1. Kelis, 'FOOD': Track-By-Track Review

    April 21, 2014 1:08 PM EDT For her latest career reinvention, Kelis is trying on a rock-and-soul hybrid helmed by producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) with an album called "FOOD" (out Tuesday on Ninja Tune), conveniently released at the same time as she's ho ...

  2. 'Orange is the New Black' Receiving Official Soundtrack

    April 01, 2014 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The female inmates are still stuck in prison, but the sounds of "Orange Is the New Black" are being readied for release. "Music From the Original Series Orange Is the New Black" will be available on May 13, Universal Music Enterp ...

  3. Kelis to Host Show on Cooking Channel

    February 17, 2014 8:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Announcement precedes release of new album "FOOD" Kelis enjoys food. That much has been known since she announced "FOOD," her sixth LP, for an April release and included a first single titled "Jerk Ribs" -- not to menti ...

  4. Chuck Inglish's Sounds Like Fun Imprint Signs to Dave Sitek's Federal Prism Label

    June 28, 2013 12:05 PM EDT Rapper Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll, one-half of Chicago duo the Cool Kids, announced a new partnership between his imprint, Sounds Like Fun, and Dave Sitek's label Federal Prism, distributed by ADA and home to Sitek's main ...

  5. Kelis Announces New Album, 'FOOD,' Releases New Song

    April 30, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Last week, Kelis announced via Twitter that her new studio album had been completed. Now, she's sharing a track from it called "Jerk Ribs" and provides more details. The LP is complete and is set for a fall 2013 release, though the ...

  6. Calvin Harris Releasing '18 Months' Oct. 30

    September 25, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guest Singers on DJ's Third Effort Include Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding Calvin Harris , the producer-DJ behind Rihanna 's pulsating hit "We Found Love," which topped the Hot 100 for ten weeks, will release his third solo album ...

  7. Single Reviews: Coheed, Bridget Mendler, David Guetta & Kanye West

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT BRIDGIT MENDLER Ready or Not (3:22) Producer: Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou Writers: B. Mendler, E. Kiriakou, E. Bogart Publishers: various Hollywood Records Bridgit Mendler spends a good portion of debut single "Ready or Not" introd ...

  8. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean Debut New 'Cruel Summer' Single, 'Clique': Listen

    September 07, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Less than two weeks before the release of G.O.O.D. Music's collaborative album, "Cruel Summer" (Sept. 18), Kanye West and the crew release their third single, "Clique." The Hit-Boy produced cut, released yesterday (Sept. 6), ...

  9. Four-Play: Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, & Waka Flocka Flame

    September 04, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Azealia Banks taps into the 90s', Nas reminisces on the past, 2 Chainz commemorates a way only he can, and Waka Flocka Flame keeps it classy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, and Waka Floc ...

  10. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  11. Chris Lighty: 1968-2012

    August 30, 2012 7:35 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died the morning of Aug ...

  12. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were un ...

  13. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  14. Nas Performs 'Life is Good' Hits & More at NYC iHeart Radio Show

    August 25, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The audience was fairly still at the iHeartRadio Theatre Friday (August 24), but not for lack of interest. They were entranced, as Nas bobbed and weaved through 15-year-old flows when performing his extensive catalogue. Fans across the room watched ...

  15. Album Reviews: Nas, Soul Asylum, JEFF the Brotherhood, Matisyahu

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT HIP-HOP NAS Life Is Good Producers: various Def Jam Release Date: July 17 Nas has admitted that the frilly green dress draped over his right knee on the cover of "Life Is Good" is the gown ex-wife Kelis wore at their wedding in 2005. It& ...

  16. Nas, 'Life is Good': Track-By-Track Review

    July 17, 2012 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I know you think my life is good cause my diamond piece/ But my life been good since I started finding peace," Nas rhymes on his nostalgic 90s hip-hop, No ID produced cut, "Loco-Motive." The second verse off "Loco-Motive&qu ...

