1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Viral Wedding Video Gives Chris Brown's 'Forever' A Boost

    July 28, 2009 5:17 PM EDT When newlyweds Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz asked their wedding party to turn their wedding into a party the result was the latest YouTube hit "JK Wedding Entrance," which featured the entire cast dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown's "Forever." Just five days…

  9. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 11:58 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 25th anniversary of…

  10. Swell Season Follows 'Once' Success With 'Strict Joy'

    July 12, 2009 8:52 PM EDT Acclaimed folk duo the Swell Season will release "Strict Joy," the pair's first set of new material since their breakout on-screen performances in the indie film "Once." Due September 29 on Anti-, the 12 songs find Oscar winners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and…

  11. Patterson Hood, "Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)"

    July 07, 2009 4:14 PM EDT This long-in-coming sophomore set from Patterson Hood , the prolific Drive-By Truckers frontman, hopscotches across time in a way that would make J.J. Abrams happy. It's grounded in tracks that predate the Truckers, songs that he wrote upon first moving to Athens, Ga., in 1994. But "…

  12. Susanna Hoffs, Matthew Sweet Go 'Under The Covers' Again

    June 29, 2009 12:39 AM EDT Susanna Hoffs, the petite rock singer/guitarist whose band the Bangles remains one of the most enduring all-girl groups in history, has always had an ear for a good cover. "I taught myself music by listening to music," she says. "I would become obsessed with certain songs, and…

  13. Bonnaroo Heats Up With Phish, Beastie Boys

    June 13, 2009 11:23 AM EDT Day 2 at Bonnaroo: The rain held off but the heat didn't, Animal Collective and Phoenix made fans believe the hype, Public Enemy had them arguing otherwise, the Beastie Boys brought out a fellow New York MC to debut a new track and an energized Phish ended their night with "A Day In…

  14. May 29, 2009

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, Calif., four years after his…

  15. Lambert And Allen To Sing For 'American Idol' Crown

    May 19, 2009 9:56 AM EDT A showy musical theatre actor and his clean-cut acoustic guitar-playing rival get their last chance to woo viewers and votes on Tuesday night in the final performance episode of U.S. television talent show "American Idol." After 100,000 people auditioned last summer and five months…

  16. Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Biopic

    May 13, 2009 6:19 PM EDT Frank Sinatra is finally getting his biopic, directed by no less a celebrity profiler than Martin Scorsese. Universal Pictures has acquired "Sinatra," a script by "Field of Dreams" screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson with Scorsese attached to direct. Mandalay Pictures'…

  17. Kylie Minogue Dreams Of Movie Roles, Not U.S. Success

    May 11, 2009 8:25 AM EDT Pop singer Kylie Minogue is not bothered that the music stardom she enjoys in Britain and Australia has eluded her in the United States but says she fantasizes about a credible film career. Minogue, 40, who got her start more than 20 years ago as an actress in an Australian daytime soap,…

  18. Testament Embark On 'Damnation Vacation'

    May 07, 2009 6:53 AM EDT After unleashing its first album of new material in nine years -- 2008's "The Formation of Damnation" -- Testament guitarist Eric Peterson says the heavy metal group plans to get its next album out significantly quicker. "We're definitely not going to take as long,…

  19. Tori Amos: She's Got the Power

    May 05, 2009 3:44 PM EDT Tori Amos always puts the ladies first. During the course of her career, she's created a concept album about female archetypes ("American Doll Posse"), rewritten men's songs from a female perspective ("Strange Little Girls") and connected to fans with haunting,…

  20. Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday / May 3, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    May 04, 2009 4:25 PM EDT We should all be so lucky to have a 90th birthday party, especially one like Pete Seeger’s. Madison Square Garden filled to a near capacity crowd on a rainy Sunday night to join the celebrities of folk music to celebrate Mr. Seeger, who dedicated his life to celebrating others through song.…

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