1. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2016 11:05 AM EDT Aug. 16 marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 1958. As we celebrate the Material Girl's birthday - happy 58th! …

  2. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Just how unusual is…

  3. The Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1s

    July 19, 2016 11:05 AM EDT Just 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s have led for 10 weeks or more. In honor of Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week (on the chart dated July 30), let's take an updated look at the select smashes to reign for 10…

  4. Old Dominion Channels The Beatles, George Strait In 'Song For Another Time'

    June 30, 2016 1:43 PM EDT The new single's lyrics span titles from Hank Williams to Elton John to Katy Perry. In an era when neither audiences nor artists tend to favor just one genre, Old Dominion ’s “Song for Another Time” may have emerged at the perfect moment. The third single from the band’s album Meat and…

  5. Where to Eat, Stay and Play (Like Bey and Jay) at the Cannes Lions Fest, Hosting Its First-Ever Music Program

    June 13, 2016 5:16 PM EDT Known for its über-elegant film festival, Cannes prepares to focus on music this month. It was where Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin vacationed in the early 1970s , where Elton John shot the 1983 video for "I'm Still Standing" -- but Cannes soon will cast a different spotlight…

  6. Elton John Charts Record-Extending 72nd Adult Contemporary Hit

    June 13, 2016 5:11 PM EDT The icon pads his mark for the most entries in the chart's history, as "A Good Heart" debuts. Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 55-year history of Billboard 's Adult Contemporary chart, as "A Good Heart" debuts at No. 30. The…

  7. Elton John Doesn't See Vladimir Putin, Hopes For Future Meeting

    May 31, 2016 1:59 AM EDT Elton John regrets he didn't get to meet President Vladimir Putin during his current trip to Moscow, but says he's looking forward to meeting the Russian leader in the future to discuss LGBT issues. Performing Monday before an enthusiastic crowd at a Moscow concert hall, the British…

  8. Elton John Won't Meet Vladimir Putin Before Moscow Concert

    May 27, 2016 5:42 AM EDT Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed out of a meeting with British rock star and gay rights activist Elton John . The two talked last September by telephone when Putin pledged to meet the singer to "discuss whatever issues are of interest." But the Kremlin now claims that a…

  9. Elton John Criticizes NC Governor for Signing Anti-LGBT Law

    May 17, 2016 6:04 PM EDT Pop star Elton John is taking North Carolina's governor to task for signing a bill that limits anti-discrimination policies for LGBT people, saying he needs a lesson in compassion. Writing for a blog posted Tuesday on The Hill , John wrote that the law is discriminatory and the state is…

  10. Taylor Swift Tops Billboard's Top Money-Makers List of 2015

    May 05, 2016 9:30 AM EDT Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. Adele 's album megasales aside, touring is once again the determining factor for the 40 genre-spanning acts that topped Billboard 's ranking of music’s highest-paid musicians of the past year. For proof of that, just…

  11. Elton John, One Direction Among Most Charitable U.K. Musicians: Report

    April 19, 2016 4:30 AM EDT Elton John has another No. 1: he’s topped a list of the most generous celebrities in the U.K.  The "Rocket Man" handed out £26.8 million ($38 million) to charitable causes in 2015, according to the  "Sunday Times Giving List,"  with much of that goodwill benefiting Aids…

  12. Elton John in Talks to Join 'Kingsman' Sequel

    April 12, 2016 6:01 PM EDT Elton John is in talks to join the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle , Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to his 2014 action spy hit. If a deal is made, the pop icon will join a cast that includes returning star Taron Egerton and new castmembers Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal, among…

  13. Elton John & Young Thug Meet Up at John's Atlanta Residence: Is a 'Rocket Man' Remix On the Way?

    March 23, 2016 5:14 PM EDT Could the "Rocket Man" remix we never knew we needed be in the works? On Wednesday (March 23), Young Thug posted a picture of himself with Elton John at John's home in Atlanta. In the photos, John can be seen wearing a "Thugger" hat and holding up a Young Thug…

  14. Elton John Pays Tribute to His Favorite Hollywood Bookstore

    March 10, 2016 7:50 PM EST The singer has been a regular at Book Soup, one of L.A.'s last independent bookstores, since his days playing the Troubadour. In an interview with Sharon Osbourne prior to his performance with Lady Gaga in the old Tower Records parking lot on the Sunset Strip the day before the Oscars,…

  15. Elton John's Photo Collection to Feature in London Tate Exhibition

    March 09, 2016 10:57 PM EST Images from Elton John's vast collection of 20th-century photography are going on display at Britain's Tate Modern. The gallery announced Wednesday that the exhibition, "The Radical Eye," will feature more than 150 images by modernist masters of photography including Man…

  16. Drake's 'Got a Bigger Pool Than Ye' and More Stars With Swanky Swimming Holes

    March 04, 2016 2:18 PM EST When it comes to the fanciest swimming holes around, Drake's YOLO estate makes the largest splash of them all -- for now, that is. Moving away from the usual hip-hop boasts about money, cars and women, Drake focuses on a more ­specific point of pride in his January-released song "…

  17. Katy Perry, Elton John & Andra Day Perform at Hillary Clinton Radio City Benefit

    March 03, 2016 12:35 PM EST "HILLARY CLINTON IS A BADASS" read Katy Perry's t-shirt after the singer performed at the sold-out "I'm With Her" Clinton fundraiser concert at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday.    Nuff said. A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:06pm…

  18. Dave Grohl Slow-Dances With Miss J. Alexander at Post-Oscars Party, Emblem3 Q&A Gets Racy, Plus More Inside Scoop

    February 29, 2016 6:28 PM EST Dave Grohl's Romantic Oscar Night Dave Grohl is an equal-opportunity dancer. After the Foo Fighters frontman performed a poignant solo version of The Beatles ' "Blackbird" during the In Memoriam segment of the Academy Awards telecast, he and his wife Jordyn Blum headed to…

  19. Elton John Shuts Down Sunset Strip With Pop-Up Show, Duets With Lady Gaga

    February 27, 2016 5:42 PM EST Saturday afternoon’s alright for a free pop-up Elton John show on the Sunset Strip. Fans from all over Los Angeles gathered for John’s performance outside of the old Tower Records building on Saturday, Feb. 27, which was also live streamed exclusively on AOL.com. John performed an hour-long…

  20. Elton John Accuses Janet Jackson of Lip-Syncing: 'That's Not a Show!'

    February 25, 2016 4:15 PM EST For Elton John , lip-syncing is one of the highest offenses a touring musician can carry out. His famous feud with Madonna , which ended up being a lot of name-calling on his part, was all about lip-syncing. In his latest interview with Rolling Stone , Elton John has a few more words to say…

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