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: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb ...

  3. Chart Moves: Trio of Tribute Albums Arrive on Billboard 200, Luke Bryan's ACM Gain, Cyndi Lauper's 'Unusual' Returns

    April 10, 2014 9:23 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack refused to budge from the No. 1 slot, clocking a ninth week atop the tally. The set sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Five ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Elton John & David Furnish Set Wedding Date

    March 31, 2014 1:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John's longtime partner David Furnish says the couple are ready to walk down the aisle. Furnish told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the duo, who have been in a British civil partnership for eight years, will wed in an English registry ...

  6. Leon Russell, 'Fever': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 25, 2014 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The celebrated "blueshound" talks about his new album, "Life Journey" (out April 1), and his friendship with collaborator Elton John: "He's changed my life" Though it's not a strictly collaborative effort like ...

  7. Chart Highlights: Passenger, Pharrell Williams, Dierks Bentley Score New No. 1s

    March 24, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Among this week's new leaders, Passenger's 'Let Her Go' crowns AC, Williams' 'Happy' takes over atop two more tallies and Bentley parks 'I Hold On' atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak p ...

  8. Elton John Extends Record For Most AC Hits

    March 24, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The icon furthers his lead for the most entries in the Adult Contemporary chart's 53-year history as 'Can't Stay Alone Tonight' debuts Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 53-year history of Bill ...

  9. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100, Soko Surprises with Top 10 Debut

    March 19, 2014 2:35 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' holds at No. 1 for a fourth week, while newcomer Soko's viral hit 'We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow' rockets in at No. 9. Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' also enters the top 10. Pharrell Williams&# ...

  10. Meet Ryan Tedder, the Secret King of Pop Who Doesn't Look at Royalty Checks (Cover Story)

    March 18, 2014 2:31 PM EDT The Undercover King of Pop: He made more than $2.5 million writing songs last year, but doesn't know it. Now OneRepublic's lead singer, who claims to never check his money, is music's most prolific writer/producer. Minutes after get ...

  11. March 16, 1996: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' Makes History On Hot 100

    March 16, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 'Sweet' 16, indeed: On this date 18 years ago, the superstar duet ballad wrapped its record 16-week stay atop the chart On this date (March 16) in 1996, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" spent its 16th and f ...

  12. Britney Spears and Lady Gaga Glitter at Elton John's Oscar Party

    March 03, 2014 12:20 PM EST The Academy Awards were on at Elton John AIDS Foundation's viewing dinner party, but the real entertainment came from the performances, celeb watching, and the surreal moments of the evening. Lady Gaga, members of the Kardashian clan (includ ...

  13. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before ...

  14. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 10:04 PM EST Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted announcement on Wednesday night (Feb. 19). Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie and V ...

  15. Sting's Musical Finds a Broadway Home

    February 12, 2014 5:24 PM EST Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspired by Sting's memories of growing up in a shipbuilding community in northea ...

  16. Bruce Springsteen Top Hot Tours, Grossing $5.2 Million From South African Shows

    February 07, 2014 6:01 PM EST Bruce Springsteen earns this week’s No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with the first box office stats reported from his new tour that launched on Jan. 26. On the road in support of his latest album "High Hopes," released in January, the Boss opene ...

  17. Elton John's Film Company Acquires Rights to Animated 'Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Film

    February 05, 2014 7:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's global hit play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and will adapt it as an animated family feature in association with We ...

  18. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson Collects Record No. 1

    February 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST Five years ago this week, the original 'American Idol' champ made the greatest leap to the top of the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany Your weekly recap celebrating significant mileston ...

  19. Elton John, Lady Gaga Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

    January 30, 2014 8:11 AM EST Elton John, Lady Gaga and the movie "Dallas Buyers Club" are among the nominees for awards presented by the gay advocacy group GLAAD. The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards honor outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend ...

  20. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  21. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@ ...

  22. Lorde, Robin Thicke Lead Pre-GRAMMY Universal Music Showcase

    January 25, 2014 8:25 PM EST 2 0 0 Kacey Musgraves, Zedd, Juanes also performed at Hollywood showcase Robin Thicke, Lorde and another 11 acts signed to Universal Music Group acts performed Saturday afternoon at Lure nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing execu ...

  23. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  24. George Strait Begins Final Stand, Tops Hot Tours With $6.2M

    January 23, 2014 3:26 PM EST George Strait tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking with $6.2 million in ticket sales reported from the final leg of his "Cowboy Rides Away" tour that began on Jan. 9 in Louisiana. The tour’s 2014 itinerary kicked off at Bossier City, La.’s ...

  25. Elton John Challenges Russia's New Anti-Gay Law

    January 23, 2014 3:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law. Passed last year, the so-called "gay propaganda" law bans promotion of ...

  26. Elvis Presley's Billboard Chart Records

    January 08, 2014 5:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the anniversary of the birthday on Jan. 8, 1935, of the late icon (who passed away on Aug. 16, 1977), here's a look back at five of his most impr ...

  27. Eminem Debuts Career-Spanning Video for 'The Monster': Watch

    December 16, 2013 9:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Eminem and Rihanna get into the roleplaying spirit -- he as a patient, she as his therapist -- while the rapper revisits some of his past videos in the new music video for "The Monster," dropped tonight (Dec. 16) before ESPN's "M ...

  28. Elton John Dedicates Russia Concert to Slain Gay Man, Condemns Discrimination

    December 07, 2013 2:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Elton John devoted a Dec. 6 Moscow concert to a Russian man killed for being gay and condemned discrimination against the local gay community onstage. The singer became the first major Western artist to speak against the legislation since it was ena ...

