1. Adele, Drake Lead U.K.'s Year-End Charts

    January 03, 2017 4:31 AM EST 0 0 0 Adele’s all-conquering 25 (XL Recordings) topped the U.K.’s year-end best-seller’s list for the second successive year, while Drake’s “One Dance” (Cash Money/Republic) was the indisputable hit single of 2016, according to newly published data.  Adel ...

  2. Mark Ronson on Producing For Lady Gaga, Avoiding a Signature Sound

    November 01, 2016 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Ronson has produced for some of the biggest names in pop — he helped craft Lady Gaga 's Joanne , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week — but he's still careful not to take anything for granted. "I don't want ...

  3. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Turns 10: A Look Back at Her Breakthrough Album

    October 27, 2016 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 At first blush, the female singers backing Amy Winehouse on “Me & Mr. Jones,” a standout track on the late U.K. superstar’s 2006 breakthrough Back to Black , sound a little perplexed. Right after Winehouse slams her man in the opening lines for ...

  4. Adele Remembers Amy Winehouse on What Would Have Been Her 33rd Birthday

    September 14, 2016 7:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse would have turned 33 on Tuesday (Sept. 14). Sadly, she died five years ago at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning. In her memory, Adele wished the late singer a happy birthday on social media.  Amy Winehouse Photos: Exclusive, Unseen ...

  5. Vince Staples, Rap's Acclaimed Iconoclast, On His Ambitious 'Prima Donna' EP & Why 'Trump Is No Better or Worse Than Any of These People'

    August 25, 2016 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you're in need of movie tips, Vince Staples might not be the guy to ask. Over breakfast on a recent morning at New York’s Soho Grand hotel, the 23-year-old rapper is mounting a vigorous defense of the evangelical action flick Left Behind (wh ...

  6. Tony Bennett on Planning New Album With Lady Gaga and Turning 90: 'I'm Very Content'

    August 03, 2016 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's a big week for Tony Bennett . The legendary singer turns 90 on  Wednesday, Aug. 3 and will celebrate with  a party in the Rainbow Room at Radio City Music Hall. But becoming a nonagenarian isn't slowing him down. In fact, Bennett is p ...

  7. Remembering Amy Winehouse: 7 of the Late Singer's Most Iconic Lyrics

    July 23, 2016 12:02 PM EDT 14.435 k 0 5 Today (Sept. 14)  Amy Winehouse ,  one of the purest and most troubled talents in the industry, would have turned 33 years old. While her life and career were both cut too short, the music that she left behind will live for decades to come. I ...

  8. Takeover Tuesday: Jamie Lynn Spears' Favorite Summer Sleepover Tunes

    July 05, 2016 4:33 PM EDT 1.282 k 0 5 Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to  Billboard's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever ...

  9. Executive Turntable: Appointments at Pandora, Genius, ASCAP & More

    June 15, 2016 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 -- The Corporation of Massey Hall, Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall , have appointed  Jesse Kumagai  as director of programming, marketing & business development, starting July 4, 2016. He previously worked at the corporation from 2003 - 2014, ...

  10. Adele's 'Hello' Sound Engineer Tom Elmhirst on the Power of Vinyl and His Favorite Records of All Time

    April 08, 2016 4:45 PM EDT Grammy-winning sound engineer Tom Elmhirst has worked with everyone from Beck to Bowie -- and believes big-time in the power of vinyl Long before he mixed Adele ’s “Hello” and David Bowie ’s haunting goodbye,  Blackstar,  Tom Elmhirst developed an ...

  11. Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' Gets Smooth R&B Cover by Mark Johns & Tennyson

    February 22, 2016 6:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse ’s Grammy-winning record, “Rehab,” has been stripped down and re-imagined by up-and-comer Mark Johns who gives the single an R&B makeover. Amy Winehouse's Billboard U.S. Chart History "Rehab" comes off the late songs ...

  12. Dr. Drew on Amy Winehouse Doc: 'Help Destigmatize This Disease' (Guest Column)

    February 20, 2016 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 "Although Amy Winehouse’s voice was indisputably unique, there was really nothing unusual about her addiction," writes the popular TV personality. The Oscar-nominated documentary  Amy  takes an honest look at an incredible singing talent w ...

  13. PGA Awards: Amy Winehouse Documentary and 'The Voice' Among Winners

    January 24, 2016 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Amy and The Voice were among the winners at the 27th annual PGA Awards, held Saturday night (Jan. 23) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga Performs 'Til It Happens to You' at the 2016 PGA Awards While the PGA ...

  14. 5 Best Music Movies of the Year

    December 10, 2015 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 This year was full of shockingly good -- and not-so-shockingly bad -- music-based films, from stellar documentaries on gone-too-soon icons to biopics that defied the often creativity-stifling genre form. And then there were the bombs -- movies so ba ...

  15. Music Docs: Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain Among Featured Artists

    November 15, 2015 8:24 PM EST Famed musicians are memorialized and others are followed into unfamiliar territory in this year’s doc films. When you think documentaries, the first image in your mind may not be of turning it up to 11, yet music-based docs — most prominently th ...

