1. Lady Gaga Sings Linda Perry, Stephen Colbert Honors Toby Keith, Zac Brown Fetes the Grateful Dead At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

    June 19, 2015 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the men’s room of New York's Marriott Marquis hotel just before the start of the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, one man said, “Anyone know any jokes?” Another replied, “I got a check from Pandora for $1.89 -- for six million ...

  2. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

    June 15, 2015 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriot ...

  3. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT 5 1 0 Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribut ...

  4. Elton John Extends Record For Most AC Hits

    March 24, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The icon furthers his lead for the most entries in the Adult Contemporary chart's 53-year history as 'Can't Stay Alone Tonight' debuts Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 53-year history of Bill ...

  5. Lorde, Robin Thicke Lead Pre-GRAMMY Universal Music Showcase

    January 25, 2014 8:25 PM EST 2 0 0 Kacey Musgraves, Zedd, Juanes also performed at Hollywood showcase Robin Thicke, Lorde and another 11 acts signed to Universal Music Group acts performed Saturday afternoon at Lure nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing execu ...

  6. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  7. Elton John Extends Record For Most Adult Contemporary Hits

    July 15, 2013 1:05 PM EDT 'Home Again,' the first single from his upcoming Capitol Records debut, pushes him further into the lead for the most AC entries in the chart's 52-year history Elton John pads his mark for the most appearances in the 52-year histo ...

  8. Berry Gordy, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Aerosmith, More Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame Event

    June 14, 2013 6:12 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner is pretty much the do of the year for the music publishing industry, and in addition to virtually everyone who’s anyone in the executive side of that world, there’s always a jaw-dropping array of l ...

  9. Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:22 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was ...

  10. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was fu ...

  11. International Songwriting Competition Awards Joshua Hanson the 'Grand Prize'

    May 01, 2013 6:25 AM EDT The International Songwriting Competition has bestowed its highest honor, the Grand Prize, to Idaho native Joshua Hanson for his song “Monsters With Misdemeanors.” In a statement issued today, ISC founder and director Candace Avery explains the ...

  12. Elton John Finishes New Album, Eyes September Release Date

    February 22, 2013 10:25 PM EST Elton John has finished what he calls "the most piano-oriented album of my career" and is looking at a release in September. Titled "The Diving Board," the 13-track album comprises songs written in two sessions with lyricist Be ...

  13. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  14. Axl Rose Thanks Fans, Cleveland After Rock Hall Boycott

    April 17, 2012 8:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a letter on Guns N' Roses ' official website, frontman Axl Rose thanked fans and the city of Cleveland for their support in the wake of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame boycott. The induction ceremony took place on Saturday, April 14, not ...

  15. Axl Rose Thanks Fans, Cleveland After Rock Hall Boycott

    April 17, 2012 7:10 PM EDT In a letter on Guns N' Roses' official website, frontman Axl Rose thanked fans and the city of Cleveland for their support in the wake of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame boycott. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Att ...

  16. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  17. Elton John's Grand Return to Las Vegas a Hits & Glitz-Filled Celebration

    September 29, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas re ...

  18. Elton John Starts Three-Year Las Vegas Run At Caesars

    September 29, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas ...

  19. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  20. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. Th ...

  21. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over th ...

  22. Elton John-Leon Russell Documentary To Open Tribeca Film Festival

    March 02, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The world premiere of Cameron Crowe's documentary "The Union" will launch the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival April 20, fest organizers announced Wednesday. The film's subject, Elton John , will be on hand to perform following the fre ...

  23. Lady Gaga, Elton John Duet Won't Appear On 'Gnomeo & Juliet' Soundtrack

    February 01, 2011 8:13 AM EST 0 0 0 If you want to hear Elton John's duet with Lady Gaga , you'll apparently have to buy a movie ticket. The soundtrack version of "Hello Hello," the slow-tempo pop ditty written by John and Bernie Taupin for the upcoming animated fi ...

  24. Elton John Welcomes Christmas Baby Boy

    December 28, 2010 7:45 AM EST 0 0 0 E lton John and his partner have become the proud parents of a son born to a surrogate in California on Christmas Day, UsMagazine reported on Monday. The boy, named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, is the first for the British rock star and Canad ...

  25. Publishing Briefs: UMPG, Leon Russell, Warner/Chappell Music, The Runners and more

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Leon Russell to a worldwide co-publishing deal for "The Union," his collaboration with Elton John, and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin . The album, released on Oct. 19, sold 80, ...

  26. Elton John: Today's Songwriters 'Pretty Awful'

    October 19, 2010 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday. The 63-year-old singer of "Your S ...

