Disco

  1. Latin Music's Retail Blues

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT One of the country's biggest Latin music stores faces dwindling sales, but vows to press on. In 2001, Nielsen SoundScan reported increasing sales of Latin music, much of it attributed to the genre's growing presence with mass merchants. ...

  2. Bee Gees' Album Sales Jump by 339%, Song Downloads by 379%

    May 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Following the death of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb on May 20, his band's catalog of albums and songs saw great sales gains in the week ending May 27. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the group sold 27,000 albums this past week -- up 339% from 6 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 - In Memoriam: There Will Always Be a You

    May 18, 2012 8:44 AM EDT Donna Summer at the 1977 Billboard Music Awards (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage) Michael Paoletta was for ten years Billboard's esteemed dance/electronic music editor. He not only interviewed Donna Summer (and her producer Giorgio Moroder) o ...

  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. Village People's Victor Willis Speaks Out on Recent Copyright Victory, Trademark Lawsuits

    May 11, 2012 4:54 PM EDT Victor Willis, the songwriter and original lead singer of the Village People, isn't done being a provocative figure in the music business. Fresh off a victory earlier this week in a battle to terminate his share of a copyright to the band ...

  8. Village People's Victor Willis Wins Huge Rights Reversion Case Over 'YMCA'

    May 08, 2012 2:44 PM EDT A California federal judge has given Village People original singer Victor Willis a big victory in a case that has been closely followed in the music industry. Last year, Willis terminated rights to his share of the group's songs, including t ...

  9. Web Trends: Remebering Notorious B.I.G. 15 Years Later

    March 09, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  10. James T. Ellis, Singer for The Trammps, 'Disco Inferno' Dies at 74

    March 09, 2012 6:10 AM EST ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- James T. "Jimmy" Ellis, who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit that's still replayed in modern sports arenas, has died. He was 74. David Turner of Bass-Cauthen Funera ...

  11. Carlos De Jesus, Legendary Disco, Dance Radio DJ, Dies

    February 16, 2012 2:33 PM EST Carlos De Jesus, legendary disco DJ on New York City radio station WKTU Disco 92.3 and the original host of New York Hot Tracks from 1983-1986 on WABC-TV, died Monday, according to the New York Daily News . As a DJ in the late 1970s and early 1980 ...

  12. Adele, Prince... and Vanilla Ice? The 20 Albums to Lead the Billboard 200 for 16 Weeks or More

    January 19, 2012 5:12 PM EST As previously reported , Adele's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest reign since the "Titanic" soundtrack also led for 16 frames in 1998. Since the chart began appeari ...

  13. Stegosaurus

    January 14, 2012 1:49 PM EST Brainless Herbivore This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arr ...

  14. Losticle

    January 14, 2012 11:41 AM EST Losticles This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. Accord ...

  15. Triceratops

    January 12, 2012 2:15 PM EST Why so many horns? This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arre ...

  16. Losticles, Part Deux

    January 12, 2012 1:32 PM EST Lostices This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested follo ...

  17. Velociraptor

    January 11, 2012 1:39 PM EST Evil Killing Machine This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were ar ...

  18. Bilbo

    January 11, 2012 11:42 AM EST Baggins This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. Accordin ...

  19. Gallimimus

    January 08, 2012 1:50 PM EST Ostrich-type Dinosaur This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were a ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Original Village People Member Sues Group

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Village People's first cop wants a revamped version of the group to stop using his likeness and voice. The lawsuit filed last week in San Diego by Victor Willis claims companies continue to use his voice and picture to promote the new Vil ...

  22. Schnur, Chuck D Wrap ADE 2007

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The changing face of the music industry was brought under the microcope when Steven Schnur, worldwide executive of music and marketing, Electronic Arts, held court on the closing day of the Amsterdam Dance Event. In his keynote speech, Schnur stat ...

  23. Strut To Be Revived, Plans Grandmaster Flash Release

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grandmaster Flash will release his first studio album in a decade next year, on U.K. label Strut. The seminal label, which was liquidated in 2003, is getting revived after an acquisition by !K7 Records Label Group. Flash's own Adrenaline City ...

  24. Kool & The Gang Co-founder Dead

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. Smith died Tuesday (June 20) in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness, his publicist Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and le ...

  25. Rhino, Bee Gees Sign Exclusive Agreement

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pact covers material from trio's entire history. Rhino Entertainment has entered an exclusive, worldwide catalog agreement with the Bee Gees. The pact includes master recordings and unreleased material from the trio's entire history, fro ...

  26. Exclusive: Dance Music Hall Of Fame 2005 Inductees

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dance Music Summit starts for Sept. 19. This year's Billboard Dance Music Summit kicks off September 19 and will feature panelists like DJ Rap, Armani Exchange's Patrick Doddy and Warner Brothers' Orlando Puerta as well as the induc ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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." ...

  29. Kylie Minogue

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deliciously retro in a mid-'80s Italo-disco kind of way. Deliciously retro in a mid-'80s Italo-disco kind of way. News ...

  30. R&B Singer Edmund Sylvers Dead At 47

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, died March 11 after a battle with lung cancer. The 47-year-old was diagnosed with the disease last May. Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylv ...

  31. Jackson's CBS Special Heading To DVD

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Michael Jackson special that aired Jan. 2 on CBS will be released on DVD March 9 via Epic. Titled "The One," the hour-long retrospective program draws on highlights from throughout Jackson's stori The Michael Jackson special tha ...