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. Meghan Trainor Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 02, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Fueled by the success of 'All About That Bass,' Trainor travels 3-1 on the tally. Plus, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett enter in the top 20. Meghan Trainor takes over as the top artist in the U.S., rising 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart ...

  3. Leonard Cohen Says Touring Has 'Improved My Mood Considerably'

    September 19, 2014 10:47 AM EDT The late afternoon isn't the most appropriate hour to visit the rainy, alley-bound and lovelorn world of Leonard Cohen -- but if the man is going to show up, then to the venue you go. Here, the occasion was a listening party for Cohen's ...

  4. Leonard Cohen on Collaborating with Madonna Collaborator Patrick Leonard for Upcoming 'Popular Problems'

    September 11, 2014 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The keyboardist-producer who helped shape Madonna 's work in the late 1980s has given Leonard Cohen 's new album Popular Problems a consistently bluesy tone full of keyboards, horn sections and an occasional solo violin. Patrick Leonard , ...

  5. Irish Singing Priest's 'Hallelujah' Video Goes Viral: Watch

    April 10, 2014 4:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Father's got talent. An Irish priest has become a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at their wedding. Video of the Rev. Ray Kelly's alt ...

  6. Roger Waters Passes Madonna for Solo Boxscore Record with $459M Wall Live Tour

    October 04, 2013 7:14 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters sets the solo artist Boxscore record with totals submitted from the final leg of the Wall Live tour, which also place him at No. 1 on our weekly ranking of Hot Tours. With $81.3 million in ticket sales reported for the f ...

  7. k.d. lang To Hit Broadway for 'After Midnight'

    September 12, 2013 11:17 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side - on Broadway. The Canadian singer-songwriter will take over from Fantasia Barrino as the second st ...

  8. Leonard Cohen Changes U.K. Concert Date for Religious Reasons

    July 03, 2013 5:50 AM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has rescheduled one of his British tour dates at the U.K.'s 02 venue for religious reasons. The 78-year-old performer's request to reschedule meant O2 owners AEG had to issue an apology to fans f ...

  9. Leonard Cohen Changes U.K. Concert Date for Religious Reasons

    July 03, 2013 5:40 AM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has rescheduled one of his British tour dates at the U.K.'s 02 venue for religious reasons. The 78-year-old performer's request to reschedule meant O2 owners AEG had to issue an apology to fans ...

  10. Taylor Swift Leads The Pack on Hot Tours

    May 17, 2013 5:37 PM EDT Taylor Swift is tops among the weekly tally of Hot Tours, leading the pack with $15.7 million in ticket sales revenue from 11 recent performances on her Red Tour. Included is the first stadium date on the North American tour leg that launched ba ...

  11. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big At Canada's Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 6:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous da ...

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big at Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous day ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Weeknd, Grimes Among 2013 Juno Award Winners

    April 21, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Rush, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric and The Weeknd were among the winners at the 2013 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards in Regina, Sask., last night (April 20), during a private, untelevised, non-webcast evening attended by 1,150 members o ...

  14. Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead List of JUNO Nominees

    February 19, 2013 12:56 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen tops the lists of nominees for the 2013 JUNO Awards, to be held over two nights in Regina, SK, with the gala dinner April 20 and televised show on the 21st, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced at ...

  15. Juno Awards 2013: Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead Nominees

    February 19, 2013 12:35 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen will go head-to-head against Justin Bieber in four major categories at this year's Juno Awards, taking place April 21 at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. The "Call Me Maybe" singer and Bieber, whose tweets ...

  16. Adele, Gotye Top SoundScan Year-End Charts in Canada

    January 11, 2013 6:26 PM EST The year-end sales and airplay data from Nielsen Soundscan Canada for 2012 (the 52-week period Jan. 2 to Dec. 30) finds Adele sitting at No. 1 for 2012's top-selling albums for "21." Joining Adele - whose album sold 457,000 units - ...

