1. Michael Bolton Talks Netflix Valentine's Special, Why He Doesn't Need Lovemaking Music & Finding His Humor

    February 08, 2017 6:45 PM EST 0 0 3 It’s not as if Michael Bolton needed a career boost, given that he has sold more than 65 million albums, but when the double Grammy winner collaborated with The Lonely Island for Saturday Night Live ’s digital short “Jack Sparrow” in 2011, it showed ...

  2. Michael Bolton Sets the Mood in Trailer for His 'Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special' on Netflix

    February 07, 2017 3:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Michael Bolton is here to help set the mood for lovers this Valentine’s Day (kinda) with his aptly named Netflix special Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special . Out Tuesday (Feb. 7), Bolton -- also referred to as “The World’s Greatest L ...

  3. Michael Bolton Returns With the Theme Song From 'Fathers & Daughters' Film: Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 23, 2015 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fathers & Daughters , a film about the relationship between a dad and daughter -- played by Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried-- separated through time, features an original track from Michael Bolton on its soundtrack. Bolton’s ballad, which shar ...

  4. 10 Worst National Anthem Performances Ever

    July 02, 2015 12:42 PM EDT Getting booked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a major event is an honor for any artist. Many will try anything -- whether it's fiddling with the arrangement or striving for the glory notes that only five-octave powerhouses ...

  5. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 20 Years Ago, Hootie & The Blowfish Had a 'View' From the Top

    May 25, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1995, the band's breakthrough album hit No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Irene Cara, the Beatles and Lipps, Inc. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. May 25, ...

  6. Watch Michael Bolton Sing a Love-Hate Song to the IRS on 'John Oliver'

    April 13, 2015 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Bolton debuted a new love song last night on John Oliver's HBO show Last Week Tonight  -- but this one had a slightly unusual dedication. Rather than singing to a woman who broke his heart or a paramour he'll never forget, Bolton s ...

  7. Watch Michael Bolton Take Over for 'Michael Bolton' in 'Office Space'

    March 10, 2015 9:17 PM EDT Back in 1999 when Office Space was released, having a character named Michael Bolton was an easy potshot at the AC singer who landed 23 songs on the Hot 100 between 1983 and 1997. Michael Bolton on What 'Jack Sparrow' Has Wrought As he ...

  8. 'Motown the Musical' Feels the Love Back in the Motor City

    October 22, 2014 1:58 AM EDT "The Motown family cannot NOT love each other," Berry Gordy, Jr. recently told Billboard. And there was certainly plenty of love in the room on Tuesday night when Gordy and dozens of Motown alumni -- artists, musicians executives, record ...

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Madonna 'Vogue's To Top Of Hot 100

    May 19, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 2.784 k 73 0 This week in 1990, the Material Girl struck a pose at No. 1. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Adele, Usher and Mariah Carey Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history May ...

  10. Film/TV Briefs: Tunstall to Headline BMI Snow Ball; Fox Docks at Lonely Island; Dr. Luke Taps Film-TV Exec; ‘Live From Daryl’s House’ Returns

    January 13, 2014 4:31 PM EST -- KT Tunstall , film composers Craig Werden and Mark Orton , and Kris Orlowski will perform at BMI’s Snow Ball at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The event will be held Jan. 22 at the Sundance House.   Tunstall’s most recent release is “Invis ...

  11. Michael Bolton Goes on Songwriting Spree With Some 'New Hot Guns'

    December 19, 2013 10:16 AM EST After releasing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A."  earlier this year, Michael Bolton is getting back to original songwriting -- and with some collaborators he says may surprise us.  "I'm writin ...

  12. Backbeat: Grammy Museum Honors Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson

    November 13, 2013 2:01 PM EST Motown legends Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson were the inaugural honorees of the Grammy Museum’s first annual Architects of Sound Awards gala (Nov. 11). Held at the museum and Club Nokia at the L.A. Live complex, the dinner/concert event raised ...

