1. Gay Anthem Trivia: How Well Do You Know 'Beautiful,' 'I'm Coming Out' & More?

    June 22, 2017 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of our 30 Days of Pride initiative, we quizzed some of our favorite LGBTQ musicians on various bits of Pride trivia. In this edition, watch host Louis Virtel quiz  MUNA , Bonnie McKee ,  Shamir , Parson James and Brayton Bowman on iconic gay ...

  2. Dolly Parton to Diana Ross: No. 1 Songs From 1981

    June 02, 2017 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1981 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 ...

  3. Michael Jackson to Pink Floyd: No.1 Songs From 1980

    June 01, 2017 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1980 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 ...

  4. Diana Ross to Open, Chance the Rapper to Close as 2017 Essence Festival Reveals Nightly Lineup

    April 06, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Making their first Essence Festival appearances, Diana Ross and Chance the Rapper will open and close the annual concert series, respectively, at the Superdome in New Orleans (June 30-July 2). Fellow headliner Mary J. Blige will command the stage on ...

  5. Brett Eldredge Breaks Unwritten Rules in New Single 'Somethin' I'm Good At'

    March 24, 2017 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Brett Eldredge released his soul-tinged 2015 single “Lose My Mind,” he played up the love-crazy aspect of the title so much that the video put him in a straightjacket. His latest release — “Somethin’ I’m Good At,” No. 41 on Billboard ’s Hot Cou ...

  6. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    March 08, 2017 2:25 PM EST 0 0 3 Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. Since Connie Francis first broke the No. 1 gender barrier in 1960 with "Every ...

  7. Chance the Rapper Added as Headliner for 2017 Essence Festival

    March 01, 2017 7:49 PM EST 0 0 0 BJ the Chicago Kid, Gallant, Elle Varner & more complete the full performance lineup. Chance the Rapper is the latest headliner addition to this year’s Essence Festival. The newly minted Grammy winner will make his Essence Festival debut when he ...

  8. Presidents and Pop Music: Biggest Hot 100 Hits for Each President Since JFK

    February 20, 2017 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 From Frank Sinatra retooling “High Hopes” for John F. Kennedy's run for the White House, to Ronald Reagan’s ironic use of “Born in the U.S.A” in his re-election bid, and Bill Clinton’s iconic saxophone cover of “Heartbreak Hotel” on  The Arseni ...

  9. Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige to Headline 2017 Essence Festival

    December 15, 2016 9:30 AM EST 0 0 3 John Legend, Chaka Khan, Solange and Teyana Taylor are also among the first wave of confirmed performers. Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige are two of the featured headliners who will perform at the 2017 Essence Festival. Celebrating its 23 rd year, the ...

  10. Ellen DeGeneres Posts White House Mannequin Challenge With Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen & More

    November 22, 2016 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres took the mannequin challenge to the White House on Tuesday. The talk show host, who was in Washington, D.C., to accept her Presidential Medal of Freedom , was joined by fellow honorees Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Diana Ross and more f ...

  11. Watch Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross & More Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 22, 2016 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and others during a ceremony Tuesday (Nov. 22) at the White House. Among those getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom: To ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross & More to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 16, 2016 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks & Robert De Niro also among 21 honorees. President Barack Obama is honoring entertainers Bruce Springsteen , Diana Ross , Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford with the nation' ...

  13. Lady Gaga Will Be the 5th Woman to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

    September 29, 2016 9:14 PM EDT 0 0 3 Here are the 4 divas who came before her. If you look at recent Super Bowl halftime history, three of the last five headliners were solo female performers -- but look at the 20 years before that, and you'll find just one other woman taking cent ...

  14. Tracee Ellis Ross Recalls When She First Met Prince: 'His Bare Bottom Was Exposed'

    April 27, 2016 5:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's no surprise that Tracee Ellis Ross has met a number of famed musicians in her childhood as the daughter of Diana Ross , but on Tuesday's episode of Ellen , she recalled why her first encounter with Prince stood out amongst the others. ...

  15. Diana Ross Complains of Head & Neck Pain After Limo Crash

    April 14, 2016 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Police say Diana Ross was injured when an SUV ran a stop sign and crashed into a limo taking her to a performance in Pennsylvania. Bethlehem police say the 72-year-old singer complained of head and neck pain after the crash on Wednesday afternoon. S ...

