1. Eddie Vedder Covers Neil Young & Patti Smith at President Obama's Farewell Address: Watch

    January 11, 2017 12:42 AM EST Eddie Vedder gave the POTUS a rock ‘n’ roll send off in Chicago Tuesday night (Jan. 10). The Pearl Jam frontman teamed with the Chicago Children’s Choir for a mini-set prior to Barack Obama's farewell address.  Vedder’s performance wasn’t carried in the live stream, but footage was…

  2. New Tina Turner Bio-Musical in the Works

    December 16, 2016 5:57 PM EST Award-winning playwright Katori Hall & "Mamma Mia!" director Phyllida Lloyd are attached to the project, currently being workshopped in London. Simply the best. Legendary queen of rock 'n' roll, Tina Turner , will be the subject of a new theatrical biographical…

  3. 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…

  4. James Bay Finishes U.S. Tour Strong at Hollywood Palladium Show

    December 02, 2015 5:11 PM EST On Tuesday night, indie rocker James Bay took the stage at the Hollywood Palladium for a two-hour set. Were fans bothered by how long they'd be on their feet? Were there groans from boys about how long their girlfriends would be perched atop their shoulders? No. If anything, fans were…

  5. Rewinding the Charts: In 1985, Tina Turner Kept Her Hot Streak With 'We Don't Need Another Hero'

    July 06, 2015 4:43 PM EDT The diva's No. 2-peaking single debuted on the July 6, 1985-dated Billboard Hot 100. In 1984, Tina Turner launched one of the greatest comebacks in music history. The leggy diva strutted her way back onto the charts after weathering a tumultuous split from her former musical…

  6. Elvis Presley, Tina Tuner & More Southern Legends Take Shape on Americana Music Triangle

    May 12, 2015 6:43 PM EDT Every afternoon at 12:15 p.m., "Sunshine" Sonny Payne signs onto his legendary radio show, King Biscuit Time , the same way he has since 1951. Listeners around the world tune in to hear the legendary blues sounds that originate from the Delta Cultural Center on KFFA-AM in Helena,…

  7. The Anna Kendrick Vs John Krasinski 'Lip Sync Battle' Will Be Massive

    April 15, 2015 6:16 AM EDT You just know Anna Kendrick’s "Lip Sync Battle" with John Krasinski is going to be huge. Spike’s promo for its Thursday night slot has gone viral and it’s cruising well past 4.3 million hits on YouTube. In the minute-long preview, John does his own risqué take on  Tina Turner’s …

  8. David Bowie, Phil Collins & John Malkovich Listed in Massive Swiss Bank Leak

    February 09, 2015 12:33 PM EST HSBC's Swiss private bank hid millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities as it helped wealthy people around the world dodge taxes, according to a report based on leaked documents that lifts the veil on the country's banking secrecy laws. The report from…

  9. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus history. Actually … in looking through the Hot 100…

  10. Meet Lion Babe, the Soul and R&B Duo Poised to Take Over in 2015

    December 09, 2014 5:57 PM EST Lion Babe, an experimental soul duo from New York’s Lower East Side, is gearing up for an R&B takeover in 2015. The group is made up of producer and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Goodman, 26, and singer-songwriter Jillian Hervey, 25, who also happens to be Vanessa Williams ’ daughter and…

  11. 'SNL' Accused of 'Stealing' Tina Turner Sketch

    October 06, 2014 3:55 PM EDT A teacher at the Groundlings in Los Angeles has accused Saturday Night Live of "stealing" a sketch idea that aired on Saturday's episode of the NBC variety series. 'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Why Is Adam Levine Here? Ian Gary took to his Facebook page early Monday …

  12. Tina Turner Exhibit Opens at Old Tennessee School

    September 26, 2014 5:35 PM EDT A restored one-room schoolhouse where Tina Turner attended classes opened Friday (Sept. 26) as a museum honoring the singer's career and recalling her childhood in this small West Tennessee town. 'Happily Retired' Tina Turner Readies 'Love Songs' Album  More than…

  13. Joan Rivers' Top 10 Musician Insults, From Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift

    September 04, 2014 3:15 PM EDT To say celebrities had love-hate relationships with Joan Rivers would be an understatement, as surely her scathing attention is a symbol of "making it" but also comes with the comedian's wrath. And judging from her stand-up bits, one-line zingers and interviews, it seems Rivers…

  14. This Week In Billboard Chart History: The Beatles Defined The Summer Of 'Love'

    August 18, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1967, the Fab Four reigned with an anthem for its age – and the ages. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift and Huey Lewis & the News Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Aug.…

  15. 'Happily Retired' Tina Turner Set to Release 'Love Songs' Album

    January 21, 2014 5:36 PM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day in February: Tina Turner will release a new compilation album titled "Love Songs." Due Feb. 4 on Parlophone Records, the 18-track collection boasts familiar favorites like "What's Love Got To Do With It," "The Best," …

  16. Tina Turner Marries Longtime Beau Erwin Bach

    July 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Legendary rock singer Tina Turner has married her longtime German beau, Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony, a local mayor said Thursday. The 73-year-old singer tied the knot at the registry office of her wealthy Zurich-area community with Bach, a 57-year-old music executive, said Markus…

  17. Cher On 'Closer to the Truth': 'I Took Some Chances on This Album'

    June 19, 2013 5:47 AM EDT After Cher premiered her new single "Woman's World" on "The Voice" Tuesday, she took some time to discuss the evolution of the music on her album "Closer to the Truth," which Warner Bros. will release on Sept. 24. "Woman's World," which…

  18. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included Alison Krauss…

  19. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  20. 'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Parts Ways With Interscope

    September 04, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Hers was the most shocking elimination of "American Idol's" tenth season, but a little over a year since the show wrapped for Pia Toscano , the singer has parted ways with 19 Recordings and Interscope. In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter , Toscano reveals that…

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