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  1. Canada’s Digital Music Sales Rise in 2013 Unlike the U.S.; Eminem, Robin Thicke Among Top Selling Artists

    January 10, 2014 4:37 PM EST Digital music sales for 2013 were up in Canada from the previous year, according to a year-end report released today by Nielsen SoundScan. Digital album sales rose 9% from 2012, moving 11.4 million units from 10.5 million, while digital track sale ...

  2. Polly Anthony, Former Epic and Geffen Executive, Dead at 59

    September 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Polly Anthony, the Epic Records president who helped break and/or worked with such artists as Macy Gray, Shakira, Celine Dion, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Pearl Jam, passed away at her home in Beverly Hills, ...

  3. Billboard Music Awards 2013: 13 Things Seen and Heard

    May 20, 2013 1:09 AM EDT Backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, 2013 Billboard Music Awards performers, presenters and winners made their way to talk to the media, pose for photos and, in one case, find a bathroom. Here are a few things that did not make it onto TV du ...

  4. Cee-Lo Green, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, PSY and Shania Twain Among Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 15, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kelly Rowland, Kid Rock, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ke$ha and "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere will also present at the event, airing live May 19 on ABC An awards show isn't complete without a stocked roster of superstar presenters, and ...

  5. Diane Warren Catalog Broadway-Bound

    November 08, 2012 12:26 PM EST The big hooks and soaring melodies of Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren are heading to Broadway. Tony Award-winning producer Dede Harris tells The Associated Press that she has optioned Warren's entire music catalog with an eye to gettin ...

  6. Britney Spears Joins Whitney Houston Grammy Special

    October 10, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Jason Squires/WireImage Britney Spears has joined the lineup for the CBS one-hour special "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston." Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference P ...

  7. Carly Rae Jepsen Breaks Records With "Call Me Maybe"

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT As Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Mission, British Columbia, native calls two pieces of Hot 100 history her own. With its continued reign, "Maybe" becomes th ...

  8. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  9. Celine Dion Cancels 10 Las Vegas Shows

    February 28, 2012 5:13 PM EST Celine Dion performing earlier this year Jamaica Jazz Blues Fest when her voice was in better condition. (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) Sure, Celine Dion's heart will go on, but as of now, her voice cannot. The pop singer h ...

  10. How Celine Dion's Performance at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Changed the Festival's Future

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST Celine Dion performing at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, her only performance outside her record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- In her only ...

  11. Adele's '21' First Album Since 2005 With 30 Weeks of 100,000-Plus Sales

    December 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST This week, Adele's "21" becomes the first album since 2005 to notch 30 weeks of 100,000-plus sales. The blockbuster set moved 399,000 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking not only its best sales frame ever, but its 30th non-con ...

  12. Celine Dion To Play Jamaica Jazz & Blues Fest -- Singer Has Surprisingly Rabid Local Following

    December 12, 2011 11:45 AM EST Splash Page: The home page to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival where Celine Dion will make her Caribbean debut. Non-Jamaicans may be surprised by the animated responses Celine Dion songs elicit at sound system dances across the island. Patrons ...

  13. Drake's 'Take Care' Cruising to 700,000-Plus Debut

    November 16, 2011 6:55 PM EST It should surprise nobody, but Drake's second full-length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a monster debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copi ...

  14. Music Canada, Slaight Music Pledge to Unison, a Music Industry Benevolent Fund

    July 15, 2011 3:42 PM EDT Music Canada and Slaight Music have each pledged $250,000 (CAD) to the newly created Unison Benevolent Fund , which will become operational once $1 million (CAD) has been raised. Music Canada (until recently called the Canadian Recording Industry ...

  15. Diane Warren Teams up With Universal Music Group for International Publishing Deal

    June 28, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Universal Music Group has announced a multi-faceted agreement with songwriter Diane Warren. Warren's Realsongs catalog will be administered by Universal Music Publishing Group outside of North America (she continues to self-administer her cop ...

  16. Shania Twain to Play Residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

    June 08, 2011 3:58 PM EDT Shania Twain will return to the concert stage on Dec. 1, 2012, she announced at a press event today. Whether or not she'll have a full album of new music by then is unclear. Twain, currently starring in a reality series on the Oprah Winfrey N ...

