1. The Time Frank Sinatra Berated Mario Puzo For His Assumed Likeness in 'The Godfather'

    December 12, 2015 2:29 PM EST 0 0 0 To commemorate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, a look back at whether a key role in "The Godfather" was really based on him. Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather received acclaim when released in 1969, but not everyone was a fan. Frank Si ...

  2. Frank Sinatra at 100: A Look Back at the Legend's Breakthrough Album 'Songs For Swingin' Lovers' (Exclusive Book Excerpt)

    December 12, 2015 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 When we celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra  today (Dec. 12), we’re actually celebrating many careers and multiple lifetimes of one amazing individual. As well as many different musical personas: the more innocent Sinatra of the 1940s is a ...

  3. Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday Celebrated in N.J.

    December 12, 2015 10:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra was the Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes and The Voice. But "Slacksy O'Brien?" That was an early nickname for Sinatra in the Hoboken, N.J., neighborhood where he grew up because, as a youngster, he wore nice clo ...

  4. The Inside Story Behind the Making of Frank Sinatra's Ambitious and Wacky 1980 Three-Disc Album, 'Trilogy'

    December 12, 2015 9:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra , a man not fond of interruption, was in the middle  of a 1978 recording session at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank when his longtime producer Sonny Burke walked in and dared to halt the proceedings. Vincent Falcone, a pianist-conducto ...

  5. Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, John Legend & More Pay Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes at 'Sinatra 100' Concert

    December 03, 2015 7:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The show will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. On what would have been Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday, the Recording Academy celebrated the musical legacy of Frank Sinatra with a stellar lineup of performers for Sinatra 100: An All-Star Gram ...

  6. Frank Sinatra's Birthplace Commemorates His 100th Its Way

    November 29, 2015 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Chicago was his kind of town, L.A. was his lady and he certainly was a big part of New York, New York. But despite a love-hate relationship, the mile-square New Jersey city where Frank Sinatra was born is finding the centennial of his birth to be a ...

  7. The 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 They made us dance and they made us sing, and they still do so today. When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad – but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hoo ...

  8. The First Billboard: All That Was 'New, Bright and Interesting on the Boards'

    November 01, 2015 12:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date in 1894, an eight-page, 10-cent issue arrived, marking the debut of what has grown into today's multi-platform Billboard brand. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue … one that's vastly different from today ...

  9. Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday to be Remembered with 'Sinatra 100 — An All-Star Grammy Concert'

    October 14, 2015 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with an all-star TV tribute featuring the likes of Tony Bennett , Garth Brooks , Alicia Keys and John Legend , organizers announced today. Adam Levine , Carrie Underwood and Usher are also among the ...

  10. Frank Sinatra Honored by George Benson, Renee Olstead at 100th Birthday Celebration

    October 12, 2015 7:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles' The Park at the Grove played host to a tribute concert on Oct. 9. Frank Sinatra 's 100th birthday was celebrated in Los Angeles on Friday (Oct. 9) with a special tribute concert held at The Park at the Grove.  The outdoor mall ...

  11. New York State Capital's Times Union Center, 25 Years Young, Undergoes a $15.7 Million Renovation

    July 31, 2015 10:22 AM EDT The crowd was old for Beatlemania-style hysterics. But when Paul McCartney played the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., last July, grown-ups were reduced to tears. “I saw older men who were sitting in their seats and crying,” recalls arena gene ...

  12. Happy 75th Birthday, Billboard Charts!

    July 27, 2015 6:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrate the diamond anniversary of what's regarded as the first official Billboard ranking. Seventy-five years ago today, Billboard published its first chart ranking the sales of recorded songs. In the July 27, 1940, issue, the maiden 10-posi ...

  13. An Evolution of Fan Armies -- From Beatlemaniacs to Swifties

    July 20, 2015 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 They swooned. They squealed. They pledged their true love forever. Directioners aren’t the first to turn artist devotion into a hyperventilating spectacle -- and they won't be the last. 2015 Fan Army Face Off Lisztomania The piano playing of 19 ...

  14. Rewinding the Charts: 25 Years Ago, 'Nothing' Compared to Sinead O'Connor

    April 28, 2015 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1990, the singer reigned with her Prince-penned ballad, before controversy, including clashes with Prince and Miley Cyrus, would overshadow her career. Sinead O'Connor had made inroads with her debut 1988 LP The Lion and the Cobra , which re ...

  15. Rewinding the Charts: In 1967, Frank & Nancy Sinatra Shared a No. 1

    April 15, 2015 8:05 AM EDT years ago, the pair became the only father-daughter duo to top the Hot 100 with what DJs dubbed 'the incest song.' "HEADED RIGHT FOR THE NO. 1 spot on the Hot 100," read Billboard 's review of Nancy and Frank Sinatra' ...

