1. Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Lands At No. 1 in U.K.

    March 23, 2015 4:26 AM EDT Rapper Kendrick Lamar has scored his first U.K. No. 1 album, after To Pimp A Butterfly  (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal) finished the week just ahead of Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour  (Capitol/Universal). Lay Me Dow n (Capitol/Universal/ Columbi ...

  2. Eric Clapton Records JJ Cale Tribute Album With Tom Petty, Willie Nelson & More

    April 30, 2014 2:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 A year after Cale's death, Clapton pays tribute to one of his greatest influences Legendary guitarist JJ Cale is best known for pioneering the Tulsa Sound and writing two songs ("After Midnight" and "Cocaine") that Eric Clap ...

  3. How Phil Everly Proved 'The People Writing the Articles Who Hated The Music' Wrong: A Remembrance

    January 05, 2014 9:00 AM EST The setting was the rooftop of the Henry Fonda Theater, the event a tribute to Buddy Holly. Phil Everly was among the guests. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The ...

  4. Chart Moves: Album Sales Hit New Low; Madonna's 'MDNA World Tour' Debuts; Earth, Wind & Fire Reaches Chart High

    September 20, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Keith Urban beat out the Weeknd for the No. 1 slot by less than 3,000 copies. Urban's "Fuse" debuted at No. 1 with 98,000 copies, while the Weeknd's "Kiss Land" started w ...

  5. Diarmuid Quinn, Former Top Exec at Warner Bros & Reprise, Joins Kobalt Label Services

    September 18, 2013 5:44 AM EDT Veteran music biz executive Diarmuid Quinn has joined Kobalt Label Services (KLS) in the role as president, North America. Quinn’s tasks include leading and staffing-up Kobalt’s expanding label services operations in the U.S., signing artists fo ...

  6. Mark Knopfler Signs Worldwide Deal with Universal Music

    July 09, 2013 12:24 PM EDT Universal Music Group announced a worldwide deal with singer/songwriter Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame. Knopfler, who was previously signed to Warner Brother Records for 35 years, will release his forthcoming album, "Privateering," ...

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  8. Justin Bieber Nabs Third Hot Tours No. 1, Phish at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 6:14 PM EST Pop star Justin Bieber makes his third appearance at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours recap since launching the North American leg of the Believe Tour in late-September. This week's chart-topping performance is based on $11.8 million in reported ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth ...

  11. Vaccines Top UK Album Chart, Ne-Yo Has No. 1 Single

    September 10, 2012 8:52 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as R&B luminary Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To L ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Mike Smith Named Mercury UK President of Music

    July 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Mike Smith, the former managing director of Columbia Records U.K., has been appointed president of music at Mercury Records U.K. Reporting to Mercury Records U.K. President Jason ILey, Smith takes up his new role September 10, having stepped down ...

  14. Jimmy Buffett To Record New Album This Year

    May 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm happy with the material 'cause I've been working at it for a while," Buffett says Jimmy Buffett says he has tunes to the left and tunes to the right as he eyeballs his next studio album. Buffett tells Billboard.com that ...

  15. Adele, PJ Harvey, Lana Del Rey Win at 57th Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2012 2:54 PM EDT British hit machine Adele continued to roll in the accolades when she collected two awards today (May 17) at the 57th Ivor Novello Awards, which recognizes the best songwriters and composers in the U.K. and Ireland. Adele won two, for Songwriter o ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM 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 ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 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 ...

  18. Thomas Dolby Enlists Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Imgoen Heap For New Album

    May 06, 2010 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Thomas Dolby is "a good halfway through" his first new album in nearly 20 years, and he plans to have the first music from it out in June -- for his online fan club, at least. Dolby tells Billboard.com that the "A Map of the Floating ...

  19. Madonna's Second Week Atop Euro Chart

    October 08, 2009 8:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard's pan-European sales chart leaders continue their runs, with Madonna 's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) starting a second week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta ...

  20. Madonna's 'Celebration' Tops Euro Chart

    October 02, 2009 7:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna 's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse 's " The Resistance " (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot ...

  21. Muse Debuts At Top Of Euro Chart

    September 25, 2009 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 British rock band Muse goes straight to No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums with its fifth album " The Resistance " (Helium 3/Warner Music). David Guetta 's "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI), featuring Ako ...

