1. Laura Jane Grace Will Perform in North Carolina 'As a Form of Protest' Against Anti-LGBT Laws

    April 13, 2016 11:47 PM EDT Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace won’t be backing down over North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT laws. There won’t be a boycott of the state. On the contrary, the transgender artist is coming to play as a “form of protest”.  Grace has confirmed the punk-ro ...

  2. Billy Ray Cyrus Speaks Out Against Discriminatory LGBT Laws

    April 12, 2016 4:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Ray Cyrus has joined the likes of Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen in speaking out against creeping anti-LGBT laws. The “"Achy Breaky Heart" singer, actor and father of  Miley Cyrus , shared a post on his Facebook page in which he s ...

  3. Bryan Adams: 'I Don't Think About What I've Done; I Think About What I'm About To Do'

    February 13, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bryan Adams has had a 35-plus year music career, helping to make him one of the world’s most enduring and successful artists with worldwide sales of more than 65 million albums.  In 2014 and 2015, the singer celebrated the 30 th anniversary of Reckl ...

  4. Adele's 'Hello' Dials-Up U.K. Chart Record

    November 02, 2015 3:36 AM EST 0 0 0 It’s official: Adele’s comeback single “Hello” is a record-setter in the U.K. The song notched-up combined first-week sales of 333,000, a “staggering” performance, notes the Official Charts Company, which makes it the biggest No. 1 single in three y ...

  5. Bryan Adams' Manager (of 30 Years) Bruce Allen on the Singer's New Album and Fellow Canadian The Weeknd's Rise

    October 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 To hear Allen tell it, "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" could have been written from his purview. In the 31 years since Bryan Adams notched his first of a slew of hits (11 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, four of which went to No. 1), ...

  6. Canada's Chart Invasion: 'It's an Attitude. Quiet, But Strong'

    October 30, 2015 11:05 AM EDT 1.55 k 358 33 Brit Adele may take the Hot 100's top spot next week, but Canada's presence remains felt, thanks to The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and, especially, an influential Drake. "Great Canadian acts have been around all along. It's ju ...

  7. Listen to Bryan Adams' 'Don't Even Try' From His New Album 'Get Up!': Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 05, 2015 1:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Bryan Adams and longtime songwriting partner Jim  Vallance , having Jeff Lynne produce his latest album, Get Up! , is "dream come true stuff."  "It was such a thrill. Working with Jeff brought out the best in me and in Jim,"  ...

  8. Bryan Adams, Bobby Brown & Celine Dion: Who Was on Billboard's First Pop Songs Chart in 1992?

    October 03, 2015 11:05 AM EDT Sporting a potpourri of pop, R&B and big-hair rock ballads, the airplay list launched on this date in 1992. Happy birthday, Billboard 's Pop Songs chart! In the Oct. 3, 1992 issue of Billboard magazine, the survey started (thanks to th ...

  9. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Bryan Adams Ruled With the Song of the Summer

    August 10, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-four years ago, '(Everything I Do) I Do It for You' continued its run atop the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Andy Gibb, Mariah Carey & Dean Martin. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more t ...

  10. Kelly Clarkson Covers Bryan Adams' 'Heaven': Watch

    August 09, 2015 9:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another city, another song you never knew you needed to hear  Kelly Clarkson sing. Clarkson took a cue from her husband, who’s apparently a big Bryan Adams fan, and performed Adams’ ‘80s ballad “Heaven" when a fan suggested she cover the song a ...

  11. The 100 Biggest Summer Songs of All Time: A Complete List

    July 17, 2015 3:30 PM EDT Looking back nearly 60 years and ranking the one-hit wonders, pop outliers and funky jams reveals how the season's most massive singles share two essential elements: sincere emotion and a touch of novelty.   2015 Song of the Summer Poll: Vote ...

  12. Canadian Music Industry Honors Bryan Adams, Cowboy Junkies, Warner Music Exec Steve Kane

    May 08, 2015 11:51 AM EDT A sold-out room of industry heavyweights from every area of the music industry gathered in Toronto last night at the Sheraton Centre's Grand Ballroom to honour more than 40 Canadian businesses and individuals at the 2015 Canadian Music and Br ...

