1. 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…

  2. 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 '…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 &…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Gabriel Scales Back On New Live DVD

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Growing Up: Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped." Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Growing Up: Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped.…

  12. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight (July 6) at the last of…

  13. Live 8 Recap: Paris' Chateau Of Versailles

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic lineup including Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Cure united in the fight against African poverty at a Live 8 concert set amid one of France's greatest symbols of opulence -- the Chat An eclectic lineup including Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Cure united in the…

  14. Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians. Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians. Under the banner Africa…

  15. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  16. All-Star Concert To Herald Marley's 60th

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in February. Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in February. The program, titled "Africa Unite," will be spearheaded by…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  18. Gabriel, Islam Join Mandela AIDS Concert

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel and Yusef Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) have joined the lineup for the 46664 AIDS awareness concert organized by Nelson Mandela. Peter Gabriel and Yusef Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) have joined the lineup for the 46664 AIDS awareness concert organized by Nelson…

  19. Bono, Beyonce Rock For AIDS Awareness

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of the devastating impact of AIDS/HIV in Africa. Part of the campaign is a Nov. 29 concert at Greenpoint Stadiu Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of…

  20. Carnegie Hall Auditorium Opens In September

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST -week festival featuring Youssou N'Dour, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, and John Adams. Zankel Hall, under the main auditorium, has a movable floor and stage, and can seat 540 to 644, depending on whether t Carnegie Hall's new auditorium will open Sept. 12 with a two-week festival…

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