1. BBC Music Awards 2014: Ed Sheeran & Pharrell Win Big; One Direction, Coldplay Among Performers

    December 11, 2014 7:28 PM EST Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams took home the major honors at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, held Thursday night (Dec. 11) at London's Earl's Court.  Sheeran won British Artist of the Year at the star-studded bash, which featured perfo ...

  2. Miley Cyrus Covers 'Lilac Wine' Live in Australia

    October 14, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has recently incorporated a cover of "Lilac Wine" into her show. After performing the song in Melbourne, Australia on her Bangerz tour, the singer tweeted a link containing a recording of her live version of the track. Listen ...

  3. Rising Australian Singer Josef Salvat: From Studying Law to Studying Sia

    October 03, 2014 7:16 PM EDT The 25-year-old is signed to Columbia and prepping an album for next year, but his new EP, 'In Your Prime,' is already gaining steam. Josef Salvat is an Australian singer-songwriter based in London who deals in soulful, and sometimes sor ...

  4. Director of Nina Simone Film Sues Over Production Company's Hijacking

    May 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cynthia Mort is taking legal action after being cut out of decision-making on a biopic about legendary jazz singer Nina Simone that she spent years trying to develop. Although Nina still is being credited to her, Mort is unhappy she's being ass ...

  5. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 06, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. The docume ...

  6. Nina Simone Doc Enters Pre-Production, Dr. Dre Asked to Score Separate Simone Biopic

    June 05, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Nina Simone news is arriving in waves, with producers of a biopic courting Dr. Dre for musical assistance, Issa Rae being cast as the songstress in a Lorraine Hansberry film and the Simone estate putting a documentary into production. @radical.m ...

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  8. Watch Kimbra Sing Nina Simone: Candid Covers

    November 14, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The New Zealand singer sings Simone's "Plain Gold Ring" in this first in a series of "Women In Music"-themed "Candid Covers." Quintessential American jazz/pop/soul legend Nina Simone has held a special place in Kim ...

  9. Watch Regina Spektor's Live Tastemakers Session

    September 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York based piano pop songstress Regina Spektor plays three songs; talks "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats." Regina Spektor Tastemakers PHOTOS: Regina Spektor's Session "I don't know if I really believe in genre divisions ...

  10. Eurovision Song Contest Promotes the Wacky and the Exotic

    May 25, 2012 11:22 AM EDT BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- A memorable melody. Distinctive stage presence. Some horse-trading of votes. Those are secrets to success in the annual Eurovision Song Contest, a televised pan-European extravaganza viewed by some 125 million people world ...

  11. Gaby Moreno Signs With Ricardo Arjona's Metamorfosis

    March 29, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Bilingual singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno, whose music is inspired by such singers as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, has signed a recording contract with Metamorfosis, according to a representative for the label. Metamorfosis was founded by Ricard ...

  12. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  13. Macy Gray Has Metallica, Kanye 'Covered'

    February 01, 2012 10:40 PM EST 0 0 0 For Next Album, Out March 27, Singer Tackles Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Chemical Romance & Arcade Fire Macy Gray is going the interpretive route for her next album, covering songs by the likes of Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead. Produced by Hal Wil ...

  14. Exclusive: Macy Gray Covers Album to Feature Songs by Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead

    February 01, 2012 8:42 PM EST Macy Gray is going the interpretive route for her next album, covering songs by the likes of Kanye West, Metallica and Radiohead. Produced by Hal Willner, 429 Records will release Gray's "Covered" on March 27. Gray chose mostly indi ...

  15. Cover Drive, Ed Sheeran Top U.K. Charts

    January 30, 2012 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Bajan quartet Cover Drive went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 29) with "Twilight" (Global Talent/Universal). Ed Sheeran 's hit debut album "+" (Asylum/Warner Music) moved back 2-1 for its third s ...

  16. 'The Voice's' Beverly McClellan Added 'A Shot of Fire' To New Album

    December 06, 2011 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Beverly McClellan wasn't about to let the fame-making brush of her run on "The Voice" change the music she made on her sixth album, "Fear Nothing." "I would say everything on here is exactly what I want to be currently ...

  17. Fashion Week: Gwen Stefani's Retro Line, Victoria Beckham Hit the Runway

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Day 4 of New York Fashion Week ended Sunday (Sept. 11), the distinct neon glow and sporty silhouettes that have been threading through the tents so far showed no signs of stopping. Almost every collection of the day incorporated the loud neon to ...

  18. Jennifer Grey in the Lead Going Into 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale

    November 23, 2010 11:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Grey tops the leader board as "Dancing With the Stars" heads into the final results show tonight (Nov. 23). Brandy Eliminated From 'Dancing With the Stars' The actress received her second perfect 60/60 last night. First ...

  19. John Legend and The Roots 'Wake' Everybody Up

    August 19, 2010 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend and The Roots are rousing everyone up today (Aug. 19) with the first official video from their collaborative album "Wake Up!" Video: John Legend and The Roots' "Wake Up Everybody" The "Wake Up Everybody" ...

