1. Sergio Mendes & will.i.am Make 'Magic' on New Album: A Joint Q&A

    September 12, 2014 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a 17-year-old, will.i.am fell in love with the music of Sergio Mendes after a fellow crate-digger turned him on to Equinox , Mendes' 1967 album with the Brazil 66. That appreciation led to the Black Eyed Peas leader buying all of Mendes' ...

  2. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with th ...

  3. Sergio Mendes

    Sergio Mendes

    21 Albums, 23 Songs

  4. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  5. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  6. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  7. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Su ...

  8. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original so ...

  9. Sergio Mendes Frustrated By No Oscar Best Original Song Performances

    February 22, 2012 7:52 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Sergio Mendes will attend the Academy Awards on Sunday, but will do so with mixed feelings. He's honored that his song "Real in Rio," from the animated movie "Rio," is one of the only two nominated this yea ...

  10. Photos: Lana Del Rey, Jessie J, Irving Azoff, Scooter Braun, More at Lucian Grainge's Grammy-Night Party

    February 13, 2012 6:51 PM EST From left: David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK; Lana Del Rey; Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group. (Photos: Courtesy Universal Music) Far from the proverbial madding crowds on Grammy night ...

  11. 'True Blood,' 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo,' '50/50' Among Guild of Music Supervisor Award Honorees

    February 13, 2012 5:03 PM EST Winners at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awads were, front row, from left, Steve Schnur, Julia Michels, Evyen Klean, Jordan Silverberg, Gary Calamar; second row, Lia Vollack, Liza Richardson, Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy, Robin Kaye, G ...

  12. MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend

    February 11, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions The Recording Academy's biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred Friday when Paul McCartney and a cast of stellar musicia ...

  13. Backbeat: Yuna Gets Love From Pharrell, Cornerstone at Brooklyn Showcase

    February 09, 2012 4:05 PM EST Yuna performing at a showcase for Cornerstone and Fader Media Group, which also doubled as a listening party for her self-titled upcoming album. (Photo: Sarah Riazati) Cornerstone and Fader Media Group kicked off New York Fashion Week Wednesday ni ...

  14. Bret McKenzie on 'Muppet'-less Oscars: 'It's a Shame'

    February 08, 2012 1:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Original Song Nominee Talks Oscars & 'Muppets,' Plus Future of Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie is up for a best original song Oscar later this month, not that "Man or Muppet" (from "The Muppets") will be ...

  15. Oscars Not Performing 'Muppets,' 'Rio' Original Song Nominees?

    February 07, 2012 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 When the Academy Award nominations were announced last month, the Best Original Song category only included two candidates: "Real In Rio" from "Rio," and "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets." Now, it's poss ...

  16. Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters to Perform @ MusiCares Grammy Week Event

    February 01, 2012 1:46 PM EST When Paul McCartney is honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week next Friday night, he'll be the biggest name in an otherwise stellar lineup of performers. In addition to a special McCartney performance to highlight the n ...

  17. Oscar Analysis: What Happened to Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, altered in 2009 when the Academy raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday (Jan. 24). O ...

  18. Oscar Analysis: Why Only Two Nominees for Best Original Song?

    January 24, 2012 10:49 AM EST The convoluted system to select nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar, which was altered in 2006 when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences raised the number of best picture nominees to 10, came back to haunt it on Tuesday. Oscar Mu ...

  19. Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist,' 'Tintin,' 'Hugo' Up For Best Score

    January 24, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 24), and while "The Artist," "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were a ...

  20. Oscar Musical Nominees: 'Muppets,' John Williams, 'Rio,' 'The Artist'

    January 24, 2012 8:56 AM EST Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced today and while "The Artist" and "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were less known. This yea ...

  21. Grammy Hall of Fame Adds Tina Turner, Paul Simon Hits

    November 21, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Three of the biggest musical moments of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A.," Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Tina Turner's single "What's Love Got to Do With It," are among the 25 ...

