1. A Look Back at Natalie Cole's Final Album, 'Natalie Cole En Español'

    January 01, 2016 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Back in 1958, Nat King Cole recorded Cole Español , the first of what would be three hugely successful albums in Spanish. Recorded between Havana and Los Angeles, the album -- which included Cole’s versions of Latin standards, with arrangements by N ...

  2. Chris Botti, Cassandra Wilson & Dr. John Confirmed for Newport Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2015 11:35 PM EST Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti , vocalist Cassandra Wilson and Dr. John are among the biggest names playing this year's Newport Jazz Festival. Festival producer George Wein announced the lineup Tuesday for the festival, to be held July ...

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  4. Barbra Streisand Belts Hits, Jabs Romney at Brooklyn Homecoming

    October 12, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted out well-known tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center. Thursday night's three-hour show was Streisand's return to her hometown, where she's also ...

  5. Rod Stewart Returns to HSN for First Holiday Album

    September 17, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two years ago, Rod Stewart smashed previous figures at HSN with his exclusive debut of "Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook: Volume V," moving more than 25,000 units during his hour-long performance and sales pitch, according ...

  6. Barbra Streisand Announces New Fall Tour Dates

    August 07, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 After announcing a pair of October performances at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center, Barbra Streisand has plotted six additional tour dates for that month. The trek, promoted by Live Nation and S2BN, will begin on Oct. 8 in Philadelphia and concl ...

  7. Roadwork: This Week in Tours

    July 19, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Smooth sailing: With a show at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra (July 19), American trumpeter Chris Botti embarks on a U.S. summer tour supporting his 2012 release, "Impressions" ( ...

  8. Michael Bolton: Recording Duets Album was 'Like Giving Birth 21 Times'

    July 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Bolton says his latest album, "Gems -- The Duets Collection," was "like giving birth 21 times or something." And it wasn't initially planned as a duets album, either. Bolton tells Billboard.com that he was thinking d ...

  9. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating ...

  10. Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey Ascend On Adult Contemporary

    November 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 TAYLOR'S TOPS: Taylor Swift 's "Mine" advances 2-1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, marking the star's third No. 1 on the survey. Swift led for six weeks with "Love Story" beginning in June 2009 and fo ...

  11. Camila, Juan Luis Guerra Win Big at 2010 Latin Grammy Awards

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Latin Grammy voters gave a big thumbs up to developing acts by awarding Mexican trio Camila -- a group that has taken Latin pop in a new direction -- major awards during the 11th annual Latin Grammys. Their hit single, "Mientes," penned by ...

  12. Juan Luis Guerra: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "A Son de Guerra" (Capitol Latin, June 8) After sweeping the Latin Grammy Awards with his last album, the Dominican icon is back with another self-produced set. Single "Bachata en Fukuoka" recalls Guerra 's performing his co ...

  13. Elton John, Lady Gaga To Join Sting At Rainforest Fund Concert

    March 23, 2010 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and Dame Shirley Bassey will perform together at Carnegie Hall, as part of the bi-annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert on May 13. The event will mark the 21st birthday of the charitable organization founded by Sting ...

  14. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 8:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosby, ...

  15. Year-End Chart Analysis: Voices Carry On Jazz Charts

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST More than a decade after his death, The Chairman of the Board remains a heavy hitter on the charts. Frank Sinatra occupies two slots within the Top Traditional Jazz Albums chart for 2009: “Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love” (Frank Sinatra Enterpris ...

  16. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and ...

  17. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  18. SY SMITH

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your ow ...

  19. Groban Tackling TV Theme Medley At Emmys

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Josh Groban will perform a medley of 25 TV theme songs during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held Sept. 21 in Los Angeles and broadcast on ABC. Josh Groban will perform a medley of 25 TV theme songs during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awar ...

  20. Clay's 'Way'

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 During its six previous seasons, TV juggernaut "American Idol" has launched countless music careers -- but the caveat is maintaining staying power. During its six previous seasons, TV juggernaut "American Idol" has launched count ...

