1. Dave Stewart Stands Up To Cancer, Talks New Solo Album

    June 14, 2010 5:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 One morning last fall, musician Dave Stewart woke up with an idea for a new song. But unlike any of his past material, the tune was about inspiring those struggling with cancer. "I just had this 'stand up, stand up, stand up to cancer' ...

  2. 50 Cent Calls Weight Loss For New Film 'Tough'

    May 28, 2010 7:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Losing 50-plus pounds was a complicated process for 50 Cent - but not an entirely new one. The rapper, who plays a football player with cancer in the upcoming film "Things Fall Apart," dropped from 214 pounds to 160 in nine weeks after liq ...

  3. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  4. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided ...

  5. Brooks & Dunn Dominate At CMA Awards

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year and Brooks & Dunn's inspirational song "Believe" won three trophies, including single and song of the year, at the 40th Annual Country Music Association A Kenny Chesney won entertainer of ...

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Iconoclasts,' Tony Bennett, Sound Tribe Sector 9

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season of the Sundance Channel series "Iconoclasts." Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season o ...

  7. 'Radio' Days

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney has built a highly successful career recording songs that mirror his life. Whether on a Caribbean island or a bus rolling to his next tour stop, he has taken his audience along for the r Kenny Chesney has built a highly successful care ...

  8. Chesney Tunes In His Own 'Radio'

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney has built a highly successful career recording songs that mirror his life, a journey he continues on 'The Road and the Radio.' Kenny Chesney has built a highly successful career recording songs that mirror his life. Whether o ...

  9. Chesney's 'Road' Leads To New Album

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Kenny Chesney will release his second studio album of the year, "The Road and the Radio," Nov. 8 via BNA. First single "Who You'd Be Today" jumps 18-13 on the Billboard Hot Country s Country superstar Kenny ...

  10. Farm Aid Turns 20 Outside Chicago

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Farm Aid staged its 20th annual benefit concert yesterday (Sept. 19) in the Chicago suburb Tinley Park, with a galaxy of stars pledging help for overlooked rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. Farm Aid staged its 20th annual benefit concert yesterday ...

  11. Chesney Ropes In First Network TV Special

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney will appear in his first network TV special, "Kenny Chesney: Somewhere in the Sun," which will air Nov. 23 on ABC. Kenny Chesney will appear in his first network TV special, "Kenny Chesney: Somewhere in the Sun," wh ...

  12. Contest To Search For Next Joplin

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Janis Joplin's estate has thrown its support behind a three-pronged celebration of the late singer's life. Janis Joplin's estate has thrown its support behind a three-pronged celebration of the late singer's life. The key compone ...

  13. Gentle Revolution

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For an artist who has built a comfortable career on well-written, introspective pop tunes, Scott Krippayne reaches down deep for his sixth studio album. For an artist who has built a comfortable career on well-written, introspective pop tunes, Scott ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Dido, Robbie, Sting Sing For 'Bridget'

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams and Will Young will be found on the soundtrack to "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," due Nov. 1 New recordings from Sting with Annie L ...

  16. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cold Mountain 'Mountain' High White Stripes frontman Jack White contributes five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due this week from DMZ/Columbia. Among them are the traditional "Wayfaring Stranger" and "C ...

  17. Jack White Scales 'Cold Mountain'

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 White Stripes frontman Jack White will contribute five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due Dec. 16 from DMZ/Columbia. White Stripes frontman Jack White will contribute five tracks to the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, due ...

  18. Ballads, Classics Dominate 'Down With Love'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge music set the musical tone for the "Down With Love" soundtrack, due May 13 on Reprise Records. Canadian crooner Michael Buble features prominently on the soundtra Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge ...

  19. Costello, Sting Scale 'Cold Mountain'

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Costello and Sting have each written and will perform new tracks for the soundtrack to the film "Cold Mountain," due in September via producer T Bone Burnett's DMZ imprint through Columbia. Elvis Costello and Sting have each wri ...

  20. Oscars: Latifah, Zeta-Jones In; Smith Out

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah have joined the performance lineup for the 75th annual Academy Awards. At the same time, rapper-turned-actor Will Smith has decided not to present an award becau Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah have join ...

