1. Quincy Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 14, 2013 3:23 PM EDT As Q turns 80, we rank the top 20 Hot 100 hits he's ever produced. Quincy Jones celebrates his 80th birthday today (March 14) and over his many fruitfull years in music, the legendary producer and musician has worked with countless greats including Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and…

  2. Rachael Ray's SXSW Parties Tap Kenny Loggins, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    March 06, 2013 9:00 AM EST Eagles of Death Metal and the Pharcyde will also be among the many acts at Ray's Austin events. Rachael Ray will, as usual, be cooking in a big way at this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Kenny Loggins and his new band, Blue Sky Riders, will…

  3. Phil Ramone in Critical Care at NYC Hospital

    March 01, 2013 11:23 AM EST Award-winning music producer Phil Ramone has been hospitalized in New York City, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 72-year-old suffered an aortic aneurysm and is in critical care. Ramone is best known for his work with such top-tier vocalists and songwriters as Tony Bennett, Aretha…

  4. Richard Street of The Temptations Dead at 70

    February 28, 2013 5:40 AM EST Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died. He was 70. Street's wife, Cindy, says her husband died early Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness. "He was really fighting for his life," the singer's widow…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  6. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Lead Busy Night for 'American Idol' at Grammys

    February 11, 2013 9:35 AM EST It was a big night for American Idol champions, as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks all nabbed awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. Clarkson won Best Pop album for her fifth studio full-length record, Stronger. Clarkson bested nominees Maroon 5, Pink,…

  7. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 2 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 09, 2013 3:17 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. DAY 2 (Feb. 8) Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools" at Charlotte Ronson Aretha Franklin’s alluring, bold…

  8. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  9. The Strokes Announce Fifth Studio Album, 'Comedown Machine'

    January 30, 2013 11:15 AM EST Follow-up to 2011's "Angles" due out in March. Two weeks after after new Strokes music was hinted at on the Facebook page of a Seattle radio station , the rock group has announced that "Comedown Machine," its fifth studio album, will be released through RCA Records…

  10. Whitney Houston's Mom Has Words for Bobby Brown in New Book

    January 29, 2013 9:14 AM EST In "Remembering Whitney," the mother of the late Whitney Houston writes that from the start she had doubted whether Bobby Brown was right for her daughter. And she thinks that Whitney might not have ended up so "deep" into drugs had they not stayed together. "I do…

  11. Beyonce's National Anthem Controversy: Aretha, Alicia and More Offer Support

    January 25, 2013 2:20 AM EST Singers rallied around Beyonce this week after her apparent use of a prerecorded vocal track during 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' While Beyonce hasn't yet made an official statement on the heated discussion over her "Star-Spangled Banner" performance at the presidential…

  12. NBA FIT Week: Basketball Stars Discuss Favorite Workout Music

    January 24, 2013 7:30 PM EST Check out what Wesley Matthews, Bruce Bowen and more had to say about the fitness program and what music pumps them up. On Thursday (Jan. 24), the NBA kicks off its 2013 NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, an annual program in which current NBA and WNBA stars, former basketball legends and top coaches…

  13. Beyonce 'Did Not Sing Live,' Inauguration Official Confirms

    January 24, 2013 10:05 AM EST An anonymous inauguration official now confirms that Beyonce "did not sing live." An inaugural official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during Monday's Inauguration Day ceremony. "She did not sing live," the official, who…

  14. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 19, 2013 10:00 AM EST From Beyonce and John Legend to the Goo Goo Dolls and Soundgarden, all the music stars heading to Washington, D.C. Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin , the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: David Bowie's 10 Biggest Hits; Taylor Swift Bests Madonna

    January 18, 2013 7:15 PM EST As the rock icon returns, a look at his 10 biggest Billboard Hot 100 classics. Plus, Taylor Swift passes Madonna for a notable Hot 100 mark. David Bowie bounds back to Billboard's charts, as "Where Are We Now?" enters Hot Rock Songs at No. 20. The song concurrently launches on…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: David Bowie's 10 Biggest Hits; Taylor Swift Bests Madonna

    January 18, 2013 7:15 PM EST As the rock icon returns, a look at his 10 biggest Billboard Hot 100 classics. Plus, Taylor Swift passes Madonna for a notable Hot 100 mark. David Bowie bounds back to Billboard's charts, as "Where Are We Now?" enters Hot Rock Songs at No. 20. The song concurrently launches on…

  17. The Strokes To Release Fifth Album Later This Year: Update

    January 17, 2013 12:40 PM EST The group's fifth studio album will likely be preceded by the single "All The Time. Nearly two years after the release of their fourth studio album "Angles," the Strokes are returning with new music. Billboard has confirmed a report that the Strokes' fifth studio…

  18. Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs Dies

    January 10, 2013 9:15 AM EST Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76. The Jazz Festival said Nobs, a native of Montreux, died Thursday…

  19. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Maxwell Heading to New Orleans

    January 08, 2013 9:45 AM EST Brandy , Jill Scott , Keyshia Cole and Maxwell are among the entertainers set to perform at the 2013 Essence Festival , which returns to New Orleans for four days in July. The 19th annual celebration of black music and culture will be held July 4-7 at the Superdome and the nearby convention…

  20. Bobby Womack Says He Has Alzheimer's

    January 02, 2013 1:05 PM EST "How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating," soul legend says Bobby Womack, the soul singer behind such songs as "Lookin' for a Love," says he's been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's. In an interview with the BBC's…

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