1. Milky Chance, Alt-J Ascend to No. 1 on Rock Charts

    October 03, 2014 5:38 PM EDT Milky Chance tops Rock Airplay with 'Stolen Dance,' while alt-J opens atop Top Rock Albums with 'This Is All Yours.' Plus, chart action for Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp and Tweedy. Milky Chance 's "Stolen Dance" ...

  2. Watch Denzel Washington Impersonate Jay Z on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’

    September 27, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Oscar winner Denzel Washington does a pretty mean impression of Jay Z . Eminem & Sia Spell It Out in 'Guts Over Fear' Lyric Video During a recent appearance on the The Queen Latifah Show to promote his new film The Equalizer , Washi ...

  3. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of ...

  4. Lionel Richie Gets 65th Birthday Tribute From Kid Rock at Concert Near Detroit

    June 21, 2014 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie turned 65 in style on Friday night (June 20), with Kid Rock in the flesh and a bunch of his other friends via video. The veteran pop icon had just finished the main portion of his set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit subu ...

  5. Lenny Kravitz Releasing New Album ‘Strut’ In September Though Kobalt Label Services (Exclusive)

    April 24, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz has signed a worldwide agreement with Kobalt Label Services (KLS), which will release and promote his upcoming tenth studio album “Strut” due out Sept. 23. The album will be released through Kravitz’s Roxie Records imprint. An upcomi ...

  6. Lenny Kravitz Releasing New Album 'Strut' in September Through Kobalt Label Services (Exclusive)

    April 24, 2014 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lenny Kravitz has announced his tenth studio album, "Strut", will be released Sept. 23 through his own Roxie Records imprint. He has signed a worldwide agreement with Kobalt Label Services to release and promote the album. An upcoming Krav ...

  7. New York Port Authority Honoring the Beatles With Historical Marker

    February 03, 2014 8:06 PM EST The marker will be placed in J.F.K. Airport -- the site of the band's first U.S. press conference The tributes keep coming in for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' jump to the United States; this time, the New York Port Authority is g ...

  8. Lenny Kravitz Wraps 'Raw' New Album, Talks 'Are You Gonna…' Reissue and 'Hunger Games'

    October 04, 2013 4:30 PM EDT As he brings out a Deluxe Edition of one of his most successful albums, Lenny Kravitz is also eyeing a spring 2014 for his next set of new music.  Kravitz tells Billboard he finished the follow-up to 2011's "Black and White America" ...

  9. Queen Latifah Calls On Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz For New Talk Show

    July 31, 2013 11:14 PM EDT Queen Latifah says her new daytime talk show is calling on A-list friends for support, including musicians Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Keys has already participated in test runs of "The Queen Latifah Show." And Kravitz's design f ...

  10. The Ten Most Interesting Startups of 2012

    December 19, 2012 5:16 PM EST Unlike years past, 2012 lacked debuts by big music services that require tens of millions of dollars of venture capital. Rdio, Vevo and Guvera made the list in 2010. Turntable was on last year's list. In fact, this year's list doesn' ...

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  12. Beyonce Partners With Pepsi for $50 Million Deal

    December 10, 2012 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé is reteaming with Pepsi for a multi-faceted branding deal that will coincide with her performance during the Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show, of which Pepsi is a presenting sponsor. The news of the Pepsi pact was first reported by The New York ...

  13. Beyonce Reunites With Pepsi For $50 Million Multi-Year Ad Campaign, Creative Partnership

    December 10, 2012 12:41 AM EST Beyonce is reteaming with Pepsi for a multi-faceted branding deal that will coincide with her performance during the Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show, of which Pepsi is a presenting sponsor. The news of the Pepsi pact was first reported by The New Yo ...

  14. Watch Cee Lo Talk Musical Gifts: Exclusive

    December 03, 2012 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Cee Lo describes the childhood joys of unwrapping musical presents in this exclusive Give The Gift of Music video clip. With December here and the holidays truly underway, Cee Lo Green is the latest artist to lend his voice to the Give The Gift of M ...

  15. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  16. What's Going On: Lenny Kravitz to Play Marvin Gaye

    November 27, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year. The rocker's publicist Carleen Donovan confirmed the news Tuesday. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, ...

  17. Justin Bieber Booed at Football Halftime Show in Canada

    November 26, 2012 2:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber faced a hostile homecoming during his halftime performance at Canada's football Grey Cup, facing boos and jeers. The Toronto crowd booed Sunday when the 18-year-old pop star's face popped up on the JumboTron screen. They booe ...

  18. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Six, London

    November 20, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. ...

  19. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the ...

  20. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  21. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  22. Avicii Tweaks Live Set, Talks Lenny Kravitz & Paris Hilton

    September 05, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the rise of electronic dance music, it seems like everyone is a DJ these days. While music fans may be into it, the mainstream DJ community hasn't exactly embraced newcomers like Paris Hilton trying their hand behind turntables, as seen by ...

  23. Melissa Victor Gets VP Stripes at Island Def Jam

    August 20, 2012 6:29 PM EDT Melissa Victor, Justin Bieber's longtime press representative, has been promoted to vice president, media and artist relations at Island Def Jam Music Group. Department head and EVP Laura Swanson made the announcement, praising Victor, who al ...

  24. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at t ...

  25. Hooked: Taylor Swift Goes Brunette, Lenny Kravitz Wants to Rival Ralph Lauren

    July 24, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Get hooked and check out a different version of Taylor Swift , find out how to get Madonna's custom red lipstick, see where Lil Wayne is expanding his fashion line, and more. Taylor Swift Goes Brunette for CoverGirl In a new behind-the-scenes v ...

