1. Backbeat: Howard Shore, Siedah Garrett, Ludovic Bource, Other Oscar Nominated Composers, Songwriters Gather Before Big Day

    February 26, 2012 8:41 AM EST Oscar nominees, from left, Brett McKenzie, Ludovic Bource, Sergio Mednes, Siedah Garrett and Alberto Iglesias chat before offical photograohs are taken as the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists pre-Oscar party. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Most of t ...

  2. Lionel Richie Taking Country Album, Live Concert, Kenny Rogers to Home Shopping Network

    February 16, 2012 1:58 PM EST The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is launching a live concert series on March 16, and they've enlisted Lionel Richie to help them kick it off. For the "Say You, Say Me" singer-songwriter, the first "HSN Live" concert is an o ...

  3. Lionel Richie Takes Country Album to HSN for Live Concert

    February 16, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 'Hello' Singer Says 'Tuskegee' Could Be First in Line of Genre Albums HSN, the shop-from-home network, is launching a live concert series on March 16, and they've enlisted Lionel Richie to help them kick it off. For the &quo ...

  4. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    January 30, 2012 7:30 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Marc Anthony with its "Founders Award" during its 20th annual Latin Music Awards taking place March 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards ce ...

  5. Billboard Power 100: Dennis Arfa

    January 26, 2012 11:09 PM EST No. 57 Dennis Arfa President/CEO Artist Group International Consummate Showman... Need a concert tour gift-wrapped as a special event? Call Dennis Arfa. The president/CEO of Artist Group International has a knack for packaging. Long before multipl ...

  6. Exclusive: AGI Acquired By Yucaipa

    January 05, 2012 5:00 AM EST Artist Group International (AGI), the leading independent music booking agency whose clients include Billy Joel, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Linkin Park, Rush, Def Leppard, Rammstein, Motley Crue, Volbeat and Hollywood Undead, has been acquired by the ...

  7. Rock Hall Reactions: Beastie Boys Call It 'Crazy,' GNR Humbled, Donovan 'Pleased as Punch'

    December 08, 2011 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Several newly announced inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have issued gleeful reactions, including members of The Faces , The Beastie Boys and a patriotic message marking Pearl Harbor Day from the current incarnation of Guns N' Roses ...

  8. 'Drift Away' Singer Dobie Gray Dies

    December 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul-pop singer Dobie Gray , who had a top 5 hit in 1973 with the song "Drift Away," has died. The news came on the evening of Dec. 6 via his official website, although no cause of death was listed. He was 71 Born near Houston in 1940 to a ...

  9. Rock Hall Inductees 2012: Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys Make Grade

    December 07, 2011 3:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Cleveland Calls Up Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faces, Laura Nyro, Donovan Ian MacLagan of the Small Faces and Faces put it best: "There's going to be some rock 'n' roll up on that stage" at the 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of F ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs

    November 18, 2011 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  11. Rock Hall Nominees Include Guns N' Roses, Cure, Joan Jett & Faces

    September 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guns N' Roses , Heart , Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and The Cure are among the first-timers on short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011, joining returning hopefuls the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Pe ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed & Metallica Name Collaboration, 'Glee Project' Names Two Winners

    August 22, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lou Reed & Metallica Name Forthcoming Collaboration This fall's hotly anticipated mash-up of heavy metal gods Metallica and former Velvet Underground kingpin/acc ...

  14. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Rod Stewart

    June 24, 2011 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi is back in a familiar spot, the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Hot Tours rankings, thanks to box office grosses from the final North American concerts on the Live 2011 Tour that began in February. The 12 concerts reported during the past we ...

  15. Keith Richards Working on X-pensive Winos Project

    May 12, 2011 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 K eith Richards , in his uniquely cryptic manner, has suggested that an X-pensive Winos project may come to fruition before another Rolling Stones tour, which had been expected this year. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday (May 11) on his & ...

