1. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthe ...

  2. David Braun, Renowned Music Lawyer and Former PolyGram CEO, Dies at 81

    January 29, 2013 4:25 PM EST David Braun, a prominent music lawyer who represented such superstars as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, George Harrison and Michael Jackson, died Wednesday in Santa Barbara after a long illness. He was 81. Among his survivors is his son Lloyd Braun, th ...

  3. Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title

    December 24, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cover of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' Includes Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won on Sunday (Dec. 23) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 19 ...

  4. Justice Collective Wins UK's Xmas Single Title; Emeli Sande Has Top Album, 2012's Best Seller

    December 24, 2012 7:58 AM EST The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won yesterday (Sunday) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" (Metropolis). Emeli Sandé's "Our ...

  5. Top 25 Tours of 2012

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article Artists are ranked by gross, compiled from Billboard Boxscores reported from Nov. 9, 2011, to Nov. 13, 2012. The Best of 2012: The Year in Music | The Year in Touring 1 Madonna Total Gross: $228,406,085 Number of Shows: 72 Total Attend ...

  6. Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond

    52 Albums, 64 Songs

  7. Barry Manilow, Richard Marx Return To AC Top 10

    December 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Manilow lands his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989, while Marx makes his first visit to the region since 1998. As the format continues to focus heavily on holiday music, Barry Manilow collects his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989 ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined N ...

  9. Barry Manilow Scores 50th Hit On Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart

    November 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 'Santa Claus' brings the gift of a milestone entry. More than four decades into his legendary career, Barry Manilow continues to make himself at home on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. Manilow makes his milestone 50th visit to t ...

  10. Barry Manilow Scores 50th Hit On Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart

    November 19, 2012 3:56 PM EST 'Santa Claus' brings the gift of a milestone entry. More than four decades into his legendary career, Barry Manilow continues to make himself at home on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. Manilow makes his milestone 50th visit to ...

  11. Billboard Touring Conference Lessons: Focus on Fans First

    November 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST The ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and its associated power outages, not to mention a nor'easter that ble ...

  12. Backbeat: Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Irving Azoff, Coran Capshaw, Many More at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 13, 2012 10:35 AM EST Billboard's Ray Waddell cuts loose with Kenny Chesney after the Touring Awards. (Photo: Ryan Muir) The 9th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held last week at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recove ...

  13. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  14. Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, host ...

  15. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Winners

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, h ...

  16. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  17. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  18. Neil Diamond to Receive 'Legend of Live' Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apollo ...

  19. Neil Diamond to Be Honored as 'Legend of Live' at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apol ...

  20. Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra Nominated For American Pop Music Hall of Fame

    September 17, 2012 2:05 PM EDT CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The American Pop Music Hall of Fame won't be open until next summer, but the first round of nominees to be inducted into the western Pennsylvania-based hall have been announced. The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sin ...

  21. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" wil ...

  22. Neil Diamond Fetes 'Hot August Night,' 40 Years Later

    August 13, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fifteen songs into his first of four nights at the Greek Theatre, Neil Diamond finally remarked on the nature of the evening's anniversary, 40 years since the recording of "Hot August Night" in this very venue. "It's hard to ...

  23. Hot Tours: The Stone Roses, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Madonna

    July 19, 2012 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 English rock band The Stone Roses, on the road this summer for the first time in 16 years, takes the No. 1 position on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket sales reported from three sold out shows in Manchester. The concerts on June 29, 30 and J ...

  24. Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

    July 16, 2012 2:38 PM EDT Jon Lord, whose keyboard riffs and solos helped define the pioneering sound of Deep Purple, died Monday of a pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic. He was 71. He had been battling pancreatic cancer. Lord founded the British quintet Deep Purple w ...

  25. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11 as Show's Ratings Dip

    May 24, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Philip Phillips, The Leesburg, Ga. native, became the 11th winner of American Idol last night beating out California's Jessica Sanchez after a record 132 million votes were cast. The record number of votes, however, may be something of a pyrr ...

  26. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11

    May 23, 2012 10:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 During the long, grueling "American Idol" season, Phillip Phillips was never once revealed to be in the group of lowest vote-getters on the show. On Wednesday night, his name was finally announced -- but for a totally different reason. The ...

