1. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Bad Boy -- with a let’s-squash-the-beef moment…

  2. Ed Sheeran & Ben Kweller Cover 'Stand By Me' in Concert: Watch

    May 20, 2015 7:59 PM EDT Ed Sheeran and his tour opener Ben Kweller treated a Salt Lake City audience with a tribute to the late singer Ben E. King   Tuesday night , covering his beloved hit "Stand by Me."  Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations "You all know…

  3. Imagine Dragons Honor Ben E. King With 'Stand By Me' at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards: Watch

    May 17, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Imagine Dragons  commemorated the achievements of the late Ben E. King  with a performance of his classic hit "Stand By Me" at this year's  Billboard Music Awards  on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Billboard Music Awards 2015: Check Out Our Live Blog Here! Introduced by John Legend…

  4. Ben E. King Remembered by Adam Levine, Chuck D, Carole King & More

    May 01, 2015 6:08 PM EDT When Ben E. King died at age 76, he left behind a catalog of hits -- most notably "Stand By Me" -- and also legions of fans. Many of his celebrity admirers took to social media on Friday (May 1) to pay tribute to the soulful singer. Prince Royce Reacts to 'Stand By Me'…

  5. Prince Royce Reacts to 'Stand By Me' Singer Ben E. King's Death: 'I Feel Blessed to Have Known Him'

    May 01, 2015 12:20 PM EDT Bachata  singer  Prince Royce  has reacted to the death of the legendary Ben E. King , the man behind the classic song "Stand By Me."  In a statement to Billboard, Royce said, "I am shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of such a legend, a kind, gentle giant of the music…

  6. 'Stand By Me' Singer Ben E. King Dead at 76

    May 01, 2015 10:08 AM EDT Ben E. King , singer behind some of R&B's most classic songs, has died at the age of 76, Billboard has confirmed. Over his career, King had 21 songs crack the Billboard Hot 100, most notably the iconic 1961 single "Stand By Me." The U.S. Library of Congress added the…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  8. Ask Billboard: Phillip Phillips Goes 'Home' To Hot 100's Top 10

    August 14, 2012 1:15 PM EDT As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PHILLIP PHILLIPS GOES 'HOME' TO TOP 10 Dear…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Phillip Edges Jessica in Final Performances

    May 22, 2012 11:00 PM EDT The opening of Tuesday night's episode of "American Idol" presented the juxtaposition and similarities between the two remaining finalists. They both came from different sides of the United States, but of course shared the same common dream: becoming the winner of the show'…

  10. Prince Royce Enters 'Phase II' of Career

    April 09, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Prince Royce -- aka Geoffrey Royce Rojas -- is 22 going on 23, but his smooth baby face makes him look younger, giving him a naive appearance that belies the savvy with which he conducts himself. At Miami's Hit Factory recording studios, fresh from performing at the Vina del Mar festival…

  11. Jerry Leiber of Hit Songwriting Team Dies at 78

    August 22, 2011 5:06 PM EDT Pop music lyricist Jerry Leiber, whose partnership with Mike Stoller created such timeless hits as "Jailhouse Rock" and "There Goes My Baby," helping to shape the identity and commercial potential of early rock and roll, died Tuesday of cardio pulmonary failure. He was 78.…

  12. Lady Gaga To Mentor 'American Idol' Finalists

    May 06, 2011 12:35 PM EDT L ady Gaga is coming to "American Idol." The Grammy-winning singer will mentor the final four contestants on the May 11 episode. James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina will perform songs written by Leiber and Stoller, who wrote most of Elvis Presley 's…

  13. 2010 Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 12, 2010 8:52 AM EST Not all the action at the 2010 Latin Grammys took place on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you dind't see on TV. 1. Alejandro Sanz , winner of Best Male Pop Album, gave a sharp answer when asked if Bolivian president Evo Morales had influenced Hugo Chávez's decision…

  14. Camila, Juan Luis Guerra Win Big at 2010 Latin Grammy Awards

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST Latin Grammy voters gave a big thumbs up to developing acts by awarding Mexican trio Camila -- a group that has taken Latin pop in a new direction -- major awards during the 11th annual Latin Grammys. Their hit single, "Mientes," penned by lead vocalist Mario Domm with songwriter…

  15. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Files a Restraining Order, Justin Bieber Guesting on a Rap Mixtape

    November 11, 2010 6:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Gets Restraining Order Against Fan Lady Gaga has reportedly gotten a restraining order against a fan who has written disturbing letters to the pop star. Anastasia Obukhova, 26, wrote to Gaga, "I want…

  16. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 2

    October 13, 2010 11:15 AM EDT In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably, the "Glee" ensemble has covered…

  17. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably, the "Glee" ensemble has covered…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Avenged Sevenfold, Usher

    August 05, 2010 4:05 PM EDT SWEET AND STICKY: Sugarland 's "Stuck Like Glue" affixes itself to the Billboard Hot 100 , arriving as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 20. The song is the 222nd in the Hot 100's history to enter inside the top 20. (The first was Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You&…

  19. Former 'Idol' Standout Josiah Leming to Drop Debut Album in September

    July 20, 2010 1:56 PM EDT After winning over "American Idol" fans over two years ago, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Josiah Leming is finally ready to release his debut album, "Come On Kid," Sep. 14 on Warner Bros. "It was emotional, and it took a long time," Leming tells Billboard.com. …

  20. Katy Perry Gets Feisty At 'Idol' Auditions In L.A.

    January 27, 2010 10:04 AM EST "American Idol" continued its audition episodes on Tuesday night (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles, where a few hopefuls came out strong, others came dressed as Adam Lambert , and guest judge Katy Perry gave Kara DioGuardi a reality check. The latter highlight occurred in the episode's…

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