1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde Highlight Grammy Nominations Concert

    December 06, 2013 11:03 PM EST The Grammy Nominations Concert had its share of surprises in the shortlists for many of its big awards Friday night, but the performance aspect of the show also included a few fairly interesting collaborations and renditions of some of the year ...

  2. Tony Lucca Sings Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands" LIVE - Candid Covers

    Tony Lucca Sings Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands" LIVE - Candid Covers

    December 04, 2013 1:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Tony Lucca Sings Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands" LIVE - Candid Covers. Recorded November 2013. Tony Lucca , Candid Covers , performance , Live , Billboard , Grandma's Hands , Bill Withers , Bill Withers Videos Bill Withers ...

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  4. 'The Voice' Scores Hit With Cassadee Pope's 'Over You'

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 A song from the "The Voice" is in the top 10 on the Hot Digital Songs chart for the first time since the first season's finale in June 2011. Coincidentally, the four artists with the highest charting songs were the first four to learn ...

  5. Gary Clark Jr., Reps Talk 'Blak And Blu' Debut & Career Start

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 To an ignorant eye, it seemed to be a typical night inside Hollywood's live performance hub Hotel Cafe. The Austin guitar phenom/vocalist Gary Clark Jr. and his band exited the stage after figuratively shredding it to fractions, as they're ...

  6. Backbeat: Michael Kiwanuka Wows a Packed Webster Hall With John Mayer, Martin Kierszenbaum, More

    September 19, 2012 4:50 PM EDT MIchael Kiwanuka with John Mayer, backstage at New York's Webster Hall after Kiwanuka's headlining set on Tuesday night (Photo: Jem Aswad) Fast-rising British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka kicked off his first headlining U.S. tour a ...

  7. Cult Singer Rodriguez Risen in New Film 'Sugar Man'

    July 29, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Searching for Sugar Man" is a documentary about a musician very few people had heard about prior to this year. In the last six months, film festivals from January's Sundance in Utah through the Hamptons in New York on July 21 have pl ...

  8. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  9. Michael Kiwanuka Talks 'Home Again' Album, Tour & Adele

    March 31, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His voice has drawn comparisons to Otis Redding and Bill Withers , but hotly buzzed-about U.K. soul singer Michael Kiwanuka says that he's keen to establish himself as a performer in his own right. "The artists that I'm compared to ar ...

  10. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  11. Mercyline 'Mike' Bernardo, Pioneering Female Music Exec, Dies

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Pioneering female music industry executive Mercyline "Mike" Bernardo -- former VP of Andre Harrell's Uptown Records and VP of promotion at Mercury Records -- passed away on March 14 following a lengthy illness. Raised in Newark, New ...

  12. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  13. Urban Power List Hall of Fame: Clarence Avant

    January 07, 2012 8:06 PM EST Clarence Avant President, Avant Garde and Interior Music The Godfather He's the perennial godfather of our business. "Everyone in this business has been by Clarence's desk--if they're smart." That insightful comment from l ...

  14. Backbeat: Bill Withers Talks 'Just As I Am,' Calls A&R 'Antagonism & Redundant' @ Grammy Museum

    November 29, 2011 6:45 AM EST Chilling prior to the Q&A are, from left, Universal Music Publishing Group/North America president Evan Lamberg, Universal Music Group Worldwide president/COO Zach Horowitz, Bill Withers, industry veteran Clarence Avant, and Kori Withers. UMPG ...

  15. Four Tops' Musical Director Dies at 61

    November 02, 2011 7:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 LAS VEGAS - A key behind-the-scenes associate of the famed Motown quartet the Four Tops, George Rountree, has died. He was 61. The Sun reports Rountree, who worked as the group's musical director for more than 30 years, died Sunday in a Las Veg ...

  16. Random Axe: 5 Things You Should Know About the Rap Supergroup

    June 22, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Random Axe, the hip-hop supergroup featuring Sean Price , Black Milk and Guilty Simpson , released their long-awaited self-titled debut album last Tuesday (June 14) on Duck Down Music. The 15-track album arrives after the trio first started mulling ...

  17. Hidden Beach Slates New Jill Scott Album for Spring

    April 05, 2011 1:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a long hiatus, fans are being treated to a double dose of new music from Jill Scott . "The Light of the Sun" -- the singer/songwriter's first album under her recently announced distribution deal with Warner Bros. -- is due in ea ...

  18. Neil Diamond, "Dreams"

    November 05, 2010 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Given his role as one of pop's most respected songwriters, Neil Diamond might be expected to fill a covers album with underappreciated obscurities by tunesmiths less highly regarded than he. Well, perhaps next time. On "Dreams," Diamo ...

  19. John Legend & ?uestlove: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 17, 2010 10:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 "America seems to always be at war," John Legend muses as he casually plinks the keys of his piano at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. "While politicians go home safe to their families, we've got a government willing t ...

  20. 'American Idol' Auditions Move to MySpace

    September 15, 2010 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 To mark the 10th anniversary of "American Idol", hopeful pop stars have the chance to submit an audition video at MySpace through Oct. 6. The entries must be no longer than 40 seconds and chosen from a list of songs posted online, along wi ...

