1. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  2. Ask Billboard: What Hits Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample?

    April 04, 2014 8:05 PM EDT As Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' equals the Hot 100 peak of the song it interpolates, Elton John's 'Your Song,' what other songs with samples or borrowed lyrics have fared as well as - better - than the originals? As always, ...

  3. Janelle Monae Covers ‘Heroes’ In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae from her new Pepsi spot filmed in Rio. (Photo courtesy of Pepsi) Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love.” But starting Wednesday, the singer is m ...

  4. Janelle Monae Covers 'Heroes' In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love” . But starting Wednesday, the singer is making an on-camera trip to Rio de Janiero as the featured artist (and soundtrac ...

  5. The Echo Nest CTO Brian Whitman on Spotify Deal, Man Vs. Machine, Why Pandora 'Freaks' Him Out (Q&A)

    March 26, 2014 3:02 PM EDT "We hate this stupid man versus machine dichotomy." As conversations about machine learning occurred on the main stage at Gigaom's Structure Data conference in New York, Brian Whitman spoke in a side suite of the Chelsea Piers eve ...

  6. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of ...

  7. Bill Ballard, Legendary Canadian Live Producer and Promoter, Dies at 67

    March 17, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Concert business pioneer Bill Ballard, who partnered with Michael Cohl 40 years ago in Toronto to create Concert Productions International (CPI) eventually presenting tours by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2 and Pink Floyd, died Friday after b ...

  8. BRIT Awards Winners: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Take Trophies London

    February 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London& ...

  9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Adele Among Pre-Telecast GRAMMY Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:21 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three Grammys in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist&qu ...

  10. Brandle’s Global Bits: Sydney Entertainment Centre’s Name Change, Ian James’ Academic Turn, KickassTorrents Blocked

    January 23, 2014 2:01 AM EST SEC’s Two-Year Stay of Execution: The Sydney Entertainment Centre won’t be turned into a pile of rubble anytime soon after Qantas’ credit union flew in with a naming rights sponsorship deal. The venue will be renamed Qantas Credit Union Arena unti ...

  11. Bruce Springsteen Nabs 10th Chart-Topper in Britain with 'High Hopes'

    January 20, 2014 5:40 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  13. Morning Fix: Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille Up for Brit Awards; Billboard's Guide to Super Bowl Music Mania; New FCC Chair Touts Net Neutrality at CES

    January 10, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE DAVID BOWIE, DISCLOSURE, BASTILLE UP FOR BRIT AWARDS Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Billboard.biz SUPER B ...

  14. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  15. Disclosure, Bastille, David Bowie Lead Brit Awards: Full Nominees List

    January 09, 2014 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "Th ...

  16. Morrissey Writing a Novel, Working On New Album

    January 05, 2014 10:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey has a busy 2014 ahead. The musician announced that he is currently writing his first novel and is about to record a new album. He takes his first foray into fiction after releasingAutobiography last year, saying the title "has been mo ...

  17. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  18. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy ...

  19. David Bowie's 'I'd Rather Be High' Video Studies Bombs, Balloons & Dancing Soldiers: Watch

    December 05, 2013 6:17 AM EST 6 1 0 David Bowie’s hasn’t taken his comeback on the road, yet. But he’s certainly been prolific on the music-video front. The Thin White Duke has dropped a clip for “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)," another song lifted from his return album “The ...

  20. Chart Moves: All Eight of Eminem's Albums on the Billboard 200 This Week

    November 15, 2013 4:31 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Eminem was the big news as his "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuted at No. 1, selling 792,000 in its first week -- according to Nielsen SoundScan. Celine Dion played a distant runner-up to ...

  21. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': A Timeline to No. 1

    November 06, 2013 4:10 PM EST The road to "Reflektor," Arcade Fire's fourth album, began when The Suburbs won the Grammy award for album of the year on February 13, 2011. Since that day, the buzz has barely let up on the Montreal-based band, culminating in the ...

  22. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London ...

  23. Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Met ...

  24. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...

  25. Sirius XM Starting Limited-Run David Bowie Station

    October 24, 2013 8:22 PM EDT David Bowie will join the likes of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead -- if only for a few days -- on Sirius XM Radio. Bowie will receive his own channel on the satellite radio service next week, following in the footsteps of m ...

  26. Brandle's Global Bits: Vinyl Spins a Good Tune in Britain, Scalping Under the Microscope in Aus, NZ’s Year of the Lorde

    October 21, 2013 12:02 AM EDT Vinyl Spins a Good Tune In Britain Whisper, but don’t shout about it just yet. Vinyl is on the rebound in Britain, and the cold-hard numbers back it up. Shipments of vinyl have soared by 100% in the U.K. in 2013, according to new data provided b ...

  27. UK Vinyl Sales Hit Highest Level in a Decade, Daft Punk Leads 2013 Sales

    October 18, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Releases from Daft Punk, David Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys have boosted sales of vinyl LPs in the U.K. this year. Year to date, almost 550,000 records have been sold, the first time since 2003 that the half-million mark has been crossed in Brit ...

  28. David Bowie Declared Britain’s Best-Dressed

    October 17, 2013 5:49 AM EDT It’s official: David Bowie is the best dressed Briton in history. The chameleonic singer has topped out a poll conducted by the BBC History Magazine . Indeed, he collected 48.5% of all votes, reaffirming he’s as popular -- and cool -- as ever. Bow ...

  29. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the ...

  30. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    October 01, 2013 12:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-t ...

  31. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    September 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-t ...

