Whitney Houston

  1. Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks' 'Celebrate' Makes Chart Debut

    June 05, 2012 11:09 AM EDT Whitney Houston's last creative effort in the form of the movie "Sparkle" isn't due to hit theaters until Aug. 17; but, the motion picture soundtrack's first cut, "Celebrate," a duet with film co-star Jordin Spar ...

  2. George Marino, Legendary Mastering Engineer, Dies

    June 05, 2012 6:12 AM EDT George Marino, an engineer who mastered such classic albums as Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, died Monday after a yearlong bout with lung c ...

  3. First-Ever Grammy Awards Documentary Premiering June 11, Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich Gives Details

    May 31, 2012 9:16 PM EDT A behind-the-scenes film on this year's 54th annual Grammy Awards will receive its world premiere June 11 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif., with Dave Grohl, LL Cool J and Recording Academy president/ ...

  4. Grammys To Be Held February 10 in Los Angeles

    May 31, 2012 12:09 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're a fan of the Grammy Awards, mark your calendar for Feb. 10 - that's when the annual event will be held next year. The Staples Center in Los Angeles will again be the stage for what's billed as "music& ...

  5. Business Matters: Yahoo! Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!'

    May 24, 2012 6:42 PM EDT Business Matters: Yahoo Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!' (With 27 million Monthly Visitors) -- What has 27 million U.S. visitors each month and seems to get less attention in the music business than many music blogs? Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music did ...

  6. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Becomes Year's Second-Biggest-Selling Album

    May 24, 2012 5:29 PM EDT This week, Lionel Richie's smash "Tuskegee" album becomes the second-biggest selling album of the year with a total of 789,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Mercury Nashville set surpasses Whitney Houston's "Gre ...

  7. Whitney Houston's Final Recording 'Celebrate' Released (Listen)

    May 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT On Sunday night (May 20), Jordin Sparks honored her late "Sparkle" co-star, the legendary Whitney Houston, with a heart-wrenching performance of "I Will Always Love You" at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Less than 24 hours la ...

  8. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards' Raging Afterparty, With Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, Wiz Khalifa, Far East Movement, More

    May 21, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa hanging out with BBMA co-executive producer Richard Beckman at the Billboard Music Awards after-party. (Photo: Jem Aswad) For many decades, Billboard has been known for its sober and succinct analysis of the music business and its rela ...

  9. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  10. Billboard Music Awards: The Winners List

    May 20, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Adele was the biggest winner at tonight's Billboard Music Awards, taking home twelve trophies off the strength of her Grammy-winning album 21 and singles such as the chart-topping "Rolling in the Deep." LMFAO were the second top win ...

  11. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Weekend Diary: Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Diplo & More

    May 20, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Billboard Battle of the Bands winners Patent Pending. (Photo: Adrian Van Anz) Speaking just for myself, the past 48 hours in Vegas have had more action than two weeks back home. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards red carpet opens in (gulp) a few hour ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  14. Whitney Houston to be Honored at Billboard Music Awards With Tribute by Jordin Sparks & John Legend

    May 15, 2012 1:03 PM EDT Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20), it was announced Tuesday. Houston's daughter, Bobb ...

  15. Music Attorney Paul Marshall, Who Repped EMI, PolyGram, Atlantic & More, Dies

    May 14, 2012 1:16 PM EDT Paul Marshall, the legendary music attorney who brokered some of the most significant transactions the music industry has ever seen over his fifty-plus years in the entertainment law business, died May 10 in Aventura, Florida. He was 83. Marshall& ...

  16. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  17. Auditioning for 'The Voice': One Contestant's Experience

    May 08, 2012 10:40 AM EDT "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just jeans and a t-shirt." New York-based acoustic singer/songwriter Sarah J is remembering the eclectic crowd of fellow contestants at her recent audition for NBC& ...

  18. Chart Moves: Usher Continues Hot 100 Rise, Ellie Goulding Finally Hits Top 40, Rihanna's Latest Debuts

    May 04, 2012 6:00 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which becomes the first song to sell more than 400,000 downloads in three separate weeks. Her ...

  19. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rumour' Rises; Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down' Debuts; Google Gooses Charts Again

    April 26, 2012 10:26 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, with digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 (marking the band's bes ...

  20. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  21. Jason Crabb Wins Gospel Music Artist of the Year At 2012 Dove Awards

    April 19, 2012 11:26 PM EDT Christian singer Jason Crabb won two of the most prominent awards for male artists at the 43rd annual Dove Awards held for the second straight year in Atlanta. Crabb went home with artist and male vocalist of the year awards on Thursday night at t ...

  22. Madonna Scores Her 42nd - Yes, 42nd - No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

    April 09, 2012 4:24 PM EDT Madonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. Madonna's 'MDNA' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie Bows at No. 2 The song is the second ...

  23. Whitney Houston's Funeral Cost Her Newark Hometown $187,000

    April 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's funeral cost her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, $187,000 in police overtime, and some residents aren't happy about footing the bill. Local authorities staffed nearly 200 police officers at the New Baptist Church, where ...

