six months on the heels of t ...

  21. Jive: New Britney Album Due Nov. 13

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With her new single, "Gimme More," having just hit the airwaves, Britney Spears' long-in-the-works comeback album is set for a Nov. 13 release via Jive. The Danjahandz-produced "Gimme More" debuted la With her new single, &q ...

  22. Britney Wants 'More' On New Danjahandz Track

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Britney Spears track, "Gimme More," is expected to hit the airwaves next week, according to sources at Jive Records. The up-tempo cut, produced by Timbaland right-hand-man Nate "Danjahandz" Hill A new Britney Spears track, ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Baby Bash, Voxtrot/Arctic Monkeys, CMJ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on Oct. 16. The set features guest spots from Paula DeAnda, T-Pain and Danity Kane's Andrea, while J.R. Rotem, Jim Jonsin, Felli Fell, Latin rapper Baby Bash will releas ...

  24. Lopez Returns To English For 'Brave' New CD

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Six months on the heels of the Spanish-language album "Coma Ama Una Mujer," which reached No. 10 on The Billboard 200, Jennifer Lopez is returning to English for "Brave," due Oct. 9 via Epic. First si Six months on the heels of t ...

  25. The D.E.Y.

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the absence of new releases from groups like the Fugees and the Black Eyed Peas, the D.E.Y. has stepped up to fill the void. In the absence of new releases from groups like the Fugees and the Black Eyed Peas, the D.E.Y. has stepped up to fill the ...

  26. Oft-Delayed Chamillionaire CD Due In September

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare's sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," is now penciled in for a Sept. 18 release via Universal. In the meantime, the Houston rapper's "Mi Originally due in March ...

  27. Chamillionaire Snags Busta, Kelis For New CD

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Chamillionaire has revealed additional details about his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," which, as previously reported, is due March 27 via Universal. First single "Not a Criminal" feature Rapper Chamillionaire has re ...