  32. Brandle’s Global Bits: Aussie Live Biz Enters Spin Cycle, HMV on the Comeback Trail, Mercury Prize Noms, IMPALA's Board

    September 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Trouble in Aussie Live Biz Paradise An unusually turbulent few weeks in Australia’s live biz has observers wondering whether there’s trouble in paradise. A handful of festivals are falling over, one has changed hands, the two biggest events are ...

  33. David Bowie Nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 12, 2013 8:44 AM EDT “The Next Day” may yet be remembered as David Bowie’s “award winning” comeback album. The Thin White Duke’s latest set is one of 12 albums nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. It’ll face competition with Arctic Monkeys’ “AM,” Disclo ...

  34. David Bowie's Concert Comeback Is Not in the Cards (Updated)

    September 03, 2013 1:09 PM EDT Updated 1:00PM -- Informed sources have confirmed to Billboard that the earlier story was exaggerated and inaccurate -- not that that stops us hoping regardless.   Now that David Bowie is back in fashion with a new album and a record-breaking ...

  35. David Bowie Concert Comeback (Not) In the Cards

    September 03, 2013 4:31 AM EDT Updated 1:45PM -- Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's CEO of global touring, has confirmed to Billboard that earlier reports of Bowie's live return are, to paraphrase, completely inaccurate. Not that that stops us hoping regardless. Now that ...

  36. MTV Video Music Awards 2013: 10 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    August 26, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The VMAs descended upon Brooklyn New York, bringing legions of folks from the surrounding neighborhood to the corners surrounding Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues hopeful to catch a glimpse of some of music’s biggest stars. 

 I happen to live nea ...

  37. Legal Fight over T Rex Songs Portends Music Industry Battles

    July 18, 2013 2:10 PM EDT As the fathers of rock music have bowed to the inevitability of mortality, their sons, daughters and other statutory heirs could soon be sending jarring vibes across the music industry. Last week, Rolan Feld, the son of T Rex frontman Marc Bolan ...

  38. Bono Feted With France's Highest Cultural Honor

    July 17, 2013 6:28 AM EDT Irish rocker Bono is now a French commander, after being awarded the country’s highest cultural honor in a ceremony in Paris Tuesday night. Culture minister Aurelie Filippetti made Bono a Commander of Arts and Letters in recognition of his cont ...

  39. David Bowie Presents 'Valentine's Day Video

    July 16, 2013 5:58 AM EDT David Bowie has gift-wrapped a new video for “Valentine’s Day” -- the fourth single and video from his latest album “The Next Day.” The Thin White Duke is front and center in the clip, where he spends the entirety in a cavernous, industrial site ...

  40. Chart Moves: 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack's Sturdy Sales, David Bowie's 'Day' Lengthens, ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog Returns

    May 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts for a second week in a row, as Vampire Weekend, George Strait and Demi Lovato started in the Nos. 1-3 slots, respectively. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 there were a num ...

  41. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 8:13 PM EDT Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky Dory," died on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62. Bowie paid tribute ...

  42. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Appeared on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust," among others, then spent decades in Uriah Heep Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic gla ...

  43. MTV's O Music Awards Announces Nominees, Set for June 19

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT MTV and Viacom today announced the nominees for the fourth iteration of its O Music Awards, which include Frank Ocean, PSY, Baauer, Bon Iver, internet meme Lil B, and more. The O Music Awards are digitally focused and targeted towards millennial ...

  44. Astronaut Chris Hadfield Creates Offworld Cover of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity': Watch

    May 13, 2013 12:49 AM EDT David Bowie’s 1969 classic “Space Oddity” has always been out of this world. Now, an astronaut has re-imagined the song by taking it into orbit -- quite literally. Commander Chris Hadfield has remade “Space Oddity” with a remarkable video shot ...

  45. Catholic League Mocks David Bowie's New Video, Calls Him a 'Switch-Hitting Senior Citizen'

    May 08, 2013 8:10 PM EDT David Bowie is getting a lashing from a leading Catholic advocacy group over his "mess" of a video for "The Next Day," released late last night with Vatican stereotypes like corrupt cardinals, philandering priests and a Chris ...

  46. David Bowie Releases 'The Next Day' Video

    May 08, 2013 1:19 AM EDT UPDATE: YouTube has removed Bowie's new video because it violated the site's Terms of Service. Billboard has reached out to YouTube and Bowie's rep for comment and clarification on the decision. UPDATE 2: The video is back on YouTub ...

  47. Ask Billboard: Belinda's Back, JT Too, Mariah Carey's Album Sales & More

    March 31, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Belinda Carlisle releases her first single since the '90s, Justin Timberlake posts back-to-back No. 1 albums seven years apart and a look at Carey's album sales. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as gene ...

  48. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Dethrones David Bowie On UK Albums Chart

    March 25, 2013 8:04 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s three-week reign on the U.K. singles chart with “Mirrors” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) may be over, but now he’s the king of the album market, after “The 20/20 Experience” debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) as the fastest-se ...

  49. Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Hits Half-Million Sales Mark

    March 22, 2013 9:00 PM EDT This past week on the Billboard 200, it was all about the not-quite showdown between Bon Jovi and David Bowie. Bon Jovi logged its fifth No. 1 with the debut of "What About Now," while Bowie notched his highest charting album ever as & ...

  50. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Among Six Debuts To Hit Top 10 On Billboard 200

    March 20, 2013 11:37 AM EDT It's the most top 10 debuts appearing on the chart in four months. The last time there were more in a week was the Dec. 1, 2012, chart, when seven albums arrived in the region. That week, One Direction's Take Me Home led the debut pack ...

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