1. Barbra Streisand Announces New Fall Tour Dates

    August 07, 2012 11:40 AM EDT After announcing a pair of October performances at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center, Barbra Streisand has plotted six additional tour dates for that month. The trek, promoted by Live Nation and S2BN, will begin on Oct. 8 in Philadelphia and conclude with a performance at Vancouver's…

  2. Marvin Hamlisch, Composer, Dead at 68

    August 07, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli React to Loss of Film, Stage Legend Marvin Hamlisch, the legendary film and musical composer whose long list of credits include "The Way We Were," "The Sting" and "A Chorus Line," died Monday following a brief illness, his…

  3. Bruce Springsteen Named 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year

    June 28, 2012 4:36 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen is being recognized for his creative and philanthropic contributions by the group that puts on the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Springsteen has been named its 2013 MusiCares person of the year. The Boss will be feted at a private fundraising…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billboard Hot 100, where her "Call Me Maybe…

  5. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot Among Songwriter Hall inductees

    June 15, 2012 9:54 PM EDT Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in…

  6. Donna Summer 'On the Radio' Once Again

    May 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From Sirius XM to her hometown of Boston, radio celebrates the late Queen of Disco Following her death yesterday (May 17) at 63, radio is remembering legendary disco diva Donna Summer . Detections of Summer's songs on all monitored U.S. terrestrial radio stations monitored by Nielsen BDS…

  7. Rock Hall Regrets Donna Summer Snub

    May 18, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 'Our Voting Group Has Failed,' Says Nominating Committee Chairman It's a topic that's hard to avoid when discussing the achievements of Donna Summer , who died Thursday of cancer : Why is the legendary singer not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Longtime member Elton…

  8. Donna Summer's Top 20 Billboard Chart Hits

    May 17, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Donna Summer may have been referred to as the Queen of Disco, but her Billboard chart hits weren't confined to the so-called "disco era" of the late 1970s. While she earned a string of smash singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the '70s -- many produced by Giorgio…

  9. Liza Minnelli Talks 'Live' Album, Slams Play About Her Mom

    May 10, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Liza is back! The long-unavailable recording of Liza Minnelli 's legendary Winter Garden concert in 1974 is available for the first time. The singer/actress, who charmingly still uses words like swell and grand, spoke to Billboard about "Live at the Winter Garden" and her…

  10. Billboard Music Awards to Hit Las Vegas on May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Event Will Air Live on ABC From the MGM Grand The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be…

  11. Paul Williams Doc Headed for Theaters

    March 13, 2012 7:40 AM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kessler's warm and engaging "Paul…

  12. Kristin Chenoweth to Kick Off First Concert Tour

    February 29, 2012 9:20 AM EST Kristin Chenoweth is taking the long way home. The Tony Award-winning singer and actress announced Wednesday that she'll kick off her first ever concert tour on May 9 in Seattle and it will end June 24 in Broken Arrow, Okla., the town she grew up in. "I've sung all over the…

  13. Barbra Streisand Re-Signs With Columbia, Her Label of 50 Years

    February 22, 2012 5:15 PM EST Barbra Streisand will remain on Columbia Records, the Sony Music-owned label has announced today . The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer and actress has been with the label for 50 years, having originally signed in the early 1960s. She released her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album, in…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Michael Jackson, 'Godspell'

    February 10, 2012 1:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop moves closer to the Queen of Soul's Hot 100 record, while music from the King of Pop makes a royal return. NEW MATERIAL: Madonna dresses up the Billboard Hot 100 for a 56th time, as "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., soars in at…

  15. Grammy Producer Talks Adele, McCartney & (Lack of) Boycotts

    January 31, 2012 11:00 AM EST 'We Are in Discussions With Adele' to Appear, Says Ken Ehrlich in New Interview The Recording Academy uses the two weeks prior to the Grammy Awards to announce performers and presenters and executive producer Ken Ehrlich says Thursday should yield a "major interesting"…

  16. Items From Michael Jackson's Final Home Fetch $1M at Auction

    December 19, 2011 9:30 AM EST The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, was unable to provide a more specific figure as he continued to tally the totals Saturday after…

  17. Beyonce Kicks Off Her Own Year-End List

    December 16, 2011 10:35 AM EST Tis the season of year-end lists, typically delivered via critics and magazines (like this one). Team Beyoncé is changing things up a bit, and on Thursday (Dec. 15) kicked off their own Top 10 to countdown Bey's " most amazing moments " from her album, "4." Coming in…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, LMFAO, Heavy D

    November 17, 2011 4:05 PM EST With three debuts, Swift passes five legends to claim the seventh-most Hot 100 appearances among women. SHHH! THE 'MOVIE' STARTED: Winning the Country Music Association's coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping Country Songs for a fifth time, with "…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Mariah Carey, Beach Boys, Lou Reed

    November 11, 2011 4:15 PM EST Justin Bieber was born the year that Mariah Carey first released 'All I Want for Christmas Is You.' Now their duet of the song is on the Hot 100. CAREY ON: With the help of an artist who was less than a year old when the song was originally released, Mariah Carey returns to the…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Foster the People, Richard Marx

    October 14, 2011 11:05 AM EDT ADELE'S ADULT ADULATION: "There are two sounds right now: Adele ... and everyone else." That's how an industry colleague says that his two teenage children recently described what they're hearing on the car radio of late when driving with dad. Billboard's charts…

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