1. Billy Joel to Ring In New Year's Eve In Brooklyn

    October 31, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Billy Joel is going big for his Barclays Center debut. Organizers announced today that the singer-songwriter will perform at Brooklyn's rust-coated arena on New Year's Eve, marking his first solo concert in NYC since playing the final show at Shea Stadium in 2008. Tickets range…

  2. 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,…

  3. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included Alison Krauss…

  4. 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…

  5. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  6. Van Halen, Billy Joel Headline New Aussie Stone Fest

    February 17, 2013 6:24 AM EST Van Halen and Billy Joel will headline the new two-day Stone Music Festival in Sydney this April. Other international acts confirmed for the April 20 and 21 fest at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium include Buckcherry, Richie Ramone, Lifehouse and so-called “supergroup” Kings of Chaos. Australian fans of…

  7. New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup: Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5 Performing

    January 17, 2013 1:25 AM EST lineup also includes Hall & Oates, Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates are among the acts headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The outdoor spring music festival spans seven days…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of Gotye, fun., Alex Clare and more, early 2013…

  9. Phillip Phillips: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 07, 2013 5:00 PM EST The 'Home' star has turned the top-selling coronation song in "American Idol" history into a gold album During the final week of 2012, the most recent "American Idol" champion, Phillip Phillips , saw his debut album cross the half-million sold mark. It occurred…

  10. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our full report is here and the setlist is below.…

  11. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  12. Alicia Keys Puts On One-Woman Show at Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:15 AM EST CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • PHOTOS: Live & Backstage Pics • Stones, The Who, Joel, Bon Jovi • McCartney/Nirvana Debut Song • Keys Puts on One-Woman Show • Kanye Doesn't Skirt His Duties The 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief featured some of the biggest names in popular music…

  13. 12-12-12: Stream The Concert For Sandy Relief RIGHT NOW!

    December 12, 2012 7:30 PM EST Stars Talk Sandy Paul McCartney Bruce Springsteen Bon Jovi 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief will bring a star-studded lineup to New York's Madison Square Garden to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert for thousands of fans. Fortunately, those who can't make it to MSG can…

  14. Incon-Sequential? Analyzing The Importance Of Albums' Track Orders In A Digital Age

    December 04, 2012 10:35 AM EST A&R and streaming services executives weigh in on the thought processes behind albums' song sequences - and how much they can affect acts' success. The sequencing of tracks on an album may have long been subject to artists' creative muses, but, according to A&R and…

  15. Sandy Benefit Concert, Now With Clapton & Coldplay, Going Global

    December 04, 2012 10:20 AM EST The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be broadcast across 34 U.S. and international television, radio and Internet across six continents. Producers said in a Monday news release the concert will be available to 1 billion people across six continents. Eric Clapton and Coldplay have…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. …

  17. Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing

    November 15, 2012 10:45 AM EST Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band , The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney , Roger Waters ,…

  18. Dave Matthews Band to Raise $1 Million at Sandy Relief Concert

    November 14, 2012 10:05 AM EST Group turns Nov. 30 tour opener in New Jersey into a benefit event Dave Matthews is turning his band's tour opener in New Jersey at the end of the month into a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims, pledging $1 million to regional recovery efforts. According to a statement , all…

  19. Springsteen, Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 8:39 PM EDT Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. Musicians and celebrities from Christina Aguilera to Jon Stewart joined the "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" broadcast to benefit…

  20. 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Concert: Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen to Perform

    November 01, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Days after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New Jersey, New York and other parts of the Northeast, NBC is staging a benefit concert to aid victims starring native sons Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel. Hurricane Sandy: 20 Musician Twitter Reactions "Hurricane Sandy: Coming…

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