Etta James

  1. Aretha Franklin’s ‘Great Diva Classics’ Due Oct. 21

    September 28, 2014 10:21 PM EDT Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will include songs such as Gladys ...

  2. Neil Portnow Honored By Clive Davis, Randy Philips, Martin Bandier, Kevin Lyman, Others

    December 10, 2012 9:10 AM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, who is celebrating ...

  3. Lionel Richie, Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Hall of Fame

    March 08, 2012 11:50 AM EST NEW YORK -- Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York City. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4. Lionel Richie to Headline Billbo ...

  4. Backbeat: Estelle Celebrates New Album With John Legend, Jadakiss at Irving Plaza

    March 01, 2012 2:11 PM EST "Sorry, my album came out today and I'm really fucking happy!" Estelle proclaimed Tuesday night at Irving Plaza , the release date of her long-delayed third album All Of Me . The gig was a scheduled stop on the BET Music Matters Tou ...

  5. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Song of the Last 50 Years?

    February 28, 2012 7:53 AM EST Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston's signature ballad "I Will Always Love You" jumps 7-3 on the current Billboard H ...

  6. Web Trends: Adele Cleans Up, Whitney Houston Honored At The Grammys

    February 13, 2012 2:05 PM EST Google Trends: 1. jennifer hudson tribute to whitney houston -- Jennifer Hudson sang during the tribute to Whitney Houston at last night's Grammys. 2. Bon Iver -- Indie fave Bon Iver upset the likes of Nicki Minaj and Skrillex last night winn ...

  7. Lana Del Rey Tops UK Chart, Has Biggest Selling U.K. Album of 2012

    February 13, 2012 8:01 AM EST As Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" (Polydor/Universal) started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday, Belgian Australian Gotye climbed 3-1 on the singles survey with "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Universal Islan ...

  8. Adele's Big Night: Where It Ranks in Grammy History

    February 13, 2012 1:53 AM EST Adele backstage at the Grammmy Awards holding her six trophies (Getty Images) Adele's big night at the Grammys doesn't set any new records, but it does enroll the British singer in an elite club of triple-crown winners for the Recording ...

  9. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  10. Video: Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at Grammys

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST "For me, the only thing that feels right begins with a prayer -- for a woman who we loved. For our fallen sister, Whitney Houston," LL Cool J said of the late legend. The host opened the 54th Annual Grammy Awards with a prayer for Housto ...

  11. Sheila E. Honored, Goapele Sings Etta James @ Moja Moja Awards

    February 12, 2012 1:06 AM EST Sheila E. shows off her plaque after receiving the Vanguard Award from Bob Ferguson, Manager of Creative Alliances & Music Outreach for Oxfam America, left, and KCRW's Garth Trinidad, right. She was honored for her work with the Elevate H ...

  12. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 5:53 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster the People and Maroon 5, it was announced on We ...

  13. Foo Fighters, Lil Wayne, David Guetta, Deadmau5 & Chris Brown to Lead Dance Music Tribute at Grammys

    February 07, 2012 4:04 PM EST For the sake of the Grammys, Dave Grohl is squelching his beef with electronic music. The Foo Fighters, who have been known to diss computer-made tracks and their creators during their live shows, will participate in a "special performance hi ...

  14. Super Bowl Synch Report: 8 Placements Each for EMI, Warner/Chappell; Budweiser Prepping 4

    February 03, 2012 9:10 PM EST It's a good year for music and the Super Bowl. The top four publishing companies - EMI Music, Universal Music, Warner/Chappell and Sony/ATV - are reporting a healthy marketplace for synchs and placements. As of Friday afternoon, EMI and Warne ...

  15. Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling' Tapped by Budweiser for Super Bowl Spot

    February 03, 2012 8:30 PM EST Flo Rida feels a lot like Tom Brady or Eli Manning right about now. The rapper's No. 3-peaking single "Good Feeling" is about to become even more ubiquitous after it's featured in a commercial for Budweiser, titled "Eterna ...

  16. Chart Moves: 'Glee' Finds 'Love,' Girls Generation's 'Boys' Debuts

    January 26, 2012 11:02 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "21" becomes the first album by a single artist ever to top the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Hot 100 No. 1s, as "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over at the latt ...

  17. Etta James Sales Jump 378% in Days After Her Death

    January 25, 2012 2:39 PM EST The late, great Etta James makes a powerful impact on the Billboard charts this week, following her death on Jan. 20. On the Billboard 200 chart, she nets her highest-charting album ever as "The Best of Etta James - 20th Century Masters: The ...

  18. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:54 AM EST Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, after 10 weeks and making history in the process. As Adele's set &q ...

  19. Etta James Funeral and Memorial Details Released

    January 24, 2012 8:00 PM EST Famed rhythm and blues singer Etta James died Jan. 20, five days away from her 74 birthday after battling leukemia, dementia and hepatitis C. On Tuesday, it was announced that a public viewing would be held at the Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, ...

  20. Adele Tops U.K. Charts On One Year Anniversary

    January 23, 2012 9:37 AM EST Adele added another achievement to her ever-expanding book of records as "21" (XL Recordings) returned 2-1 in its first anniversary on the U.K. album chart. Meanwhile, Jessie J started a second week atop the singles chart with "Domi ...

