1. Chart Beat

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart feats from Rihanna, Neil Diamond, New Kids On The Block and more! 'BOW' WOWS: It's getting to be a habit with Rihanna. Her "Take a Bow" (SRP/Def Jam) rockets 53-1 on the Hot 100, the third giant leap on ...

  2. Diamond Dominates Billboard 200 With First No. 1

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In another busy week in the top tier of The Billboard 200, Neil Diamond's "Home Before Dark" zooms in at No. 1, becoming his first chart-topping album. The Columbia set got a big plug when Diamond app In another busy week in the top t ...

  3. Diamond Dominates Billboard 200 With First No. 1

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In another busy week in the top tier of The Billboard 200, Neil Diamond's "Home Before Dark" zooms in at No. 1, becoming his first chart-topping album. The Columbia set got a big plug when Diamond appeared on "American Idol&quo ...

  4. Neil Diamond Shines With First No. 1 Album

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond nabs the first No. 1 of his career as "Home Before Dark" bows atop the Billboard 200. The set's 146,000 start is his best debut sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. Last week's chart-topp ...

  5. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Diamond

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  6. Matt Sweeney Makes Unlikely Neil Diamond Sideman

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond has worked with a wide range of musicians throughout his legendary career, but perhaps none with as much of an indie rock pedigree as Matt Sweeney. Neil Diamond has worked with a wide range of musicians throughout his legendary career, ...

  7. Neil Diamond, Clay Aiken, Gavin DeGraw

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  8. Neil Diamond On Track For First No. 1 Album Ever

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Forty-one years after he first appeared on The Billboard 200, Neil Diamond looks to be on course to earn his first No. 1 album ever on next week's chart as first-day sales of "Home Before Dark" (Colum Forty-one years after he first ap ...

  9. Neil Diamond To Do 'Secret' NYC MySpace Show

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond is set to perform a free show at New York City's The Bitter End tonight (May 7) as part of the MySpace Music "Secret Shows" series. Neil Diamond is set to perform a free show at New York City's The Bitter End tonight ...

  10. Diamond On Track For First No. 1 Album

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Forty-one years after he first appeared on The Billboard 200, Neil Diamond looks to be on course to earn his first No. 1 album as "Home Before Dark" (Columbia) leads the Nielsen SoundScan Building chart released May 7. Unweighted sales f ...

  11. Billboard Q&A: The 'American Idol' Final Four

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive series of Q&As, Billboard.com brings you discussions with "American Idol" finalists David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook and Syesha Mercado. One of these young singers will be crowned the next "American Idol.& ...

  12. Q&A: David Archuleta of 'American Idol'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just seventeen, David Archuleta is the youngest contestant still in the running to win season seven of "American Idol." In this Billboard exclusive, the Utah native opens up about the vocal paralysis Just seventeen, David Archuleta is the ...

  13. Q&A: Jason Castro of 'American Idol'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dreadlocked 20-year-old Jason Castro's rendition of everything from Neil Diamond's "Forever in Blue Jeans" to a popular version of Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" has helped earn him a place in the final Dreadlocked 20 ...

  14. Touring Briefs: Neil Diamond, AEG Facilities, Nederlander

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT --To help push his new Rick Rubin-produced album, "Home Before Dark," which dropped today (May 6) via Columbia, Neil Diamond will play a free MySpace secret show tomorrow at the Bitter End nightclub in New York. Since 2006, MySpace has o ...

  15. 'Home' Field Advantage

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Neil Diamond ...

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond aims to recapture studio magic with producer Rick Rubin on "Home Before Dark," Clay Aiken sings from the heart on his new album and Gavin DeGraw offers up more "primal" tunes in this week A live CD/DVD from pop super ...

  17. Chart Beat

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Colby Caillat and more! LEONA'S TRIPLE PLAY: "Bleeding Love" (SyCo/J) returns to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, making Leona Lewis the first artist to have three separate t ...

  18. Brooke White Axed From 'American Idol' Finals

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After weeks of attempting to overcome her nerves, "American Idol" finalist Brooke White was eliminated from the show last night. Four contestants live on after each took on the songs of Neil Diamond t After weeks of attempting to overcome ...

  19. 'Home' Field Advantage For Neil Diamond

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond doesn't mess with success. That's why he "never doubted" he'd work again with producer Rick Rubin, who steered their 2005 collaboration, "12 Songs," to a No. 4 debut on the Billboard 200, Diamond ...

  20. Carly Smithson Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theatrics on "American Idol" this week, as tattooed finalist Carly Smithson was booted from the show last night (April 23). The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theat ...