  17. Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch To Be Recreated in Las Vegas

    April 28, 2011 7:55 AM EDT LAS VEGAS - Cirque du Soleil wants to recreate Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Sin City. The Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plans to open a sprawling entertainment complex that includes a Jackson-themed lounge, an inter ...

  18. David Foster To Be Honored At BMI Pop Music Awards

    March 28, 2011 5:41 PM EDT Songwriter/producer/musician David Foster will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 59th annual BMI Pop Music Awards on Tuesday, May 17 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will honor publishers and songwriters of the most-performed pop songs in the United Sta ...

  19. Sixth Graders Steal Show From Gwyneth, Mandy, Celine, Florence At Oscars Rehearsals

    February 26, 2011 11:30 PM EST The Kodak Theatre was rocking as Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Celine Dion and other musicians ran through the numbers they'll perform on Sunday's Academy Awards. Moore dueted with Zachary Levi on "I See the Light," the nominat ...

  20. Songwriters Hall of Fame to Induct Allen Toussaint, John Bettis, Garth Brooks Leon Russell, Steinberg & Kelly

    February 22, 2011 5:00 PM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct John Bettis, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint at the organization's 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16th at the Marriott Marquis ...

  21. Robbie Robertson, Luc Plamondon Inducted Into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

    February 10, 2011 10:21 AM EST Robbie Robertson and French-Canadian songwriter Luc Plamondon are the next inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF), the organization announced Tuesday at a press conference at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, where the gala wil ...

  22. BMG North America Taps Billy Mann As President of Creative

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST BMG North America continues to make moves, shoring up its senior executive staff on top of all of its acquisitions. In its latest move, the company has hired former EMI executive Billy Mann as president of creative. Mann will be based in BMG North ...

  23. Natalie Cole Named ELLA Award Honoree

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Cole will be this year's ELLA Award honoree at the Society of Singers' annual ceremony June 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Cole joins such previous ELLA Award recipients as namesake Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Cel ...

  24. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham's "The ...

  25. Celine Dion Returning To Las Vegas In 2011

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter AEG Live has announced that Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas for a three-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning March 15, 2011. Dion ended a five-year residency at the 4,100-seat Las Vegas venue on Dec. 1 ...

  26. Grammys Will Stage 3-D Tribute To Michael Jackson

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Grammys are staging an unprecedented tribute in honor of Michael Jackson including a 3-D film clip the singer made before his death. A posthumous tribute to Jackson will be a focal point of the Jan. 31 Grammy Awards broadcast, the Recording Ac ...

  27. Italian Lyricist Alberto Testa Dies

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alberto Testa, who wrote the lyrics to some of the most popular Italian songs of the modern era, died in Rome on Monday (Oct. 19) at the age of 82. He co-wrote an estimated 1,500 songs, including "Quando Quando Quando," which was an inte ...

  28. Mottola Co. Onboard With Virtual Concert Series

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Planet Cazmo, a virtual entertainment portal aimed at young adults, announced a partnership today with the Mottola Company to support Planet Cazmo's Virtual Concert Series, as well as other music and branded content initiatives. The two compa ...

  29. Nickelback Leads Juno Awards Nods

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nominees for Canada's Juno awards were announced today with Nickelback leading the way with five nominations, followed by roots rocker Sam Roberts with four and Céline Dion and Hedley with three a piece. The winners will be announced at a two ...

  30. Aznavour Honored At MIDEM

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Legendary French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour has been awarded MIDEM's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2009. At a ceremony in Cannes' Carlton Hotel, Reed MIDEM CEO Paul Zilk handed over the prize, hailing Aznavour as "a rem ...

  31. Bon Jovi Scores 2008's Top-Grossing Tour

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's Lost Highway tour tops the list of the biggest tours for 2008, based on data reported to Billboard Boxscore from Nov. 14, 2007, through Nov. 11, 2008. The trek, promoted in North America and Europe by AEG Live, grossed $210.6 milli ...

  32. Adele, Duffy, the Jonas Brothers Nominated For Best New Artist Grammy

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele, Duffy, the Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan were nominated tonight (Dec. 3) for best new artist at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. For the first time this year, the Recording Academy unveiled nominations in the top catego ...

