1. Diana Krall's 'Pop' Album to Include New Paul McCartney Song

    April 09, 2014 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall is breaking out the big guns for her next studio album, her first in two years. The Grammy-winning artist is working with David Foster on demos for a "pop record" that tentatively includes tracks by Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot ...

  2. Diane Warren, David Foster, Sia Among Collaborator’s for Baz Luhrmann’s 'Strictly Ballroom' Musical

    February 28, 2014 4:03 AM EST 0 0 0 Director Baz Luhrmann and co-writer Craig Pearce have announced the team of composers contributing songs to their upcoming stage venture, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical. Grammy-winning Songwriters Hall of Famers and multiple Oscar nominees Diane War ...

  3. Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Big Weight Loss: 'This Time It's for Me'

    February 11, 2014 10:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Ruben Studdard, aka the Velvet Teddy Bear, formally returned to the music scene this month with a new album, new single and new label.  Released Feb. 4 by Verve Records, "Unconditional Love" marks Studdard's sixth album since claiming ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Power and Music: Game Changers from UMG's Lucian Grainge to Mogul Emilio Estefan Talk Influence, Beyoncé & Jay Z (Video)

    January 27, 2014 4:55 PM EST Some of the most influential people in the music industry were front and center at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy's gala party. We spoke to them and asked what it takes to be on top, just like Beyoncé and Jay-Z who this year are No. 1 ...

  6. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And betwe ...

  7. Stevie Wonder Working on Two Albums for 2014

    October 30, 2013 6:13 AM EDT Stevie Wonder plans to release two albums next year, including some newly written songs, and he's working on a third. The 63-year-old performer said in an interview Tuesday that his first albums in eight years would be "When the World Be ...

  8. Mary J. Blige Partners Again With HSN To Celebrate First Holiday Album

    October 25, 2013 2:08 AM EDT Mary J. Blige will be the next artist featured in concert on HSN, celebrating the release of her first holiday album, "A Mary Christmas." The broadcast will take place Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. ET at HSN’s St. Petersburg, Florida studio.   Joini ...

  9. Mary J. Blige Partners Again With HSN To Celebrate First Holiday Album

    October 25, 2013 1:56 AM EDT Mary J. Blige will be the next artist featured in concert on HSN, celebrating the release of her first holiday album, "A Mary Christmas." The broadcast will take place Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. ET at HSN’s St. Petersburg, Florida studio.   Joi ...

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  11. Backbeat: Lance Bass, Mario, Guggenheim, theAudience Execs Kick Off Coca-Cola's AMA Pre-Party

    November 18, 2012 12:16 PM EST Rain may have dampened L.A.'s downtown streets, but that didn't stop American Music Awards pre-show red carpet hosts Lance Bass, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds (90210) from hitting the town Saturday. Guests exchanged their wet footwear for ...

  12. Rod Stewart: I Thought Christmas Album Was 'Beneath Me'

    October 30, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music legend's 'Merry Christmas, Baby' is out now, with one original tune, "Red-Suited Super Man." Rod Stewart says his two latest releases -- a holiday album and a memoir -- are both projects that he's been "putti ...

  13. Kenny Rogers Talks 'Luck' Book, New Music

    October 11, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the early months of 1977, Kenny Rogers ' phone was ringing like crazy, thanks to the success of the classic "Lucille." In his new book, "Luck Or Something Like It," the singer tells of one who wasn't too enamored wit ...

  14. Bryan Adams on New Music, Working with a Topless P!nk

    October 02, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 His photography is taking center stage these days thanks to a traveling exhibition and a new book, both titled "Exposed," but Bryan Adams hasn't forsaken music. In fact, the Canadian singer and songwriter tells Billboard that he' ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Rod Stewart To Release First Christmas Album This Fall

    June 28, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary singer signs with Universal Music Group for holiday set Rod Stewart has a new home at Universal Music Group. The legendary singer signed with Verve Music Group for a long-term, multi-album deal, chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge and Stewart& ...

  17. Rod Stewart Signs Long-Term Recording Agreement With Universal

    June 28, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart signed a long-term worldwide recording agreement with Universal Music Group yesterday (June 27). The multi-album deal sees the iconic artist working with Grammy award-winning producer, songwriter, a ...

  18. Donna Summer Laid to Rest in Nashville

    May 24, 2012 8:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Family and some of her closest friends helped celebrate the life of Donna Summer at the singer's funeral. A private memorial service was held Wednesday for Summer at Christ Presbyterian in Nashville, Tenn., where she had been a resident since 1 ...

  19. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  20. Verve Music Group Appoints Robert Smith as General Manager

    May 03, 2012 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 Verve Music Group today announced the appointment of Robert Smith the general manager. Smith will report to Verve chairman David Foster. In his new role, Smith will be in charge of all label operations, overseeing marketing, promotional, digital and s ...

  21. Jason Derulo Teams With Coca-Cola For Crowd-Sourced Song, Plots Comeback After Neck Fracture

    March 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Coca-Cola is teaming up with Jason Derulo for the second installment of Perfect Harmony, a crowd-sourced songwriting project that lets fans participate in the creation of an original song. The partnership will be announced on tonight's episod ...

  22. Pub Briefs: BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars; Carole King To Receive BMI Icon Award

    March 23, 2012 7:00 AM EDT BMG Chrysalis Signs Bruno Mars - BMG Chrysalis US has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bruno Mars, whose debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," has scanned 1.7 million units so far in the U.S., according to Nielsen So ...

