1. Watch Trailer of Clive Davis Apple Music Doc Featuring Aretha Franklin, Simon Cowell, Diddy & More

    September 18, 2017 10:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Clive Davis is a giant among music men. That is an established fact, but it helps when you hear everyone from Aretha Franklin to Paul Simon , Sean "Puffy" Combs , Simon Cowell, Carlos Santana , Jimmy Iovine and tons of other music business ...

  2. The 8 Best Shonda Rhimes Music Moments, From Snow Patrol to Aretha Franklin

    August 14, 2017 12:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Master showrunner Shonda Rhimes has brought us some of the most heartbreaking, thrilling, oh-no-she-DIDN'T scenes on television. But just as memorable as those moments are the songs that soundtrack them. No  Grey's Anatomy  fan can listen ...

  3. Aretha Franklin Cancels Toronto Concert Over Health Concerns

    June 27, 2017 10:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Soul will not be traveling this week "as per doctor's orders." Aretha Franklin has canceled a scheduled July 1 concert in Toronto due to health concerns. The Queen of Soul, 75, was to have a played a date at the Toronto J ...

  4. Aretha Franklin Performs Career-Spanning Set, Attends Street Naming at Detroit Music Weekend

    June 11, 2017 6:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin got a lot of R-E-S-P-E-C-T from her hometown of Detroit during the past few days -- even if she didn't sing the song. The Queen of Soul was feted over a three-day period as part of the inaugural Detroit Music Weekend festival wi ...

  5. George Michael to U2: No.1 Songs From 1987

    June 02, 2017 5:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1987 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 199 ...

  6. Aretha Franklin Planning New Album With Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie & Elton John

    June 01, 2017 7:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 But she still plans to wind down touring: "Nothing lasts forever." Aretha Franklin may be retiring from the stage -- at some point -- but she has no plans to stop making music. In fact, Franklin is hard at work on a new album she hopes to ...

  7. Aretha Franklin Blasts Dionne Warwick: 'She Blatantly Lied on Me'

    April 25, 2017 7:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick , accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston ’s godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston’s funeral. “She blatantly ...

  8. Avery*Sunshine on New Album 'Twenty Sixty Four,' Marriage and Divine Intervention

    April 21, 2017 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Growing up, Avery*Sunshine recalls that negativity was never an option. “With my parents it was always OK, this is what it is and this is how we figure it out. So it’s not in my DNA to sulk, to not see the bright side.” That outlook remains intact o ...

  9. 10 Female Artists Who Should Be In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (And 5 Who Might Come Next)

    April 07, 2017 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 30 years since Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the first (and then only) female artist among the 25 acts enshrined in the Cleveland museum. Three decades later, women have become a more regul ...

  10. Aretha Franklin's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 25, 2017 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Soul celebrates her 75th birthday March 25. As the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 1987), and an  Icon honoree  at  Billboard 's 2014 Women in Music celebration,  Aretha Franklin  is a revered liv ...

  11. Memphis Officials to Help Save Aretha Franklin's Birthplace

    March 23, 2017 7:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, told a judge that ...

  12. Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits of Any Female Artist

    Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits of Any Female Artist

    March 20, 2017 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, as she passes Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the chart's 58-year history. music , 2017 , Billboard Hot 100 , Billboard , Music News , News , Nicki Minaj , Aretha ...

  13. Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits of Any Female Artist

    March 20, 2017 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 6 Minaj debuts with three tracks, upping her count to 76 career Hot 100 entries, besting the Queen of Soul's 73. Nicki Minaj makes history on the Billboard Hot 100 , as she passes Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the ...

  14. Ask Billboard: 'Rockabye' & A History of Charted Nursery Rhymes

    March 17, 2017 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like Clean Bandit, acts from The Beatles to Madonna & more have mined nursery rhymes for hit songs. Submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as w ...

  15. Nicki Minaj Ties Aretha Franklin for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women | Billboard News

    Nicki Minaj Ties Aretha Franklin for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women | Billboard News

    March 08, 2017 2:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj matches a milestone mark on the Billboard Hot 100, as she ties Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the chart's 58-year history. 2017 , billboard news , Billboard Hot 100 , Billboard , Music News , Hot 100 , ...

  16. The Queen of Soul Receives a Multi-Artist Tribute at Carnegie Hall With 'The Music of Aretha Franklin'

    March 07, 2017 11:41 AM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of Soul wasn’t in attendance, but Aretha Franklin  would have certainly been thrilled by the musical tribute paid her at Carnegie Hall on Monday night (March 6). Featuring a roster of estimable musicians performing songs recorded by the 74 ...