  13. Bryan Adams Wants to Cover Ryan Adams Now

    May 06, 2015 9:28 PM EDT Now that Ryan Adams has covered "Summer of '69," he and Bryan Adams are officially eternally entwined and it seems really okay. Bryan Adams is even looking to repay the favor.  He told SFGate that he heard the cover and might cover o ...

  14. 'There's a Buzz in This City:' How Toronto Fuels Talent, From Drake To Deadmau5 to Shawn Mendes

    April 30, 2015 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Major players in the city explain what makes the scene, which claims 80 percent of the music capital in the country, so special. As Canadian Music Week opens in Toronto (May 1-10), it draws the spotlight to a city that its boosters say ranks second- ...

  15. Ryan Adams Caves In, Finally Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of '69'

    April 29, 2015 3:40 PM EDT 1.44 k 86 24 Forget the "Summer of '69" -- today is the best day of your life. Thirteen long years after Ryan Adams ejected a heckler from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for requesting Bryan Adams' hokey classic rock staple at his s ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Will 'Uptown Funk!' Be the Hot 100's No. 1 Song of 2015?

    March 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST With an array of honors - including global - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash, has the race for the year's top hit already been won? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@bil ...

  17. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, Petula Clark Topped the Hot 100 With 'Downtown'

    January 19, 2015 8:05 AM EST Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 19, 1980 Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the ...

  18. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus histor ...

  19. Revisionist History, Holiday Edition: Mariah Gets a 'Christmas' Gift, Wham! Gets the Boot

    December 10, 2014 12:01 PM EST For those who love the Billboard charts, this truly is -- as Andy Williams reminds us every December -- the most wonderful time of the year. The arrival of Billboard 's annual year-end rankings have made it a "Happy" holiday for ano ...

  20. Happy Birthday, Bryan Adams & Ryan Adams! Celebrate With Our 'Which Adams?' quiz

    November 05, 2014 3:25 PM EST Today, we celebrate the birthdays of Canadian rock icon  Bryan Adams  (55) and American rocker  Ryan Adams  (40), two singer-songwriters who are not related, but happen to share the same last name, the same birthday -- oh, and their first names rh ...

  21. Cyndi Lauper on Her Iconic 'She's So Unusual' Album: The Songs 'Were About Empowering All Us Freaks'

    October 28, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Women didn't always rule the Hot 100 . In 1984, female artists accounted for only four of the 20 songs to reach No. 1: Deniece Williams , Tina Turner , Madonna and Cyndi Lauper , a Queens-born singer with a four-octave range and a Day-Glo sen ...

  22. Why Big Artists Are Banking on Year-End Covers Albums

    October 07, 2014 2:53 PM EDT Aretha, Streisand, Manilow and more are banking on old favorites this holiday season. On deck for the fourth quarter: a virtual avalanche of all-covers albums. From the divas (see chart, below) to the showmen ( Barry Manilow ’s My Dream Duets , ou ...

  23. Watch Ryan Adams Cover Bryan Adams' 'Run to You,' Channel an Unmistakable Bond

    October 02, 2014 10:10 PM EDT For years Ryan Adams has suffered through patronizing comparisons to Bryan Adams  all because of the two rockers' remarkably similar names. In 2002, Ryan even threw a fan out of his show for requesting Bryan's classic "Summer Of � ...

  24. Bryan Adams, 'Tracks of My Years': Exclusive Album Premiere

    September 26, 2014 4:48 PM EDT Listen to Adams' first studio album in more than six years. Bryan Adams is the man behind classic songs like "Summer of '69" and "Heaven," and on his next album -- exclusively premiering on Billboard -- he's taki ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Meghan Trainor Tops Pop Songs With 'All About That Bass'

    September 22, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Her debut smash is the chart's record-tying fifth consecutive leader by a rookie act. Plus, new No. 1s for Iggy Azalea, Trey Songz, Tito 'El Bambino' & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboar ...

  26. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Guns N' Roses Celebrate 'Sweet' Success

    August 04, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 1988, the rockers ruled with their breakthrough classic. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Nelson, Selena and Bryan Adams Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart hist ...

