Billboard Bits: DJ Khaled, Terri Clark, Gorillaz
News on DJ Khaled, Terri Clark, GorillazNas, the Game, Trick Daddy and Juelz Santana are among the hip-hop artists set to appear on DJ Khaled's debut album, "Listennn ... The Album," due June 6 via Koch. Other guest artists include Christina Milian, Twista, Akon and Fabolous.
The first single is "Holla At Me" featuring Lil' Wayne, Fat Joe, Pitbull, Rick Ross and Paul Wall. The music video, directed by R. Malcolm Jones, will premiere April 11 on MTV2's "Makes The Video. DJ Khaled previously has produced tracks for the Terror Squad, Young Jeezy, Trick Daddy and Pitbull, among others.
-- Clover Hope, N.Y.
Longtime Mercury Records artist Terri Clark has exited the label's roster after 11 years. She released seven albums on Mercury, including a 2004 greatest hits set. All but her self-titled first album reached the top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Her most recent set, "Life Goes On," has sold 162,000 copies since its release last November, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
On Billboard's Top Country Songs chart, Clark has notched 10 top 10 hits, including the No. 1 singles "You're Easy On the Eyes" in 1998 and "Girls Lie Too" in 2004. She has tour dates booked through October.
-- Phyllis Stark, Nashville
The final show of Gorillaz's five-night residency at New York's famed Apollo Theatre will be cybercast live tonight (April 6) via MSN Video beginning at 9 p.m. ET. An eight-camera shoot will capture the show, which finds Gorillaz recreating the acclaimed 2005 album "Demon Days" with the special guests who contributed to the studio recordings.
Afterward, MSN Video will make clips from tonight's show available on demand. The service is also streaming footage from the new DVD "Demon Days Live," which was taped last November at the Manchester (England) Opera House.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.