  16. Rod Stewart To Begin Two-Year Las Vegas Residency In August

    May 10, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart will join Celine Dion and Elton John at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning a two-year residency on Aug. 24. The first 18 concerts of "Rod Stewart: The Hits" go on sale May 15. Stewart says the show will be ...

  17. Hot Tours: Justin Bieber, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks

    May 04, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber tops the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from the first two venues on the Australian leg of his My World Tour during April and May. Arenas in Brisbane and Sydney hosted the Canadian pop star with sold out crowds in ...

  18. Rod Stewart Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 28, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 While known more as an interpreter, Rod Stewart is a mean songwriter when he puts his mind to it, and he was honored Wednesday at the 28th annual ASCAP Pop Awards in Los Angeles, particularly for the string of hits he wrote in the 1970s. Stewart tol ...

  19. Rod Stewart Honored at ASCAP's Pop Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:28 AM EDT While known more as an interpreter, Rod Stewart is no mean songwriter when he puts his mind to it, and he was honored Wednesday at the 28th annual ASCAP Pop Awards in Los Angeles , particularly for the string of hits he wrote in the 1970s. Stewart ...

  20. Dr. Luke, Max Martin Win Songwriters of the Year at ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 8:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hitmakers and frequent collaborators Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and Max Martin shared the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award, presented at the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers annual award ceremony held Wednesday night ...

  21. Stevie Nicks Calls New Album 'My Own Little 'Rumours''

    April 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks says it wasn't her intention to take a decade between solo albums. Nicks -- whose "In Your Dreams," the follow-up to 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," comes out May 3 -- tells Billboard.com that she was ready ...

  22. Manny Pacquiao, Boxing Champion, to Release 'Sometimes When We Touch'

    April 22, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is adding another job to his resume. The welterweight champion, Filipino congressman and actor is releasing a song on April 28. Pacquiao's recording of "Sometimes When We Touch" will be released globally ...

  23. Hot Tours: U2, Elton John, Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks

    April 21, 2011 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 U2 tops the Hot Tours rankings with over $60 million in ticket sales from three venues on the South American leg of the band's ongoing worldwide tour. The 360° Tour that began in June 2009 made its only trek to the continent during March and Ap ...

  24. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Beastie Boys, NKOTBSB

    April 14, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 POP AND HIP 'HOP': Astute Chart Beat reader Jonathan Gregas from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, sent the following e-mail earlier this week: "Dear Gary, Over the weekend, Katy Perry 's 'E.T.,' featuring Kanye West , was a ...

  25. Kimberly Stewart, Rod's Daughter, Expecting Baby with Benicio del Toro

    April 11, 2011 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kimberly Stewart -- the daughter of veteran rock crooner Rod Stewart -- is expecting her first child with actor Benicio del Toro, the actor confirmed via a statement. "Kimberly is pregnant. Benicio is the father and is very supportive," de ...

  26. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Rihanna, Steve Martin

    March 24, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 ORIGINALS SCORE: Writing its own songs (don't tell Sue Sylvester that her nemesis club enlisted the talents of Max Martin, Shellback and other high-profile professionals) not only led to New Directions' first victory at Regionals , but it ...

  27. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Cast, Billy Joel

    March 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With college basketball's March Madness swinging into high gear, how about sweet feats by 16 acts - in no particular seeding - from this week's Billboard charts? Lady Gaga "The Fame" celebrates its 100th non-consecutive week at N ...

  28. Sara Evans Returns 'Stronger' On First Album in Six Years

    March 07, 2011 7:03 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2005, Missouri-born singer/songwriter Sara Evans was on a roll. Her album "Real Fine Place" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the single "A Real Fine Place to Start" became her fourth No. 1. In the spr ...

  29. Rod Stewart To Be Honored at ASCAP's Pop Music Awards

    March 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Rod Stewart will be honored at ASCAP's (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) 28th Annual Pop Music Awards. Stewart will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award, the past recipients of which Elvis Costello, Jackson Brown ...

