1. William Orbit Working on Queen Project

    August 05, 2014 4:08 AM EDT For his next project, William Orbit is working with musical royalty -- Queen.   Though the British producer is keeping mum on details, the recording project is expected to involve an album with previously unheard tracks featuring the vocals of late ...

  2. Duets Featuring Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury to Be Released

    July 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Three duets starring pop legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released later this year, exactly three decades after they were recorded in Jackson's home studio in Encino, California. Queen guitarist Brian May is working with lo ...

  3. Britney Spears Releases 'Ooh La La,' Talks 'New Approach' to Next Album

    June 17, 2013 11:30 AM EDT A month to date after it leaked online, Britney Spears' bubblegummy single "Ooh La La" was officially released Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show . The song is Spears' contribution to the upcoming soundtrack f ...

  4. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

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  6. No Doubt: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 13, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We Made the Record of Our Lives" -- Gwen Stefani on "Push and Shove," the band's first album in 11 years Gwen Stefani is trying to remember a guy's name. Not just any guy, but that guy who was big in the '90s, whe ...

  7. Single Reviews: Mika Featuring Pharrell Williams, Matchbox Twenty, Zac Brown Band

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT MIKA FEATURING PHARRELL WILLIAMS Celebrate (3:08) Producer: Nick Littlemore Writer: Mika Publishers: various Universal Republic Just as his Empire of the Sun bandmate Luke Steele has become a hip-hop/R&B staple of late by collaborating with Ja ...

  8. Guy Oseary on Madonna's 'MDNA': The Art of the Album Roll-Out

    April 04, 2012 8:26 AM EDT When Madonna's twelfth album, MDNA, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 359,000, she'll not only have the biggest first week of the year, but will instantly reinstate her place at the top ...

  9. Q&A: Martin Solveig Talks Madonna's Movie Taste & Co-Producing 'MDNA'

    March 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 French producer Martin Solveig has been making smart, disco-inflected house music for over a decade. But in 2011, his track "Hello" with Canadian electro-pop group Dragonette exploded, peaking at No. 46 on the Hot 100 and selling 1.1 milli ...

  10. Madonna Gets 'Fired Up' in 'Girl Gone Wild' Single: Listen

    February 27, 2012 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 After bestowing "Give Me All Your Luvin'" with a Super Bowl-sized debut, Madonna has unveiled "Girl Gone Wild," the candy-coated second single from her forthcoming studio album, "MDNA," on Monday (Feb. 27). In the ...

  11. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 5:56 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna's MDNA , was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," ...

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Whitney Houston, Madonna, Katy Perry

    February 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100 's top 10. With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You&quo ...

  13. Madonna Releases 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Video & Single

    February 03, 2012 9:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. Co-Star in the Football-Themed Clip Madonna 's finally giving all her "Luvin" to her fans. Track Review: Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' "Give Me All Your Luvin'," the long-wai ...

  14. Madonna Rolling Out New Single on 'American Idol,' Super Bowl

    January 30, 2012 7:47 AM EST Watch out for hyperventilating Madonna fans on Feb. 2, 3 and 5. First up the pop icon will premiere a video preview of her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin,'" featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., on "American Idol." A day ...

  15. Madonna's 'Luvin' Gets Super Rollout... Album 'MDNA' Set for March 26

    January 29, 2012 10:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Video for 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' Featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., Will Be Previewed on 'American Idol' Watch out for hyperventilating Madonna fans on Feb. 2, 3 and 5. Interscope Records announced on Sunday (Jan. 29) t ...

  16. Morning Heds: RIM CEOs Out, HMV's New Banking Terms, Does Facebook Make People Sad?

    January 23, 2012 6:45 AM EST If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Ars Technica For more than a year, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America have argued that existing laws were insufficient to deal with ...

