1. Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters to Perform @ MusiCares Grammy Week Event

    February 01, 2012 1:46 PM EST When Paul McCartney is honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week next Friday night, he'll be the biggest name in an otherwise stellar lineup of performers. In addition to a special McCartney performance to highlight the n ...

  2. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    January 30, 2012 7:30 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Marc Anthony with its "Founders Award" during its 20th annual Latin Music Awards taking place March 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards ce ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  4. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  5. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dyl ...

  6. Taylor Swift Brings Out James Taylor, Selena Gomez in NYC: Video

    November 23, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift closed her "Speak Now World Tour" with her best friend and the man her parents named her after. The 21-year-old brought out James Taylor and Selena Gomez at her concert Tuesday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. S ...

  7. White House Going Country: Lauren Alaina, Band Perry to Perform

    November 17, 2011 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week. The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars - legendary and contemporary - Monday at their seventh "In Performance at the White House" program. Among those performin ...

  8. Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry Heading to White House for Country Celebration

    November 16, 2011 7:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week. The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars - legendary and contemporary - Monday at their seventh "In Performance at the White House" program. Among those performin ...

  9. Kenny Loggins Glows About Newest Musical 'Brother'

    November 10, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Hit-making singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins joined country music's biggest party last night, kicking off the 45th annual CMA Awards performing "Footloose" with Blake Shelton, who went on to collect his second consecutive male vocalist ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Foster the People, Richard Marx

    October 14, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 ADELE'S ADULT ADULATION: "There are two sounds right now: Adele ... and everyone else." That's how an industry colleague says that his two teenage children recently described what they're hearing on the car radio of late whe ...

  12. Tori Amos Talks New Album & 'Little Earthquakes' at 20

    September 17, 2011 12:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 A classically trained pianist and songwriter, Tori Amos has spent nearly 20 years challenging expectations and the very concept of "mainstream-friendly." As an icon of the '90s alternative boom, she sang openly about religion, rape an ...

  13. Carole King Preps First Holiday Album

    July 27, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The holiday season is coming early for Carole King . The quintessential singer-songwriter reveals to Billboard.com that she's releasing her first-ever festive record -- aptly titled "A Holiday Carole" -- on November 1. 100 Hot Holiday ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Invests in Brooklyn Chicken Joint, Wyclef and Pras Make Peace

    January 11, 2011 6:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Invests In Brooklyn Chicken Restaurant Jay-Z's new release with Kanye West may be called "H.A.M.," but the rapper seems to have chicken on the mind. ...

  15. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 G wen Stefani , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney , Oprah Winfrey, country singer ...

  16. 2010 in Touring: Tough Times on The Road

    December 10, 2010 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Any way you look at it, 2010 was a challenging year for the touring business. There are, of course, plenty of ways to look at it. And, to be sure, business wasn't down for everyone. Certain sectors -- including country, most major festivals and ...

  17. Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey Saluted At Kennedy Center Honors

    December 06, 2010 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney , country singer Merle Haggard , composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Wash ...

  18. Peter Asher: Long Wait for Beatles on iTunes Was 'Silly'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the 50 years that Peter Asher has been involved in the entertainment industry, he's worn every hat imaginable -- from child actor in his native England to artist as one-half of the '60s duo Peter and Gordon, he later transitioned to A ...

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's M ...

  20. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Expected to Lead 2011 Grammy Nominations

    October 01, 2010 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The nominees for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards won't officially be revealed until tonight (Dec. 1) at 10pm EST at the Recording Academy's annual nominations special, broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles. But we have a prett ...

  21. Weekly Chart Notes: the Beatles, Eminem, Willow Smith

    September 16, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO: Ahead of multiple benefit concerts planned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon , including tribute shows from New York to Los Angeles , the late legend and his widow Yoko Ono each occupy Billboar ...

  22. Crosby, Stills & Nash to Cover Beatles, Bob Dylan on Next Album

    September 02, 2010 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 C rosby, Stills & Nash are about one-third done with their next album, a set of classic rock covers produced by Rick Rubin, but Graham Nash won't hazard a guess on when it will be finished and released. "It's a lot slower than it& ...

  23. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 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 ...

  24. Hot Tours: Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, James Taylor & Carole King

    July 29, 2010 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart , who has been on the road since May performing primarily in European venues, takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Top Tours chart. Included in the reported totals are box office results from one of the stadium dates on his itinerary ...

  25. Hot Tours: James Taylor & Carole King, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé

    July 22, 2010 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Taylor and Carole King take their Troubadour Reunion Tour to the top of the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year with $12.3 million in box office grosses from seven venues. Three sellouts at New York's Madison Square Garden (June ...

  26. James Taylor & Carole King LIVE 6.30.2010

    James Taylor & Carole King LIVE 6.30.2010

    July 16, 2010 5:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 James Taylor & Carole King perform at MSG on 6/30/2010. MSG , performance , Live , Carole King , James Taylor , Carole King , James Taylor , Live , MSG , Performance Videos Carole King James Taylor Live MSG Performance ...