  17. Kelis Goes the 'Distance' with Skream-Produced Single: Listen

    July 02, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kelis ' single "Distance" premiered on London's Reprezent Radio on June 30, leaking online on Sunday. The track's the first look at her upcoming sixth studio album. Featuring a clear EDM influence, the single was written and ...

  18. Nas Opens Up About Personal Moments On 'Life Is Good' Album

    June 29, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "'Life Is Good' represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life," Nas says. Nearly a decade ago, celebrated hip-hop lyricist Nasir " Nas " Jones discovered Marvin Gaye 's divorce masterpiece, & ...

  19. Nas Holds Kelis-Like Wedding Dress on 'Life is Good' Cover

    June 05, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas revealed the cover of his long-awaited tenth studio album, "Life Is Good" (July 17), yesterday (June 4) to mixed reactions. The picture, which depicts the rapper holding a dress similar to his ex-wife, R&B singer Kelis' , wedd ...

  20. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

    April 17, 2012 4:12 PM EDT As Calvin Harris' career has taken off, so have the fortunes of electronic dance music management company Three Six Zero Group. Founded in 2007 by Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for dance festival firm Global Gathering, and Dean Wilson and A ...

  21. Nas Talks Chingy 'Pop-Fluff' Period of Hip-Hop & Winehouse 'Duet'

    March 19, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been years since Nas and former manager Steve Stoute formally worked together, but when the two reunited on-stage at a keynote Q&A at South by Southwest Friday it was as if little time had passed. Stoute, a former exec VP at Interscope ...

  22. Nas Opens Up About Amy Winehouse, Divorce, Competing With 'Pop-Fluff Stuff' at SXSW Chat

    March 17, 2012 4:51 PM EDT It's been years since Nas and former manager Steve Stoute formally worked together, but when the two reunited on-stage at a keynote Q&A at South by Southwest Friday it was as if little time had passed. Stoute, a former exec VP at Intersco ...

  23. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  24. Weekly Chart Notes: Greg Laswell, Adele, Justin Bieber

    December 08, 2011 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The "Glee" cast isn't the first act to to turn Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a ballad. Singer/songwriter Laswell first stripped the song down in 2007. 'GIRLS' POWER: For the first time this ...

  25. 9 Years After His Win, 'Pop Idol' Will Young Remains a Chart Force

    September 19, 2011 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the countdown begins for the U.S. premiere of "The X Factor" (Sept. 21), an early U.K. winner shows he's still got the chops. Will Young found fame as the 2002 winner of "Pop Idol," the pioneering Simon Fuller-created Bri ...

  26. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Ig ...

  27. Take That Re-Release Tops U.K. Album Chart; Example Single Remains at No. 1

    June 20, 2011 8:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Take That's "Progress" album (Polydor/Universal), which debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. last November, powered back to the top yesterday (Sunday) after the release of a new version, augmented by a second CD featuring eight unreleased tra ...

  28. POTW: Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters, Ricky Martin, Rick Ross, Dave Matthews

    April 15, 2011 5:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ennifer Lopez takes us to Mexico, Jamie Foxx drops it low, Kelis , Solange , Hayley Williams and Robyn strut the red carpet, Dave Grohl and Mark Hoppus face off and celebrities hit courtside. It all happened this week and we've got the pics t ...

  29. Duran Duran Live Q&A Archived Video

    April 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Duran Duran With a world tour and new album "All You Need Is Now" afoot, it was the perfect time to have none other than Duran Duran 's Nick Rhodes and John Taylor in Billboard.com's studio for a live Q&A answering fan tweets ...

  30. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank ...

  31. Legal Updates: Fantasia Didn't Break Up Marriage? Kelis Sued

    December 22, 2010 11:16 AM EST 0 0 0 A North Carolina judge ruled in favor of Fantasia's former lover Antwaun Cook in his divorce proceedings against his ex-wife Paula, saying the pair separated on Sept. 14, 2009, and not in June 2010, as Paula's claimed. What does this mean ...

  32. Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson To Play New U.K. Venue

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson, Kelis, Hurts, Tinie Tempah, Kele and Klaxons are among the acts booked to play the new HMV Institute venue in Birmingham. Following a long-term, multi-million pound refurbishment since its closure in 2008, the U.K. ve ...

