Singing

  1. Soprano Renata Tebaldi Dies

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano renowned for her angelic voice, her stardom at New York's Metropolitan and Italy's La Scala and her media-fueled rivalry with Maria Callas, died yesterday (Dec. 19) Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano re ...

  2. Josh Groban Sets 2005 Dates

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban will begin a North American tour Jan. 25 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. The 30-date outing will wrap March 19 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Internet pre-sale Josh Groban will begin a North American tour Ja ...

  3. Chapman Hosts 'Exalting Him' Contest

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Gary Chapman is hosting "Exalting Him," an "American Idol"-style Christian music talent search competition airing this week (Nov. 22-26) on the Trinity Broadcast Network. Singer/songwriter Gary Chapman is host ...

  4. Global Pulse

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's Elisa finds her new set, "Pearl Days," entering the country's sales chart at No. 2. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Italy's Elisa finds her new set, "Pearl Days," entering the country's sales chart ...

  5. Andrea Bocelli

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his s On a sunny morning in late August, Billbo ...

  6. LeAnn Rimes To Host 'Nashville Star'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New season set for early 2005. LeAnn Rimes has been tapped to host the third season of the USA Networks talent competition series "Nashville Star." She replaces "Access Hollywood" anchor Nancy O'Dell, who hosted the first ...

  7. Ex-Bardot Manager Wins Breach Of Contract Case

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Sydney-based TV production company Screentime for dismissing him as manager of the pop band Bardot. SYDNEY -- Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won a brea ...

  8. George Huff Inks Word Deal

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Idol' finalist to release Xmas set. "American Idol" finalist George Huff has signed with Word Records, the Nashville-based Christian division of Warner Bros. His label debut will be a Christmas EP, due in November. Huff was on ...

  9. Ex-Bardot Manager Wins Breach Of Contract Case

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of contract lawsuit against Sydney-based TV production company Screentime for dismissing him as manager of the pop band Bardot. Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of ...

  10. Ex-Bardot Manager Wins Breach Of Contract Case

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of contract lawsuit against Sydney-based TV production company Screentime for dismissing him as manager of the pop band Bardot. Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of ...

  11. Zucchero The Big Winner At Italy's Festivalbar

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Zucchero was the overall winner in the 41st edition of Italy's annual Festivalbar contest, which concluded at the Roman Arena in Verona on Saturday (Sept. 18). Zucchero was the overall winner in the 41st edition of Italy's annual Festiva ...

  12. Elton John Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sutherland, John Williams also awarded. Joan Sutherland, John Williams also awarded. News Joan Sutherland , John Williams ...

  13. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  14. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  15. Universal Pub Signs Mariah Carey

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has signed a long-term publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. The worldwide pact covers 135 copyrights -- including 14 of Carey's 15 No. 1 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 -- Mariah Carey has signed a long-term publi ...

  16. Kimberley Locke

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Second single from the former 'idol' reveals the singer's real-world versatility. Second single from the former 'idol' reveals the singer's real-world versatility. News ...

  17. Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Ben Shabalala Killed

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Ladysmith Black Mambazo member Ben Shabalala was killed June 16 in a suburb of Durban, South Africa, under unknown circumstances. He was in his late 40s. Former Ladysmith Black Mambazo member Ben Shabalala was killed June 16 in a suburb of ...

  18. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by Fantasia, DeGarmo cost 88 cents. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Fantasia's "I Believe" is available ...

  19. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Di ...

  20. Underdogs Hook Up With Rondor

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Production/writing team inks co-pub deal. Rondor Music has forged a co-publishing agreement with production/songwriting team the Underdogs. The L.A.-based duo (Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas) have written material for Jennifer Lopez, Justin Tim ...

  21. Italy's Pedrini Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, underwent emergency surgery on Tuesday (June 8) due to a heart condition. According to a spokesperson, Pedrini required an eight-hour operation for an aortic laceratio Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, underwent eme ...

  22. Italy's Pedrini Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, underwent emergency surgery on Tuesday (June 8) due to a heart condition. According to a spokesperson, Pedrini required an eight-hour operation for an aortic laceratio Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, underwent eme ...

  23. Mariah Returns To CAA

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has signed with CAA for representation in all areas. The move marks a return to the agency for Carey, who was repped by CAA during the 1990s. Mariah Carey has signed with CAA for representation in all areas. The move marks a return to ...

  24. Mariah Returns To CAA

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has signed with CAA for representation in all areas. The move marks a return to the agency for Carey, who was repped by CAA during the 1990s. Mariah Carey has signed with CAA for representation in all areas. The move marks a return to ...

  25. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  26. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  27. Ratings Dip For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 31.4 million people tuned in to watch Fantasia Barrino's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000520071">tearstained victory</A> at An estimated 31.4 mi ...

  28. Fantasia Barrino Voted 'American Idol'

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia Barrino is the newly crowned "American Idol." Barrino had a 1.3 million-vote edge over runner-up Diana DeGarmo when the results were announced during last night's (May 26) finale. Fantasia Barrino is the newly crowned " ...