  21. 'American Idol' Recap: Lilly Scott Changes The Game

    March 03, 2010 9:34 PM EST 0 0 0 I cannot even tell you how much I was creeping on Twitter this afternoon trying to find out if Crystal Bowersox had been given the medical OK to perform. With about 10 minutes before showtime, Ryan Seacrest said she had been given the thumb's u ...

  22. John Mayer / Feb. 25, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 01, 2010 6:33 PM EST 0 0 0 John Mayer ended his Thursday night (Feb. 25) show at New York's Madison Square Garden in the same way he probably starts most conversations these days: with an apology. "I never in my entire life intended to come off as an asshole," ...

  23. Super Bowl Ads Tap KISS, Beyonce, Cheap Trick, T-Pain

    February 08, 2010 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 In between the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl last year and the Who rocking the big halftime show , a few good commercials featured quality music or cameos by our favorite artists in 2010. Check out some of the best music-related ads belo ...

  24. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts ...

  25. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 7:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Quincy Jones , John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft ...

  26. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones, John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft ...

  27. Billboard Bits: T.I., The Jam, Whitney Houston, Beck, Kandi Burruss And More

    January 19, 2010 5:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Atlanta raper T.I ., who was released to a halfway house less than a month ago after serving seven months in prison on a gun charge, is back in the studio ...

  28. Chart Beat Thursday: Jay-Z, The Beatles, "Glee"

    September 17, 2009 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 RUN THIS CHART: With the 400th debut ever at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Jay-Z notches his 11th chart-topping album with "The Blueprint 3." With his grand entrance, Jay-Z passes Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in t ...

  29. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the ...

  30. Billboard.biz Q&A: EMI Music Publishing's 'Big' Jon Platt

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even while attending the 2009 BET Awards in June, EMI Music Publishing executive "Big" Jon Platt found himself in work mode. The president of West Coast Creative/head of urban signed rap phenomenon Drake to a publishing agreement in the ...

  31. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the mu ...

  32. Lambert And Allen To Sing For 'American Idol' Crown

    May 19, 2009 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 A showy musical theatre actor and his clean-cut acoustic guitar-playing rival get their last chance to woo viewers and votes on Tuesday night in the final performance episode of U.S. television talent show "American Idol." After 100,000 pe ...

  33. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing t 2006 - Target is the exclusi ...

  34. Osborne Re-Teams With 'Relish' Crew For New CD

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne has reunited with the production and writing team behind her 1995 breakthrough, "Relish," for her latest project, "Little Wild One." Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne has reunited with the production a ...

  35. R&B Foundation Sets Stage For 20th Pioneer Awards

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, Kool & the Gang and the Funk Brothers are among the legendary acts who will be honored at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s 20th anniversary Pioneer Awards. The ceremony will take place Sept. 9 in Philadelphia at th ...

  36. Celebrate Brooklyn! Turns 30 With Hayes, Orton

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typ ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of th ...

  38. India.Arie Launches SoulBird Label

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. In partnership with Universal Republic Records, India.Arie is launching a new label, SoulBird Music. Georgia native Anthony David, a longtime musica ...

  39. American Idols Live Tour / Aug. 29, 2007 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" juggernaut just won't stop. After wrapping up the sixth installment of the wildly popular Fox reality show, the top 10 from the season chugged on and embarked on the massive 59-dat The "American Idol" jug ...

  40. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing t 2006 - Target is the exclusi ...

  41. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of th ...

  42. Grammy Performances Look Forward And Back

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 49th Grammy Awards drew as heavily from the past as they did the present for the performance slate at last night's (Feb. 11) show from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The evening began with the The 49th Grammy Awards drew as heavily from ...

  43. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, M ...

  44. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I r ...

  45. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>At Lollapalooza in George, Wash., Courtney Love belts Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. Charged with assault, Love receives a suspended one-year sentence and is required to take courses 2003 - Ja Rule becomes the first hig ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Everclear, Jeremy Spencer, Dead Moon

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everclear's new studio album, "Welcome to the Drama Club," will be released Sept. 12 via Eleven Seven Music. Everclear's new studio album, "Welcome to the Drama Club," will be released Sept. 12 via Eleven Seven Music. T ...

  47. Chart Beat

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ann Nesby, Dixie Chicks return to the charts, plus news on Daniel Powter and Nick Lachey. PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR GRANDMA: It was a double dose of good news for singer Ann Nesby this week. Moments after finding out that her granddaughter Paris B ...

  48. Wilco Testing Out New Tunes On Tour

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco has been road-testing material intended for its next Nonesuch album and will return to the studio next month for more recording, drummer Glenn Kotche tells Billboard.com. The group has no firm t Wilco has been road-testing material intended fo ...

  49. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2005 - Former Crowded House and Spli ...

  50. Buffett Has A 'Hoot' With Jackson, Maroon 5

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In addition to serving as co-producer and appearing in a small role as a marine science teacher, Jimmy Buffett headlines the sun-splashed soundtrack to the upcoming film "Hoot." In addition to serving as co-producer and appearing in a smal ...

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