1. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One ...

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  3. Olly Murs Owns U.K. Charts, Pogues Re-Enter Top 30

    December 03, 2012 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 British hitmaker Olly Murs not only secured a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Troublemaker," featuring Flo Rida , but entered the album chart at No. 1 with his third set, "Right Place Right Time." ...

  4. Olly Murs Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    December 03, 2012 6:09 AM EST British hitmaker Olly Murs not only secured a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Troublemaker" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), featuring Flo Rida, but entered the album chart at No. 1 with his third set, &q ...

  5. Rihanna Equals Madonna Record, Tops One Direction With U.K. Chart Win

    November 26, 2012 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna 's "Unapologetic" sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicised compilation chart, where " ...

  6. Rihanna Tops UK Album Chart; 'Now! That's What I Call Music 83' Has 2012's Best Sales Week

    November 26, 2012 6:36 AM EST Rihanna's "Unapologetic" (Def Jam/Universal) sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicized compilatio ...

  7. 'X Factor's' Simon Cowell & L.A. Reid: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 10, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Can the 'X' Men Turn the Show's Ratings Into Music Success? This is an excerpt. For a longer version, grab a copy of Billboard . The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 years since "Pop Idol& ...

  8. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  9. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  10. The Beat: Murs on Gay Rights, Staind on Hiatus, Phil Lesh on Further

    July 23, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- all from the streets of Venice Bea ...

  11. The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs

    The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs

    July 23, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs bob weir , jonathan brooks , sugarbabes , frank ocean , Billboard , The Bangles , Aaron Lewis , Phil Lesh , The Road , Olsen Videos Phil Lesh Murs Aaron Lewis Billboard Bob Weir Frank Ocean Grateful Dead Jonath ...

  12. Murs Supports Gay Rights, Kisses Man in 'Animal Style' Video: Watch

    July 20, 2012 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 When R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean 's revelations of a romance with a man last week shook up the hip-hop world, many stars, including 50 Cent , spoke out in support of the Odd Future star. Now, Los Angeles underground rapper Murs has ta ...

  13. Urban Power List: Chang Weisberg

    January 08, 2012 6:34 PM EST Chang Weisberg Guerilla Union principal Website: GuerillaUnion.com Twitter: @gu_chang Independent Road Warrior He's the intrepid entrepreneur behind two of hip-hop's venerable festival franchises: Rock the Bells and Paid Dues. Chang Weis ...

  14. Wu-Tang Clan To Revisit '36 Chambers' At Rock The Bells

    May 25, 2010 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary rap collective the Wu-Tang Clan will return as headliners of the touring Rock the Bells hip hop festival and perform its debut album, "Enter the 36 Chambers," in its entirety. The 4-date tour kicks off on Aug. 21 in Los Angeles a ...

  15. Flaming Lips, MGMT, Girl Talk Top Treasure Island Fest Lineup

    July 14, 2009 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 MGMT , Girl Talk , The Flaming Lips , Beirut , The Walkmen , Passion Pit , The Streets , Yo La Tengo and Brazilian Girls are just part of the lineup for the third Annual Treasure Island Music Festival , October 17-18 on a man-made island in the midd ...

  16. MGMT, Flaming Lips, Girl Talk Top Treasure Island Fest Lineup

    July 14, 2009 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 MGMT, Girl Talk, The Flaming Lips, Beirut, The Walkmen, Passion Pit, The Streets, Yo La Tengo and Brazilian Girls are just part of the lineup for the third Annual Treasure Island Music Festival, October 17-18 on a man-made island in the middle of th ...

  17. Stormy Bonnaroo Kicks Off, Jimmy Buffett Added To Lineup

    June 12, 2009 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 As predicted throughout the week, the rains came down midway through opening night at Bonnaroo on Thursday, scattering campers, bringing the ponchos out early and cutting up the festival grounds into mud puddles on an otherwise temperate and diverse ...

  18. Stormy Bonnaroo Kicks Off, Jimmy Bufffett Added To Lineup

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As predicted throughout the week, the rains came down midway through opening night at Bonnaroo on Thursday, scattering campers, bringing the ponchos out early and cutting up the festival grounds into mud puddles on an otherwise temperate and diver ...

  19. Nas, Damian Marley Prep Collaborative Album

    April 08, 2009 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 As reported on Billboard.com earlier this year (read: Nas Recording Album With Damian Marley ) Queensbridge rapper Nas and reggae artist/producer Damian “Jr Gong” Marley announced yesterday (April 8) they are in still the studio prepping their colla ...

  20. Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 07, 2009 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas, Damian Marley, the Roots, Big Boi and Common, among others, will lead this summer's Rock the Bells traveling hip-hop festival, which is set to visit 10 North American cities on consecutive weekends from June 27-Aug. 9. Also on the bill in ...

  21. Rock The Bells Tour Making European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its Europ ...

  22. 'Murs For President' In Place For September

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Murs has announced September 30 as the release date for his upcoming album, "Murs For President," via Warner Bros. The Los Angeles MC released his last album, 2006's "Murray's Revenge," via the independent, Rec ...

  23. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Paid Dues, Hatebreed, Def Jam/Sony-Ericsson

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues has added national performance dates to this year's series. The independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues has added national performance dates to this year's series. Promoted by Murs 3:16, Guerilla U ...

  25. 'Paid Dues' Adds Dates

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Paid Dues," the independent hip-hop festival that prides itself in supporting underground hip-hop artists, has added dates to this year's series. Promoted by Murs 3:16, Guerilla Union and SanDisk, the festival recently wrapped up i ...

  26. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roge ...

  27. Ozzy, Timbaland, Daddy Yankee Power Madden 2008

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The increasingly important role music plays in videogames was evident as at last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 2008, one of this year’s most anticipated videogame releases. The Microsoft co-hosted event at L.A.’s ...

  28. Nas, Roots, Mos Def Bolster Rock The Bells Lineup

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, where he will share the stage with the Wu-Tang Clan, Rage Against The Machine and others. Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, w ...

  29. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A fresh batch of funky tunes from the always-interesting Prince, a double-disc sonic salvo from Ben Harper, the second album from the Wilco side project Loose Fur and a new release from eccentric sibl A combination live CD/DVD package from breakthro ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club Massive Attack has confirmed a long-rumored appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 29-30 in Indio, Calif. The U. ...

  31. Indie Rappers Set For Paid Dues Festival

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Indie hip-hop act Murs 3:16 has partnered with marketing/events company Guerilla Union to launch the independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues. Indie hip-hop act Murs 3:16 has partnered with marketing/events company Guerilla Union to launch the indepen ...

  32. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Z-Trip Sonic 'Shift' DJ Z-Trip's long-delayed debut album, "Shifting Gears," finally hits stores this week via Hard Left/Hollywood. The set features collaborations with Public Enemy's Chuck D ("Shock and Awe") ...

  33. Z-Trip 'Gears' Up For Debut CD

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Shifting Gears" features collaborations with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington ("Walking Dead") and Public Enemy's Chuck D ("Shock and Awe"). DJ Z-Trip's long-delayed debut album , "Shifting Gears,&q ...

  34. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced ...

  35. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the ...

  36. Breaking & Entering

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: RJD2, Opeth, Craig Morgan, and Forty Foot Echo. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. CUT-AND-PASTE MO ...

  37. Update: Beasties, Chili Peppers To Headline Coachella

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 26-27 in Indio, Calif. Updating a story first posted earlier today, the ...