1. Ronald Isley, 'My Favorite Thing' Feat. KEM: Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 10, 2013 2:05 PM EDT The mutual respect and appreciation Ronald Isley and KEM share is palpable. "Working with KEM was just like working with Marvin Gaye, who was a real, real good friend of mine. And like Luther Vandross… because of the way he cares about the music and producing the record," Isley…

  2. Tony Bennett To Join March On Washington

    August 23, 2013 12:12 AM EDT Tony Bennett plans to travel to the nation's capital to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. as the March on Washington marks its 50th year. Bennett, who marched with the civil rights leader in Selma, Ala., in 1965, is scheduled to perform as part of Saturday's festivities…

  3. Toronto Film Festival in Tune With Adam Levine, Hendrix, Alice Cooper's Manager

    July 24, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Adam Levine's first major film, biopics on Jimi Hendrix and British singer Paul Potts, and a documentary on Alice Cooper's outlandish manager will make their premieres as part of the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The festival, which opens Sept. 5, is often…

  4. Beyonce, 'Dangerously In Love': Classic Track-By-Track Review

    June 22, 2013 1:55 PM EDT Fall crazy back in love with Queen B's first solo album on the 10th anniversary of its release. Ten years ago, Beyoncé decided to make a move that would ultimately help her become one the most accomplished artists in music. The singer, while the R&B group Destiny's Child…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Now With An AC Top 10, Rihanna Appears Here To 'Stay'

    June 16, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Having set records on Pop Songs, Rihanna reaches a key career milestone, as her former No. 1 on the ranking 'Stay' becomes her first Adult Contemporary top 10 Madonna did it. And, Cyndi Lauper. So did fellow pop/dance divas more recently like Fergie, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.…

  6. Kanye West: How the Rapper Grew From 'Dropout' to 'Yeezus'

    June 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT The college dropout is now an icon. Read up on Kanye's musical journey to "Yeezus." It's been nearly a decade since Kanye West--elite artist and at times social pariah--released his debut album "The College Dropout," a soulful multi-platinum album. Since then…

  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Billboard Cover Story

    May 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT They aren't just making records, they're setting them: biggest-selling download of 2013, the first duo to send their first two singles to No. 1 on the Hot 100. And they've done it all their way This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of…

  8. Chart Highlights: Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Rankings With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:10 PM EDT The song soars onto a host of airplay tallies, while Emeli Sande and Intocable net new No. 1s. 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…

  9. Lady Antebellum, 'Golden': Track-by-Track Review

    May 06, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Lady Antebellum rolls out their fourth studio album, "Golden." After striking a heavier tone on their last album, "Own The Night," the Capitol Nashville trio includes several more up tempo numbers on the new set. Led off by the flirty first single "Downtown,…

  10. Patty Griffin Puts Robert Plant Rumors to Rest, Talks Raw 'American' Album

    May 06, 2013 11:45 AM EDT "We both have similar places that we come from as singers," she says of Plant. "He inspires me. He goes far and deep" Just how intimate can this sound? That's the question Patty Griffin set forth to answer when recording her seventh solo album, "American Kid,…

  11. Review: 'Motown' Musical Stuffed-full of Tunes But Let Down By the Tale

    April 15, 2013 12:14 AM EDT There are 36 songs in the new Broadway show "Motown: The Musical." Actually, that's just in the first act - 36 songs, not including a reprise of "You're Nobody `til Somebody Loves You." It's like a jukebox went completely haywire. To be sure, the songs are…

  12. Black Crowes Reject 'Album Cycle Thinking' as New Tour Revs Up

    April 05, 2013 1:30 PM EDT "We're fortunate that we can go out and play shows and don't have to have, 'Here's our new song...' as a reason to do it" The Black Crowes are hopeful that its just-started Lay Down With Number 13 world tour will result in the group's first album of…

  13. No Joke! The 20 Biggest Tunes for 'Fools'

    April 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Another April Fools' Day is upon us, and although many "fools" will be busy pulling lame pranks on Monday (Apr. 1), the fools with a thirst for chart history should explore this list of the 20 biggest songs with the word "fool" in the title. From Aretha Franklin to…

  14. Jimi Hendrix's 'People, Hell & Angels' Gives Final Taste of Unreleased Works

    March 06, 2013 3:28 AM EST Jimi Hendrix recorded everything. More than 40 years after his death, though, the tape is finally running out. "People, Hell & Angels," out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix's unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded…

  15. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the…

  16. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). 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…

  17. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). 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…

  18. Obama Inaugural Events: Katy Perry, Usher and 'Glee' Cast Among Performers

    January 11, 2013 7:05 AM EST President Barack Obama is drawing an A-list of performers for his inaugural festivities, including a massive gala expected to draw more than 35,000 revelers. Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley are among the stars planning to sing at Obama's inaugural galas…

  19. Alicia Keys Scores Record-Tying Sixth Straight No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    December 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST Alicia Keys earns her sixth straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Girl On Fire" this week, tying her for the most consecutive No. 1s among solo artists with DMX , R. Kelly , Kanye West and Luther Vandross. (Keys already had the most straight leaders among women.) Alicia…

  20. Bassist Marcus Miller Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

    November 25, 2012 6:00 PM EST Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into a bend on the A2 highway in central…

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