  30. Publishing Briefs: ASCAP, Rod Stewart, RightsFlow, Wolfgang's Vault, Imagem Music and more

    March 03, 2011 5:15 PM EST -- ASCAP will honor Rod Stewart at its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards, to be held April 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Stewart will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the invitation-only gala, which will also honor ...

  31. Bob Seger to Debut 'Downtown Train' Single Monday

    February 27, 2011 12:12 PM EST 0 0 0 B ob Seger will be releasing the first taste of his new album , a cover of Tom Waits ' "Downtown Train," on Monday morning, streaming it on his official web site and delivering it to radio stations. Seger, meanwhile, has been flying b ...

  32. The Power Of Love: Analyzing The Hot 100's 1,000 No. 1s

    February 23, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 How did I spend my long weekend, plus a(n unhealthy) portion of yesterday? Analyzing the subject matter of all 1,000 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, of course! I wondered if by dissecting the content of each leading song since the Hot 100's launch Au ...

  33. Ask Billboard: You Can't Say That On Radio

    February 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  34. 'American Idol' Top 5 Nashville Auditions, from Lauren Alaina to Jackie Wilson

    January 27, 2011 11:36 PM EST 0 0 0 The "American Idol" Milwaukee auditions were a tough act to follow, thanks to buzzy contestants like Chris Medina and Scott Dangerfield -- but tonight's Nashville episode had its share of big moments, too. Read on for our top 5 tryout ...

  35. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks to Tour North American Arenas in March

    January 12, 2011 9:09 PM EST 0 0 0 R od Stewart and Stevie Nicks will come together for the upcoming the Heart and & Soul tour, a series of North American arena performances scheduled to begin March 20 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Thirteen dates had been co ...

  36. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks To Tour North American Arenas In March

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks will come together for the upcoming the Heart and & Soul Tour, a series of North American arena performances scheduled to begin March 20 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Thirteen dates had been c ...

  37. Hot Tours: Michael Bublé, Furthur, Rod Stewart

    December 02, 2010 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Bublé takes the No. 1 ranking on the current Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from the third North American leg of his Crazy Love Tour that launched in March. The Canadian singer drew over 55,000 fans to five U.S. arenas, gros ...

  38. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  39. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle

    November 18, 2010 6:35 PM EST 0 0 0 CLASS RANK: The "Glee" cast accomplishes a feat on the Billboard Hot 100 that it couldn't quite manage at Regionals. While McKinley High School's show choir placed third in its most important singing competition to-date in the &q ...

  40. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's M ...

  41. Brandy Leads 'Dancing With The Stars' For Third Week

    November 02, 2010 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brandy has put herself at the top of the leader board for the third week in a row on "Dancing With the Stars." Last night (Nov. 1) marked the 200th episode of the show and "DWTS" brought alls the stars, past and present, to celeb ...

  42. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  43. Weekly Chart Notes: Elton John, Taylor Swift, Shakira

    October 28, 2010 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 BLESSED 'UNION': As previously reported , country duo Sugarland bursts onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "The Incredible Machine." At No. 2, Kings of Leon arrive with "Come Around Sundown." At No. 3, another duo - an ...

  44. Sugarland Tops Billboard 200 With Third No. 1 Album

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 203,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's country duo's third chart-topper . . . At No. 2, Kings of Leon's "Come Aro ...

  45. Web Trends: Rod Stewart, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and more

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): 19. Sarah Streeter Rod Stewart has reconnected with his eldest daughter Sarah Streeter whom he gave up for adoption when he was 17 years old. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Hip-Hop's 50 Greatest Animated GIF ...

  46. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) ...

  47. Rod Stewart Talks 'American Songbook Vol. V,' Songwriting

    October 02, 2010 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After starting his "Songbook" collection in 2002 -- albums that pay tribute to standards of American music -- Rod Stewart is bringing the series to a close. "Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook, Volume V" will be re ...

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