  17. Hot Tours: Madonna Tops Lady Gaga in First Tally of 2013

    January 08, 2013 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna scores the top ranking on the first Hot Tours tally of 2013 with $51.9 million in box office revenue from six of the final dates on her MDNA Tour that wrapped on December 22. The first of the six venues included in this week's Hot Tours ...

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  19. Judy Collins, 73, Has Projects Planned Through 2016

    November 08, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The veteran artist is currently promoting her new book "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music." Even as she surveys her past in the new book "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music," Judy Collins is planning her future, with pro ...

  20. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  21. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  22. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  23. Rufus Wainwright to Marry Partner Jorn Weisbrodt

    August 20, 2012 8:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rufus Wainwright will marry his longtime partner, Jorn Weisbrodt, this week in Montauk, N.Y., the singer-songwriter confirms to THR. The couple appeared happy and relaxed on Sunday as they mingled with guests at THR's "Hollywood in the Ham ...

  24. Drake, Grimes, Feist Among Polaris Music Prize Best Album Nominees

    June 14, 2012 3:22 PM EDT As Toronto has been buzzing with performances by 780 bands throughout the city for North By Northeast (NXNE), on the quieter west coast, for the first time in the Polaris Music Award's seven-year history, the 2012 Long List was announced live ...

  25. Madonna Kicks Off World Tour in Israel

    May 31, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Madonna's stage being erected at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv (Photo: Via Madonna's Facebook Page) JERUSALEM (AP) -- Pop music star Madonna treated tens of thousands of ecstatic fans in Israel to the inaugural show of her "MDNA&quo ...

  26. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  27. Summer Music Preview: Showstopping Tours

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 Miranda Lambert tour: On Fire Booking Agent: Joey Lee, ­William Morris Endeavor Dates: June 1-Sept. 7 Country has developed a wealth of new headliners during the past decade. But most of these newer acts are either male (Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric ...

  28. Summer Music Preview: Concert Biz Comeback

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Whether you're a stakeholder in the touring industry or just an enthusiastic concert fan, the list of acts touring in 2012 looks very good on paper. Ultimately, however, the only paper that matters on the business end of things is the green stuff ...

  29. AEG Live Predicting Big Sales for Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez/Enrique Iglesias, 'American Idol' Tours

    May 16, 2012 11:38 AM EDT AEG LIVE President/CEO Randy Phillips says his company is looking at a strong year, based on tours already on sale and those teed up for later in the year. AEG Live tours for 2012 include Enrique Iglesias with Jennifer Lopez, and Wisin & Yande ...

  30. Leonard Cohen Announces Fall Tour of North America

    May 03, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen's coming back. The 77-year-old singer-songwriter will launch the North American leg of his "Old Ideas" world tour with a Halloween show in Austin. The 20-date jaunt announced Thursday runs through Dec. 20 and ...

  31. Leonard Cohen's Ex-Manager Guilty of Harassment

    April 13, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A jury convicted Leonard Cohen's former business manager Thursday of harassing the singer-songwriter and repeatedly violating a court order to stop contacting him. The panel reached its verdict within hours of receiving the case that featured C ...

  32. Leonard Cohen's Former Business Manager Convicted of Harassment

    April 13, 2012 7:11 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury convicted Leonard Cohen's former business manager Thursday of harassing the singer-songwriter and repeatedly violating a court order to stop contacting him. The panel reached its verdict within hours of receiving th ...

  33. Donovan Q&A: Catching Up With a Folk Rock Superman

    April 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the three months since Donovan received the news that he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , he has stepped up his activity in front of the film, TV and music industries. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival, made numerou ...

  34. Michael Jackson Song Files Stolen by Hackers, Sony Confirms

    March 05, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hackers have stolen more than 50,000 music files from Sony Music, including Michael Jackson 's entire back catalog and a large number of unreleased songs from the late King of Pop. According to British newspaper The Sunday Times, the theft took ...

  35. Michael Jackson's Unreleased Tracks Among 50,000 Songs Stolen From Sony By Hackers

    March 05, 2012 6:58 AM EST Hackers have reportedly stolen more than 50,000 music files from Sony Music, including Michael Jackson's entire back catalog and a large number of unreleased songs from the late King of Pop. According to British newspaper The Sunday Times, th ...

