1. 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Celebrated Oscar Music Double Nominees

    January 11, 2013 6:58 PM EST Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on "Life of Pi." Five others have scored do ...

  2. 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Celebrated Oscar Music Double Nominees

    January 10, 2013 6:05 PM EST Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on "Life of Pi." Five others have scored do ...

  3. A.R. Rahman

    A.R. Rahman

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  4. A.R. Rahman and Liz Phair Pair Up in DreamWorks' 'People Like Us'

    June 20, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The two Academy Awards that A.R. Rahman won for "Slumdog Millionaire" represent a side of him that's no longer playing in Hollywood - his Indian music roots. The change started with his transcendent, hypnotic score to "127 Hour ...

  5. Hans Zimmer's Oscar Music With Pharrell Williams, Esperanza Spalding Released As Album

    February 29, 2012 8:15 AM EST Hans Zimmer's music for the Oscars on Feb. 26 has been released as a digital album on Apple's iTunes. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year "The 84th Academy Awards -- Celebrate th ...

  6. Supergroup Goes Superheavy: Mick, Joss, Dave, Damian & A.R. Talk

    August 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Stewart first enlisted Mick Jagger . Then he wanted Joss Stone to hear what they'd come up with. And then, rather than turn to the English rock, American blues and R&B at the core of their respective sounds, Stewart hipped Stone to a g ...

  7. SuperHeavy's Dave Stewart Is Feeling 'Possessed' These Days

    August 15, 2011 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Stewart 's new solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries," isn't out until Aug. 23. But the former Eurythmics member -- who's also busy producing (Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone ), starting a new band (the all-star SuperHeavy) and p ...

  8. Joss Stone Enjoys New Freedom on 'LP1'

    July 22, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sometimes making an album doesn't have to be complicated, as Joss Stone discovered firsthand this spring. The British soul singer's fifth studio release -- "LP1," due in stores July 26 as the first release through her own Stone&# ...

  9. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Gathering with the Juggalos, SuperHeavy Gets Release Date

    July 07, 2011 7:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen to Appear at Gathering of the Juggalos The festival curated by Detroit's hip hop outcasts Insane Clown Posse has booked some 20 acts for its 12th annua ...

  10. Mick Jagger's New Group SuperHeavy Unveils Music

    July 01, 2011 9:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Details about the Mick Jagger - Dave Stewart supergroup SuperHeavy have been released slowly and the first public introduction of the music was almost as cagey. Jagger, Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone , reggae artist Damian Marley and film composer ...

  11. Joss Stone Talks 'LP1,' Staying Positive after Murder/Kidnap Attempt

    June 29, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joss Stone has started her own label, recorded a new album and is working in the most talked-about supergroup of the year. Not bad for someone who was nearly the victim of a robbery and murder plot earlier this month. And, for starters, Stone can� ...

  12. Mick Jagger's SuperHeavy Supergroup to Drop Album in September

    June 23, 2011 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music will release the album from SuperHeavy, a group featuring Mick Jagger , Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone , composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley . No exact release date is set, but Universal Republic ...

  13. SuperHeavy -- Featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart -- Sign To Universal

    June 23, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Universal Music will release the album from SuperHeavy, a group featuring Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley. No exact release date is set, but Universal Republic w ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Pink Blasts Selena Gomez's Pink Ponies, 'Glee' Finale Songs Leak

    May 20, 2011 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink, Selena Gomez Fight Over Pink Ponies Selena Gomez was spotted using pink-painted ponies while shooting the music video for her latest single, "Love You Like a L ...

  15. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Win Oscars for Best Original Score, Song

    February 28, 2011 12:07 AM EST 0 0 0 T rent Reznor , Atticus Ross and Randy Newman won Oscars in the top music categories at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 27) -- and their reactions could not have been more different. Reznor reacted with shock and amazement after he an ...

  16. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an ...

  17. Dido, A.R. Rahman Talk '127 Hours' And Its Oscar-Nominated Song And Score

    February 25, 2011 12:08 PM EST Dido (Photo: Getty Images) The sheet music for "If I Rise" from the Oscar-nominated film "127 Hours" contains many words, but not many traditional lyrics. Dido does sing actual phrases. But she coos soothing sounds in a good po ...

  18. 2011 Academy Awards: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 10:30 AM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne, who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an ...

  19. Gwyneth Paltrow to Perform at the Academy Awards

    February 04, 2011 9:59 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film Country Strong on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine, will perform "If I Rise" from ...

  20. Gwyneth Paltrow, Florence Welch Performing at Oscars

    February 04, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film "Country Strong" on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence & the Machine , will perform "If I R ...

  21. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST 0 0 0 As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original ...

  22. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.biz gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best origin ...

  23. Trent Reznor Nominated For Oscar, Along With Songs Sung By Gwyneth Paltrow, Dido And (Of Course) Randy Newman

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nominations for the 83rd Academy awards, which take place on February 27, were announced today and included the music categories Best Original Score and Original Song. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor received a nomination for Best Original Scor ...

  24. Jamiroquai, Barry Manilow To Perform At Nobel Concert

    November 17, 2010 8:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Barry Manilow and Jamiroquai have joined the lineup of artists to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. Organizers say Indian musician A.R. Rahman , who did the score for "Slumdog Millionaire," will also feature in the D ...

  25. Barry Manilow, Jamiroquai To Perform At Nobel Concert

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow and Jamiroquai have joined the lineup of artists to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. Organizers say Indian musician A.R. Rahman, who did the score for "Slumdog Millionaire," will also feature in the ...

