1. Beyonce! Bruce Springsteen! Miley Cyrus! Check Out Some of the Coolest College Courses

    July 24, 2015 4:20 PM EDT Summer is almost over (sorry!), and it's about to be time for school. Between History 101 and English 300, several institutions of higher learning are offering courses on some of the country's most influential artists. (We're looking at you, Beyonce !) Back to College 2015 We…

  2. Listen to Siedah Garrett's 'Reach Up L.A.', the 2015 Special Olympics Theme Song: Exclusive Video

    July 21, 2015 3:15 PM EDT Siedah Garrett didn't have to be asked twice to write another them for Special Olympics. But she's happy she was. "Reach Up L.A.," the 2015 Special Olympics theme, is Garrett's second composition for the organization. She collaborated with Quincy Jones on "I Know…

  3. Tamia: 'R&B Doesn't Get as Much Support as Other Genres Now'

    June 23, 2015 5:16 PM EDT The R&B singer Tamia recently released her sixth studio album, Love Life , which also happens to be her highest charting album ever : No. 2 on  Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 1 on R&B Albums . Billboard chatted with the singer about the spurt of creativity that fueled the album&…

  4. Tomorrow's Hits: Grace, The Struts & Alessia Cara

    June 12, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Grace Legendary producer Quincy Jones comes full circle with the pop classic "You Don't Own Me": after producing Lesley Gore 's…

  5. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie . The 24th annual Polar Music Prize…

  6. Race, Drugs, Bottle Service Among EDM Issues Discussed at IMS Engage Conference

    April 15, 2015 11:30 PM EDT The Hollywood confab featured conversations with Lyor Cohen, Chuck D and Kaskade, among others. Is Nashville the next Las Vegas?  Who’s to blame for driving up astronomical DJ fees? And what does "future house" even mean?  Those were some of the topics tackled Wednesday at the…

  7. Exclusive: IMS Engage Announces Quincy Jones and Sebastian Ingrosso Pairing

    April 01, 2015 12:41 PM EDT International Music Summit Engage today announced that legendary producer Quincy Jones and former Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso would join the Los Angeles event's lineup. The duo will engage in an unmoderated conversation about dance music's role in contemporary…

  8. Quincy Jones Praises 'Unbelievable' Indigenous Australian Singer Gurrumul: Watch

    March 18, 2015 6:26 AM EDT Quincy Jones has (arguably) the best ears in the business. And right now, he's only got ears for Gurrumul .  The legendary producer and composer has posted a short video praising the "unbelievable" talents of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, the blind indigenous singer from…

  9. One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran Among Stars Recording Ebola-Fighting Charity Single

    November 15, 2014 3:30 PM EST 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' will be available for download on Monday. A host of U.K. music stars assembled at a studio in London on Saturday to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola…

  10. Lionel Richie Gets 65th Birthday Tribute From Kid Rock at Concert Near Detroit

    June 21, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Lionel Richie turned 65 in style on Friday night (June 20), with Kid Rock in the flesh and a bunch of his other friends via video. The veteran pop icon had just finished the main portion of his set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit suburb of Independence Township when crew and…

  11. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Grammy Award-winning…

  12. Quincy Jones On Michael Jackson's 'Xscape': 'It's About Money'

    May 21, 2014 2:34 AM EDT Quincy Jones has a blunt assessment on the latest posthumous Michael Jackson album release, “Xscape” -- "It's about money." The music legend's comments were broadcast Tuesday in an interview on Jian Ghomeshi's "Q" talk show on CBC Radio . Jones, the…

  13. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ("the house that Thriller built,"…

  14. Rewinding The Charts: USA For Africa's 'We Are The World' Tops Hot 100

    April 13, 2014 8:05 AM EDT On this date 29 years ago, the all-star ensemble hit No. 1 - and helped launch a legacy of philanthropy On Dec. 20, 1984, Harry Belafonte placed a call to nonprofit consultant/music manager Ken Kragen in hopes of staging a concert to raise funds to fight hunger in Africa - specifically…

  15. Harry Belafonte Receives Honorary Doctorate From Berklee

    March 07, 2014 2:45 AM EST Boston's Berklee College of Music has presented an honorary doctor of music degree to singer, songwriter and activist Harry Belafonte. The entertainer was honored Thursday night during a concert in his honor. He playfully stuck out his tongue upon receiving the degree. Berklee students…

  16. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And between sets, co-host and icon himself Clive…

  17. Quincy Jones Files Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson's Music

    October 25, 2013 8:17 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-selling albums including "Off the Wall,"…

  18. Quincy Jones Gets Dinner and a Bono at 80th Birthday Bash

    April 14, 2013 11:36 PM EDT Quincy Jones proved there's no age limit on partying when he and his self-anointed "celestial twin," Sir Michael Caine, celebrated their 80th birthdays this weekend (April 13) at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The sumptuous fete -- the first of four birthday…

  19. 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…

  20. Randy Newman 'Glad I Didn't Have to Die' to Enter Rock Hall

    December 12, 2012 1:50 PM EST 'Short People' Singer-Songwriter Reacts to Selection: 'It's Not Nothing' Randy Newman acknowledges that he's thought about getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when he's been nominated before -- and didn't think it would happen. At least not in…

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