  27. Music Attorney Paul Marshall, Who Repped EMI, PolyGram, Atlantic & More, Dies

    May 14, 2012 1:16 PM EDT Paul Marshall, the legendary music attorney who brokered some of the most significant transactions the music industry has ever seen over his fifty-plus years in the entertainment law business, died May 10 in Aventura, Florida. He was 83. Marshall& ...

  28. Stevie Wonder to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2012 6:05 PM EDT This year's Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand A ...

  29. Jay Warner, President/CEO of National League Music, Dead At 66

    April 26, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Jay Warner, president/CEO of Los Angeles-based National League Music, died April 23 after a long illness. He was 66. Established in the mid-'80s by Warner, National League Music provided worldwide music publishing administration and creative ...

  30. Neil Diamond Marries His Manager: 'It Was Magical'

    April 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond married his manager Katie McNeil on Saturday, the "Sweet Caroline" legend announced over the weekend. "Katie and I got married last night, we wish you all could've been there. It was magical!" he tweeted on Sund ...

  31. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Au ...

  32. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  33. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  34. Billboard Music Awards to Hit Las Vegas on May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Event Will Air Live on ABC From the MGM Grand The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which al ...

  35. Billboard Music Awards to Air Live From Las Vegas on ABC May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:49 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be ...

  36. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledge ...

  37. Grammy Producer Talks Adele, McCartney & (Lack of) Boycotts

    January 31, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 'We Are in Discussions With Adele' to Appear, Says Ken Ehrlich in New Interview The Recording Academy uses the two weeks prior to the Grammy Awards to announce performers and presenters and executive producer Ken Ehrlich says Thursday shou ...

  38. Grammy's Ken Ehrlich on Adele Appearance, Paul Simon Snub, Paul McCartney's Performance

    January 31, 2012 8:30 AM EST The Recording Academy uses the two weeks prior to the Grammy Awards to announce performers and presenters, and executive producer Ken Ehrlich says Thursday should yield a "major interesting" announcement. Ehrlich tells Billboard.biz that ...

  39. Billboard Power 100: Irving Azoff

    January 26, 2012 6:50 PM EST No. 1 Irving Azoff Chairman; Chairman/CEO Live Nation Entertainment; Front Line Management Group Twitter: @irvingazoff The Game Changer... To hear the words "I have Irving Azoff on the line" and not experience at least a twinge of anxiet ...

  40. Neil Diamond Prepping New Material: 'The Songs Are Just Coming'

    December 07, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After celebrating his past with an assortment of honors and the new retrospective "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," some new music awaits Diamond on the other side of a greatest hits tour slated for next su ...

  41. 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 [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  42. No More 'Red Red Wine': UB40 Declares Bankruptcy

    October 17, 2011 9:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reggae chart toppers UB40 have declared bankruptcy. As reported by the Daily Mai l, saxophonist Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence "Astro" Wilson, and percussionist Norman Hassan were all "declared insolvent." ...

  43. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Foster the People, Richard Marx

    October 14, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 ADELE'S ADULT ADULATION: "There are two sounds right now: Adele ... and everyone else." That's how an industry colleague says that his two teenage children recently described what they're hearing on the car radio of late whe ...

  44. Hot Tours: Neil Diamond, Jason Aldean, Dolly Parton

    September 16, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond shines at No. 1 on the latest Hot Tours ranking with $4 million in ticket sales reported by London's O2 Arena, the final venue on his tour outing during the spring and summer. The veteran singer/songwriter played three shows in Lon ...

  45. Paul McCartney Nabs 2012 MusiCares Honor

    September 13, 2011 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney will be honored as MusiCares person of the year during Grammy week next year. The former Beatle will not only be honored for his music but also for his charitable side. Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow says McCartney & ...

  46. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  47. Neil Diamond Announces Engagement to Manager

    September 08, 2011 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrated singer-songwriter Neil Diamond , owner of dozens of Top 40 hits dating back to the mid-1960s, announced his engagement to filmmaker/manager Katie McNeil on Wednesday (Sept. 7). Diamond, 70, broke the news via Twitter , rhyming via couplet ...

  48. The Nine Collaborative Albums To Top The Billboard 200

    August 18, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pairing of star acts on an album isn't uncommon. Last year, Elton John and Leon Russell teamed for "The Union," which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier in 2010, Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troub ...

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