  21. Clay Aiken Heads 'Here' On Next Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just as his stint starring in the Broadway hit "Spamalot" concludes, Clay Aiken will return with his first album of entirely new material since 2003's "Measure of a Man." Just as his stint starring in the Broadway hit " ...

  22. Snoop Dogg to remix ABC soap opera theme

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg is bringing some street cred to "One Life to Live." The 36-year-old rapper will make an extended cameo on the ABC soap opera to perform two songs from his new album, "Ego Trippin'," at the Snoop Dogg is bringing s ...

  23. Which movie has the best soundtrack?

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last time we checked in with readers, you responded to the following question: There's a multiplex-full of music-driven movies in theaters this season. Which one actually has the best soundtrack? Last time we checked in with readers, you respon ...

  24. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, ac Amid a heavy week of new releases, Ras ...

  25. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, ...

  26. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts tries to top one of 2006's top-selling albums, the Foo Fighters let it rip on album number six, the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am goes solo for a spell and Iron & Wine pushes its eclect High-profile R&B releases from Cha ...

  27. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti sto ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Diana Krall, Ani DiFranco

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a Sept. 18 release date for her first career retrospective, "The Very Best of Diana Krall," which will be issued by Verve Records. Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a ...

  29. Krall Drafts Botti For String Of Summer Dates

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall will hit the road this summer in North America, with Chris Botti supporting on 18 of the 38 dates. Diana Krall will hit the road this summer in North America, with Chris Botti supporting on 18 of the 38 dates. Beginning June 8-9 at Yoshi ...

  30. Ask Billboard

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith discusses Expose, Alanis' take on "My Humps," Macy Gray and more! Due to a technical snafu, "Ask Billboard" was not posted to the Web site last week. So, this week, we've got nearly twice the amount of questions a ...

  31. Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup Unveiled

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival was revealed today (Feb. 22), with such acts as Etta James, Buddy Guy, trumpeter Chris Botti and the Phil Woods Quintet slated to perform during the June 16-17 event at Los Angeles' Hollywo ...

  32. Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled for the album "Collaborations," due Jan. 30 via Hidden Beach. The set features tracks with Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Will S Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scot ...

  33. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cen ...

  34. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also sched ...

  35. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ...

  36. 34OnTV

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 21-27, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 21 "7th Avenue Drop," Fuse Featured artist(s): Jurassic 5. "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts, Acts 1 & 2," HBO Featured artist(s): Donald Harrison, Ter ...

  37. Brooks & Dunn, Wyclef Salute 'Everyone's Hero'

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brooks & Dunn, Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik and former "American Idol" contestant Paris Bennett will be featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox animated film, "Everyo Brooks & Dunn, Five For ...

  38. 27OnTV

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 3-10, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey. "The Late Show With David Letterman," Featured artist(s): Rob Zombie (also scheduled: Jennifer Aniston). "The Tonigh ...

  39. Top Stars Sign On For Bennett TV Special

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Bennett will celebrate his 80th birthday in style -- with a star-studded music special on NBC to be directed and executive produced by "Chicago" helmer Rob Marshall. Tony Bennett will celebrate his 80th birthday in style -- with a sta ...

  40. Stars Help Bennett Celebrate 80th On 'Duets'

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined Tony Bennett for his 80th birthday celebration album, "Duets -- An American Classic." The 18-track project arrives Se As first reported here in February, so ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Lit ...

  43. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artis ...

  44. Bocelli Sends His 'Amore'

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The difference between "Amore" and "Amor" is more than just a letter. The words are the two titles to Andrea Bocelli's upcoming albums. "Amore," the international, multilingual version, comes out Jan. 31 in the Uni ...

  45. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  46. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights ...

  47. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  48. 'Time' To Talk

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977, "At This Time." Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album s ...

  49. Simpson Strikes Back: Ashlee Scores 2nd No. 1

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of Billboard 200 chart veterans this week, notching her second chart-topper with "I Am Me." With sales of 220,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, S Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of Bi ...

  50. Guests Lift Botti 'To Love Again'

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Botti's "To Love Again" is an impressive pop-jazz crossover outing that includes guest singers from Sting to Steven Tyler sharing the spotlight. It is an anomaly when a mainstream, largely instrumental jazz album breaks into The ...

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