Destiny's Child

  1. Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour

    April 05, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Ri ...

  2. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Doubles Up At No. 1; AWOLNATION 'Sail's On; TLC Back In Top 10

    September 13, 2013 1:19 PM EDT As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Roar" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, while Ylvis' viral hit "The Fox" debuts at No. 29. Who else makes notable noise on the Hot 100 and other song charts this we ...

  3. Beyonce's Super Bowl Performance Boosts Her Album Sales 230% – Destiny's Child's 600%

    February 04, 2013 4:43 PM EST Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show has, predictably, sent sales of her music skyrocketing. The diva headlined the Super Bowl XLVII halftime festivities in New Orleans last night (Feb. 3), where she performed eight songs and reunited with D ...

  4. Beyonce Rocks Fierce Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 03, 2013 9:09 PM EST A fierce and clearly possessed Beyonce emerged from a cloud of smoke and lingering suspicion about her live-singing capabilities on Sunday, answering the doubters with an inspired display of hits and multimedia indulgence during her Super Bowl XLV ...

  5. Beyonce: 'I Will Absolutely Be Singing Live' at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2013 4:33 PM EST Three days before her much-anticipated performance during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Beyonce announced that she will be singing live at the halftime show during a press conference held on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 31). Wearing a short, backl ...

  6. 2013 Grammy Awards: From The Editor

    December 21, 2012 11:45 AM EST What an amazing year it was for music! In reviewing the charts and essays in our just-published year-end double issue, it was hard to pick a favorite. Taylor Swift's Red sold 1.2 million copies its first week. Adele sold her 10 millionth copy ...

  7. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  8. Ross On Radio: First Listen - Australia's Elf Radio

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST What if, six years ago, the major group broadcasters that participated in the HD Radio Alliance had decided that holiday music was going to be the exclusive province of digital radio? When I went to Radio Shack to buy my $99 Accurian radio, what i ...

  9. Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Reissue Spurs 591% Gain, Sony's 'Playlist' Series Sizzles (at $1.99)

    November 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, Rihanna bounded in at No. 1 with her first chart-topping set, "Unapologetic." The SRP/Def Jam album moved 238,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also marking Rihanna� ...

  10. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  11. It's Official: Beyonce To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show

    October 16, 2012 11:35 AM EDT (Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr ) All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer. A source familiar with Super Bowl XLVII told The Associated Pres ...

  12. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Skrillex & Ellie: Music's Top 10 Couples

    August 22, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Pop songstress Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (i.e. "Chavril") yesterday (Aug. 21) announced their engagement, joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake ...

  13. Bee Gee Robin Gibb Mourned and Hailed in Britain

    May 21, 2012 8:54 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- One day after he succumbed to cancer, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was hailed in his native Britain Monday as a master musician whose interests went far beyond the recording studio. The distinctive singer, who wrote and arranged numerous hits ...

  14. Backbeat: Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Honored @ Essence Black Women in Music Gala

    February 09, 2012 10:17 AM EST Honorees Sylvia Rhone, former Motown chief, and rising icon Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame. (Photo: 2012 A Turner Archives) Grammy Week revved up in earnest last night (Feb. 8) with two key events; the Recording Academy's Producer ...

  15. 'Santa Claus is Comin' To Town' Is Latest Song Embroiled in Termination Rights Litigation

    December 21, 2011 4:00 PM EST One of the big issues in entertainment law this past year was songwriters terminating copyright grants to wrest back control over songs. The year is ending with a bang as the estate of J. Fred Coots is terminating publishing rights on one of the b ...

  16. Backbeat: Beyonce To Debut One More '4' Video Before DVD Deluxe Release; Just Ask Piers Morgan...

    November 08, 2011 8:00 AM EST Sony publicists Mike Navarra (left) and Winnie Lam (right) greeted guests at the screenings for Beyonce's "Live at Roseland" DVD, Nov. 7 Yesterday (Nov. 7), Sony Music hosted two screenings, just at different times (10 am and 12 am) ...

  17. The Gap Goes Indie for 'Joy It Up' Mixtape on Facebook

    November 07, 2011 3:55 PM EST A lot has changed at The Gap since its last music initiative, "The Sound of Color," debuted in 2008 . In the past 18 months alone, the retailer has changed (then promptly changed back) its signature blue logo, seen the departure of forme ...

  18. Backbeat: Kelly Rowland Gets Deep at Recording Academy 'Conversation With' Event

    September 30, 2011 12:22 PM EDT Kelly Rowland with MC Lyte at the "A Conversation With" event in Los Angeles Tuesday night (Photo: Maury Phillips, WireImage.com; courtesy of The Recording Academy) "I'm on the highest cloud right now; it surpasses nine," ...

  19. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  20. Toni Braxton, BC Jean Sign With The Collective

    September 06, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Los Angeles-based entertainment/production company The Collective has signed Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton and singer/songwriter BC Jean for worldwide career management. The announcement follows the company's recent signing of sing ...

  21. Backbeat: Beyonce Addresses Dad, Sony Execs at Masterful Second Roseland Show

    August 17, 2011 8:07 AM EDT Beyonce brought the house to a frenzy again and again during the second night of her four-night-stand Tuesday at New York's Roseland Ballroom . She treated the approximately 2,500 fans in the sold out venue -- all four nights sold out in minu ...

  22. Beyonce Kicks Off '4 Intimate Nights' In NYC

    August 15, 2011 11:03 AM EDT There aren't many artists in the world that can pull of a 90-minute set in Stuart Weitzman heels and leave a beyond packed audience satisfied to the point of not needing an encore. But that's Beyoncé. Last night (August 14), the singer k ...

