1. Pop Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Ellie Greenwich, who helped shape pop music in the 1960s with such memorable tunes as "Chapel of Love" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," died of a heart attack at a New York hospital on Wednesday, her manager said. She was 68. T ...

  2. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 11:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about country music on top of the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, as Reba McEntire scores her second topper on the chart. McEntire's "Keep On Loving You" enters at No. 1 with 96,000 copies, according to Nielse ...

  3. Chart Beat Wednesday: Linkin Park, Eagles, Shakira

    August 19, 2009 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 'NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart. "New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the c ...

  4. George Strait Dethrones Michael Jackson, Tops Billboard 200

    August 19, 2009 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, the King of Pop steps aside for the King of Country as George Strait's "Twang" replaces Michael Jackson's enduring "Number Ones" as the best selling album in the country. Strait's new set sold 155,000 ...

  5. George Strait . . . In At No. 1

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait proves once again why he's the King of Country as his new "Twang" album was the top-selling set in the United States last week with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All told, it's the legend� ...

  6. Jackson And Sugarland Top Tallies

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week, Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" is the best-selling album in the United States, shifting 98,000. Can he make it a seventh week? . . . Sugarland's new Wal-Mart-exclusive CD/DVD combo "Live on the Inside& ...

  7. Neil Diamond's 'Hot August Night/NYC' Comes To DVD

    August 10, 2009 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though he's "basically still recovering" from his last concert tour, Neil Diamond isn't ruling out a return to the stage even before he releases his next album. "I'd like to have a (song) writing period first, but there ...

  8. Bob Dylan Christmas Album Coming

    August 06, 2009 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan is set to release an album of Christmas songs this holiday season. As first reported on the website BullyPulpit.com , at least four songs have already been recorded for the album including, "Must Be Santa," "Here Comes Santa ...

  9. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum ...

  10. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs chart ...

  11. Michael Jackson Funeral Date Set, Mystery Deepens

    July 02, 2009 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Michael Jackson funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sources said AEG Live, which owns the arena and the adjacent Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza. Meanwhile, things keep getting c ...

  12. Federal Drug Agents Join Michael Jackson Investigation

    July 02, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 The circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death have become a federal issue, with the Drug Enforcement Administration asked to help police take a look at the pop star's doctors and possible drug use. Following Jackson's death, a ...

  13. Chart Beat: Elton John, David Cook, Maxwell

    June 24, 2009 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 ELTON'S ELLIOT 'ELECTRICITY' : Considering the thunderous applause that "Billy Elliot: The Musical" is eliciting on Broadway, it's fitting that the production's signature song, "Electricity," extends a pr ...

  14. Neil Diamond Re-signs With Sony/ATV

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has re-signed singer/songwriter Neil Diamond to a long-term, worldwide publishing agreement. Diamond, who has been with Sony/ATV since 1992, has sold more than 125 million records, scored 36 top 40 hits and performed at t ...

  15. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 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. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  17. Jonas Brothers' Fourth Album Due June 15

    March 18, 2009 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Jonas Brothers are nearing completion of their fourth album, due out June 15, which the trio says will take the band in some new sonic directions. "This album is taking steps," Nick Jonas told Billboard.com during a teleconference with ...

  18. Michael Jackson May Play 25 London Shows

    March 05, 2009 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke revealed that Michael Jackson is set to perform 20 to 25 shows at London's O2 Arena and that the singer is "very focused." Leiweke was speaking during his keynote Q&A session at the Billboard Musi ...

  19. Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in the music business, a quick look at the top Moneymakers for 2008 should hammer the point home. Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard's Mon ...

  20. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for ...

  21. Neil Diamond: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet

    Neil Diamond: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet

    February 08, 2009 9:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond talks to Billboard on the 2009 Grammys red carpet. Diamond, who performed "Sweet Caroline" at the show, was also named MusiCares' Person of the Year. grammys 2009 , Sweet Caroline , Grammys , grammy awards , Person of the ...

  22. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  23. Stars Salute Neil Diamond At MusiCares Event

    February 07, 2009 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Good times never seemed so good for Neil Diamond as they did last night (Feb. 6). The pop icon was named MusiCares Person of the Year at the annual fundraiser for the charity, which helps musicians who have fallen on hard times. "This is a grea ...

  24. Neil Diamond Feted As MusiCares Person Of The Year

    February 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Good times never seemed so good for Neil Diamond as they did on Friday night, when the pop icon was named MusiCares Person of the Year at the annual fundraiser for the charity that helps musicians who have fallen on hard times. "This is a gre ...