  29. 'American Idol' Down To The Final Vote

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DeGarmo or Barrino to be crowned tonight. Is Diana DeGarmo or Fantasia Barrino this season's "American Idol?" With all the notes sung, the judges' opinions rendered and the votes cast, the only thing left is the announcement, w ...

  30. Clay Aiken Gets Firm Management Deal

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Idol" star switches from 19 Entertainment. "American Idol" second-season runner-up Clay Aiken has switched management companies from 19 Entertainment to the Firm. Jeff Rabhan and Simon Renshaw are his key managers at the Los A ...

  31. The Beat

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kimberly Locke steps off the "American Idol" platform and onto The Billboard 200. Read Melinda Newman's column. Kimberly Locke steps off the "American Idol" platform and onto The Billboard 200. Read Melinda Newman's c ...

  32. UMVD Pacts With 19

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tamyra Gray scheduled as first release. Universal Music & Video Distribution has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Simon Fuller's New York-based 19 Recordings, say sources. The first release through the deal will be a solo e ...

  33. Nashville Scene

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brad Cotter uses his win on this season's "Nashville Star" talent contest as a platform to speak out on behalf of the hundreds of unsigned artists languishing in Nashville. Read Phyllis Stark's column Brad Cotter uses his win o ...

  34. U.K. High Court Hears Contract Breach Case

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Works by Cher, Enrique Iglesias and Andrea Bocelli are at the center of a legal battle between an independent music group and its former in-house music producer, Mark Taylor. LONDON--Works by Cher, Enrique Iglesias and Andrea Bocelli are at the ce ...

  35. 'Nashville Star' Outlines Tour

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first "Nashville Star" tour, featuring winner Brad Cotter and the three finalists from the popular USA Network television show, begins June 18 at the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio. The tour i The first "Nashville Star" ...

  36. Words & Music

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legendary African-American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is still going strong after 30 years. Read Jim Bessman's column. Legendary African-American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is still going strong after 30 year ...

  37. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group is teaming with "American Idol" and the show's originator Simon Cowell to create private-label branded merchandise that will be sold exclusively at the chain's 800 stores. The Musicland Group is teaming with ...

  38. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading role. The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading ...

  39. Double Classical Brit Nods For Terfel, Westenra

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two nominations each, Welsh bass baritone Bryn Terfel, teenage New Zealand-born newcomer Hayley Westenra and composer/conductor John Rutter are equal leaders heading into the 5th annual Classical With two nominations each, Welsh bass baritone ...

  40. New WB Series Makes Light Of 'Idol'

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The WB TV network is launching a reality series, "The WB's Superstar USA," that will parody the "American Idol" phenomenon. The WB TV network is launching a reality series, "The WB's Superstar USA," that wil ...

  41. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Big push planned for 'American Idol' star. Big push planned for 'American Idol' star. News ...

  42. Universal Oz To Handle "Popstars Live" Album

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Australia will provide a recording contract to the winner of "Popstars Live," which airs on the national Seven Network. The label has tapped Trevor Steel, founding member of '90s Briti Universal Music Australia will ...

  43. 'Idol' Reject William Hung Inks With Koch

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Booted "American Idol" hopeful William Hung has signed with Koch Records, which will on April 6 release his debut album, tentatively titled "The True Idol." Booted "American Idol" hopeful William Hung has signed with ...

  44. Mambazo Leader's Son Acquitted Of Murder

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST A High Court judge in Durban, South Africa, yesterday (March 3) found Nkosinathi Shabalala, the son of Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Joseph, not guilty of murdering his stepmother Nellie. A High Court judge in Durban, South Africa, yesterday (Mar ...

  45. Rounder Signs Madeleine Peyroux

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eight years after the release of her critically acclaimed Atlantic debut, "Dreamland," jazz singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux has teamed with Rounder Records for her second release. Eight years after the release of her critically accla ...

  46. Platinum Star:Clay Aiken

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST This Billboard special report celebrates the nascent career of rising music icon Clay Aiken, the top-selling singer to emerge so far from the "American Idol" show. This Billboard special report celebrates the nascent career of rising mus ...

  47. Rafael Ferro Inks Sony/ATV Deal

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed composer Rafael Ferro to an exclusive worldwide administration deal. Ferro, who has been Julio Iglesias' musical director for more than 30 years, has co-written hi Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed comp ...

  48. Eros Ramazzotti Manager Forms Panorama Label

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, has started an independent label in Milan. Panorama Records, which has no official link with Ramazzotti, shares an address with his recording studio, and h Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, h ...

  49. Eros Ramazzotti Manager Forms Panorama Label

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, has started an independent label in Milan. Panorama Records, which has no official link with Ramazzotti, shares an address with his recording studio, and h Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, h ...

  50. Singapore To Get 'Idol' Show

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singapore is the latest country to get a local version of the "Idol" TV contest franchise. "Singapore Idol" will premiere on MediaCorp TV Channel 5 on an undetermined date this year. Singapore is the latest country to get a loc ...

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