1. David Bowie Fans Working to Crowd-Fund a U.K. Statue

    February 21, 2017 6:36 PM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie fans in London hope to honor the late star by building a three-story lightning-bolt statue, similar to the one featured on the late singer’s 1973 Aladdin Sane album cover. Supporters hope to pay for the project by crowdfunding online and ...

  2. Adele, Katy Perry & David Bowie Top Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 During Grammy Awards

    February 13, 2017 12:37 AM EST 0 0 2 Each artist landed atop the real-time chart during the festivities Sunday (Feb. 12). Adele 's "Hello," Katy Perry 's "Chained to the Rhythm" and David Bowie 's "Blackstar" all hit No. 1 on the Billboard + ...

  3. Grammy Awards 2017: Christina Grimmie Fans Upset After 'In Memoriam' Leaves Out Singer

    February 13, 2017 12:28 AM EST 0 0 5 Fans of The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie took to Twitter to express their frustration after the 2017 Grammy Awards seemed to have forgotten the performer in the show's "In Memoriam" segment.  During an emotional performance of t ...

  4. 'Blackstar' Saxophonist Donny McCaslin Recalls David Bowie's Appraisal of Final Album: 'The Joy on His Face Was Beautiful'

    February 10, 2017 5:31 AM EST 0 0 0 Saxophonist Donny McCaslin will never forget the last time he saw David Bowie . He got a hug from the rock legend as they listened to the finished version of his last album, Blackstar . Bowie had unexpectedly chosen McCaslin's cutting-edge, New ...

  5. Drake Named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016

    February 08, 2017 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's official: Drake was the most popular recording artist around the world in 2016.  The Canadian hip-hop star has been crowned the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year, an honor which recognizes the top artist across physical sales, downl ...

  6. Brit Awards 2017: Dermot O'Leary, Emma Willis to Host as Michael Buble Pulls Out

    January 31, 2017 12:46 AM EST 0 0 0 British TV personalities Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis will replace Michael Buble as hosts of next month’s Brit Awards after the Canadian singer pulled out to care for his ill three-year-old son. Buble’s withdrawal from the Brit Awards hosting ...

  7. Watch TV on the Radio Cover 'Nothing Compares 2 U' at Yale's Tribute to Prince & David Bowie

    January 30, 2017 12:14 PM EST 0 0 0 We recently passed the one-year anniversary of David Bowie’s death, and the 12-month marker for Prince ’s arrives this April. After a long period of mourning and reflecting on the two icons, Yale University weighed in last week with a multi-discipli ...

  8. Sting Stuns David Bowie Tribute Crowd With 'Blackstar' Material in L.A.

    January 25, 2017 5:58 PM EST 0 0 0 At Tuesday night’s "Celebrating David Bowie " show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, where the massive band was comprised largely of alumni of Bowie’s touring units, the players were the stars. Up to a point, anyway -- that point being the fi ...

  9. David Bowie, Rihanna, Little Mix Score Nominations for 2017 Brit Awards

    January 16, 2017 3:24 AM EST 0 0 0 With three nominations each , Little Mix , Rihanna and  Skepta are the frontrunners leading up to the 2017 Brit Awards, while the late British legend David Bowie and Canadian rapper Drake are in the chasing pack of artists with two nods apiece. Nomi ...

  10. David Bowie's Most Popular Releases in the U.K. Since His Death

    January 12, 2017 1:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It’s been a year since David Bowie left us, but his music lives on in a big way.  In the 12 months since his untimely death, Bowie’s recordings have shifted approximately three-and-a-half million combined units in the U.K., according to new data pub ...

  11. Why Evan Rachel Wood's Golden Globes Suit Is Important

    January 10, 2017 8:19 PM EST 0 0 0 The ever-edgy  Evan Rachel Wood took over the Internet on Sunday night when the Westworld actress wore a custom Altuzarra silk pantsuit  to the Golden Globes instead of the customary dress. While few were shocked by the actress/signer's sartori ...