  29. One Direction, Katy Perry, Elton John to Perform on 'X Factor' U.K. Finale at Wembley

    December 02, 2013 6:00 AM EST ITV has announced a star-studded lineup of guest performers for the season finale of "The X Factor," led by Elton John. Also set to appear on the season-ending episode of the Simon Cowell-created show at London's Wembley Arena are b ...

  30. Lady Gaga Recruits Elton John, RuPaul for Muppets Thanksgiving Special

    November 29, 2013 7:49 PM EST “Touch me in the dark / Put your hands all over my body parts,” Lady Gaga demanded in the family special that earned the post-"Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" slot on ABC this year. But there’s getting felt up, and then there’s feeling up a ...

  31. Madonna, Lady Gaga Top Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Musicians

    November 20, 2013 8:56 PM EST 0 0 0 The highest-paid musician in 2013? According to Forbes , it's Madonna. In the magazine's annual rating of the top-earning musicians in show business, the Material Girl stole the show, pulling in $125 million. Madonna's success stems c ...

  32. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10

    November 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer ties Elvis Presley for eighth place for the most top 10s in the chart's history. She also bests Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who thi ...

  33. Elton John, Tom Hardy Arrive in Santa Monica to Tout Biopic 'Rocketman'

    November 06, 2013 11:08 PM EST Who cares about jet lag when you can have breakfast with Elton John and Tom Hardy? The pop icon and star turned up at a Tuesday morning breakfast in Santa Monica to personally tout Rocketman, the Elton John biopic that will star Hardy. Leading for ...

  34. The Top Hollywood Music Schools

    November 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT The Hollywood Reporter's ranking of the top 10 music schools reveals a unique hierarchy of institutional standing. Based on a survey of academic and entertainment insiders -- including composers, arrangers, music supervisors, editors and en ...

  35. Tom Hardy Cast as Elton John in 'Rocketman' Biopic

    October 23, 2013 10:00 PM EDT "Rocketman," the upcoming Elton John biopic, has grabbed British actor Tom Hardy for the role of the eccentric performer, Deadline reports . Hardy, 36, famously portrayed supervillain Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," along with ...

  36. Hot Tours: Iron Maiden No. 1, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the b ...

  37. Iron Maiden tops Hot Tours with $15.2 Million, Wraps Maiden England Tour

    October 17, 2013 7:38 PM EDT Veteran English metal band Iron Maiden has ended its Maiden England world tour that began in June 2012 and played in the Americas and Europe during the past two summers. Leading this week’s Hot Tours tally with $15.2 million in ticket sales, the ...

  38. 'Glee' Cast, Taylor Swift Add Hot 100 Milestones

    October 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The TV troupe pads its lead for the most visits in the chart's history. Meanwhile, Swift passes three legendary acts for sole possession of the 10th-most top 40 hits Two acts that didn't appear on the Billboard Hot 100 until the last ...

  39. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

    October 17, 2013 12:10 AM EDT Hillary Clinton accepted the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever Founder's Award at the organization's annual benefit in New York on Tuesday night. Although she was honored by the accolade, Clinton echoed a theme expressed by m ...

  40. Hans Zimmer to Discuss 'Rush' at Film and TV Music Conference

    October 16, 2013 8:55 AM EDT Composer Hans Zimmer and his colleagues on “Rush” -- Peter Asher and Lorne Balfe  -- will discuss the music in the Ron Howard-directed hit film at the Billboard & Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 29 and 30.   “Case ...

  41. Chart Moves: Joan Jett Returns to Billboard 200, Randy Travis Album Hits Top 40 on Country Albums, Remixed Rush Debuts

    October 10, 2013 8:25 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it was all about Justin Timberlake, as the star earned his second No. 1 album this year. His new "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)" debuted atop the chart, selling 350,000 copies, according to ...

  42. Justin Timberlake Scores Second No. 1, Top Album Artist Of 2013 So Far

    October 09, 2013 11:08 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake achieves the uncommon feat of earning two different No. 1 albums in less than a year. His new release, "The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2," starts at No. 1 with 350,000 sold in ...

  43. Chart Moves: Elton John's Top Five Feat, Nirvana's 'In Utero' Returns, 'Jon Stewart' Sends Atoms Flying

    October 04, 2013 9:07 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Drake led a party of debuts in the top 10, as his "Nothing Was the Same" started with 658,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His launch marked the second-largest sales week of ...

  44. In Vegas, Clubbing Almost as Popular as Gambling

    October 04, 2013 4:02 PM EDT The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmerin ...

  45. Elton John Slammed As ‘The Devil’s Work’ by Russian Islamic Leader

    October 04, 2013 1:32 AM EDT Russian Islamic religious leader has dubbed Elton John "the devil's work" and called for a boycott of the openly homosexual rock star's concerts in Moscow and Kazan in early December. Seidzhagfar Lutfullin, a conservative imam ...

  46. Kings of Leon, Cher and Elton John Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200

    September 27, 2013 9:40 PM EDT It will be busy on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as a slew of big-name acts are heading for high debuts. As previously reported  on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Drake's new album "Nothing Was the Same" is heading for a very st ...

  47. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Emmys Dominate Ratings with Much Music; Danny Elfman Preps Tim Burton Concerts; Tupac Biopic Gets Financing

    September 23, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Film & TV Music conference in Los Angeles Oct. 29-20 at the W Hollywood Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The most musical Emmy Awards telecast in recent history attracted 17 ...

  48. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Tops U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (War ...

  49. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Cleans-Up on U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 5:43 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (Warn ...

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