1. Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday With His Top 5 Billboard Hits

    August 03, 2016 12:04 PM EDT After making music for more than 60 years, legendary singer  Tony Bennett turns 90 today. The jazz icon  made history in 2011 when he was the oldest act to ever make it to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his album Duets II.  Then he did it again when his collaboration with Lady Gaga…

  2. Stan Irwin, Producer Who Persuaded the Beatles to Play Las Vegas, Dies at 94

    January 23, 2015 4:43 AM EST Stan Irwin , a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson , has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles. Irwin guided the careers of such celebs as Don Rickles, Buddy…

  3. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'CALL ME MAYBE…

  4. Harry Shum Jr. Finds His Voice on 'Glee'

    October 03, 2011 9:00 PM EDT To the uninitiated, Harry Shum Jr. is jokingly known as the "Other Asian" on "Glee." He's been part of the hit show since the first season, joining the glee club as Mike Chang, the football player who can bust a move but can't sing. After a season of being…

  5. Don Kirshner, Legendary Music Exec, Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 11:53 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshner was much more than that, a songwriter,…

  6. Billboard Hot 100 Celebrates Anniversary

    August 04, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Billboard celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As explained in a special feature at the time on billboard.com, "After nearly two decades of tracking songs distinctively by sales or plays (on jukeboxes and at radio), the Hot 100 was the first list…

  7. Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen Win Special Grammys

    January 31, 2010 10:35 AM EST Michael Jackson won yet another posthumous honor on Saturday, joining six other musicians including Leonard Cohen and Loretta Lynn who received Grammy awards for lifetime achievement. But Jackson's family, whose members rarely turn down an opportunity to share his spotlight, did not…

  8. Loretta Lynn 'Feeling Great' After Illness

    December 18, 2009 11:50 AM EST Country music legend Loretta Lynn is "feeling great" and planning a trip to her home in the Bahamas over the holidays, according to her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell. Reports have circulated on the Web about Lynn's declining health after she canceled her four remaining shows this…

  9. Grammys Will Honor Michael Jackson; Miley Cyrus Nomination Pulled

    December 11, 2009 1:00 PM EST The Recording Academy today (Dec. 11) announced that Michael Jackson is among seven Lifetime Achievement Award honorees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 30. The King of Pop, whose sudden passing in June shook the music industry and fans worldwide, will receive a posthumous award…

  10. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 06, 2009 4:28 PM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a spokesman said. He was 77. During a career…

  11. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 06, 2009 9:07 AM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a spokesman said. He was 77. During a career…

  12. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Devils & Dust,” Bruce…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. 2003 - "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven pounds, fou 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child,…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 att 2006 - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77. 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77.…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bryan Harvey, former guitarist with the early 1990s duo House Of Freaks, is found murdered along with his family in Richmond, Va. Harvey, his wife Kathryn and their two daughters, aged 9 and 4, 2006 - Bryan Harvey, former guitarist with the early 1990s duo House Of Freaks, is found…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. 2003 - "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven pounds, fou 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child,…

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