1. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  2. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  3. 'Motown the Musical' Feels the Love Back in the Motor City

    October 22, 2014 1:58 AM EDT "The Motown family cannot NOT love each other," Berry Gordy, Jr. recently told Billboard. And there was certainly plenty of love in the room on Tuesday night when Gordy and dozens of Motown alumni -- artists, musicians executives, recording engineers, secretaries and more --…

  4. Emmys 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    August 25, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony were handed out Monday (Aug. 25) night.  The awards were presented during a live NBC telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.   Seth Meyers served as host of the telecast.  During the show,  Billy Crystal paid tribute to his late friend Robin…

  5. New Signings: DJ Mustard Joins AM Only, Eardruma/Interscope Signs Two-9

    August 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Rap collective Two-9 joins producer Mike WiLL Made-It 's Eardruma Records/Interscope Records.…

  6. SXSW 2014: A Look Back at the Fest's Top Films

    March 15, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Credit the last two editions of the South By Southwest Film Festival with raising the bar on music documentaries, screening the Oscar winners "Searching for Sugar Man" and "20 Feet From Stardom" early in their film festival travels. But it also offered homes for "…

  7. Simply Red's Mick Hucknall to Bare 'American Soul' on New Solo Album: Exclusive

    August 20, 2013 12:05 PM EDT Listen to the album's lead single, a version of soul classic "That's How Strong My Love Is" Mick Hucknall, the blue-eyed soul singer who has fronted legendary British bands Simply Red and, most recently, a reformed Faces, will release a new solo album this fall. "…

  8. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 08, 2013 12:43 PM EDT N.W.A formed out of the ashes of the Los Angeles electro group World Class Wrecking Cru, which counted Dr. Dre and DJ Yella among its membership. In 1987, Dre found himself in jail pleading for help from group manager Alonzo Williams, who refused to bail him out because of an unpaid debt…

  9. Review: 'Motown' Musical Stuffed-full of Tunes But Let Down By the Tale

    April 15, 2013 12:14 AM EDT There are 36 songs in the new Broadway show "Motown: The Musical." Actually, that's just in the first act - 36 songs, not including a reprise of "You're Nobody `til Somebody Loves You." It's like a jukebox went completely haywire. To be sure, the songs are…

  10. Berry Gordy's Motown-To-Broadway Musical His 'Last Major Endeavor'

    March 11, 2013 3:11 AM EDT For Berry Gordy, conquering Broadway is the next - and by his own admission, last - major milestone of a magical, musical career. The 83-year-old Motown Records founder is taking his story and that of his legendary label to the Great White Way. "Motown: The Musical," which begins…

  11. Class Notes: Country Hall of Fame Gets It Right

    March 07, 2012 1:49 PM EST When it comes to his place in the modern era of country music, Garth Brooks has no peers. After all, who has sold more records or concert tickets during his time in the spotlight? When it comes to female country performers, it could be argued that Connie Smith has few peers as well. Dolly…

  12. Joe Morello, Legendary Jazz Drummer, Dies At 82

    March 13, 2011 9:47 PM EDT Legendary jazz drummer Joe Morello , whose virtuosity and command of odd time signatures made him an integral part of the Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," has died at age 82. Family members said Morello died…

  13. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  14. 'American Top 40' Flashback: July 4, 1970

    July 06, 2010 1:35 PM EDT Sunday (July 4) marked the 40th anniversary of the first airing of "American Top 40" with Casey Kasem . The National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame icon co-created the show that brought the Billboard Hot 100 into the homes of millions in audio form. Since, multiple…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albums for Motown, 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "…

  17. 'Once,' 'Atonement' Triumph In Music Oscars

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and Dario Marianelli won the Oscar for original score for "Atonement" at the 80th Academy Awards last night in Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for …

  18. New Janet Jackson Album Due In February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will be released in February. The artist is also prepping a worldwide tour to promote the follow-up to 2006's "20 Y.O." In addition, Jack Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' chart accomplishment as a father/daughter act. I…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' chart accomplishment as a father/daughter act. I…

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