Cyndi Lauper

  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: Trio of Tribute Albums Arrive on Billboard 200, Luke Bryan's ACM Gain, Cyndi Lauper's 'Unusual' Returns

    April 10, 2014 9:23 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack refused to budge from the No. 1 slot, clocking a ninth week atop the tally. The set sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Five ...

  3. Power and Music: Game Changers from UMG's Lucian Grainge to Mogul Emilio Estefan Talk Influence, Beyoncé & Jay Z (Video)

    January 27, 2014 4:55 PM EST Some of the most influential people in the music industry were front and center at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy's gala party. We spoke to them and asked what it takes to be on top, just like Beyoncé and Jay-Z who this year are No. 1 ...

  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Adele Among Pre-Telecast GRAMMY Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:21 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three Grammys in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist&qu ...

  5. 'Kinky Boots' Kicks Up a Quick Profit on Broadway

    October 04, 2013 1:49 AM EDT Demonstrating once again that winning the Tony Award for best musical is a major asset at the box office, the hit Broadway show Kinky Boots has recouped its initial investment of $13.5 million in a remarkably swift 30 weeks of performances. Base ...

  6. 'Kinky Boots,' Scored by Cyndi Lauper, Leads Tony Award Noms

    April 30, 2013 11:15 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as lead ...

  7. Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan & Sara, The Weeknd Win at Canadian Radio Music Awards

    March 21, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Canadian artists The Weeknd, Tegan & Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen and international acts fun. and Rihanna were among the winners last night (March 20) at the first of four awards shows held during Canadian Music Week 2013 (March 19-24). Sponsored ...

  8. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  9. Adele's James Bond Theme 'Skyfall' Rises on Charts

    October 19, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The big screen is giving Adele a big hit, as the singer bridges the gap between her smash sophomore album 21 and her next set with the title theme from the new James Bond movie, "Skyfall." In its second week, the track lifts 17-15 on Adu ...

  10. Backbeat: Fashion's Night Out NYC: St. Vincent at Rag & Bone, Chairlift at Prada

    September 08, 2012 6:10 PM EDT St. Vincent -- aka Annie Clark -- performs at Rag and Bone in New York City last night (Sept. 6) during Fashion Night Out. (Photo: Dan Rys) Amidst the sartorial splendor of Thursday night's (Sept. 6) annual Fashion's Night Out celebratio ...

  11. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    September 06, 2012 12:05 PM EDT As previously reported , Flo Rida's "Whistle" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week at No. 1, pushing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" down to No. 2 after two weeks in c ...

  12. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  13. Soul-Funk Guitarist and 'Shaft' Wah-Wah Creator Charles 'Skip' Pitts Dies

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT R&B, soul and funk guitar architect and Bo-Keys member Charles "Skip" Pitts-whose signature riffs are forever immortalized in the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes' "Theme ...

  14. Cyndi Lauper Back In Japan a Year After Devastating Earthquake

    March 12, 2012 7:11 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Cyndi Lauper is admired in Japan for not running away after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Now, the American singer is back to show the Japanese people that she hasn't forgotten them. Japan Earthquake Impact ...

  15. Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech: 'I Love ALL Kinds of Music'

    February 17, 2012 1:20 PM EST Ed. Note: Dave Grohl managed to ruffle a lot of feathers - though not everyone's - with his acceptance speech for the Foo Fighters' Best Rock Performance Grammy for "Walk," during which he seemingly lampooned the electronic mus ...

  16. Backbeat: Skylar Grey Talks Joni Mitchell, Trent Reznor, Appalachian Dulcimer at NYC Showcase

    December 14, 2011 8:30 AM EST Shades of Grey: Skylar Grey live at Dominion in NY. (Photo: Jeff Benjamin/Billboard) Skylar Grey held an industry-only showcase Dec. 6, 2011 at Dominion in New York. The showcase is a preview for her upcoming debut album, currently titled "In ...

  17. Greg Laswell Wishes 'Glee' Would Have Credited Him for Their Cyndi Lauper Remake Inspiration

    December 09, 2011 3:15 PM EST As the "Glee" cast sends five songs onto this week's Billboard Hot 100, the most dramatic reinvention of its quintet of debuting remakes is its transformation of Cyndi Lauper's uptempo No. 2 1984 party anthem "Girls Just W ...

  18. Lady Gaga to Ma Rainey: 'Women Who Rock' Exhibition Opens Today at Rock Hall

    May 13, 2011 7:40 AM EDT CLEVELAND - When Wanda Jackson was a girl with a gravelly voice who opened for Elvis Presley in the 1950s, nobody had ever heard a woman sing like that before. By then, Presley was already gyrating his way to superstardom. But Jackson - called the ...

  19. Tribute Concert Planned For Lennon's 70th Birthday

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's 70th birthday is Oct. 9, but the celebrations will go on after that. An all-star benefit concert in honor of the former Beatle is scheduled in November with a lineup that includes Jackson Browne, Patti Smith and Cyndi Lauper. Th ...

  20. Cyndi Lauper To Be Honored At 2010 NARM Convention

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper will be honored with the chairman's award for sustained career achievement at the upcoming National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention, to be held May 15-17 in Chicago. Lauper, who will receive the honor at the co ...

  21. Cyndi Lauper In Legal Dispute With German Promoter

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper's cancellation of seven concerts in Germany, which were to be held from July 4 to 18, has led to a legal dispute with the German concert promoter Moderne Welt. The dispute was confirmed by Moderne Welt CEO Henning Tögel in Stuttg ...

  22. 'Idol' Finale Scores All-time Ratings Low

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" wrapped its eighth season Wednesday with the lowest rating ever in the 18-49 demographic for an "Idol" finale, even as the series touted its largest margin of victory yet over competitors this season. The two-ho ...

  23. Super Bowl Ads: Ten Top Spots That Connected Brands With Bands

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard went through all the Super Bowl ads of the past 10 years to find the spots that connected music and brands in ads that were exceptional. Budweiser "Gonna Fly Now" 2008 Part of Rocky's long-standing grip on pop culture can ...

  24. Songwriter Robert Hazard Dies

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Hazard, a songwriter and musician from Philadelphia who wrote the 1983 Cyndi Lauper hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," has died. He was 59. Hazard died Tuesday after a brief illness, his record label, Rykodisc, said in a statement. ...

  25. Lauper, B-52s Anchoring True Colors Tour

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s will anchor this summer's True Colors tour, which will begin May 31 at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion. TV personality Carson Kressley will host the shows, which will also feature appearances by Rosie O' ...

  26. Steinberg Signs To Kobalt

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter penned hits for Madonna, Lauper. Pop songwriter Billy Steinberg has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with Kobalt Music for his music publishing company Jerk Awake. As part of the new agreement, Steinberg will work clos ...

  27. Nellie McKay Splits With Columbia

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Her next album was scheduled for Jan. 3 release. Less than two weeks before the planned Jan. 3 release of her sophomore Columbia album, " Pretty Little Head ," singer/songwriter Nellie McKay has voluntarily left the label, sources tell B ...