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  1. 2012 Billboard Music Awards to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 18, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Music Awards co-executive producer Richard Beckman on the show's set in Las Vegas (Photo: Taylor Jones) Rihanna and Britney. Lil Wayne and Mary J. An eye-popping performance from an army of Beyonces. Last year, the return of the Bil ...

  2. Ryan Seacrest's Bieber-Off Helps Cimorelli Make Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 18, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The dust from the impact Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" video release two weeks ago hasn't settled yet. In the digital age of remix and re-appropriation of content, activity around a particular release isn't just limited to l ...

  3. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez's 'Dance Again' Rebounds, 2Chainz's 'No Lie' Debuts on Hot 100

    May 18, 2012 7:14 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Train's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in its 18th week, marking the longest ascent to the top 10 this year, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to ...

  4. Norah Jones Agent Joe Brauner Joins WME

    May 16, 2012 8:41 PM EDT Joe Brauner has joined WME as an agent in the music department, bringing with him longtime clients Norah Jones and Amos Lee. Brauner was previously a music agent at CAA. Jones and Lee will be represented by WME in North America only; Jones will co ...

  5. Meet EDM's Power Trio: Atlantic's Craig Kallman, Astralwerks' Glenn Mendlinger, Interscope's Dave Rene

    May 15, 2012 7:25 AM EDT For more than a decade, electronic dance music has been an indie label's business. In the mid- to late '90s, when acts like Fatboy Slim, the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy surged, the majors launched or acquired imprints: Warner had F-111 ...

  6. Keane, Rita Ora Top U.K. Music Charts

    May 14, 2012 7:31 AM EDT East Sussex melodic rock quartet Keane scored their fifth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 13) with "Strangeland" (Universal Isand). London starlet Rita Ora debuted atop the singles survey with "R.I.P." ...

  7. Justin Bieber, Shakira's New Videos Stir Big Chart Moves

    May 11, 2012 6:24 PM EDT Superstar Shakira makes the biggest jump on Billboard's Social 50 chart, thanks to the debut of her new video for "Addicted to You." The clip's arrival spurs a big 15-6 rise for the diva, who also saw an overall 34% rise in onl ...

  8. Backbeat: Rufus Wainwright Plays BAM, Why New Mark Ronson-Produced Album is Getting Big Airplay

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Rufus Wainwright performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday night. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Rufus Wainwright kicked off his U.S. tour Wednesday at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music , celebrating the release of his seventh studio album ...

  9. Backbeat: Eva Mendes, Regional Mexican Crooner Espinoza Paz Star in 'Girl in Progress'

    May 11, 2012 10:18 AM EDT (L-R) Regional Mexican star Espinoza Paz, actress Eva Mendes and Mexican comic Eugenio Derbez star in director Patricia Riggen's "Girl in Progress." The film, about a single mother raising a teenage daughter, hits theaters on May 11 ...

  10. Inaugural Women's Music Summit With Meshell Ndegeocello, Kaki King, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Marnie Stern Announced

    May 09, 2012 4:59 PM EDT The Music Masters Camp Series has announced it is adding a Women's Music Summit to its musician programs with a roster of female players that includes Kaki King, Meshell Ndegeocello, Melissa Auf der Maur and Marnie Stern. The event is slated ...

  11. SiriusXM Launches Latin Grammy Show

    May 09, 2012 1:27 PM EDT National Latino Broadcasting (NLB) is launching a daily radio show produced jointly with the Latin Recording Academy and centering on the Latin Grammy Awards and its nominated and winning artists. Liberty to Boost Stake in Sirius XM "Latin Gr ...

  12. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Surprise Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:51 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and an young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed wha ...

  13. Beastie Boys' Mike D on Adam Yauch's Passing: 'World Is In Need of Many More Like Him'

    May 08, 2012 7:41 AM EDT The third pillar of the Beastie Boys rap triumvirate Mike Diamond, AKA Mike D, posted a statement (below) on the Beastie Boys Facebook page on the passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died on Friday, May 4 . Diamond referred to Yauch as his ...

  14. Kimbra Is First '90s-Born Woman to Top the Billboard Hot 100

    May 07, 2012 10:23 AM EDT Get ready to feel old, thanks to the young artist featured on the Billboard Hot 100's top song. As Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" rules the chart for a third week, guest vocalist Kimbra (as Billboard reader Mark Harris ...

  15. Beastie Boys' Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz On Adam Yauch's Death

    May 06, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Adam Yauch's Beastie Boys band member Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock (originally King Ad-Rock), has taken to the band's blog to thank fans for their support in the wake of Yauch's death on Friday. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam &# ...

