1. Jimmy Iovine, Oprah Winfrey, Others Beat by Steve Ballmer's $2B Clippers Bid

    May 30, 2014 9:44 AM EDT Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion, beating out a set of bidders that included Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, GuggenheimPartners* principals, co-founder Mark Walter and pr ...

  2. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Robert Kraft Returns to Performing; Arsenio Hall Lines Up Guests; James Brown Biopic Set

    September 04, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Robert Kraft , the former president of music at Fox who put his music career on hold for more than two decades, is returning to the stage for two shows, one in New York and one in L.A. Kraft will perform at Joe's Pub on Oct. 30 and Largo at ...

  3. Backbeat: Jay-Z Wows A Sold Out Barclays Center On Opening Night

    September 29, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Barclays Center looms over Brooklyn. (Photo: Steven J. Horowitz) Jay-Z doesn't just put on shows -- he stages events. After invading Philadelphia last month for his first annual "Made in America" festival, Hov returned to his na ...

  4. Steve Rifkind Signs Deal To Help Promote New American Basketball League

    September 05, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Steve Rifkind, the label head who founded Loud Records before selling it to Sony and creating SRC Records, has signed a partnership deal with the brand new American Basketball League, the U.S.'s first professional league with international FI ...

  5. Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Diddy's Documentary, 'IBIZA'

    August 22, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I started coming to Ibiza like 15 years ago, it changed my life," Diddy says in the beginning in the trailer for his documentary, "IBIZA." "IBIZA" is the first cinematic visual in association with Revolt. The 1:25-min ...

  6. Elton John Calls for 'Compassion' at AIDS Conference

    July 24, 2012 7:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John says he should be dead because of his self-destructive lifestyle decades ago. "By all rights, I shouldn't be here today," he told the International AIDS conference on Monday. But, he said, people including strangers showed ...

  7. Photos: Usher Honors Rico Love; Melanie Fiona Raises the Roof; Jacob Luttrell, EMI Win Big at SESAC Awards

    May 11, 2012 5:08 PM EDT The winners: From left: SESAC song of the year winner for "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" sung by Enrique Iglesias Jacob Luttrell; inspiration award winner Bryan-Michael Cox; Usher; songwriter of he year Rico Love. (Photo: Shawn Ehl ...

  8. NBA Jams: 10 Slammin' Songs For The All-Star Game

    February 26, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 While fans get ready to watch Kobe, LeBron, Dwight and CP3 in Orlando, Billboard.com is offering its own stellar basketball collection: 10 basketball-themed songs and music videos that will fire up any hoops diehard. From Michael Jackson's b-ba ...

  9. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, is teaming up with Sean " Diddy " Combs to distribute his own network. Comcast will also distribute networks owned NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Ho ...

  10. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 11:26 AM EST Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, will distribute networks owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez. The announcement came Tu ...

  11. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary to Hit Theaters Starting July 8

    April 26, 2011 10:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest , "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New York ...

  12. R&B Singer Avant Delivers His 'Thoughts' on New Label

    November 07, 2010 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A vant 's new album, "The Letter," delivers yet another batch of the soft-edged R&B he's been known for since his 2000 debut, "My Thoughts." But following the singer's lengthy stint on Magic Johnson's MCA/ ...

  13. Public Enemy's 'Fear Of A Black Planet' Track-By-Track

    March 13, 2010 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Public Enemy's Chuck D. tells the story behind the songs on 1990's smash 'Fear of a Black Planet.' Read, listen and learn. Excerpted from Chuck D's "Lyrics Of A Rap Revolutionary." Used with Permission of the Autho ...

  14. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red H ...

  15. Michael Jackson Memorial Speakers, Performers Announced

    July 06, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey , Jennifer Hudson , John Mayer , Lionel Richie , Smokey Robinson , Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Billboard ...

  16. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the s ...

  17. Part 2: Jay-Z Talks Exit Rumors, Grammys, 360 Deals

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Part two of Billboard's conversation with Def Jam president Jay-Z. Continued from previous page : It sounds like THE party to be at will be Dec. 30 in Las Vegas when you launch another 40/40 Club in The Palazzo. I'm very excited about that ...

  18. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the s ...

  19. 39OnTV

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 25 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured Artist(s): Cheap Trick. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Matthew ...

  20. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahi ...

  21. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Indian students stage a Peace Festival in Mumbai for the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing to protest their country's recent nuclear weapons testing. Peace Together 98, on the campus 2004 - Funk legend Rick James is ...

  23. Billboard Bits: The Who, $2 Bill Concert, Hawkins

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on The Who, $2 Bill Concert, Hawkins Veteran U.K. rock act the Who will stage its only planned U.S. performance of the year June 13 at Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity dinner at New York's Gotham Hall. Jon Bon Jovi will be among ...

  24. Eclectic Artists Cheer Disney's 'World'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rooted in the notion of positive musical messages for children, Walt Disney Records has assembled "A World of Happiness." Similar to the 1972 Marlo Thomas & Friends release "Free To Be You & M Rooted in the notion of positive ...

  25. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and 2002 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallaghe ...

  26. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 16-22, 2003. Warm weather! Fresh air! Who needs it? The cool glow of the television is all we need, especially when there's a plethora of music to tune in, sit down, a ...

  27. Billboard Bits: 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'Grease,' Joe Henry, Magic Johnson Hoping "Grease" lightning can strike a third time, Paramount Pictures is drawing up plans for "Grease 3," a continuation of the hit musical franchise. The plan is to set the la ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of ...

  29. Rap Lawsuit Alleges Privacy Invasion

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five current and former Detroit officials have sued rapper Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) and others involved in the production of a DVD, saying their privacy was invaded. Defendants in the lawsuit, Five current and former Detroit officials have s ...

  30. Dion's 'New Day' Debuts On Top

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Celine Dion scores her first No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with "A New Day Has Come." The Epic set storms to the top of the chart on the strength of 527,000 copies sold in its first week, Celine Dion scores her first No. 1 deb ...

  31. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert tonight (Sept. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The first of two heavily hyped concerts (the It's hard to find a cel ...