1. BBC to Reunite Genesis for Documentary

    June 16, 2014 4:25 PM EDT The BBC on Monday unveiled an ambitious music strategy, including new shows, partnerships and other initiatives, such as a music awards show.  The U.K. public broadcaster said its plans, which also include a Genesis documentary that will reunite the band's original members for the first…

  2. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon to Release Holiday Children's Book

    January 23, 2014 7:33 PM EST "Roc and Roe's Twelve Days of Christmas" features the celebrity couple's twins Mariah Carey, a holiday icon for “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is set to release a holiday children’s book with husband and "America’s Got Talent" host Nick Cannon. Scholastic…

  3. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke, Bastille End Year With New No. 1s

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Thicke's 'For the Rest of My Life' tops Adult R&B Songs, Bastille's 'Pompeii' takes over atop Adult Alternative Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. Kenny Chesney's Top 20 Country Hits

    December 12, 2011 4:00 PM EST Chart Article He had the sixth biggest tour of the year , the seventh biggest Country Songs hit of the year , and the 10th biggest Country Album . In short, 2011 has been very good to Kenny Chesney. To celebrate his big year, we've compiled his 20 Biggest Billboard Country Songs hits…

  6. Exclusive: 'The Muppets' Soundtrack Song List

    October 10, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords has four original songs in the Disney film "The Muppets," which features special appearances by Feist , Joanna Newsom and Nathan Pacheco. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack Nov. 21. McKenzie has written "Life's a Happy…

  7. Michael Jackson, Pepsi Made Marketing History

    July 03, 2009 12:23 PM EDT Essentially two kinds of people existed in the '80s: Coke drinkers and Pepsi drinkers. And if you loved Michael Jackson, you had good reason to fall into the latter group. In November 1983, one year after "Thriller" was released, Jackson (with his brothers) and PepsiCo struck a…

  8. World Mourns Loss Of Tenor Pavarotti

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid homage to the thrilling voice and exuberant personality of the great Italian tenor who died today (Sept. 6). Ami Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid…

  9. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his h Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues…

  10. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  11. Identity

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST As one of the first acts on Jaci Velasquez's new label (A'postrophe), Grand Prize may get a little extra attention out of the box because of Velasquez's cachet. But it shouldn't take long for these Id As one of the first acts on Jaci Velasquez's new label (A'…

  12. Perry Preps First Solo Album In 21 Years

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The self-titled set, due May 3 via Columbia, boasts 11 original songs (including two…

  13. Bocelli's Rules For A Classical Career

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his spacious sitting room, full of paintings…

  14. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

  15. For Pavarotti, Time To Go 'Pop'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has been a superstar for decades. He is a household name around the world -- whether his fans first encountered him on the stage of Milan's La Scala, the Hollywood Bowl or at London's Wembley Stadium. But now…

  16. Round Midnight, Bird,Straight, No Chaser

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Herbie Hancock REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper Columbia/Legacy 85811 CHARLIE PARKER Bird ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Lennie Niehaus REISSU With characteristic initiative, Legacy has reissued remastered, expanded editions of three…

  17. Marsalis Leads Playboy Jazz Lineup

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held June 15-16 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. On the first day of the event, Marsalis will perfor Wynton Marsalis leads the star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to…

  18. Play Morricone

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the many beauties of jazz is how well a composition stemming from nearly any genre or cultural background can be improvised upon and taken through any number of permutations while still retaini One of the many beauties of jazz is how well a composition stemming from nearly any genre or…

  19. Wynton Marsalis Trumpeted As U.N. Peace Messenger

    March 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who got his start with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, is becoming a new kind of messenger: one for peace. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pinned a dove on Ma Renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who got his start with Art Blakey and the Jazz…