1. Carole King Performs 'You've Got a Friend' at DNC: Watch

    July 28, 2016 7:03 PM EDT Carole King helped contribute to the Democratic National Convention's growing list of feel good performances on Thursday (July 28) with her classic "You've Got a Friend."  Broadway Stars Perform 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' at the DNC: Watch King filled…

  2. Artists From Red Hot Chili Peppers to Killer Mike Stumping for Bernie Sanders, Music's Donor Class Backing Hillary Clinton

    February 12, 2016 1:46 PM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Feb. 5 benefit for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles did not bear the hallmarks of a traditional Hollywood fundraiser. The Chili Peppers barely invoked Sanders' name during their set, and donors who had paid thousands of…

  3. Carole King Reflects on Her Classic, Chart-Topping 'Tapestry' Album

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST How an "absolutely sincere" easy-listening LP recorded amid Laurel Canyon's early-'70s hippie bliss remains one of the biggest-charting (and universally beloved) albums of all time, more than 40 years later. See the All-Time Charts:  Billboard 200 Albums  |  Billboard 200…

  4. Exclusive: Alicia Keys, Chris Rock Will Host The 2015 Black Ball

    October 15, 2015 9:04 AM EDT The 12th annual Keep a Child Alive fundraiser will also feature performances by Wizkid and Lion Babe, among others. Alicia Keys will share hosting duties with Chris Rock when Keep a Child Alive’s annual Black Ball returns to New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Nov. 5. Grammy Award winner…

  5. Eagles & Carole King Win 2015 Kennedy Center Honors

    July 15, 2015 3:24 PM EDT The Kennedy Center Honors culminates in a gala performance Dec. 6 in Washington, broadcast Dec. 29 on CBS. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... it would be difficult to imagine a lineup of artists quite like this. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Star Wars…

  6. James Taylor Says He 'Should Be Getting Half' of Streaming Money, Talks Neil Young's Pono

    July 07, 2015 7:57 AM EDT James Taylor is OK with the booming streaming music business, but he believes artists deserve 50 percent of the profits. “If someone’s going to be making money off of my recorded music, I think that I should be getting half of that money that they’re making because I’m the one who generated…

  7. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, M.C. Hammer Nailed a No. 1

    June 22, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1990, 'U Can't Touch This' topped Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by Debbie Gibson, Carole King & Drake. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. June 22, 2013 Two years ago…

  8. Concord Continues Acquisition Binge with Fearless Records, Wind-Up Deals (Exclusive)

    May 06, 2015 9:30 AM EDT Concord Bicycle Music continues its acquisition spree by buying in separate deals Fearless Records and the rest of Wind-up Records, giving the company more than $140 million in annual revenue. Terms of the deals with the two rock labels were not disclosed. The deals adds about 150 albums from…

  9. Carole King Musical 'Beautiful' Announces Nationwide Casting Calls

    December 17, 2014 8:44 PM EST If you think you can sing "It's Too Late" and "So Far Away" like Carole King , some Broadway producers would like to hear from you. Carole King Bio-Musical 'Beautiful' a Bona Fide Broadway Hit Nationwide open casting calls were announced Wednesday to find…

  10. Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Take 'Waitress' Job

    December 01, 2014 1:41 AM EST Jessie Mueller , the fast-rising Broadway star who won a lead actress Tony Award this year for the title role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical , may be turning her talents from songwriting to baked goods. According to an unconfirmed report in The New York Times , Mueller has identified…

  11. Diddy, Nas, David Byrne All Set for Alicia Keys' AIDS Awareness Event

    October 21, 2014 11:39 PM EDT Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz , will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys,…

  12. Carole King Bio-Musical 'Beautiful' a Bona Fide Broadway Hit

    September 15, 2014 11:46 PM EDT Chalk up another victory for the Baby Boomers on Broadway. Following stellar business for Motown: The Musical the previous season, and the ongoing traction of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons story, Jersey Boys , which is still doing solid business after almost nine years, Beautiful:…

  13. Carole King Musical 'Beautiful' Sets Dates For U.S., London Run

    September 08, 2014 12:57 AM EDT The high notes of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical are set to soar beyond Broadway as the production will start its London run and U.S. tour. According to the Associated Press, a West End production of the Tony-nominated show will begin previews on Feb. 10 at the Aldwych Theatre. A U.S.…

  14. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Drake Begins R&B/Hip-Hop Domination

    June 23, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week five years ago, the rapper/singer scored his first No. 1 with 'Best I Ever Had.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for M.C. Hammer, Carole King and Nelly Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history June 23…

  15. Lyricist Gerry Goffin Dies: Carole King's Songwriting Partner Was 75

    June 19, 2014 5:20 PM EDT Lyricist Gerry Goffin , who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Halfway to Paradise" and "The Loco-Motion," died Thursday at…

  16. Tony Awards: 10 Things Seen and Heard on the Radio City Red Carpet

    June 08, 2014 11:37 PM EDT "Musical theater is not dead," declared "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" co-writer Steven Lutvak -- just one of the Broadway luminaries who spoke to Billboard at the star-studded event. Sunday's Tony Awards, held at New York's Radio City Music Hall, was a…

  17. Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2014 9:52 AM EST Here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. To honor the late, great Whitney Houston on the second anniversary of her passing on Feb. 11, 2012, here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished.…

  18. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline 'Live Playlist' At Beats Music's Over-Capacity Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 4:42 AM EST Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits as part of a “live playlist.” But, if you…

  19. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  20. Carole King Is MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 19, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Taylor and Jason Mraz with more to be announced…

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