1. Lana Del Rey Debuts New Song “Shades of Cool”: Listen

    May 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aside from serenading guests at Kim and Kanye’s wedding rehearsal dinner Friday night, Lana Del Rey is taking advantage of the holiday weekend to drop her new track “Shades of Cool”.  The icy singer debuted the single Monday with the iTunes pre-sale ...

  2. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Set For Strong Hot 100 Debut

    April 18, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Her new song appears headed for the list's top half next week thanks to expected high sales following her buzzworthy Coachella set Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" looks likely to debut in the upper half of next week� ...

  3. Rick Nowels, Lana Del Rey Co-Writer, Talks 'Summertime Sadness' And His Catalog Of Hits

    August 27, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Rick Nowels has penned some of the most melodic pure-pop hits of the last quarter-century-plus. Chart Beat goes one-on-one with one of pop music's master tunesmiths For more than 25 years, Rick Nowels has crafted some of the most memorable ...

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Blast Back; Lana Del Rey Debuts; Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Get Hot (100)-Headed

    May 05, 2013 5:05 AM EDT With their new collaboration, Martin and Brickell net their highest Billboard 200 ranks in decades. Plus, Del Rey reaches new Hot 100 heights and Billboard charts spur Carey and Minaj's latest sparring. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell make i ...

  5. Marina and The Diamonds Answers Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend': Watch

    April 19, 2012 10:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's easy to imagine Justin Bieber singing to girlfriend Selena Gomez in his steamy new single "Boyfriend." But Marina and The Diamonds have put a completely different spin on his track, turning The Bieb's latest into a dark, aco ...

  6. Backbeat: Marina & The Diamonds Previews Tracks From Upcoming Album 'Electra Heart'

    March 23, 2012 11:36 AM EDT (L-R): Manager Derek MacKillop (Wallace Productions/Rocket Music), Marina Diamandis, and Christina Kotsamanidis (PR, Atlantic Records) swung by the Billboard office to preview tracks from Marina and the Diamonds' upcoming record Electra Heart ...

  7. Colbie Caillat Captures Romance with Guitarist on 'All Of You'

    June 22, 2011 4:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Love was all Colbie Caillat needed to inspire her third album, "All Of You," which comes out July 12. While touring to promote 2009's chart-topping "Breakthrough," Caillat began a relationship with her guitarist and musical ...

  8. Colbie Caillat Taps Common, Opens 'New Chapter' with 'All Of You' Album

    February 28, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After topping the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "Breakthrough," Colbie Caillat is set to return in the spring with her third full-length, "All Of You." The 14-song set will be released May 3 on Universal Republic. Caill ...

  9. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubb ...

  10. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Shakira

    July 09, 2009 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 JACKSON ACTION: Tuesday's (July 7) star-studded, and oftentimes touching, memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center may have begun to engender a sense of closure for fans of Michael Jackson following his passing June 25. On the newest Billbo ...

  11. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Rick Nowels

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST After penning songs for the likes of Stevie Nicks and Belinda Carlisle, veteran pop songwriter Rick Nowels used 2008 as the year to write for the urban pop audience. As such, Nowels, who lives in London, traveled to Los Angeles and helped balladee ...

  12. John Legend

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Records, John Legend is surrounded by walls displaying framed portraits of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. Sitting on a fluffy blue couch in the New York offices of Columbia Record ...

  13. Spirit Partners With Babcock & Brown

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has entered into a strategic partnership with investment firm Babcock & Brown, which acquired a significant equity stake in the publisher as part of the deal. Under the agreement, Spirit will have access to funds for expansi ...

  14. Spirit Partners With Babcock & Brown

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has entered into a strategic partnership with investment firm Babcock & Brown, which acquired a significant equity stake in the publisher as part of the deal. Under the agreement, Spirit will have access to funds for expansi ...

  15. The Billboard Q&A: Yusuf Islam

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's the comeback no one ever expected. November sees the return to the world stage of the artist known internationally as Cat Stevens, more than a quarter-century after his last commercial recording. It's the comeback no one ever expected ...

  16. Atlantic To Issue New Yusuf Islam Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in ...

  17. The Juice Is 'Loose'

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado has turned off the light on pop music -- at least for the moment. On her third album, "Loose," due this week via Geffen, she makes a concerted effort to get jiggy. Nelly Furtado has turned off the light on pop music -- at lea ...

  18. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall. Released through Polydor Records, it will mark his first mai As tipped here in March , Yusuf Islam, the 1960s ...

  19. Furtado Ready To Dance On New Album

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado has turned off the light on pop music -- at least for the moment. On her third album, "Loose," due June 20 via Geffen, she makes a concerted effort to get jiggy. The set features product Nelly Furtado has turned off the light ...

  20. Yusuf Islam Readying New Pop Album

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, has finished his first pop album since 1978's "Back to Earth," sources tell Billboard.com. Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, has finished his first pop al ...

  21. Ruben, Clay Set Fall Release Dates

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The American Idols have once again moved the release dates for their debut albums. Ruben Studdard, the winner of the second season contest on the Fox series "American Idol," has set a Nov. 11 release The American Idols have once again move ...

  22. Living Proof

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following up a global success like 1998's Believe is no easy task, but Cher more than proves she's up to the task with the equally rhythmic Living Proof. Following up a global success like 1998's Believe is no easy task, but Cher more ...

  23. Sneaker Pimps Sign With Tommy Boy

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. electronic rock act Sneaker Pimps has signed a four-album worldwide deal with Tommy Boy Music, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first album under the deal, "Bloodsports," is due Oct. 30, featuring U.K. electronic rock act Sneaker Pimps ...

  24. Ex-Sneaker Pimps Singer Preps Solo Debut

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Sneaker Pimps lead singer Kelli Ali is working on her first solo album, which is due out on the U.K.'s One Little Indian label this fall. Its first single, the trancey, hypnotic "Kids," was rem Former Sneaker Pimps lead singer ...

  25. Savage Garden's Hayes Working On Solo Album

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Savage Garden's Darren Hayes has begun work on a solo album in a San Francisco studio. He says that he and his bandmate, Daniel Jones, are not broken up, despite rumors to the contrary. "We're on a hi Savage Garden's Darren Hayes ...

  26. Destiny's Child 'Survive' On U.K. Singles Chart

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destiny's Child confirmed its international stature as the hottest thing in crossover R&B with another new entry at No. 1 in the U.K. yesterday (April 22). "Survivor" is the Columbia group's secon Destiny's Child confirm ...

  27. Stevie Nicks Is Ready For 'Trouble'

    February 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks is enjoying a rare moment of quiet.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Stevie Nicks is enjoying a rare moment of quiet. It's a comfortably warm February afternoon in her Los Angeles home, and she is taking a brief breather before di ...