1. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:19 PM EST BEST R&B SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Drunk In Love" Performers: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z Songwriters: Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosley, Andre Eric Proctor, Brian Soko Publishers: Andre Eric Proctor Publishing Designee,…

  2. Hancock Honored at Jazz Benefit Concert at Apollo

    October 26, 2014 7:18 PM EDT Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater. Herbie Hancock Reveals Crack-Addict…

  3. Revisionist History, Part 2: Jimi Hendrix Beats the Beatles! Year-End Hits of Yesterday, Re-Analyzed

    October 23, 2014 11:07 AM EDT Since 1958, when Billboard's Hot 100 began tracking the hits every week, any song that's earned year-end No. 1 was surely built to last, right? Not necessarily. To test that theory, we’ve done a "do-over" for year-end charts prior to 2004, when digital downloads became…

  4. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  5. Exclusive: Earth, Wind & Fire to Release First Holiday Album

    October 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Eight-time Grammy Award-winning group Earth, Wind & Fir e is adding another first to its long list of achievements: a holiday album. The aptly titled Holiday will be released Oct. 21 through Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings division. The 13-track set, available now for pre…

  6. OutKast, 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 26, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Hip Hop in 1994, for the most part, was akin to the same government that it was at war with. You had the East Coast acting as the Republican party, leaning on classical sounds and ideologies, while the West Coast promoted the more Democratic, liberal side of things. Then you had the South…

  7. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  8. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups…

  9. Does One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Follow The Boy Band Third-Album Trend?

    November 27, 2013 2:38 PM EST Revisiting the changes in sound and creative input on the third efforts by NKOTB, BSB, N' Sync & more. This week, British heartthrobs One Direction -- the most successful boy band in a decade by just about any standard -- release their third studio album, "Midnight Memories.…

  10. Earth, Wind & Fire, 'Sign On': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT EW&F frontman Philip Bailey talks "Now, Then & Forever," the legendary band's first new album in eight years Making Earth, Wind & Fire's first new album in eight years was a two-year, two-pronged process that frontman Philip Bailey says all hinged on…

  11. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  13. Earth, Wind And Fire to Release Album On September 10

    June 24, 2013 9:20 AM EDT 'Now, Then & Forever' is the group's first album in eight years. Earth, Wind and Fire initially wanted to release its new album around the 2012 presidential election , but the band realized it wasn't satisfied with the songs it created. "We have a lot more bells…

  14. At Robin Gibb's Funeral, Brother Recalls a 'Beautiful Heart'

    June 08, 2012 2:45 PM EDT B arry Gibb led a heartfelt tribute to his brother Robin on Friday, telling mourners at the singer's funeral in Thame, Oxfordshire that his fellow Bee Gee , who died May 20 at age 62, was taken way too early. "Life is too short," Gibb said during his eulogy. "In Robin'…

  15. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates that the ensemble's coolness can't…

  17. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 9:08 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen , key members of Earth, Wind & Fire , and producer-composer David Foster . Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White are being honored in addition to Foster and…

  18. 'New Moon' Rising: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 23, 2009 2:16 PM EDT Just in case you've been in a sight-, sound- and Twitter-deprivation tank for the past two years, here's the lowdown on the "Twilight" franchise: It's a series of four books written by Stephenie Meyer about Bella, a human girl who hearts Edward, a vampire boy. This is…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children…

  20. Earth, Wind & Fire Plots Retail Exclusive

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire appears likely to follow the Eagles and Journey in making its next album exclusively for a major retailer. Earth, Wind & Fire appears likely to follow the Eagles and Journey in making its next album exclusively for a major retailer. Frontman Philip Bailey tells…

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