Crossover

  1. Nicola Benedetti, Classical Violinist, Hits The UK Album Charts (Ahead of Justin Bieber)

    September 14, 2012 12:31 PM EDT Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti topped Justin Bieber on this week's UK album charts (screen shot) "Chasing vacuous fame as if it's something in itself just isn't remotely fulfilling. This obsession must be fought against.& ...

  2. Donna Summer's Album Sales Skyrocket 3,277% Following Death

    May 23, 2012 5:13 PM EDT The late Donna Summer impacts Billboard's music charts this week, following her death from cancer on May 17. As Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on May 20, Billboard's new sales charts reflect only four days since Summe ...

  3. Radio Remembers Donna Summer: Songs Get Huge Airplay After News of Singer's Death

    May 18, 2012 4:38 PM EDT Following her death yesterday (May 17) at 63, radio is remembering legendary disco diva Donna Summer. Donna Summer - In Memoriam: There Will Always Be a You Detections of Summer's songs on all monitored U.S. terrestrial radio stations monitor ...

  4. Rock Hall Blames Voters for Donna Summer Snub, Calls Omission an 'Error'

    May 18, 2012 12:04 PM EDT It's a topic that's tough to avoid when discussing the accomplishments of Donna Summer, who died Thursday of cancer: Why is the legendary singer not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Donna Summer, 'Queen of Disco,' Dead at 63 ...

  5. Donna Summer's Enduring Billboard Chart Successes

    May 17, 2012 1:29 PM EDT Donna Summer may have been referred to as the Queen of Disco, but her Billboard chart hits weren't confined to the so-called "disco era" of the late 1970s. Donna Summer, 'Queen of Disco,' Dead at 63 While she earned a stri ...

  6. Donna Summer, 'Queen of Disco,' Dead at 63

    May 17, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Donna Summer, the 'Queen of Disco,' died today of cancer. She was 63. Summer is perhaps best known for her mid-70s tracks "Love to Love You Baby," produced by Giorgio Moroder which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 19 ...

  7. OperaBabes Sign to Warner Classics a Mere Decade After Being Discovered

    March 21, 2012 8:44 AM EDT OperaBabe's Rebecca Knight (left) and Karen England. It was such a "Noughties" story. Two pretty young women, discovered while busking in London's Covent Garden in 2000, propelled to overnight stardom. The OperaBabes - Karen En ...

  8. Decca Classics: Is Launching a Classical Label in 2011 Bold or Foolhardy?

    February 25, 2011 10:15 AM EST Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim in Seville, Spain in 2009 (Photo: Manuel Vaca) It might seem foolhardy to launch a core classical label in the middle of a worldwide record sales slump, but then Decca is noted for its innovations. The distin ...

  9. Racy Lyrics Lead Wendy's To Pull CD From Kid Meals

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fast food chain Wendy's has pulled a disco CD included in kids' meals because of racy lyrics in one of the songs. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that one of the songs on the Disco Fever CD was Donna Summer's "Las ...

  10. Anastacia, Natalia To Team Up In Antwerp

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flemish singer Natalia and Sportpaleis CEO Jan Van Esbroeck announced that a third edition of 'Natalia Meets...' will be held in January 2011, pairing the artist with Anastacia at the arena in Antwerp. With over 130,000 tickets sold for ...

  11. Year-End Chart Analysis: Priests, 'Popera' Stars Shine On Classical Charts

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Priests, a group of holy men from Northern Ireland, and Il Divo, the "popera" boy band assembled by "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, were the year's best sellers on the Traditional Classical and Classical Crossover ...

  12. Touring Briefs: Steely Dan, George Michael Ready Summer Tours

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Once known as "the band that does not tour," Steely Dan is touring again. Founders Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will embark on the Think Fast, Steely Dan summer tour, beginning June 8 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The first 14 concert dat ...

  13. Return To Forever Heading Back On Tour

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Beginning this June, the classic lineup of keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Al ...

  14. Steely Dan Opens Billboard Live Club In Tokyo

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan opened the Billboard Live music club in Tokyo on Saturday night to an enthusiastic crowd. Steely Dan's Donald Fagen promised to "play some tunes from the past going back into the deep '70s." And the band did just tha ...

  15. Mitchell, Ferland Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell and Jean-Pierre Ferland were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Jan. 28) at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre. Revered Montreal-born Quebec legend Ferland was recognized in p ...

  16. RCA Music Group Promotes Williams

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named senior VP of rhythm/crossover. Michael Williams has been named senior VP of rhythm/crossover for RCA Music Group. Williams will continue to report to Richard Palmese, executive VP of promotion for RCA Music Group, and will be based in Los An ...

  17. Pointer Sisters' June Pointer Dies

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, died yesterday (April 11) of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sister June Pointer, a member of singing group the Po ...

  18. Global Pulse

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.S. R&B act the Pointer Sisters have been enjoying unexpected chart action in Belgium. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Veteran U.S. R&B act the Pointer Sisters have been enjoying unexpected chart action in Belgium. Read Tom F ...

  19. Bloc Party

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fab British foursome infuses elements of disco and funk on one of the best debuts of 2005. The fab British foursome infuses elements of disco and funk on one of the best debuts of 2005. News ...

  20. Beat Box

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST DJ Kaos spins a little funk, disco, electronic and rock into his solo debut, "Hello Stranger." Read Michael Paoletta's column. DJ Kaos spins a little funk, disco, electronic and rock into his solo debut, "Hello Stranger." ...

  21. Sony Classical Signs Vanessa-Mae

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Classical crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sony Classical. The 26-year-old is currently working on an album inspired by worldwide dance rhythms, pr Classical crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae has ...

  22. Platinum Star: Hayley Westenra

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand-based teen vocalist is making bold commercial strides as a classical crossover artist. The New Zealand-based teen vocalist is making bold commercial strides as a classical crossover artist. News ...

  23. Sources: Interscope Geffen A&M Revamps Promo

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B, hip-hop, crossover releases now under one staff. R&B, hip-hop, crossover releases now under one staff. News ...