1. Which 2017 MTV VMAs Performer Are You Most Excited to See? Vote!

    August 26, 2017 12:00 PM EDT The 2017 MTV VMAs has an impressive bill of artists performing live during the show on Sunday (Aug. 27). Among the artists on the long list are host Katy Perry , lead nominee Kendrick Lamar , Ed Sheeran ,  Lorde , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Pink ,  Fifth Harmony , best new artist hopefuls…

  2. Rod Stewart & DNCE Performing 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy' for VMAs, Share Remake Preview

    August 23, 2017 7:38 PM EDT Rod Stewart 's 1979 hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" is getting a reboot -- with a little help from DNCE . Stewart collaborated with the Joe Jonas -fronted group on a new version of the song, which will premiere Friday (Aug. 25). They'll perform the re-imagined "Da Ya…

  3. Paul Simon, Rod Stewart Tours Among Top 10 of 1991

    June 29, 2017 2:47 PM EDT It was a big year for music tours in 1991: Ranting rocker Axl Rose was making headlines, a New Kid on the Block was disappearing, ZZ Top members were being “recycled,” and Art Garfunkel was sitting out Paul Simon’s Concert in Central Park sequel. So let’s take a look at the top 10 biggest…

  4. Rod Stewart Apologizes for Mock Beheading Video

    March 03, 2017 5:05 PM EST Rod Stewart is apologizing for a video shared by his wife that shows the singer in what appears to be a re-enactment of a beheading. The video posted on Instagram by Penny Lancaster shows several people clad in black walking in a desert. Stewart is wearing a white shirt and standing behind a…

  5. Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Other Top Stars Betting On New Las Vegas Venues

    February 16, 2017 2:10 PM EST It was opening night of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in April 2016, and the crowd was cheering hometown heroes: The Killers , fronted by Brandon Flowers , and "Mr. Las Vegas" himself, Wayne Newton , who had joined the band onstage. Watching the show, arena executive Rick Arpin…

  6. Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper Announce Joint Summer Tour

    January 23, 2017 12:53 PM EST Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper announced Monday (Jan. 23) that they’re teaming up for an American tour this summer. The tour will kick off in Hollywood, Florida July 6 and finish in Houston, Texas about a month later. Stewart released his last album Another Country in 2015, while Lauper dropped…

  7. Garth Brooks' SiriusXM Channel a Tech Toy With Some Big Advantages

    September 19, 2016 1:14 PM EDT The Garth Channel advances the country icon's life-long relationship with radio. During his commercial peak years in the 1990s, Garth Brooks was a staunch defender of country radio, famously resisting Capitol Records’ efforts to work his singles at top 40 and even promoting the medium in…

  8. The Top 5 Best-Selling 'MTV Unplugged' Albums of All Time

    August 03, 2016 5:37 PM EDT MTV's Unplugged is back! To celebrate MTV's 35th birthday (Aug. 1), the network rechristened the former VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and, with that, the new channel will boast encore presentations of its most memorable programming from the 1990s -- including the famed Unplugged series…

  9. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Just how unusual is…

  10. Rod Stewart's Hits Tour Is Doing Big Business in Europe

    June 29, 2016 5:37 PM EDT Currently on the road with his Hits Tour, Rod Stewart is nearing the end of his eight-week trek through 11 European countries that wraps in July. Among the concerts reported to the latest Billboard Boxscore tally (see list, below) are sold-out shows at four venues in Europe on his early…

  11. Rod Stewart Knighted by Queen Elizabeth

    June 10, 2016 6:16 PM EDT Some guys have all the luck. Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton. Stewart, the raspy-voiced singer of "Maggie May," ''…

  12. Drake's 'Got a Bigger Pool Than Ye' and More Stars With Swanky Swimming Holes

    March 04, 2016 2:18 PM EST When it comes to the fanciest swimming holes around, Drake's YOLO estate makes the largest splash of them all -- for now, that is. Moving away from the usual hip-hop boasts about money, cars and women, Drake focuses on a more ­specific point of pride in his January-released song "…

  13. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2002, Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Topped the Hot 100

    November 09, 2015 8:05 AM EST Thirteen years ago, the rapper began a 12-week reign. Plus, remembering chart feats by Mariah Carey, Rihanna & Rod Stewart. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Nov. 9, 2002 Eminem begins his longest stay…

  14. Rod Stewart on His (Naked) 'Young and Carefree' Days and Pal Donald Trump

    October 30, 2015 5:19 PM EDT With his 29th album arriving, the pop-rock legend talks heading off into the horizon, his pal Donald Trump and running around Paris naked "I like everything I have done -- more or less," says Rod Stewart over the phone from his estate in Essex, England. The 70-year-old icon doesn&…

  15. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 24 Hours in the Life of Music With Ed Sheeran, Zayn Malik's Manager & More

    October 28, 2015 6:38 PM EDT From the artists on stage to the producers on the boards to the behind-the-scenes managers, the music industry is an expansive field. In this week's issue of Billboard , out Thursday, Oct. 28,  we're giving you an in-depth, 24-hour peek into the lives of four people making moves in…

  16. Veteran Talent Manager Arnold Stiefel on 40 Years in the Business, Repping Rod Stewart and Why Justin Bieber Could Be a Career Artist

    October 23, 2015 10:00 AM EDT In his first-ever interview (about himself), Stiefel talks Stewart's evolution, streaming music's impact on legacy acts and working with "complicated" Prince. Possibly the only thing Arnold Stiefel hasn't done in his multi-faceted career is sit down for an interview…

  17. Rod Stewart to Reunite With Faces For First Time in 40 Years

    August 05, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Rod Stewart is reuniting with the Faces for the first time since the group's 1975 demise. But it's a one-time gig, and you'll have to make it out to England to catch it. On Sept. 5, Stewart will join fellow Faces members Ronnie Wood (guitar) and Kenney Jones (drums) in Ewhurst,…

  18. Rod Stewart Sued for Copying Early Blues Musician's Song

    July 02, 2015 6:47 PM EDT A famous blues song, “Corrine, Corrina,” is the subject of a new lawsuit filed in Georgia against  Rod Stewart , Universal Music and Capitol Records. The song was written by Armenter "Bo Carter" Chatmon about 1928 — long ago enough that it borders on being in the public domain.…

  19. Ask Billboard: Rihanna's Best-Selling Songs & Albums

    June 23, 2015 11:05 AM EDT A look at RiRi's biggest hits, according to Nielsen Music. Plus, more about the No. 1 run of 'See You Again' & more. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  20. Hot 100 Chart Moves: How I Became the Bomb Debuts With Viral Hit 'Ulay, Oh'

    June 12, 2015 11:00 AM EDT The song also spurs a new record deal for the act. Plus, moves for Rachel Platten, Echosmith, Eminem & Rod Stewart. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 20) for an eighth…

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