1. Nikka Costa

    Nikka Costa

    5 Albums, 1 Songs

    • Pebble to a Pearl
    • Pebble to a Pearl
    • Pebble to a Pearl
    • Can'tneverdidnothin'
    • Everybody Got Their Something
  2. INXS Confirm Split: 'It's Time to Step Away'

    November 12, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 INXS has confirmed that it's calling it quits. The Australian group announced on Monday night that it had decided to bring the curtain down on a career that's lasted 35 years and 11 studio albums, including six that sold platinum or better ...

  3. Backbeat: Magnum Party With Natasha Bedingfield Kicks Off Billboard Awards Weekend at Body English

    May 19, 2012 5:11 PM EDT As Billboard's second annual Battle of the Bands wound down last night (May 18), Magnum Ice Cream kept the Billboard Music Awards energy revved up with its private party-featuring Natasha Bedingfield-at Hard Rock Hotel club Body English. The ...

  4. Report: Randy Jackson to Manage Mariah Carey

    November 16, 2011 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Jackson is adding an A-lister to his dawg pound. The "American Idol" judge is negotiating a deal to manage Mariah Carey 's career, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The duo know each other from their Columbia Records days whe ...

  5. Adam Lambert Promises 'Sexy' But 'Tasteful' Show on 'Glam Nation' Tour

    June 02, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dam Lambert promises that it will be safe for anyone offended by his sexually charged performance of "For Your Entertainment" at the 2009 American Music Awards to check out his Glam Nation tour . "I definitely think they'll be ...

  6. Jamie Lidell Enlists Beck, Feist For 'Compass'

    February 08, 2010 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 J amie Lidell , the celebrated singer and electronic musician known for his unique, soulful voice and funky, improvisational live performances, has enlisted an all-star group of collaborators for his upcoming album "Compass," due May 18 on ...

  7. Nikka Costa Returns With 'Pebble to a Pearl'

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nikka Costa tells billboard.biz the music on her new album, "Pebble to a Pearl," is "the raw answer to the sweet, formulaic music of today." The singer/songwriter's third album was released Oct. 14 through Stax Records. &q ...

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney continues the free and easy vibe on his latest album, Keane rediscovers its mojo on album number three and Lucinda Williams rocks out with abandon in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne's "Gossip in ...

  9. Lidell Finds Sunshine With 'Jim'

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although British soul/pop singer Jamie Lidell loves his adopted hometown of Berlin, he ushered himself to Los Angeles for the recording of his third album, "Jim." Although British soul/pop singer Jamie Lidell loves his adopted hometown of ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Nikka Costa, Ne-Yo, The Format

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nikka Costa says she'll self-release her next, as-yet-untitled album, due in late spring or early summer. The former Virgin artist has a new song, "Maybe Baby," running in promos for the NBC series "L Nikka Costa says she'll ...

  11. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for ...

  12. Superstar Artists Enrich Moore's 'Sensation'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's upcoming album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Er ...

  13. Ask Billboard

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Blondie and more. FAVORITES Hey Keith, I've recently been wondering about a couple artists that have, for the most part, gone unnoticed with the mainstream media. ...

  14. Hot Product

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The third solo album from former Pavement leader Stephen Malkmus, "Face the Truth" (Matador). The Joshua Redman Electric Band's "Elastic" (Nonesuch). A ne ...

  15. Costa Preps New Set, Joins Kravitz Tour

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nikka Costa has set a May 24 release for her second Virgin album, "can'tneverdidnothin'," which was originally expected last year. Nikka Costa has set a May 24 release for her second Virgin album, "can'tneverdidnothin&# ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Prince, Mr. Cheeks, Fantasia

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Prince, Mr. Cheeks, Fantasia Prince has made a new track, "Silver Tongue," available exclusively via his online NPG Music Club Store. The cuts's lyrics were penned by Nikka Costa, whose own "Push & Pull" has been ...

  17. Here Comes the Fuzz

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. However, the problem with mix tapes is that, typically as a result of featuring a host of different artists, the DJ ...

  18. Sparta, Glassjaw Strap In For SnoCore

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg have signed on for ArtistDirect's 2003 SnoCore tour, which will kick off Feb. 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., and run through late March. Tickets for some shows a Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dred ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Elton John, Celine Dion, Richard Newell A limited number of tickets to the NAMM: The International Music Products Association star-studded benefit concert still available. The 2003 NAMM Concert Honoring Sir Elton John: A Benefit for Music Ed ...

  20. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists f ...

  21. Morissette, Mullen Join Shortlist Panel

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have joined the "listmakers" panel for the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. Along with the addition of Chicago Tribune music journalist Greg Kot, Alanis Morissette and U2 drummer Larry ...

