1. David Bowie Rarities -- Including a Song For Frank Sinatra -- Unearthed For New BBC Doc

    May 23, 2016 1:38 PM EDT Did you know David Bowie was once asked to contribute lyrics for a song eventually recorded by Frank Sinatra ? As you might imagine, his version was rejected immediately, but Bowie’s version of “My Way” is just one of several rarities making their official premiere in an upcoming episode of…

  2. The Time Frank Sinatra Berated Mario Puzo For His Assumed Likeness in 'The Godfather'

    December 12, 2015 2:29 PM EST To commemorate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, a look back at whether a key role in "The Godfather" was really based on him. Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather received acclaim when released in 1969, but not everyone was a fan. Frank Sinatra was not pleased. Frank Sinatra at 100:…

  3. Frank Sinatra at 100: A Look Back at the Legend's Breakthrough Album 'Songs For Swingin' Lovers' (Exclusive Book Excerpt)

    December 12, 2015 10:42 AM EST When we celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra  today (Dec. 12), we’re actually celebrating many careers and multiple lifetimes of one amazing individual. As well as many different musical personas: the more innocent Sinatra of the 1940s is a very different animal than the aggressive…

  4. Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday Celebrated in N.J.

    December 12, 2015 10:29 AM EST Frank Sinatra was the Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes and The Voice. But "Slacksy O'Brien?" That was an early nickname for Sinatra in the Hoboken, N.J., neighborhood where he grew up because, as a youngster, he wore nice clothes. Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, John Legend …

  5. The Inside Story Behind the Making of Frank Sinatra's Ambitious and Wacky 1980 Three-Disc Album, 'Trilogy'

    December 12, 2015 9:59 AM EST Frank Sinatra , a man not fond of interruption, was in the middle  of a 1978 recording session at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank when his longtime producer Sonny Burke walked in and dared to halt the proceedings. Vincent Falcone, a pianist-conductor who had worked with Sinatra for two years…

  6. Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, John Legend & More Pay Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes at 'Sinatra 100' Concert

    December 03, 2015 7:29 PM EST The show will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. On what would have been Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday, the Recording Academy celebrated the musical legacy of Frank Sinatra with a stellar lineup of performers for Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert , which took place in the city…

  7. Frank Sinatra's Birthplace Commemorates His 100th Its Way

    November 29, 2015 12:00 PM EST Chicago was his kind of town, L.A. was his lady and he certainly was a big part of New York, New York. But despite a love-hate relationship, the mile-square New Jersey city where Frank Sinatra was born is finding the centennial of his birth to be a very good year. Throughout 2015, Hoboken has…

  8. The 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST They made us dance and they made us sing, and they still do so today. When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad – but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hooks to album covers to beats, we're…

  9. The First Billboard: All That Was 'New, Bright and Interesting on the Boards'

    November 01, 2015 12:20 AM EDT On this date in 1894, an eight-page, 10-cent issue arrived, marking the debut of what has grown into today's multi-platform Billboard brand. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue … one that's vastly different from today's magazine (and Billboard 's…

  10. Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday to be Remembered with 'Sinatra 100 — An All-Star Grammy Concert'

    October 14, 2015 9:30 AM EDT Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with an all-star TV tribute featuring the likes of Tony Bennett , Garth Brooks , Alicia Keys and John Legend , organizers announced today. Adam Levine , Carrie Underwood and Usher are also among the stars lined up for the primetime special…

  11. Frank Sinatra Honored by George Benson, Renee Olstead at 100th Birthday Celebration

    October 12, 2015 7:45 PM EDT Los Angeles' The Park at the Grove played host to a tribute concert on Oct. 9. Frank Sinatra 's 100th birthday was celebrated in Los Angeles on Friday (Oct. 9) with a special tribute concert held at The Park at the Grove.  The outdoor mall, a destination for tourists visiting the…

  12. New York State Capital's Times Union Center, 25 Years Young, Undergoes a $15.7 Million Renovation

    July 31, 2015 10:22 AM EDT The crowd was old for Beatlemania-style hysterics. But when Paul McCartney played the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., last July, grown-ups were reduced to tears. “I saw older men who were sitting in their seats and crying,” recalls arena general manager Bob Belber of the July 5, 2014,…

  13. Happy 75th Birthday, Billboard Charts!

    July 27, 2015 6:05 AM EDT Celebrate the diamond anniversary of what's regarded as the first official Billboard ranking. Seventy-five years ago today, Billboard published its first chart ranking the sales of recorded songs. In the July 27, 1940, issue, the maiden 10-position "National List of Best Selling…

  14. An Evolution of Fan Armies -- From Beatlemaniacs to Swifties

    July 20, 2015 3:14 PM EDT They swooned. They squealed. They pledged their true love forever. Directioners aren’t the first to turn artist devotion into a hyperventilating spectacle -- and they won't be the last. 2015 Fan Army Face Off Lisztomania The piano playing of 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt…

  15. Rewinding the Charts: 25 Years Ago, 'Nothing' Compared to Sinead O'Connor

    April 28, 2015 9:05 AM EDT In 1990, the singer reigned with her Prince-penned ballad, before controversy, including clashes with Prince and Miley Cyrus, would overshadow her career. Sinead O'Connor had made inroads with her debut 1988 LP The Lion and the Cobra , which reached No. 36 on the Billboard 200 in a 28…

  16. Rewinding the Charts: In 1967, Frank & Nancy Sinatra Shared a No. 1

    April 15, 2015 8:05 AM EDT years ago, the pair became the only father-daughter duo to top the Hot 100 with what DJs dubbed 'the incest song.' "HEADED RIGHT FOR THE NO. 1 spot on the Hot 100," read Billboard 's review of Nancy and Frank Sinatra's "Somethin' Stupid" in 1967…

  17. Frank Sinatra Podcast: Filmmaker Alex Gibney, Biographer James Kaplan Talk HBO Doc & More

    April 03, 2015 7:00 PM EDT On April 5 and 6, HBO will premiere Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney's  Sinatra: All or Nothing at All , a two-part, four-hour documentary about Frank Sinatra told through the set list of his 1971 "retirement" concert in Los Angeles. To talk about the…

  18. Coachella 2015: Where to Party, Eat and Stay in Style

    April 03, 2015 4:49 PM EDT Billboard breaks down the best places to party, stay and eat at Coachella 2015.  Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females WHERE TO PARTY Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M 4/10:  H&M Party  With a turnout that…

  19. Ronan Farrow Is Frank Sinatra's Son? Nancy Sinatra Says That's 'Nonsense'

    April 02, 2015 3:49 PM EDT Back in 2013, Mia Farrow told Vanity Fair that Ronan Farrow -- her son long-believed to be fathered by her ex, Woody Allen -- was "possibly" the son of Frank Sinatra . Although Farrow and Sinatra divorced in 1968, she admitted they maintained a relationship long after that (Ronan…

  20. TV Review: HBO's Frank Sinatra Documentary 'All or Nothing at All'

    April 01, 2015 9:55 PM EDT Frank Sinatra does most of the talking in Alex Gibney’s four-hour documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All, which premieres April 5 and 6 on HBO . As you would expect, it’s straightforward and apology-free, the more tempered comments coming from family, friends, cohorts and talking heads,…

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