1. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST .667 k 258 Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of B ...

  2. Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson Lead Soul Train Awards Lineup

    October 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual show is being taped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will premiere on Ce ...

  3. Claude Nobs, Montreux Jazz Festival Founder, Dead at 76

    January 10, 2013 8:09 PM EST Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76. The Jazz Festival sa ...

  4. Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs Dies

    January 10, 2013 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76. The Jazz Festival said ...

  5. Reversion Rights: Will 2013 Be A Game-Changer?

    December 27, 2012 2:30 PM EST While albums released in 1978 (as shown here) are the first batch eligible for possible reversion of ownership to pass from labels back to the artists, so far the only acts to file notice of termination for master right recordings with the U.S. co ...

  6. Roberta Flack

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  7. How Summer Music Fests Are Helping Caribbean Economies

    August 30, 2012 3:28 PM EDT What happens when international superstars such as the late Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Roberta Flack, and Damian Marley, just to name a few, ...

  8. Ask Billboard: What Is Going On With Madonna?, Continued

    April 22, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 More reader views on Madge, plus a tribute to Dick Clark, whose 'American Bandstand' helped launch her career. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as gene ...

  9. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 23, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found ...

  10. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 22, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 W hitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found s ...

  11. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money ca ...

  12. Groundbreaking Jazz Manager John Levy Dies at 99

    January 23, 2012 9:54 PM EST ALTADENA, California - John Levy, the first prominent African-American personal manager in the jazz or pop music field, whose clients included Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis, has died at age 99. Devra Hall Levy posted on his website that her husban ...

  13. Roberta Flack Completes Beatles Album, First Single Drops This Week

    September 26, 2011 6:46 AM EDT Legendary singer Roberta Flack is completing her first album in more than eight years. Scheduled for early February 2012, the project-a collection of Beatles classics-will be released through 429 Records/Sony ATV Music Publishing and Flack's ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Gene McDaniels, 'Hundred Pounds of Clay' Singer, Dead at 76

    August 04, 2011 7:00 AM EDT PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Gene McDaniels, who recorded the 1961 hit "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and later wrote Roberta Flack's chart-topping single "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76. McDaniels died Friday at h ...

  16. Gene McDaniels, Sixties Soul Hitmaker, Dies at 76

    August 03, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gene McDaniels , a hit-making machine in the 1960s and 1970s best known for writing Roberta Flack 's "Feel Like Makin' Love" and for his own soul-pop gem "Tower of Strength," died at his Maine home on Friday (July 29), ...

  17. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating ...

  18. Cornell Dupree, R&B Guitarist, Dies at 69

    May 10, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 C ornell Dupree , a prolific session guitarist in jazz, R&B and funk, died at 69 in Fort Worth, Tex. on Sunday (May 8). According to Variety , Dupree had recently been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Texas-born musician ...

  19. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a sec ...

  20. Jessie J Earns No. 1 U.K. Single with 'Price Tag'

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B , debuted at the top. Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week ...

  21. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1974

    July 28, 2009 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to this week in 1974. NO. 1 'SONG': Of John Denver 's first eight Billboard Hot 100 ...

  22. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunio ...

  23. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM 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. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I ha ...

  24. March 25, 2009

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Elton John sets the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he performs there for the 60th time – on his 60th birthday. 2006 – Singer and guitarist Buck Owens of the Buckaroos dies in his sleep of an apparent ...

  25. Laura Izibor

    November 25, 2008 10:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Irish singer/songwriter Laura Izibor didn't know she could sing until she was 13, but once she did, she knew she was on to something. "I was in drama class at school and the teacher asked everyone to get up to sing. I was pleading, 'P ...

  26. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

  27. Mercado Dismissed From 'American Idol'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her tonight as the 21-year-old Florida native was dismissed from the "American Idol" finals. Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her to ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winn ...

  29. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international group hon 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named b ...

  31. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus. 2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angel ...

  32. Jazz Producer Joel Dorn Dies At 65

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville Brothers, died of a heart attack yesterday (Dec. 17) in New York. He was 65. Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists ...

  33. Jazz Producer Dorn Dies

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville Brothers, died of a heart attack on Monday in New York. He was 65. Dorn, a one-time disc-jockey at a Philadelphia jazz radio station, was p ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

  35. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winn ...

  36. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international group hon 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named b ...

  38. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus. 2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angel ...

  39. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun di ...

  40. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cen ...

  41. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>MTV switches off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demands that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for d 2000 - Following a successful one-da ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I r ...

  43. Legendary Producer Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had b Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger who ...

  44. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John ...

  45. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1993 - </b>One of rock'n'roll's preeminent guitarists and producers, Mick Ronson, 46, dies of cancer of the liver in London. Ronson, aside from his solo credits, is probably best known for his guit 2004 - Buddy Guy and ...

  46. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1985 - </b>Prince wins an Oscar for Best Original Score for the film "Purple Rain."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin ...

  47. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - American sing ...

  48. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Saxophonist Buddy Tate dies in a nursing home in Chandler, Ariz., after a battle with cancer. He is 85. Tate was one of the oldest surviving members of the Count Basie Orchestra.<br clea 2004 - Eminem is among the guests ...

  49. Mike Patton, Rahzel / Dec. 28, 2005 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's nothing more satisfying than witnessing two masters of a particular musical skill in collaboration, be it guitar legends Chet Atkins and Les Paul or jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Bu There's nothing more satisfying than w ...

  50. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 part two The Glass Houses tour, Billy's fourth extensive and extended tour in as many years, played throughout Israel and Europe during the early days of the spring of 1980, and played throughout the United States until late into the summer. In ...

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