  33. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai ...

  34. Chart Beat Wednesday: Enrique Iglesias, Soundgarden, Daughtry

    August 18, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 AN HONOR FIT FOR A KING, AND A PRINCE: ... and now, Enrique Iglesias , too. With a 2-1 lift on Dance/Club Play Songs for "I Like It," Iglesias collects his seventh No. 1 on the chart, equaling Michael Jackson and Prince for most leaders am ...

  35. Kelis Announces European Tour

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kelis has confirmed a 17-date European tour in support of her recently released studio album "Flesh Tone" (will.i.am/Interscope). Starting at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Oct. 1 the tour visits Paris (Oct. 6), Brussels (Oct. ...

  36. Brandon Flowers, Kelis, KT Tunstall Join Guinness Arthur's Day Bill

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers, Kelis and U.K. singer-songwriters KT Tunstall have been added to the line up for the second annual "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 at various locat ...

  37. Robyn Looks Ahead to 'Gangsta' Snoop Duet on 'Body Talk, Pt. 2'

    July 14, 2010 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 As she prepares to launch a North American tour, Swedish electro-pop diva Robyn is forging ahead with plans to release three "Body Talk" albums, possibly getting all of them out before the end of the calendar year. "It's a practi ...

  38. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "proba ...

  39. Kelis Balances Motherhood And Stardom

    June 18, 2010 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 In one sense, Kelis is just like most working mothers, trying to raise her baby while maintaining her career. When she does interviews, her son, Knight, makes noises in the background as she answer questions. But Kelis' struggle to balance her ...

  40. POTW: Shakira, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera

    June 11, 2010 2:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shakira shook her bom bom, Christina Aguilera got sparkly, Lady Gaga gave the finger, Kelis was mitch-matched, Lil' Kim showed off her lady humps, Kanye West , Lupe Fiasco and Common repped Chicago, Erykah Badu borrowed T-Pain's hat, Diddy ...

  41. Kelis: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Flesh Tone" (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope, July 6) The eclectic Kelis goes "Acapella," courtesy of David Guetta , on the lead single from "Flesh Tone." Assisting the singer on her first album in nearly four years a ...

  42. Thom Yorke To Play Big Chill Fest

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has been announced as one of the main acts for this year's Big Chill Festival , joining MIA and Massive Attack on the Deer Park Stage this summer. Other previously announced acts for the 40,000-capacity festival ...

  43. POTW: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Flo-Rida

    April 23, 2010 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift helped Jennifer Hudson go country at the Last Rodeo Show in Las Vegas, a pasty Lady Gaga got cradled at her Tokyo show, a shirtless Flo-Rida rode on another man's shoulders while performing at the ASCAP Music Awards in Hollywood, C ...

  44. Lady Gaga Holds Off MGMT On Euro Chart

    April 22, 2010 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga pulls off the pan-European double again, withstanding a new entry by MGMT to keep control of Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and starting a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles w ...

  45. M.I.A., Massive Attack To Headline U.K. Big Chill Fest

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. and U.K. dance veterans Massive Attack are to headline the U.K. Big Chill festival, held at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, Aug. 5-8. Other acts confirmed to the play the Festival Republic-organized event, which celebrates its 16th ...

  46. Chart Beat Thursday: Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Peter Gabriel

    March 11, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RECORD 'BREAK'-ER: As previously reported , Taio Cruz skyrockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his maiden chart entry, "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The song's ascent to the apex marks the biggest jump to No. ...

  47. Nas Pleads not Guilty To Contempt in Divorce Case From Kelis

    February 19, 2010 4:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Nas faces a criminal contempt charge for unpaid child and spousal support in his divorce from fellow singer Kelis . The rapper pleaded not guilty through his attorney and was ordered back for a March hearing in Los Angeles. Kelis' attorney says ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Nas, Cap'n Jazz and More

    February 16, 2010 7:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn may soon have a Michael Jackson memorial subway station, if the plans of a local councilwoman go through. According to the Village Voice , the mo ...

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