  12. On the First Anniversary of David Bowie's Death, Stroll to the Moon with His Greatest Space-Themed Hits

    January 10, 2017 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 It was one year ago today (Jan. 10) that the world lost the original rock and roll spaceman, David Bowie . On the anniversary of his death, NPR's Skunk Bear YouTube channel honored the singer with a video answering a Tumblr user's question ...

  13. David Bowie's Top Videos and Tracks on YouTube in the Past Year

    January 10, 2017 10:59 AM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie left the world a year ago with Blackstar , his 25th album and first to go No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . He also left stunning visuals to accompany the songs, two of which are the most watched videos from his available catalog on YouTube i ...

  14. Ed Sheeran's Comeback Songs Heading for U.K. Chart Record

    January 09, 2017 11:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran's comeback tracks are steaming toward big debuts and a new chart record in the U.K.  Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” (Asylum) and “Castle on the Hill” are way out in front in the race for the chart title having each surpassed more than 100, ...

  15. UK Vinyl Sales in 2016 Hit Highest Level Since 1991

    January 09, 2017 6:41 PM EST 0 0 1 UK vinyl sales reached their highest number since 1991 with more than 3.2 million records sold, according to recent findings published by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ). The mark represents a 53 percent increase from 2015. It still pales ...

  16. Watch David Bowie's Eerie 'No Plan' Video

    January 08, 2017 1:06 PM EST 0 0 0 The eerie music video for David Bowie ’s “No Plan” debuted on Saturday (Jan. 7), just one day before what would have been the legendary musician’s 70th birthday. The Tom Hingston-directed video features rows of televisions broadcasting the lyrics to ...

  17. Adele, The Chainsmokers Rule Australia's Year-End Charts

    January 06, 2017 4:10 AM EST 0 0 0 When Adele visits Australia next month to kick off  her first tour of these parts , she’ll do so knowing she’s still No. 1.  The British songstress’ 25  (XL/Inertia) tops Australia’s year-end albums chart for the second successive year, according to ...

  18. Amazon Taps Warner Music Veteran to Lead Ticketing Unit

    January 05, 2017 1:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Amazon has hired music business veteran Lawrence Peryer to be its director of tickets in the United States, one of the many positions the company seeks to fill as part of its initiative to expand event ticketing operations. The ticketing unit, which ...

  19. Sleater-Kinney to Release First Live Album, Shares Video for 'Surface Envy': Watch

    January 04, 2017 3:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Sleater-Kinney will release their first ever live album later this month.  The career-spanning LP  Live In Paris will drop Jan. 27 through Sub Pop, the influential punk-rockers’ label home of the last 12 years.   The set was recorded March 20, 2015 ...

  20. Watch Sleater-Kinney Cover David Bowie and George Michael

    January 03, 2017 12:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Sleater-Kinney saw in the New Year by paying tribute to a pair of British music giants lost in 2016: George Michael  and David Bowie .  The alternative rock veterans -- Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss -- wrapped their show Saturday n ...

  21. Keith Urban Joined by Nicole Kidman for New Year's Eve Tribute to David Bowie, Prince & More: Watch

    January 01, 2017 7:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Keith Urban paid respect to many of the great musicians who passed away in 2016 during his Music City Midnight New Year's Eve performance in Nashville Saturday night (Dec. 31). His eight-minute set, leading up to midnight and airing on CNN, inc ...

  22. 'Sgt. Pepper' Redesign Updated To Include Carrie Fisher, George Michael and More of This Year's Lost Legends

    December 28, 2016 9:41 AM EST 0 0 0 The iconic album artwork was reimagined to honor legends lost in 2016. Early in December, an image surfaced on social media of a redesigned album cover for The Beatles ' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ; it depicts many of the lives ...

  23. David Bowie's Final, Imaginative, Awesome Year

    December 20, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the anniversary of his death approaches, collaborators of the music icon's off-Broadway show 'Lazarus' share accounts of a cancer-stricken artist productive and engaged until the end. Henry Hey, musical director of the off-Broadway ...

  24. Aaron Watson Puts the Cowboy Back In Country With 'Outta Style'

    December 20, 2016 8:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer's dramatic 'Bottom-Of-The-Ninth' effort knits Tom Petty and country fiddles. When Aaron Watson debuted at No. 1 on Country Albums on March 7, 2015, with The Underdog , he set a precedent as the first-ever self-released independ ...

