1. Disco Legend Sylvester Remembered With Musical and Rainbow Honor Walk Plaque

    September 05, 2014 1:18 PM EDT It’s been almost 26 years since disco legend Sylvester passed away, but his legacy is having a huge moment right now. As the curtains prepare to open tonight (Sep. 5) on Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical , an off-Broadway musical in New York, visitors to San Francisco’s Castro…

  2. Janelle Monáe Sings, Talks Style At Rebecca Minkoff's New York Fashion Week Show

    September 07, 2013 11:44 AM EDT At NYFW, Monáe performed, shared excitement for her "transcendent" new album, & praised Minkoff's "attention to detail." Soulful R&B singer Janelle Monáe, took center stage at Lincoln Center performing new songs at Rebecca Minkoff's runway show as part…

  3. John Legend Makes A Fashion Statement with Gucci

    July 09, 2013 12:51 AM EDT Soulful singer John Legend is hitting the stage in style with designs by Gucci for his "Summer Love" international tour, which kicked off on July 5 at Rock Wercheter Festival in Werchter, Belgium. Designed by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, Legend's tour wardrobe…

  4. Beyonce Headlines 'Chime for Change' Charity Concert for Women in London

    June 01, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Beyonce and a few famous friends — including John Legend , Jennifer Lopez and Madonna — turned the home of English rugby into a fortress for women's rights at a star-studded charity concert . Beyonce headlined a concert at Twickenham rugby stadium in London in support of Chime for…

  5. ABBA Museum Opens in Sweden

    May 06, 2013 11:43 PM EDT You can thank ABBA for the music. And so much more. A museum devoted to the pop superstars opening in Stockholm on Tuesday will celebrate the band's long list of hits. But it will also show off paraphernalia, including the helicopter featured on the cover of its "Arrival"…

  6. Q-Tip, Director Todd Haynes To Participate in Tribeca Panel

    April 11, 2013 5:50 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival will hold a panel pairing hip hop artist Q-Tip with "I'm Not There" director Todd Haynes for a discussion of how filmmakers and musicians take cues from each other, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The panel, called "Tribeca Talks Industry:…

  7. Beyonce to Headline Gucci's Chime For Change Concert

    March 26, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Queen Bey' wears two crowns for Gucci: performer and Artistic Director. Beyonce Knowles joins forces with Gucci, headlining their Sound of Change concert in London June 1 – announced at a press conference in London this morning. It’s global concert that’ll be broadcast around the world…

  8. Madonna's Instagram Account Threatened To Be Shut Down

    February 24, 2013 9:11 AM EST The photo sharing site says the pop icon has broken its community guidelines, which ban 'mature content' and sharing third party photos. Madonna recently joined the photo sharing site, owned by Facebook, and has received a warning from the company to adhere to its community…

  9. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). 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…

  10. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). 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…

  11. 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Oscar Music Double Nominees

    January 10, 2013 8:26 PM EST Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on "Life of Pi." Five others have scored double nominations since 2000 and, in all but…

  12. Chavela Vargas, Bold Mexican Singer, Dies At 93

    August 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Chavela Vargas, who defied gender stereotypes to become one of the most legendary singers in Mexico, died Sunday at age 93. Her friend and biographer Maria Cortina said Vargas died at a hospital in the city of Cuernavaca, where she had been admitted for heart and respiratory problems. Vargas…

  13. Unreleased ABBA Song Finally Hitting Stores

    January 27, 2012 2:45 PM EST Mamma Mia, here they go again. ABBA fans will soon again be saying "Thank you for the music" with the release of a new track on a special edition of the disbanded 70's pop group's "The Visitors" album. The album, including new track "From a Twinkling Star to…

  14. Track Review: Florence & The Machine, 'What The Water Gave Me'

    October 11, 2011 10:00 AM EDT FLORENCE & THE MACHINE What The Water Gave Me (5:32) Producer: Paul Epworth Writer: Florence Welch, Francis "Eg" White Publisher: Not Listed Label: Universal Island "What The Water Gave Me," the first look at Florence & The Machine 's sophomore album, "…

  15. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  16. Janelle Monáe Crosses Boundaries With 'ArchAndroid'

    April 26, 2010 12:07 PM EDT J anelle Monáe has no desire to define her sound. "It's genre-less, because it has an energy about it that genres can't really live up to, so I don't want to diminish it by trying to restrict it," the eccentric 24-year-old says about "The ArchAndroid," due…

  17. ABBA Opens Door To Reunion Performance

    March 26, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Swedish supergroup Abba may perform again nearly 30 years after they split, the former male members of the band hinted on Friday. The group, one of the most successful in history, has enjoyed continued fame since breaking up in 1982, thanks to tribute bands mimicking their satin outfits and…

  18. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be Your Dog" wouldn't seem to have…

  19. ABBA's Andersson Ready For Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2010 11:39 AM EST Rock 'n' roll may not be the term most commonly associated with ABBA 's music, but the group's Benny Andersson thinks it's appropriate for the Swedish group, which broke up in 1983, to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week. "I take it as a…

  20. Abba Members Attend Abbaworld London Premiere

    January 27, 2010 7:54 AM EST Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus, one half of the legendary Swedish pop group ABBA , made a rare joint appearance last night (Jan. 27) to mark the official opening of Abbaworld - a grandiose interactive exhibition staged at London's Earl's Court venue. Introduced to the stage by…

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