  24. Business Matters: The Adele Effect: What 2012's First Quarter Might Have Looked Like Without '21'

    April 06, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The Adele Effect, and Other First-Quarter Observations -- The first quarter of 2012 has come to a close and the "Adele Effect" is everywhere. Not only did the singer's breakthrough album 21 provide the highlights of the Grammy Award ...

  25. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  26. Backbeat: Dionne Warwick Celebrates 50-Year Career At Grammy Museum With Clive Davis, Neil Portnow, More

    March 28, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Dionne Warwick shares a laugh with Clive Davis onstage at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum. Save for a reference during a brief remark from Davis about legendary singers and a clip showing Whitney Houston singing "That's ...

  27. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since "Michael ...

  28. Adele Wins, Katy Perry Performs at 2012 German ECHO Awards in Berlin

    March 23, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Berlin - At the 21st German ECHO award show Thursday night in Berlin, UK singer Adele, who did not attend the award show, was honored with two ECHO awards in the best international Rock/Pop artist and for album of the year for 21 . Further interna ...

  29. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 23, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found ...

  30. One Direction Tops Billboard 200, Adele Holds at No. 2

    March 21, 2012 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to bow at No. 1 with a debut album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival prevents Adele's ...

  31. Kevin Costner Readies Concept Album, Tour With Modern West

    March 20, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Kevin Costner can spot the looks from the stage. He and his band, Modern West, have carved out quite a musical following over the years, so the crowds at his shows include people who have become fans of his music. Still, there are some that might ...

  32. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:11 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, ...

  33. Bruce Springsteen Scores 10th No. 1 Album WIth 'Wrecking Ball,' Adele Slips to No. 2

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen nets his 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the third-m ...

  34. 'Project X' Soundtrack Gunning for Top Three on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 09, 2012 8:30 PM EST While Adele's "21" and Bruce Springsteen's new "Wrecking Ball" are vying for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart next week, the soundtrack to "Project X" is poised to the crash the party in the top ...

  35. Web Trends: Remebering Notorious B.I.G. 15 Years Later

    March 09, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  36. Whitney Houston Left Everything to Daughter Bobbi Kristina

    March 07, 2012 5:49 PM EST Whitney Houston left everything to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. The pop superstar's will doesn't mention specific assets, but leaves all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving child ...

  37. Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week; 'WZRD' Top Debut

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Ra ...

  38. Whitney Houston May Have Four Albums in Top 10 Next Week

    March 02, 2012 9:39 PM EST The late Whitney Houston could have four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry prognosticators. Sources suggest that Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could end up at No. 2 for a third ...

  39. Adele's '21' Going for 23rd Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 01, 2012 9:19 PM EST Adele's "21" album seems on course to spend a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The set could sell more than 200,000 by week's end on March 4. Adele's Grammy Performance Brings & ...

  40. Chart Moves: Usher's 'Climax' Arrives, Young the Giant's 'Glee' Gain, Maroon 5's 'Hands' Hits 1 Million

    March 01, 2012 9:09 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rebounds for a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and vocal group the Wanted blasts 23-5 with its debut hit, "Glad You C ...

  41. Rihanna, Chris Brown Gain Twitter, Facebook Fans After Remix Releases

    March 01, 2012 5:03 PM EST It is no surprise that both Rihanna and Chris Brown made moves on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week after releasing two new collaborations, with Chris Brown being featured on a remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" and Rihanna ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Target Pulls Whitney Houston 'Bad Boy' Greeting Card

    February 29, 2012 8:42 PM EST Target is pulling a greeting card that makes fun of the late singer Whitney Houston's penchant for bad boys. The discounter said Wednesday the card was sold in its stores prior to Houston's death on Feb. 11, and as soon as it was brought ...

  44. Whitney Houston Becomes First Woman With Three Albums In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 29, 2012 4:38 PM EST (Photo: Patrick Demarchelier) This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time. "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down les ...

  45. The 'Glee' Effect: The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' Blasts Into the Hot 100 Top 10

    February 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST The Wanted's "Glad You Came" blasts into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, vaulting 23-5 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors after the "Glee" cast covered the song on last week's (Feb. 21) episode of the Fox series ...

  46. Adele's '21' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200, selling 297,000 (down 59%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purpl ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  49. Grammys Outdraw Oscars For First Time Since 1984

    February 27, 2012 4:30 PM EST The Grammys garnered more television viewers than the Oscars this year for the first time since 1984, posting 39.9 million viewers compared to the Academy's 39.3 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Whitney Houston Tributes, Adele P ...

  50. Whitney Houston's YouTube & Vevo Plays Gain 4,523%

    February 24, 2012 10:02 PM EST The late Whitney Houston's videos are in high-demand on both YouTube and Vevo, as her play count increased by 4,523% last week, according to Next Big Sound. She went from 868,000 plays to 40.2 million in the week ending Feb. 20. In turn, the ...

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