1. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 7:47 AM EST Quincy Jones , John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft during Q&A sessions at the fifth annual …

  2. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  3. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 3

    December 23, 2009 10:40 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 30 "Marshall Mathers LP" Moves Millions (May 30, 2000) Even though his influence on Middle America was apparent at the start of the decade, no one knew just how popular Eminem had become until the "…

  4. Juan Gabriel Steals Show, Calle 13 Sweep Latin Grammys

    November 06, 2009 11:13 AM EST Juan Gabriel was the big star of the 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards, which aired live on the Univision network from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center yesterday (Nov. 5). The fabled composer and showman extraordinaire, who performed live for at least 40 minutes -- an unprecedented…

  5. Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman Go 'Street Dancing'

    November 06, 2009 9:04 AM EST British rocker Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame will team with Oscar winner A.R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire") to write the score for "Street Dancing," an against-all-odds movie set in the world of dance competitions held in Singapore and New York. Cindy Gomez will make…

  6. Lenny Kravitz Brings His 'Love' Back Home

    November 02, 2009 4:05 PM EST For Lenny Kravitz , the U.S. leg of his "Let Love Rule" 20th anniversary tour -- which kicked off two weeks ago and wrapped Saturday (Nov. 1) with a headlining gig at the Voodoo Experience festival -- was more than just a series of gigs. It's a long-anticipated return home from…

  7. Michael Jackson Has Earned $72 Million Since Death

    October 29, 2009 10:20 AM EDT Even before the "This Is It" opening, Michael Jackson had earned $90 million in the past year, with most of it coming since his death five months ago. That sizable sum put him third on the Forbes list of dead celebrities making the most money. Jackson earned less than the $350…

  8. '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…

  9. Voodoo Experience '09: Must-See Bands

    October 23, 2009 11:50 AM EDT This year's Voodoo Experience will be returning to Halloween weekend for its eleventh year. Festival-goers are able to purchase single, three-day, or VIP lounge passes to the event held in New Orleans' City Park. Continuing Voodoo's tradition of diverse lineups, concert-goers…

  10. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. 14), recognized the most performed works in…

  11. Singer Al Martino Dies At 82

    October 14, 2009 12:09 PM EDT A l Martino , a crooner who had several pop hits spanning more than 20 years and played Johnny Fontane in the 1970s "Godfather" movies, died Tuesday at his childhood home in Springfield, Pa. He was 82. He was born Alfred Cini on Oct. 7, 1927, in South Philadelphia. Encouraged by his…

  12. 'Anvil' Looking For Oscar Nominations

    October 12, 2009 9:31 AM EDT It's hard to imagine a film that's taken a more circuitous route to awards season, or a public screening, than the Canadian heavy-metal documentary " Anvil : The Story of Anvil." Premiering with high expectations at Sundance nearly two years ago, Sacha Gervasi's…

  13. Jennifer Hudson Christmas Special Slated

    October 07, 2009 11:16 AM EDT Former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson is coming home to television for the holidays with a primetime music special slated to air on ABC. "Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas" will air in December and feature the singer-actress reliving her childhood…

  14. Video: Beyonce Accepts Woman Of The Year Award, Thanks Family For Support

    October 05, 2009 12:07 PM EDT Beyonce Knowles accepted her Woman of the Year award last Friday (Oct. 2) during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel, and after admitting to hating "giving acceptance speeches," the honoree kept it brief, thanking her family for their…

  15. Beyonce Accepts Billboard's Woman Of the Year Award, Lady Gaga Is Rising Star

    October 02, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga were honored today (Oct. 2) with the Woman of the Year and Rising Star awards, respectively, during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel. Lady Gaga, sporting a see-through dress decorated with feathers and human hair,…

  16. Kanye West Apologizes Again On Leno Show Debut

    September 15, 2009 8:37 AM EDT Kanye West used Jay Leno's prime-time debut Monday to offer another apology for ruining Taylor Swift 's night at the MTV Video Music Awards and to say he's going to take some time off for reflection. West said he knew he was wrong the moment he handed the microphone back to…

  17. Herbie Hancock Enlists Dave Matthews, Jeff Beck For 'Imagine' Project

    September 11, 2009 3:19 PM EDT After Herbie Hancock won the 2008 album of the year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters," he did what anyone would do after a tremendous professional accomplishment: He sat down to watch TV. As Hancock watched the PBS documentary "Journey of Man"-which traces the…

  18. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  19. Jennifer Hudson Gives Birth To Boy

    August 12, 2009 11:02 AM EDT Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has given birth to her first child -- a boy named David Daniel Otunga Jr, her publicist said on Tuesday (Aug. 11). Hudson, 27, suffered both triumph and tragedy in the last 12 months winning a Grammy award four months after the murders in her Chicago home…

  20. Chris Brown Back On Charts Thanks To YouTube Wedding Video

    July 30, 2009 3:49 PM EDT In the same week that Chris Brown went to YouTube to apologize for assaulting Rihanna , a viral videoclip of a wedding party dancing down the aisle to Brown's song "Forever" returns him to the charts. In the week ending July 26, it sold 50,000 downloads according to Nielsen…

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