1. Oscars Impact: Streisand Spikes, 'Les Miserables' Album Drops

    February 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST Final numbers: Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" jumps 310% for the week; Adele's "Skyfall" nets 56% gain The week's official sales figures are in, and, as previously forecasted, a lot of songs see gains thanks t ...

  2. Adele, Shirley Bassey Set for Big Post-Oscars Sales Gains

    February 25, 2013 5:10 PM EST "Skyfall" could see a 45% jump after Adele's win; Bassey's signature version of "Goldfinger" eyes a 275% gain Music from Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jennifer Hudson and more are all due to see huge sales increases o ...

  3. Oscars: Adele, Shirley Bassey, Streisand Set for Big Sales Gains

    February 25, 2013 5:00 PM EST Music from Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jennifer Hudson and more are all due to see huge sales increases on this week's Billboard charts thanks to last night's Academy Awards (Feb. 24). Sources suggest "Skyfall," which won Adele ...

  4. The Oscars Have Off-Key Night: TV Review

    February 25, 2013 2:17 AM EST "Here's to the losers," Seth MacFarlane sang in a closing number with Kristin Chenoweth, an ode to nominees going home empty-handed after the three hour, 30 minute Academy Awards ceremony conclude Sunday. Like so much of the night, ...

  5. Video: Adele's 'Skyfall' Soars at Oscars

    February 24, 2013 11:37 PM EST   All of Our Oscars Coverage Oscars 2013 Music Review: Ceremony, Seth MacFarlane Off Key and Out of Tune Adele, Paul Epworth and Mychael Danna Win Big in Oscar Music Categories Video: Adele's 'Skyfall' Soars at Oscars 'Searchin ...

  6. Adele's 'Skyfall' Soars at Oscars: Watch

    February 24, 2013 11:18 PM EST The Oscars... Adele couldn't have picked a grander scene for her first live performance of "Skyfall," the title track from the latest Bond film. About 30 minutes before winning best original song on Sunday, the British dynamo led a ...

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  8. Single Reviews: Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Sky Ferreira & more

    October 15, 2012 8:17 AM EDT BRUNO MARS Locked Out of Heaven (3:54) Producer: Mark Ronson Writers: B. Mars, the Smeezingtons Publishers: various Elektra/Warner With Gotye busy channeling Peter Gabriel, 2012 seemed overdue for a Police tribute. Leave it to Bruno Mars, then, ...

  9. Janelle Monae Premieres Two New Tracks at Toronto Jazz Festival

    June 27, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans may not have to wait much longer for Janelle Monae's two upcoming albums, scheduled to debut this year. Last Friday (June 22), the singer premiered two new tracks during her set at the Toronto Jazz Festival. The first track, "Dorothy ...

  10. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Maje ...

  11. Universal Signs 'Sir Billi' Publishing Deal

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing has struck a deal with the husband-and-wife creative team of Sascha and Tessa Hartmann -- who have spent five years in production on the CGI-animated movie "Sir Billi" -- to publish five original songs for the ...

  12. Springsteen Joins Lagy Gaga, Elton John At Rainforest Benefit

    May 14, 2010 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at Carnegie Hall last night, joining Sting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and other musicians and celebrities for a spirited concert to raise nearly $3 million for the Rainforest Fund. Springsteen performed &q ...

  13. Sting Giving His Songs the Royal Treatment On Orchestra Tour

    April 21, 2010 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sting says his upcoming symphonic tour is "basically going after the fun" in making music. "I'm having the time of my life," the Police man tells Billboard.com about his summer trek with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orches ...

  14. Elton John, Lady Gaga To Join Sting At Rainforest Fund Concert

    March 23, 2010 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and Dame Shirley Bassey will perform together at Carnegie Hall, as part of the bi-annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert on May 13. The event will mark the 21st birthday of the charitable organization founded by Sting ...

