1. Steven Van Zandt Loses 'Brother' James Gandolfini

    June 19, 2013 11:10 PM EDT The E Street guitarist remembers his "Sopranos" boss, who died in Italy on Wednesday at age 51 Steven Van Zandt is mourning the loss of his friend and "Sopranos" co-star James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday while vacationing in Italy. "I have lost a brother and…

  2. Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself': Track-By-Track Review

    June 08, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Within the ever-evolving musical landscape, Usher has found a way to evolve himself, and stay two steps ahead of the game. With "Climax," the first taste from his seventh studio album "Looking 4 Myself," Usher proved he belonged to the elite cluster of R&B singers that…

  3. Michael Buble Makes Adult Contemporary Chart History

    December 12, 2011 2:15 PM EST The crooner is the first artist in the chart's Nielsen BDS era to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously. Ahead of Michael Buble 's expected third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his holiday album "Christmas," the crooner makes history on the Adult Contemporary chart.…

  4. Michael Buble's Mariah Carey Cover Tops Adult Contemporary

    November 28, 2011 2:35 PM EST Buble's remake of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' does what the original never did: it dashes to the chart's North Pole. M ichael Buble 's cover of Mariah Carey 's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" does what the original never did: it reaches No. 1 on…

  5. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Baby (You've Got What It…

  6. Jaheim's 'Without You' Single Climbs R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    January 08, 2010 4:20 PM EST One of the more refreshing songs climbing Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is Jaheim 's "Ain't Leaving Without You." It's the lead single from the singer's Feb. 9 Divine Mill/Atlantic album, "Another Round." Like Charlie Wilson 's…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its…

  8. Puppini Sisters, Oct. 3, London

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If the Puppini Sisters were going "forward to the '40s" when they emerged last year, they're now nestling nicely in the noughties. If the Puppini Sisters were going "forward to the '40s" when they emerged last year, they're now nestling nicely in the…

  9. The Puppini Sisters / Oct. 3, 2007 / London (Shepherd's Bush Empire)

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If the Puppini Sisters were going "forward to the '40s" when they emerged last year, they're now nestling nicely in the noughties. During this London show, the girls were presented with gold discs to If the Puppini Sisters were going "forward to the '40s"…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its…

  11. Newcomer Morrison Tops U.K. Album Chart

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single "You Give Me Something" (Polydor) with a No. 1 album on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Aug. 6). His debut set, "Und Soul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single …

  12. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>As in previous years, Hong Kong and Taiwan acts dominate the sixth annual Channel V Music Awards, held in Beijing. Hong Kong's Andy Lau is named most well-received singer, while Faye Won 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program. 2003 - A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2001 - As in…

  15. Dreaming

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just in time for the dog days of summer, U.K. Just in time for the dog days of summer, U.K. trio Aurora turns out one of the great pure-pop packages of the year, brimming with refreshingly unpretentious melodies that shine like prime-afternoon rays. Awash with one great hook after another,…

  16. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  17. Don't Be 'Cruel': Soft Cell Breaks Its Silence

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first album in 18 years. Due Sept. 10 on Cooking Vinyl/spinART, "Cruelty Without Beauty" is the first Soft Cell record since Long-dormant U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell has reunited and will release its first…

  18. Wilson Selects Beach Boys 'Classics'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has overseen the track selection of a new Beach Boys hits compilation, which EMI will release July 2 in North America. The disc will be highlighted by a new recordin Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has overseen the track selection of a new Beach Boys hits…

  19. Billboard Bits: New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Osmond

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Donny Osmond Families are growing in a feminine way all about the music industry, as Metallica's James Hetfield, R&B singer Tamia, and country couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have all welcomed new female additions in recent days. On Jan. 17, Hetfield…