1. Emeli Sandé Being Honored at Essence Black Women in Music Event

    December 18, 2013 11:25 AM EST Singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé will be the honoree at Essence magazine's fifth annual Black Women in Music celebration. The invitation-only, Grammy Awards week reception will take place on January 22, featuring an exclusive performance by Sand ...

  2. Grammy 2014 Noms —R&B & Rap: Mainstays, Left-Field Surprises

    December 07, 2013 11:22 AM EST Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line: Which Newcomer Will Dominate Tonight's Grammy Nominations? Grammys 2014 Rock Noms: Black Sabbath Rules; Zep, Bowie, Stones, QOTSA, Alabama Shakes, Neko Case Get Nods Grammy Nominations ...

  3. Tame Impala, Flume Clean-Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  4. Tame Impala, Flume Clean Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  5. Eminem's Back at No. 1 with 'Marshall Mathers LP 2'

    November 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" returns to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, shifting 120,000 copies in its third week (down 43%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the second week at the top for the set, which stepp ...

  6. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the su ...

  7. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the ...

  8. Alicia Keys Visits Typhoon Refugees in Philippines

    November 25, 2013 6:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys visited a Philippine air force base Monday to bring cheer to hundreds of evacuees from eastern provinces wracked by Typhoon Haiyan. The American singer distributed crayons and coloring books to children at the Villa ...

  9. Eminem's 'Rap God' Debuts at No. 2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    October 24, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Dom Kennedy posts his first top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with "Get Home Safely." Eminem debuts in the top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the third time this year as "Rap God" opens at No. 2 thanks to 270,000 ...

  10. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Ennio Morricone Adds U.S. Dates; ‘Slave’ and ‘Frozen’ Soundtracks Set; Miley Cyrus Booked for MTV EMA; Avetts’ Webcast from ‘Letterman’

    October 23, 2013 11:25 AM EDT -- Composer Ennio Morricone will perform two concerts in the U.S. next year, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers on March 20 at Nokia Theatre L.A. and March 23 at Barclays Center Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y. It ...

  11. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festiv ...

  12. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Ray Charles Postage Stamp, Salaam Remi's Album, Alicia Keys’ Latest Milestone

    September 24, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Ray Charles Gets Stamp Of Approval: Music legend Ray Charles became the latest addition to the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icon Forever Stamp series on Monday (Sept. 23), on what would have been his 83rd birthday. In tandem with that, Concord Re ...

  13. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin ...

  14. Kendrick Lamar Tops Soul Train Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2013 8:08 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justi ...

  15. Noted Industry Publicist Patti Webster Dies

    September 13, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Patti Webster, the founder and CEO of the well-known and highly respected public relations agency W&W Public Relations, Inc., died today (Sept. 13) after a prolonged illness. Webster launched Middlesex, New Jersey-based W&W in 1991. Over ...

  16. Katy Perry's 'Roar' Rules Hot 100 For Second Week, Lorde Reaches Top 3

    September 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last week. Meanwhile, Lorde and Lana Del Rey & ...

  17. MLB to Co-Produce New York's Global Citizen Festival with AEG Live

    August 30, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Major League Baseball is dipping into the music business after buying the distribution rights for an upcoming concert in New York's Central Park. Through its digital media company, MLB Advanced Media, the league will co-produce this year� ...

  18. Jeff Bhasker On 'Yeezus,' Collaborating With P!nk & Looking 'To Evolve My Sound'

    August 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT "You'll still be listening to ['Yeezus'] in 10 years, 20 years — not whatever else album came out today. I love Wale, but I don't think that's the music people are going to actually say, 'That's what defined ...

  19. Queen Latifah Calls On Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz For New Talk Show

    July 31, 2013 11:14 PM EDT Queen Latifah says her new daytime talk show is calling on A-list friends for support, including musicians Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Keys has already participated in test runs of "The Queen Latifah Show." And Kravitz's design f ...

  20. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake In Playful Mood As 'Legends of the Summer' Tour Kicks Off in Toronto

    July 18, 2013 6:11 AM EDT The "Holy Grail" stars dedicate their encore song ("Young Forever") to Trayvon Martin For the first stop of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s co-headlining Legends of the Summer stadium tour in North American, the pair’s packed ...

  21. Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys & John Mayer To Headline Global Citizen Fest

    July 11, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 ...

  22. Global Citizen Festival: Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer Heading to Central Park

    July 11, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 in ...

  23. Maxwell Talks New 'SUMMERS' Album & Upcoming Duets EP With Alicia Keys

    July 05, 2013 6:11 PM EDT It's been nearly four years to the day that Maxwell released "BLACKsummers'night" on July 7, 2009, the first in a planned trilogy of albums that, in custom Maxwell fashion, has taken some time to follow up. But in an interv ...

  24. The Boss Returns to No. 1 on Hot Tours

    June 28, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen claims the top slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking, leading the top 10 tours list for the second time this year.  His Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band last took the top ranking during the first week of April whe ...

  25. Nonprofit Pvblic Helps Justin Bieber-supported Charity Raise $400K, Working with Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo

    June 17, 2013 6:22 PM EDT Earlier this year, when Pencils of Promise was looking for a marketing partner to help spread the word about its annual Justin Bieber-supported Schools 4 All fund-raising campaign, the international education organization turned to the nonprofit ...

  26. Weekly Chart Notes: Now With An AC Top 10, Rihanna Appears Here To 'Stay'

    June 16, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Having set records on Pop Songs, Rihanna reaches a key career milestone, as her former No. 1 on the ranking 'Stay' becomes her first Adult Contemporary top 10 Madonna did it. And, Cyndi Lauper. So did fellow pop/dance divas more recent ...