  22. No Resistance To Muse On Euro Chart

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British rock band Muse goes straight to No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums with its fifth album "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music). David Guetta's "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI), featuring Akon ...

  23. Mark Knopfler Hopes To 'Get Lucky' With New Album, Tour

    September 01, 2009 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his sixth solo studio album, "Get Lucky," coming Sept. 15, Mark Knopfler is plotting out tour plans for 2010. "It'll be four, five months," he tells Billboard.com. "Springtime -- April, May -- in the U.S., and June ...

  24. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora R ...

  25. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonn ...

  26. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung f ...

  27. CSN, Knopfler Lead 2008 Summerstage Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, Los Lobos, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Battles are among the acts set to perform at this year's Central Park SummerStage concert ser Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mark Knopfler, L ...

  28. Blunt Scores European Chart Triple

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt completes a notable triple on Billboard's pan-European charts, debuting atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls." He also starts a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  29. Kingston, Blunt Rule On U.K. Charts

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) bagged a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart, there was an instant No. 1 on the album survey for James Blunt's "All the Lost Souls" (Cust As Sean Kingston&# ...

  30. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora R ...

  31. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonn ...

  32. Knopfler Seeing 'Crimson' On New Album

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Knopfler will release his next solo album, "Kill To Get Crimson," Sept. 17 internationally and a day later in North America. The 12-track set began to take shape last year and was put to tape in Mark Knopfler will release his next sol ...

  33. 07OnTV

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 26 "Sting: Songs From the Labyrinth," PBS Featured Artist(s): Sting (also scheduled: Edin Karamazov). "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s) ...

  34. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided ...

  35. Live CD, DVD Chronicles Knopfler/Harris Gig

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' June 28 performance at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre is the subject of "Real Live Roadrunning," a CD/DVD set due Nov. 14 via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' June 2 ...

  36. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street.<br clear 2005 - A fan-run museum ...

  37. Buffett Braves 'Weather' On New Album

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Perennial Parrothead Jimmy Buffett will release his 32nd record, "Take the Weather With You," Oct. 10 on RCA Records. Perennial Parrothead Jimmy Buffett will release his 32nd record, "Take the Weather With You," Oct. 10 on RCA Re ...

  38. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce enlists a quintet of top producers for her sophomore "B-Day" celebration, Audioslave unveils album number three and Hem overcomes adversity in this week's Hot Product. A retrospective from the newly reformed Alice In Chains, & ...

  39. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ...

  40. Dulcimer Virtuoso Schnaufer Dies

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musician was 53. David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, died yesterday (Aug. 23) in Nashville of cancer. He was 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer playing to new promi ...

  41. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicate ...

  42. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Representatives from the National Organization for Women's (NOW) New York chapter demonstrate outside the office of Woodstock '99 promoter/producer John Scher to protest the violence aga 2004 - African author, com ...

  43. Colvin Stretches Beyond 'Four Walls'

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Nonesuch. Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Non ...

  44. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / June 22, 2006 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The rise of genre crossing collaborations has taken two different roads: the rather painful, corporate-forced route that yields Jay-Z and Linkin Park, or the tribute route, which is marked by a pairin The rise of genre crossing collaborations has ta ...

  45. White Drafts Clapton, Knopfler For New Album

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Southern singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted the help of friends like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Michael McDonald for his new album, "Uncovered." Southern singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted the help of friends lik ...

  46. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F ...

  47. Snow Patrol, Gnarls Barkley Rule U.K. Charts

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor), the follow-up to its breakthrough 2003 set "Final Straw," went straight to No. 1 yesterday (May 7) on the new British album chart. Last week's No. 1 album, Snow Patrol's ...

  48. Chart Beat

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's huge leap to No. 1 puts her name high on the Hot 100's big jump list, plus news about Nick Lachey, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. SAVE OUR SINGLES: If Rihanna was disappointed that her first Billboard Hot 100 single, "Pon ...

  49. Godsmack Earns Second No. 1 With 'IV'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the second straight week, the top three debuts on The Billboard 200 are by rock acts, but this week, they land on the chart's top three positions. Leading the charge is Godsmack's "IV" (Universal) For the second straight week ...

  50. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday with a No. 1 single and chart-topping album. The duo of former Goodie Mob principal Cee-Lo and artist/producer Danger Mouse sa Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U. ...

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