  17. Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Love' Single

    November 08, 2011 2:40 PM EST 0 0 0 The possible demo version of Madonna 's new single, "Give Me All Your Love," has been making the rounds on the Web this morning (Nov. 8). Within a few hours, it was among one of the top 10 trending topics worldwide on Twitter. It is t ...

  18. Madonna Fans Rejoice: New Album Due in Spring 2012

    September 03, 2011 10:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna 's 12th studio album will be released in the spring of 2012, with its first single due out in February or March. The diva announced the news herself in an interview with Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT) in Venice, Italy. Madonna ...

  19. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 1:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the record. Melua's fourth album is ...

  20. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the new album. Melua's fourth alb ...

  21. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, t ...

  22. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, t ...

  23. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undr 2004 - Studio 8, the Detro ...

  24. BETH ORTON

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST With "Comfort of Strangers," her first record in nearly four years, Beth Orton shakes off any remaining rave dust from her early collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers. The U.K. s With "Comfort of Strangers,&quo ...

  25. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undr 2004 - Studio 8, the Detro ...

  26. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) &#149; A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francis ...

  27. Beyonce Rules Again On U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). "Crazy in Love" featuring J ...

  28. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Charlie's Angels 'Full' Time Pink, Nas, David Bowie and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due this week on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's " ...

  29. Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5 Chart-topping "American Idol ...

  30. Pink, Nas, Nickelback, Ride The 'Throttle'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pink, Nas, David Bowie, and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due June 24 on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's "Feel Good Time," feat Pink, Nas, David B ...

  31. Think Tank

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. Between then and now, lead singer Damon Albarn has participated in two side projects, Gorillaz (dance/electronic) a ...

  32. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur ...

  33. Blur Presses On Without Coxon

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live performance Friday in London with a short set of material from its as-yet-untitled upcoming album. The set of three songs took place as part of a preview Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live p ...

  34. Britney Eyeing Orbit, Daft Punk For Next Album

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although there's no schedule set for her fourth Jive studio album, Britney Spears has already taken meetings with producer William Orbit (Madonna, Blur) and French electronica duo Daft Punk with an ey Although there's no schedule set for h ...

  35. Daybreaker

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth Orton continues blending organic and electronic sounds, mixing them to an often ent On her third studio release—which features production by Ben W ...

  36. Sasha Pulls Out 'Airdrawndagger'

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Alexander Coe, better-known as U.K. DJ/producer Sasha (one-half of production outfit Sasha & Digweed), once did production work under the puzzling moniker BM:Ex, which Sasha says stood for "Bar ...

  37. Rock Steady

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After spending two years laboring over the introspective, Glen Ballard-produced Return of Saturn, the members of No Doubt decided it was time to party, creating the dancehall and new-wave-influenced R After spending two years laboring over the intro ...

  38. Hot Product

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from No Doubt, Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. 'Steady' As They Come No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal recalls he and his bandmates being stuck in London Sept. 11. They were in the city to work on the band's new Interscope a ...

  39. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussi ...

  40. Bizkit Plans 'Fan Parties,' Guitarist Auditions

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of last week's exit of founding guitarist Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit is planning to hit the road for a series of guitarist auditions and fan parties. "It's just a great chance for us to be w In the wake of last week's e ...

  41. Limp Bizkit Whips Up Remix Album, DVD

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Limp Bizkit fans may be wishing for some new material this holiday season, what they actually will get is a remix album, said to be titled "Limp Remizkit," according to a post from frontman Fred While Limp Bizkit fans may be wishing ...

  42. Mariah, McLachlan Get Remix Treatment

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Over the course of her 11-year career, singer/songwriter Mariah Carey has scored seven No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. If beat-savvy remixers David Morales and MJ Cole hav Over the course of her 11-year career, singer/so ...

  43. Craig David Leads Novello Awards

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Craig David made up for his lack of success at the Brit Awards in March by scooping up three major trophies at the U.K.'s Ivor Novello Awards, presented yesterday (May 24) in London by the British Aca Craig David made up for his lack of success ...