Sergio Mendes

  1. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  2. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  3. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  4. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Su ...

  5. Sergio Mendes Frustrated By No Oscar Best Original Song Performances

    February 22, 2012 7:52 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Sergio Mendes will attend the Academy Awards on Sunday, but will do so with mixed feelings. He's honored that his song "Real in Rio," from the animated movie "Rio," is one of the only two nominated this yea ...

  6. Photos: Lana Del Rey, Jessie J, Irving Azoff, Scooter Braun, More at Lucian Grainge's Grammy-Night Party

    February 13, 2012 6:51 PM EST From left: David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK; Lana Del Rey; Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group. (Photos: Courtesy Universal Music) Far from the proverbial madding crowds on Grammy night ...

  7. 'True Blood,' 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo,' '50/50' Among Guild of Music Supervisor Award Honorees

    February 13, 2012 5:03 PM EST Winners at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awads were, front row, from left, Steve Schnur, Julia Michels, Evyen Klean, Jordan Silverberg, Gary Calamar; second row, Lia Vollack, Liza Richardson, Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy, Robin Kaye, G ...

  8. Backbeat: Yuna Gets Love From Pharrell, Cornerstone at Brooklyn Showcase

    February 09, 2012 4:05 PM EST Yuna performing at a showcase for Cornerstone and Fader Media Group, which also doubled as a listening party for her self-titled upcoming album. (Photo: Sarah Riazati) Cornerstone and Fader Media Group kicked off New York Fashion Week Wednesday ni ...

  9. Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters to Perform @ MusiCares Grammy Week Event

    February 01, 2012 1:46 PM EST When Paul McCartney is honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week next Friday night, he'll be the biggest name in an otherwise stellar lineup of performers. In addition to a special McCartney performance to highlight the n ...

  10. Oscar Analysis: Why Only Two Nominees for Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 10:49 AM EST The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, which was altered in 2006 when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt it on Tuesday. Oscar Mu ...

  11. Oscar Musical Nominees: 'Muppets,' John Williams, 'Rio,' 'The Artist'

    January 24, 2012 8:56 AM EST Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced today and while "The Artist" and "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were less known. This yea ...

  12. Juanes, Brown, Fergie Lend Hand To Mendes' 'Encanto'

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music icon Sergio Mendes' latest album, "Encanto," will feature collaborations with Juanes, Brazilian artists Carlinhos Brown and Vanessa da Mata, Fergie and Natalie Cole, among others. Concord Records and Starbucks Entert ...

  13. Will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.biz on Thursday night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Benefit Concert in L.A. "I' ...

  14. Jazz Acts Line Up For Indonesian Fest

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST More than two dozen international artists will gather in the Indonesian capital March 2-4 for the third annual Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, billed as Asia's biggest-ever jazz event. Acts scheduled to perform at the event include ...

  15. Lifetime Achievement Awards Going To Latin Icons

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Honorees include Mendes, Durcal, Pacheco. A series of Latin music icons, representing many countries and many genres of music, will receive the 2005 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Awards. They include Brazil's Jorge Ben Jor and ...