1. 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 " ...

  2. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Win Big at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have found a new home: on Broadway rapping with Hugh Jackman. The artists joined the Tony Awards host onstage at Radio City Music Hall for the 68th annual event on Sunday Night to perform an updated version of the ...

  3. Tonys: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With 'After Midnight' Number

    June 08, 2014 9:28 PM EDT 1 0 0 The Tony Awards kicked off with a high-energy song-and-dance spectacle on the Radio City Music Hall stage, featuring Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Barrino and the cast of “After Midnight.” Tonys: How the 'Hedwig' Team Turned Neil ...

  4. Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight Head to 'After Midnight' on Broadway

    April 30, 2014 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated "After Midnight." Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club say Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as s ...

  5. Marc Anthony Latin Conf. Q&A: On Salsa, Stage Fright & Motown (Video)

    April 24, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Marc Anthony was halfway through a Q&A session during Wednesday’s session of the 25th Billboard Latin Music Conference (April 23) when a fire alarm alerted hundreds of music executives, aspiring musicians, and photographers gathered inside a 19 ...

  6. Latin Conference: Marc Anthony Talks Salsa, Stage Fright & His Love Of Motown

    April 24, 2014 3:17 AM EDT Marc Anthony couldn’t help it. He was born to sing. But he dabbled in a few different genres before he found the niche he created with a whole brand of salsa. And he may sort of owe it to Mexican balladeer Juan Gabriel. Anthony says he had been da ...

  7. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Stax, ABC Team for 'Scandal' Soundtrack; 'Soul Train' gets Book Treatment by Questlove, and More

    August 15, 2013 4:58 PM EDT -- ABC’s hit television series “Scandal” is getting the soundtrack treatment. ABC Studios and Concord Music Group’s Stax Records are teaming up to release "Songs From Scandal: Music for Gladiators" (Sept. 3). The 12-track set showcases ...

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  9. Tamia Returns After Six-Year Hiatus With 'Beautiful Surprise'

    September 22, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Six years have elapsed since Tamia's last album, but the singer/songwriter is picking up right where she left off. The R&B artist's fifth album, "Beautiful Surprise," debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop A ...

  10. Marvin Hamlisch's Chart Legacy: From Liza Minnelli to the Wu-Tang Clan to 'Glee' and Beyond

    August 07, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on The Billboard Hot 100 that stretches over 45 years, from his first pop hit in 1965 to a pair of "A Chorus Line" remakes by the Glee Cast in 201 ...

  11. Marvin Hamlisch's Impact: From Ragtime to Broadway Riches

    August 07, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that conn ...

  12. Marvin Hamlisch Remembrance: How His Landmark Music Penetrated The American Consciousness

    August 07, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that co ...

  13. What You Didn't See On TV: Backstage At The BBMAs

    May 23, 2012 10:35 PM EDT 0 0 The line between backstage and the show itself is getting thinner in the age of digital media. Dedicated fans could see Taylor Swift's dressing room and Carly Rae Jepsen's encounter with Stevie Wonder when both artists tweeted pictures durin ...

  14. Gladys Knight Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    Gladys Knight Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 21, 2012 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gladys Knight Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012 Gladys Knight , back stage , interview , BBMA , Gladys Knight Backstage , Gladys Knight , Interview BBMA 2013 Gladys Knight Backstage Gladys Knight Interview ...

  15. Stevie Wonder to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2012 6:05 PM EDT This year's Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand A ...

  16. Web Trends: RIP Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, TMZ Says TLC Creating Hologram Of Her

    April 25, 2012 4:31 PM EDT Google Trends: 6. aapl - Apple's stock is trending for several reasons including deeper looks into iPad, iPhone accessories, and the company at large 7. gladys knight - the Motown singer was eliminated from "Dancing With The Stars" ...

  17. Video: Dick Clark's Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award Speech From 1994

    April 18, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Dick Clark died this morning at the age of 82, but left behind a massive legacy as a television personality and the host of New Year's Rockin' Eve , but his most enduring legacy was his near-40 year turn as host of "American Bandsta ...

  18. Gavin DeGraw Talks Balancing New Album & 'Dancing'

    April 04, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The voters showed they weren't quite over pop star Gavin DeGraw and pro partner Karina Smirnoff on Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars" elimination round. Soap star Jack Wagner and partner were eliminated instead. But even th ...

  19. 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast: Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw, Urkel

    February 28, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Get ready to watch Laura Ingalls and Steve Urkel duke it out on the dance floor. "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and "Family Matters" icon Jaleel White are among the 12 stars joining season 14 of "Dancing ...

  20. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 8:17 PM EST It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. On the same day (Feb. 1) as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death, R&B/gospel singer David Peaston died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of death is inconclusive, ...