  25. Here's Why David Bowie Wasn't Cast as Gandalf in 'Lord of the Rings'

    December 17, 2016 3:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The official story about why late rock legend David Bowie wasn’t cast in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy has finally surfaced. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post , LOTR casting director Amy Hubbard said that Bowie was considere ...

  26. 10 Best Rock/Alternative Songs of 2016: Critics' Picks

    December 13, 2016 9:30 PM EST 0 0 5 It’s no secret that the landscape is adjusting for rock and alternative music. The umbrella of genres didn’t see much play on the top 40 in 2016, though numerous artists managed to send albums to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart . Here, we ...

  27. 10 Best Rock/Alternative Albums of 2016: Critics' Picks

    December 13, 2016 6:07 PM EST 0 0 0 We’d all like to find the next big, meaningful artist. Even more, most of us would probably like to get the next big artist, make them our own. In the realm of rock and alternative, 2016 gave us some very literal reality checks, reminding us the val ...

  28. 10 Best Awards Show Moments of 2016: Critic's Picks

    December 09, 2016 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 What can be said about this year? We lost some of music’s most important innovators, including David Bowie and Prince . We watched modern music mavens meld genres that normally wouldn’t sit next to each other and challenge what pop can be, and we wa ...

  29. David Bowie Band Members Line Up Memorial Show in New York on Anniversary of His Death

    December 07, 2016 11:03 AM EST 0 0 0 An all-star cast of former band members will pay tribute to David Bowie on the one-year anniversary of his death with a show at New York's Terminal 5 on January 10. Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati and Gail Ann Dorsey are among ...

  30. David Bowie Nominated for BBC Music British Artist Award

    December 05, 2016 5:37 AM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie has been posthumously shortlisted for the British artist of the year prize at next week's BBC Music Awards. The legendary singer, who died on Jan. 10 just two days after the release of what turned out to be his last studio album, Bl ...

  31. Music by David Bowie, Prince, N.W.A, Nirvana & More Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

    November 28, 2016 8:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Academy has announced 25 new musical works that will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame, including pieces by Prince , David Bowie , Nirvana , N.W.A  and more.  "The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledgin ...

  32. Flume, Troye Sivan to Perform at 2016 ARIA Awards

    November 16, 2016 4:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Robbie Williams , the British hitmaker, chart champion and newly-crowned “Icon,” will make a dash to Sydney next week for the 30th annual ARIAs ceremony.  The former Take That singer joins a star-studded lineup of guests for the Australian record in ...

  33. David Bowie's 'Blackstar' Album Has More Hidden Secrets

    November 14, 2016 2:41 AM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie’s final album Blackstar hasn’t given up all its secrets.  Back in May, the Starman’s grieving fans enjoyed an unexpected thrill when it emerged the packaging of the vinyl edition, under certain conditions, revealed an image of a galaxy.  ...

  34. Sting Reopens Bataclan With 'Fragile,' Tribute to David Bowie and Prince

    November 12, 2016 5:08 PM EST 0 0 9 "We’ve got two important things to do tonight: first, to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago and to celebrate the life and the music of this historic venue." A day shy of the anniversary of the Paris att ...

  35. Inside David Bowie's Extraordinary Art Auction at Sotheby's

    November 12, 2016 3:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Ten months to the day after his passing, the bulk of David Bowie ’s personal art collection -- some 400 works in total -- went on the block at a three-part auction at Sotheby’s on Nov. 10-11, fetching a grand total of $41.1 million. More than $30 mi ...

  36. Lady Gaga's Top 10 Most Daring Songs: From 'Joanne' to Her David Bowie Tribute

    November 12, 2016 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga deserves to be celebrated as one of pop music's biggest overachievers. Gaga’s reminiscent of a classic showbiz triple-threat, like  Judy Garland  and who else since the days of Madonna and  Michael Jackson has so clearly wanted it all ...

