1. Andrea Bocelli to Cameo in Biopic About Himself

    November 23, 2016 4:23 PM EST 0 0 0 The famous Italian tenor stopped by the set to perform a song for the upcoming film. World-famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has decided to cameo as himself in The Music of Silence , a new film based on his life. The Music of Silence  is based on ...

  2. Laura Pausini Drops Her First Christmas Album & Music Video: Watch

    November 04, 2016 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fifteen years ago Italian singer Laura Pausini began dreaming about recording a Christmas album. Her first attempt and proposal to her label was thwarted by the simple fact that in Italy, traditional Christmas albums are not very successful. But the ...

  3. 'American Idol' Alum Jessica Sanchez to Perform With Andrea Bocelli This Week: 'I Still Feel Like It's Not Real'

    June 06, 2016 3:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol  season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez  learned awhile back that she was one of a select group of singers handpicked by   Andrea Bocelli   for two concerts, but now that those dates are almost here, the 20-year-old singer tells Billboard ...

  4. A Look Back at Natalie Cole's Final Album, 'Natalie Cole En Español'

    January 01, 2016 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Back in 1958, Nat King Cole recorded Cole Español , the first of what would be three hugely successful albums in Spanish. Recorded between Havana and Los Angeles, the album -- which included Cole’s versions of Latin standards, with arrangements by N ...

  5. Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo & More Italian Singers Show Power on Latin Charts

    November 25, 2015 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to Italians and Latinos, there’s always been a closeness. We share a sense of romanticism, an appreciation for carbs and fine wine, and have roots in the same language. When Laura Pausini sang her hit ballad “La Solitudine” in Spanish ...

  6. Ariana Grande Blasts DJs for Sexist Questions: 'You Need a Little Brushing Up on Equality'

    November 03, 2015 8:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Ariana Grande is woman, hear her roar. The "Focus" singer stopped by L.A.'s Power 106 station to chat with DJs Justin Credible and Eric D-Lux, who proved themselves to be anything but credible with their choice of questions. Grande ha ...

  7. Andrea Bocelli Added to MTV EMAs Lineup

    October 21, 2015 4:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in the history of the event, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform on the stage of the MTV EMAs. Airing live from Milan's Mediolanum Forum on Sunday, Bocelli will perform a solo track as well as a duet with singer-songwri ...

  8. Ariana Grande Tops Classical Digital Songs Chart With Andrea Bocelli Duet

    October 06, 2015 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ariana Grande is no stranger to the top spot of multiple Billboard pop charts, but now she adds a coronation that might come as a surprise … or, then again, maybe not, considering her powerhouse vocal abilities. Ariana Grande Sings Opera With Andrea ...

  9. Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello to Record Duet, Plus More Insider Scoop

    September 30, 2015 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mendes, Cabello Duet Planned After blowing up Twitter with a flirtatious back-and-forth in July, Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony ’s Camila Cabello may break the Internet when the rumored couple release a duet they plan to record. Although the track’s ...

  10. Pope Francis Shares Stage With Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli & More in Philadelphia: Watch

    September 27, 2015 11:23 AM EDT Pope Francis and an admiring throng of thousands enjoyed a little music from the Queen of Soul, Andrea Bocelli and others at the end of his first day in Philadelphia on his first-ever U.S. tour. Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Harry Connick Jr. ...

  11. Pope Francis to Share Stage With Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli at Mark Wahlberg-Hosted Fest

    September 26, 2015 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Juanes and The Fray will also perform at the Philadelphia event. Pope Francis  and an admiring throng of thousands get to enjoy a little music from the Queen of Soul and other star performers in rounding out his first day in Philadelphia on his firs ...

  12. Ariana Grande Sings Opera With Andrea Bocelli: Listen

    September 25, 2015 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ariana Grande is a bona fide pop star but in her newest collaboration she's gone opera with Italian great Andrea Bocelli .  Ariana Grande's Uncanny Impressions Boost Her Up Social 50 Chart The two teamed up for "E Più Ti Penso" f ...

  13. Father Ray Kelly Talks YouTube Stardom & Balancing the Priesthood With Music

    January 16, 2015 11:41 AM EST Last April, a video surfaced on YouTube of an unassuming Catholic priest singing Leonard Cohen 's tragic classic "Hallelujah" at a wedding ceremony (good thing the lyrics were changed). Father Ray Kelly renders the song in near pitc ...

