1. In a Bid for Millennial Attention, Dolce & Gabbana Taps Sofia Richie and Other Music Influencers for Men's Show: Exclusive

    January 17, 2017 12:28 PM EST For decades, the runways of fashion shows were populated by professional models whose relative anonymity allowed viewers to focus on the clothes, or so the thinking went. But at a time when social media influence is at a premium for designers seeking buzz for their shows, that is less and…

  2. Mariah Carey & Lionel Richie Announce North American All The Hits Tour for 2017

    December 12, 2016 11:05 AM EST Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie are hitting the road for the All the Hits tour, a first-time hook-up for the two hitmakers and the first North American tour by Carey in more than six years. The 35-show outing will kick off on March 15 in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena and is slated to run…

  3. Stevie Wonder Joined by Lionel Richie & More at 20th Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Show

    December 10, 2016 1:46 PM EST Stevie Wonder brought the holiday cheer a bit early this year for his 20th annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday (Dec. 9). Throughout the evening, the master of ceremonies brought out guests across the board -- Tori Kelly , John Legend ,…

  4. Stevie Wonder Welcomes John Legend and Lionel Richie to House Full of Toys Benefit Concert

    November 23, 2016 11:59 AM EST Holiday benefit concert celebrates its 20th anniversary on Dec. 9 John Legend and Lionel Richie are the first two announced special guests for Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys event. Celebrating its 20 th anniversary this year, the holiday benefit concert will take place at L.A. Live’s…

  5. Maluma, Camila, Sin Bandera & More To Heat Up 2017 Viña del Mar Fest

    November 22, 2016 12:18 PM EST Maluma , Camila and Sin Bandera are among the artists announced to perform at the 2017 Viña del Mar Festival. The iconic event is celebrating its 58 th anniversary the week of February 20-25 at its longtime venue, the Quinta Vergara in Viña del Mar, Chile. Other confirmed performers include…

  6. Lionel Richie's New Home Collection Will Have You Dancing on the Ceiling

    October 21, 2016 4:59 PM EDT While half the world had their attention fixed on the Las Vegas showdown that was  Hiliary Clinton and Donald Trump's final presidential debate , an intimate group of Lionel Richie ’s friends and fans sipped champagne and tuned into something a little classier: Richie's debut home…

  7. Katy Perry and Lionel Richie Renew With ASCAP

    September 29, 2016 10:49 AM EDT Katy Perry  and Lionel Richie have renewed their agreements with ASCAP, the American Society of Songwriters, Composers and Publishers. In the case of Perry, it marks her 10-year anniversary as a member. "ASCAP was in my corner before anyone knew who I was," Perry said in a statement…

  8. Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Prince & More: Essence's Michelle Ebanks Talks Memorable Festival Moments

    July 01, 2016 9:00 AM EDT “It’s called delirium at this point,” says Michelle Ebanks with a laugh when recently asked how plans for the 2016 Essence Festival were coming along. “All things considered, this year is smooth sailing,” continues the president of Essence Communications. “Fortunately, we’ve got a lot of…

  9. Old Dominion Channels The Beatles, George Strait In 'Song For Another Time'

    June 30, 2016 1:43 PM EDT The new single's lyrics span titles from Hank Williams to Elton John to Katy Perry. In an era when neither audiences nor artists tend to favor just one genre, Old Dominion ’s “Song for Another Time” may have emerged at the perfect moment. The third single from the band’s album Meat and…

  10. Grammys Boost Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar & Demi Lovato on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    February 24, 2016 7:47 PM EST As expected, the 58th annual Grammy Awards became a social affair, with the Feb. 15 ceremony fueling Twitter activity. The broadcast sparked 7.8 million tweets, according to the social media network, and the enormous volume triggers multiple re-entries on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks…

  11. Lady Gaga's Davie Bowie Tribute Was Facebook's Top Grammys Moment

    February 16, 2016 3:59 PM EST The 2016 Grammys had its high and its lows, and Facebook gathered the data from all the viewers sending updates on Music’s Biggest Night for the night's top five social moments.  All Grammy Record of the Year Winners, Ranked: Critics' Picks According to the findings, Lady Gaga ’s…

  12. Rihanna Raises Over $3 Million & Lionel Richie Reclaims 'Hello' at Diamond Ball

    December 11, 2015 3:10 PM EST "Welcome everybody to the second annual Diamond Ball," Rihanna  smiled from the stage at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar on Thursday night. The Grammy-winning singer's charity ball kicked off with a heartwarming speech, as she quickly dispelled any potential surprise…

  13. Lionel Richie Planning Adele Duet Following Viral 'Hello' Mashup

    December 02, 2015 12:00 PM EST Before Adele 's "Hello" took the world by storm in October, Lionel Richie already had a hit from 1983 of the same name, singing, "Hello, is it me you're looking for?" Thanks to the Internet, Richie and Adele's monster singles meshed into one viral mashup,…

  14. Ask Billboard: Missy Elliott's Career Album Sales

    November 22, 2015 9:05 AM EST A look at sales of her albums, as she readies her return to the Hot 100's top 40. Plus, more about Adele's 'Hello.' As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  15. How REO Speedwagon Revolutionized Albums' Singles Releases, From Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Taylor Swift's '1989'

    November 11, 2015 11:05 AM EST The classic love song 'Keep on Loving You' helped lead to record labels releasing more singles from sets than previously in the rock era. A former Epic Records exec offers the inside story. As previously reported, Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 has joined a select group of…

  16. From Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Taylor Swift's '1989': Albums with Five Top 10 Hot 100 Hits

    October 30, 2015 3:31 PM EDT With  Taylor Swift 's  1989  recently celebrating its first birthday, the unstoppable album has joined an  exclusive  Billboard  chart club. The set is the latest to send five songs into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, a testament to its enduring iron grip on popular music. (The…

  17. Lionel Richie to Be Honored by Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato & More as MusiCares Person of the Year

    October 27, 2015 9:12 PM EDT Usher, John Legend, The Roots, Zac Brown & Lenny Kravitz will also pay tribute. Stevie Wonder , Usher , Lenny Kravitz  and Demi Lovato will honor Lionel Richie when he’s named MusiCares person of the year in 2016.  John Legend , The Roots and Zac Brown will also pay tribute to Richie at…

  18. See Lionel Richie's Response to 'Hello' Mash-Up Video With Adele

    October 24, 2015 12:56 PM EDT Lionel Richie had a little fun with a mash-up of his iconic 1984 music video for “Hello” with Adele ’s video for her powerful new single of the same title. Watch Adele Hang Up on Lionel Richie in 'Hello' Mash-Up “HELLO @Adele is it me you're looking for...,” Richie captioned an…

  19. Glastonbury 2015: The Who Rocks the Crowd, Kanye West Goes Solo, and More Highlights From This Year's Festival

    June 29, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Less a festival, more a pop-up city set over 900 acres, in a time when hundreds of British festivals are competing with one another, Glastonbury remains king. The site is so vast and potentially disorientating that guided tours are now offered for overwhelmed newcomers -- a far cry from the…

  20. 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…

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