  27. Staind's Aaron Lewis Starts New Charity, Discusses Solo Debut

    July 06, 2010 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Staind frontman Aaron Lewis recently finished recording a country-tinged solo album, and in the coming months he'll meet with his bandmates to write the group's next album. But for now he has one main focus: to reopen his daughter's e ...

  28. Carole King & James Taylor / June 30, 2010 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    July 02, 2010 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ames Taylor has described the time when he and Carole King met in 1970 as "the case of the two-timing muse," as each one was equally inspired by the other's songwriting. Their third and final Madison Square Garden show on Wednesday ...

  29. Hot Tours: James Taylor & Carole King, Michael Bublé, Westlife

    July 01, 2010 1:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Troubadour Reunion Tour, starring co-headliners James Taylor and Carole King , is this week's top-grossing tour with more than $23 million in box office grosses reported from 13 venues. All were arenas except for the Hollywood Bowl where th ...

  30. Cancelled Tours Suggest Brutal Summer For Touring Acts

    June 16, 2010 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cancelled shows and tours by usually reliable marquee artists like Christina Aguilera , the Eagles , U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), Sarah McLachlan 's Lilith Fair, Rhianna , John Mayer , Limp Bizkit , and the Go-Go's seem to belie t ...

  31. Hot Tours: James Taylor and Carole King, Cher, Lady Gaga

    June 03, 2010 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 With $7.4 million in ticket sales reported from four venues, James Taylor and Carole King 's Troubadour Reunion Tour, currently on the road in North America, is this week's No. 1 Hot Tour. Totals from Australian arenas in Brisbane and Sydn ...

  32. Hot Tours: Rod Steward, James Taylor & Carole King, Carrie Underwood

    May 27, 2010 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two more dates have been reported from Rod Stewart 's brief tour through the U.K. and Ireland, giving the English singer the top spot on this week's Hot Tours chart. Following the tour opener in Dublin (May 11-12), the next three shows wer ...

  33. Cypress Hill, Pitbull, Mexican Artists Cancel Arizona Concerts In Protest

    May 18, 2010 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law isn't scheduled to take effect until late July. But fear and anger stirred by the law are already beginning to take a toll on concerts in the state, particularly on events featuring regional ...

  34. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates ...

  35. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Godsmack notches its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Eminem snares the best sales week for a digital download song this year. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Eminem's new single "Not Afraid" debuts at No. 1 with 379,000 ...

  36. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Godsmack notches its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Eminem snares the best sales week for a digital download song this year. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Eminem's new single "Not Afraid" debuts at No. 1 with 379,0 ...

  37. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chart watchers were correct in predicting that Godsmack would notch its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The band's latest project, "The Oracle," starts with 117,000 and is one of six new entries in the chart's top 10. M ...

  38. Godsmack On Track For No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next week on the Billboard 200 watch for rock band Godsmack to possibly earn its third No. 1 album with its new release "The Oracle." Industry prognosticators think the set could sell in the range of 100,000 to 120,000 copies by week' ...

  39. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Muse, Lady Gaga

    April 22, 2010 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Returning to the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year is hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas with box office totals from their E.N.D. World Tour. Grosses from the final 16 venues on the initial North American leg of the tour, which just wrapped in ...

  40. NBC's 'Today' Announces Its Summer Concert Series Lineup

    April 19, 2010 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 A slot on NBC's "Today" is one of the biggest promotional opportunities for an artist, providing a big sales boost for many acts, not to mention a valuable launching pad for new releases. The morning show ratings leader's key mus ...

  41. Elton John, Lady Gaga To Join Sting At Rainforest Fund Concert

    March 23, 2010 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and Dame Shirley Bassey will perform together at Carnegie Hall, as part of the bi-annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert on May 13. The event will mark the 21st birthday of the charitable organization founded by Sting ...

  42. Bo Bice Exhibits 'Different Shades' On New Album

    March 15, 2010 8:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans will get a chance to hear "the organic Bo Bice " when the 2005 "American Idol" runner-up releases his next album, "3," on May 18. Bice tells Billboard.com that the new set is "somewhere right in the middle&quo ...

  43. Sam Feldman Honored By Music Managers Forum Of Canada

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Legendary Canadian music entrepreneur Sam Feldman was honored by the Music Managers Forum of Canada, the evening before Canadian Music Week officially kicked off. Feldman, the founder of Canadian booking agency Feldman and Associates, has been a c ...

  44. Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Oscars

    March 07, 2010 11:20 PM EST 0 0 0 "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett from the movie "Crazy Heart" was named Best Original Song and Michael Giacchino won for Best Original Score for "Up" at the 82nd annual Academ ...

  45. Grammy Weekend Begins with Neil Young Tribute

    January 31, 2010 10:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Young sat in the audience as 20 of his best known songs were performed on stage. Elton John , James Taylor , Dave Matthews and more than a dozen other artists launched Grammy weekend with performances honoring Young as the MusiCares Person of t ...

  46. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 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 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  47. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 0 0 0 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never cha ...

  48. Radio Raises Funds To Fight Hunger

    November 25, 2009 1:12 PM EST 0 0 0 More important than recording music that impacts Billboard's charts, several star artists have joined the cause to combat hunger. In time for Thanksgiving, the United States Dept. of Agriculture reports that domestic hunger is at an all-time hi ...

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