Nina Simone

  1. Nina Simone's Songs in Limbo as Sony Music Battles Family Over Secret Deal

    May 06, 2015 9:46 PM EDT In a long, complicated fight over the music of Nina Simone , the legendary singer and songwriter who died in 2003, all hell has broken loose. Sony Music has filed papers in a San Francisco federal court aiming to rescind a settlement agreement wit ...

  2. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 05, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. @radical.m ...

  3. Eurovision Song Contest Promotes the Wacky and the Exotic

    May 25, 2012 11:22 AM EDT BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- A memorable melody. Distinctive stage presence. Some horse-trading of votes. Those are secrets to success in the annual Eurovision Song Contest, a televised pan-European extravaganza viewed by some 125 million people world ...

  4. Gaby Moreno Signs With Ricardo Arjona's Metamorfosis

    March 29, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Bilingual singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, whose music is inspired by such singers as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, has signed a recording contract with Metamorfosis, according to a representative for the label. Metamorfosis was founded by Ricard ...

  5. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  6. Exclusive: Macy Gray Covers Album to Feature Songs by Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead

    February 01, 2012 8:42 PM EST Macy Gray is going the interpretive route for her next album, covering songs by the likes of Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead. Produced by Hal Willner, 429 Records will release Gray's "Covered" on March 27. Gray chose mostly indi ...

  7. Global Pulse

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Mick Harvey emerges as an interpreter of classic songs by the likes of Johnny Cash and Nina Simone on his latest solo album, "One Man's Treasure." Read To Multi-instrumentalist, producer ...