1. K'NAAN

    K'NAAN

    10 Albums, 10 Songs

    • Wavin
    • Troubadour
    • Country, God or the Girl [Clean Version]
    • Troubadour
    • Is Anybody Out There?
    • More Beautiful Than Silence
    • Troubadour
  2. 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 ...

  3. Updated: Hurricane Sandy Concert Cancelations, Postponements: Springsteen, Aimee Mann, Deftones, More

    October 30, 2012 12:51 PM EDT In addition to the multiple Hurricane Sandy-related show cancelations and postponements already announced (and listed below), several more came over the transom on Tuesday. The biggest is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who postponed thei ...

  4. Chart Moves: Donald Fagen Charts Highest Album Since 1993 on Billboard 200

    October 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT As previously reported , Jason Aldean scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as "Night Train" rolls in at the summit with 409,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Brandy, Scotty McCreery and Jamey Johnson make top ...

  5. Bruno Mars: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive preview, the platinum hitmaker unveils his wide-ranging second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" It's a special day for Bruno Mars . In a few moments, he'll divulge details about his eagerly awaited sophomore album and ...

  6. Foo Fighters Say So Long, Neil Young Stomps at Global Citizen Festival

    September 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Grohl delivered more warnings that the Foo Fighters will be staying away for a very long time at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday, flatly telling the estimated 60,000-plus fans that "this is i ...

  7. Dee Snider Blasts Romney Camp's Use of Twisted Sister Hit

    August 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE: Twisted Sister founding guitarist Jay Jay French announces that he, too, shall not take it; delivers a blistering rebuke of Paul Ryan to Roll Call. Read It Are there any recording stars not named "Kid" or "Jr." willing to ...

  8. Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys to Play in Central Park

    August 07, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys will rock a free Central Park show on Sept. 29. Global Festival 2012 aims to celebrate strides made in eradicating extreme poverty around the world. Joining the headliners on the Great La ...

  9. Neil Young, Foo Fighters & Black Keys to Play Central Park

    August 07, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys will rock a free Central Park show on Sept. 29. Global Festival 2012 aims to celebrate strides made in eradicating extreme poverty around the world. Joining the headliners on the Great Lawn ...

  10. 40 Under 40: Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge

    August 02, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge Director of Entertainment Marketing; Head of Worldwide Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Coca-Cola Website: CocaCola.com Twitter: @JoeBelliotti ; @ManuSeuge Making Music Go Better How has Coca-Cola sustained its pre ...

  11. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, w ...

  12. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Get More: 2012 VMA , Music NEW YORK (AP) -- The MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nominations each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. ...

  13. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    July 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but in a different form. Instead of the 30-second songs you'd hear during commercials, the mode ...

  14. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  15. Summer Music Preview: Hot Synchs In The Summertime

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT is shaping up to be an exceptionally strong year for synchs, with two of the year's biggest hits - fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monáe) and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"-dri ...

  16. Marianas Trench Leads Drake, Justin Bieber With Seven Noms in Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 15, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Pop band Marianas Trench has emerged with seven nominations for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards, topping other nominees such as Drake, Justin Bieber, Nickelback and Simple Plan. The annual awards will be broadcast live June 17 at MuchMusic, housed ...

  17. Track Review: Nelly Furtado, 'Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)'

    May 14, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NELLY FURTADO "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)" (3:54) Producer: Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Writers: N. Furtado, R. Jerkins Publishers: Nelstar Publishing/Sony-ATV (BMI) Interscope/Mosley Music Group It's been a while since po ...

  18. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  19. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  20. Juno Awards: Feist, Michael Buble Win Big in Canada

    April 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Christmas album by Michael Bublé took home Album of the Year; Hedley broke its Susan Lucci losing streak; Martin Solveig & Dragonette's "Hello" beat Deadmau5 for Dance Recording; Feist was named Artist of the Year; Canadian' ...

  21. Feist, Michael Buble, Sheepdogs Top Canada's Juno Awards

    April 02, 2012 9:10 AM EDT William Shatner, who hosted this year's Juno awards, performed a spoken word medley and strapped on a Les Paul that he never actually strumed. (CARAS/iPhoto) A Christmas album by Michael Bublé took home Album of the Year; Hedley broke its Sus ...

  22. This Week In Music: Mark Ronson, Coca-Cola's Wendy Clark Talk Branding

    February 24, 2012 5:43 PM EST The latest installment of "This Week in Music" comes straight from the panels of MIDEM, where Topspin's Ian Rogers interviewed both Coca-Cola SVP, Integrated Marketing, Communications and Capabilities Wendy Clark and producer/DJ Mar ...

  23. Backbeat: Stevie Wonder Brings the House Down @ Will.I.Am's Grammy Charity Concert

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Continent hopping: Fresh off the plane from MIDEM in France, BMG Rights Management CEO Hartwig Masuch (left) and BMG Rights Management COO of North America Laurent Hubert enjoy the show. (Photo: Mitchell Peters) The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am ...