  17. Aretha Franklin Birth Home May Get DIY Network Overhaul

    February 23, 2017 10:32 PM EST 0 0 0 The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from the DIY Network, officials in charge of fixing up the crumbling structure said Thursday. Jeffrey Higgs, president of the LeMoyne-Owen College Community Developm ...

  18. Rag 'n' Bone Man Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Human,' Admits Aretha Franklin Made Him Cry

    February 22, 2017 1:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s career couldn’t have got away to a brighter start.  The British soul man has the decade’s fastest-selling male solo debut in the U.K. with his album Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music), and he’s guaranteed to come home wit ...

  19. Aretha Franklin Will Retire This Year After Album Release

    February 09, 2017 4:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin , the Queen of Soul, has said she plans to hang up the mic later this year.  Franklin told the Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 that she planned to record an album for release in September before retiring. “I must tell you, I am retir ...

  20. Aretha Franklin's National Anthem Gobbles Thanksgiving Conversation

    November 26, 2016 1:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin 's lengthy version of the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings matchup may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself. Franklin's "Star Spangled Banner" clocked in ...

  21. Hot 100 Fest 2016: Eryn Allen Kane Wants to Collaborate With Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

    Hot 100 Fest 2016: Eryn Allen Kane Wants to Collaborate With Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

    August 21, 2016 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hot 100 Fest 2016: Eryn Allen Kane Wants to Collaborate With Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder hot 100 fest , Aretha Franklin , Kane Wants , Stevie Wonder , Allen Kane Videos Aretha Franklin Kane Wants Stevie Wonder Allen Kane Brightcove ...

  22. Judge Spares Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home From Demolition...For Now

    August 19, 2016 3:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge has seen enough progress on the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born to keep it from being demolished. News outlets report that Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter on Thursday gave the current homeowner thr ...

  23. Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday With His Top 5 Billboard Hits

    August 03, 2016 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 After making music for more than 60 years, legendary singer  Tony Bennett turns 90 today. The jazz icon  made history in 2011 when he was the oldest act to ever make it to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his album Duets II.  Then he did it aga ...

  24. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT 3.301 k 0 7 As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Bil ...

  25. 'She's 22 and I'm 122': Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini Dish on Hosting ABC's All-Star Variety Show 'Greatest Hits'

    June 29, 2016 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 On a soundstage in Studio City, Calif., an audience full of young people, most of whom weren’t born before the ‘90s, is wildly applauding a beloved icon of the 1980s. “Give it up for Tawny Kitaen!” says Arsenio Hall, exhorting the studio audience. “ ...

  26. Watch Aretha Franklin Pay Tribute to Prince With 'Purple Rain' at White House Jazz Concert

    May 01, 2016 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 “There is something fearless and true about jazz,” President Barack Obama said in his opening remarks Friday (April 29) at the White House concert celebrating the fifth annual International Jazz Day -- and despite the fact that the show was being re ...

  27. Watch President Obama Celebrate International Jazz Day With an All-Star Concert April 30 on ABC

    April 30, 2016 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Not a bad venue, right?" asks UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, chairman of International Jazz Day, and living jazz legend Herbie Hancock jokingly, after mention of what’s sure to be the genre’s biggest event of the year: an all-star jazz conce ...

  28. Aretha Franklin on Her Upcoming Biopic: 'We're Ready to Sign For the Movie'

    April 17, 2016 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin was in the mood for celebrating, and not just because she had a birthday party. "Good news, we're ready to sign for the movie," Franklin said Thursday night (April 14) of the biopic about her life she has been trying t ...

  29. President Obama to Host International Jazz Day Concert at White House

    March 30, 2016 8:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Sting, Herbie Hancock and many other established and up-and-coming musical artists will be featured. International Jazz Day, one of the world's biggest celebrations of jazz, is coming to the White House. President B ...

  30. Clive Davis Reflects on 40-Year Friendship & Creative Partnership With Aretha Franklin

    March 25, 2016 4:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since  Aretha Franklin left Atlantic Records in 1979, many of her most successful records have been executive-produced by Clive Davis, first as founder/president of Arista Records and more recently in his role as chief creative officer of Sony Music ...

  31. Aretha Franklin on Celebrating Six Decades as the Queen of Soul: 'Our Generation -- The Artists Were Stronger'

    March 25, 2016 3:50 PM EDT Aretha ­Franklin at home, on her rich reign as the Queen of Soul, age, Obama & her biopic. The Queen is on the move. Aretha Franklin is in her home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., the affluent ­northern suburb of Detroit, with suitcases and travel ...