  22. Kravitz, N.E.R.D. Lead 'Blue Crush' Set

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "If I Could Fall in Love," the latest single from rocker Lenny Kravitz, leads the eclectic Virgin soundtrack to the surfing film "Blue Crush." The track, which also appears on Kravitz's 2001 Virgin al "If I Could Fall i ...

  23. Songwriters Claim Spears Pirated Song

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two musicians have filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears, claiming that a couple of songs on her multiplatinum second Jive album, "Oops! ... I Did It Again," were based on a tune they wrote. Philadel Two musicians have filed a lawsuit aga ...

  24. Blackalicious' 'Arrow' Spears De La Rocha, Harper

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, comprised of lyricist the Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, has drafted a stellar lineup of guests for its MCA debut, "Blazing Arrow," due April 30. The se Underground hip-hop duo Blackalicious, ...

  25. Cherokee Shows Her 'Soul'

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N.Y.-born, Los Angeles-based Cherokee would find her musical home in Philadelphia. Her debut album, 1999's "I Love You ... Me" on Trip/RCA, was an organically soulful a It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N ...

  26. More Stars Added To Olympic Celebrations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already underway in Salt Lake City, and the official opening ceremony scheduled for this evening (Feb. 8), musical talent is still signing on to appear at various ev With the 2002 Olympic Winter Games already under ...

  27. SnoCore Icicle Ball Returns

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, "Animosity" (TVT). The group will kick off the month-long tour Jan. 26 in Royal Oaks, Mich., with former labFor the sec For the second year in a row, SnoCore ...

  28. Sigur Ros Snags Inaugural Short List Prize

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Icelandic experimental rock outfit Sigur Ros took home the inaugural Virgin Megastore Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music and its accompanying $10,000 cash prize last night (Nov. 19) at Icelandic experimental rock outfit Sigur Ros took ...

  29. Five Finalists To Play At Shortlist Awards

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Five of the 10 finalists for the inaugural Virgin Megastore Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will perform live at the awards ceremony, set for Nov. 19 at the Knitting Factory in Los A Five of the 10 finalists for the inaugural Virgi ...

  30. U2, DMB Lead My VH1 Award Nominations

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with six mentions each, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani came in second with five nomi U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees ...

  31. 'Breathe' Benefit Downsized

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This weekend's Breathe breast cancer benefit concert has been moved from Los Angeles' 8,500-capacity Greek Theatre to the more intimate 2,300-capacity Wiltern Theatre. Organizers cite less support tha This weekend's Breathe breast can ...

  32. Zoolander

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The multi-act recording accompanying Ben Stiller's latest movie vehicle is a wildly uneven, though often exhilarating, rollercoaster ride through old and new material. The multi-act recording accompanying Ben Stiller's latest movie vehicle ...

  33. Short List Prize Finalists Announced

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recent albums by lauded U.K. rock act PJ Harvey, American singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and Icelandic experimental rock act Sigur Ros are among the 10 titles listed as finalists for the inaugural Virg Recent albums by lauded U.K. rock act PJ Harvey, ...

  34. Costa To Get 'Funky' On Fall Tour

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept 29 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. The jaunt will have Costa on the road until a Nov. 2 date in Vancouv R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her ...

  35. Artists To Perform For Breast Cancer Research

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Third Eye Blind, the Deftones, Sugar Ray, Liz Phair, and Crazy Town are among the artists who will perform at Breathe, the inaugural breast cancer benefit organized by the Step Up Women's Network and Third Eye Blind, the Deftones, Sugar Ray, Li ...

  36. Sanz, La Ley Tapped For MTV Latin 'Unplugged'

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV Latin America will tape a new pair of "MTV Unplugged" shows featuring Warner Bros. artists Alejandro Sanz and La Ley, Billboard Bulletin reports. Both will be shot in Miami. Chilean rock group La MTV Latin America will tape a new pair ...

  37. Prince Drafts Top Guests For 'Celebration' Bash

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a week-long gala event akin to his name-reclaiming celebration last summer. Prince: A Celebration will run fr Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-base ...

  38. Everybody Got Their Something

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Every so often an album comes along that blends multiple musical genres, thereby placing it in a category all its own. Every so often an album comes along that blends multiple musical genres, thereby placing it in a category all its own. So it goes ...

  39. Nikka Costa Goes Beyond Family Ties

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa, the twenty-something singer/songwriter could have easily used the family name to jumpstart her own career st Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Dau ...

  40. Demme Mines Vaults For 'Blow'

    March 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Cheeba Sound/Virgin Records soundtrack for the film "Blow" sets the mood for the story's five-decade spanning storyline. The music of the Rolling Stones, Cream, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Fac The Cheeba Sound/Virgin Records s ...