Two leading ladies, Mariah Carey and Madonna, leapfrog over Elvis Presley in the Billboard charts record book this week. With a 15-1 move, Carey's "Touch My Body" becomes her 18th No. 1 Hot 100 hit, while Madonna scores her 37th top 10 as "4 Minutes" explodes 68-3.
One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the summit of The Billboard 200, as Day26's self-titled debut bumps Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" from No. 1. The new Bad Boy album moved 190,000 copies this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a marked decline from Danity Kane's 236,000-copy start last week.
Former Bush/Institute frontman Gavin Rossdale has wrapped his first solo album, "Wanderlust."
A day after the non-singing members of Velvet Revolver announced they were moving on without him, frontman Scott Weiland has responded to the move via a venom-filled statement.
According to Dr. Dog co-founder Scott McMicken, the band's prior albums were all about the experiment of making music, an "anything goes" approach.
Elvis Costello has signed on to host a new Sundance Channel TV show, "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ...," which will be produced in conjunction with Elton John's Rocket Pictures production company.
Originally scheduled for a June release, Usher's new album has been pushed forward due to what his label claims is "increasing global demand."
German musician Klaus Dinger, who played drums in the early days of Kraftwerk and went on to co-found Neu!, died March 21 of heart failure. He was 61.
An April Fool's Day joke it's not: Neil Young has another unreleased album ready to see the light of day.
As its title suggests, Ashanti's new "The Declaration" is in many ways about womanhood and empowerment, which led the Long Island, N.Y., native to work with new producers.