  27. P!nk Takes No. 1 Spot on Hot Tours Chart, Grosses $23.6 Million

    June 14, 2013 2:53 PM EDT P!nk takes the No. 1 ranking on the weekly Hot Tours tally with gross and attendance counts reported from the first leg of her Truth About Love Tour that launched earlier this year. The totals represented in this week’s recap come from the tour’ ...

  28. Chart Moves: Cassadee Pope Debuts On Hot 100, Hot Country Songs; Alicia Keys Reaches Adult R&B Milestone; The Lone Bellow Adds Airplay

    June 13, 2013 5:14 PM EDT As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. + Pharrell, blasts 6-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" debuts at an impressive No. 11. Who else lines up at notab ...

  29. Rolling Stones Western Swing Tops Hot Tours Chart

    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT The Rolling Stones earn top honors on the weekly Hot Tours chart with $34 million in reported box office revenue from the first five cities on the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting Tour.  The tour, celebrating the legendary rock band's 50th ...

  30. Alejandro Sanz Lights-Up Nokia Theatre on His 'La Música No Se Toca' Tour: Review

    May 03, 2013 2:54 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz graciously walked onto the stage at Nokia Theatre looking every bit ready for a voracious audience wanting, leaning and feeling his every step. They devoured his every syllable as the crooner opened his U.S. tour in Los Angeles. Fan ...

  31. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Replace Themselves at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 25, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis prevent themselves from tying a Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs record as "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, replaces "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, at No. 1.

 Had "Thrift Shop" pick ...

  32. Alicia Keys, Ciara, Miguel: Whose New Video Is Best?

    April 25, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Within one week, some of R&B's most notable vocalists have released videos for their latest singles, each as sensual as the lyrics. But whose video is the best? Vote now in the poll below and tell us which video has you shamelessly hittin ...

  33. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find ...

  34. A Day in the Busy Life: Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment Go to Austin

    March 15, 2013 11:29 AM EDT Not just anyone would get a call from Alicia Keys to perform alongside her; so when Kendrick Lamar did, he went with it. The night before hopping on a red-eye to this year's SXSW festival, Kendrick Lamar performed two songs ("Swimming ...

  35. Weekly Chart Notes: The Eagles' Greatest Hits

    March 01, 2013 9:05 AM EST As their music re-enters the Billboard 200 following the premiere of their Showtime documentary, a look back at the Eagles' biggest group and solo Hot 100 classics. "I was really reminded of how much fun we had. You couldn't have ...

  36. Grammy Awards Send Mumford, Rihanna Surging on Billboard Charts

    February 13, 2013 1:25 PM EST Though Nielsen SoundScan's latest sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 10 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard charts still feel the force of music's biggest night. While we will see t ...

  37. Grammy Awards Send Sales Surging on Billboard Charts

    February 13, 2013 12:01 PM EST Though Nielsen SoundScan's latest sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 10 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard charts still feel the force of music's biggest night. While we will se ...

  38. Video: Clive Davis on Billboard Power 100, This Year’s Grammys and Remembering Whitney Houston

    February 08, 2013 12:23 PM EST Clive Davis with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Power 100 event in Los Angeles Thursday night (Photo: Phil McCarten)   “I never ever thought that music would become my profession or passion. But I found I loved it. To t ...

  39. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  40. R&B Divas Rule the Super Bowl: Why the Game was Bigger Than Beyonce

    February 04, 2013 1:55 PM EST Last night (Feb. 3) wasn't only a triumphant night for Beyoncé, but for R&B divas across the board. Bey/ Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson -- i.e. some of the biggest and boldest voices in the genre -- performed at Sup ...

  41. Beyonce Top-Tweeted Artist for Super Bowl 2013 by a Mile: Brand Bowl

    February 03, 2013 11:59 PM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sent ...

  42. Beyonce Rocks Fierce Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 03, 2013 9:30 PM EST Destiny's Child reunites; Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson handle pre-game; Music takes center stage during Super Bowl Week in New Orleans A fierce and clearly possessed Beyonce emerged from a cloud of smoke and lingering suspicion about her ...

  43. Shakira's Baby News Spurs Fan Growth, Rises to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 01, 2013 6:35 PM EST On Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, Shakira jumps to No. 1 for the first time, following the birth of her son Milan on Jan. 22. She displaces Justin Bieber, who falls to the No. 2 spot. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artis ...

  44. Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 & Frank Ocean Performing at the Grammys

    January 31, 2013 10:47 AM EST Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 will team up for a joint performance, and this year's breakout nominee Frank Ocean will also take the stage at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, the show announced today. The artists join previously announced performers ...

  45. Alicia Keys Named BlackBerry's Global Creative Director

    January 30, 2013 2:22 PM EST BlackBerry announced Wednesday that Alicia Keys has become the company's new Global Creative Director. Keys was brought on board to "lead an array of new business initiatives that will drive engagement with BlackBerry and perception of ...

  46. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  47. Alicia Keys to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

    January 20, 2013 5:55 PM EST Alicia Keys is adding her voice to the Super Bowl show for the third time. The Grammy-winning R&B singer will perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. The league said Friday that Keys' three p ...

  48. Beyonce, Katy Perry, More Head to D.C. for Packed Slate of Obama Inauguration Events

    January 20, 2013 2:25 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and th ...

  49. New Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Launches With Will.i.am & Britney at No. 1

    January 17, 2013 9:54 AM EST Billboard also introduces new R&B Albums and Streaming Songs charts Billboard expands its coverage of the burgeoning dance scene by launching Dance/Electronic Songs, the first-ever ranking of the nation's top dance songs combining digital ...

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