  23. Photos: Lana Del Rey, Jessie J, Irving Azoff, Scooter Braun, More at Lucian Grainge's Grammy-Night Party

    February 13, 2012 6:51 PM EST From left: David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK; Lana Del Rey; Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group. (Photos: Courtesy Universal Music) Far from the proverbial madding crowds on Grammy night ...

  24. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  25. Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge

    January 26, 2012 10:28 PM EST No. 3 Lucian Grainge Chairman/CEO Universal Music Group Chieftain of the Largest Major-Label Group... After flattening the competition in Europe, then-Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge was anointed in 2010 by Vivendi ...

  26. Morning Heds: Bon Iver's Label, David Foster Starts At Verve, Mog To Stream In Subarus

    January 10, 2012 7:05 AM EST Bon Iver Establishes New Record Label Music Feeds Justin Vernon, the man behind one of the most successful Indie projects, Bon Iver, has launched his own record label. The label, called Chigliak Records, is an offshoot of his current label Jagjaag ...

  27. It's Official: David Foster Named Chairman of Verve Music Group

    December 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Billboard.biz reported way back in June that David Foster would be joining Universal Music Group (and in August that he'd be heading up Verve ), and finally on Thursday morning, the news was made official: the Grammy Award-winning and Oscar n ...

  28. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" ...

  29. Drake's 'Take Care' Cruising to 700,000-Plus Debut

    November 16, 2011 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 It should surprise nobody, but Drake 's second full-length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a monster debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copie ...

  30. 21 Under 21: Jackie Evancho (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 No. 5. Jackie Evancho Birthdate: April 9, 2000 (age 11) Why She's Hot: Pittsburgh's Jackie Evancho placed second in 2010's season of "America's Got Talent," and her "O Holy Night" EP made the child star last y ...

  31. David Foster To Be Named Head Of Verve

    August 03, 2011 12:27 PM EDT David Foster is set to take the top spot at esteemed jazz label Verve, THR has learned. The producer-composer-songwriter has worked with Josh Groban, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli and has won 15 Grammys. Foster's arrival at Verve Music Gro ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Video: David Foster's 10 Tips for Songwriters

    May 18, 2011 4:30 PM EDT In recognition of his "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers," songwriter/producer David Foster was presented with BMI's Icon award Tuesday night in Los Angeles , and during his acceptance speech, he listed 1 ...

  34. Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, Lady Antebellum Win Big at BMI Pop Music Awards

    May 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga , Jason Derul o and JR Rotem were saluted as BMI's pop songwriters of the year Tuesday evening (May 17) at the organization's 59th annual Pop Music Awards. Earning pop song of the year honors was the Lady Antebellum hit "Ne ...

  35. Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, JR Rotem Win Songwriters of the Year Award at BMI's Pop Music Awards

    May 18, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo and JR Rotem were saluted as BMI's pop songwriters of the year at the organization's 59th annual Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Earning pop song of the year honors was the Lady Antebellum hit &quo ...

  36. David Foster To Be Honored At BMI Pop Music Awards

    March 28, 2011 5:41 PM EDT Songwriter/producer/musician David Foster will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 59th annual BMI Pop Music Awards on Tuesday, May 17 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will honor publishers and songwriters of the most-performed pop songs in the United Sta ...

  37. Jackie Evancho On Landing Her First Billboard 200 Hit

    November 29, 2010 2:22 PM EST 0 0 0 J ackie Evancho talks and acts like any 10-year-old -- until she opens her mouth to sing. And then it's hard to believe that such a big, commanding voice is actually coming out of this tiny person. But indeed it is, as millions of TV viewers wi ...

  38. Tricky Stewart Talks Jessica Simpson, 'Burlesque' Production

    November 12, 2010 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 C. "Tricky" Stewart can count his share of firsts when it comes to chart-topping records. But the songwriter/producer has been focusing on different kinds of firsts lately. In addition to producing two songs ("Stay," "Keep Y ...

  39. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Annive ...

  40. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 8:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'&quo ...

  41. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF ...

  42. Teen Singer Charice, Already a Hit with Oprah, Tries to Win Over Her Peers

    May 13, 2010 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Charice has already won over the mom market. The teen wunderkind from the Philippines has been wowing audiences with her big voice and Celine Dion covers on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and other shows for ...

  43. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 9:08 AM EST 0 0 0 Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen , key members of Earth, Wind & Fire , and producer-composer David Foster . Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White a ...

  44. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen, key members of Earth, Wind & Fire, and producer-composer David Foster. The hall made the announcement of its inductees on Tuesday. Earth, Wind & F ...

  45. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red H ...

  46. The Daily Noise 2.5.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 2.5.2010 - Billboard.com

    February 05, 2010 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 From the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli talk about their duet on "Bridge Over Troubled Water" to benefit Haiti. Andrea Bocelli , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , David Foster , Mary J. Blige , Andrea Bocel ...

  47. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Sedaka

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST It’s been more than a decade since the release of Neil Sedaka’s last studio album of new material, “Tales of Love,” in 1997. But the legendary singer-songwriter -- known for hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Calendar Girl,& ...

  48. Michael Buble To Unleash 'Crazy Love' In October

    August 27, 2009 8:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian singer Michael Bublé is releasing his first album featuring original material since 2007, his label announced this week. Entitled "Crazy Love," after a 1970 Van Morrison tune of the same name, the album is due Oct. 13 on 143/Repri ...

  49. Whitney Houston's 'I Look To You': First Listen

    August 24, 2009 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Finally, the moment is almost here: the release of Whitney Houston's long-anticipated new studio album after a seven-year break. "I Look to You" (Arista/RCA Music Group) will arrive in stores Aug. 31. Here's a track-by-track rund ...

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