  16. Coldplay's 'Adventure' Debuts on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    November 12, 2015 6:13 PM EST 0 0 0 The rock band returns with a No. 11 debut. Plus, Sam Smith & Sia double up on the survey. Coldplay ’s surprise new single, “Adventure of a Lifetime,” sets sail at No. 11 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Nov. 21, the band’s highe ...

  17. Hear Sam Smith's Beautiful Cover of Amy Winehouse's 'Love Is A Losing Game'

    November 06, 2015 9:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Grab the Kleenex -- Sam Smith just covered Amy Winehouse 's heart-wrenching ballad, "Love Is A Losing Game." The U.K. sensation stopped by Annie Mac’s BBC 1 Radio show on Thursday, Nov. 5, and delivered his beautifully emotional rendi ...

  18. Amy Winehouse Biopic in the Works: Who Will Star?

    November 05, 2015 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse 's tragic life story is getting the biopic treatment. Noomi Rapace is in talks to portray the soulful singer in a movie titled simply  Amy Winehouse  that will be written and directed by Irish filmmaker Kristen Sheridan.    Alexan ...

  19. Jess Glynne Closes Tour With Powerful Performance at L.A.'s Troubadour

    October 01, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The sold-out audience included Glynne's parents. She may be new to the spotlight, but Jess Glynne doesn’t need anyone to hold her hand. The 25-year-old singer smiled her way through an amazing performance Wednesday night at the Troubadour in Ho ...

  20. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, It Was Cher's 'Time' to Be No. 1

    September 28, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-six years ago, the icon led with one of her signature songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by the Beatles, Tony Bennett & Boyz II Men. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart hi ...

  21. Top Designers Reveal the Music to Match Their Moodboards -- From Drake to Pink Floyd

    September 11, 2015 5:53 PM EDT Big Apple-based designers debuting their summer/spring 2016 collections at New York Fashion Week (Sept. 10-17) dish to Billboard about the tunes that have fueled long hours in their studios. Kim Kardashian Steps Out In Footwear From Kanye' ...

  22. The Age of the Hyper-Scandal: Why Pop Stars Like Ariana Grande Can't Seem to Escape the Trap

    July 30, 2015 1:40 PM EDT 1.29 k 222 26 In July it was DonutGate, in which the 22-year-old chart-topper Ariana Grande was caught on a security camera at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif., covertly licking a few pastries while loudly disparaging obese people and America to her ...

  23. The Weeknd Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    July 22, 2015 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The R&B singer takes over at the top, while Amy Winehouse debuts thanks to sales generated by her new documentary. The Weeknd is the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, rising 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 1). Bil ...

  24. Joss Stone On How The British Press Were 'Unfair' To Amy Winehouse

    Joss Stone On How The British Press Were 'Unfair' To Amy Winehouse

    July 10, 2015 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joss Stone explains why she feels the press was "unfair" to Amy Winehouse. HuffPost Live Highlights , music industry , 5minmedia , entertainment , Amy Winehouse , Joss Stone Videos Amy Winehouse Joss Stone ...

  25. 'Amy' Scores Biggest Opening for Homegrown Doc at U.K. Box Office

    July 06, 2015 7:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The film about late singer Amy Winehouse also landed the second-biggest doc debut ever in Britain behind "Fahrenheit 9/11." Not for the first time,   Amy Winehouse  is breaking chart records. Amy , Asif  Kapadia’s  critically acclaimed doc ...

  26. Looking Back On The Short Life And Brilliant Career Of Amy Winehouse

    Looking Back On The Short Life And Brilliant Career Of Amy Winehouse

    July 02, 2015 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of the release of Asif Kapadia's documentary "Amy," we look back at Amy Winehouse's career, legacy and how the media treated her very public struggle with addiction and her death. music , Celebrity , others , HuffPost Live ...

  27. Amy Winehouse Reveals Her Funny Side in Never-Before-Seen 2004 Home Video: Exclusive

    June 30, 2015 2:59 PM EDT 4.49 k 243 2 The filmmakers behind the new Amy Winehouse documentary Amy  used footage of the singer from her family and friends to tell her tragic story, as discussed in this week's Billboard cover story -- but not all the personal footage made it i ...

  28. Amy Winehouse Shows Off Her Funny Side in Never-Before-Seen Home Video: Exclusive

    Amy Winehouse Shows Off Her Funny Side in Never-Before-Seen Home Video: Exclusive

    June 30, 2015 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive 2004 video shared by Winehouse's former manager and close friend Nick Shymansky, the singer shows off her comedic side. Videos Amy Winehouse ...

  29. Amy Winehouse 'Died at the Beginning of Her Story': Essay

    June 26, 2015 1:35 PM EDT Caitlin Moran -- the longtime English journalist and best-selling author of 'How to Build a Girl' -- confronts the paradox of Winehouse's turbulent artistic drive. Winehouse is the sound of when you decide to f-- your life up -- th ...