  25. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John ...

  26. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jo ...

  27. Caught Returns To Sony Australia

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Sony Music Entertainment Australia is beefing up its executive team with a raft of key new appointments. Mardi Caught joins the music major in Sydney as GM, touring, events and artist management, with effect from April 14. Caught returns to Sony Music ...

  28. Coldplay, Duffy Atop BRIT Awards Nominees

    January 20, 2009 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of th ...

  29. Bon Jovi Scores 2008's Top-Grossing Tour

    December 11, 2008 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Bon Jovi's Lost Highway tour tops the list of the biggest tours for 2008, based on data reported to Billboard Boxscore from Nov. 14, 2007, through Nov. 11, 2008. The trek, promoted in North America and Europe by AEG Live, grossed $210.6 million ...

  30. Chart Beat: T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Usher, Flo Rida, T-Pain

    November 26, 2008 2:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Christmas albums and more! DOUBLING UP: For the first time in the 50-year history of the Hot 100, two lead artists hold down the top four positions on the chart, dividing this territory equally betwe ...

  31. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" goes straight to 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 ...

  32. Diamond, Rubin To Get Busy On Third Album

    November 19, 2008 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond is about to embark on the final leg of his latest world tour, but he's already put his next album in motion. The veteran singer tells Billboard.com that he recently met with Rick Rubin , who produced his last two albums and they� ...

  33. Diamond, Rubin To Get Busy On Third Album

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond is about to embark on the final leg of his latest world tour, but he's already put his next album with producer Rick Rubin in motion. "We're going to make believe there's no such thing as Neil Diamond is about to emb ...

  34. Sarah Brightman Goes Holiday 'Crazy'

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sarah Brightman says life is "completely crazy at the moment," and with a new holiday album, a tour and her debut film role, who's going to doubt her? Sarah Brightman says life is "completely crazy at the moment," and with a ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with & ...

  36. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin In ...

  37. Enya, Sarah Brightman Releasing Holiday Albums

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Age titans Enya and Sarah Brightman will each release holiday albums this fall. Brightman's "A Winter Symphony" arrives Nov. 4 via Manhattan/EMI, while Enya's "And Winter Came" follows a week late New Age titans Eny ...

  38. Neil Diamond Extends North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond has added 13 new dates to his North American tour in support of the album "Home Before Dark." The freshly added shows begin Nov. 22 in Grand Forks, N.D., and wrap Jan. 8 in Portland, Ore. Neil Diamond has added 13 new dates to ...

  39. Neil Diamond Extends North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has added 13 new dates to his North American tour in support of the album "Home Before Dark." The freshly added shows begin Nov. 22 in Grand Forks, N.D., and wrap Jan. 8 in Portland, Ore. As usual, Diamond is doing huge busi ...

  40. Raspy Neil Diamond Disappoints Ohio Fans

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disappointed Neil Diamond fans will get a refund after attending a concert at Ohio State University in which the 67-year-old singer's voice sounded raspy. Some fans left the Monday concert early and others said Diamond completed the concert w ...

  41. Unreleased Cuts Bolster Orbison Boxed Set

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve previously unreleased songs highlight a four-disc Roy Orbison boxed set due Sept. 23 via Monument/Orbison Records/Legacy Recordings. Twelve previously unreleased songs highlight a four-disc Roy Orbison boxed set due Sept. 23 via Monument/Orbi ...

  42. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. Bon Jovi and the Spice Girls have the two The touring landscape may be tough this summ ...

  43. Exclusive: ZZ Top Signs To American Recordings

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint through Columbia, Billboard can reveal. ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint through Columbia, Billboard can rev ...

  44. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cent and G-Unit prepare to "Terminate on Sight" while the RZA revisits his Bobby Digital alter-ego, My Chemical Romance puts "The Black Parade" to bed with a blowout live package and Los Lonely Boy "High School Musical&qu ...

  45. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2006 - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside hi ...

  46. Coldplay Dominates U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay's international chart domination was extended yesterday as it scored a double triumph on the new U.K. sales charts. As "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" started a second week as Bri Coldplay's international cha ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Touring Vet Mooney Dies

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Touring industry veteran Michael "Tom" Mooney died June 15 of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 64. Mooney is perhaps best known in the music industry for serving as a crew member or tour manager for such artists ...

  49. New Coldplay Album Sells 300K In Three Days

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay raced to a No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 15) with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), even though the album was only released on Thursday, Coldplay raced to a No. 1 debut on the ...

  50. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

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