  21. R&B/Gospel Singer David Peaston Dies At 54

    February 02, 2012 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been an unfortunate week for R&B and soul. Yesterday (Wed., Feb. 1) -- on the same day as "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius' death -- R&B/gospel singer, David Peaston , died at 54 years old. Peaston's cause of ...

  22. Johnny Otis of 'Willie and the Hand Jive' Dies

    January 19, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Johnny Otis , the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive" and for decades evangelized black music to white audiences as a bandleader and radio host, ...

  23. Soul Train Awards 2011: Jill Scott & Cee Lo Green Win Big

    November 18, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul legends attended the 40th anniversary taping of the 2011 Soul Train Awards in Atlanta on Thursday (Nov. 17) to celebrate "peace, love and soul." Slideshow: Soul Train Awards See Pics From the Show! Host Cedric the ...

  24. Hilary Weeks First Mormon to Reach Christian Albums Top 10

    November 04, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although Christian music is widely known for its imposing diversity in source, style and theme, contemporary inspirational music aimed at Mormons gives the genre an added dimension, as veteran artist Hilary Weeks becomes the first such act to debut ...

  25. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend A ...

  26. Report: Chris Brown Missed Michael Jackson Tribute For Tour Dates, Not UK Ban

    October 10, 2011 8:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown was not among the artists who paid tribute to Michael Jackson in Wales over the weekend, but the singer's rep reportedly claims it was a tour date conflict--not a UK ban over his past criminal record--that kept him from joining the ...

  27. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ma ...

  28. Black Eyed Peas Pull Out of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    October 06, 2011 7:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of this week's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. Organizers say the band, whose hits include "I Gotta Feeling," has withdrawn due to "unavoidable circumstances." Christina Aguilera ...

  29. Freshman Haze: Allen Stone

    October 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone . He's drawn the inevitable comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake . With his unconventional look -- long, curly hairy and glasses -- and smooth falsetto, he reminds us more of a ...

  30. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Mo ...

  31. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  32. Kem At Work On New Album, Women's Fragrance

    March 22, 2011 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Still basking in the Grammy Award-nominated success of last year's "Intimacy: Album III" -- which debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts -- Detroit singer Kem promises he won't make fans wait another fi ...

  33. Boy George Talks New Culture Club Album, Barack Obama Influence

    February 22, 2011 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The chameleonic karma of Boy George 's life these days is good, thanks to the recent release of "Ordinary Alien," his first artist album in more than 10 years, and a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plan for 2012. "Ma ...

  34. Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight Rock amfAR

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off yesterday (Feb. 9) in New York City with the annual amfAR gala, held at Cipriani's downtown. The event was held in honor of President Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Diane Von Furstenberg and Dr. Mathilde K ...

  35. 'American Idol' Premiere: Top 5 Auditions, from Yoji 'Pop' to Devyn Rush

    January 20, 2011 2:03 AM EST 0 0 0 If you missed last night's "American Idol" season 10 premiere or just want to relive the highlights again, we're here to help. Watch the five most memorable auditions of the night below -- don't forget to tell us which one w ...

  36. Watch: Kanye West Performs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 25, 2010 7:27 PM EST 0 0 0 K anye West played nice this Turkey Day, performing his song "Lost in the World," off his latest album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," atop a moving float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Video: Kanye West Perform ...

  37. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Stars Kanye West, Kung Fu Panda

    November 25, 2010 11:03 AM EST 0 0 0 A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning. ...

  38. Kanye West, Jessica Simpson Performing at Macy's Parade

    November 02, 2010 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will have some big names to go along with the big balloons. Macy's on Tuesday announced the list of celebrity performers for the event later this month. It includes Kanye West , Jessica Simps ...

  39. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists o ...

  40. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  41. Janet Jackson Dazzles Crowd at Essence Festival

    July 03, 2010 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson enthralled the Essence Music Festival audience Friday, kept them on their feet for more than two hours and reminded fans why seeing her in concert was worth waiting two years. From the opening notes of "The Pleasure Principle" ...

  42. Michael Jackson, Aretha To Enter Apollo Hall of Fame

    June 07, 2010 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson will be posthumously inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame -- along with Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin -- at the Apollo Theatre's Annual Spring Benefit. Past inductees into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame include Quincy ...

  43. Alicia Keys Joins Mary J. Blige As Headliner Of 2010 Essence Festival

    February 23, 2010 3:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J , Estelle , and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup fea ...

  44. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's hist ...

  46. Mary J. Blige Confirmed For 2010 Essence Music Fest

    January 12, 2010 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 M ary J. Blige will return to New Orleans as this year as a headlining performer and official spokesperson of the annual Essence Music Festival, set for the weekend of July 2. Blige will be joining other entertainers, including artists, speakers, au ...

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