  36. Album Reviews: Mitch Ryder, Sharon Van Etten, Dierks Bentley And More

    February 17, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 R&B Mitch Ryder The Promise Producer: Don Was Label: Michigan Broadcasting Corp. Release Date: Feb. 14 It's been nearly 30 years since Mitch Ryder's last U.S. album, but he's hardly been a sleeping dog since that John Mellencamp-pro ...

  37. Chart Moves: Madonna's Sales Surge; Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-ful Impact, fun.'s 'We Are Young' Climbs

    February 10, 2012 7:32 AM EST The Billboard 200: While Adele's "21" spends an incredible 19th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" debuts at No. 2 on the chart. Right behind Del Rey, perhaps shockingly, is veteran singe ...

  38. Lana Del Rey Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Much talked-about singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey makes her expected arrival at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Born To Die," selling 77,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the highest entry for a female artis ...

  39. Lana Del Rey Debuts At No. 2, Adele Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Much talked-about singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey makes her expected arrival at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "Born to Die," selling 77,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the highest entry for a female artist's f ...

  40. Lana Del Rey 'Born' Atop U.K. Album Chart

    February 06, 2012 8:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Also: Leonard Cohen's 'Old Ideas' Debuts at No. 2 The meteoric worldwide success of Lana Del Rey's debut album "Born To Die" extended to the U.K. on Sunday (Feb. 5), when it debuted at No. 1 with sales of 117,000, more ...

  41. Lana Del Rey and Leonard Cohen: Billboard Top 10 Bound

    February 03, 2012 8:58 PM EST Lana Del Rey's major label full-length debut album, "Born to Die," is off to a fast start. Industry sources say that the set may sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5. That should eas ...

  42. Lana Del Rey & Leonard Cohen: Billboard Top 10 Bound

    February 03, 2012 8:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Lana Del Rey's major label full-length debut album, "Born to Die," is off to a fast start. Industry sources say that the set may sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5. That should easil ...

  43. Lana Del Rey Aiming for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 01, 2012 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Lana Del Rey's just-released "Born To Die" album is on track to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set will perhaps sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5 -- so say ...

  44. Lana Del Rey Aiming for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Album Chart

    February 01, 2012 12:58 PM EST Lana Del Rey's just-released Born To Die album is on track to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set will perhaps sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5 -- so say industry ...

  45. Scott Weiland Honors 'The Golden Era' on Christmas Album

    November 01, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bing Crosby , Burl Ives , Jose Feliciano and... Scott Weiland? OK, the Stone Temple Pilots frontman may not be the first name you think of when it comes to Christmas music, but with the release of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Wei ...

  46. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto': Track-By-Track Review

    October 20, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slowly but surely, Coldplay have become the masters of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. Haters be damned, Coldplay's semi-experimental approach to arena anthems (under Brian Eno 's tutelage, of course) has made them ...

  47. Emmys: Lonely Island Deliver Bolton & Body Doubles

    September 19, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island bros added a touch of silliness to an otherwise civilized and humble (oh, Charlie Sheen) Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday night. Betwixt "Modern Family" and "Downton Abbey" (Masterpiece Theater is st ...

  48. The Decemberists Will 'Be On the Back Burner' After Tour Wraps, Says Bassist

    August 04, 2011 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Decemberists still plan to go on "a really long break" and open-ended hiatus after it finishes touring to promote its latest album, "The King is Dead." But the group does not intend it to be the cataclysmic split that some fa ...

  49. Billboard Bits: 'Idol' Creator Sues Fox, Paul McCartney 9/11 Doc To Air on Showtime

    July 20, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'American Idol' Creator Sues Fox TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today, as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming ...

  50. Patrick Wolf Q&A: On 'Lupercalia' Inspiration, Getting Engaged & More

    June 19, 2011 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 English multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Patrick Wolf started his career nearly 10 years ago, releasing a pair of critically acclaimed albums on indie label Tomlab before moving to Universal for third set "The Magic Positio ...

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