1. Meet Music's Top 15 Real-Estate Agents Who Broker Miley and Lil Wayne's Show-Stoppers

    June 26, 2015 6:20 PM EDT From L.A. to N.Y.C., these are music's property power brokers who deliver the deals for the biggest chart-toppers. Josh Altman, 36 The Altman Brothers/Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills Altman recently closed Miley Cyrus ' $5 million buy of a ranch home in Hidden Hills. He also has…

  2. ‘After Midnight’ To Close on Broadway By End of June

    June 16, 2014 12:06 AM EDT The Broadway musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem is dancing into history: It will play its final show June 29. Tonys: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With 'After Midnight' Number "After Midnight," a candy…

  3. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second star vocalist in "After Midnight," a…

  4. Lyle Lovett: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'

    February 28, 2012 10:55 AM EST Lyle Lovett 's new "Release Me" is his last album for Curb Records after 26 years and 11 albums. But he wants to make clear that it's a fond farewell. "I'm only grateful for my relationship with my record company," Lovett tells Billboard.com, adding his…

  5. Tony Bennett Box Set Includes 2 Lost LPs, 73 CDs: Exclusive

    August 30, 2011 6:00 AM EDT While Tony Bennett sings with present-day proteges such as Lady Gaga , Carrie Underwood and John Mayer on his upcoming "Duets II" album, the rest of his career and his 85th birthday will be celebrated via "Tony Bennett -- The Complete Collection," a massive 73-CD and three…

  6. Tony Bennett Taps Amy Winehouse for 'Duets II,' Due in September

    March 25, 2011 2:13 PM EDT T ony Bennett will sing alongside a laundry list of pop stars -- including the reclusive Amy Winehouse -- on "Tony Bennett: Duets II," the follow-up to his 2006 release "Duets: An American Classic." Winehouse, Lady Gaga , Carrie Underwood and Michael Buble will all…

  7. 'Glee' to Ring in Holidays with 'Christmas Album'

    October 26, 2010 11:51 AM EDT Less than a month after ringing in Halloween with "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show," the cast of "Glee" will kick off the Christmas season with the release of "Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album." The set, due Nov. 16, will feature of the cast of…

  8. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  9. As The Crow Flies

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow sings about the environment, cancer and motherhood, Jack Johnson keeps it breezy, Lenny Kravitz strips it down and Hot Chip delivers brainy electronic rock in this week's Hot Product. Atlantic's soundtrack to the film "Step Up 2," featuring Flo Rida´s No. 1 hit…

  10. Stipe, Lanois On Board For New 1 Giant Leap Projects

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman are reactivating their 1 Giant Leap brand in 2008 with a movie, TV show, three-hour DVD and a 16-track album under the "What About Me" name via 19 Entertainment. Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman are reactivating their 1 Giant Leap brand in 2008 with…

  11. Billboard Bits: k.d. lang, Hot Chip/Kraftwerk, Heart

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social networking -- celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. To help with the festivities, singer k.d. lang will perfo Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social…

  12. Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have recorded covers for "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell," due in the spring via Nonesuch. The 12-track set also boasts contributio Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "out" artists, two-letter names and album sales tallies. CAN YOU BE OUT AND SUCCESSFUL? Fred, Your opinion on "gay bands" got me thinking about some of my favorite groups and their success in America vs. Europe. The Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are two of my…

  14. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. "Tony Bennett:…

  15. Peyroux Surveys 'Perfect World' On New Album

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jazz vocalist/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux will return this fall with a follow-up to 2004's "Careless Love." "Half the Perfect World" hits stores Sept. 12 via Rounder, her second effort for the label. Jazz vocalist/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux will return this fall…

  16. Stars Help Bennett Celebrate 80th On 'Duets'

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined Tony Bennett for his 80th birthday celebration album, "Duets -- An American Classic." The 18-track project arrives Se As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined…

  17. Legacy Plans Ambitious Orbison Reissue Series

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG's Legacy Recordings label is embarking on a two-year campaign that will see virtually everything Roy Orbison ever recorded released. At the same time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museu Sony BMG's Legacy Recordings label is embarking on a two-year campaign that will…

  18. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

  19. Nellie McKay Splits With Columbia

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Less than two weeks before the planned Jan. 3 release of her sophomore Columbia album, "Pretty Little Head," Nellie McKay has voluntarily left the label. Less than two weeks before the planned Jan. 3 release of her sophomore Columbia album, " Pretty Little Head ," singer…

  20. First Round Of Artists Confirmed For SXSW

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico, Neko Case, Tom Verlaine, Giant Sand, Nickel Creek and Dashboard Confessional are among the first acts confirmed Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico,…

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