1. Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at Grammys: Watch

    February 12, 2012 11:25 PM EST "For me, the only thing that feels right begins with a prayer -- for a woman who we loved. For our fallen sister, Whitney Houston ," LL Cool J said of the late legend. The host opened the 54th Annual Grammy Awards with a prayer for Houston. Moments after news broke of Houston's…

  2. Amy Winehouse's Dad Accepts Grammy: 'We Shouldn't Be Here'

    February 12, 2012 11:05 PM EST One of the Grammy show's most poignant moments was one that TV viewers didn't see. All About the Grammys SLIDESHOW: Best of the Show SLIDESHOW: Red Carpet Highs • Winners List 2012 | Grammy Hub • Adele's Voice? No Problem • Chris Brown Makes Return When Tony Bennett received…

  3. Chart Highlights: Flo Rida Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    February 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Good Feeling" Flo Rida As…

  4. Etta James Remembered By Wonder, Aguilera at Memorial Service

    January 28, 2012 6:10 PM EST Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingly honest. The Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James in a rousing speech, describing…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw

    January 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST '21' SALUTE: As Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 for a 17th week , the set moves closer to the mark for most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a woman. In the 56-year history of the survey, only the Whitney Houston -led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" has…

  6. Etta James' Album Sales Jump 378% After Death

    January 25, 2012 5:30 PM EST The late, great Etta James makes a powerful impact on the Billboard charts this week, following her death on Jan. 20. On the Billboard 200 chart, she nets her highest-charting album ever as "The Best of Etta James - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection" rises from No. 162…

  7. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:50 AM EST 'Set Fire to the Rain' becomes the third single from '21' to lead the Hot 100 while '21' has sat atop the Billboard 200. Adele 's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna 's "We Found…

  8. Etta James Funeral Scheduled, Rev. Al Sharpton to Eulogize

    January 24, 2012 5:46 PM EST A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James , and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funeral Saturday. A statement from Sharpton's representative Tuesday said the funeral will include performances by celebrities, but those names were not…

  9. Adele Ties U.K. Record for Weeks at No. 1

    January 23, 2012 8:00 AM EST Jessie J's 'Domino' Remains Atop Singles Chart A dele added another achievement to her ever-expanding book of records as "21" returned 2-1 in its first anniversary on the U.K. album chart. Meanwhile, Jessie J started a second week atop the singles chart with "…

  10. R.I.P. Etta James: Celebrities Mourn on Twitter

    January 20, 2012 5:40 PM EST Minutes after news of Etta James ' passing hit the 'net, celebrites took to Twitter to mourn the legend's death today (Jan. 20). Artists like Mariah Carey to P!nk , expressed their deep sorrow and reflected on the life and legacy of Etta James. Here's a round-up of singers…

  11. Beyonce, Adele Pay Tribute to Etta James

    January 20, 2012 4:50 PM EST The timeless voice of Etta James has inspired countless listeners for decades, and following her passing today , her vocal successors are paying tribute. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last' | Photos: Etta Through the Years On her website, R&B star Beyoncé wrote: "…

  12. Honoring Etta James: 7 Famous Covers of 'At Last'

    January 20, 2012 11:50 AM EST Etta James ' passing has reminded music fans of the wealth of R&B and blues classics the singer released, with none more timeless than her version of Mack Gordon and Harry Warren's "At Last." Since James originally married her soaring vocals to the wistful track in…

  13. Etta James, Soul Icon, Dies at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:40 AM EST Etta James , the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera , is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last…

  14. Johnny Otis of 'Willie and the Hand Jive' Dies

    January 19, 2012 1:30 PM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Johnny Otis , the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive" and for decades evangelized black music to white audiences as a bandleader and radio host, has died. He was 90. Otis, who had been in…

  15. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Chart

    January 09, 2012 8:10 AM EST Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling' Climbs to Single Chart Win There's a familiar look to the top of the new U.K. album chart, published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Jan. 8), on which Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 38,000 units to move back 6…

  16. Etta James Released From Hospital

    January 06, 2012 11:05 AM EST Etta James, who is terminally ill and battling leukemia, has been released from the hospital on Thursday, Reuters reports. The 73-year-old singer, best known for her song "At Last," was transported to her Riverside, Calif. home and is currently there resting, James' business…

  17. Etta James Hospitalized with Breathing Trouble

    December 23, 2011 7:41 PM EST Etta James ' longtime manager says the terminally ill blues singer has been hospitalized after experiencing difficulty breathing. Lupe De Leon says James' family is with her at a Southern California hospital where she was taken earlier this week. De Leon, who has been James'…

  18. Etta James Terminally Ill From Chronic Leukemia

    December 16, 2011 1:50 PM EST Legendary Singer's Doctor is Asking for Prayers "At Last" and "Tell Mama" blues singer Etta James , whose health has been fading in recent years, is now terminally ill, and her live-in doctor is asking for prayers. Dr. Elaine James, who isn't related to the 73…

  19. 'The Voice's' Beverly McClellan Added 'A Shot of Fire' To New Album

    December 06, 2011 10:50 AM EST Beverly McClellan wasn't about to let the fame-making brush of her run on "The Voice" change the music she made on her sixth album, "Fear Nothing." "I would say everything on here is exactly what I want to be currently representing Beverly McClellan," the…

  20. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Flo Rida Reaches Top 10

    November 09, 2011 4:05 PM EST Rihanna logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which scores Airplay Gainer honors for a second consecutive week. Rapper Flo Rida concurrently bounds into the chart's top 10 (with the songwriting assistance of an R…

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