1. Jimmy Kimmel's Mash Up Mondays to Return in November

    October 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Jimmy Kimmel’s Mash Up Mondays are back on the menu this November. And he’s got some unlikely musical ingredients in the mix.  First up: the late night talk-show host will combine country music star Brad Paisley and '90s R&B outfit Color Me Badd for a one-time-only performance on…

  2. Darius Rucker, Kenny G and Other Golfing Music Stars Dish on Their Ugliest Golfwear, Postgame Partying and More

    June 09, 2015 2:45 PM EDT Darius Rucker The ex- Hootie & The Blowfish frontman-turned-solo artist, 49, is an avid golfer and friend of Tiger Woods. Your handicap? 6.9 Favorite golf joke?  If you're in a lightning storm, grab your 1-iron and hold it up over your head -- because even God can't hit a 1-iron…

  3. Whitney Houston Producer Charles Huggins Gets Decade in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

    May 13, 2015 4:15 PM EDT A former music producer who helped launch acts like Kenny G and Whitney Houston was sentenced Wednesday (May 13) to 10 years behind bars for duping investors out of millions by claiming he had ties to West African diamond mines. Prosecutors in federal court in Manhattan had sought more than…

  4. Music Producer Charles Huggins Facing Long Stint in Jail

    April 06, 2015 10:54 PM EDT Prosecutors called a music producer who once worked with stars including Kenny G and Whitney Houston a master manipulator Monday as they recommended he spend over two decades in prison for a Ponzi scheme that ripped off investors. In papers filed in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said…

  5. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: George Ezra's 'Wanted' Debuts in Top 20

    February 06, 2015 9:00 PM EST On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift 's 1989 ruled for a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , while the top 10 housed just one new entry: Ne-Yo 's Non-Fiction at No. 5. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week's most popular albums based on their overall…

  6. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's.…

  7. Christmas Music's All-Time Biggest Earner Is Not Who You'd Expect

    December 01, 2014 11:50 AM EST Who's the all-time top-earning Christmas music artist? Elvis? Mariah? Kenny G? Nope, it's Mannheim Steamroller, with sales of $175 million. Billboard breaks down the annual six-week sales frenzy. When it comes to the holiday music business, Kenny G , 58, is a bona fide star. His…

  8. Kenny G Angers Chinese Government With Hong Kong Protest Visit

    October 22, 2014 8:37 AM EDT Kenny G has earned himself a rebuke from the Chinese government after paying a visit to one of the pro-democracy protest sites in Hong Kong on Wednesday. According to the South China Morning Post , Kenny G visited the epicenter of the protests and spent time taking pictures with star…

  9. Shy Girls Covers Brandy's 'Sittin' Up In My Room': Exclusive

    February 25, 2014 1:25 PM EST The singer-songwriter/producer shares details on new music. It's inevitable to be drawn to Shy Girls, with his hushed voice and the delicate R&B/jazz layers woven in his work. Dan Vidmar, whose stage name comes from his music inhibiting a "shy and feminism quality," grew up…

  10. The Top Selling Christmas Albums of All Time

    December 24, 2013 10:00 AM EST Albums from Elvis, Kenny G and more rank high on the list. Elvis Presley's "Elvis' Christmas Album" reigns as the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time in the United States. The set has been certified as having sold 10 million copies according to the Recording…

  11. Kenny G Files for Divorce

    August 13, 2012 9:22 PM EDT Kenny G is playing the final note on his marriage after 20 years. Court records show the musician filed for divorce Thursday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The 56-year-old married Balynda Helene Benson-Gorelick in April 1992 and the former couple has a 14-year-old son. He…

  12. Kenny G and Wife Separate

    January 19, 2012 9:50 PM EST Kenny G 's wife of 20 years has filed for legal separation, according to TMZ . Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, the saxophonist's estranged spouse, reportedly cited "irreconcilable differences" in her court papers, filed at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Both G and Benson…

  13. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 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. IT'S…

  14. Foster the People Give 'Pumped Up' Performance on 'SNL': Watch

    October 10, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Foster the People , aided by the suddenly-in-demand-again Kenny G, rocked Studio 8H as the muscial guest on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend (Oct. 8). Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business The indie-pop group played two singles off "Torches," its…

  15. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "…

  16. Michael Bolton: Recording Duets Album was 'Like Giving Birth 21 Times'

    July 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton says his latest album, "Gems -- The Duets Collection," was "like giving birth 21 times or something." And it wasn't initially planned as a duets album, either. Bolton tells Billboard.com that he was thinking duets would comprise "maybe half"…

  17. Debbie Gibson: Co-Star Katy Perry 'Raising The Bar' With 'Last Friday Night' Video

    June 15, 2011 10:05 AM EDT K aty Perry 's video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" not only sports cameos from such Generation Y stars as Rebecca Black , Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, but it also pays tribute to those who know that before it was the title of a Perry song, "E.T." was a…

  18. Katy Perry Parties With Rebecca Black, 'Glee' Cast in 'Last Friday Night' Video

    June 13, 2011 1:09 AM EDT In her new video for "Last Friday Night (TGIF)," Katy Perry is having a full-on John Hughes moment. In addition to the video's glorious '80s teen flick feeling, "Last Friday Night" features an onslaught of truly random cameos. Those celebs included: recent butt…

  19. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Eminem Score With Memorable Super Bowl Ads

    February 06, 2011 9:30 PM EST The action on the Superbowl XLV field had Steelers and Packers fans glued to their TV sets Sunday (Feb. 6) night. But for many, it was the ads that popped up between the tackles and touchdowns that made the game memorable. Black Eyed Peas 'Pump It' Up with Super Bowl Halftime Show…

  20. The Top-Charting Holiday Albums Of The Past 25 Years

    December 01, 2010 2:45 PM EST It's the most wonderful time of the year for holiday albums. Make that the most wonderful time of the past 52 years . On the Billboard 200 released Thursday (Nov. 25), Susan Boyle 's holiday-themed "The Gift" spent a second week at No. 1, fending off Jackie Evancho 's…

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