1. The New Pioneers: Blood Orange's Dev Hynes Says 'In Some Ways Being Unabashedly Yourself Is a Political Statement'

    August 11, 2016 12:10 PM EDT At a time when some of the biggest pop artists are grappling with weighty problems like racism, Dev Hynes -- who records deeply personal, highly influential R&B under the name Blood Orange -- pushes further, adding liberated meditations on black masculinity, sexuality and faith to the…

  2. Blondie's Debbie Harry Collaborates With Levi's: Exclusive

    July 20, 2016 5:46 PM EDT Debbie Harry may be in her seventh decade, but that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to make bold fashion statements, donning everything from oversize varsity jackets and skull-print dresses to space-age sunnies and silver fringed anoraks onstage and on the red carpet in the past year.…

  3. Jon Bon Jovi, Debbie Harry & Bobby Bandiera Rock for a Good Cause at New Jersey Hope Concert: Live Review

    December 24, 2015 5:09 PM EST Early in the night for the second of two Hope charity concerts at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J.,  Jon Bon Jovi  told the audience that they were the lucky ones. "We made it through the first set," he smiled. "That was the sound check." The Sayreville, N.J.,…

  4. Patti Smith, Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Shine at Tibet House Benefit Concert

    March 06, 2015 2:22 PM EST It was a quarter of a century ago that the Tibet House Benefit Concert was first held, designed to raise awareness and funds for a charity which supports the preservation of Tibetan culture. Today, it's an event that regularly draws VIPs of music and culture and has included members…

  5. Blondie, Pharrell Williams Honored at Sarcastic, Self-Aware Clio Awards

    October 02, 2014 11:21 PM EDT We're here to celebrate you -- you should be a little more f---ing excited!" said Whoopi Goldberg to a less-than-enthused crowd while kicking off the 55th annual Clio Awards, held at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday night.  "It's kind of like being…

  6. Debbie Harry, Chris Stein Celebrate Blondie's 40th Anniversary With NYC Art Exhibit

    September 24, 2014 3:20 AM EDT A Blondie transvestite impersonator, rare memorabilia and provocative photos of iconic lead singer Debbie Harry by photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibowitz, Bob Grossman, Bob Gruen and Chris Stein were unveiled at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery in New York City on Monday…

  7. Punk's Quiet Visionary: Debbie Harry, Tommy Stinson, Danny Fields and More on Tommy Ramone

    July 18, 2014 3:11 PM EDT In 1974, Thomas Erdelyi became Tommy Ramone. The last surviving original member of the band is remembered as the odd man out who helped shaped the sound and look of punk rock's founding fathers. This feature first appeared in the July 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . DANNY FIELDS…

  8. Rewinding The Charts: Blondie's 'Rapture' Rules Billboard Hot 100

    March 28, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On this date 33 years ago, Blondie brought 'Rapture' – and rap – to No. 1 "Debbie Harry doing rap disco may seem bizarre, but it works here. The production is expectedly slick and the playing is tight." Despite seeming bemused, Billboard praised Blondie's "…

  9. (Don't) Call Me: Blondie Rejects Offer to Perform at Sochi Olympics

    February 10, 2014 9:30 AM EST Blondie has revealed that they rejected an offer to perform at the Sochi Olympics because of Russia's violations against human rights, including the country's recent anti-gay laws.  On her Twitter account, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry published a scan of the printed offer to…

  10. Billboard Women In Music Red Carpet: Watch Janelle Monae, Tegan & Sara and More

    December 11, 2013 2:21 PM EST Watch what happened when Billboard caught up with P!nk, Janelle Monae, Tegan & Sara, Debbie Harry, Christina Perri, Kimberly Perry and Bravo host Andy Cohen at our annual Women in Music event on Tuesday in New York City. The star-studded luncheon and awards, which honored Woman of the…

  11. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol season eight runner-up as host to a lineup that…

  12. Marc Jacobs Tranforms Shop Into Ode to Blondie

    September 15, 2011 12:50 PM EDT Marc Jacobs went blonde this week. Well, technically his shop did. The Marc by Marc Jacobs women's boutique on Bleecker Street in NYC's West Village neighborhood had a drastic facelift, receiving a jolt of electric energy as it was transformed into a pop-up Blondie shop trumpeting…

  13. Blondie on Beyonce, Longevity & New Album 'Panic of Girls'

    September 04, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Groundbreaking New York band Blondie has been pushing genre boundaries for nearly 40 years. Led by iconic frontwoman Debbie Harry, Blondie was a pioneering force in the new wave and punk scenes of the late '70s and early '80s, quick to experiment with sounds from reggae and rap. The…

  14. Billboard Bits: Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste, Blondie to Release New Album

    May 19, 2011 6:19 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bon Iver Gives Lyrical Taste Of Upcoming Album First came "Calgary," the first single off Bon Iver's upcoming album, and now Justin Vernon fans can get a taste of the sophomore set through its lyrics…

  15. The Who Rocks With Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry Against Cancer

    January 14, 2011 4:02 PM EST The W ho frontman Roger Daltrey recently revealed that he had a cancer scare and underwent surgery in Dec. 2009 to successfully remove a precancerous growth on a vocal chord, so it comes as no surprise that fundraising for cancer charities is a cause near and dear to his heart. He showed that…

  16. The Who, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry to Play UK Concert Against Cancer

    November 11, 2010 2:57 PM EST Rock legends The Who will perform alongside Jeff Beck , Blondie singer Debbie Harry and The Verve 's Richard Ashcroft in a charity concert against cancer. The stars will appear at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, on January 13, 2011 to raise money for KILLING Cancer, a charity that…

  17. No Doubt Will 'Absolutely' Tour Again, Says Tony Kanal

    September 17, 2010 12:50 PM EDT N o Doubt will go on tour to support its upcoming new album -- at least, it will if bassist Tony Kanal has anything to say about it. At his bandmate Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 runway show for New York Fashion Week Thursday night (Sept. 16), Kanal told Billboard.com that the So…

  18. Springsteen Joins Lagy Gaga, Elton John At Rainforest Benefit

    May 14, 2010 12:10 PM EDT B ruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at Carnegie Hall last night, joining Sting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and other musicians and celebrities for a spirited concert to raise nearly $3 million for the Rainforest Fund. Springsteen performed "Dancing In the Dark" and a cover of…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ``Dreaming of You,'' her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debut at No 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ``Dreaming of You,''…

  20. Blondie Celebrating 30th Birthday Of 'Parallel Lines'

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band's idea, according to singer Debbie Harry. A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band's idea, according to singer Debbie Harry.…

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