  30. Billboard Cover: Sam Smith, Mark Ronson and More on Amy Winehouse's Lasting Legacy, Tragic End and Eye-Opening New Documentary

    June 26, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 15.448 k 485 6 One day in November 2005, Amy Winehouse sat in a car with her friend and co-manager Nick Shymansky, winding through the English countryside toward a rehab center. The singer’s drinking had been getting out of control, Shymansky remembers, a ...

  31. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Revealing Remembrances From Those Who Knew Amy Winehouse Best

    June 25, 2015 7:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse photographed in London in 2004. Jake Chessum It's been almost four years since Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011 but fans will soon get a glimpse into her private life and personal struggles with the new documentary Amy , which ...

  32. Amy Winehouse Doc 'Amy' Getting U.K. Premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival

    May 27, 2015 7:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having received a rapturous response when it first screened in Cannes earlier this month, Amy – Asif Kapadia's documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse – will get its U.K. premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Despite previous ...

  33. Amy Winehouse Doc Pieces Together Singer's Troubled Life Story: Film Review

    May 16, 2015 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 The team behind "Senna" piece together another troubled life story in this archive-driven documentary about doomed diva Amy Winehouse. When Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, worldwide reaction was more weary resignation than ...

  34. Watch James Corden's Monologue Rap with Mark Ronson

    April 22, 2015 6:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 What do you get when you throw together the coolest British producer in the U.S, with the hottest British talk-show host on American TV? Well, you get a moment like Mark Ronson and James Corden had overnight. Ronson, the New York-based producer who ...

  35. Amy Winehouse Documentary Finds U.S. Distributor

    April 01, 2015 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 A24 is in final talks to acquire Amy , the documentary about singer Amy Winehouse , for U.S. distribution. The deal marks A24's first documentary project. The company is planning to release Amy theatrically this summer, according to sources, an ...

  36. Adele's '21' is the U.K.'s Best-Seller of the Millennium

    March 19, 2015 1:20 AM EDT 24.139 k 235 69 Adele's 21 is the U.K.'s best-selling artist album of the millennium so far, with sales edging towards 5 million, a new survey reveals. The British singer-songwriter's sophomore album has outpaced Amy Winehouse's Back t ...

  37. Amy Winehouse Doc Gets U.K. Release Date

    March 18, 2015 8:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amy , the upcoming documentary telling the story of Amy Winehouse , will be released in the U.K. on July 3, less than a month shy of the fourth anniversary of the singer's death. To mark the news, a teaser poster for the film (see The Hollywood ...

  38. Amy Winehouse Doc Trailer Debuts At Pre-Grammy Brunch

    February 08, 2015 12:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Universal Music Group's pre-Grammy brunch featured performances by its top-selling stars, Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea , and a sneak peak at the upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary. Grammys 2015: See All of Our Coverage The record company on Saturd ...

  39. Joey FATTS, Rae Morris & Pete Doherty: Emerging Picks of the Week

    January 31, 2015 9:45 PM EST Spice up your playlist this weekend with Billboard 's weekly roundup of tracks from the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . For artists to qualify, they must meet three qualifications: have fewer than 100,000 followers on Twitter, ha ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled in London

    September 14, 2014 10:51 AM EDT 4.49 k 97 134 Amy Winehouse's father said it was "incredibly emotional" to see the statue. Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood ...

  42. Exiting BPI Chairman Tony Wadsworth Looks Back, Forward in Final Keynote

    September 02, 2014 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday, British trade body BPI held its annual general meeting, attended by Damon Albarn, representatives from the government and the BBC, and many, many members of the U.K. music industry. The day was a special occasion for BPI and BRIT Awards c ...

  43. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit

    March 25, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Two years ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival sparked the imagination about what mi ...

  44. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Louder Than Life Inks Collie Buddz, Sheila E. Releasing New Digital Album, and More

    March 06, 2014 9:07 PM EST Collie Buddz Signs With Louder Than Life Reggae artist Collie Buddz (“Come Around”) has signed with Sony Music imprint Louder Than Life, headed by producer and Sony executive VP of A&R Salaam Remi. Buddz is currently in the studio recording hi ...

  45. Nick Gatfield Exits Sony Music U.K.: Report

    February 26, 2014 10:25 PM EST Sony Music U.K. CEO and chairman Nick Gatfield has reportedly left the company. Gatfield, a former musician, has held senior executive roles for Universal and EMI and has a top pedigree in A&R. He took the top job at Sony Music’s U.K. company ...

  46. U.K. 2013 Albums Sales Drop As Streaming, Singles Spike

    January 02, 2014 5:37 AM EST Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines," featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," featuring Nile Rodgers and Williams, were the biggest-selling singles of 2013 in Britain. Overall singles sales for the year in t ...

  47. U.K. Jewish Museum Explores the Intimate Side of Amy Winehouse

    July 03, 2013 12:18 AM EDT Amy Winehouse seemed to live in public, but her fans never knew the private person. An exhibition at London's Jewish Museum aims to reveal an intimate side to a troubled star who was also, in the words of her older brother Alex, "simply ...

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