  33. AC/DC Fends Off High Debuts To Remain No. 1

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Turning back the challenge of 11 new entries in the top 20, AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) begins a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 271,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "B ...

  34. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  35. Andy Williams Honored By Society of Singers

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark and Glen Campbell were among the performers who paid tribute to Andy Williams, recipient of the 2008 ELLA Award from the Society of Singers (SOS). Held last evening (May 19) at the Beverly ...

  36. Primary Wave Inks Morales

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing had entered a co-publishing venture with songwriter/producer Steve Morales. Morales' credits include co-writes of Christina Aguilera's "Get Mine, Get Yours," Celine Dion's "Right in Front ...

  37. McGraw Fragrance To Debut This Summer

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Tim McGraw is now in the company of Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue and Shania Twain. Coty Beauty has announced the launch of McGraw's first fragrance, "McGraw by Tim McGraw," which will debut in stores this August. Dio ...

  38. SA Promoter Heafield Nabbed For Fraud: Reports

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The drama surrounding the promoter of Celine Dion's January tour of South Africa and the canceled Josh Groban March tour is showing no signs of dying down. News reports claim that promoter Duncan Heafield, head of Kusasa Entertainment, was ar ...

  39. Celine Cancels Beijing Concert

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite attempts to reschedule the show, Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" Beijing April 13 concert has been canceled. "Due to some difficulties in securing the appropriate venue, organizers for Celine's Beijing concert annou ...

  40. Celine's Beijing Date Postponed

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion will miss her scheduled Beijing debut on April 13, after rescheduling shows in the Australian segment of her "Taking Chances" world tour because of a throat infection. "We regretfully announce that this rescheduling has ...

  41. Ne-Yo's 'Gentleman' Inspired By Davis, Sinatra

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo will release his third album titled "Year Of The Gentleman," on June 24 via Def Jam Records. The set, says the Las Vegas native, is inspired by the likes of Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. "Years a ...

  42. SA's Kusasa Faces Accusations As Groban Cans Dates

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African promotions company Kusasa Entertainment is facing an uncertain future. The firm has been involved in a series of negative incidents, the most recent which saw Josh Groban postpone his upcoming South African tour by way of a March 10 ...

  43. Celine In SA For World Tour Starter

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion has revealed that she will perform with two-time Grammy award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir, during several dates of her first-ever South African tour. South Africa will launch the Canadian singer's "Taking Chances" world ...

  44. Cher Hunkering Down For Vegas Concerts

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, actress/singer Cher has been added to the roster of headliners at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Through a partnership with concert promoter AEG Live, which oversees programming at the 4,100-capacity facility, the 61-ye ...

  45. Williams To Receive ELLA Award

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Emmy-winning singer Andy Williams has been announced as the recipient of the 17th annual ELLA Award by the Society of Singers (SOS). The presentation will take place May 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Willliams, who won an ...

  46. Celine's 'Taking Chances' Sales Strong

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A five-year residency in Las Vegas and an unusually long lead-time between onsales and play dates seem to have had zero impact on demand for Celine Dion's upcoming Taking Chances world tour, which begins Feb. 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

  47. Celine Dion To Make China Debut

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will make her mainland China debut on April 13 at a Beijing concert marking the start of official celebrations leading up to the 2008 summer Olympics, which are being held in the Chinese capital. The concert will take place at Beijing& ...

  48. CBS To Air Celine Special

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will perform in a one-hour concert special on CBS on Feb. 15. In her first concert since she wrapped her "A New Day" show in Las Vegas, "Celine Dion: That's Just The Woman In Me" was taped live at Dion's J ...

  49. Sony BMG To Debut MP3 Album Cards

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment will roll out its Platinum MusicPass series of digital album cards beginning Jan. 15 at Best Buy, Target and Fred's, with Trans World and Winn-Dixie coming to the party by the end of January. In Canada, participat ...

  50. South African 'Idols' Winner Picked For Celine Tour

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Victory in the season four finale of South Africa's "Idols" is paying off in more ways than one for Cape Town's Jody Williams. The 17-year-old, the youngest winner in the competition's history, has been lined-up to support ...

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