1. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan, Dies at 76

    April 20, 2014 3:59 PM EDT Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and…

  2. Avicii, Kaskade, More to Appear on Disney EDM Remix Album

    March 12, 2014 7:55 PM EDT "Dconstructed" is out April 22 Perfect Disney pairings: Aladdin and Jasmine, Simba and Nala. How about Armin van Buuren and "Frozen"'s Elsa? Or maybe Kaskade and Dumbo? Walt Disney Records announced Tuesday that an upcoming album will give a new spin to 14 of their…

  3. ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ Returning To Broadway In 2015

    March 07, 2014 3:16 AM EST Teyve is coming back. Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel said Thursday that they will present a revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" - one of the last great musicals of Broadway's Golden Age - in the fall of 2015. It will represent the fifth revival of the show, which…

  4. N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Film Signs Writer

    December 18, 2013 8:19 PM EST The Ice Cube-produced flick will be written by Jonathan Herman. Universal Pictures is moving forward with an N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," and has tapped Jonathan Herman to pen the latest draft. Sources say the studio is in the process of picking up the title in…

  5. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock Receive Kennedy Center Honors: Watch

    December 08, 2013 11:29 PM EST The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the…

  6. Ricky Skaggs Talks Memoir, Keith Whitley and His Hall of Fame Propects

    October 31, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country music legend Ricky Skaggs has been doing quite a bit of reminiscing as of late – especially with the recent release of his autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music." The singer tells Billboard that he's happy to have the book available to the public. "…

  7. John Legend Talks Seal Collaboration & 'Open Your Eyes' Cover: Watch

    October 08, 2013 1:38 PM EDT When it comes to love, John Legend is interested in tomorrow, not yesterday. "This is a new year for love; Love in the future, not the love I lost," he sings on the intro to his fourth studio album, "Love in the Future." One can see why John Legend is focused on the…

  8. 'Star Wars' Theme Named Favorite Movie Soundtrack

    September 30, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Star Wars theme has been named Britain's favorite movie soundtrack in a BBC poll. "With almost a quarter of the audience votes, John Williams’ 'Star Wars Theme' topped a list that spans 64 years of cinema soundtrack history," the BBC said. "Williams'…

  9. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  10. Bruce Hornsby Reunites With Ricky Skaggs for 'Cluck Ol' Hen'

    August 28, 2013 4:27 PM EDT Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs are no strangers to each other -- musically or personally. The men have enjoyed a long friendship over the years, and have collaborated with each other several times – most notably on their 2007 release for Sony. The talented artists have once again paired…

  11. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard…

  12. Paris Jackson 'Better,' But Misses 'Michael Jackson ONE' World Premiere

    June 30, 2013 10:37 AM EDT LAS VEGAS: One was not enough. Less than 20 months after the debut of the first Cirque du Soliel show paying tribute Michael Jackson, comes the second: "Michael Jackson ONE." Cirque president Daniel Lamarre said he'd planned two Jackson-inspired shows "from the first day…

  13. Sally Shapiro On New Album and Why She Refuses To Tour

    February 26, 2013 6:05 PM EST Swedish singer's "Somewhere Else" out this week on Paper Bag Records. "My ordinary life goes on," says Swedish indie-pop artist Sally Shapiro, talking about her upcoming plans now that her third full-length album, "Somewhere Else," has been released.…

  14. Muse, 'The 2nd Law': Track-By-Track Review

    October 01, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Beginning with 1999's "Showbiz," Muse launched into a stretch of three thrillingly virtuosic records. But with "Black Holes and Revelations" in 2006, the ascendant English act accelerated their climb up music's beanstalk to find and supplant every last giant. …

  15. Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley Hot 100 Mark

    September 27, 2012 5:00 AM EDT The rapper tops the King of Rock and Roll's mark for the most Hot 100 appearances among solo acts. Presley, however, maintains a wide lead for the most entries among all artists as a lead solo act. He'll always be the King of Rock and Roll, but w hen it comes to the artist with the…

  16. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam In Pa.

    August 20, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam at Sands Barenaked Ladies Both humor and hooks, as always, infused Barenaked Ladies' headlining set at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday (Aug. 17). The group capped a night of adult alternative rock following…

  17. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Elton John to Perform at London Olympic Arts Festival

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Musical stars, including Jay-Z , Rihanna , David Guetta and Elton John , films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tied to the Summer Olympics that kicks off on…

  18. Cash Money's Birdman and Slim Connected to Sexual Assault Lawsuit: Report

    January 30, 2012 2:05 PM EST Cash Money Records founders and co-CEOs Baby (also known as Birdman ) and Slim are being held accountable for a sexual assault. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, U2, Lady Gaga Rank on Billboard Power 100 List Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams invited plantiff Nicole…

  19. Exclusive: 'The Artist' Eyes Concert Tour

    December 16, 2011 11:20 AM EST "The Artist," the mostly silent film that has acquired numerous award nominations in recent weeks and is considered an Oscar front-runner, is being positioned as a concert attraction. William Morris Endeavor, which represents composer Ludovic Bource, and the film's distributor…

  20. Katy Perry Hosts 'SNL': The Hits & Misses, Including a Florence Welch Spoof

    December 11, 2011 1:48 PM EST Katy Perry stepped out from behind the microphone to host last night's installment of "Saturday Night Live," following in the footsteps of Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and just a handful of other musicians. After performing as the musical guest on…

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