  21. Etta James Dead at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:39 AM EST Etta James, the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera, is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Jame ...

  22. Adele, Flo Rida Top UK Charts

    January 09, 2012 8:05 AM EST There's a familiar look to the top of the new U.K. album chart, published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Jan. 8), on which Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 38,000 units to move back 6-1 and become the album ...

  23. Etta James Released From Hospital, Manager Says

    January 05, 2012 9:40 PM EST Etta James' longtime friend and manager says the singer has been released from a Southern California hospital and is back at home with her family. Lupe De Leon says James was released Thursday afternoon, just a few days after the terminally i ...

  24. Etta James Terminally Ill From Chronic Leukemia

    December 16, 2011 11:05 AM EST "At Last" and "Tell Mama" blues singer Etta James, whose health has been fading in recent years, is now terminally ill, and her live-in doctor is asking for prayers. Dr. Elaine James, who isn't related to the 73-year-old e ...

  25. Chart Moves: Flo Rida Feeling 'Good' on Hot 100; She & Him Debuts Christmas Album

    November 03, 2011 2:07 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-year history t ...

  26. Etta James Hospitalized With Blood Infection

    May 13, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Three-time Grammy winner Etta James has been hospitalized with blood poisoning. She was hospitalized earlier this week with a urinary tract infection and the blood infection sepsis, her son Sametto James. "It was a really bad infection," ...

  27. Ailing Etta James' Husband Seeks Control Of Her Finances

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ailing R&B singer Etta James is gravely ill and her husband of 41 years is seeking a California court order to control more than $1 million of her money. The 72-year-old singer is best known for the 1961 hit "At Last." Court document ...

  28. Phillip Walker, Blues Guitarist, Dies at 73

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Blues guitarist and singer Phillip Walker, who backed such stars as Etta James and Lowell Fulson, has died. He was 73. Marc Lipkin, publicity director for Alligator Records, says Walker died Thursday of heart failure in Palm Springs. Walker perfor ...

  29. Blues Guitarist Phillip Walker Dies At 73

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Blues guitarist and singer Phillip Walker, who backed such stars as Etta James and Lowell Fulson, has died. He was 73. Marc Lipkin, publicity director for Alligator Records, says Walker died Thursday (July 22) of heart failure in Palm Springs. Wal ...

  30. Doo-wop star, Motown Executive Harvey Fuqua Dies

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Harvey Fuqua , a former doo-wop star with the Moonglows who went on to launch Marvin Gaye 's career as well as his comeback, died in Detroit on Tuesday (July 6), the Motown Alumni Association said. He was 80. He succumbed to what an associati ...

  31. Flo Rida, Chuck Berry, Journey Among Top Downloaded Tracks

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It shouldn't be strange to see Chuck Berry's "Johnnie B. Goode," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" on someone's iPod, as each of these tracks w ...

  32. New National Recording Registry Entries Announced

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Twenty five culturally significant recordings — including a radio broadcast of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial, Dylan Thomas reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales," and Winston Churchill'a speech that ...

  33. Outback Concerts Files Suit Against Detroit PAC

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent promoter Outback Concerts filed a breach of contract suit in Davidson County Circuit Court on May 21 alleging the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit did not pay Outback money owed for promoting an April 11 Etta James ...

  34. UMe, Amazon Link For Valentine's Push

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com has joined with Universal Music Enterprises to offer free Valentine's Day e-cards featuring hit love songs from Elton John, Patsy Cline, Marvin Gaye and others in its music store. The holiday cards come with 12 original recordings ...

  35. Blues Singer Etta James Hospitalized In LA

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer Etta James is in stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital, suffering from complications following abdominal surgery, her manager said on Wednesday. The 69-year-old rock 'n' roll pioneer was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical ...

  36. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Holding court once again at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the two-day festival (June ...

  37. Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup Unveiled

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival was revealed today (Feb. 22), with such acts as Etta James, Buddy Guy, trumpeter Chris Botti and the Phil Woods Quintet slated to perform during the June 16-17 event at Los Angeles' Hollywo ...

  38. '50s Pop Singer Georgia Gibbs Dies At 87

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Georgia Gibbs, a versatile singer who starred on the popular show "Your Hit Parade" and reached the top of the charts in the 1950s with covers of songs by black artists, has died. She was 87. Gibbs died Saturday at New York's Memori ...

  39. RHYTHM & BLUES: WOMEN BENEATH THE RADAR

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Where would R&B be today without the likes of such heart-stirring pioneers as Ruth Brown, Etta James, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin? This year has borne witness to an array of albums by a female Where would R&B be today without the l ...

  40. Springsteen & Seeger Sessions Band to Debut at JazzFest

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acts including Etta James have also been added. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking place April 28-30 and May 5-7 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, will feature the first ever performance from Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessi ...

  41. Guy, James Take Home Handy Awards

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James were the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, which were presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation last night (April 29) at the Cannon Center Bal Perennial favorites Buddy Guy and Etta James w ...

  42. James Brown, Los Lobos To Headline Doheny Fest

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST James Brown, Los Lobos, the Robert Cray Band, Etta James, Keb' Mo', Lucinda Williams, Charlie Musselwhite, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Robert Randolph, Koko Taylor and John Mayall among acts set for Ca James Brown, Los Lobos, the Robert C ...