1. Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Dance Barefoot on Billy Joel's Piano: Watch

    August 28, 2015 5:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The stories the Piano Man’s keys could tell.  Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer and Billy Joel came together for an unforgettable moment in Chicago last night, when the legendary performer’s record-busting tour stopped at Wrigley Field. During a rendit ...

  2. Capitol Records' VP of A&R T Bone Burnett on Elton John's 'Beautiful' New Record, Taylor Swift vs. Apple and Making Music for 'True Detective'

    August 14, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett doesn’t actually have a desk in his office at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, but a symbolic résumé of his long career can be gleaned from the artwork on the walls. Framed Alpha Band posters from ...

  3. Outside Lands 2015 Day 3 Highlights: Elton John, Sam Smith, Hot Chip & More

    August 10, 2015 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 The final day of the 2015 Outside Lands Music and Arts festival greeted fans with a bevy of emotions and styles with performances by rising new artists and legendary music icons. Outside Lands Festival 2015: All Our Coverage St. Paul & the Broke ...

  4. Outside Lands 2015 Day 2 Highlights: Angus & Julia Stone, Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, the Black Keys and More

    August 09, 2015 10:36 PM EDT More than 70,000 people returned to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday (Aug. 8) for day two of the Outside Lands Music and Arts festival. The evening's lineup presented a skew of performance conflicts with an overabundance of th ...

  5. The 9 Best Things That Happened at Billy Joel's Record-Breaking Madison Square Garden Show

    July 02, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 To paraphrase Jay Z : There’s never been another this good for this long. On Wednesday night, Billy Joel played Madison Square Garden for the 65th time, breaking the record for solo performances at the famed New York City arena previously held by hi ...

  6. Billy Joel Bests Elton John, Sets New Record At MSG

    July 02, 2015 4:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John . The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for ...

  7. Lady Gaga Sings Linda Perry, Stephen Colbert Honors Toby Keith, Zac Brown Fetes the Grateful Dead At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

    June 19, 2015 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the men’s room of New York's Marriott Marquis hotel just before the start of the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, one man said, “Anyone know any jokes?” Another replied, “I got a check from Pandora for $1.89 -- for six million ...

  8. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn G ...

  9. Harvey Weinstein on A-List 'Finding Neverland' Soundtrack and Getting 'Spanked' With Tonys Snub: Exclusive

    June 05, 2015 7:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Jennifer Hudson took the Tony Awards stage last year to perform “Neverland” from  Finding Neverland , the first Broadway show under Harvey Weinstein’s Weinstein Live banner, hopes were high for the then-yet-to-open show’s Tony prospects. But th ...

  10. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 15 Years Ago, 'Oops,' Britney Spears Did It Again

    June 01, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 2000, Spears' second album debuted at No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Paula Abdul, Brandy & Monica and Elton John. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. ...

  11. Jennifer Lopez Excited about Bringing Her Show to Morocco

    May 28, 2015 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez  says she's excited about kicking off Morocco's Mawazine music festival, while insisting she's still just the girl from the Bronx. Morocco hosts the 14th edition of its massive 10-day long music festival starting Friday ...

  12. What Are the 10 Top-Grossing Summer Concerts Ever? The Three Tenors (Yes, You Read That Right) and More

    May 15, 2015 11:05 AM EDT The Three Tenors made how much for one stadium gig? Plus nine other record-setting paydays... Actual gross $13,404,350 Location Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. Date July 20, 1996 Founded in 1990 to raise money for the International Leukemia F ...

  13. EDM Godfather Giorgio Moroder Raves About Recording With Britney Spears: 'She Sounds So Good'

    May 08, 2015 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Moroder reveals his rules for a 40-year career: say yes to divas, no to drugs and rock bands. Giorgio Moroder photographed at PIPR Studio in Santa Monica on February 16, 2015. Spencer Lowell How did a 75-year-old become one of the hottest DJs in the ...

