1. Johnny Mathis Q&A: 'This Time Of Year Is Magical'

    December 13, 2013 11:05 AM EST The icon talks his highest-charting AC hit since 1978, his new star-studded duets album and holiday memories With "Sending You a Little Christmas," with Jim Brickman, the legendary Johnny Mathis is enjoying his milestone 50th hit on Adult Contemporary chart. As the song…

  2. Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert Celebrate LGBTQ Youth at TrevorLIVE Event

    December 11, 2013 2:09 AM EST The Hollywood Palladium was bustling with stars on Sunday, Dec. 8. The occassion: TrevorLIVE, an all-star show to raise funds for the Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and…

  3. Susan Boyle Says Asperger's Diagnosis Was A Relief

    December 08, 2013 11:49 AM EST 'Asperger's doesn't define me.' Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism — and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition. Boyle told the Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago,…

  4. Billboard's Holiday Songs & Albums Charts Return

    December 05, 2013 10:10 AM EST 'Tis the season for Billboard to rank the 100 hottest holiday songs and the 50 best-selling Yuletide albums each week It's already looking a lot like Christmas on Billboard.com and Billboardbiz, as the Holiday 100 and Holiday Albums charts return, while a new seasonal ranking,…

  5. Holiday Albums 2013: 10 Hot Seasonal Releases

    December 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Baby, it's cold outside and all those activities in this winter wonderland feel a little warmer with a soundtrack of tunes from 2013's crop of holiday albums. Pop (Kelly Clarkson), R&B (Mary J. Blige), rock (Nick Lowe), traditional (Susan Boyle), and even plenty of eclectic…

  6. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  7. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Enjoys Huge Opening Week in U.K.

    December 02, 2013 1:09 AM EST One Direction have achieved the U.K.’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 to date, and of their career, with an opening 237,000 sales for their third set “Midnight Memories” (Syco Music/Sony). Calvin Harris debuted atop the singles chart with “Under Control” (Columbia/Sony), featuring…

  8. 'Big Fish' Musical to Get the Hook

    November 11, 2013 9:40 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

  9. Broadway Musical 'Big Fish' Gets The Hook

    November 11, 2013 1:37 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

  10. Pop Shop Podcast: Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Celine Dion & More

    October 31, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's brand-new, weekly audio breakdown. Happy Halloween to one and all! Welcome to this spook-tacular episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music…

  11. Lou Reed's 'Perfect' Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 7:12 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Metallica. It was released in 2011 and debuted…

  12. How Fred Armisen Teamed with The Clash for Funny Or Die

    October 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Ian Rubbish, a British punk character Fred Armisen introduced in his last season on “Saturday Night Live” this past spring, has teamed up with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a new video for Funny Or Die. The six-minute clip, called "The Last Gang In Town," was filmed…

  13. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  14. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  15. Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Both Have a Half-Million Reasons to Smile

    August 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT We have half-million sellers atop both the Billboard 200 and Digital Songs charts for only the second time This week, for only the second time in history, an album and a digital song both simultaneously sell more than a half-million copies in a single week. On the Billboard 200 albums chart…

  16. Country Icon George Strait Tapped for Billboard's Legend Of Live Award

    August 15, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The King of Country will be crowned with Billboard's highest accolade in the touring space at an event on Nov. 14 George Strait will be honored with the Legend Of Live Award at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards , to be held Nov. 14 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Strait --…

  17. 'Johnny Cash Forever' Stamp Released, Coinciding with Cash Museum Grand Opening

    June 06, 2013 7:31 PM EDT Dozens of Johnny Cash fans lined up early this morning in Nashville to be the first to own the new "Johnny Cash Forever" U.S. Postage stamp. The first-day-of-issue-ceremony was timed for the start of the CMA Music Festival, and the grand opening of the new Johnny Cash Museum, a…

  18. Billy Joel Surprises Students with Performance, Candid Q&A on Career

    May 31, 2013 2:22 AM EDT Billy Joel was back in high school. The singer surprised an assembly full of students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in the borough of Queens on Thursday, appearing with Tony Bennett, who opened the school in 2001 through his Exploring the Arts program. Joel performed songs on two…

  19. 615 Spotlight: Nell & Jim Take Organic Approach on 'House & Garden'

    May 28, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The new album, "House & Garden," from Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally, definitely qualifies as one that is a little bit different. The vintage country-sounding disc is one that likens life's relationships to nature itself. The disc even includes a card inside -- that…

  20. Susan Ashton's 'Thief' Marks First Release in Over a Decade

    May 13, 2013 9:05 AM EDT With the release of her new EP "Thief," Susan Ashton returns to the world of record making. It's a place where she didn't know if she would ever be again. After her reign as one of the biggest stars in the Contemporary Christian format in the 1990s, and a turn to country…

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