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  1. Coldplay Announce International Live Shows for ‘Ghost Stories’ Launch

    April 17, 2014 2:59 AM EDT Coldplay have unveiled their first run of live shows in support of the band’s new studio album, “Ghost Stories”.  The British alternative rock group will play six “intimate” shows in a trek that visits Germany, the U.S., France, Japan and the U.K. ...

  2. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  3. '12-12-12' Digital Album Drops; Concert Producers Announce First $50 Million to Be Distributed to Sandy Victims

    December 18, 2012 9:44 PM EST The producers of the "12-12-12" concert announced in a statement today that the Robin Hood Foundation will distribute the first $50 million of initial proceeds for "12-12-12" to organizations helping to aid victims of Hurricane ...

  4. '12-12-12' Album Sales at 40,000 in Pre-Orders

    December 13, 2012 4:17 PM EST The " 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief " benefit album is already off to a fast start -- even though it hasn't been released yet. Industry sources say that through last night (Dec. 12), pre-orders for iTunes' exclusive d ...

  5. Business Matters: Hurricane Sandy Concert Generates Underwhelming Social Activity

    December 13, 2012 2:39 PM EST Wednesday night's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden may have been a middle-aged rock fan's dream concert, but their kids -- and many other segments of the country -- appeared to have tuned out. Social media numbers ...

  6. '12-12-12' Producer John Sykes on Show's Boomer-riffic Lineup, Raising $36 Mil, McCartney Calling Grohl (Video)

    December 13, 2012 11:47 AM EST Sure, last night's " 12-12-12" concert featured one of the most impressive lineups in years, if not ever, between Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, ...

  7. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  8. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  9. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Aims for 2 Billion Viewers Worldwide

    December 12, 2012 3:45 PM EST Wednesday evening's commercial-free "12-12-12" concert for Hurricane Sandy relief concert at Madison Square Garden in New York will be seen both around the world and around the World Wide Web. The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & ...

  10. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  11. Morning Fix: Spotify Expanding: AEG, StubHub Align; Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI

    November 12, 2012 8:50 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters SPOTIFY RAISING $100M FOR EXPANSION; OPENING IN LATIN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE NEXT YEAR: Spotify is close to wrapping up a $100 million round of fundi ...

  12. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  13. Grammys Embrace of Chris Brown Draws Criticism

    February 14, 2012 7:58 AM EST Chris Brown accepting an award at the 2012 Grammys .(Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) - The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star s ...

  14. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  15. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  16. Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Play Clear Channel's IHeartRadio Star-Studded Launch Concert (Video)

    September 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jay-Z rapped about his beef with corporate radio in the monster jam "99 Problems," noting that stations won't play his hits if he doesn't do their shows. But on Friday, he played savior to radio station giant ...

  17. Backbeat: Live From Coldplay's New Year's Eve Taping @ Austin City Limits (In Mid-September)

    September 18, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Like New Years in September: Coldplay taped a special Austin City Limits TV performance last night (Sept 15) that will air on New Year's Eve complete with fake countdown and confetti. The band headlines the Austin City Limits Fest tonight (Se ...

  18. Coldplay Unveil Album Art, Release Date for 'Mylo Xyloto'

    August 12, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Coldplay announced today that the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with "e ...

  19. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  20. Coldplay Reteams with Brian Eno for Concept Album

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Although Coldplay earned a Best Rock Album Grammy for 2008 album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" and scored a hit with its single "Viva la Vida," the band appears to be thinking even bigger for its in-the-works fift ...

  21. ASCAP Honors Coldplay, Taio Cruz

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored Coldplay with two awards at its 2010 London ceremony Wednesday night (Oct. 13) at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin fro ...

  22. Jay-Z Joined By Beyonce, Chris Martin, Kanye At Yankee Stadium

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Midway through his portion of his heavyweight twin billing with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium, Eminem took a moment to reflect the gravity of performing a concert on a hallowed ground. But he wasn't talking about the house that Jeter built: Instead ...

  23. Neil Young, No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett Onboard For Bridge School Benefit

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been unveiled for the 2009 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 24-25 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also features No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett, Coldplay' ...

  24. Soggy Sound Relief Sydney Concert A Success

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rain fell on the Sound Relief artist parade in Sydney today, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came. The biggest highlights of the day came thanks to first act Coldplay, and the Presets who delivered a s ...

  25. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Tha Carter III?" Not even close. Try "Tha Carter VIII." Lil Wayne - who is on track to have the best-selling album of 2008 - also leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods, including album of the ...

  26. Kanye West Releases 'High' Mixtape

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST On the eve of the release of his upcoming album, "808 & Heartbreak," Kanye West has released a mixtape titled "Sky High," featuring remixes of various West-produced tracks on Imeem. According to thedailyswarm.com , the DJ B ...

  27. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  28. Coldplay Kicks Off Summer Tour In Los Angeles

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay opened its North American tour last night (July 14) at the Forum in Los Angeles, treating the sold-out crowd to a career-spanning, 20-song set list. The 90-minute show, complete with floating video globes, confetti and flashing laser beam ...

  29. Warm Welcome As Coldplay Kicks Off Live Dates

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There were some miscues and some cobwebs, but Coldplay can be satisfied with their return to the stage at Brixton's Academy on Monday night. The limelight is well and truly focused on the British band at the moment, thanks to the phenomenal e ...

  30. Coldplay Confirms Free Barcelona Date

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's anticipated free Barcelona concert will be held June 17 at the Espacio Movistar venue, the British band's record label EMI confirmed today. The Spanish gig, which was initially leaked by frontman Chris Martin during a radio br ...

  31. Brit Vocalist Jamelia Parts Ways With Parlophone

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia has severed ties with EMI label Parlophone, her record label for the best part of a decade. In a conversation with Billboard.biz, the Birmingham-born artist declined to discuss the subject, but refuted a press report ...

  32. GLOBAL PULSE: JAMELIA TAKES 'WALK' BACK ONTO U.K. SCENE

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Birmingham, England-born R&B vocalist Jamelia's 2004 single "See It in a Boy's Eyes" was an unlikely collaboration with Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin, who sang backing vocals on the U.K. hit, whi Birmingham, England-bo ...

  33. Coldplay Plays Beacon For AOL

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT North American Tour Starts Aug 2. Coldplay singer Chris Martin joked with the crowd Tuesday night at New York’s Beacon Theater, “we’re on camera but we have faces for radio.” The cameras Martin alluded to were the ones on hand to capture Coldplay’ ...

  34. Coldplay Plays Politics

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band in on-air chat with S.F. mayor. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newson displayed his hip factor Thursday (May 5) by calling local adult top 40 KLLC to chat with Coldplay on-air. Newson, who is 36, expressed his admiration for the band and welcomed ...