1. Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight Head to 'After Midnight' on Broadway

    April 30, 2014 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated "After Midnight." Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club say Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as s ...

  2. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy ...

  3. Latin Grammys 2013: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 22, 2013 1:30 AM EST The Latin Grammy green carpet was canceled, but there was plenty of action behind the scenes. We were inside the Mandalay Bay Center (Nov. 21) with a front row to the stars, the music and all the things that did not make the live broadcast. More La ...

  4. What to Expect at Tonight's Latin Grammy Awards: Pop Music

    November 21, 2013 3:30 PM EST At tonight's Latin Grammys, to be broadcast live on Univision from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, you can expect pop music in various forms to make a strong showing with many familiar faces in the running including Colombian si ...

  5. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa, Carlos Vives Among Latin Grammy Nominees

    September 25, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Pop music in various forms made a strong showing this year in the Latin Grammy nominations with familiar faces in the running including Colombian singer Carlos Vives, a leading contender with five nominations; Spanish star Alejandro Sanz and Me ...

  6. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washingto ...

  7. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  8. Natalie Cole at the Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    August 19, 2013 5:08 PM EDT   Natalie Cole's hometown concert at the Hollywood Bowl came as her first Spanish-language album, "Natalie Cole en Español," marked seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums chart. The album is No. 6 this week on Top ...

  9. Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole Top Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Reaching nine weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, Marc Anthony's "Vivir Mi Vida" sets the decade's record for a salsa song at No. 1. The group Son By Four holds the overall record for the 20-week run of the ...

  10. Natalie Cole Releases Spanish-Language Album

    July 01, 2013 2:43 AM EDT It's been four years since Natalie Cole received a kidney from a Salvadorian donor, and the singer says it not only connected her to Hispanic culture, it has given her the strength to record her first post-operation album — totally in Spanish ...

  11. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and More to Headline Latin Songwriters Gala

    March 11, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will t ...

  12. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

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  14. Internet Royalties Showdown in Washington Wednesday: What to Expect

    November 27, 2012 6:01 PM EST Major stakeholders are expected to make their case on Wednesday in a Congressional hearing that will set the stage for what is likely to be a long battle over Internet radio royalty rates. At stake are hundreds of millions of dollars in fees paid ...

  15. Caetano Veloso Honored as Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

    November 15, 2012 10:28 AM EST Caetano Veloso, the fabled musician, writer, filmmaker, all-around intellectual and founder of Tropicalia, the revolutionary Brazilian cultural movement, was feted as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year with an all-star tribute N ...

  16. Backbeat: Mickael Carreira Hits Miami Studio With Rudy Perez For Spanish Language Album

    November 02, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Mickael Carreria (left) with producer Rudy Perez in Perez's Miami Beach studio. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Portuguese pop star Mickael Carreira turned to two Latin producers- Rudy Pérez (Cristina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Luis Fonsi) and Julio Reyes C ...

  17. Jeff Castelaz Named President of Elektra Records

    October 04, 2012 11:37 AM EDT Jeff Castelaz was today named President of Elektra Records, which operates under the Atlantic Records Group where he will oversee all areas of Elektra's activities, both working with existing signings and developing new talent. Castelaz will ...

  18. Rod Stewart Returns to HSN for First Holiday Album

    September 17, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two years ago, Rod Stewart smashed previous figures at HSN with his exclusive debut of "Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook: Volume V," moving more than 25,000 units during his hour-long performance and sales pitch, according ...

  19. Maria Cole, Jazz Singer and Widow of Nat 'King' Cole, Dies at 89

    July 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Maria Cole, the widow of Nat "King" Cole, the mother of Natalie Cole and a singer in Duke Ellington's band in the mid-1940s, died Tuesday of cancer in Boca Raton, Fla. She was 89. The Coles were wed in Harlem on Easter Sunday in 194 ...

  20. Five Decades Of Grammy Hits

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 Even by the exalted standards he shares with other high-achieving record makers, Al Schmitt has a stunningly diverse discography. In a career spanning five decades, Schmitt has worked with such icons as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Sam C ...

  21. Backbeat: Dionne Warwick Celebrates 50-Year Career At Grammy Museum With Clive Davis, Neil Portnow, More

    March 28, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Dionne Warwick shares a laugh with Clive Davis onstage at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum. Save for a reference during a brief remark from Davis about legendary singers and a clip showing Whitney Houston singing "That's ...

  22. How Lionel Richie Sold Nearly 20,000 Albums in an Hour on Home Shopping Network

    March 20, 2012 5:15 PM EDT As expected, Lionel Richie hit the upper limit of what the company projected he would do from the hour-long live performance broadcast by the Home Shopping Network on March 16. While Universal Music Group executives privately said they expected &q ...