  16. Frank Sinatra Podcast: Filmmaker Alex Gibney, Biographer James Kaplan Talk HBO Doc & More

    April 03, 2015 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On April 5 and 6, HBO will premiere Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney's  Sinatra: All or Nothing at All , a two-part, four-hour documentary about Frank Sinatra told through the set list of his 1971 "retirement" ...

  17. Coachella 2015: Where to Party, Eat and Stay in Style

    April 03, 2015 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard breaks down the best places to party, stay and eat at Coachella 2015.  Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females WHERE TO PARTY Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M ...

  18. Ronan Farrow Is Frank Sinatra's Son? Nancy Sinatra Says That's 'Nonsense'

    April 02, 2015 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 2013, Mia Farrow told Vanity Fair that Ronan Farrow -- her son long-believed to be fathered by her ex, Woody Allen -- was "possibly" the son of Frank Sinatra . Although Farrow and Sinatra divorced in 1968, she admitted they maintai ...

  19. TV Review: HBO's Frank Sinatra Documentary 'All or Nothing at All'

    April 01, 2015 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra does most of the talking in Alex Gibney’s four-hour documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All, which premieres April 5 and 6 on HBO . As you would expect, it’s straightforward and apology-free, the more tempered comments coming from f ...

  20. Wayne Newton and Brandon Flowers Riff on Rolls-Royces and a 'Love-Hate Relationship' With Las Vegas

    March 13, 2015 4:33 PM EDT Mr. Las Vegas , 72, and the Killers ' hometown-boy-made-good frontman Brandon Flowers , 33, met up at Newton's  legendary estate, Casa de Shenandoah, to talk about life on and off the strip. BRANDON FLOWERS: Wayne and I met when The Kil ...

  21. The Inside Story of How Vegas Changed Elvis Presley: Drugs, Debauchery & Superstitions

    March 13, 2015 12:24 PM EDT 0 3 0 Presley backstage at the International Hotel on Aug. 1, 1969. The first time Elvis Presley played Las Vegas, the critics hated him.  Appearing in the Venus Room at the New Frontier Hotel in the spring of 1956, the 21-year-old hillbilly crooner with ...

  22. Billboard Cover: Jared Leto on Packing on the Pounds to Play the Joker, Thirty Seconds to Mars' Success and Why He's 'Terminally Dissatisfied'

    February 20, 2015 9:00 AM EST 1.236 k 452 23 "Do you mind if I eat a little?" Jared Leto asks. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours -- and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Leto, 43, is sitting on a battered circu ...

  23. Super Bowl's Most Shazamed Moments: Katy Perry, Marc Scibilia and... The Verve?

    February 02, 2015 12:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Tom Brady and his undeflatable New England Patriots took the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but an unknown singer-songwriter from Nashville was the other big winner of last night's Super Bowl broadcast. Data provided by music discovery app Shazam shows ...

  24. Rod McKuen's Surprising Chart History: From Frank Sinatra to Madonna

    January 29, 2015 10:27 PM EST Rod McKuen , a prolific poet and songwriter who died at age 81 on Thursday (Jan. 29), made a name for himself in the '50s, but his surprising career stretched to not long before his death, as he worked with artists from Frank Sinatra to Ma ...

  25. Stan Irwin, Producer Who Persuaded the Beatles to Play Las Vegas, Dies at 94

    January 23, 2015 4:43 AM EST Stan Irwin , a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson , has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles. Irwin guided the career ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Frankie Randall, Singer, Actor & Frank Sinatra Pal, Dies at 76

    December 31, 2014 4:40 PM EST Frankie Randall, a vocalist, pianist, actor and favorite of Frank Sinatra who performed the theme song for the 1960s NBC adventure series Flipper , has died. He was 76. Randall, who starred in and performed in the 1965 beach comedy film Wild on th ...

  28. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: J. Cole's Trio of No. 1 Albums Puts Him in Elite Hip-Hop Company

    December 19, 2014 9:49 PM EST J. Cole is one of six rap acts to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their first three full-length studio albums On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, J. Cole 's 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at No. 1 , his third consecutive album to r ...

  29. Carrie Underwood, 'Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debut on Country Charts

    December 18, 2014 12:25 PM EST Underwood scores her record-tying fifth consecutive No. 1 bow, of five career releases, on Top Country Albums. Carrie Underwood storms Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart with Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , which arrives at No. 1 with 94,000 so ...

  30. Billboard Celebrates 120th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Rich History

    November 01, 2014 1:41 PM EDT 1.231 k 68 35 0 I was 14 when I discovered Billboard . For a high school student who wanted to be a writer and who was interested in music, it was a window into a business I knew little about. But that quickly changed, as I became familiar with the names ...

  31. Glam Rock Giant Alvin Stardust Dies at 72

    October 24, 2014 2:37 AM EDT British glam rocker Alvin Stardust , one of the biggest pop stars of his era, has died at the age of 72. He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.  Stardust, born Bernard Jewry on Sept. 27, 1942 in London, enjoyed a long line ...

