1. Pia Toscano Celebrates Her Nuptials Early, Cyndi Lauper Hearts Christmas & More Inside Scoop

    December 05, 2016 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Pia Toscano’s Posh Pre-Wedding Former  American Idol  contestant Pia Toscano isn’t getting married until Jan. 7 in New York, but on Nov. 30 she and her choreographer  fiance , Jimmy Smith, held a “West Coast wedding reception” for friends and family ...

  2. What Are the Top-Selling Christmas Albums of All Time?

    November 25, 2016 9:00 AM EST From Elvis to Josh Groban, here are the albums that have soundtracked the most Christmases through the years. Elvis Presley 's Elvis' Christmas Album  reigns as the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time in the United States. The ...

  3. Jimmy Kimmel on His Late-Night Show's Mashup Mondays: Thank Huey Lewis and the Foo Fighters

    May 02, 2016 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday night (May 2), Jimmy Kimmel Live will kick off a new month of Mashup Mondays, the late-night show’s segment that combines two acts based on the compatibility of their names, rather than their musical styles.  On the new segment, Of Monster ...

  4. Kenny G Plans To Hold One Note On The Sax For An Entire Flight

    Kenny G Plans To Hold One Note On The Sax For An Entire Flight

    November 03, 2015 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny G says he wants to hold a note on the saxophone for the duration of a flight. Celebrity , HuffPost Live Highlights , Jazz , 5minmedia , music tour , Kenny G , entertainment , Kenny G Videos Kenny G ...

  5. Kenny G Still Plays The Same Saxophone He Used In High School

    Kenny G Still Plays The Same Saxophone He Used In High School

    November 03, 2015 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny G talks about how he still plays the same saxophone he used in high school. Celebrity , HuffPost Live Highlights , Jazz , 5minmedia , music tour , Kenny G , entertainment , Kenny G Videos Kenny G ...

  6. Jimmy Kimmel's Mash Up Mondays to Return in November

    October 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Kimmel’s Mash Up Mondays are back on the menu this November. And he’s got some unlikely musical ingredients in the mix.  First up: the late night talk-show host will combine country music star Brad Paisley and '90s R&B outfit Color Me ...

  7. Darius Rucker, Kenny G and Other Golfing Music Stars Dish on Their Ugliest Golfwear, Postgame Partying and More

    June 09, 2015 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Darius Rucker The ex- Hootie & The Blowfish frontman-turned-solo artist, 49, is an avid golfer and friend of Tiger Woods. Your handicap? 6.9 Favorite golf joke?  If you're in a lightning storm, grab your 1-iron and hold it up over your head ...

  8. Whitney Houston Producer Charles Huggins Gets Decade in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

    May 13, 2015 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 A former music producer who helped launch acts like Kenny G and Whitney Houston was sentenced Wednesday (May 13) to 10 years behind bars for duping investors out of millions by claiming he had ties to West African diamond mines. Prosecutors in feder ...

  9. Music Producer Charles Huggins Facing Long Stint in Jail

    April 06, 2015 10:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prosecutors called a music producer who once worked with stars including Kenny G and Whitney Houston a master manipulator Monday as they recommended he spend over two decades in prison for a Ponzi scheme that ripped off investors. In papers filed in ...

  10. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: George Ezra's 'Wanted' Debuts in Top 20

    February 06, 2015 9:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift 's 1989 ruled for a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , while the top 10 housed just one new entry: Ne-Yo 's Non-Fiction at No. 5. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week's most po ...

  11. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but ...

  12. Christmas Music's All-Time Biggest Earner Is Not Who You'd Expect

    December 01, 2014 11:50 AM EST Who's the all-time top-earning Christmas music artist? Elvis? Mariah? Kenny G? Nope, it's Mannheim Steamroller, with sales of $175 million. Billboard breaks down the annual six-week sales frenzy. When it comes to the holiday music busine ...

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  14. Kenny G Angers Chinese Government With Hong Kong Protest Visit

    October 22, 2014 8:37 AM EDT Kenny G has earned himself a rebuke from the Chinese government after paying a visit to one of the pro-democracy protest sites in Hong Kong on Wednesday. According to the South China Morning Post , Kenny G visited the epicenter of the protests an ...

  15. Shy Girls Covers Brandy's 'Sittin' Up In My Room': Exclusive

    February 25, 2014 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer-songwriter/producer shares details on new music. It's inevitable to be drawn to Shy Girls, with his hushed voice and the delicate R&B/jazz layers woven in his work. Dan Vidmar, whose stage name comes from his music inhibiting a & ...

  16. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Kashif Royalty Auction, Talib Kweli Launches Station, Jennifer Holliday Returns

    November 08, 2013 5:13 AM EST --- The Royalty Exchange will be conducting an auction of royalties from the catalog of noted singer/songwriter/producer Kashif . The week-long auction opens tomorrow (Nov. 8) at noon ET and concludes Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The sale will feature ...

