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  1. Chart Moves: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Album Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart, David Byrne Hits New High

    September 21, 2012 11:26 AM EDT The Billboard 200: To say it was an exciting top 10 this week would be an understatement. For only the second time in the Billboard 200's history, the entire top six albums were debuts . And, with a No. 1 bow from Dave Matthews Band, the act ...

  2. The Piano Guys -- YouTube and Billboard Social 50 Stars -- Sign With Sony Masterworks

    September 07, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The five fathers hailing from Utah who make up YouTube stars The Piano Guys have signed with Sony Masterworks and will release their self-titled debut album on October 2. "Sony Masterworks is going to be able to take our music to more places ...

  3. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lends Itself To Classical Album

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT There's no film version yet, but "50 Shades of Grey" - the S&M romance trilogy that has titillated the nation, and is Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the New York Times Best Seller list - is getting a soundtrack. "Fifty Shades of Grey: ...

  4. Marvin Hamlisch Remembrance: How His Landmark Music Penetrated The American Consciousness

    August 07, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that co ...

  5. K-Pop Act Big Bang's 'Alive' And Well on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    June 07, 2012 9:07 PM EDT K-Pop act Big Bang shook things up online this week and rocketed its way up the Billboard Social 50 chart, rising 36-12 after ending the charting week with a YouTube video release of its newest single "Monster." The Social 50 chart ranks ...

  6. From the Skatalites To Shaggy to the Blue Note: How Jamaican Jazz Legend Monty Alexander Keeps Keeping On

    February 29, 2012 4:05 PM EST How does a venerated jazz pianist whose career spans six decades remain relevant among a younger audience? If you are Monty Alexander you take it back to your Jamaican roots and invite friends like multi-platinum selling dancehall superstar Shaggy ...

  7. Backbeat: Herbie Hancock Performs, Straps On Keytar @ Canon Party

    October 27, 2011 1:33 PM EDT Future Shock Now: Legendary keyboardist, composer and producer Herbie Hancock performed at Canon's launch party in Manhattan where he proved to differentiate between the "S-95 and now the 5D Mark II." (Photo: Canon) On Wednesday nig ...

  8. Just Signed: Blue Williams, Kid Cudi

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Primary Wave Music has entered into a joint venture with former Outkast manager Blue Williams , president of Family Tree Entertainment, which currently manages five active artists including Big Sean, Khalil, Cody Simpson, Nick Canon and Case. & ...

  9. YouTube, Carnegie Hall Start Cyber Symphony

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST There's a new way to get to Carnegie Hall - YouTube, YouTube, YouTube. Borrowing from "American Idol," the online video site announced plans Monday for a YouTube Symphony Orchestra, featuring a collaboration of wannabe musicians wit ...

  10. DeVaughn, Michele Plan 'Art Of Love' Outing

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele are hitting the road for their "Art of Love" tour beginning May 22. Hair care brand Mizani will support Michele during her performances in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami, ...

  11. Live Nation Completes Theatrical Sale

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has sold the remainder of its North American theatrical business to Key Brand Entertainment for a gross sale price of $90.4 million. The divestiture is part of Live Nation's ongoing strategy to focus its core business on music ope ...

  12. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  13. Hastings Returns To Profitability In Q1

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hastings Entertainment reports net income of $1.8 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $126.9 million in its fiscal first quarter, which ended April 30. Hastings Entertainment reports net income of $1.8 million, or 15 cents per d ...

  14. Hastings Returns To Profitability In Q1

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hastings Entertainment reports net income of $1.8 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $126.9 million in its fiscal first quarter, which ended April 30. Hastings Entertainment reports net income of $1.8 million, or 15 cents per d ...