  24. Mark Ronson On 'Move To The Beat,' His Olympic Anthem For Coca-Cola @MIDEM

    January 31, 2012 12:40 PM EST Mark Ronson (Center) with Wendy Clark, Coca Cola senior VP (left) and Topspin founder/CEO Ian Rogers (right), discussed the mulit-faceted tracks he is creating for the Coca-Cola's Olympic Anthem at MIDEM'S Visionary Monday Q&A sessio ...

  25. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...

  26. K'Naan, Stampeders, Bob Ezrin Honored at SOCAN Awards

    November 22, 2011 11:15 AM EST Hip hop artist K'Naan, legendary country-rockers The Stampeders, Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin and country band Prairie Oyster all received achievement awards of varying kinds at last night's private SOCAN Awards at Toronto& ...

  27. Lady Gaga Has 'Marilyn Moment' at Bill Clinton's Concert

    October 16, 2011 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Clinton's foundation, which has sought to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, prom ...

  28. Ryan Tedder Planning New OneRepublic Material for Early 2012

    June 28, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After he finishes up a loaded songwriting slate that includes work with B.o.B , Carrie Underwood and Cobra Starship , Ryan Tedder plans on focusing solely on his band OneRepublic 's follow-up to 2009 sophomore album "Waking Up." " ...

  29. Bruno Mars Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 21, 2010 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  30. Tinie Tempah, JLS Big Winners At MOBO Awards

    October 20, 2010 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 London rapper Tinie Tempah and British boy band JLS were both double winners at the MOBO (music of black origin) awards held in Liverpool on Wednesday. Tempah had led the nominations with four, and picked up the best newcomer and best video prizes, ...

  31. Doobie Brothers, Loggins, K'naan To Perform At Songs Of Hope VI Benefit

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Randy Newman, Carole Bayer Sager and K'naan, among others, will appear at Songs of Hope VI, a live music and silent auction event to be held Nov. 4 at Los Angeles' Esquire House to raise funds for canc ...

  32. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awar ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Talks Pregnancy Rumors, Arcade Fire Plots Tour

    August 16, 2010 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Addresses Baby Rumors While Beyoncé's decision to take a break earlier this year prompted rumors that she and husband Jay-Z are looking to have children, the ...

  34. Keane with Ingrid Michaelson / August 6, 2010 / Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Waterfront)

    August 10, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "This is pretty exciting for us, not just singing in front of the world's most exciting skyline but such exciting people," exclaimed Keane frontman Tom Chaplin, perched atop a speaker at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday (Aug. 6). ...

  35. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  36. LCD Soundsystem Caps Camp Bisco Day One; Wu Massacre, Ween To Come

    July 16, 2010 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 When the eighth annual Camp Bisco opened its gates a year ago, relentless rain storms were already delaying artist sets. This year, for Thursday at least, dry skies smiled on Camp Bisco 9, held at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New Y ...

  37. Summer Songs Playlist

    July 07, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article All summer long, we've posted a new weekly, ten-song playlist of tunes from the Hot 100 to listen to get you in the mood for warm weather fun. Now that September's here, it's time to look back on the summer that was with ...

  38. Eminem Holds Off Scissor Sisters On U.K. Chart

    July 05, 2010 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album and Katy Perry a second atop the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI), featuring Snoop Dogg. "Recovery" ...

  39. Eminem Beats Miley On Euro Chart

    July 01, 2010 6:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem 's "Recovery" outdoes his "Relapse" on Billboard's European Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 for the Interscope/Universal artist as K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) begins a sec ...

  40. Eminem Beats Miley On Euro Chart

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" outdoes his "Relapse" on Billboard's European Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 for the Interscope/Universal artist as K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) begins a s ...

  41. Eminem Scores Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album

    June 28, 2010 8:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem achieved his sixth U.K. No. 1 album with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) and Katy Perry surged straight to the top of the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI) in new sales data unveiled by the Official Char ...

  42. Katie Melua Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    June 24, 2010 7:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katie Melua 's "The House" (Dramatico) moves back 2-1 to regain the top spot on European Albums in its fourth week. K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) starts a second week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Singles. ...

  43. Katie Melua Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua 's "The House" (Dramatico) moves back 2-1 to regain the top spot on European Albums in its fourth week. K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) starts a second week at No. 1 on European Hot 1 ...

  44. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 7:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syco ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, 'Glee,' Shakira

    June 17, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'KID' STUFF: It's understandable if Justin Bieber is feeling old. On "Never Say Never," which enters the Billboard Hot 100 as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 33, the 16-year-old shares the mic with featured artist Jaden Smith, who ...

  46. Katy Perry Remains Parked At No. 1 On Hot 100

    June 17, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , and further distances herself from the pack as the title takes both the Airplay and Digital Gainer awards. Downloads impr ...

  47. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singles ...

  48. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Enterta ...

  49. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace ...

  50. Top 10 Worthy World Cup Songs, From 'Waka Waka' to 'Wavin' Flag'

    June 09, 2010 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Need a soundtrack to get you pumped for the World Cup? No problem. From Shakira's "Waka Waka" to K'Naan's "Wavin' Flag" and Akon's "Oh Africa," it feels like there are as many songs vying for an ...

Pages