1. Frank Sinatra Honored by George Benson, Renee Olstead at 100th Birthday Celebration

    October 12, 2015 7:45 PM EDT Los Angeles' The Park at the Grove played host to a tribute concert on Oct. 9. Frank Sinatra 's 100th birthday was celebrated in Los Angeles on Friday (Oct. 9) with a special tribute concert held at The Park at the Grove.  The outdoor mall, a destination for tourists visiting the…

  2. Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Lands At No. 1 in U.K.

    March 23, 2015 4:26 AM EDT Rapper Kendrick Lamar has scored his first U.K. No. 1 album, after To Pimp A Butterfly  (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal) finished the week just ahead of Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour  (Capitol/Universal). Lay Me Dow n (Capitol/Universal/ Columbia/Sony), Smith’s collaboration with John…

  3. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several of the hits and collaborations he's…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that everyone has the New York song, but ... what…

  5. Playboy Announces 2010 Festival Lineup

    February 26, 2010 11:18 AM EST The Chick Corea Freedom Band , George Benson and the Manhattan Transfer are among the headliners for the 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the annual festival will be held June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Serving once again as master of ceremonies is comedian…

  6. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST 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. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I've noticed that over the past year-plus,…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Colbie Caillat, Black Eyed Peas, Prince

    September 03, 2009 4:46 PM EDT HOT COCO: If it seems like the Billboard 200 this week is bursting with debuts, it is. 39 new titles arrive, led by Colbie Caillat 's sophomore set, and first No. 1, "Breakthrough." Her debut album, "Coco," peaked at No. 5 upon its entrance on Aug. 4, 2007. While this…

  9. Chart Beat: Black Eyed Peas, Hello Goodbye, Keith Urban

    April 09, 2009 1:10 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. PEAS POWER…

  10. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-up of 1,000 musicians for the 43rd festival…

  11. March 22, 2009

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Singer Pio Leiva of the Buena Vista Social Club dies in Havana, Cuba, of a heart attack. He is 88. 2005 – Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies at home in Wilton, N.H., following a heart attack and a fall down a flight of stairs. He is 57. 1996 – Don Murray of the Turtles dies in a Southern…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts,…

  13. David Banner Tapped For Quincy Jones Remix

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After working with the likes of Lil Wayne and T.I., MC/producer David Banner is adding Quincy Jones to his resume. After working with the likes of Lil Wayne and T.I., MC/producer David Banner is adding Quincy Jones to his resume. The rapper, who will release his fourth album, "The…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a stairway. He is 57. The London-born artist was known as "the magician of slide" for his work with Foghat, which is best known 2005 - Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a…

  15. The Billboard Q&A: Paul McCartney

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. During the past three years alone the ex-Beatle has released a pair of pop…

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Paul McCartney

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. As far as Sir Paul McCartney is concerned, words like "take it easy" are reserved for the Eagles. During the past three years alone the ex-Beatle has released a pair of pop…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts,…

  18. Chart Beat

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and more and more! THE LONG RUN: There aren't a lot of songwriters who can claim a 54-year span of No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I can only think of one team that has accomplished this,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Atlanta Jazz Fest, Kristofferson, Apple Corps

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the slew of artists slated to perform at the 30th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the slew…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a stairway. He is 57. The London-born artist was known as "the magician of slide" for his work with Foghat, which is best known 2005 - Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a…

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