  16. More Tributes To Beastie Boy Adam Yauch: Eminem, Chuck D, Jay-Z, Madonna, Others

    May 06, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Beastie Boys (from left): Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others. They are trailblazers and ...

  17. Rock Hall of Fame Broadcast to Be Dedicated to Beasties' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 04, 2012 6:07 PM EDT HBO's broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which debuts at 9 p.m. ET Saturday will be dedicated to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who were inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. Yauch died Friday m ...

  18. Web Trends: RIP Adam Yauch

    May 04, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  19. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  20. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Pour In: Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Bill Adler, More

    May 04, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter and other sites in tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away earlier today. We've collected a few below. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Fa ...

  21. 'Glee' Music Honcho Adam Anders Responds to Gotye's Cover Criticism

    May 03, 2012 12:41 PM EDT The great Gotye-Glee debate has come full circle. After the high school musical show covered the Australian artist's smash hit "Somebody That I Used to Know," splitting the vocals between Darren Criss and guest star Matt Bomer, Goty ...

  22. Gotye, Kimbra in the Hunt for APRA Awards

    May 03, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Having already conquered the world with their song "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye and Kimbra are well set to dominate the 30th annual APRA Awards, to be held May 28 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Gotye's &# ...

  23. Exclusive: Alanis Morissette's New Album on Collective Sounds Announced for August

    May 02, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. Her seventh studio album, it is her first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth, ...

  24. Video: Emilio Estefan Says 'Great Things Are Happening... That Never Could Have 20 Years Ago' at Latin Conference

    May 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Emilio Estefan sat down with Billboard at the Billboard Latin Music Conference to discuss the changes in the Latin music industry since he began his career 35 years ago, how hard it is for new acts to get noticed, and his own responsibilities in t ...

  25. Jonas Brothers Leave Disney's Hollywood Records, Buy Back Masters, Publishing, Merchandising Rights

    May 01, 2012 2:08 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers have parted ways with Hollywood Records after releasing three albums on the Disney-owned label. The sibling trio of Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas, which has sold 17 million albums worldwide, also bought back the rights to their mast ...

  26. Video: Pitbull Says 'There Is No Genius To What I Do' at Latin Conference Panel

    April 27, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Pitbull's panel discussion at the Billboard Latin Music Conference touched on his opinions on the music business, Latin culture, and working with Shakira, among other things, veering - like on his records - back and forth between speaking Eng ...

  27. Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom, Nation's Highest Civilian Honor

    April 27, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Bob Dylan has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed upon a United States civilian. The singer-songwriter was one of 13 recipients announced by President Obama on Thursday. Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tr ...

  28. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Awards After Party

    April 27, 2012 11:38 AM EDT (L-R): DJ Shotgun, El Arquitecto, and Tu Dulcero arrive at the Billboard Latin Music Awards after party. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music Leila Cobo , laying in the corner of a sofa on t ...

  29. Video: Pitbull Says Will Smith's Career Is His 'Blueprint' for Success

    April 26, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Pitbull sat down with Billboard after his Artist Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference to discuss his many business ventures, his new song for the Men In Black 3 movie, and how his career is similar to global warming. Check Out All Our B ...

  30. Target Partners With Emilio Estefan for Curated Latin Entertainment Section

    April 25, 2012 5:21 PM EDT Target's John Butcher with Emilio Estefan at the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Wednesday (Photo: Arnold Turner) Target Corporation has partnered with entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan in a new alliance that will allow Estefan to curate ...

  31. Emilio Estefan at Billboard Latin Conference: 'When It Was Just Me, Santana, Feliciano, Julio, There Wasn't So Much Opportunity...'

    April 25, 2012 3:31 PM EDT John Butcher, vice president of entertainment, Target (left); with Emilion Estefan, Chairman, Estefan Enterprises. (Photo: Michael Seto) As record sales remain flat and labels tighten their belts in producing and releasing records, brands have ste ...

  32. The Jacksons To Record New Music After Reunion Tour

    April 25, 2012 2:18 PM EDT Following their long-overdue Unity Tour running across the U.S. this summer, the Jacksons plan to return to the studio and work on their first studio album since 1989's 2300 Jackson Street , eldest brother Jackie Jackson tells Billboard. &quo ...

  33. Lionel Richie Holds at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Jason Mraz Debuts at No. 2

    April 25, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200, shifting 114,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 11%). The pop veteran blocks Jason Mraz from earning his first chart-topper, as "Lo ...

