1. Sinead O'Connor's Ex-Manager Speaks Out About Her Mental Health Troubles, Losing George Michael & More

    August 17, 2017 3:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Simon Napier-Bell, like the rest of us, has been deeply concerned by Sinead O’Connor’s ongoing – and public -- mental health struggles. The multi-hyphenate British entrepreneur, however, has a deeper connection with O’Connor, who he managed earlier ...

  2. Watch Fiona Apple's Emotional Video Message For Sinéad O'Connor: 'You're My Hero'

    August 11, 2017 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fiona Apple has a heartfelt message for  Sinéad O'Connor , who recently posted a confessional video to Facebook revealing her struggles with suicidal thoughts. "I want you to know that you are my hero,” Apple says in a new video posted on ...

  3. One Week After Tearful Facebook Video, Sinead O'Connor Blasts Manager in Latest Posts

    August 10, 2017 11:55 PM EDT A week after posting a tearful Facebook video from a Hackensack, NJ hotel room -- in which she talked about her struggle with suicidal thoughts -- Sinead O'Connor blasted her most recent manager Bruce Garfield on the social media site -- and w ...

  4. Sinead O'Connor Admits She's Suicidal in a New Jersey Motel | Billboard News

    Sinead O'Connor Admits She's Suicidal in a New Jersey Motel | Billboard News

    August 08, 2017 2:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans are left worried about Sinead O'Connor after the singer posted an emotional message to her Facebook page on Thursday, saying she is suicidal and living in a New Jersey Travelodge motel. music , 2017 , Sinead O Connor , billboard news , Bil ...

  5. Sinead O'Connor Says She's Suicidal, Living in New Jersey Motel

    August 07, 2017 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor says she's suicidal and living in a New Jersey Travelodge motel in a 12-minute video posted on her Facebook account Thursday. The singer broke into tears throughout the video while expressing that she posted the video to le ...

  6. Chart Beat Podcast: The Songwriting Secrets of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'

    April 20, 2017 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hit Songs Deconstructed's Yael & Dave Penn break down the 12-week Hot 100 No. 1's composition. Plus, Harry Styles' debut & a flashback to 1990. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust ...

  7. Sinead O'Connor Apologizes to Arsenio Hall For Saying He Gave Prince Drugs

    February 22, 2017 11:41 PM EST 0 0 7 Sinead O'Connor has apologized to Arsenio Hall after accusing the talk show host of being the one to supply Prince with drugs. The Irish singer controversially implied Hall had contributed to the downfall and subsequent death of Prince last Apr ...

  8. Sinead O'Connor Responds to Arsenio Hall's Defamation Lawsuit

    May 07, 2016 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 The $5 million lawsuit, which Hall filed Thursday, says O'Connor is a "desperate, attention-seeker ... now known perhaps as much for her bizarre, unhinged internet rants as for her music." Sinead O'Connor is "amused" by ...

  9. Rewinding the Charts: 30 Years Ago, Prince Reigned With the Hot 100's Top Two

    April 22, 2016 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1986, he led on his own and as the writer of the chart's runner-up song. Also, this week in 1990, he returned to No. 1 as a writer, thanks to Sinead O'Connor. As the world mourns Prince , who died April 21 at the age of 57 , his fans ca ...

  10. Sinead O'Connor's Facebook Page Reactivated With Positive New Posts: 'I Will Rise & I Will Return'

    December 04, 2015 7:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor 's Facebook page has been reactivated, after being deleted from the platform on Wednesday, and the singer has posted a couple of optimistic posts. Over the weekend, O'Connor posted a series of alarming status updates, ...

  11. Sinead O'Connor Cuts Ties With Family Members After Suicide Scare: 'You're Dead to Me'

    November 30, 2015 3:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor 's public feud with her family continued Monday (Nov. 30) with a new Facebook status that finds the Irish singer-songwriter cutting ties with many members of her family. This latest post comes one day after O'Connor sh ...

  12. Sinead O'Connor Cancels Summer Tour Dates

    July 21, 2015 8:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor has canceled all her summer tour dates -- including her Festival Big Top appearance on Thursday in Galway, Ireland, according to a statement released by the Galway International Arts Festival . A statement from O'Connor ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen Doesn't Want to Be Too Poppy Plus More Insider Scoop

    July 20, 2015 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe -- Just Don't Call Me Pop ​ The standout song on Carly Rae Jepsen 's forthcoming third album, Emotion -- which leaked online earlier in July after being released in Japan -- almost didn't happen. Why? B ...