  27. Win An Elton John & Leon Russell Signed Album Canvas

    October 18, 2010 6:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John 's new album with Leon Russell , aptly titled "The Union," is a meeting of these veteran musical minds for the first time since 1970. The Decca Records album, which was produced by T Bone Burnett, is out tomorrow, and Billb ...

  28. Elton John and Leon Russell Release First Single from Collaborative Album

    September 01, 2010 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John and Leon Russell have issued the first single from their forthcoming collaborative album, "The Union," due Oct. 19 on Decca Records. Titled "If It Wasn't For Bad," the song features vocals from both musical legen ...

  29. Elton John Teams With Leon Russell For 'Mature' New Album

    July 06, 2010 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John says his forthcoming collaboration with legendary singer, songwriter and sideman Leon Russell marks a new chapter in his recording career, saying: "I don't have to make pop records any more." Speaking at the launch of the ...

  30. Elton John Recording Album With Leon Russell

    March 05, 2010 2:22 PM EST 0 0 0 In an unexpected pairing, Elton John and Leon Russell are recording an album together in Los Angeles with producer T-Bone Burnett. Both artists have written songs for the project, which has no title or release date as of yet. Billboard.com has learn ...

  31. May 22, 2009

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Everything She Wants,” Wham! 1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Oh Girl,” Chi-Lites. 1971 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Sticky Fingers,” the Rolling Stones. 1967 – Florence Ballard appears with the Supremes for the last ti ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New Yo ...

  33. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New Yo ...

  34. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John celebrates 40 years of collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, DJ Shadow goes hip-hop in a major way, Clay Aiken revives some enduring power ballads and Lupe Fiasco explodes out of Chica Black Eyed Peas principal Fergie's "Th ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. ...

  36. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F ...

  37. Brandi Carlile

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Just as she's starting to see success, the singer/songwriter is itching to record a new album. Brandi Carlile has been continuously touring since her self-titled debut album was released by Red Ink/Columbia last summer. But the 23-year-old sing ...

  38. Three 6 Mafia, Santaolalla Win Musical Oscars

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In an upset, Three 6 Mafia took home the best original song Academy Award last night (March 5) at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out In an upset, Three 6 Maf ...

  39. Film, TV Actors Take The Mic On 'Unexpected Dreams'

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Actress Scarlett Johansson, "Moulin Rouge" star Ewan McGregor and "Desperate Housewives" principal Teri Hatcher are among the actors that have been tapped to put their own spin on famous tunes on "Une Actress Scarlett Johans ...

  40. John Corbett

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Actor takes a stab at the role of country music star. He's best known for playing such television characters as the quirky Chris in the Morning on "Northern Exposure" and Aidan on "Sex & the City," as well as the fish-ou ...

  41. 'Walk The Line' Scores Big At Golden Globes

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Johnny Cash biography "Walk the Line" won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy film last night (Jan. 16) and earned acting honors for stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, boosting t The Johnny Cash biography "Walk t ...

  42. Cash Biopic, 'Producers' Among Golden Globe Nominees

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, with the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and the screen version of Broadway musical "The Producers" among the Music has a prominent place ...

  43. UMPG Signs Elton John

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive agreement with Elton John and his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin, that will put the entire Elton John catalog under one publishi Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an ...

  44. Elton Repaves 'Peachtree Road'

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John will on Nov. 22 release an expanded, double-disc edition of his 2004 Universal album, "Peachtree Road." Elton John will on Nov. 22 release an expanded, double-disc edition of his 2004 Universal album, "Peachtree Road." ...

  45. Elton's 'Lestat' Hitting Broadway In April

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Lestat," the first musical Elton John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin have written together, will open April 13 on Broadway at the Palace Theatre, with preview performances due to begin March 11. "Lestat," the first musical ...

  46. Elton Talks

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At the top of every hour the clock in Elton John's dressing room at Caesars Palace breaks wind. And every hour, the farting clock makes John laugh. The British superstar has every reason to smile. ...

  47. Elton Agenda: Sitcoms, Sequels, Musicals

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With deference to James Brown, Elton John may be the hardest-working man in show business. In addition to his ongoing touring schedule and engagement in Las Vegas, John is working on a number of proje With deference to James Brown, Elton John may be ...

  48. Elton Expands 'Captain Fantastic' With Live Tracks

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Island has set a Sept. 13 release date for a double-disc version of Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. The reissue will be accompanie Island has set a Sept. 13 re ...

  49. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winner ...

  50. Brian Wilson Concocts Christmas Vision

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal holiday music. Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson ...

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