Donna Summer

  1. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  2. Chart Moves: Passenger Goes For A Ride; Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns; Korn Collects First Mainstream Rock No. 1

    November 08, 2013 10:04 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and Eminem and Rihanna blast in at No. 3 with "The Monster." Who else makes regal moves on song charts this week? -- Passenger: The s ...

  3. Chart Moves: Def Leppard, Donna Summer Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Katy Perry climbed in at No. 1 with her new album "PRISM," selling 286,000 copies in its first week. It was one of four new arrivals to the top 10, which also boasted bows from Fifth Harmony ...

  4. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Inducted in 2013 Ceremony

    April 19, 2013 7:07 AM EDT The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles in more than two decades may as well have been subtitled "A Night to Celebrate Rush" as the Canadian trio's fans packed the Nokia Theater to the rafters and ...

  5. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  6. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees: Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall on April 18 along with Heart, singer-songwriter-pianist Randy Newman, ...

  7. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Rush and Deep Purple, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  8. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Deep Purple and Rush, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  9. Chart Moves: Olympics' Soundtrack Album Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The Billboard 200: It was a quiet week at the top of the Billboard 200. So quiet, that Zac Brown Band returned to No. 1 with its Uncaged set, selling a rather tiny 48,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. There were, however, two debuts in th ...

  10. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  11. How David Guetta's 'Titanium' Became The Longest-Charting Dance Hit Since Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

    June 18, 2012 8:20 AM EDT In its 28th week on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, David Guetta's "Titanium," featuring Sia, passes Darude's "Sandstorm" (27 weeks over two chart runs in 2000-02) to become the ranking's longest-ru ...

  12. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan's Towering 'Tailgates' Sales, Azealia Banks' EP Arrives on Billboard 200

    June 08, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Billboard 200: John Mayer continued to rule the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week , as his Born and Raised sold another 65,000 this past week (down 70%). Three new albums debuted in the top 10 on the tally, led by Regina Spektor ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  15. Donna Summer's Album Sales Surge, Despite Lack of Availability

    May 19, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Despite how nearly half of the late Donna Summer's studio albums are off the market, the diva's catalog is due to make waves on the Billboard charts next week. Donna Summer: In Memoriam -- There Will Always Be a You Sources say her seven ...

  16. Donna Summer Dominates Social Networks After Death

    May 18, 2012 6:49 PM EDT Donna Summer died on the morning of May 17 and many people reacted by taking to the Internet and online music services. Radio Remembers Donna Summer: Songs Get Huge Airplay After News of Singer's Death According to data provided by Next Big S ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Tributes For Donna Summer: Questlove, Nile Rodgers, Sheila E., George Clinton, More React

    May 17, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Donna Summer died this morning after a battle with cancer at the age of 63. Her fantastic success as the 'Queen of Disco' saw her hit the Billboard Hot 100 32 times, including 14 No. 1 hits. Tributes have been coming in from the music co ...

  22. Publishing Briefs: UMPG's Andrew Jenkins Named ICMP Chair; Imagem, Reel Muzik Werks Ink Deals

    February 03, 2012 12:30 PM EST UMPG EVP of International Andrew Jenkins Named ICMP Chair The Universal Music Publishing Group executive VP of international Andrew Jenkins has been elected as chair of the International Confederation of Music Publishers at the organization's ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Toby Keith, Wyclef Jean To Play Nobel Concert

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith and his wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will co-host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo featuring Wyclef Jean, Toby Keith and Donna Summer, organizers said Wednesday. The Dec. 11 show - a day after the award ceremo ...

  25. Lucky Seven For Swift While 'Notorious' Debuts

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . Can you name the last album to spend as many weeks at the top? . . . The first top 10 debut of the year comes in the form of the soundtrack to " ...

  26. Young Jeezy Jumps In With Second No. 1 Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy claims his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "The Recession" starts in the penthouse with 260,000 . . . His last studio set, 2006's "The Inspiration," also began atop the list, but with 352,000 . . . A ...

  27. 3 Doors Down And 'Idol' Winner David Cook Rule Charts

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top three on the Billboard 200 chart this week are all debuts, with 3 Doors Down opening at No. 1 while Bun B and Julianne Hough check in at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... "American Idol" winner David Cook is all over the Hot Digital ...

  28. Donna Summer Inks With Burgundy

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Donna Summer will break a 17-year drought of studio albums with all new material thanks to a new deal with Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. Dubbed "Crayons," the project will arrive May 20. Summer is working with a wide range of collabo ...

  29. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on ...