  14. Justin Timberlake Tops Hot Tours List as 20/20 Trek Nears End

    December 18, 2014 6:19 PM EST Justin Timberlake scores the top slot on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on ticket sales reported from his 20/20 Experience tour’s final sweep through North America. The pop star kicked off the tour's last leg on Nov. ...

  15. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was ...

  16. Tiny Cameras Lead to Big Chart Gains for Andrea Bocelli and Rammstein

    July 11, 2014 8:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Viral GoPro fireworks video sends "Time to Say Goodbye" back onto chart, while Russian dashboard cam wedding proposal video pumps gain for Rammstein. Tiny cameras are making a big impact on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart this week, ...

  17. Tiny Cameras Lead to Big Chart Gains for Andrea Bocelli and Rammstein

    July 11, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Tiny cameras are making a big impact on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart this week, as two songs earn high debuts thanks to two popular viral videos. Up first, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli’s “Time To Say Goodbye” debuts at No. 10 thank ...

  18. Kanye West Retracts Negative Comments on Photographer Annie Leibovitz

    June 20, 2014 3:50 AM EDT Kanye West is back at it again, this time backtracking on recent comments he made about photographer Annie Leibovitz while speaking at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, claiming his remarks "have been taken out of cont ...

  19. Kanye & Kim Kardashian Wed at Florence's Forte di Belvedere, $420K Rental

    May 24, 2014 9:06 PM EDT  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially "Bound" to each other. The celebrity couple, who have made a habit of over-the-top, public displays of affection, got hitched Saturday in a decidedly private spot: a Renaissance fortress in F ...

  20. Andrea Bocelli On New Projects, Lifetime Achievement Honor at Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch

    April 26, 2014 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a special evening for Andrea Bocelli at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24. In addition to performing with his longtime friend Laura Pausini, the legendary Italian tenor also received the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award for a l ...

  21. Andrea Bocelli: 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Backstage Interview

    Andrea Bocelli: 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Backstage Interview

    April 25, 2014 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andrea Bocelli chats backstage at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards Andrea Bocelli , Backstage , Billboard Latin Music Awards , Andrea Bocelli Latin Music Awards Latin Music Awards Andrea Bocelli ...

  22. Laura Pausini & Andrea Bocelli Duet for ‘Vive Ya’ at Billboard Latin Music Awards (Video)

    April 25, 2014 4:31 AM EDT 4 0 0 Laura Pausini and Andrea Bocelli came together at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for a musical moment best described as “bellissimo.” Pausini, the multi-million selling singer/songwriter, and Bocelli, the legendary Italian tenor, performed their 2 ...

  23. Marc Anthony, Prince Royce, Franco de Vita to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 03, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and Franco de Vita join the star-studded list of performers at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm on April 24. Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use ...

  24. Morning Fix: Last.fm Pulls Out of Streaming; MP3Tunes Founder Gets $41M Verdict; Echo Nest's Big Brain Brian Whitman Talks Machines

    March 27, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE LAST.FM PULLS OUT OF RADIO STREAMING, PLUGS IN YOUTUBE Last.fm has been considered to be an online music pioneer since starting in 2002. But like many pioneers, it's gotten hit by a few arrows ...

  25. Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Banda el Recodo to Perform at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Pop star Ricky Martin, crooner Luis Fonsi and Mexican act Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga will perform during the upcoming telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Award ...

  26. Andrea Bocelli Marries Longtime Partner Veronica Berti

    March 25, 2014 12:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andrea Bocelli has wed longtime companion Veronica Berti. A Monday news release says the couple married Friday at the Sanctuary of Montenero in central Italy. The couple chose the day because it is the start of spring and the second birthday of thei ...

  27. Andrea Bocelli to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 20, 2014 10:11 AM EDT Prolific singer/songwriter and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Presented by State Farm, the awards show will also feature a special performance by the Bocelli during ...

  28. New Barbra Streisand Duets Album Coming Soon, With Beyonce & Lady Gaga?

    January 25, 2014 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Album could also include Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more Superstar diva Barbra Streisand is preparing a new duets album, and it may feature the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Blake Shelton. Her publicist confirmed the forthcoming duets set tod ...

