1. Logic, 'Driving Ms. Daisy,' Featuring Childish Gambino: Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 27, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a handful of mixtapes, including his Young Sinatra trilogy, Logic is prepping his Def Jam Recordings major label debut. The Maryland-born rapper delivers the first taste of the full-length effort with his new song, "Driving Ms. Daisy,&quo ...

  2. Whitney Houston, PSY, Hurricane Sandy Were Most-Googled Terms in 2012

    December 13, 2012 12:37 AM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the " ...

  3. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "to ...

  4. B.o.B, 'Strange Clouds': Track-By-Track Review

    May 01, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 B.o.B isn't just a rapper, nor does he have time for such a simple statement. Photos: Day in the Life of B.o.B On his debut album, "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray" (2010), the Atlanta transplant pinned his rap skills to t ...

  5. B.o.B's 'Clouds' Features Taylor Swift, Chris Brown... and Morgan Freeman?

    April 09, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 B.o.B is doing his best to ensure no sophomore slump comes his way with an all-star lineup of features for his upcoming disc, "Strange Clouds." Revealed via Instagram on Monday afternoon (Apr. 9), the album calls upon stars from both the m ...

  6. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on ...

  7. Herbie Hancock, U.N. Ambassador, Launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 8:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz ...

  8. Elton John, Black Eyed Peas Perform on Star-Studded 'Idol Gives Back

    April 22, 2010 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John , Alici a Keys , Carrie Underwood , the Black Eyed Peas and other music stars took the stage for Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back" (Apr. 21), a fund-raising special benefiting children's, hunger and health charities ...

  9. Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah Play White House Concert

    February 10, 2010 10:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat in the East Room of his White House and listened to an all-star lineup of performers pay tribute to the music that he s ...

  10. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John ...

  11. Streisand, Jones, The Who Nab Kennedy Honors

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Jones, Barbra Streisand and the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. Actor Morgan Freeman and choreographer Twyla Tharp will also be honored. George Jones, Barbra Streisand and the Who&# ...

  12. Common Stars In New 'Terminator' Film

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Common has been tapped to star in the upcoming fourth installment of the 'Terminator' series, "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins." Rapper Common has been tapped to star in the upcoming fourth installment of the ' ...

  13. Common Previews 'Invincible' New Album

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A special eight-song preview last night (April 29) reveals that Common's upcoming eighth album, "Invincible Summer," is shaping up to be an electro-tinged departure from the MC's previous lyric-driven A special eight-song preview ...

  14. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie ...

  15. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured art ...

  16. Sam Cooke Tributes / Nov. 5-6, 2005 / Cleveland (Playhouse Square)

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's last tunes. The overlap was Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, the Manhattans, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Cissy Houston, the timelessly elegant Soul Sti The bridge was "A Change Is ...

  17. Usher's Label Finally Goes Live

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of the film soundtrack "In the Mix." The Lions Gate romantic comedy -- initially titled "Dying for Dolly" -- finds Usher in hi Usher's US Records ...

  18. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he ...

  19. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  22. 2005 BET Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 BET Awards, to be handed out June 28 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre: Best female, hip-hop: Miri Ben-Ari Jackie-O Remy Martin Shawnna Best male, hip-hop 50 Cent Jay-Z Ludacris Snoop Dogg ...

  23. Timberlake Drafted For 'Shrek 3'

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise. Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to ...

  24. Foxx Wins Best Actor For 'Ray' Portrayal

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Foxx was also nominated for b Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at t ...

  25. Coach Carter

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach Carter" revolves around academic performance. The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is inspired by the story of Richmond, Calif. Like 1989's "Lean On Me,&qu ...

  26. John, Aussie Stars Pledge Tsunami Aid

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elton John, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Bjork, Paul McCartney and such Australian stars as Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Kasey Chambers and the Finn Brothers are the latest acts to sign on for events to raise f Nearly four weeks after a deadly earthquake and ...

  27. Ask Billboard

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Massive Attack, British acts and Janet Jackson. MASSIVE? Hi Keith, Hi Keith As you probably know Massive Attack is not only a very important group in the sense of artistic ability but are also qu ...

  28. Timberlake Rides The 'Alpha' Wave

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in the Nick Cassavetes-directed film "Alpha Dog," which will also feature Emile Hirsch and Sharon Stone. It marks the first film project Timberlake has attached Justin Timberlake has signed on to sta ...

  29. A Q&A With LL Cool J

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Career longevity has eluded many rappers. Many rock, R&B and country stars maintain their hitmaking status for 20-plus years, but that rarely happens in hip-hop. Unless you are LL Cool J. Born James ...

  30. LL Cool J Tapped For Role In 'Edison'

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 LL Cool J has joined the cast of the film "Edison." The rapper-turned-actor will co-star with Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman in the film, which is the story of an elite police team rife whose corrupt LL Cool J has joined the cast of the f ...

  31. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour c ...

  32. Sex Pistols 'Certain' For U.S. Summer Dates

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confirmed they will be playing concert dates this summer in America and Japan. Although no dates or venues have been announced, Los Angeles punk band Flogging Groundbreaking punks the Sex Pistols have confir ...

  33. 'Last Of The Mississippi Jukes' Soundtrack, DVD Due

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's documentary tribute to the Magnolia State's blues and juke joints, will be released on DVD next month via Sanctuary. Concurrent with the March "Last of the Mississipp ...

  34. Stars Gather In Nashville For 'America' Recording

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June 19) in a Nashville studio to record "America the Beautiful" under the guidance of producers Tony Brown of MCA Nashvill More than 60 country and contemporary ...

  35. Brooks To Play Philly On July 4

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country kingpin Garth Brooks will take a break from retirement to perform at an Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia on July 4. Brooks will sing ''a couple of songs appropriate for the occasio Country kingpin Garth Brooks will take ...