  23. Neil Diamond Accepts Billboard Icon Award, Closes BBMAs with Medley Performance

    May 22, 2011 10:55 PM EDT With spirited, audience singalong versions of "Sweet Caroline" and a choir-assisted "America," Neil Diamond closed the 2011 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 22) by accepting his 2011 Billboard Icon Award. Seeming just a ...

  24. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 6:12 PM EDT B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among t ...

  25. 5 Things to Watch at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2011 7:24 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show is co-executive-produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media (parent company of Billboard), and Don Misch ...

  26. Beyonce to Be Honored with Billboard Millennium Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 09, 2011 5:53 PM EDT B eyoncé will be honored with Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today (May 9). The iconic performer and international star will receive the honor at the May 22 show, which will air on ABC at 8-11pm ET/ ...

  27. Schure Media Opens Shop

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yvette Noel-Schure, formerly senior VP of Media at Columbia Records/Sony Music, has established her own publicity firm, Schure Media. Based in New York City and northern New Jersey, the firm has signed Music World/Columbia artist Beyoncé as its fi ...

  28. Producer Files $35M Suit Against Lady Gaga

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A songwriter and music producer who claims he helped launch Lady Gaga says she squeezed him out of her lucrative career after he co-wrote some of her songs, came up with her stage name and helped get her record deal. Rob Fusari filed a $35 million ...

  29. Beyonce Tops Decade's RIAA Sales

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Put a championship ring on it: Beyonce was far and away the queen of gold and platinum sales milestones during the past decade. The RIAA on Wednesday released a compilation of its awards for 2000-09, and the heavily Grammy-ed songstress leads the ...

  30. R&B Briefs: Stevie Wonder, Akon, LeToya Luckett and More

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Stevie Wonder, Akon, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and Jesse McCartney are among the artists performing on the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) 31st annual "Evening of Stars" tribute to singer/songwriter Lionel Richie. The two-hour ...

  31. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  32. Video: Beyonce Accepts Woman Of The Year Award, Thanks Family For Support

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles accepted her Woman of the Year award last Friday (Oct. 2) during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel, and after admitting to hating "giving acceptance speeches," the honore ...

  33. Beyonce Accepts Billboard's Woman Of the Year Award, Lady Gaga Is Rising Star

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga were honored today (Oct. 2) with the Woman of the Year and Rising Star awards, respectively, during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel. Lady Gaga, sporting a see-through dress ...

  34. Beyonce Sued Over Fragrance

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A battle between the pop star and the fashion brand just turned fierce. Abercrombie & Fitch Co, the apparel retailer known for sexy advertising and casual looks, has sued the singer Beyonce Knowles, claiming her plan for a new fragrance to be ...

  35. Kanye West Outburst Mars MTV Music Video Awards

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West, who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift. West, who is known for his outspoken wa ...

  36. Chrisette Michele Moves In With First No. 1 Album

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele celebrates her first No. 1 album as "Epiphany" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . With 83,000 sold, it marks the best sales week for the young singer, but the lowest sales total for a No. 1-debuting album in th ...

  37. Kelly Rowland Splits From Beyonce's Manager Dad

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her car ...

  38. The Countdown Winds Down For MTV's 'TRL'

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carson Daly chatted with Eminem, Beyonce gave a show-stopping performance, girls shrieked at the sight of Justin Timberlake and hundreds of fans lined up outside in Times Square for a glimpse at superstars. For few hours, it seemed like old times ...

  39. Beyonce Eyeing 2009 Tour

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce is blocking off time for a 2009 tour in support of her upcoming third solo album, due Nov. 18 via Music World/Columbia. The artist will play international dates next spring, followed by a North American tour in early summer. The as-yet-unt ...

  40. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  41. Kelly Rowland Signs Up For MTV Charity Drive

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Rowland has been appointed as the 2008 ambassador for the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. The solo artist and former Destiny's Child singer will be the public face of "Staying Alive" in June 2008. The campaign will raise the pro ...

  42. Big Jail Terms For U.K. CD Pirates

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The ringleader of a European fake CD scam has been hit with a four-and-a-half-year jail sentence, one of the lengthiest handed down for commercial copyright theft in British legal history. Farhat Nissa, 35, was sentenced this week for her part in ...

  43. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Greg Curtis

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Houston, Texas native Greg Curtis has worked with everyone from Destiny's Child to Yolanda Adams, but it’s his songwriting relationship with R&B singer Keyshia Cole that has catapulted him to No. 1. After seven weeks at No. 1, Cole's ...

  44. Williams In A Dance Mood On Second Solo Disc

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams will unveil her second solo album, "Unexpected," in August via Music World Entertainment/Columbia. Music World Entertainment CEO Matthew Knowles played the project for Billboard.com last week ...

  45. Ole Inks Feist

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canada-based publisher ole has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with multi-platinum-selling songwriter/producer Mark Feist. His "No Man, No Cry" is expected to drop next week as the single for Kelly Rowland's upcoming album &qu ...

  46. Year-End Wrap: R&B/Hip-Hop Solid Across Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST There was no major-league comeback to rival Mary J. Blige's 2006 breakthrough or Mariah Carey's 2005 emancipation. And hip-hop sales overall weren't anything to write home about. But R&B/hip-hop in 2007 still managed to chime in ...

  47. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  48. T.I. Is Top Dog Again

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A release during the usually quiet 4th of July week didn't deter sales of T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," which shifted 468,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and ...

  49. Destiny's Child Launches Mobile Game

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG act Destiny's Child has released its Groove mobile game on AT&T Wireless. The mobile dance video game was developed with partners Square Enix Mobile and Music World. It features four songs from the groups greatest hits album, inc ...

  50. High Noon For High Def

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If you want to watch high-definition versions of the latest James Bond film or Destiny's Child live onstage, you've got to get them on Blu-ray. And as the next-generation format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD continues to heat up, such e ...

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