  29. The Year In Latin 2013: Prince Royce and Marc Anthony Join Jenni Rivera Atop Charts

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST A year after her death, the memory of Jenni Rivera propels the artist to No. 1 on the year-end Top Latin Artists chart, a tally that takes into consideration airplay, downloads and streaming-but in Rivera's case, it was all about album sales. ...

  30. Chart Moves: Def Leppard, Donna Summer Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Katy Perry climbed in at No. 1 with her new album "PRISM," selling 286,000 copies in its first week. It was one of four new arrivals to the top 10, which also boasted bows from Fifth Harmony ...

  31. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:17 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest s ...

  32. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest ...

  33. Andrea Bocelli To Receive Master’s Degree

    October 18, 2013 12:27 AM EDT Andrea Bocelli will receive a graduate degree in Italy next week. The 55-year-old tenor says he'll receive a master's degree in vocal performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, on Tuesday. Andrea Boc ...

  34. Chart Moves: Guns N' Roses 'Hits' Longevity Milestone, 'Pitch Perfect' Still Selling Strong

    August 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Selena Gomez triumphed with her first No. 1 album , as "Stars Dance" started atop the list with 97,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Jay Z's "Magna ...

  35. Madonna, Bruce Springsteen Lead Billboard's 2013 Top 40 Money Makers

    February 22, 2013 12:26 PM EST It may be a digital age, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual list The U.S. music business offers a matrix of trends to satisfy chart watchers and number crunchers. New CD sales continue to fall. Digital music ...

  36. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Makes Grammy-Fueled Return To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 20, 2013 10:55 AM EST As forecasted a week ago, Mumford & Sons' Babel returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the wake of their Grammy Award win for album of the year on Feb. 10. The set -- which rises 4-1 on the tally -- sold 185,000 copies in the week endi ...

  37. Josh Groban Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    February 13, 2013 10:29 AM EST Tim McGraw, Red and Coheed & Cambria also earn Top 10 debuts Josh Groban’s All That Echoes arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 145,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the singer’s third No. 1 album, following 2003’ ...

  38. Chart Alert: 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Takes Top Album Spot in the U.K., Jake Bugg Upends Biffy Clyro

    February 11, 2013 10:25 AM EST As the “Les Miserables” score album (Polydor/Universal) moved back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday,  Macklemore’s current Hot 100 No. 1 “Thrift Shop” (Macklemore), featuring Ryan Lewis and Wanz, mirrored that feat across the Atlantic ...

  39. Andrea Bocelli, Tegan and Sara Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 02, 2013 7:45 AM EST 9 9 0 A number of high entries will join Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" in the top 10. While Justin Bieber 's "Believe Acoustic" seems a lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, there should be ...

  40. Justin Bieber Bound for Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 30, 2013 7:08 PM EST Unless something highly unexpected happens, Justin Bieber will collect his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with Believe Acoustic . Industry sources say that the set could sell between 180,000 to 190,000 copies by the end ...

  41. Rolling Stones Lead Hot Tours with '50' Shows

    January 14, 2013 2:21 PM EST Rock legends the Rolling Stones stand at the top of Hot Tours this week with ticket sales reaching $38.6 million from the band's 50 and Counting Tour. The brief tour played to sellout crowds in three arenas during the latter part of 2012 begi ...

  42. Morning Fix: '12-12-12' Concert Raised $36 Mil. Before Show; Warner's 4Q Results; Skrillex's New Imprint

    December 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free daily Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters 12-12-12 SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ROCKS WITH "LOCALS" ROLLING STONES, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND A REUNITED NIRVANA: Musicians clo ...

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  44. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Still No. 1, 'Now 44' Scores Top Debut

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo surpasses sales expectations and Aerosmith goes Top 5 on the Billboard 200. Taylor Swift 's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift be ...

  45. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album No. 1 For Third Week On Billboard 200

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title -- the debuting "Now 44" collection -- by nearly 1 ...

  46. Robbie Williams Crowned U.K. Charts King: Top Song, Album

    November 12, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown." It's the tenth chart-topping title of a s ...

  47. Robbie Williams Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    November 12, 2012 7:49 AM EST Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown" (Universal Island). It's the tenth chart ...

  48. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  49. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  50. Rod Stewart To Release First Christmas Album This Fall

    June 28, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary singer signs with Universal Music Group for holiday set Rod Stewart has a new home at Universal Music Group. The legendary singer signed with Verve Music Group for a long-term, multi-album deal, chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge and Stewart& ...

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