  32. SiriusXM Will Appeal Last Week's Major Copyright Ruling

    October 02, 2014 10:43 AM EDT SiriusXM has confirmed it will appeal the decision from a U.S. District Court judge in California that determined the service must pay royalties for airing music by "Happy Together" group The Turtles made prior to 1972, when federal copy ...

  33. Paul Horn, Father of New Age, Dead at 84

    July 10, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Multi-instrumentalist Paul Horn may not have been cool in all quarters, but he knew how to make "cool out" music. Primarily known as a flautist, Horn was considered the father of New Age music, starting with his 1968 album "Inside&q ...

  34. Frank Sinatra's First New Jersey Driver's License Fetches $15K At Auction

    June 27, 2014 6:51 PM EDT Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. Frank Sinatra's First New J ...

  35. Frank Sinatra's First New Jersey Driver's License Up For Auction

    June 24, 2014 7:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license is on the auction block. The Star-Ledger reports that the yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden St., Hoboken, New Jersey. Scorsese To Dire ...

  36. Chart Moves: Journey's 'Greatest' Hits 300th Chart Week, Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest Charting Album Since 1990

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack spent its 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , selling 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four new entries arrived in the top 10 ...

  37. George Strait Rides Away From the Center of His Industry

    March 25, 2014 3:55 PM EDT Technology plays an enormous role in what entertainment succeeds at any given time. When recordings evolved from an experimental novelty to a mature business during the 20th century, both sound and visual recordings changed to accommodate those ad ...

  38. Darlene Love Memoir Chosen for Oprah Winfrey's First TV Movie

    February 11, 2014 3:21 AM EST 0 0 0 The Oprah Winfrey Network has chosen the subject for its first scripted TV movie. The cable network is expanding its growing scripted slate with an adaption of "My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Darlene Love, who penned the memoir ...

  39. Frank Sinatra's Former Valet George Jacobs Dies at 87

    December 30, 2013 4:18 AM EST 0 0 0 George Jacobs, who was Frank Sinatra's valet and confidant for 15 years, has died. Jacobs' son, Snake Jagger, says his father died of natural causes in Palm Springs Saturday night. He was 87. Jacobs was working for Hollywood dealmaker Irvi ...

  40. Happy Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2013 9:05 AM EDT On this date in 1894, an eight-page, 10-cent issue was published, marking the debut of what has grown into today's multi-platform Billboard brand One hundred-nineteen years old, new every day. On this date in 1894, Billboard published its ...

  41. Universal Music, Frank Sinatra Enterprises Announce New 'Signature Sinatra' Imprint, Combines Capitol and Reprise Catalogs

    October 29, 2013 4:38 PM EDT Universal Music Group and Frank Sinatra Enterprises have announced a joint licensing agreement which will allow two previously separated arcs of the singer's career to be represented together; his work in the 1960s with Reprise, owned by FS ...

  42. Frank Sinatra's Widow on Mia Farrow's Paternity Bombshell: 'It's Just a Bunch of Junk'

    October 03, 2013 6:14 AM EDT Frank Sinatra's widow isn't buying Mia Farrow's revelation that her son with Woody Allen actually may have been fathered by the singer. "I can't hardly believe that," Barbara Sinatra told The Desert Sun on Wednesday. ...

  43. Mia Farrow Says Son Might Be Frank Sinatra's

    October 02, 2013 7:09 PM EDT Mia Farrow says in an interview with Vanity Fair that it's possible her son with Woody Allen is instead Frank Sinatra's. Farrow told the magazine that she and Sinatra "never really split up" and when asked if Ronan Farrow mig ...

  44. Josh Groban Targeting Studio After Tour: 'We've Got Two Albums' Lined Up

    September 30, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Josh Groban is gearing up for the Oct. 2 start of his In The Round North American tour, but he's also looking beyond that to what he projects will be a prolific return to the studio. "We've got two albums now we're kind of toss ...

  45. Paul McCartney Rocks Hollywood Boulevard With a Mix of Beatles Classics & 'New' Songs: Watch

    September 24, 2013 12:36 AM EDT Paul McCartney performed a 15-song set Monday night on Hollywood Boulevard, mixing three songs from his upcoming "New" album with Beatles, Wings and solo classics. His performance on the shuttered street followed an appearance on " ...

  46. Randy Ostin, Son of Industry Great Mo Ostin, Dies at 60

    September 01, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Randy Ostin, a former music executive and the son of legendary Warner Bros. Records president Mo Ostin, has died. He was 60. Ostin died July 28 after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a paid obituary published Sunday in the Los Angele ...

  47. Elton John Extends Record For Most Adult Contemporary Hits

    July 15, 2013 1:05 PM EDT 'Home Again,' the first single from his upcoming Capitol Records debut, pushes him further into the lead for the most AC entries in the chart's 52-year history Elton John pads his mark for the most appearances in the 52-year histo ...

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