1. Gerardo Ortiz Denied Mexican Hometown Concert By Public Officials

    July 04, 2014 11:18 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Gerardo Ortiz, who began touring in Mexico this year after nearly being killed there three years ago, was not allowed to perform several scheduled shows, according to a spokesperson for the singer.   Published reports indicate that public officials in the northwestern…

  2. Members Of Edith y El Tsunami Murdered In Mexico

    June 27, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Members of the grupero act are the latest musicians killed in that country. There has been yet another apparent murder of musicians in Mexico. The bodies of three members of grupero act Edith y El Tsunami were found inside the trunk of a car in the Mexican Western state of Michoacán. Vocalist…

  3. Michael Travis, Liberace's Costume Designer, Dies at 86

    May 04, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Michael Travis, the costume designer who created the outlandish and flamboyant outfits for Liberace's stage extravaganzas, died Thursday at his home in Studio City. He was 86. Liberace Biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' Wins Big at Emmy Awards Travis recently had been hospitalized…

  4. Miley Cyrus Named a Finalist for Time's Person of the Year

    December 09, 2013 7:00 PM EST A couple of hackers may have conspired to have Miley Cyrus win Time magazine's online Person of the Year vote, but the pop star is actually being considered for the magazine's annual honor, making Time's list of 10 finalists , it was revealed Monday morning. Along with Cyrus,…

  5. Singer Eydie Gorme Dead at 84

    August 10, 2013 8:24 PM EDT Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday (August 10) at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas…

  6. David Bowie Releases 'The Next Day' Video

    May 08, 2013 1:19 AM EDT UPDATE: YouTube has removed Bowie's new video because it violated the site's Terms of Service. Billboard has reached out to YouTube and Bowie's rep for comment and clarification on the decision. UPDATE 2: The video is back on YouTube. A spokesperson told Billboard via email…

  7. Katy Perry Q&A: Billboard's Woman of the Year 2012

    November 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST Sitting back on a comfy sofa at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, What was your first reaction to being chosen Billboard's Woman of the Year? I'd thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year [laughs].…

  8. Exclusive: Diddy Takes Over Cannes With Cassie, Rick Ross & More

    June 11, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Diddy was a busy man while at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The Film Noir-esque short-film, "Le Premier," directed by Robert Alexander and scored by Édith Paif's "Ne Me Quitte Pas," documents Diddy's takeover while in Cannes, France. The exclusive video,…

  9. Morrissey Talks Label Drama & Book, Gaga & Madonna

    July 14, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Unsurprisingly, Steven Patrick Morrissey has a bone to pick. It's been nearly two and half years since the influential baritone crooner's last album, "Years of Refusal" (Decca/Universal), and between then and now, the former Smiths frontman has hit a handful of obstacles.…

  10. Lady Gaga Debuts 'Americano' Song in Mexico: Watch

    May 04, 2011 11:14 AM EDT As Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour made its way to Mexico last night (May 3), the Mother Monster treated the crowd in Gudalajara to a new track off "Born This Way." The Spanish-tinged "Americano" made its live debut, which you can watch (mostly just listen to,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swift will be a guest star on an upcoming…

  12. 'Inception' Movie Composer Hans Zimmer Adds Drama

    July 16, 2010 4:10 PM EDT "Inception," the "Matrix"-meets-"Casablanca" Warner Bros. film starring Leonardo DiCaprio that opened today (July 16), marks the third collaboration between writer/director Christopher Nolan and composer Hans Zimmer . The first two scores the duo paired on --…

  13. Vicente Fernandez: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 24, 2010 2:32 PM EDT Dates: July-Aug. Support: Edith Marquez Ticket prices: $45-$170 (Purchase tickets here ) Billboard Boxscore's top-grossing Latin tour of 2009, Fernandez remains one of the hottest artists in the genre. Outlook: Fernandez is a consistently strong ticket seller, and making further inroads…

  14. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  15. Chart Beat: Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, John Rich

    February 05, 2009 8:55 AM EST ‘WORKING’ FOR A LIVING: It’s a familiar story: Bruce Springsteen releases a new album; Bruce Springsteen adds another No. 1 album to his career total. It doesn’t happen every time but his batting average is not bad at all: “Working on a Dream” (Columbia) is the Boss’ ninth No. 1 out of 28…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  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. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller" being ineligible for The Billboard 200,…

  19. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song…

  20. Golden Globes Go 'Wild' For Vedder

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the Golden Globe awards last night (Jan. 13) for "Guaranteed," his contribution to Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the…

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