1. Chuck Berry, Peter Sellars Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    August 27, 2014 3:19 AM EDT Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer  Chuck Berry  and opera director Peter Sellars have been awarded the 2014 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm.  The organizing committee praised the 88-year-old Berry for his contribution to rock, noting “every riff and solo played by rock…

  2. Nelson Mandela: 10 Musical Tributes to the Iconic Political Figure

    July 18, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Mandela: the three syllables not only refer to the legendary anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa, but serve as a modern synonym for equality, freedom and revolution. Nelson Mandela's legacy continues to endure in hearts and history books, and his ideals…

  3. Rock Hall Ceremony Wraps With Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored…

  4. Peter Gabriel Brings 'In Your Eyes' To Rock Hall

    April 10, 2014 9:45 PM EDT Coldplay’s Chris Martin honors Gabriel’s landmark albums during induction ceremony. Peter Gabriel’s last album of new songs, 2002’s Up, has outsold every album his fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees most recently released. At 375,000 copies, Gabriel just edges out Nirvana, whose…

  5. Human Rights Take Center Stage on Massive New Concert DVD Set

    October 08, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "Released!," a six-disc DVD and 2-disc CD set of highlights from the Amnesty International benefit concerts from 1986 through 1998, will be released Nov. 5 by Shout Factory. Featuring performances and appearances by U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell,Miles…

  6. Top Ten World Cup Songs

    June 13, 2013 11:42 AM EDT As the one-year countdown to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begins, we highlight the Top Ten songs of World Cup history The countdown has begun: the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on June 12, 20014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tournament's slogan is "All in One Rhythm," and we can…

  7. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  8. Youssou N'Dour Announces Senegal Presidential Candidacy

    January 03, 2012 7:54 PM EST World music icon Youssou N'Dour says he plans to run in Senegal's presidential election next month, challenging an 85-year-old incumbent whose plans to seek a third term have sparked violent protests. N'Dour, who made the announcement late Monday on his private radio and TV…

  9. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOTS OF '…

  10. Massive Attack, Phil Collins, Roxy Music To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 9:22 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music , Massive Attack and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday. Former Genesis singer and drummer Collins will delve into 1960s Motown and soul before…

  11. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 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…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  13. Radiohead, Johnson Headlining All Points West

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Radiohead and Jack Johnson will headline the first All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 8-10 at Liberty State Park, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan As expected , Radiohead and Jack Johnson will headline the first All Points West Music &…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Warren Brothers member Brett Warren and his wife Raquel welcome their first child, a boy. Cole Daniel Warren weighs 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and measures 22 inches in length.<br clear="non 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is…

  16. Atlantic To Issue New Yusuf Islam Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. As…

  17. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Asian Dub Foundation, Youssou N'Dour, and Shania Twain are part of the superstar lineup that pe 2003 - Stevie Wonder is on hand in Las Vegas to present the Century Award…

  19. International Musicians Unite At UN Concert

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coast), Anggun (Indonesia), Peter Gabriel (Great Britain) and Axelle Red (France) during the Oct. 8 Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. The anti-malaria event celebrated the…

  20. International Musicians Unite At UN Concert

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Swedish born Neneh Cherry, Amadou Bagayoko (Malia), Rokia Traore (Mali) and Amadou Bagayoko (Malia)during the Oct. 8 Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. The anti-malaria…

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