  13. Michael Bolton Talks Memoir, Hits and What 'Jack Sparrow' Has Wrought

    September 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "Word is out," quipped Michael Bolton, "that I might have a sense of humor." The superstar singer who has sold out arenas was speaking Monday night in a much more intimate venue, the 92nd Street Y (92Y) on Manhattan's Uppe ...

  14. Backbeat: Earth, Wind & Fire Makes HSN Debut

    September 03, 2013 2:54 PM EDT “I think we cracked the code on this one.” That's Andy Sheldon , chief creative officer of HSNi and GM of HSN Productions, talking after wrapping production of the Labor Day weekend HSN Live concert (Aug. 30) at Las Vegas’ Venetian Theater ...

  15. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.co ...

  16. Kid Cudi, 'Indicud': Track-by-Track Review

    April 16, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Many were introduced to Kid Cudi as Kanye West’s dedicated hook man. Cudi assisted with writing and vocals on Kanye’s 2008 Auto-Tune detour, "808s & Heartbreak," before signing to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and releasing "Man ...

  17. Kid Cudi Moves Up 'Indicud' Release Date

    April 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Just days after "Indicud" (Republic Records) leaked on the 'net, Kid Cudi decided to move the release date of his album up to April 16. The album was originally set for April 23.     Ok so, INDICUD will be released April 16th now.Ph ...

  18. Kid Cudi Reveals 'Indicud' Album Artwork and Track List

    March 27, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Two weeks after teasing fans with album details during his SXSW Myspace set, Kid Cudi reveals the album artwork and official track list for his third studio album, "Indicud." The artwork and track list hit the 'net as soon as " ...

  19. Exclusive: HSN Partners With Las Vegas' Venetian On Concert Series

    January 25, 2013 9:00 AM EST HSN is taking its Live music division on the road with a Las Vegas residency that it hopes will result in more viewers and raise the profile of the cable shopping channel.  HSN Live is partnering with the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino to host conce ...

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  21. 615 Spotlight: JT Hodges Ready to Launch Debut Album

    August 15, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 JT Hodges is enjoying life right now -- as well he should. The performer is less than a week away from the release of his self-titled debut for Show Dog -- Universal. It's a release that has a lot of people excited for its' diverse collect ...

  22. Video: 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments From 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 8:04 PM EDT "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the biggest musical artists of all time. And whether he was watching the Village People guide the "Bandsta ...

  23. Watch 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments on 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Remembering Dick Clark SLIDESHOW: His Life & Career • Dick Clark Dead at 82 • Ryan Seacrest Reacts "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the bigges ...

  24. Gotye, Military Wives Atop U.K. Charts

    March 19, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used To Know," featuring Kimbra, started a fifth aggregate week atop the U.K. singles chart, the Military Wives moved to the album summit yesterday, Mothering Sunday , with "In My Dreams." The gr ...

  25. Military Wives Top Springsteen on UK Album Charts

    March 19, 2012 7:52 AM EDT As Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Universal Island), featuring Kimbra, started a fifth aggregate week atop the U.K. singles chart, the Military Wives moved to the album summit yesterday, Mothering Sunday, with "In My D ...

  26. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  27. Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

    December 21, 2011 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Rebecca Black was to viral videos in 2011 what Adele was to the music world at large this year: The lady of the hour. Black's "Friday" hit very early in the year and kept the Internet a-chattering throughout 2011. Her fellow viral sta ...

  28. Fun Fun Fun: Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Is Year's Top YouTube Video

    December 21, 2011 9:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Rounding Out Top 3: Michael Bolton's Ode to Jack Sparrow Rebecca Black's infamous "Friday" video has topped all other YouTube videos of 2011 with 180 million views. The site announced its most-viewed clips of the year Tuesday. Th ...

  29. Billboard Hot 100 Celebrates 20 Years of Nielsen Data

    November 30, 2011 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'THE LONG-AWAITED DAY HAS ARRIVED' read the headline in the "Hot 100 Singles Spotlight" column in the Billboard issue dated Nov. 30, 1991. Twenty years ago today, the Billboard Hot 100 transformed from a chart combining ranked ai ...

