1. Donna Summer Laid to Rest in Nashville

    May 24, 2012 8:51 PM EDT Family and some of her closest friends helped celebrate the life of Donna Summer at the singer's funeral. A private memorial service was held Wednesday for Summer at Christ Presbyterian in Nashville, Tenn., where she had been a resident since 1995. Donna Summer's Album Sales…

  2. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Baby (You've Got What It…

  3. Drake's 'Take Care' Cruising to 700,000-Plus Debut

    November 16, 2011 6:45 PM EST It should surprise nobody, but Drake 's second full-length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a monster debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 20. …

  4. 21 Under 21: Jackie Evancho (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:31 AM EDT No. 5. Jackie Evancho Birthdate: April 9, 2000 (age 11) Why She's Hot: Pittsburgh's Jackie Evancho placed second in 2010's season of "America's Got Talent," and her "O Holy Night" EP made the child star last year's top selling debut artist. No…

  5. Michael Bolton: Recording Duets Album was 'Like Giving Birth 21 Times'

    July 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton says his latest album, "Gems -- The Duets Collection," was "like giving birth 21 times or something." And it wasn't initially planned as a duets album, either. Bolton tells Billboard.com that he was thinking duets would comprise "maybe half"…

  6. Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, Lady Antebellum Win Big at BMI Pop Music Awards

    May 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Jason Derul o and JR Rotem were saluted as BMI's pop songwriters of the year Tuesday evening (May 17) at the organization's 59th annual Pop Music Awards. Earning pop song of the year honors was the Lady Antebellum hit "Need You Now," while Sony/ATV Songs LLC…

  7. Jackie Evancho On Landing Her First Billboard 200 Hit

    November 29, 2010 2:22 PM EST J ackie Evancho talks and acts like any 10-year-old -- until she opens her mouth to sing. And then it's hard to believe that such a big, commanding voice is actually coming out of this tiny person. But indeed it is, as millions of TV viewers witnessed during this summer's edition of…

  8. Tricky Stewart Talks Jessica Simpson, 'Burlesque' Production

    November 12, 2010 5:30 PM EST C. "Tricky" Stewart can count his share of firsts when it comes to chart-topping records. But the songwriter/producer has been focusing on different kinds of firsts lately. In addition to producing two songs ("Stay," "Keep Your Head Up") on Michael Jackson '…

  9. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert…

  10. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 8:28 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'" Simon recalled. "I was completely…

  11. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF THE CHART? Hi Gary, With the "Glee"…

  12. Teen Singer Charice, Already a Hit with Oprah, Tries to Win Over Her Peers

    May 13, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Charice has already won over the mom market. The teen wunderkind from the Philippines has been wowing audiences with her big voice and Celine Dion covers on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and other shows for the last two years. This week, she appeared…

  13. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 9:08 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen , key members of Earth, Wind & Fire , and producer-composer David Foster . Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White are being honored in addition to Foster and…

  14. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red Hot Chili Peppers and "What Would Brian…

  15. Michael Buble To Unleash 'Crazy Love' In October

    August 27, 2009 8:44 AM EDT Canadian singer Michael Bublé is releasing his first album featuring original material since 2007, his label announced this week. Entitled "Crazy Love," after a 1970 Van Morrison tune of the same name, the album is due Oct. 13 on 143/Reprise Records. Bublé recorded "Crazy Love…

  16. Whitney Houston's 'I Look To You': First Listen

    August 24, 2009 10:27 AM EDT Finally, the moment is almost here: the release of Whitney Houston's long-anticipated new studio album after a seven-year break. "I Look to You" (Arista/RCA Music Group) will arrive in stores Aug. 31. Here's a track-by-track rundown of what's in store: 1. "…

  17. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Kelly Clarkson, Eagles

    July 23, 2009 9:31 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE THAN WORDS Hi Gary, I am compiling a list of songs from the '70s and…

  18. Stars Debut 'America's Song' On 'Oprah'

    January 19, 2009 4:21 PM EST Bono, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill premiered a new patriotic song, "America's Song," yesterday (Jan. 18) during a special edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The episode aired today; "America's…

  19. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks away the big winner at the third annual Vibe Awards. Carey nets artist of the year, album of the year ("The Emancipation of 2005 - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks away the…

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