1. Neil Diamond Releasing 50th Anniversary Box Set

    January 24, 2017 12:47 PM EST Before he hits the road to celebrate a half-century in the music biz, Neil Diamond will release a 50-song, three-disc career-spanning box set, Neil Diamond -- The 50th Anniversary Collection , on March 31. According to Rolling Stone , Diamond oversaw the selection of the song on the set,…

  2. Neil Diamond Dishes on His New Holiday Album & Upcoming Tour

    December 12, 2016 11:10 AM EST The 2016 holiday season is turning out to be a big one for Neil Diamond . The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame singer/songwriter has just released a new holiday album, Acoustic Christmas , inspired by the track “Christmas Prayers,” written for his wife/manager Katie. Acoustic Christmas will take…

  3. Neil Diamond Readies for Another World Tour

    December 01, 2016 11:48 PM EST Neil Diamond took "Song Sung Blue" to the top of the charts, and now he promises to leave "no song unsung" when he takes the stage next year for a world tour. The 75-year-old singer-songwriter promises to play the highlights of his discography on his upcoming 50 Year…

  4. 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…

  5. Laura Marling, Not (Just) Bob Dylan: Critic Jim Fusilli on the 'Neglected' Adult Music Market

    February 26, 2016 12:26 PM EST The Wall Street Journal writer's new book says the music biz has "little regard for grown-ups." In the introductory chapters to his book Catching Up: Connecting with Great 21st Century Musi c, longtime  Wall Street Journal music critic Jim Fusilli argues that the music business…

  6. Monkees Announce 2016 Tour, New Album Featuring Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard Collabs

    February 05, 2016 12:59 PM EST The Monkees' first studio album in 20 years will celebrate the band's 50th anniversary. Believe it or not, a new Monkees album is coming out in 2016. It’s called Good Times! and it’s due June 10 on Rhino Records . To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the band will also be heading…

  7. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1969, Neil Diamond Enjoyed 'Sweet' Success

    July 27, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Forty-six years ago, 'Sweet Caroline' became a top 10 smash. Plus, remembering chart feats by 'N Sync, Eminem & the Buggles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. July 27, 2013 Two years ago today, Jay…

  8. Chart Fireworks: 2015's Best-Selling July 4th Songs

    July 09, 2015 2:15 PM EDT Patriotic music sales spiked in the week ending July 5. Among notable gainers: Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Katy Perry, Kid Rock & Bruce Springsteen. Americans didn't just celebrate the Fourth of July with food and fireworks. Like any good celebration, music was a big part of the mix.…

  9. Neil Diamond Adding 'Melody Road' Songs to Tour -- But 'Sweet Caroline' Isn't Going Anywhere

    February 13, 2015 5:35 PM EST Neil Diamond promises that even though he's promoting a new album -- last year's Melody Road -- fans can still count on hearing the old favorites when he hits the road Feb. 27 in Allentown, Pa. "There's always a lot of songs in a show people know," Diamond told…

  10. Revisionist History, Part 5: Bon Jovi's 'Prayer' Answered, 'Caroline' Is Sweeter Than 'Sugar'

    November 26, 2014 10:11 AM EST As we get closer to Billboard 's year-end charts for 2014, we present yet another look at how the chart champs of past years might differ based on more recent measures of popularity. We call it "Revisionist History," and here's how it works: Using a formula giving near…

  11. Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 30, 2014 4:02 PM EDT Swift returns to the top for what could be a lengthy stay. Plus, Neil Diamond shines in the top 10 and Gwen Stefani & Fergie debut. In what shouldn't come as a surprise, Taylor Swift is the top music act in the U.S., rising 2-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 . What might be more…

  12. Ask Billboard: World Series Edition

    October 26, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag, more baseball hits, John Legend's history-making week and Glen Campbell's touching return. 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 well as…

  13. Neil Diamond Aiming for 18th Top 10 Album

    October 24, 2014 8:41 PM EDT Pop great  Neil Diamond  is on course for his 18th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Billboard Icon Award winning-artist's new release, Melody Road , could sell around 75,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26. The set was released Oct. 21 on…

  14. Inside Grammy U Competition Winner Kirkland Lynch's Incredible Day at the Capitol Records Tower

    October 22, 2014 1:59 PM EDT After winning Grammy U's music business plan competition, Kirkland Lynch found himself in Los Angeles, getting picked up by the chairman of Capitol Records. October 9, 2014 marked the best day of my life thus far. That was the day that Grammy U introduced me to Steve Barnett , CEO of…

  15. 10 Things We Learned From Neil Diamond's Reddit AMA

    October 16, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Neil Diamond is a certifiable legend. And with a half century of in the music business behind him, he still has no intension of slowing down. His new album, Melody Road , is out out later this month, led by the single "Something Blue," and next year he will embark on…

  16. Neil Diamond Signs to Universal Music Publishing Group

    October 13, 2014 9:43 PM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group for an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement. He brings with him his entire back catalogue and new studio album, Melody Road , out Oct. 21 on the Universal Music Group-owned Capitol Records.  Neil Diamond Signs…

  17. Neil Diamond Signs with WME

    October 01, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with the William Morris Endeavor agency for his representation worldwide, it was announced today. It is the first time the singer has been with an agency in 30 years. Diamond's management remains with Katie McNeil Diamond, his wife. “We are incredibly honored to…

  18. Neil Diamond Goes Back to High School for First-Ever Brooklyn Show: Review

    September 30, 2014 3:02 AM EDT After more than 50 years in the business, with over 100 million albums sold and a slew of hits that are heard everywhere from bars to weddings to ballparks, Neil Diamond decided it was finally time to play a concert in his native Brooklyn. And rather than perform at one of the borough'…

  19. Neil Diamond Takes Guests Down 'Melody Road' at Capitol Studios Listening Party

    September 09, 2014 1:28 AM EDT Neil Diamond's first album for Capitol Records, Melody Road , has met with approval from his co-producers and label executives, but he has a final hurdle: his mother. "She's 96," Diamond told a small gathering at Capitol's Studio A on Monday night, assembled to hear…

  20. This Week In Billboard Chart History: 'N Sync Tops Hot 100 With 'It's Gonna Be Me'

    July 28, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Fourteen years ago this week, the boy band landed its first and only Hot 100 No. 1. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Eminem, Neil Diamond and Los Del Rio Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history July 28, 2007 Plain White…

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