  37. David Bowie's Art Collection Nets $30 Million at London Auction

    November 11, 2016 9:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Buyers have snapped up modern artworks collected by David Bowie , with a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat selling for more than 7 million pounds ($8.8 million) at a London auction. The first part of Sotheby's two-day Bowie sale Thursday netted ...

  38. 7 Uplifting Songs for Your Post-Election Hangover

    November 10, 2016 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 This election certainly was a doozy. Whether your candidate won or lost, chances are you woke up yesterday morning (Nov. 9) feeling like you broke every “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear” rule you were ever taught in college. Here are 7 uplif ...

  39. David Bowie's Former Drummer Skipped Lady Gaga's Grammys Tribute Because It Was 'Tacky'

    October 31, 2016 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Bowie 's former drummer from Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, Mick "Woody" Woodmansey, says he turned down an invitation to perform with Lady Gaga in last year's Grammys tribute to Bowie, calling it "stupid& ...

  40. How to Look Like David Bowie This Halloween: Rock the Look

    October 28, 2016 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to Billboard.com’s weekly makeup tutorial series, “ Rock the Look ”, where celebrity makeup artists recreate their clients most iconic, current and covetable looks on a Billboard editor. This week, celebrity makeup artist Michelle Clark recr ...

  41. Everything You Need to Know About David Bowie's 'Lazarus' Musical & Cast Recording

    October 23, 2016 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 9 Go inside the Starman’s swansong musical and the cast recording -- featuring new original music from Bowie himself. On Jan. 10, 2016, the music world lost one of its most enduring and talented icons, David Bowie . For over five decades, he was among ...

  42. Janelle Monae on Her Oscar-Buzzy Film Debut, Dating 'Androids' & That Long-Awaited Next Album

    October 20, 2016 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I’ve always spoken out about what it means to be ‘the other,’ ” says Janelle Monae , seated on a plush vintage couch in the New York offices of A24, the film studio that’s releasing her first feature film, Moonlight , later this month. “As a black ...

  43. David Bowie's Final Recordings Revealed: Hear 'No Plan' & 'When I Met You'

    October 18, 2016 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 This Friday (Oct. 21) the cast album of David Bowie ’s Lazarus musical hits stores, bringing with it three previously-unheard studio recordings from the singer's final album,  Blackstar . Two of those Tony Visconti-produced gems were unveiled o ...

  44. Robbie Williams to Receive BRITs Icon Award

    October 06, 2016 4:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Robbie Williams will be honored next month with the BRITs Icon Award ahead of the 2017 BRIT Awards. The pop star is already the most-awarded BRITs winner in history, with 17 wins as a solo artist and as a member of Take That . [readmore:7358050] The ...

  45. Metallica Teases New Album, Ponders the Future of Rock at SiriusXM Town Hall Interview

    September 26, 2016 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The metal legends also reflected on their 2011 Lou Reed collaboration "Lulu" & their fandom of U.K. punks Savages. Determined to make an event of the band's first studio album since 2008, Metallica is hitting the promotional trail ...

  46. Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams Tour: 7 Highlights, From Michael J. Fox Cameo to David Bowie Tribute

    September 15, 2016 1:59 PM EDT 0 0 3 Coldplay recently wrapped the North American leg of its world tour behind its 2015 album  A Head Full of Dreams . Chris Martin and company have hinted it could be their last tour for some time , and if so, they’ve been throwing themselves an incredi ...

  47. Watch Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley & Little Big Town Cover David Bowie's 'Heroes' at ACM Honors

    September 10, 2016 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 The tenth annual ACM Honors took place back on Aug. 30 and was televised last night (Sept. 9) on CBS, marking the first time the ceremony reached the screen.  The evening at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium featured many highlights, including a star-stu ...

  48. The Pocket Gods? Musical Art & Advocacy Project Joins Bowie, Bieber as a Guinness World Record Honoree

    September 07, 2016 7:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 The last we heard  from Mark Christopher Lee , the songwriter and member of The Pocket Gods had just released 100x30 , which was a ludicrous thing: an album of 100 songs, each 30 seconds long, with him and the records participants taking the modern ...

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