  22. 'RIO': TAKING FLIGHT

    March 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 With Artists Like Will.i.am, Taio Cruz And Sergio Mendes, 'Rio' Bets Big On Music Barely three minutes after leaving the lot of 20th Century Fox, Taio Cruz asked his manager to turn the car around. Cruz had just screened the forthcoming movi ...

  23. Debi Nova, "Drummer Boy"

    April 02, 2010 3:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Already a star in her home country, Costa Rican newcomer Debi Nova is positioning herself to achieve the same global appeal with "Drummer Boy" that Pitbull did last spring with "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)." Melody is the foc ...

  24. Jazz Great Bud Shank Dies At 82

    April 06, 2009 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bud Shank, a flutist and alto saxophonist who worked with such famous acts as the Mamas and the Papas, has died. He was 82. Shank died Thursday of pulmonary failure at his home in Tucson, according to his Web site and JazzTimes magazine. No phone nu ...

  25. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung f ...

  26. Chart Beat

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on Mariah Carey/Madonna/Elvis Presley, James Brown, Fantasia and more! 'BODY' WORKS; 'MINUTES' ADDS UP: Elvis Presley has had a lot of great chart weeks over the last 52 years, but this wasn't one ...

  27. Juanes, Brown, Fergie Lend Hand To Mendes' 'Encanto'

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music icon Sergio Mendes' latest album, "Encanto," will feature collaborations with Juanes, Brazilian artists Carlinhos Brown and Vanessa da Mata, Fergie and Natalie Cole, among others. Concord Records and Starbucks Entert ...

  28. Top Artists Sought For World Peace Concerts

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group, has targeted some of the top acts in the world for a series of international concerts to begin May 17. World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group whose mission is to b ...

  29. will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.com last night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Be Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn' ...

  30. Will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.biz on Thursday night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Benefit Concert in L.A. "I' ...

  31. Live Earth Rio Draws Biggest Crowd In The Series

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day (July 7) of music, oddities and a lot of speeches. An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of t ...

  32. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s ...

  33. 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists. The honors will be handed out during an April 26 ceremony in Miami. Winners are determined by actual performance on the Billboard charts. Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finali ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas, Feist, Mice Parade

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will perform tomorrow night (Feb. 8) at the third annual Peapod Foundation Benefit at Hollywood club Avalon. Mary The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Ma ...

  35. Jazz Acts Line Up For Indonesian Fest

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST More than two dozen international artists will gather in the Indonesian capital March 2-4 for the third annual Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, billed as Asia's biggest-ever jazz event. Acts scheduled to perform at the event include ...

  36. Hidden Beach Rounds Up Jill Scott's 'Collaborations'

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scott's best known duets have been compiled for the album "Collaborations," due Jan. 30 via Hidden Beach. The set features tracks with Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Will S Fourteen of soul singer Jill Scot ...

  37. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F ...

  38. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well a For the first time in his career, sing ...

  39. The Right Time

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more years than that since he last had a major hit. Now, a broad circle of unlikely fans have conspired to bring It has been more than eight years since Sergio Me ...

  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. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  42. Will's World: Peas Member Starts Label, Plots Solo CD

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has established his own will.i.am music group, a joint venture with A&M/Interscope. The label will officially launch with the Feb. 14 release of Sergio Mendes' Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has esta ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Sergio Mendes, LaMontagne

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Kraftwerk, Sergio Mendes, Ray LaMontagne Kraftwerk's recent run of live shows will he chronicled on the DVD "Minimum-Maximum," which shares its name with a double-disc live album released earlier this year via Astralwerks. Due ...

  44. Lifetime Achievement Awards Going To Latin Icons

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Honorees include Mendes, Durcal, Pacheco. A series of Latin music icons, representing many countries and many genres of music, will receive the 2005 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Awards. They include Brazil's Jorge Ben Jor and ...

  45. Schuur Fire

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her latest album, "Schuur Fire." The cool-meets-combustive collection of Latin-tinged tunes with the Caribbean Jazz Project fe Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Sc ...

  46. B&E: Pink Martini & Blaine Larsen

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pink Martini and Blaine Larsen. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SHAKIN' AND STIR ...

  47. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appr ...