  20. Mary J. Blige to Play Nina Simone in Biopic

    May 13, 2010 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B songstress Mary J. Blige will tune up her jazz vocals after signing to star in Cynthia Mort's "Nina," a movie about legendary singer Nina Simone . Mort's script focuses on Simone's relationship with her assistant Cli ...

  21. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks ...

  22. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails Plan New Music In 2010

    January 04, 2010 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 K anye West and Trent Reznor , two of the most iconoclastic and discussed musicians of the past decade, each took to their blogs over the New Year holiday to announce new projects. While short on details, Reznor's message on nin.com hints at mu ...

  23. Adam Lambert Is 'Feeling Good' After 'Idol' Rat Pack Night

    April 29, 2009 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul stopped just short of declaring Adam Lambert the future winner of "American Idol." Instead, she compared him to a certain Olympic swimmer. The "Idol" judge praised yet another Lambert performance Tuesday night, tellin ...

  24. April 21, 2009

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Soul singer Al Wilson dies of kidney failure in Fontana, Calif., at the age of 68. 2007 – Australian pub rocker Lobby Loyde dies of cancer in a Melbourne hospital. He is 66. 2004 – Future Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson gets voted off Season 3 o ...

  25. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-u ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to headlin 2001 - Mariah Carey checks h ...

  27. Erykah Badu w/ The Roots / May 30, 2008 / Chicago, Il (The Chicago Theatre)

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like many a pop eccentric before her, from Prince to Bjork to Nina Simone, Erykah Badu isn't half as crazy as she sometimes seems. Like many a pop eccentric before her, from Prince to Bjork to Nina Simone, Erykah Badu isn't half as crazy a ...

  28. Usher Scores Second Best Sales Debut Of '08

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Four years after his "Confessions" rocked the charts, Usher returns to The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Here I Stand." With 433,000 U.S. copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the LaFace/Zomba a Four years after his "C ...

  29. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  30. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to headlin 2001 - Mariah Carey checks h ...

  31. Badu, Scott, Wonder Help Latifah See The 'Light'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among the guests on Queen Latifah's second album for Verve, "Trav'lin' Light." Due Sept. 25, the project was co-produced by Tommy LiPuma a Stevie Wonder and soul ...

  32. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  33. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for ...

  34. Joe Strummer Celebrated On 'Future' Soundtrack

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The music of the late Joe Strummer is celebrated on the soundtrack to the new documentary "The Future Is Unwritten," due April 3 via Legacy Recordings. The album features a previously unreleased live The music of the late Joe Strummer is c ...

  35. Dave Stewart In Rhythm For HBO Series

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 HBO is launching a music-themed interview show hosted by British rock musician Dave Stewart. The cable network has ordered six half-hour episodes of the show to air early next year. HBO is launching a music-themed interview show hosted by British ro ...

  36. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's en 2001 - Mariah Carey checks hers ...

  37. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page three. The cost of booking artists has been rising in past years. How do you deal with this new environment? In general, artists accept lower fees because it is Montreux. ...

  38. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>British pop group S Club ends months of speculation with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at the end of the following month. The six remaining members of the band-R 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., ...

  39. Gladys Knight Salutes Ella, Duke, Sammy

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B veteran Gladys Knight will honor a host of legendary vocalists with the release of a covers album, "Before Me." R&B veteran Gladys Knight will honor a host of legendary vocalists with the release of a covers album, "Before ...

  40. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subw ...

  41. Simone Biopic Puts Spell On Blige

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige will make her feature starring debut in a movie about jazz chanteuse Nina Simone. Mary J. Blige will make her feature starring debut in a movie about jazz chanteuse Nina Simone. The MTV Films/Paramount Pictures project will chronicle S ...

  42. Duff Set Remains 'Most Wanted' At No. 1

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 51% second week decline to U.S. sales of 101,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the For a second week, Hilary Duff finds he ...

  43. Simone, Withers Bolstered For DualDiscs

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony BMG will re-release material from R&B performer Bill Withers and legendary soul singer Nina Simone in the form of two DualDisc albums due on Oct. 11. Sony BMG will re-release material from R&B performer Bill Withers and legendary soul s ...

  44. CD Compiles Clinton's Favorite Tunes

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home. Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of the ...

  45. Wright Calls On Females To Be Role Models

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We have moved backward, with women in music allowing themselves to be presented as sexual objects again," says R&B recording artist Jaguar Wright, "and in more graphic and demeaning ways than eve "We have moved backward, wit ...

  46. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's en 2001 - Mariah Carey checks hers ...

  47. Global Pulse

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Mick Harvey emerges as an interpreter of classic songs by the likes of Johnny Cash and Nina Simone on his latest solo album, "One Man's Treasure." Read To Multi-instrumentalist, producer ...

  48. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keit ...

  49. It's Time

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In two short years, Vancouver native Michael BublÉ has released one studio album (a self-titled debut), a holiday-themed EP ("Let It Snow") and a live CD/DVD set ("Come Fly With Me"). All have In two short years, Vancouver native ...

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