1. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  2. Pink Rocks Cancer Benefit in Los Angeles

    November 13, 2012 7:10 PM EST Hollywood came together on Monday night to celebrate the many women who battle breast cancer every day. The event, titled "Power of Pink," featured a private performance by the very appropriate guest of honor, P!nk . The edgy pop star proved a perfect fit as the evening's…

  3. Blush: 'Electric' Music Video Premiere

    November 05, 2012 10:00 AM EST With a string of Billboard dance hits, the ladies of Blush are on their way to earning plenty of North American fans -- including Justin Bieber and the Black Eyed Peas , whom the pan-Asian pop group opened for last year. Now the five voices from five different countries that make up Blush -…

  4. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. The evening was spread out over two hours,…

  5. 'Idol' Hollywood Night 2: Down With the Sickness

    February 10, 2012 10:30 AM EST Let's be real here -- nothing of note really happened on "Idol" Thursday night. True, it was an hour-long show, and sure, the always-important selection of groups for the always-entertaining Group Round took place. But really, what happened ? First, we learned that last night&…

  6. Memorial Service Held for Victims of Indiana State Fair Tragedy

    August 15, 2011 1:08 PM EDT Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told hundreds of people who gathered Monday for a service to remember five people killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair that the tragedy has broken the hearts of the state's residents. Daniels said Saturday's stage collapse as high winds…

  7. Five More '80s Teen Pop Stars

    February 01, 2011 2:45 PM EST After quite impressing the 15-year-old me by interviewing Debbie Gibson and Tiffany , as the singers promoted the Jan. 29 premiere of their tongue-in-cheek Syfy film "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid," it dawned that fellow youthful artists enjoyed Billboard chart success alongside the pair…

  8. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

  9. Shakira, Morrison Retain Lead On U.K. Charts

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shakira and James Morrison retained their leads on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively. The former's "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) featuring Wyclef Jean has now been No. 1 for three weeks in Shakira and James Morrison retained their leads on the new U.K. singles…

  10. Hear'Say Causes Commotion On U.K. Singles Chart

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Registering the third highest first-week in U.K. singles chart history, pop quintet Hear'Say soared to No. 1 yesterday (March 18) with its debut Polydor release, "Pure And Simple." Thanks to unprecede Registering the third highest first-week in U.K. singles chart history, pop…