  21. Live Nation To Announce Summer Tours

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is expected to announce the bulk of its North American summer tours on Monday, a list that includes proven box office performers and artists who rare Live Nation, the world's largest conce ...

  22. Neil Diamond Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond will begin a 37-city North American tour, promoted nationally by AEG Live, on July 19 in St. Paul, Minn. Tickets go on sale in some markets beginning April 28, preceded by an American Exp Neil Diamond will begin a 37-city North American ...

  23. Diamond Set For North American Summer Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond will begin a 37-city North American tour, promoted nationally by AEG Live, on July 19 in St. Paul, Minn. Tickets go on sale in some markets beginning April 28, preceded by an American Express presale. Last Tuesday, Diamond announced h ...

  24. Mudcrutch Hopes To Live Beyond Reunion Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers hope there's more Mudcrutch in their future. The reunited Gain ...

  25. Neil Diamond To Perform At Fenway Park

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond will perform in concert this summer at Fenway Park in Boston. The singer made the announcement in a big-screen broadcast at the Boston Red Sox home opener yesterday (April 8), during the traditional eighth-inning sing-along of his Swe ...

  26. Diamond, Rubin Re-Team For 'Home Before Dark'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's second album with producer Rick Rubin will be out next month, and features a duet with the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines on the track "Another Day (That Time Forgot)." Neil Diamond's second album with producer ...

  27. Azoff, Gould To Co-Manage GNR, Axl Rose

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guns N' Roses and its frontman Axl Rose will now be represented by longtime managers Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, according to a statement from Rose on the band's Web site. Guns N' Roses and its frontman Axl Rose will now be represent ...

  28. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist,& ...

  29. Ask Billboard

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on "Thriller," Carly Simon, Lucinda Williams and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . 'THRILLING' NUMBE ...

  30. Early Memories: The Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys while staging its usual annual awards telecast, the show's producers created an ingenious plan: They'd lessen the pres Faced with the daunting task of commem ...

  31. AEG's Leiweke: We Won't Go 360

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG president/CEO Tim Leiweke made it clear that the Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter doesn't intend to adopt the same business model as competitor Live Nation, during his keynote address at the Grammy Foundation's 10 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops t ...

  33. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2007 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 ...

  34. CD/DVD To Accompany Korn's Davis' Solo Tour

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is planning a CD/DVD of his upcoming solo tour -- and will make it available in time for the start of the outing. Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is planning a CD/DVD of his upcoming solo tour -- and will make it available ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2007 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, 2007 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. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2007 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 ...

  38. Neil Diamond Signs With Irving Azoff

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with Irving Azoff for management. Sources tell Billboard.biz that Diamond is currently in the studio recording his next album with producer Rick Rubin, who collaborated on Diamond's 2005 offering "12 Songs" ( ...

  39. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist,& ...

  40. Irish Promoter Aiken Dies

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST One of Ireland's leading concert promoters Jim Aiken died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 74. A popular man in a sector not known for its chivalry, the Belfast music impresario acquired the nickname "Gentleman Jim" from his co ...

  41. Veteran Tour Producer Bonafede Dies

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Sal Bonafede passed away late Wednesday (Feb. 14) night at his home in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, sons Jeff and Chris, and his four grandchildren. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bonafede wo ...

  42. Goo Goo Dolls Ready QVC Debut

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Taking a cue from Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Chaka Khan, Neil Diamond and Alabama, the Goo Goo Dolls make their QVC debut tonight (Feb. 6). The trio will promote and sell its "Let Love In" DVD and CD set on the eve of the tw ...

  43. Sources: Rick Rubin Headed To Columbia

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label, sources confirm. Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label, sources confirm. Rubin, nominate ...

  44. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops t ...

  45. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Young Jeezy makes himself heard amid Def Jam's crowded November/December release schedule, Fantasia roars back with her second solo album and Tyrese indulges two sides of his musical personality in th A new edition of Neil Diamond's acclai ...

  46. Diamond Re-Teaming With Rick Rubin For New Album

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond and Rick Rubin have begun working on the follow-up to the former's acclaimed 2005 album "12 Songs." While an album of covers or another album of originals have both been discussed, Rubin After he recovered from a bout of ...

  47. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Producer Phil Spector pleads not guilty in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is formally charged with one count of murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.< 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. ...

  48. Diamond Offers Up Demos For '12 Songs' Reissue

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's 2005 album "12 Songs," which garnered some of the loftiest praise of his career, will be reissued as a double-disc set Dec. 12 via Columbia. Neil Diamond's 2005 album "12 Songs," which garnered some of th ...

  49. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Nor ...

  50. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard S ...

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