1. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy New Year!   " Surfin' Safari,…

  2. Luke Laird's 'Blessed' Year on Country Charts

    December 26, 2013 1:40 PM EST It's definitely been a year to remember for hit Nashville songwriter Luke Laird. He has been responsible for ten top-40 singles on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, including three No. 1s. In addition, the Pennsylvania native added producer to his resume -- for Kacey Musgraves'…

  3. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  4. Phil Collins Says He's Writing Songs Again

    December 05, 2013 4:40 AM EST Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in…

  5. Will.i.am, Kylie Minogue Appointed Coaches for ‘The Voice’ Australia

    November 26, 2013 4:39 AM EST "The Voice Australia" is changing things up for its third season as the show's original coaches, Seal and Delta Goodrem, won't be returning in 2014, announced the Nine Network Nine Network on Tuesday.  Instead "The Voice U.K." coaches, Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue…

  6. Latin Grammys 2013: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 22, 2013 1:30 AM EST The Latin Grammy green carpet was canceled, but there was plenty of action behind the scenes. We were inside the Mandalay Bay Center (Nov. 21) with a front row to the stars, the music and all the things that did not make the live broadcast. More Latin Grammys Carlos Vives, Sergio George and…

  7. Miguel Bosé Accepts Latin Grammy Person of the Year at Star-Studded Gala

    November 21, 2013 1:12 PM EST The Latin Grammy Person of the Year gala -- like all events honoring any artist -- are complex affairs that require lots of juggling, maneuvering to accommodate everybody's needs and, to cap it all, the ability to reinvent a familiar repertoire in a way that surprises and captivates a…

  8. Joy Division Frontman Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Up for Sale On eBay

    November 11, 2013 2:08 AM EST The kitchen table owned by the late Ian Curtis, singer for the post-punk band Joy Division, is up for auction on eBay. The item has already collected 63 bids and its current price is set at £8,200, or approximately $13,000.  Curtis' suicide on May 18, 1980 is one of music's most…

  9. Toby Keith Gives a Little Extra on Tornado-Delayed 'Drinks After Work'

    November 01, 2013 4:00 PM EDT "Drinks After Work," the latest release from Toby Keith, was released this past Tuesday. At a press event on release day at Nashville's BMI office, the singer said the early reception to the new music has taken him by surprise. "The scary thing is that I'm hearing…

  10. 'Opry Goes Pink' With LeAnn Rimes, Mandisa

    October 25, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Many of country and Gospel's leading ladies turned out at the Grand Ole Opry this past Tuesday for the annual "Opry Goes Pink" performance. A yearly tradition that serves as a partnership between the legendary WSM radio show and Women Rock For The Cure, LeAnn Rimes opened the…

  11. Gregg Allman Set for All-Star Tribute Concert

    October 23, 2013 1:30 PM EDT The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year. "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman" will be held Jan. 10 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre…

  12. Patty Griffin Rescues Lost Album 'Silver Bell': Exclusive Song Premiere

    September 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Listen to the original "Truth #2" off Griffin's mythical album from 2000 and find out why Natalie Maines is bummed: "Now I can't steal from it anymore" Perhaps the most successful album of Patty Griffin's nearly 20-year career in music is the one that…

  13. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa, Carlos Vives Among Latin Grammy Nominees

    September 25, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Pop music in various forms made a strong showing this year in the Latin Grammy nominations with familiar faces in the running including Colombian singer Carlos Vives, a leading contender with five nominations; Spanish star Alejandro Sanz and Mexican Latin alternative songstress Julieta…

  14. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the…

  15. Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce Bringing Latin Sounds to the White House

    September 11, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval and other musicians are bringing their Latin sounds to the White House next week. The latest "In Performance at the White House" program will be taped Monday and will showcase Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month. The White House…

  16. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  17. Bruno Mars: Bigger and Better as U.S. Tour Wraps Up (Live Review)

    September 02, 2013 2:22 PM EDT Two years ago, on his first worldwide tour, Bruno Mars played at Miami's Fillmore, an intimate setting that amplified Mars' considerable talents as a singer, instrumentalist (particularly as a guitarist) and all around dynamic performer with a convincing, tight band. On Aug. 30,…

  18. Natalie Cole at the Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    August 19, 2013 5:08 PM EDT   Natalie Cole's hometown concert at the Hollywood Bowl came as her first Spanish-language album, "Natalie Cole en Español," marked seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums chart. The album is No. 6 this week on Top Latin Albums, where it debuted at No. 1.  A…

  19. Jazz Keyboardist George Duke Dead at 67

    August 06, 2013 6:14 PM EDT George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night in Los Angeles. Duke was being treated for…

  20. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Musical Needs New Star

    July 31, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Reeve Carney, who donned the Spidey suit when the show began, will leave in September. The hit Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is losing its longtime superhero but producers are holding open casting calls for anyone who wants to don the red and blue suit. Reeve…

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