  21. U2 Plans Oscar Performance

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 will perform its nominated song "The Hands That Built America" at the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards ceremony. Set for Sunday (March 23) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the event will be host U2 will perform its nominated song &qu ...

  22. 'Chicago' Takes Trio Of SAG Awards

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last night (March 9) at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles. The film picked up three honors, including one for best ense The big screen version of "Chicag ...

  23. U2, Simon Likely To Perform At Oscars

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 and Paul Simon will likely perform their Oscar-nominated songs at the March 23 ceremony, show producer Gil Cates said. U2 and Paul Simon will likely perform their Oscar-nominated songs at the March 23 ceremony, show producer Gil Cates said. " ...

  24. 'Chicago,' U2, Eminem, Simon Among Oscar Nominees

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" leads the pack with 13 nominations for the 75th annual Academy Awards, including a best picture notice. Among those artists who have earned The big screen adaptation of the Broadw ...

  25. White Stripes Roar Back With 'Elephant'

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Detroit-based rock duo the White Stripes' fourth studio album, "Elephant," has been set for an April 15 release by the band's Third Man imprint, in association with V2 Records. Detroit-based rock duo the White Stripes' fourt ...

  26. Billboard Bits: 'Chicago,' Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on 'Chicago,' Kathleen Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" continues to collect accolades, the latest being a leading five nominations for the Screen Actors Guild ...

  27. 'Chicago' Nabs 12 U.K. Film Nominations

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With 12 nominations, "Chicago" tied with "Gangs of New York" to lead the field for the British Academy Film Awards (aka the Baftas). Among the nods for the silver screen adaptation of the Broadway mus With 12 nominations, "C ...

  28. Norah Jones Remains On Top

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a 5.5% sales gain and maintains its grip on the top of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Blue Note/Capitol set moved 114,00 Norah Jones' debut album, &q ...

  29. Backstreet Boy Goes Broadway In 'Chicago'

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson made his Broadway debut yesterday (Jan. 20) joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer has taken the role slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane ("Titani Backstreet Boys member Kevin Rich ...

  30. Chicago

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Who knew? Catherine Zeta-Jones, RenÉe Zellweger, and Richard Gere singing and dancing their way through the silver screen version of the Kander & Ebb musical/comedy classic Chicago . Who knew? Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Richard G ...

  31. Will Smith Eyeing DreamWorks Deal?

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "multi-platform offer" from DreamWorks SKG, a source tells Billboard Bulletin. Will Smith, who is not renewing his contract with Columbia, has received a "mult ...

  32. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," ...

  33. Pop, Rock, Rap Up For 'Best Song' Golden Globe

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees Mad Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Ha ...

  34. Latifah, Lil' Kim, Macy Gray Do The 'Tango'

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to record the song "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Chicago." The Miramax Films production of the Br Queen Latifah, Lil ...

  35. Janet Jackson Sings For 'Chicago'

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson will record a new song for the "Chicago" movie soundtrack, Billboard Bulletin reports. The track, which is still untitled, is expected to be the soundtrack's first single. The album is t Janet Jackson will record a new s ...

  36. Mya Signs On For 'Chicago'

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer Mya has joined Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and John C. Reilly in the cast of Miramax Films' musical feature "Chicago." Mya, who has r Singer Mya has joined Renee Zellw ...

  37. Queen Latifah 'Chicago' Bound?

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, and Christine Baranski are in negotiations to round out the cast of Miramax's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago." Shooting begins shooting Dec. 10 w Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, an ...

  38. 'NOW 6' Begins A Third Week At No. 1

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a 54% drop-off from last week's sales totals, the sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" (Sony/Zomba/Universal/EMI) still has enough gas to earn a thir Despite a 54% drop-off from ...

  39. Shelby, Robbie, Geri On 'Bridget' Soundtrack

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shelby Lynne, Robbie Williams, Geri Halliwell, and Lucinda Williams have contributed tracks to the soundtrack of "Bridget Jones's Diary." The film, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Gran Shelby Lynne, Robbie Williams, Ge ...