  26. Appeal of Small Venues Drives Midyear Success

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Thanks to performances by newcomers, veterans and other special events, midsize venues enjoyed steady ticket sales during the midyear period. In addition to the top 10 venues recap of 15,001-plus-capacity arenas, Billboard's midyear touring c ...

  27. Universal Music's Concessions Grow in EMI Deal; Sale of Virgin U.K. Looks Likely

    July 17, 2012 11:01 PM EDT The Universal Music Group will take some extra time to prepare and submit its remedies package to the EU Commission, as part of its gambit to win regulatory approval to acquire EMI's recorded-music division. Depending on who you listen to, th ...

  28. From Adele to Gotye to Lumineers: How Triple A Radio Is Breaking Acts

    July 17, 2012 11:35 AM EDT The niche format (whose nickname is shorthand for "adult album alternative") nurtured the top Billboard Hot 100 title of 2011, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." The song spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Triple ...

  29. Triple A Radio Breaking Rookie Stars

    July 17, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A steady stream of hit newcomers is fulfilling the niche rock format's tastemaker potential. Triple A radio is producing some major league hits. The niche format (whose nickname is shorthand for "adult album alternative") nurtured the ...

  30. Universal Music to Submit Divestment Package Within 24 Hours; May Offer to Sell Virgin, EMI Classics in Certain Territories

    July 16, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Within the next 24 hours, the Universal Music Group will submit a package of assets it expects to sell beyond the publishing assets (including the Koch and Brentwood Benson Christian catalogs) already announced earlier this year. According to mult ...

  31. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  32. Rookie Stars Take Over The Triple-A Airwaves

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Triple A radio is producing some major-league hits. The niche format (whose nickname is short for "adult album alternative") fostered the top Billboard Hot 100 title of 2011, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." The song spent 1 ...

  33. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  34. Fader Label Appoints Michael Plen EVP, Tacie Van Liew Marketing Director

    June 12, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Fader Label made an executive level hiring and promoted another staff member to a director position in an effort to continue building the growing label arm of the company, which launched in 2002. Michael Plen was hired as executive vice president, ...

  35. Spectrum Road Not Just a Tribute Act, Taking It To 'The Next Level'

    May 16, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 With two original songs on their upcoming debut album, the members of Spectrum Road are confident it will be more than a one-off supergroup according to bassist Jack Bruce. "It started off as kind of a tribute but entered into a band -- John Me ...

  36. Vintage Trouble's Overseas Strategy Pays Off With 'Bomb Shelter'

    May 15, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an exciting time in the life of the soul/rock band Vintage Trouble . Their new disc, "The Bomb Shelter Sessions," was released in the U.S. on April 24, and they are about to hit the road for tours with the Cranberries and Lenny K ...

  37. Lenny Kravitz Reissues 'Mama Said,' From When His Life Was 'Spinning'

    April 29, 2012 10:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Talks Breakthrough Album, New Music and Being Recognized as 'The Guy in 'The Hunger Games' Creating a new Deluxe Edition of his platinum 1991 sophomore album "Mama Said" -- which comes out June 5 -- sent Lenny Kravitz back t ...

  38. It's Official: Sony-Led Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved by EU

    April 19, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Despite vigorous protests from independent label groups , the Warner Music Group and digerati organizations, the Sony Corporation of America-led consortium's acquisition of EMI Music Publishing sailed through the European regulatory process, ...

  39. 'The Voice' Recap: Juliet Simms Lights It Up, Erin Martin Stumbles

    April 10, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 10,000 hour theory gets frequently quoted when aging rock fans aim to point out that today's music lacks character, skill, instrumental chops -- you name it. The theory contends that to excel at anything, 10,000 hours need to be invested in ...

  40. Bo Bice Preps Christian EP, Talks Sobriety & 'Idol'

    March 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 He's known as one the most soulful acts to ever appear on "American Idol," and Bo Bice continues to showcase his talents to the masses. In Nashville recently for the "Autism Speaks" benefit at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritav ...

  41. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Madonna

    March 02, 2012 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 What goes around comes around when it comes to hit songs' borrowed lyrics. CATCH(Y)PHRASES: Sometimes a song's lyrics lift an unfamiliar expression to pop culture prominence, from R.E.M.'s 1991 hit "Losing My Religion," a So ...

  42. Members of Cream, Living Colour Unite for Album

    February 23, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski & Cindy Blackman Santana's Spectrum Road to Drop Debut, Play Bonnaroo in June A new supergroup is heading to Bonnaroo. The festival will see the summer performance debut of Spectrum Road, a new quartet ...

  43. How Ana Free Became A YouTube Phenom, Topped Charts, Opened For Shakira Without Label or Mgmt

    February 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST Ana Free is a YouTube phenomenon. Her video channe l has recorded 82,000-plus registered subscribers,nearly 3 million channel views, and her videos have more than 31 million views. Without label, manager, booking agent or publisher, this young Ang ...

  44. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  45. Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives Pour In

    February 11, 2012 8:58 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death spread on Saturday night, Twitter quickly filled with tributes from artists and executives who knew, worked with and admired her. Diddy, Mariah Carey, LA Reid, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Russell Simmo ...

  46. Backbeat: Raphael Saadiq Rocks, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Predicts Big Adele Grammy Wins @ Delta Party

    February 10, 2012 12:05 PM EST Getting the party started (from left) Rafael Saadiq, Raquel Davis, Estelle and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meet up at the Getty House for the Delta Air Lines pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Joe Scarnici) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa set th ...

  47. Adele, Lady Gaga Nominated For Germany's ECHO Awards: Lana Del Rey, Gotye To Perform

    February 02, 2012 7:40 AM EST International acts Lady Gaga, Adele, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse are among the nominees for the 2012 German ECHO music awards to be held on March 22 at the Berlin fair ground. The nominees were announced yesterday (Feb. 1) by the German ...

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