  14. Elton John Adds Australia To His 'All The Hits' Global Tour

    May 04, 2015 3:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John has extended his worldwide tour to include a stretch of winery and arena dates across Australia. The Australia leg to Elton’s All The Hits Tour will start Dec. 5 at the Hope Estate winery, then he'll visit Brisbane, Melbourne, Geelon ...

  15. New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 6 Highlights: Elton John, T.I., Jerry Lee Lewis & More

    May 03, 2015 4:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 While there aren't official numbers available yet from Saturday (May 2) attendance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, it was one of the event's largest and most crowded days in recent years. It was mostly for one headliner: S ...

  16. Elton John's Stolen Heart-Shaped Glasses Found

    April 28, 2015 9:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John 's heart-shaped glasses have been recovered after they were stolen from a museum, and Memphis police say they're looking for a man accused of taking them. The Rock 'n' Soul Museum reported April 21 that an employee dis ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Is 14 Weeks at No. 1 Still a Big Deal?

    April 12, 2015 9:05 AM EDT 'Uptown Funk!' boasts the second-longest reign in the Hot 100's history. But, how much of that is a product of newer chart methodology? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askb ...

  18. 'The Voice' Recap: Playoffs Continue as Artists Fight for Top 12 Spots

    April 07, 2015 10:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 After excellent performances from Blake Shelton and Pharrell’s teams last night, the Playoffs continued on The Voice tonight, as artists from Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine’s teams took the stage to sing for America’s vote. After a performance f ...

  19. Elton John & Michael Stipe Call for Protection of Transgender Inmates

    April 07, 2015 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. "Transgender women in male prisons have an equal right to protection from violenc ...

  20. Elton John Shopped There and Dave Grohl Worked There: Behind Colin Hanks' New Tower Records Doc

    March 18, 2015 10:03 AM EDT A crucial piece of vintage footage of Elton John shopping at the Tower Records on Sunset Strip ensured that director Colin Hanks could fulfill his vision in All Things Must Pass , the story of Tower and its founder Russ Solomon . John, list in ...

  21. Quincy Jones Praises 'Unbelievable' Indigenous Australian Singer Gurrumul: Watch

    March 18, 2015 6:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quincy Jones has (arguably) the best ears in the business. And right now, he's only got ears for Gurrumul .  The legendary producer and composer has posted a short video praising the "unbelievable" talents of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupin ...

  22. The Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 16, 2015 10:05 AM EDT Just 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s have led for 10 weeks or more. In honor of Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , topping the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week, let's take an updated look at the select smas ...

  23. Elton John, Ricky Martin Call for Dolce & Gabbana Boycott, Designers Respond

    March 16, 2015 6:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana drew applause for sending a pregnant model down the runway as part of their tribute to mothers, but their endorsement of traditional families in a recent interview unleashed harsh criticism and ca ...

  24. Watch Kelly Clarkson & Jimmy Fallon Perform a History of Duets

    March 03, 2015 6:21 AM EST First there was Sonny & Cher . Then Kenny & Dolly . And now Jimmy & Kelly .  Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon have dished out a lesson in duets history…in under five minutes. The returning pop star was a guest on The Tonight Show on Mo ...

  25. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Kelly Clarkson Enjoyed 'Life' at No. 1

    February 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST Six years ago, Clarkson topped the Hot 100 for the second time. Plus, remembering chart feats by Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Fe ...

  26. Rewinding the Charts: In 1992, George Michael & Elton John Teamed Up Atop the Hot 100

    February 01, 2015 9:05 AM EST The stars' chart-topping concert recording of the piano man's 1974 hit 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' bookended an acrimonious seven-year feud. THE SIGNATURE MOMENT OF ELTON JOHN and George Michael's 1991 live reco ...

  27. Elton John Tops Hot Tours Recap

    January 22, 2015 5:25 PM EST Elton John rang in the new year in New York City for the first time ever in his legendary five-decade career, selling out Brooklyn's Barclays Center with 16,470 fans joining the party on Dec. 31. With ticket sales topping the $3 million mark, ...

  28. James Taylor & Paul Simon Play Benefit for Late Jazz Great Michael Brecker

    January 21, 2015 5:24 AM EST James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Taylor, who Brecker's widow said had the flu, performed "Don't Let M ...

