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  1. Cher Claims Top Spot on Hot Tours with $15.5M in Revenue

    May 29, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Cher takes her Dressed to Kill tour to No. 1 on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours with more than $15.5 million in revenue reported from the legendary entertainer’s ongoing North American trek. Sold out performances from April 23 through May 17 are i ...

  2. Chart Moves: Joan Jett Returns to Billboard 200, Randy Travis Album Hits Top 40 on Country Albums, Remixed Rush Debuts

    October 10, 2013 8:25 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it was all about Justin Timberlake, as the star earned his second No. 1 album this year. His new "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)" debuted atop the chart, selling 350,000 copies, according to ...

  3. Kings of Leon, Cher and Elton John Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200

    September 27, 2013 9:40 PM EDT It will be busy on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as a slew of big-name acts are heading for high debuts. As previously reported  on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Drake's new album "Nothing Was the Same" is heading for a very st ...

  4. Luke Bryan Wins Big at American Country Awards

    December 11, 2012 1:47 AM EST Luke Bryan at the American Country Awards. (Getty Images) Luke Bryan was the top winner at the third annual American Country Music Awards Monday night (Dec. 10) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Bryan took home nine awards, including Male Artist, Sing ...

  5. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  6. David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

    September 27, 2012 3:40 PM EDT David Geffen (right) with Joni Mitchel (left) and Mama Cass (background) from the PBS American Masters program "Inventing David Geffen," which will air in November. (Photo: Henry Diltz) American Masters creator and executive producer Sus ...

  7. 40 Under 40: Mike Flynn

    August 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Mike Flynn Executive VP of A&R, Staff Producer, Epic Records Website: EpicRecords.com Twitter: @JustMikeFlynn An Artist's Advocate Mike Flynn is an A&R triple threat: a producer, executive and former artist. "My background allows ...

  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. Glen Campbell, Diana Ross, George Jones, Allman Brothers, More Honored at Grammy Special Merit Awards

    February 12, 2012 5:30 PM EST Lifetime Achievement Award winners (from left) George Jones, Gregg Allman, Diana Ross and Glen Campbell at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Special Merit Awards Ceremony at L.A.'s Wilshire Ebell Theatre. (Photo: WireImage) LOS ANGELES -- Glen ...

  10. Web Trends: Watch The New Hole Video

    September 20, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Google Trends: 3. bob hope : Hope's wife, singer Dolores Hope, passed away yesterday 7. chaz bono : Chaz Bono appeared on the season premiere of Dancing With The Stars last night 10. dancing with the stars : The show premiered its latest seas ...

  11. Gregg Allman Cancels Tour Dates on Doctor's Orders

    August 08, 2011 1:25 PM EDT A lingering upper respiratory condition that cut short a European tour has forced Gregg Allman off the road. On doctor's orders, the legendary artist will cancel his concert dates scheduled between Aug. 26 through Sept. 15. According to a rep ...

  12. Carole King To Write 'Natural Woman' Memoir

    June 14, 2011 6:45 AM EDT NEW YORK - Rock `n' roll songwriter Carole King has a book deal. The 69-year-old King has signed with Grand Central Publishing for a memoir named after one of her most famous songs, "Natural Woman." The publisher announced Monday th ...

  13. Gregg Allman Is Latest Rocker to Announce Memoir

    May 20, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Gregg Allman, frontman for the legendary Allman Brothers Band, has signed with William Morrow to bring his untitled memoir to print in spring 2012. Rock memoirs have been a hot category for publishers the last several years. The announcement comes ...

  14. 1000 No. 1s: Which Record Labels Have Ruled The Billboard Hot 100?

    February 18, 2011 7:30 AM EST A word cloud reflecting the percentage of songs in the Billboard Hot 100's first 1000 No. 1 songs -- click here for a larger version, and head here for a list of all labels with more than four No. 1 songs. This week, Billboard published " ...

  15. Cee Lo, R. Kelly, Mumford & Sons, F-Bombs Rock Clive Davis' Grammy Party, David Geffen Tribute: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 2:18 PM EST It's My Party: Clive Davis on stage at his 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNorm ...

  16. Cher Shines with No. 1 in Sixth Consecutive Decade

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Diva extraordinaire Cher's latest single, "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," couldn't be titled more appropriately. On the Dance/Club Play Songs chart to be released on Billboard.com Thursday (Jan. 20), the song reaches No ...

  17. Diane Warren Dedicates Her First Golden Globe Award to Ronni Chasen

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Diane Warren dedicated her Golden Globe to her late friend and publicist Ronni Chasen. "I loved Ronni," Warren said backstage after winning best original song for Burlesque's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me." "T ...

