1. 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 & ...

  2. The Top Selling Christmas Albums of All Time

    December 24, 2013 10:00 AM EST Albums from Elvis, Kenny G and more rank high on the list. Elvis Presley's "Elvis' Christmas Album" reigns as the biggest-selling Christmas album of all time in the United States. The set has been certified as having sold 10 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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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  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. '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. " ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 20 (and 11) Songs About New Year's

    December 30, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's. Actually, there are. To help ring in 2011, here are 20 songs about the new year ... plus 11 more ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 askbb@billboard.com . 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 ...

  23. 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' ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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' ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Niels After seven weeks on the chart, J ...

  38. Chart Beat Chat

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Britney Spears V. The Eagles, The Billboard 200 Chart, Double CDs and more! THE 'RISE' AND FALL OF INSTRUMENTALS Dear Fred, I've been a Billboard chart fan since 1979, first through the various chart shows ...

  39. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2007 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 ...

  40. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo' ...

  41. Prevewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Game presses on without the help of 50 Cent or Dr. Dre, Akon gets a pre-release boost thanks to two huge singles, Tenacious D rocks back with its first album in four years and Fat Joe starts fresh The first pop album in nearly 30 years from Yusu ...

  42. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny G, Diana Krall, and Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway are big winners at the Billboard/BET On Jazz Awards, presented at the BET On Jazz Studios in Washington, D.C. Awards include 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the Eu ...

  43. Chart Beat

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of a No. 1 album debut, Rascal Flatts nets its first top 10 hit on the Hot 100, plus the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queensrÿche, Poison and Nine Inch Nails news. 'HURTS' SO GOOD: Rascal Flatts' lucky number must be 13, becaus ...

  44. Iran's President Bans Western Music

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of 1979 Islamic Revolution. Hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned ...

  45. Ask Billboard

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Mariah Carey, Natasha Bedingfield and Bananarama. MERRY MARIAH Hi Keith! I read your column weekly and I know that Mariah Carey and her record sales are almost a weekly question -- and this week is no excepti ...

  46. EWF Lights Up New Album With Big Boi, Wil.I.Am

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous release date changes, the new album from legendary R&B outfit Earth, Wind & Fire, "Illumination," is set for a Sept. 20 release via Sanctuary. After numerous release date changes, the new album from legendary R&B ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardini ...

  48. Underwood Wins 4th 'Idol' Crown

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie Underwood was named the "American Idol" at the conclusion of the Fox show's two-hour fourth season finale at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The The "country girl& ...

  49. Ask Billboard

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue and more. INSERT SNARKY HEADLINE HERE Hey Keith, I've been anxiously waiting for Paris Hilton's debut into the music world. I've read a lot about the al ...

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