1. Virgin Showcases ID4GiRLS

    January 31, 2014 2:11 AM EST Destiny’s Child for the 21st century? That was one of the remarks heard after a gathering of industry executives, songwriters, producers and tastemakers listened to the vibrant three-part harmony belted out by new female trio ID4GiRLS. Signed to ...

  2. A$AP Mob's 'Lord$ Never Worry' Mixtape: Listen

    August 28, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As promised by A$AP Rocky , the A$AP Mob -- which includes A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Yams and A$AP Ferg, among others -- deliver their mixtape, "Lord$ Never Worry," today (August 28). During the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, A$AP Mob's A$AP ...

  3. A$AP Rocky Talks 'LongLiveA$AP' Album, Discovers The Dirty Projectors

    July 14, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Mob posse album also arriving in two weeks "Who's that?" A$AP Rocky asks when the Dirty Projectors begin their set and start emitting their pitch-perfect vocal harmonies at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. When informed of the ...

  4. Hollywood Palladium Put Up For Sale

    June 01, 2012 7:57 PM EDT The Hollywood Palladium, which has hosted musical acts ranging from U2 to Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, is being listed for sale by owner LSREF 2 Clover Property 4 LLC, the entity of an undisclosed investment group. The historic live venue at 6215 Suns ...

  5. Tyga, fun. & Chiddy Bang Aiming for Top 10 Debuts

    February 23, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After a very busy Grammy-fueled week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where Adele 's "21" collected a 21st week at No. 1 (but zero debuts appeared in the top 50) we should be seeing some fresh faces in the top 10 next week. On course ...

  6. Tyga, fun., Chiddy Bang Aiming for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    February 23, 2012 5:20 PM EST After a very busy Grammy-fueled week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where Adele's "21" collected a 21st week at No. 1 (but zero debuts appeared in the top 50) we should be seeing some fresh faces in the top 10 next week. On cours ...

  7. This Week in Billboard History: First Openly Gay Comedy Album Released; Is Rock Dead?

    January 24, 2012 2:30 PM EST Even before the Beatles backlash, radio programmers were resistant to "raucous" rock and roll preferring to play anodyne "sweeter, swinging sounds." - 1960: Will Rock & Roll Be Replaced by "Sensible Programming"? ...

  8. Tony Bennett Goes on Apology Tour for 9/11 Comments

    September 21, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Bennett has walked back controversial remarks he made on Monday suggesting that America "caused" the 9/11 terror attacks, saying in a written statement and in an appearance on "The View" that there is "no excuse for ter ...

  9. Christian Chavez Turns Heads With Provocative 'Libertad' Video

    April 08, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 2007, long before Ricky Martin wrote his now famous letter declaring himself a "proud homosexual man," Christian Chávez, then a member of Mexican teen pop group RBD, came publicly out of the closet. "Don't judge me for being h ...

  10. Jay-Z Talks Excellence, Failure On Oprah OWN Network

    January 03, 2011 1:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Oprah Winfrey's network, OWN, made its debut on Satuday (Jan. 1), and among the many shows that premiered as part of the network's line up is a documentary series titled "Oprah Presents: Master Class." The first episode featured ...

  11. T.I. Talks About Addiction To Pain Killers, Seeking Eminem's Advice

    November 22, 2010 11:28 AM EST 0 0 0 T.I. is the cover subject of Vibe Magazine's Dec./Jan. 2011 issue, and the recently-incarcerated rapper talks to the publication about his addiction to pain killers and going to Eminem for advice on kicking the habit, among other things. I' ...

  12. T.I. Addresses Fans On Website

    November 05, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. took to his website to address his fans during his first week in jail. In the letter, T.I. thanked his supporters, talked about his new "Get Back Up" video with Chris Brown and sent his love to his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle ...

  13. Lebron James, Jay-Z Rally For Obama

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his home court, LeBron James tried to swing some votes toward a guy who loves to play basketball nearly as much as he does. The NBA superstar hosted a free concert last night (Oct. 29) by Grammy-wi On his home court, LeBron James tried to swing s ...

  14. Live 8 Recap: London's Hyde Park

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion people tuned in to Bob Geldof's Live 8 spectacular yesterday (July 2) to witness rock'n'roll make history. Geldof, the Irish musician who masterminded Band An estimated worldwide audience o ...

  15. Mavis Prevails With A Little 'Faith'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The gospel market has been flooded with music by newer acts this year, but one of the most intriguing releases is by a veteran artist who remains in peak form. Mavis Staples' Alligator Records rele ...

  16. Cuttin' Heads

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong set of songs that takes on added meaning in the aftermath of Sept. On his 15th album, 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp delivers a strong se ...