  32. How Robert De Niro Helped Thaw Aretha Franklin Documentary Negotiations

    March 08, 2016 6:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Conciliatory language in a court order suggests the legal battle over Franklin's "Amazing Grace" movie could finally be nearing an end -- but will it be in time for a Tribeca premiere? Will the long-delayed, legally troubled Aretha Fr ...

  33. Aretha Franklin Documentary Release Halted, But Negotiations Continue

    March 07, 2016 3:02 PM EST The Amazing Grace documentary featuring 1972 concert footage of music icon Aretha Franklin can't be screened or released without the singer's permission, according to an injunction issued Monday.  The late Sydney Pollack shot much of the ...

  34. Lianne La Havas and Her Fans Excel at Solo Manhattan Show

    February 02, 2016 2:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Lianne La Havas ’ performance at the McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan last night (Feb. 1) was an experiment. “I’ve never done this before on my lonesome,” she explained. Playing solo for an hour for the first time gave her the chance to render her song ...

  35. Aretha Franklin Brings President Obama to Tears With 'Natural Woman'

    December 30, 2015 11:34 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin raised the rafters and brought a tear to President Obama's eye when she sang "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. to honor songwriter Carole King , who penned t ...

  36. Aretha Franklin Appears With Jazz at Lincoln Center

    December 19, 2015 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of Soul made a surprise appearance at the House of Swing, helping the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra usher in the holiday season at their first concert in their newly refurbished home. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had a special gift for the ...

  37. Babyface Remembers 'Waiting to Exhale' Soundtrack 20 Years Later: Exclusive Q&A

    November 14, 2015 3:33 PM EST 0 0 0 The songwriter and producer chronicles his hit soundtrack, 20 years after its Nov. 14, 1995 debut. In 1995, Whitney Houston , tackling her first project since The Bodyguard elevated her to global superstardom, deviated from the planned script. Inste ...

  38. 25 Best Catchy Songs of All Time: Pop Hooks That Won't Let Go

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A memorable hook only needs a few seconds to worm its way into your head. See the All-Time Charts:  Billboard 200 Albums  |  Billboard 200 Artists  |  Hot 100 Songs  |  Hot 100 Artists When Team Billboard sat down to discuss our personal picks for g ...

  39. Ann Wilson Sizzles on Solo Dates, Continues with Heart

    October 28, 2015 5:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ann Wilson is leading a double life these days and she’s enjoying it immensely. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is still touring with Heart , but this fall has also been performing solo in support of her new EP The Ann Wilson Thing! #1 . “It's ...

  40. Aretha Franklin Sued By Condo Group

    October 27, 2015 10:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin is being sued over unpaid homeowner fees at a condominium in suburban Detroit. Hills of Lone Pine Association says it's owed more than $11,500. Aretha Franklin Postpones Oklahoma Concerts The Detroit News reports that the associ ...

  41. 'Sex' Sells: The Success of Sex & Love Songs on the Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2015 8:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 The recurring themes of "sex" and "love" in music have been put under a microscope in a new study by Superdrug Online Doctor that weighs the success those words in music against each other over the past half century.  The survey ...

  42. 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. ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Ask Billboard: Lead vs. Featured Artists: Who Has the Most Hot 100 Hits?

    July 12, 2015 9:05 AM EDT As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, tweet @gthot20 LEAD VS. FEAT ...

  45. Aretha Franklin Sings Praises of Illinois After Tour-Bus Breakdown

    July 06, 2015 8:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin 's spokesman said the Queen of Soul was grateful and exclaimed "Hallelujah!" after the state of Illinois helped out when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago and left her stranded along a highway. Transmission ...

  46. 10 Worst National Anthem Performances Ever

    July 02, 2015 12:42 PM EDT Getting booked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a major event is an honor for any artist. Many will try anything -- whether it's fiddling with the arrangement or striving for the glory notes that only five-octave powerhouses ...

  47. Madonna Returns to Hot 100 With 'B**** I'm Madonna'

    June 25, 2015 12:37 PM EDT 13.831 k 406 11 The song, featuring Nicki Minaj, bows at No. 84, bringing Madonna back to the chart for the first time since 2012. Her Madgesty is back on the Billboard Hot 100. Madonna 's playfully self-celebratory "B**** I'm Madonna," ...

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