  27. Calvin Harris Heats Up Hot 100 With Latest 'Summer' Hit

    June 07, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The EDM star's new hit is the 23rd Hot 100 top 10 with the word 'summer' in its title Calvin Harris heats up the Billboard Hot 100, where his latest hit "Summer" sizzles 12-9 . The EDM star adds to the list of top 10s with ...

  28. Demi Lovato Tops Hot Tours with $3M from South American Trek

    May 09, 2014 1:39 PM EDT Demi Lovato heads the list of touring artists in the weekly tally of Hot Tours with ticket sales reported from the South American leg of her Neon Lights tour. A North American trek kicked off the tour, beginning on Feb. 9 in Vancouver and hitting ...

  29. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Plea ...

  30. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Bi ...

  31. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven de ...

  32. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  33. Gil Friesen, Longtime A&M Exec and Film Producer, Dead at 75

    December 14, 2012 2:29 PM EST Longtime A&M exec Gil Friesen died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle with leukemia. Known as a charismatic and impeccably dressed man of many interests, he spent 31 years at A&M and was, along with founders Herb ...

  34. The Beat 10/4: Maroon 5 and Mumford & Sons are No. 1, 50 Cent's New Tune, Bryan Adams As Photog

    The Beat 10/4: Maroon 5 and Mumford & Sons are No. 1, 50 Cent's New Tune, Bryan Adams As Photog

    October 04, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/4: Maroon 5 and Mumford and Sons are No. 1 on the Billbord charts, 50 Cent, Bryan Adams Update, Beach Boys, “Nashville” Music John Mayer , jonathan brooks , abc , featuredVideo1 , Billboard , Who Charted? , Too $hort , Cop Rock , 50 Cent ...

  35. Marvin Hamlisch's Chart Legacy: From Liza Minnelli to the Wu-Tang Clan to 'Glee' and Beyond

    August 07, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on The Billboard Hot 100 that stretches over 45 years, from his first pop hit in 1965 to a pair of "A Chorus Line" remakes by the Glee Cast in 201 ...

  36. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  37. Hot Tours: Juan Gabriel, Bryan Adams, Van Halen

    April 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin superstar Juan Gabriel tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with $3.4 million in box office grosses reported from multiple concerts at Mexico City's 9,600-seat Auditorio Nacional. With sellout crowds at all performances, a total of 47,394 t ...

  38. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  39. Simple Plan to Receive Humanitarian Honor at 2012 Juno Awards

    February 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has decided to honor Montreal pop-rock band Simple Plan with the 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2012 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards March 31 in Ottawa, Canada's capital.Ã ...

  40. Andrew MacNaughtan, Award-Winning Rock Photographer, Dies

    January 27, 2012 9:47 AM EST Award-winning Toronto photographer and video director Andrew MacNaughtan died suddenly Wednesday night of a reported heart attack while in Los Angeles on assignment for rock trio Rush. MacNaughtan shot a who's-who of Canadian talent since he ...

  41. MIDEM: Henley Business School Launches MBA of the Music Industry Program For Music Execs

    January 24, 2012 12:00 PM EST The august world of academia will be joining the throngs of troops seeking cures for the ailing music business at this year's MIDEM confab at the French Riviera city of Cannes during Jan. 28-31. The revered Henley Business School, part of the ...

  42. Sir Patrick Stewart Makes First Comic-Con Appearance...For 'Dorothy Of Oz'

    July 25, 2011 8:00 AM EDT SAN DIEGO - Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center holds 6,000 people and is usually reserved for major motion picture franchises or the hottest hit television series. On Saturday afternoon, it was the setting for "Further Over the Rainbow ...

  43. Lea Michele's Songs from 'Dorothy of Oz' To Premiere at Comic-Con

    July 20, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," but the film's songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features "Glee" star Lea Miche ...

  44. Sony to Release 'Dorothy of Oz' Soundtrack, Starring Lea Michele -- Special Preview at Comic-Con

    July 20, 2011 2:02 PM EDT Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," but the film's songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features "Glee" star Lea Mic ...

  45. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  46. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  47. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for ...

  48. Bryan Adams Welcomes First Child

    May 06, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rocker Bryan Adams has become a father for the first time at the age of 51, People magazine reported on Thursday. The "Summer of '69" musician's personal assistant gave birth to a daughter, Mirabella Bunny, on April 22, People sa ...

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