  15. JLS Edges Out Robbie Williams On U.K. Chart

    November 16, 2009 8:21 AM EST 0 0 0 In a close-run battle between U.K. chart heavyweights, "X Factor" graduates JLS just pipped Robbie Williams to the top spot on the new album survey. On the new singles chart, Black Eyed Peas scored their third No. 1 inside six months, and ...

  16. Shirley Bassey Returns With 'The Performance'

    November 03, 2009 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 One of Britain's most beloved entertainers, with global career sales estimated at 135 million by her label, Shirley Bassey hardly needs to make albums anymore. But on November 9 in the United Kingdom, Geffen/Universal will release "The Per ...

  17. Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive' Turns 30

    September 28, 2009 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 To Gloria Gaynor , it seems like only yesterday that she recorded the iconic disco/pop hit "I Will Survive." Now she's celebrating the anthem's 30th anniversary. "How is that possible?" she asks with a laugh during a co ...

  18. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 2:24 PM EST 0 0 0 THE 'DIE' IS CAST : Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl Crow ("Tomorrow Never Dies"). Jack White and ...

  19. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, AC/DC, Beyonce and more! THE 'DIE' IS CAST: Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ( ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers questions about Ashanti, Nelly, Chate Moore, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, BlackGirl and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your ...

  21. Chart Beat

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Leona Lewis, American 'Idols,' Rick Ross and more! HIGHER 'LOVE': A 21-8 leap on The Billboard Hot 100 sends newcomer Leona Lewis into the top 10 and into chart history as one of the most successful debuting U.K. s ...

  22. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it ...

  23. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Someth ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Shirley Bassey, 'Honeydripper,' Nonesuch

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shirley Bassey will be releasing her first album in 10 years when Decca puts "Get the Party Started" on U.S. shelves March 4. Shirley Bassey will be releasing her first album in 10 years when Decca puts "Get the Party Started" on ...

  25. American Idols Live Tour / Aug. 29, 2007 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" juggernaut just won't stop. After wrapping up the sixth installment of the wildly popular Fox reality show, the top 10 from the season chugged on and embarked on the massive 59-dat The "American Idol" jug ...

  26. Shirley Bassey Inks Deal With Decca

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music Group's Decca Records has signed Dame Shirley Bassey to a worldwide recording deal, Billboard.com has learned. Universal Music Group's Decca Records has signed Dame Shirley Bassey to a worldwide recording deal, Billboard.co ...

  27. Bassey Inks Deal With Decca

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's Decca Records has signed Dame Shirley Bassey to a worldwide recording deal, Billboard.biz has learned. The agreement covers the veteran pop diva's current album "Get The Party Started," excluding the Uni ...

  28. Editors Snag First U.K. No. 1 Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z entered a seventh week atop the U.K. singles chart, Birmingham-based rock outfit Editors achieved their first No. 1 album. As "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z ente ...

  29. Chart Beat Chat

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Beautiful Girls," "Candle in the Wind," Brad Paisley and more! STAND BY SEAN Hi Fred, With Jamaican artist Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" steadily rising on the Hot 100, it looks as ...

  30. Arctic Monkeys Dominate New U.K. Charts

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arctic Monkeys crashed into the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (April 29) with their sophomore effort "Favorite Worst Nightmare" (Domino), as all 12 tracks on it placed inside the top 200 of the Arctic Monkeys crashed into the U.K. al ...

  31. CHART BEAT

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Kanye West, Les Paul, Kimberley Locke, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. GOING FOR THE 'GOLD': Elvis Presley fans can rest easy -- at least, for this week. The speculation that Mariah Carey' ...

  32. For Kanye, Confidence Is King

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropou ...

  33. CHART BEAT

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elton John, Catherine Britt, Carly Simon, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson and John Barry. COUNTRY COMFORT: It was just a couple of weeks ago that Elton John generated chart news by scoring two simultaneou ...

  34. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stum ...

  35. 'Austin Powers' Soundtrack Shines With Stars

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," due July 16, Maverick Records is recreating the series' '70s-meets-the present vibe with songs from classic artists of yesteryear (Ro For the soundtrack to the th ...

  36. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Pa ...

  37. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the publ ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond ...