1. Cole Porter's 'The Ambassador Revue' to be Staged In New York City

    June 16, 2014 12:56 PM EDT For the first time later this month, a few lucky people will get to hear what no one in America has - a collection of lost Cole Porter songs. The one-night-only June 27 premiere of "The Ambassador Revue" at The Town Hall near Times Square will mark the first time the 1929 show has…

  2. 56th GRAMMY Awards: Full Winners List

    January 26, 2014 11:30 PM EST Winners for the 56th GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. GRAMMYs | NEWS, PHOTOS, WINNERS & MORE GRAMMYs Best & Worst Dressed Macklemore & RL, Daft Punk Win 16 Things Seen & Heard Macklemore & Madonna Perform Daft…

  3. 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…

  4. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Book Series Goes Digital

    April 17, 2013 2:19 AM EDT Coldplay announced on Tuesday the digital release of its "Mylo Xyloto" comic book series, based on the 2011 album of the same name. Written by filmmaker Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) with help from the British band, the six-part saga depicts an…

  5. Conor Maynard's 'Contrast' Debuts Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    August 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Rising British pop heartthrob Conor Maynard 's debut album "Contrast" (Parlophone/EMI) went straight to the top of the new U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), while "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D debuted atop the…

  6. Olympics Soundtrack Has Top 5 Debut in U.K.

    July 30, 2012 8:35 AM EDT Gaslight Anthem's "Handwritten" Opens at No. 2... Florence + the Machine Tops Singles Chart, Again Plan B 's "Ill Manors" film soundtrack debuted atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as Florence + the Machine 's "Spectrum (Say My Name)"…

  7. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BACK TO DECEMBER …

  8. Lil Wayne Gives Fan's Mom A Wheelchair

    December 16, 2010 3:22 PM EST While in jail, Lil Wayne gave one of his loyal fan's a wheelchair for her mother. What a good samaritan that Wayne is. Check out the video below: Video: Lil Wayne gives fan's mom a wheelchair Weezy posted a blog entry about it: When you hear the Southwest Airlines tagline "You&…

  9. Amanda Palmer Tweets Her Way Toward Success

    August 06, 2010 3:10 PM EDT By traditional standards, Amanda Palmer is something of a nonentity in the music business. But traditional standards are useless because we are not living in traditional times. Her highest-selling album, a self-titled 2004 release with her punk-cabaret band Dresden Dolls, has sold 149,000…

  10. Monica 'Still Standing' After Trying Times

    February 16, 2010 4:12 PM EST At first "Monica: Still Standing" sounds a little dull -- a reality show that doesn't focus on catfights and drunken outbursts, but instead features R&B singer Monica Arnold performing in church, having a quiet dinner with her fiance and celebrating her album release with…

  11. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Francis Bean Cobain, Mars Volta and More

    February 04, 2010 5:56 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The Flaming Lips , Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem are among the recently announced headliners for the Bestival, the annual September gathering that marks the unofficial end of the summer festival…

  12. Taking Peaks, Part 4: Nos. 25-1

    January 26, 2010 2:35 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  13. Billboard Underground: Jason Webley

    December 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Jason Webley has made some pretty unique friends in pretty unique places during his 10-year career. Songwriter Jason Webley has made some pretty unique friends in pretty unique places during his 10-year career. He was invited to tour in Mexico after a "superfan" dance…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77. 2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, dies at a hospital in Macon, Ga. He is 67. 2006 - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi…

  16. Rock Legend Bo Diddley Dies At 79

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according to his spokesperson. He was 79. Diddley suffered a stroke last spring and had a heart attack last August, Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their property in Franklin, Tenn. While taking a solo run, he hits a tree head-on at a high speed and breaks a ve 2002 - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77. 2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "…

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