  16. NYC's Legendary Paradise Garage Hits L.A. With Help From Corporate Sponsors

    December 18, 2015 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's No. 1 dance club of all-time comes to the City of Angels for one night. Los Angeles will get a taste of classic New York City house music Saturday night (Dec. 19) as the 4,000 capacity Palladium hosts "A Night at the Paradise G ...

  17. Michael Masser, Songwriter for Whitney Houston & Diana Ross, Dead at 74

    July 10, 2015 9:53 PM EDT 3.005 k 249 101 Michael Masser, a songwriter, producer and composer who penned hits for Whitney Houston , Diana Ross and Gladys Knight , died in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on Thursday. He was 74.  Masser's hits included Houston's "The Greatest L ...

  18. Marc Anthony Signs Cuban Duo to His Entertainment Company, Taraji P. Henson Likes The Way LL Cool J Licks His Lips And Other Inside Scoop

    June 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marc Anthony’s Cuban Groove Cuban duo Gente de Zona is the first act to sign to Marc Anthony ’s new entertainment company, Magnus Media. The deal came about after Anthony agreed to be featured on GDZ’s new single, “La Gozadera.” The Puerto Rican sal ...

  19. Leona Lewis Finds Her Own 'Power' After Leaving Behind Simon Cowell's Label and More Insider Scoop

    June 08, 2015 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis Shakes  Off Syco ​The Library at The Redbury in Hollywood served as an intimate setting for Leona Lewis to preview several tracks from her first album for Def Jam, I Am , and to drop a few more clues about her 2014 departure from her las ...

  20. Grammy Museum to Open First Motown Exhibit Celebrating the Supremes

    June 05, 2015 9:00 AM EDT The Supremes -- the biggest girl group of all time on Billboard's Hot 100 -- will be the focus of a new exhibit at The Grammy Museum. Opening June 25, Legends of Motown: Celebrating the Supremes will chronicle the trio's legendary reign ...

  21. Diana Ross Joins Twitter

    June 03, 2015 7:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sound the alarm: Diana Ross is officially "coming out" on Twitter. Diana Ross Brings Daughter-in-Law Ashlee Simpson Onstage at Elegant Brooklyn Show: Concert Review The former Supremes leader posted her first messages to the social media s ...

  22. Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: Watch

    March 03, 2015 2:25 AM EST Gladys Knight . Anthony Hamilton . Courtney Love . Jim Beanz . Those are just a few of the acclaimed musical guest stars that Fox's Empire has boasted in its first season. That list will growing this week when Grammy winner Estelle visits Le ...

  23. 'Mad Men': Diana Ross' 'Love Hangover' Scores New Teaser

    February 19, 2015 3:37 PM EST The first teaser for the final string of  Mad Men  episodes is finally here, and the 30-second clip spells out everything fans can expect from the last installment of the award-winning drama. 'Mad Men' Character Playlist: 10 Songs for ...

  24. 'Whitney Houston' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 14, 2015 9:00 AM EST Few debut albums launch artists from complete obscurity into the heights of cultural and commercial appreciation like Whitney Houston 's 1985 eponymous set. Crafted under the careful eye of Arista Records' Clive Davis, the 10-song coll ...

  25. Behind The Deals That Brought Back Brooklyn's Beloved Kings Theatre

    February 13, 2015 10:48 AM EST 0 0 0 From it's grand debut in 1929 through its last picture show in 1977, and through decades of neglect since, the Kings Theatre rose in all its ornate glory above Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. When word came of plans to restore the Kings, it brough ...

  26. Diana Ross Brings Daughter-in-Law Ashlee Simpson Onstage at Elegant Brooklyn Show: Concert Review

    February 04, 2015 4:01 PM EST 0 0 0 It's no slight to Ross to proclaim that the grandly restored Kings Theatre was the true star of the evening. It's not easy to upstage a diva on the order of Diana Ross . But the legendary star's glamor was undeniably overshadowed by t ...

  27. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last ...

