1. Judy Garland's Remains Moved From N.Y. to L.A.

    January 31, 2017 1:27 AM EST Judy Garland's remains were moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft and other family members. The transfer from a crypt in New York's Ferncliff Cemetery to Hollywood Forever Cemetery was completed last Friday,…

  2. Tony Bennett on Planning New Album With Lady Gaga and Turning 90: 'I'm Very Content'

    August 03, 2016 11:40 AM EDT It's a big week for Tony Bennett . The legendary singer turns 90 on  Wednesday, Aug. 3 and will celebrate with  a party in the Rainbow Room at Radio City Music Hall. But becoming a nonagenarian isn't slowing him down. In fact, Bennett is plotting to get "Cheek to Cheek"…

  3. Katharine McPhee Returns to 'American Idol' With Iconic Performance: Watch

    March 25, 2016 1:31 AM EDT American Idol fans got McPheever all over again when Katharine McPhee returned to reprise her iconic performance of Judy Garland's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on Thursday night's (March 24) episode. The Scorpion star looked elegant as she began the song a capella, just…

  4. Watch Ariana Grande's Perfect Judy Garland Impression in Cut 'SNL' Sketch

    March 17, 2016 6:38 PM EDT Ariana Grande is a master of celebrity impressions, as she proved on  Saturday Night Live  with on-point and hilarious takes on Rihanna , Britney Spears , Shakira and more. Now she's also become movie icon Judy Garland in a cut SNL sketch that takes place in a 1961 over-the-top alien B…

  5. Zooey Deschanel Sings in the Shower & More Classic Music Moments From Holiday Movies

    November 27, 2015 9:00 AM EST We've barely been able to contain our excitement since it was announced earlier this month that Mariah Carey would not only be starring in but also directing  the Hallmark Channel's A Christmas Melody  in December. (That's right - it's like Glitter , her only other…

  6. Stan Irwin, Producer Who Persuaded the Beatles to Play Las Vegas, Dies at 94

    January 23, 2015 4:43 AM EST Stan Irwin , a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson , has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles. Irwin guided the careers of such celebs as Don Rickles, Buddy…

  7. Oscars 2014: Pink Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' With 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'

    March 02, 2014 11:22 PM EST Pink had a memorable Oscar debut, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." The singer took the Academy Awards stage Sunday following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg to perform one of Judy Garland's most memorable songs, "Somewhere Over the…

  8. ‘Kinky Boots’ Performer Billy Porter To Release Broadway Album

    February 27, 2014 12:40 AM EST Billy Porter, who plays a drag queen on Broadway in "Kinky Boots," will be next be doing a little something more traditional - he's putting out a CD of musical theater standards. Concord Records will release "Billy's Back on Broadway" on April 15, a 10-song album…

  9. Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2014 9:52 AM EST Here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. To honor the late, great Whitney Houston on the second anniversary of her passing on Feb. 11, 2012, here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished.…

  10. Judy Garland's 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Climbs UK Charts Following Margaret Thatcher's Death

    April 09, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Margaret Thatcher, the divisive former Prime Minister who died of a stroke on Monday afternoon, may have another musical footnote to her legacy next week: chart catalyst. A macabre Facebook campaign , titled "Make 'Ding dong the witch is dead' number 1 the week Thatcher dies…

  11. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once…

  12. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural causes Friday evening at his West Los Angeles…

  13. Liza Minnelli Talks 'Live' Album, Slams Play About Her Mom

    May 10, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Liza is back! The long-unavailable recording of Liza Minnelli 's legendary Winter Garden concert in 1974 is available for the first time. The singer/actress, who charmingly still uses words like swell and grand, spoke to Billboard about "Live at the Winter Garden" and her…

  14. Aretha Franklin Talks New Album, Ne-Yo and Biopic at TV Land Fete

    April 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT TV Land will honor Aretha Franklin this weekend when the network presents the Queen of Soul with its Music Icon Award, airing Sunday April 29 at 9 p.m. ET. John Legend was on hand to serenade and present the singer with her award during the awards' taping April 14 in New York City.…

  15. 'Glee' Recap: Anything But a Silent Night

    December 14, 2011 9:45 AM EST Show Crams In as Much Holiday Cheer as It Can, With Mixed Results Sometimes "Glee" is the best when it's equal parts spun sugar and insanity, and we get a dose of both in the annual holiday special, when the club learns valuable lessons about selflessness and the show crams…

  16. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 10:05 AM EST "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist of the past 12 months has achieved, all since…

  17. Scott Weiland Honors 'The Golden Era' on Christmas Album

    November 01, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Bing Crosby , Burl Ives , Jose Feliciano and... Scott Weiland? OK, the Stone Temple Pilots frontman may not be the first name you think of when it comes to Christmas music, but with the release of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Weiland assures us that his holiday credentials…

  18. Barry Feinstein, Bob Dylan/Janis Joplin Photographer, Dies at 80

    October 21, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Photographer Barry Feinstein, who captured behind-the-scenes images from rock's golden age and shot iconic album covers for Bob Dylan and George Harrison, died in upstate New York on Thursday. He was 80. Agent Dave Brolan said Feinstein, who lived in Woodstock, suffered various ailments…

  19. Billboard Bits: Nirvana Bassist To Throw 'Nevermind' Show, T-Swift Song Hits 'True Blood'

    August 18, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana Bassist to Perform 'Nevermind' for Album's 20th Anniversary Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is planning a Seattle tribute concert on September 20 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, John Rich, Blondie

    May 26, 2011 6:55 PM EDT '21' = 9: Lady Gaga is on the edge of Billboard 200 glory, as her "Born This Way" is set to storm the summit of next week's chart. Until then, Adele continues her impressive run at No. 1. The soulful singer/songwriter's sophomore set "21" becomes one of…

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