1. Aaron Neville to Perform at 2017 French Quarter Fest

    January 25, 2017 12:29 AM EST For the first time, New Orleans' homegrown talent Aaron Neville will appear at this year's French Quarter Festival. French Quarter Festivals Inc. announced the 2017 lineup Tuesday, noting that Neville is scheduled to perform on the opening day, April 6, on the Abita Beer Stage. …

  2. R&B Legend Aaron Neville: 'We're in Turmoil Everywhere'

    July 15, 2016 12:35 PM EDT It's been 50 years since iconic R&B singer Aaron Neville first broke onto the Billboard charts with the plaintive "Tell It Like It Is," which reached No. 2 on the Hot 100. Now, the New Orleans legend, who has recorded extensively with  Allen Toussaint , Linda Ronstadt and…

  3. Allen Toussaint, Legendary New Orleans Producer, Songwriter & Performer, Dies at 77

    November 10, 2015 7:10 AM EST Allen Toussaint, whose work as a songwriter, producer, and performer helped define the sound of soul and R&B in New Orleans and beyond, died following a performance in Madrid last night (Nov. 9), his family confirmed to New Orleans CBS affiliate  WWL . He was 77.  Remembering Allen…

  4. 10 Worst National Anthem Performances Ever

    July 02, 2015 12:42 PM EDT Getting booked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a major event is an honor for any artist. Many will try anything -- whether it's fiddling with the arrangement or striving for the glory notes that only five-octave powerhouses like Whitney could hit -- to put their own…

  5. Watch Jimmy Fallon Recap the 'Bottom Of The Charts' (Including Donald Trump) on 'Tonight Show'

    June 25, 2015 9:42 AM EDT Jimmy Fallon recapped some up-and-coming (fake) songs in this week's "Bottom Of The Charts" segment on The Tonight Show , including one from an unlikely source: Donald Trump . Watch Taylor Swift & Jimmy Fallon Dance on Jumbotron at Sports Games Alongside "Bad Blood…

  6. Watch Kelly Clarkson & Jimmy Fallon Perform a History of Duets

    March 03, 2015 6:21 AM EST First there was Sonny & Cher . Then Kenny & Dolly . And now Jimmy & Kelly .  Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon have dished out a lesson in duets history…in under five minutes. The returning pop star was a guest on The Tonight Show on Monday, where she teamed with the host for a…

  7. Tom Morello, Bonnie Raitt Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan at MusiCares Gala

    February 07, 2015 4:34 PM EST Even though Bob Dylan opted not to play Friday night when he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year annual dinner at the Los Angeles Convention Center, he had his hand in every performance. Billboard talked to several of the evening's performers on the red carpet about their…

  8. Linda Ronstadt Rocks Highest-Charting Album In 24 Years

    April 18, 2014 1:45 PM EDT The pop/rock icon – and now Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – returns with 'Duets,' which spurs her best chart rank since 1990 New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt roars back onto the Billboard 200 , as her new compilation "Duets" debuts at No. 32. The bow…

  9. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names, Phillip Phillips joins an exclusive club…

  10. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue at the 20th Concert of Colors festival. But…

  11. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ADULT …

  12. Martina McBride, Stevie Wonder Join For Cancer Event

    August 19, 2010 11:49 AM EDT Martina McBride , Natasha Bedingfield , Queen Latifah , Aaron Neville , Dave Stewart and Stevie Wonder are among the many celebrities joining forces for "Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)," the fundraiser aimed at raising money for cancer research. The program, executive produced by Laura…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing t 2006 - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's…

  15. The Neville Brothers Prevail As Live Legends

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since their debut in 1977 at New Orleans club Tipitina's, the Neville Brothers have been known as one of the best live bands in the country. Since their debut in 1977 at New Orleans club Tipitina's, the Neville Brothers have been known as one of the best live bands in the country.…

  16. Favorite Songs From The Neville Brothers

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard asked the Neville Brothers and their colleagues to pick their favorite Neville Brothers song and what makes it special. Billboard asked the Neville Brothers and their colleagues to pick their favorite Neville Brothers song and what makes it special. "That's a tough one.…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing t 2006 - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's…

  19. Estefan Revels In Cuban Roots On '90 Millas'

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan revisits the Cuban music of her roots on "90 Millas," her debut album for Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. Due Sept. 18, the 14-track set is led by the single "No Llores," which features gu Gloria Estefan revisits the Cuban music of her roots on "90…

  20. Doo Wop Singer Pookie Hudson Dies At 72

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pookie Hudson, lead singer and songwriter for the doo wop group the Spaniels, who lent his romantic tenor to hits like "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" and influenced generations of later artists, h Pookie Hudson, lead singer and songwriter for the doo wop group the Spaniels, who…

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