1. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before. "I figured this'll be my 80th…

  2. Britain Counts On Bonnie Tyler to Play Eurovision Hero

    March 08, 2013 5:08 AM EST After years of abject failure, insipid pop singers and an infamous “nil points” effort, Britain is betting on a veteran to cure its Eurovision heartache. Husky-voiced ‘80s pop singer Bonnie Tyler has been chosen to represent the nation at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held…

  3. Colt Ford Raps About 'Muddy Christmas' Album

    December 13, 2012 1:45 PM EST Colt Ford is definitely something of an unorthodox person, when it comes to maintaining his career. That different way seems to be working, as his most recent album, "Declaration of Independence," debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart. He hopes to give his fans…

  4. Lee Brice Casts Brother in 'I Drive Your Truck' Video

    November 13, 2012 12:45 PM EST Lee Brice 's latest album, "Hard 2 Love," has already spawned two big hits -- the title song, which is No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart, and the ballad "A Woman Like You." His next single, "I Drive Your Truck," is a song that looks to make an immediate…

  5. Taylor Swift Q&A: The Risks of 'Red' and The Joys of Being 22

    October 19, 2012 1:20 PM EDT The country superstar talks album collaborators and what fans can expect from her next tour. For her fourth studio album, "Red," Taylor Swift tried the collaborative approach, reaching out to producers known for their work with Katy Perry , U2 and Snow Patrol and songwriters such as…

  6. 615 Spotlight: Phoenix Stone Rising

    September 12, 2012 5:00 PM EDT There are a lot of talented newcomers in the country music world these days. You might not expect one of them to be a former member of the Backstreet Boys. But, for Phoenix Stone , an early member of the boy band who has just released a brand new country single, it's a case of back to…

  7. Spotlight: Jana Kramer Gave Up 'One Tree Hill' for Music Dreams

    March 21, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Delaying her music career was "not an option," the "Why Ya Wanna" singer says This year has already seen some of Jana Kramer's dreams come true. The former "One Tree Hill" star's debut single, "Why Ya Wanna," has become a fan favorite as of…

  8. 615 Spotlight: Madonna Nash's 'Dirty Little Secret'

    December 21, 2011 11:00 PM EST Country newcomer Madonna Nash might qualify as a "Superwoman." The North Carolina native is among what seems to be a minority this holiday season. "I am ready," the singer tells Billboard.com. "I think this is the first time I've been done shopping right before…

  9. Rodney Atkins Counts His Blessings With 'Road' Success

    October 04, 2011 11:55 AM EDT It's been three years since Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins has released a new studio album, and he's well aware of this fact. "It's been a long time between albums," Atkins said in an interview for Billboard.com. "We did a project for Cracker Barrel a little…

  10. The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever

    July 15, 2011 12:55 PM EDT To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, we're counting down the top 100 songs in the entire history of one of Billboard's signature (and smoothest) surveys. Some of the genre's earliest giants infuse the list, including Elton John,…

  11. Manny Pacquiao, Boxing Champion, to Release 'Sometimes When We Touch'

    April 22, 2011 8:51 AM EDT Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is adding another job to his resume. The welterweight champion, Filipino congressman and actor is releasing a song on April 28. Pacquiao's recording of "Sometimes When We Touch" will be released globally before his May 7 WBO welterweight title…

  12. May 2, 2009

    May 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cream reunites for four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Jazz drummer Billy Higgins dies in L.A. of liver failure. He is 65. 1998 – Former X-Japan lead guitarist Hide dies in Tokyo in an apparent suicide. He is 33. 1986 – Country musician Dolly Parton opens Dollywood in…

  13. 6 Questions With Amy Grant

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Few artists, if any, have had a more powerful impact on the Christian music industry than Amy Grant. Few artists, if any, have had a more powerful impact on the Christian music industry than Amy Grant. She burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teen who helped define the contemporary Christian…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Chikezie

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this seventh season. With his faith in check, and a love of the Beatles and bluegrass, this young singer discusses At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this…

  15. 80 Years Of Tony Bennett

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his integrity and won't sing a song he does not believe in. He adheres to the philosophy of art for art's sake -- whether Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his…

  16. Unafraid & Unashamed

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guilty pleasures? Not in the least. The confessions of an unashamed music fan. I am obsessed with music. I'm the crazy person in the grocery store who stops mid-aisle, frozen, and listens to the Muzak. I can't move again until I remember the name of the song and the original artist…

  17. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  19. German Opera Singer Moedl Dies

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of Wagner in the 1950s and 1960s, died Monday at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, after a long illness. She was German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of…