  23. How Celine Dion's Performance at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Changed the Festival's Future

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST Celine Dion performing at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, her only performance outside her record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -- In her only ...

  24. Adele's Big Night: Where It Ranks in Grammy History

    February 13, 2012 1:53 AM EST Adele backstage at the Grammmy Awards holding her six trophies (Getty Images) Adele's big night at the Grammys doesn't set any new records, but it does enroll the British singer in an elite club of triple-crown winners for the Recording ...

  25. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  26. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dyl ...

  27. Ray Charles Foundation, Concord End Association

    January 09, 2012 10:49 AM EST Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin has announced today (Jan. 6) that the foundation has ended its association with the Concord Music Group. The entire music catalog of the late singer, who died in 2004, has reverted to the foundation. ...

  28. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend A ...

  29. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chica ...

  30. Tony Bennett Expects Lady Gaga to Be 'As Big as Elvis'

    August 17, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As he prepares for the Sept. 20 release of his "Duets II" album, Tony Bennett promises "this will be the last one." But didn't he say that when he released the original "Duets: An American Classic" in 2006? "W ...

  31. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Mo ...

  32. What More Could The Music Industry Have Done To Save Amy Winehouse?

    July 27, 2011 7:40 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Most entertainers prepare for a concert tour with rehearsals. For Amy Winehouse, it was rehab. Just before her disastrous European tour last month, the infamously addicted singer entered a rehabilitation center on doctor's ord ...

  33. Y'Anna Crawley: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Y'Anna Crawley Genre: Christian After years singing backup for artists like Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole, Washington, D.C., native Y'Anna Crawley won the second season of BET's gospel competition "Sunday Best." Her debut ...

  34. Web Trends: Slacker Radio, Natalie Cole, Lloyd Banks and more

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4PM): 2. Slacker Radio Slacker Radio is a mobile music app that will com pre-installed on the new Samsung Galaxy Tablet. 11. Natalie Cole Natalie Cole’s second memoir, "Love Brought Me Back: A Journey of Loss and Gain,&qu ...

  35. Natalie Cole Named ELLA Award Honoree

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Cole will be this year's ELLA Award honoree at the Society of Singers' annual ceremony June 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Cole joins such previous ELLA Award recipients as namesake Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Cel ...

  36. Chart Beat Thursday: A Madge-ical Week For 'Glee'

    April 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 NEW DIRECTIONS: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 18, 1989, Madonna 's "Like a Prayer" soared in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 38. 21 years, one month and three weeks later, the song makes its second Hot 100 appearance, again as the ...

  37. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I ...

  38. Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah Play White House Concert

    February 10, 2010 10:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat in the East Room of his White House and listened to an all-star lineup of performers pay tribute to the music that he s ...

  39. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." ...

  40. Grammy Winners On The Charts

    February 02, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Highlighted by Lady Gaga 's show-opening duet with Elton John , Beyonce 's cover of Alanis Morissette 's "You Oughta Know" and Pink taking her acrobatic act previously performed on last year's MTV Music Video Awards to ...

  41. Quincy Jones Gathers Stars For 'We Are The World' Haiti Session

    February 01, 2010 10:15 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 75 mega-stars gathered Monday to re-record the 1985 charity anthem "We are the World" in the same Hollywood recording studio where the original was cut 25 years ago. Pink , Celine Dion , Natalie Cole , the Jonas Brothers , Kanye ...

  42. Billboard Bits: AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Weird Al, Devo, ABBA And More

    January 26, 2010 5:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. AC/DC still hasn't released a greatest hits collection, but the upcoming soundtrack for the "Iron Man 2" film is pretty much the next best ...

  43. Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti

    January 21, 2010 8:31 AM EST 0 0 0 Q uincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." The timing couldn't be better, sadly enough. The duo is summoning lots and lots of talent from Grammy weekend to stay an extra ...

  44. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Scrapped

    December 18, 2009 3:36 PM EST 0 0 0 A Michael Jackson tribute concert which was scrapped in Vienna and moved to London after top acts dropped out has been canceled after the event's organizer closed down, the company's liquidator said on Friday. Organizers, led by Michael� ...

  45. Chart Beat Wednesday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones

    October 21, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 'THIS' LOVE: " This Is It ," by Michael Jackson featuring the Jacksons , soars onto the Adult Contemporary airplay chart at No. 19. The song blasts in following its initial week at radio. "This Is It" returns the Jackso ...

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