  18. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Glee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. For the second year i ...

  19. 'Burlesque,' 'Black Tulip' Songs Eligible Original Song Oscar

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Three songs from "Burlesque" lead the shortlist for songs eligible for the original song Oscar, with multiple tracks from the films "Black Tulip," "Country Strong" and "Despicable Me" also eligible, accordin ...

  20. 'Glee,' 'Burlesque,' Reznor Score Golden Globe Nominations

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Glee" picked up five nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Tuesday morning (Dec. 14), while "Burlesque," the movie musical co-starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, earned three nods and Carrie Underwood Trent R ...

  21. German TV Show Halted After Tragedy

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST After only 25 minutes, one of Europe's most successful Saturday TV entertainment shows "Wetten, Dass..?" ("I Bet That...?") came to a sudden, tragic end in the Düsseldorf's venue Messehalle in front of 3,400 guests. I ...

  22. Cher, Bono Heirs Sue Universal Music Over Royalties

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cher has sued Universal Music Group, claiming that the label's creative accounting has shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, to the tune of $5 million. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, cla ...

  23. Elton John To Close Las Vegas Show

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John is playing his final notes on the red piano in Las Vegas. Promoters say the pop singer will close his Las Vegas Strip show, "The Red Piano," on April 22. The show made its debut in February 2004 at the Colosseum theater at Cae ...

  24. In The City Day 2: Digital Will Deliver

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A bright future for artists, consumers and the music industry was the general prognosis at the second day of Manchester's In The City (Oct. 6) -- the U.K.'s biggest music conference -- but only after several more years of struggle and dw ...

  25. Tina Turner Plots First Tour in Eight Years

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tina Turner will indeed embark on her first tour in eight years this fall, beginning Oct. 1 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The arena tour will be promoted by AEG Live, sources confirm, and will include close to 40 shows in North America, ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Sanchez Spins Deal With Fintage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celebrated DJ and producer Roger Sanchez has forged a multi-prong worldwide pact in which financial services firm Fintage Music will handle collection and administration for his production company Indeep Music Inc and label Stealth Records. Throug ...

  28. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  29. Madonna's 'Confessions' Tour Sets Record

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek to be benchmark for female artists. Madonna will wrap her Confessions tour tomorrow (Sept. 21) at the Tokyo Dome as the top-grossing tour ever by a female artist. Although final numbers are not all in, tour producer Arthur Fogel puts the tall ...

  30. The Eagles Are Top Touring Act At 2005 Mid-Point

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 likely leader at year end. The Eagles are the top-grossing touring act of the year so far, pulling in $76.7 million, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the six months ending May 17. Billboard's mid-year touring report will ...

  31. Cher Earns Top-Grossing Female Trek Ever

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cher's recently completed farewell tour is easily the top-grossing trek ever for a female artist, and one of the more successful concert treks of all time. Cher's recently completed farewell tour is easily the top-grossing trek ever for ...

  32. W/C Hit With Suit Over Sonny & Cher Royalties

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cher and the heirs of Sonny Bono are suing Warner/Chappell Music for more than $250,000 in unpaid royalties. NEW YORK -- Cher and the heirs of Sonny Bono are suing Warner/Chappell Music for more than $250,000 in unpaid royalties. The complaint, fi ...

  33. W/C Hit With Suit Over Sonny & Cher Royalties

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cher and the heirs of Sonny Bono are suing Warner/Chappell Music for more than $250,000 in unpaid royalties. Cher and the heirs of Sonny Bono are suing Warner/Chappell Music for more than $250,000 in unpaid royalties. The complaint, filed yesterda ...

  34. Cher Shares With Habitat For Humanity

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer is honorary chair at nonprofit group. Cher has signed on as honorary chair of Raise the Roof, a new charitable initiative from Habitat for Humanity and Clear Channel Entertainment, it will be announced Monday (Aug. 16). Under the Raise the ...

  35. Cher Extends Farewell Tour Again

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In one of the longest goodbyes in music history, Cher is prepping yet another North American leg for her Farewell Tour. In one of the longest goodbyes in music history, Cher is prepping yet another North American leg for her Farewell Tour. Cher wi ...

  36. Cher Headed Back Out On The Road

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cher is not ready to stop touring just yet. The artist, whose 2003 Farewell shows earned the third-best grosses of the year, will embark on a European trek May 8, Billboard.biz has learned. Cher is not ready to stop touring just yet. The artist, w ...

  37. Stones, Bruce, Cher Rule 2003 Touring Landscape

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for the year to Nov. 18 were by the Rolling Stones (grossing $299.5 million), Bruce Springsteen ($181.7 million Seasoned veterans once again dominated the tou ...