1. Lionel Richie Gets 65th Birthday Tribute From Kid Rock at Concert Near Detroit

    June 21, 2014 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie turned 65 in style on Friday night (June 20), with Kid Rock in the flesh and a bunch of his other friends via video. The veteran pop icon had just finished the main portion of his set at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit subu ...

  2. Bobby McFerrin Dedicates 'Spirit' of Father in New Album

    July 04, 2013 12:32 AM EDT For Bobby McFerrin, breaking new ground has always been synonymous with his music. His concerts are a mixed bag of musical styles drawing from jazz, classical, blues, and numerous other styles. He's performed unaccompanied, scatting and riffi ...

  3. Backbeat: EMI's Jon Platt Exits In Style At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Former EMI Music Publishing President Jon Platt, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm and Soul Nicole George, rapper Fabolous, ASCAP's Brandon Kitchen. (Photo: Frank Micelotta) It was a fitting conclusion to a 17-year career chapter. Af ...

  4. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  5. Lawrence Barnett, president of MCA's Talent Agency in the 1960s, Dies at 98

    June 13, 2012 7:37 PM EDT Lawrence Barnett, who as president of the MCA Talent Agency in the 1960s represented the likes of Jack Benny, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland and Ronald Reagan, died June 11 in Los Angeles. He was 98. After 37 years with MCA, Barnett served as an exec ...

  6. Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies in New York

    August 15, 2010 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Abbey Lincoln , a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Fri ...

  7. Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies

    August 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Fr ...

  8. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversa ...

  9. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversa ...

  10. Entertainment Legend Merv Griffin Dies At 82

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than 20 years, created the globally popular game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" and oversaw a diversified empire via the Gr Merv Griffin, the mogul who ...

  11. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.<br 2002 - Christina A ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.<br 2002 - Christina A ...

  13. 'Ray' Garners 4 NAACP Image Awards

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Ray" hit all the right notes at the 36th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, as the Ray Charles biopic nabbed four awards, including outstanding motion picture and yet another best actor nod for Jamie Fo "Ray" hit all the right note ...

  14. New Projects On Tap For Khan, Warwick

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chaka Khan is recording her own take on the standards. Chaka Khan is recording her own take on the standards. The newest member of the Mesa/Blue Moon roster will be singing classic jazz and contemporary songs on an album due later this year, accordi ...

  15. P. Diddy Slates Broadway Debut

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansbury's landmark drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs ...

  16. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her latest album "Stripped." 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at ...

  17. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Ind 2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and d ...

  18. Lulu A Hit Again

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She's been one of Britain's best-loved personalities for 38 years, but Lulu has just made her first U.K. top-10 album chart appearance. It's happened with "Together," a set of c ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Crowell

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Rodney Crowell Sting, Elton John, and B.B. King will perform at the 15th annual Carousel of Hope fundraiser, set for Oct. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event, to be hosted by Jay Len ...