  17. Chart Moves: Hezekiah Walker's Best Week Ever, Harry Connick Jr.'s 21st Top 10 Jazz Album

    June 21, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Black Sabbath scored its first No. 1 as "13" bowed in the top slot with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Elsewhere in the top 10, Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the " ...

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  19. Kenny G Files for Divorce

    August 13, 2012 9:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny G is playing the final note on his marriage after 20 years. Court records show the musician filed for divorce Thursday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The 56-year-old married Balynda Helene Benson-Gorelick in April 1992 and ...

  20. 6 Questions With Kenny G

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT It's been 30 years since Kenny G released his self-titled solo debut, 25 since his single "Songbird" hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two decades since "Breathless" (Arista) went 12-times platinum. With sales of more ...

  21. 'Data Mining Music' SXSWi Panel Shows How Data Can Lead to Better Playlists, Recommendations -- With Hilarious Results

    March 12, 2012 11:37 AM EDT People have 10 million songs in the pockets: What happens next? Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at the Echo Nest, thinks "big data" is the solution to better listening experiences, recommendations and playlist creation. " ...

  22. Kenny G and Wife Separate

    January 19, 2012 9:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Kenny G 's wife of 20 years has filed for legal separation, according to TMZ . Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, the saxophonist's estranged spouse, reportedly cited "irreconcilable differences" in her court papers, filed at the Los Angele ...

  23. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 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 [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  24. Foster the People Give 'Pumped Up' Performance on 'SNL': Watch

    October 10, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Foster the People , aided by the suddenly-in-demand-again Kenny G, rocked Studio 8H as the muscial guest on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend (Oct. 8). Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business The indie-pop group playe ...

  25. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart ...

  26. Michael Bolton: Recording Duets Album was 'Like Giving Birth 21 Times'

    July 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Bolton says his latest album, "Gems -- The Duets Collection," was "like giving birth 21 times or something." And it wasn't initially planned as a duets album, either. Bolton tells Billboard.com that he was thinking d ...

  27. Debbie Gibson: Co-Star Katy Perry 'Raising The Bar' With 'Last Friday Night' Video

    June 15, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry 's video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" not only sports cameos from such Generation Y stars as Rebecca Black , Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, but it also pays tribute to those who know that before it was the title of a ...

  28. Katy Perry Parties With Rebecca Black, 'Glee' Cast in 'Last Friday Night' Video

    June 13, 2011 1:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 In her new video for "Last Friday Night (TGIF)," Katy Perry is having a full-on John Hughes moment. In addition to the video's glorious '80s teen flick feeling, "Last Friday Night" features an onslaught of truly random ...

  29. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Eminem Score With Memorable Super Bowl Ads

    February 06, 2011 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The action on the Superbowl XLV field had Steelers and Packers fans glued to their TV sets Sunday (Feb. 6) night. But for many, it was the ads that popped up between the tackles and touchdowns that made the game memorable. Black Eyed Peas 'Pump ...

  30. The Top-Charting Holiday Albums Of The Past 25 Years

    December 01, 2010 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 It's the most wonderful time of the year for holiday albums. Make that the most wonderful time of the past 52 years . On the Billboard 200 released Thursday (Nov. 25), Susan Boyle 's holiday-themed "The Gift" spent a second week ...

  31. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, accor ...

  32. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that eve ...

  33. Paramore's Hayley Williams Covers 'Bad Romance,' Appears In Weezer Clip

    March 30, 2010 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grainy videos of people performing Lady Gaga songs appear on YouTube all the time. When the performer in question is Hayley Williams, though, everyone pays attention. The Paramore lead singer recently filmed herself singing Gaga's "Bad Rom ...

  34. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I ...

  35. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show' ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodie ...

  38. Listen Free: Hottest Holiday Albums of 2009

    November 27, 2009 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to the hottest holiday albums released this year, right here on Billboard.com. Check out the latest sonic season's greetings from Sting , Andrea Bocelli , Tori Amos , Bob Dylan , Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood . Then head over to the c ...

  39. William Joseph

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When you mix 14 years of classical piano training with practical experience -- playing piano in malls at Christmas, playing the organ at Phoenix Coyotes hockey games -- you get to be William Joseph, i When you mix 14 years of classical piano trainin ...

  40. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono s 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union ...

  41. Chart Beat

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Flo Rida's "Low," Keyshia Cole and more! STRAIT IN AT NO. 19: Even veteran artists can find new mountains to climb. George Strait's 108th chart entry on Hot Country Songs is the highest-debuting title ...

  42. Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales week yet -- as "Sleep Through the Static" climbs on board at No. 1. The Brushfire set moved 375,000 copies in the Uni Jack Johnson scores his second Billboa ...

  43. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  44. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and ...

  45. Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year. Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal wi ...

  46. Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year. The set of Latin love songs will be available Feb. 5 a ...

  47. Good Times In ATL, Avett Brotherly Love

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Billboard blog Jaded Insider makes you our plus one to the parties, the shows and the awards... for better or for worse. See what you missed at the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference, the Avett Music expert Keith Caulfield answers readers' ...

  48. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer fr ...

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