  29. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 ...

  30. Elvis Presley's Billboard Chart Records

    January 08, 2015 8:05 AM EST On what would've been the King of Rock & Roll's 80th birthday, a look back at five of his most impressive chart achievements. Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the ...

  31. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST 3.233 k 155 76 0 Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady ...

  32. Elton John Posts First Instagram Just in Time for Wedding

    December 20, 2014 4:47 PM EST Fans are cordially invited to Elton John 's wedding. Well, actually, they can attend his upcoming nuptials to David Furnish by following his newly-launched Instagram account. The singer posted his first snapshot to his Instagram account (u ...

  33. Elton John & David Furnish to Marry This Weekend

    December 17, 2014 4:35 PM EST The couple has been in a civil partnership since 2005. Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, said Wedn ...

  34. Rewinding the Charts: 40 Years Ago, A Solo John Lennon Hit No. 1

    November 16, 2014 9:05 AM EST The ex-Beatle topped the Hot 100 with 'Whatever Gets You Thru the Night' and, after losing a bet with Elton John, made his last live concert appearance. ELTON JOHN knew a No. 1 hit when he heard one. In the summer of 1974, the 27-year- ...

  35. Elton John Loves Pope Francis: 'He Is My Hero'

    October 29, 2014 8:47 AM EDT For Sir Elton John , his An Enduring Vision benefit in New York City on Tuesday night was an opportunity to not only raise money for his AIDS Foundation, but also to celebrate marriage equality.  Wearing a sequined black blazer and sitting down ...

  36. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, the Supremes Reigned With 'Baby Love'

    October 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1964, the Motown classic 'Baby Love' took over atop the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Janet Jackson, Elton John and No Doubt. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven dec ...

  37. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2008, Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' Ruled Hot 100

    October 20, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week six years ago, Spears scored her first No. 1 in a decade. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Elton John and Santana and the premiere of Billboard's first R&B ranking. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from ...

  38. 17 Years Ago, Elton John's 'Candle In the Wind 1997' Started Its 14-Week No. 1 Run

    October 11, 2014 10:45 AM EDT "Goodbye England's rose, may you ever grow in our hearts / You were the grace that placed itself where lives were torn apart." With those words, Elton John rechristened "Candle in the Wind" from 1973's Goodbye Yellow ...

  39. Watch Lorde, One Direction, Pharrell & More in Epic Beach Boys Cover

    October 07, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Some die-hard music fans have doubtless been waiting for the day when Pharrell , Chris Martin of Coldplay , Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and One Direction would all collaborate. Luckily, the moment has arrived. Those artists, along with a lar ...

  40. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Janet Jackson Tops Hot 100

    October 06, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1989, Jackson's 'Miss You Much' kicked off the 'Rhythm Nation 1814' era. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Garth Brooks, the Beatles and Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones ...

  41. Diana Krall Struggling With Effects of Pneumonia, Postpones Album Release & U.S. Tour

    September 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Diana Krall has postponed her scheduled new album release and nixed her U.S. fall tour due to illness.  The Grammy-winning artist has “on-going complications brought on by a case of pneumonia,” according to her reps, meaning her new album Wallflow ...

  42. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift Out-'Shake's Mariah Carey

    September 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT A song called 'Shake It Off' tops the Hot 100 at last. Plus, Swift's place in pop/country crossover history, Christina Aguilera's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as gener ...

  43. 'The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill' Documentary: Review

    August 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, Kate Bush will take over London's Eventim Apollo for 22 nights of concerts collectively entitled "Before the Dawn" (selling out 77,000 tickets in 15 minutes while doing so). Just in time for the momentous occasion -- her f ...

  44. 2014 Is the Best Year for Stadium Concerts in 20 Years

    August 22, 2014 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard declared 1994 the "Year of the Stadium." Then receipts began sinking. Now, 20 years later, the big-venue shows are setting records again in a startling comeback. Jason Aldean says that when his team first broached the idea of add ...

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