1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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. ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 " ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stir ...

  18. Neglected NY Tennis Stadium to Mount a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:35 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as genera ...

  20. Phil Ramone's Top 50 Billboard Albums: From '52nd Street' to 'Album 1700'

    April 01, 2013 10:40 AM EDT In a career that spanned 50 years, Phil Ramone’s credit graced some of the rock era’s most celebrated albums, from Glass Houses to Graceland and from A Star Is Born to Flashdance . Ramone, who died Saturday at age 79, was an engineer in the 1960 ...

  21. Phil Ramone: A Selected Discography

    March 31, 2013 7:23 PM EDT Phil Ramone was deferential to a fault. He liked to say it was the artist, not the producer, whose name appeared on the front of the album. That’s why you won’t find mention of Ramone on the covers of CDs by Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Frank Sinat ...

  22. Phil Ramone Looks Back at His Legendary Career in Expansive 1996 Billboard Interview

    March 30, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Legendary producer Phil Ramone -- who helmed classic albums by Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon and many others over a career that reached back to the early 1960s -- died this mor ...

  23. The 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 21, 2012 11:10 AM EST hailing the game-changing recordings that make up the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees. Twenty-seven titles will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame this year -- ranging from a 1920s jug-band classic and the first Cajun song to be recorded up th ...

  24. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  25. Morning Fix: Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation; Rolling Stones' 'Final' Show; Apollo Global and HMV

    December 17, 2012 9:03 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters ARTHUR FOGEL RE-UPS WITH LIVE NATION: Arthur Fogel has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the C ...

  26. Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra

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  27. Shania Twain Rides into Vegas -- With 40 Horses

    November 14, 2012 8:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Country music star Shania Twain arrived on horseback Wednesday for a two-year headline gig at Caesars Palace, parading up the Las Vegas Strip with a herd of 40 horses. Promoters called the event a stampede, but hooves were kept to a steady, slow gai ...

  28. Madonna Celebrates 30th Anniversary On Billboard Charts: From 'Everybody' To 'Turn Up The Radio'

    November 06, 2012 1:21 PM EST Who's that girl celebrating her 30th anniversary on Billboard charts today? Madonnna Thirty years ago today, on Nov. 6, 1982, Madonna made her Billboard chart debut, entering the Dance Club Songs tally at No. 40 with "Everybody." Si ...

  29. Madonna Celebrates 30th Anniversary On Billboard Charts

    November 06, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna's material has been a force on Billboard rankings dating to her first entry on Nov. 6, 1982. Who's that girl celebrating her 30th anniversary on Billboard charts today? Madonna . Thirty years ago today, on Nov. 6, 1982, Madonna mad ...

  30. Happy 118th Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2012 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. From its start to 'Gangnam Style,' follow the timeline of Billboard's rich history. One hundred-eighteen years old, new every day. On this date in 1894, Billboard published it ...

  31. Barbra Streisand Extends Historic Billboard 200 Albums Chart Resume

    October 18, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Nets 32nd Top 10 Album, Becomes Only Act to Score Multiple New Top 10 Albums In Last Six Decades This week, Barbra Streisand becomes the first act to take multiple new albums into the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 in every decade since th ...

  32. Barbra Streisand Sets Historic Billboard 200 Chart Records

    October 18, 2012 1:17 PM EDT Singer Nets 32nd Top 10 Album, Becomes Only Act to Score Multiple New Top 10 Albums In Each of The Last Six Decades Barbra Streisand's Release Me (above) is her 32nd top ten album. This week, Barbra Streisand becomes the first act to take mul ...

  33. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Score Top Billboard 200 Debut, Mumford Still No. 1

    October 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for eit ...

  34. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200, Mumford Holds at No. 1

    October 17, 2012 10:55 AM EDT As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for either artist. ...

  35. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  36. From This Week's Billboard: How Mumford And Sons Scored Highest First Week Sales This Year (So Far)

    October 05, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Below are excerpts from the cover story "600,000" -- an in-depth look at Mumford & Sons' album Babel which scored the highest debut week of 2012 -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features a featu ...

  37. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Singer, Dead at 84

    September 26, 2012 10:12 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you wer ...

  38. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren ...

  39. Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge Says He'll 'Double A&R Investment' at Capitol, Virgin

    September 24, 2012 2:47 PM EDT Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge was in bullish form late on Friday as in the wake of his company's acquisition of EMI Music finally clearing EU and US regulatory hurdle s. It was a long road that officially began when EMI went on the ...

  40. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt ...

  41. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  42. Backbeat: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Squirms (Needlessly) as Paul Anka Hears His Version of 'My Way'

    August 29, 2012 1:47 PM EDT From left: Chris Mann, Susan Markheim, Paul Anka, Joel McNeely, Ron Fair at Conway Studios in Los Angeles. Paul Anka visited Conway Studios Monday to hear Chris Mann 's new version of his song "My Way" for which he recently revised ...

  43. 'Now 43' Tops Billboard 200; 16th No. 1 for Series

    August 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner, Colt Ford also soar into the Top 10 on this week's chart. The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collects its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" arrives atop the list. The set sold 111 ...

  44. 'Now 43' Scores Franchise's 16th No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collects its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" arrives atop the list. The set sold 111,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Excluding t ...

  45. Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Team Up For 40-Show Vegas Run

    August 07, 2012 3:16 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - Two country superstars, 10 weekends, 40 shows, one historic location. When Faith Hill sang "Let's Go To Vegas," it's doubtful she envisioned this. Hill and husband Tim McGraw unveiled Tuesday their plans for a much- ...

  46. Columbia Records Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Commemorative Book From Al Jolson to LL Cool J

    August 01, 2012 7:15 AM EDT To celebrate the company's 125th anniversary, Columbia Records is releasing 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story, a book chronicling its history, on Oct. 30. 360 Sound traces the company's story beginning with its origins in the late 18 ...

  47. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural cau ...

  48. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural cause ...

  49. Exclusive: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Records Christmas Album

    July 27, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Voice" finalist Chris Mann will release a Christmas EP three weeks before the Oct. 30 release of his debut album. Mann has recorded six classic songs for a Christmas album that will be sold exclusively at Walmart. Faircraft Records/Un ...

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