  28. Ashlee Simpson & Husband Evan Ross Changing Names to Honor Mother-In-Law Diana Ross

    December 29, 2014 9:15 PM EST Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross have been married since August , and now the two are looking to legally change their names to honor his mother, Diana Ross.  Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Marry in Connecticut Following the wedding, Simpson too ...

  29. 'The Voice' Adds Meghan Trainor & Diana Ross as Guest Mentors

    November 18, 2014 8:39 PM EST Colbie Caillat & Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump will also appear in star-studded season. How many guest mentors can a season of  The Voice entertain? At the beginning of Tuesday night's (Nov. 18) episode, Carson Daly  announced that ...

  30. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Aerosmith Ascends To No. 1

    September 01, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1998, the band topped the Billboard Hot 100 at last. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Faith Hill and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard ch ...

  31. Rewinding The Charts: 50 Years Ago, The Supremes' Reign Began

    August 22, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The legendary Motown girl group scored the first of 12 Hot 100 No. 1s on Aug. 22, 1964 There are girl groups, and then there are the Supremes. 50 years ago, Florence Ballard, then 21, Diana Ross and Mary Wilson (both 20), became Motown's bright ...

  32. Gerry Goffin, Carole King's Songwriting Partner Behind 'Natural Woman,' Dies Aged 75

    June 19, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Halfway to Paradise" and " ...

  33. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

  34. 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 [email protected] . Plea ...

  35. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  36. Noted Industry Publicist Patti Webster Dies

    September 13, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Patti Webster, the founder and CEO of the well-known and highly respected public relations agency W&W Public Relations, Inc., died today (Sept. 13) after a prolonged illness. Webster launched Middlesex, New Jersey-based W&W in 1991. Over ...

  37. Diana Ross Reigns at Hollywood Bowl

    August 05, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Diana Ross's Aug. 3 performance at the Hollywood Bowl may have been relatively short (about 75 minutes). But the legendary artist -- sailing aboard a raft of songs and five costume changes -- still knows how to keep fans wanting more while ...

  38. Motown Founder Berry Gordy Memoir Goes Digital

    June 07, 2013 1:44 AM EDT The Berry Gordy memoir which inspired the Broadway hit "Motown: The Musical" is being reissued as an e-book. Gordy's "To Be Loved," first published in 1994, had been out of print. The e-edition is scheduled for release Thu ...

  39. UMe, Muve Music Launch Motown Campaign

    June 06, 2013 8:53 AM EDT Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and digital music service Muve Music are teaming up to celebrate the Motown legacy. Each week in June, Black Music Month, classic music as well as special commentary by founding artists of the iconic label will ...

  40. Backbeat: Berry Gordy, Doug Morris, David Geffen, More Attend Broadway Premiere of Motown Musical

    April 15, 2013 12:03 PM EDT Stars and executives alike turned out en masse to the opening night of "Motown: The Musical" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Manhattan Sunday night, catching the premiere of the legendary record label's story as it hit the Broadw ...

  41. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Expe ...

  42. Ross on Radio: It's Not Bandwagon-Jumping If The Bandwagon Keeps Moving

    January 31, 2013 10:24 AM EST Should an artist follow musical trends or ignore them? For years, the industry premium has been on artists who could reinvent themselves quickly enough to reflect current pop tastes without visibly riding the tail end of a bandwagon. From Bruce S ...

  43. Destiny's Child To Release New Song On 'Love Songs' Compilation Album

    January 11, 2013 10:51 AM EST 0 4 0 Beyoncé is keeping fans on their toes. The singer took to Facebook today (Jan. 10) to announce a forthcoming compilation album from Destiny's Child. "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!&q ...

  44. Beyonce Discusses New Album Collaborators, Writing Inspirations

    January 10, 2013 3:40 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B Superstar Talks Album No. 5 In GQ Cover Story In addition to setting the Internet ablaze with the sexiest pictures of the young year and introducing GQ correspondent Amy Wallace to "Business Beyoncé" for her February cover story , ...

  45. Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of 'Rescue Me'

    December 27, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Listen to Cher, Pat Benatar and others cover her signature song. Born into a family of soulful singers, the vocal prowess of the late Fontella Bass came with little surprise. The St. Louis-born singer, who died on Wednesday (Dec. 26) at 72, stole th ...

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