  34. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Conference Honors Inspiring Women of Latin Music at Donna Karan Fashion Show Luncheon

    April 24, 2012 10:15 AM EDT (L-R): Pamela Bustios of Chris Smith Management, Dream Team Agency Co-Founder Susan Stipcianos and Colombian artist Duina del Mar. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard and Donna Karan New York celebrated "the inspiring women of Latin music" a ...

  35. How Justin Bieber's YouTube Parody Helped Carly Rae Jepsen Top Global Charts

    April 24, 2012 8:24 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Carly Rae Jepsen says she had a shock when she saw Justin Bieber singing along to her song, "Call Me Maybe." Adele Beats Jason Mraz on UK Album Charts in Photo Finish; Carlie Ray Jepsen Has Top Single The 26-year-old Canad ...

  36. Backbeat: Mana Holds Press Conference To Celebrate Staples Center Dominance With Rebeca Leon, Randy Phillips

    April 23, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L to R) Maná band members Sergio Vallin, Fher Olvera, Alex Gonzalez, & Juan Calleros speak during their press conference at the STAPLES Center Thursday, April 19. (Photo: Fredwill Hernandez) The most important and influential Latin rock band ...

  37. Justin Bieber, Chris Brown to Headline NBC's 'Today' Summer Concert Series

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT NBC's Today show has announced the acts for their 17th annual Summer Concert Series, and the lineup does not disappoint. Toyota is again sponsoring the weekly morning live concerts, kicking off Friday, May 18, with Usher for his first-ever To ...

  38. Train, Future Set For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    April 20, 2012 9:14 PM EDT While Jason Mraz and Lionel Richie are still duking it out for No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rock band Train and rapper Future are headed for the top 10. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Album Hits No. 1 On Billboard ...

  39. Backbeat: Bernie Finkelstein, Canadian Record Label Legend, Remembers Career at Memoir Launch

    April 19, 2012 11:44 AM EDT True North Records founder and long-time artist manager Bernie Finkelstein addresses his industry peers at the launch of his book, True North: A Life In The Music Business (Photo: Valerie Drinkwalter) Bernie Finkelstein - who built one of Canada&# ...

  40. Sugarland Tour Manager May Be Key To Stage Collapse Lawsuits

    April 16, 2012 7:18 PM EDT MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- The tour manager who was widely credited with saving the lives of country duo Sugarland before a deadly stage collapse at last summer's Indiana State Fair has become a central focus of lawyers seeking millions in damages ...

  41. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  42. Backbeat Coachella: Afrojack on Paris Hilton; Other Lives on David Hasselhoff; Evan Bogart

    April 14, 2012 2:21 PM EDT Backbeat spotted Afrojack hanging out near the Coachella media trailers where he discussed his new album and working with Paris Hilton. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) "My new album is gonna be coming out in September/October and that's going to ...

  43. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  44. Prince Ordered by Judge to Pay Nearly $4 Million to Perfume Maker

    April 13, 2012 7:22 PM EDT A New York judge Friday ordered pop star Prince to pay $3.95 million to a perfume maker for failing to promote the 3121 line of scents. Prince was sued by Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics in 2008 for failing to promote the perfume, which was supp ...

  45. Johnny Depp Performs With Marilyn Manson at Golden Gods Awards (Video)

    April 12, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Johnny Depp dropped acting for a night and joined Marilyn Manson onstage Wednesday, grabbing a bright yellow guitar and black cowboy hat for a performance of "Sweet Dreams" at Revolver magazine's Golden Gods Awards concert. Were his ...

  46. St. Jude To Honor Juan Luis Guerra in Gala Hosted By Juanes

    April 12, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will be honored during the 10th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami, benefitting St. Jude Children's Research hospital. The gala will be hosted by Colombian star Juanes and his wife Karen Mar ...

  47. Madonna Tops Elvis With 12th U.K. No. 1 Album; Chris Brown Has Top Single

    April 02, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Madonna landed her 12th U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday (April 1) with "MDNA" to overtake Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums in the market. Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music" gave him his first U ...

  48. Adele, Feist, Melanie Fiona, Gary Slaight Honored at Juno Awards Gala Dinner

    March 31, 2012 10:45 PM EDT For the second time in the Juno Awards 41-year history, the annual celebration of Canadian music was held in the nation's capital of Ottawa, beginning with the private gala dinner at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Saturday evening at which t ...

  49. Sonisphere Music Festival Canceled: Adam Lambert and Queen Reunion Isn't Happening

    March 28, 2012 7:54 PM EDT After much fanfare, the big Queen performance featuring "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert at Sonisphere2012 isn't going to happen. The music festival has apparently been canceled. Adam Lambert to Perform With Queen at U.K. Festival ...

  50. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

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