1. Diana Ross Reigns at Hollywood Bowl

    August 05, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Diana Ross's Aug. 3 performance at the Hollywood Bowl may have been relatively short (about 75 minutes). But the legendary artist -- sailing aboard a raft of songs and five costume changes -- still knows how to keep fans wanting more while also reminding them that she originally put…

  2. Motown Founder Berry Gordy Memoir Goes Digital

    June 07, 2013 1:44 AM EDT The Berry Gordy memoir which inspired the Broadway hit "Motown: The Musical" is being reissued as an e-book. Gordy's "To Be Loved," first published in 1994, had been out of print. The e-edition is scheduled for release Thursday by Rosetta Books, a digital publisher.…

  3. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  4. Destiny's Child To Release New Song On 'Love Songs' Compilation Album

    January 11, 2013 10:51 AM EST Beyoncé is keeping fans on their toes. The singer took to Facebook today (Jan. 10) to announce a forthcoming compilation album from Destiny's Child. "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!" Bey' wrote on Facebook . The 14…

  5. Beyonce Discusses New Album Collaborators, Writing Inspirations

    January 10, 2013 3:40 AM EST R&B Superstar Talks Album No. 5 In GQ Cover Story In addition to setting the Internet ablaze with the sexiest pictures of the young year and introducing GQ correspondent Amy Wallace to "Business Beyoncé" for her February cover story , Bey' also took a little time to talk…

  6. Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of 'Rescue Me'

    December 27, 2012 2:25 PM EST Listen to Cher, Pat Benatar and others cover her signature song. Born into a family of soulful singers, the vocal prowess of the late Fontella Bass came with little surprise. The St. Louis-born singer, who died on Wednesday (Dec. 26) at 72, stole the hearts of music fans with her impassioned…

  7. Graham Parker and the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham Perform at 'This is 40' Soundtrack Party

    December 12, 2012 9:57 PM EST While Ryan Adams was taking a seat onstage to start the "This is 40" soundtrack record release concert, the scene at the box office outside Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre may as well have been a scene from another Judd Apatow film. Lindsay Buckingham , scheduled to go on after Adams…

  8. PSY Apologizes for 'Inflammatory' Lyrics Against U.S. Military

    December 07, 2012 5:55 PM EST His video is the most watched in YouTube history and in a short few months he's risen to household-name status in America, but a decade before PSY unleashed "Gangnam Style" he was known for his fiery opposition to the Iraq War and the U.S. military's presence in Korea. PSY…

  9. Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Shines Atop Hot 100

    November 21, 2012 12:25 AM EST The superstar lands her 12th Hot 100 No. 1 with the first single from her new album, 'Unapologetic' There's a shiny new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , as Rihanna 's "Diamonds" rises 2-1. The song dethrones Maroon 5 's "One More Night" (1-2) after…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances among women in the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  11. Berry Gordy-Inspired 'Motown: The Musical' Comes to Broadway

    October 11, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Motown is coming to Broadway. ' Motown: The Musical ,' opening on April 14, is bringing the legacy of Motown founder Berry Gordy to New York City's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Berry Gordy Starts Motown The musical will showcase interweaving stories of Gordy and the artist careers he…

  12. Michael Jackson Nephew Named Children's Co-Guardian

    August 22, 2012 8:12 PM EDT A judge appointed Michael Jackson 's nephew on Wednesday to share guardianship responsibilities for the singer's three children, but not without a last-minute effort by some relatives to delay the decision. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff named TJ Jackson as the children'…

  13. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 09, 2012 1:45 PM EDT VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performance in Los Angeles in December, with Houston's longtime musical director Rickey Minor on board as executive producer. No artists have been…

  14. Betsey Johnson Catches Beatlemania

    February 14, 2012 2:45 PM EST Betseymania broke loose in the tents at Lincoln Center! In true Betsey Johnson style, the funky designer paid homage to the 1960's and The Beatles with her whacky touch when she revealed her fall collection Monday (Feb. 13) at New York Fashion Week. Seen + Heard at Fashion Week Click for…

  15. Report: Diddy Hospitalized & Released For Headache

    February 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST Shortly after hosting a post-Grammy party at the Playboy Mansion last night (Feb. 12), Diddy suffered a "massive headache" and was taken to the hospital, TMZ reports. Diddy's camp were worried of his pain and decided to drive Diddy to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center…

  16. Clive Davis Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 4:05 AM EST You could hear a pin drop as Clive Davis took the stage at his and the Recording Academy's annual pre-Grammy gala Saturday night with a moment of silence in honor of Whitney Houston. "Whitney was a beautiful person and a talent beyond compare. She graced this stage with her regal…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Michael Jackson, 'Godspell'

    February 10, 2012 1:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop moves closer to the Queen of Soul's Hot 100 record, while music from the King of Pop makes a royal return. NEW MATERIAL: Madonna dresses up the Billboard Hot 100 for a 56th time, as "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., soars in at…

  18. Kelly Clarkson Singing Anthem at Super Bowl

    January 12, 2012 8:50 AM EST "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson is set to perform at America's most popular sporting event: the Super Bowl. Clarkson has been chosen to sing the national anthem before the NFL championship game at Indianapolis on Feb. 5, a person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans told…

  19. 12 No. 12 R&B/Hip-Hop Hits for 2012

    January 10, 2012 1:05 PM EST Last January, Chart Beat paid respects to songs that peaked at No. 11 on various Billboard charts, just one spot from a more fortunate top 10 rank. Still, several No. 11 hits have gone on to become well-worn classics, including the Beatles ' "Eleanor Rigby," Dead or Alive'…

  20. Diana Ross, Steve Jobs Among Special Grammy Honorees

    December 22, 2011 11:30 AM EST Diana Ross, The Allman Brothers Band and George Jones are among those being honored at next year's Grammys with Lifetime Achievement Awards, while Apple founder Steve Jobs will receive a special award posthumously for his contributions to the music industry, the Recording Academy…

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