  30. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  31. Weekly Chart Notes: Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Mumford & Sons

    September 24, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 MOVES LIKE BENNETT: Nevermind that young'un Mick Jagger. Tony Bennett isn't gathering any moss either. As previously reported , while Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a third week at No. ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Romeo Santos

    May 19, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE LOVE OF 'GLORY': As previously reported , Lady Gaga blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 with "The Edge of Glory." The third single from "Born This Way," due Monday (May 23), follows the title cut, which spent ...

  35. Adele Stays Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Glory'-ous Start

    May 18, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 19) on Billboard.com, while Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" soars in at No. 3. "Rolling in the Dee ...

  36. Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hi Gary, I love the new Lonely Island and Michael Bolton "Saturday Night Live" digital short and viral hit, "Jack Sparrow." [ Language in video below not appropriate for all audiences ]. The song got me to thinking about other od ...

  37. The Lonely Island 'Turtleneck and Chain': Track-By-Track Review

    May 10, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by wildly popular "Saturday Night Live" Digital Shorts gone viral, aided by superstar friends like Justin Timberlake and Nicki Minaj , and anchored by a comedy heart-throb: This is how one does comedy songs in the year 2011. On the ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Arcade Fire Duets With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest, Drake Plays Bar Mitzvah

    May 09, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011: Arcade Fire Duet With Cyndi Lauper; The Strokes, Wilco, Lauryn Hill & More In addition to the more traditional jazz artists that dominated ...

  39. Michael Bolton Makes Waves on 'SNL' With Lonely Island's 'Jack Sparrow'

    May 08, 2011 10:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 UK electro-pop songstress Ellie Goulding may have been the musical guest on last night's (May 7) "Saturday Night Live," but Michael Bolton stole the show. Appearing in the SNL Digital Short "Jack Sparrow" alongside the Lonel ...

  40. 29 Black Music Milestones: Ray Charles' 'Georgia' Becomes State Song

    February 12, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 While the song "Georgia On My Mind" had been around for thirty years when Ray Charles -- at the suggestion of his driver -- learned the words and recorded it in 1960, it wasn't until the piano man sang the tune that it became a hit... ...

  41. Bristol Palin Foxtrots to Bruno Mars on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    October 05, 2010 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last night (Oct. 4) the cast members of "Dancing With The Stars" waltzed, sambaed and foxtrotted their way through the third round of competition. The challenge put before all couples for this round of elimination was to tell a story throu ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Kanye Cancels Good Friday, Bieber Makes $300K a Show

    September 30, 2010 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Makes $300K Per Concert Justin Bieber gets paid a minimum of $300,000 per concert, according to recent reports. The lofty sum is double the price of Weezer ($150K) ...

  43. Brandy, Bolton, The Situation Cha-Cha On DWTS

    September 21, 2010 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reality stars, musicians, actors, athletes and even a politician's daughter put it all out on the ballroom dance floor last night (Sept. 20) for the season 11 premiere of ABC's hit dancing competition, "Dancing With The Stars." C ...

  44. Brandy, Michael Bolton Join 'Dancing with the Stars'

    August 31, 2010 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 B randy and Michael Bolton are among the celebrities hitting the ballroom dance floor on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC announced today (Aug. 31). The R&B singer and old-school crooner will face off against such names ...

  45. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists o ...

  46. Lady Gaga and I 'Hit It Off,' Says Michael Bolton

    July 30, 2010 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga hearts Michael Bolton ? That's apparently the case -- and how the two came to collaborate on "Murder My Heart," a track on Bolton's latest album, "One World One Love." At the time, of course, Bolton didn' ...

  47. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1990

    February 09, 2010 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'FOREVER' MORE: Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul truly was an American idol, leading both the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Billboard 200 album chart. In the Billboard issue dated Feb. 10, 1990, Abdul spent a second of 10 ...

  48. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Janet, Reba

    December 24, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: A new decade brings a new No. 1 to the Billboard Hot 100, as rookie Ke$ha rises 2-1 with "TiK Tok." The 22-year-old, born Kesha Rose Sebert, is the first solo female to ascend to the summit with a maiden chart entry ...

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