  26. A.R. Rahman To Reschedule All U.S. Tour Dates

    June 25, 2010 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 After suffering significant damage to his stage last weekend in Pontiac, Mich. , Indian composer and artist A.R. Rahman has postponed the remaining North American dates on his Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, with plans to reschedule for ...

  27. A.R. Rahman To Reschedule All U.S. Tour Dates

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After suffering significant damage to his stage last weekend in Pontiac, Mich., Indian composer and artist A.R. Rahman has postponed the remaining North American dates on his Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, with plans to reschedule fo ...

  28. A.R. Rahman Concerts Postponed After Stage Collapse

    June 21, 2010 10:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tour organizers and local promoters are trying to reschedule a pair of weekend concerts by Indian film composer A.R. Rahman that had to be called off after a part of his stage collapsed during set-up Saturday (June 19) afternoon in Pontiac, Mich. Se ...

  29. A.R. Rahman Tour To Give Indian Music A High Tech Spin

    May 04, 2010 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Iconic Indian film score composer A.R. Rahman says he's looking forward to bringing East and West together with his upcoming "The A.R. Rahamn Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour." "We wanted to get the best of both worlds ...

  30. A.R. Rahman Announces World Tour

    March 04, 2010 12:57 PM EST 0 0 0 A.R. Rahman , best known for his work on the score for the Academy Award-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire," announced today (Mar. 4) that he will embark on a world tour this summer. The "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home W ...

  31. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she ...

  32. Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman Go 'Street Dancing'

    November 06, 2009 9:04 AM EST 0 0 0 British rocker Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame will team with Oscar winner A.R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire") to write the score for "Street Dancing," an against-all-odds movie set in the world of dance competitions held in Sing ...

  33. Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman Go 'Street Dancing'

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST British rocker Dave Stewart of Eurythmics will team with Oscar winner A.R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire") to write the score for "Street Dancing," an against-all-odds movie set in the world of dance competitions held in Singapo ...

  34. 'Slumdog' Composer To Perform Free Sydney Show

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A.R. Rahman, the Oscar-winning Indian composer, will perform a free concert in Australian as a goodwill gesture to sooth tensions following a spate of local assaults and study scams targeting Indian students. Rahman, who won Academy Awards for bes ...

  35. 'Slumdog' Composer Signs With UMPG

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group have signed exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman. At this year's Oscars, the composer won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for "Jai Ho" ...

  36. Lady GaGa Rules U.K. Charts

    April 06, 2009 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady GaGa completed a U.K. chart double yesterday (Sunday) as her Interscope/Universal album "The Fame" rose 3-1 and the single "Poker Face" began a third week at the top. "The Fame" hit the album summit in its 12th wee ...

  37. Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger Talks Solo Album, 'Domination 2.0'

    April 01, 2009 9:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chief Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger says her long-awaited solo album "may come more sooner than later," but after two years of projected release dates and delays she's not about to set one now. "I think it'll just come ou ...

  38. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week’s biggest airplay gainer title. “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” was last week’s greatest digital gainer, but t ...

  39. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week's biggest airplay gainer title. "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" was last week' ...

  40. Taylor Swift Continues Billboard 200 Dominance

    March 04, 2009 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 With an 18% uptick in sales, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" continues its rule over The Billboard 200 for an 11th week. The Big Machine effort sold 73,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As reported last week , ...

  41. The Prodigy Invade U.K. Charts

    March 02, 2009 10:41 AM EST s electro pacesetters the Prodigy followed last week's No. 4 single "Omen" (Takemetothehospital) with a No. 1 debut for the album "Invaders Must Die" yesterday. Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson scored her first U.K. No. 1 single ...

  42. Flo Rida And T.I. Reign On Hot 100

    February 26, 2009 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida and T.I. maintain their No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but the biggest splash on the chart comes courtesy of Soulja Boy. New single "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie leaps from No. 17 to No. ...

  43. 'Slumdog Millionaire' Sweeps Music Oscars

    February 23, 2009 12:37 AM EST 0 0 0 "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the music categories at the Academy Awards Sunday night, en route to its evening-leading total of eight Oscars, including best picture. A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for &q ...

  44. 'Slumdog' Sweeps Music Oscars

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the music categories at the Academy Awards Sunday night, en route to its evening-leading total of eight Oscars, including best picture. A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for ...

  45. Gabriel Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 13, 2009 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth," from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on PeterGabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar produc ...

  46. Rahman Wins Bafta

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST A.R. Rahman picked up another award for the soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire," winning in the music category at the British Academy Film Awards in London. The Indian composer has already won the Critics' Choice and Golden Globe aw ...

  47. The Billboard Q&A: A.R. Rahman

    January 22, 2009 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Before sweeping the 2009 music Oscars, the composer chatted about his "Slumdog Millionaire" score, working with M.I.A. and more. Composer A.R. Rahman might not be a household name in the United States quite yet, but he's one of most w ...

  48. 'Slumdog, 'WALL-E' Lead Oscar Music Nominees

    January 22, 2009 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Wall-E" are atop the field of music-related Oscar nominees, with both films nominated for best original score. The "Slumdog" score was penned by A.R. Rahman, while Thomas Newman wrote the scor ...

  49. Update: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Up For Three Oscars In Music Categories

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best achievement in music written for motion pictures (best song) and A.R. Rahman nominated for achieve ...

  50. Swift Makes It Lucky Seven Atop Billboard 200

    January 21, 2009 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a seventh week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Usher's "Confessions" spent nine at the top in 2004. "Fearless" sold ...

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