1. The 100 Biggest Summer Songs of All Time: A Complete List

    June 07, 2017 10:02 AM EDT Looking back nearly 60 years and ranking the one-hit wonders, pop outliers and funky jams reveals how the season's most massive singles share two essential elements: sincere emotion and a touch of novelty.   Faith Evans and Sean "Diddy" Combs perform at the BET Awards at the…

  2. Green Day, Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Cover 'Johnny B. Goode' in Tribute to Chuck Berry

    March 20, 2017 8:14 PM EDT The legendary Chuck Berry died over the weekend. Pretty much every band today owes a debt to Chuck Berry -- the dude more or less invented rock and roll music -- and a whole bunch of people decided to pay tribute by covering “Johnny B. Goode,” perhaps his most iconic song. [readmore:7728706]…

  3. Watch Sting Perform 'The Empty Chair' at the 2017 Oscars

    February 26, 2017 9:16 PM EST In one of the evening's most somber moments, Sting performed an emotional rendition of his Oscar-nominated song “The Empty Chair” at the 2017 Oscars. The song, with music by J. Ralph, was featured on the soundtrack of Jim: The James Foley Story , a documentary which chronicles the story…

  4. Justin Timberlake, Sting, John Legend & Lin-Manuel Miranda to Perform Nominated Songs at Oscars

    February 10, 2017 3:21 PM EST Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting , Justin Timberlake and John Legend will perform at this year's Oscars, it was announced Friday (Feb. 10). Miranda will be joined by Auli'i Cravalho, who voiced the lead character in Moana , and the two will perform Miranda's Oscar-nominated song from…

  5. Sting Hopes to 'Shine More Light' on 'Jim: The James Foley Story' Documentary With Oscar Nomination

    January 24, 2017 4:49 PM EST Sting has written plenty of tunes for movies before, including three previous best original song Oscar contenders. But he felt an added responsibility when he penned the lyrics to “The Empty Chair,” the end-credits song in Jim: The James Foley Story , the moving documentary about the American…

  6. How the NMPA Fights For Music Publishers -- With Help From Sting, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi and More

    January 20, 2017 1:41 PM EST David Israelite talks the National Music Publishers' Association's 100th anniversary. In 2005, when David Israelite was recruited to leave a key post at the U.S. Department of Justice to run the National Music Publishers’ Association, he was reluctant for a good reason: He had never…

  7. Bruce Springsteen, Sting and More Celebrate the Season at Carnegie Hall Rainforest Benefit

    December 15, 2016 2:01 PM EST Bruce Springsteen gave the crowd at Sting and Trudie Styler's biannual Rainforest Fund concert at Carnegie Hall quite an early Christmas present Wednesday night (Dec. 13), as he emerged from the back of the hall to kick-start his set. "Ho, Ho, Ho! This is your Jersey Santa Claus,…

  8. Leonard Cohen Remembered on Billboard 200, Sting Debuts in Top 10

    November 21, 2016 1:25 PM EST As A Tribe Called Quest bows at No. 1 on the new Billboard 200 albums chart with We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service — marking the act’s first No. 1 in over 20 years — the rest of the top 10 gets shaken up by holiday tunes, a late legend, and a returning rock icon. The Billboard 200…

  9. James Arthur, Illy Rule Australia's Charts

    November 21, 2016 4:36 AM EST British singer James Arthur   begins week six at the summit of Australia’s singles chart with “Say You Won’t Let Go” (Columbia/Sony) while homegrown rapper Illy nabs his first-ever No. 1 album Down Under with Two Degrees (Warner) and Leonard Cohen achieves a posthumous career equal-best with…

  10. Watch Sting Blaze Through a Medley of Hits at the 2016 AMAs

    November 20, 2016 10:51 PM EST Award of Merit recipient Sting strapped on his bass to perform a medley of hits tonight at the American Music Awards. After being introduced by Robert Downey Jr. -- a recent live collaborator -- he blended the new with the old, starting with 57TH & 9TH solo single "Can't Stop…

  11. Eagles of Death Metal Member Wasn't Denied Entry to Bataclan, Says Band's Manager (Exclusive)

    November 12, 2016 7:08 PM EST Jesse Hughes "never even tried entering the club," the MGMT Company's Marc Pollack tells Billboard. A report out of Paris claiming that two Eagles of Death Metal members, including frontman Jesse Hughes, were forced to leave Sting ’s concert at the Bataclan Saturday night (Nov…

  12. Sting Reopens Bataclan With 'Fragile,' Tribute to David Bowie and Prince

    November 12, 2016 5:08 PM EST "We’ve got two important things to do tonight: first, to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago and to celebrate the life and the music of this historic venue." A day shy of the anniversary of the Paris attacks, Sting reopened Paris' Bataclan…

  13. Revisiting the Bataclan's Paris Neighborhood a Year After the Terrorist Attacks

    November 12, 2016 12:00 PM EST How surrounding businesses are faring after a 15 percent drop in tourism. The line for Copmtoir Generale, where Solange has held court on the turntables, still snakes around the block. Le Bonne Biere still hosts private parties in their upstairs lounge on Friday nights. And Candelaria, the…

  14. Sting to Re-Open Paris' Bataclan Concert Hall Ahead of Terror Attack Anniversary

    November 04, 2016 10:10 AM EDT The Grammy winner will be the first to perform at the venue since 90 people were killed there last year. Sting is set to reopen the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 12, one day before the anniversary of last year's deadly Paris terror attacks, which saw 90 killed within the venue and 130…

  15. The Best Musical Guests on 'The Simpsons'

    September 26, 2016 9:49 AM EDT On Sunday night (Sept. 25)  The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28 th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”) One of the best things about The Simpsons has…

  16. Grammy Insider: Lady Gaga, Sting, Celine Dion & Green Day Drop Singles to Qualify for 2017 Nominations

    September 15, 2016 2:15 PM EDT Introducing a new column on the behind-the-scenes jockeying for Grammy Awards glory. In politics, it’s called “the October surprise.” But for Grammy watchers, those surprises traditionally come in September, thanks to an eligibility cutoff at the end of the month that typically leaves a…

  17. Why OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Won't Sing at Weddings and More Insider Scoop

    August 01, 2016 5:05 PM EDT No Weddings For Tedder Ryan Tedder doesn’t do weddings. The prolific songwriter played an exclusive show with his band OneRepublic at the Red Bull Sound Space at AMP Radio in Los Angeles on July 21 and afterward told Overheard he’ll no longer sing at weddings “because nothing makes me more…

  18. U2, Drake, Britney Spears & More to Headline 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

    July 25, 2016 11:55 AM EDT U2 , Drake , Britney Spears , Sting and Ariana Grande are among the superstars scheduled to headline the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which will be held Sept. 23-24 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. This year’s sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival will also feature performances from such…

  19. Sting's Manager & Guitarist Tease 2016 NBA All-Star Halftime Performance: He is The 'Master of Surprise' (Exclusive)

    February 12, 2016 10:47 AM EST Rock 'n roll legend Sting will be lighting up the 2016 NBA All-Star Games with a special halftime performance. On Sunday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre (Feb. 14), the former Police frontman will be polishing up his classic catalog while also maintaining the element of surprise…

  20. Sting to Headline NBA All-Star 2016 Halftime Show

    January 28, 2016 7:00 AM EST Sting will be rocking the mic for the NBA's All-Star 2016 halftime show. The 16-time Grammy Award winner is set to take his talents and extensive catalog to Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Sunday, Feb. 14.  Sting's 20 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits Presented by JBL, the…

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