1. Exclusive Premiere: Katherine Jenkins Wanted to Hear More Hanukkah Songs, So She Wrote One

    December 16, 2014 2:48 PM EST Americans might know Katherine Jenkins as the runner-up on the 2014 season of Dancing With the Stars , but the Welsh mezzo-soprano is also a unique singing talent. Although classical albums don't tend to be huge sellers, Jenkins' releases have sold millions of copies, and she'…

  2. Chart Highlights: Kelly Clarkson, Seth MacFarlane, Meghan Trainor Debut Holiday Songs on AC

    December 01, 2014 3:10 PM EST 'Tis the season for the Adult Contemporary chart to welcome a sleighful of yuletide tunes. 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…

  3. Band Aid 30’s 'Do They Know It’s Christmas' Opens at No. 1 in U.K. With Huge Sales

    November 24, 2014 4:56 AM EST Band Aid 30’s updated “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (EMI/Universal) has become the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year to date, selling 312,000 downloads to go straight to No. 1. Sunday's (Nov. 23) new Official Charts Company data also saw One Direction debut atop the album…

  4. Katherine Jenkins Marries American Artist Andrew Levitas

    September 29, 2014 4:04 AM EDT Singer Katherine Jenkins has married Andrew Levitas , the American film director and artist, during a hush-hush ceremony at London's Hampton Court Palace. The Welsh mezzo-soprano had kept the big occasion a secret, until she tweeted her 294,000 fans on Saturday with a message about her…

  5. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

  6. Gavin DeGraw Booted From 'Dancing With The Stars'

    April 18, 2012 10:55 AM EDT The sweetness is gone for Gavin DeGraw on "Dancing with the Stars." The singer-songwriter and his professional partner, Karina Smirnoff, were bounced from the ABC show Tuesday after the judges' scores were combined with viewers' votes. DeGraw has been juggling "…

  7. 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast: Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw, Urkel

    February 28, 2012 9:45 AM EST Get ready to watch Laura Ingalls and Steve Urkel duke it out on the dance floor. "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and "Family Matters" icon Jaleel White are among the 12 stars joining season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars," ABC announced on "…

  8. Hot Tours: Enrique Iglesias, Placido Domingo, Caifanes

    October 21, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias tops this week's list of Hot Tours with $8.3 million in box office grosses reported from the final North American leg of his Euphoria Tour. The singer's current trek through the U.S. and Canada kicked off in Boston on Sept. 22 with a sellout crowd of 12,267 at TD…

  9. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Calvin Harris, started a second…

  10. Rihanna Finds Sixth No. 1 on U.K. Chart

    October 10, 2011 9:33 AM EDT James Morrison 's "The Awakening" started a second week atop the U.K. album chart Sunday (Oct. 9), as Rihanna raced to the singles summit after only four days on sale with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. With modest second-week sales of 36,000, according to…

  11. Mariah, Susan Boyle Come Out For 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center'

    December 01, 2010 2:46 PM EST Last night (Nov. 30) the Christmas festivities were in full swing with some of the biggest females in music coming out to sing for 78th Annual Tree Lighting at NYC's Rockefeller Center. Mariah Carey , Kylie Minogue , Susan Boyle , Annie Lennox , Charice , and Jessica Simpson sang to the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Metallica Honors Armed Forces, Lil Wayne Buys 48 Bottles of Champagne

    November 05, 2010 6:47 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica Headlines 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Launch Event, Honors U.S. Armed Forces Metallica headlined the launch event for the Activision "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game last night (Nov.…

  13. Listen Free: Hottest Holiday Albums of 2009

    November 27, 2009 10:42 AM EST Listen to the hottest holiday albums released this year, right here on Billboard.com. Check out the latest sonic season's greetings from Sting , Andrea Bocelli , Tori Amos , Bob Dylan , Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood . Then head over to the classics and feast your ears on music from…

  14. Andrea Bocelli, "My Christmas"

    November 13, 2009 4:00 PM EST It's difficult to know which of Andrea Bocelli 's duet partners on his first holiday album, "My Christmas," makes for the most unlikely match with the Italian pop-classical crooner. There's Mary J. Blige , who bends the melody of "What Child Is This" into…

  15. Cheryl Cole Owns U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    November 02, 2009 10:39 AM EST C heryl Cole joined the select band of solo female artists to achieve simultaneous U.K. No. 1 singles and albums yesterday. The Girls Aloud member and "X Factor" judge's debut solo album "3 Words" (Fascination/Polydor/Universal) opened in pole position while "…

  16. Il Divo

    May 14, 2009 11:34 AM EDT <sub_headline>The quartet takes opera to the masses. <br /> </sub_headline> The opening chords are unmistakable. It's one of the most iconic British pop songs of the '80s, with some of the most peculiar lyrics ("Protect you from the hooded claw, keep the…

  17. AC/DC Back Atop U.K. Chart After 28 Years

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser Chiefs' "Off With Their Heads" (B Unique/Polydor/Universal) to seize the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 26). AC/DC has not led th AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser…

  18. Leona Lewis Holds Steady On U.K. Charts

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony BMG vocalist Leona Lewis continued her reign over the U.K. sales charts yesterday as her debut, "Spirit," started a second week as Britain's best-selling album and "Bleeding Love" head Syco Music/Sony BMG vocalist Leona Lewis continued her reign over…

  19. Westlife, Jamiroquai Assume Control Of U.K. Charts

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Irish boy band Westlife achieved its 14th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 12), as its version of Bette Midler's 1980 American hit "The Rose" for S/Sony BMG entered at the top. Meanwhile, Jamiroquai Irish boy band Westlife achieved its 14th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 12…

  20. Billboard Bits: Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig Veteran artists Duran Duran and Gladys Knight, Latin star Juanes, U.K. pop act Sugababes and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are among the artists who will perform at the 2005 Nobel Peace Price Concert. The Dec. 11 event in Oslo, Norway, will also include performances by…

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