  14. OMI Among Shortest Names Ever to Top Hot 100: See Who Else Makes the List

    July 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 1.558 k 168 22 As 'Cheerleader' rules, OMI joins acts from M to U2 to Yes in keeping it simple at No. 1. Atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, less is more. OMI's 'Cheerleader' Leaps to No. 1 on Hot 100 As previously reported , OM ...

  15. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1993, Janet Jackson's 'Goes' Went to No. 1

    May 11, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-two years ago, the diva began an eight-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Roxette, Rihanna and Colbie Caillat. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard ...

  16. Rewinding the Charts: 25 Years Ago, 'Nothing' Compared to Sinead O'Connor

    April 28, 2015 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1990, the singer reigned with her Prince-penned ballad, before controversy, including clashes with Prince and Miley Cyrus, would overshadow her career. Sinead O'Connor had made inroads with her debut 1988 LP The Lion and the Cobra , which re ...

  17. Nettwerk Music Group CEO Terry McBride on Sarah McLachlan's Start, Passenger's Rise and Why Music and Yoga Are Intertwined

    March 10, 2015 1:20 PM EDT Terry McBride's diversified company thrives as home to Fun, Passenger and Sinead O'Connor. Anyone hoping to meet with Nettwerk Music Group co-founder/CEO Terry McBride at lunchtime should come prepared to do downward dog. That time is ...

  18. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was ...

  19. Sinead O'Connor's New Managers Have No Plans to Silence the Singer

    December 11, 2014 11:17 AM EST After an affair with her last manager, new rep Simon Napier-Bell assures, "I'm rather old & gay; she's on safe ground." No one uses her blog as a substitute for placing classified ads quite like Sinead O’Connor . Three ye ...

  20. Sinéad O'Connor Says U2's iTunes Release Was 'Almost Terrorist'

    November 17, 2014 8:03 PM EST Sinéad O'Connor is the latest to in a growing list of musicians to criticize the release of U2 's latest album, Songs of Innocence , calling the decision to automatically upload it to people's iTunes account without option a "b ...

  21. One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran Among Stars Recording Ebola-Fighting Charity Single

    November 15, 2014 3:30 PM EST 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' will be available for download on Monday. A host of U.K. music stars assembled at a studio in London on Saturday to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" One Direction, Bono ...

  22. Sinead O'Connor Needs a New Manager -- After Having an Affair With the Last One

    November 12, 2014 6:32 PM EST 'Never, ever messing with someone else's fella again,' she writes in a blog post. Sinead O'Connor is looking for a new manager, and she might want to consider sticking with someone who doesn't tickle her fancy. The outsp ...

  23. A Look Back at 1984: All of Our Coverage

    October 24, 2014 5:49 PM EDT The political and social disquiet of 1984 was reflected in a widespread sense that everything was up for grabs: gender identity ( Boy George , Annie Lennox ), sexual roles ( Madonna , Prince ), even the definition of rock and roll itself ( Van H ...

  24. Sinead O'Connor: 'There'd Have Been a Lot More Rock 'n' Roll Suicides' Without 'Spinal Tap'

    October 24, 2014 4:26 PM EDT Ah,  Spinal Tap.  It speaks the universal language of all musicians -- when there's "too much fucking perspective." None of us in the music business are "university material." We don't fit in the "normal" wo ...

  25. Sinead O'Connor to Dish 'Sexual Dirt' in 2016 Memoir

    October 07, 2014 5:57 PM EDT Sinead O'Connor has a book deal, and she's not writing for kids. Billboard Cover Story: Sinead O'Connor on Having No Regrets Penguin Random House imprint Blue Rider Press announced Tuesday (Oct. 7) that the Irish singer and musician ...

  26. Aretha Franklin’s ‘Great Diva Classics’ Due Oct. 21

    September 28, 2014 10:21 PM EDT Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will include songs such as Gladys Kn ...

  27. Aretha Franklin’s ‘Great Diva Classics’ Due Oct. 21

    September 28, 2014 10:21 PM EDT Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will include songs such as Gladys ...

  28. Charlotte Church Slams the ‘Culture of Demeaning Women in Pop Music’

    October 15, 2013 6:06 AM EDT U.K. singer Charlotte Church late Monday criticized the hypersexualization of young female music stars, lashing out at the likes of Miley Cyrus and Rihanna for their raunchy performances. The 27-year-old Welsh musician, who was one of the British ...

  29. Sinead O'Connor Says Miley Cyrus Supporters Are Urging Her to Commit Suicide

    October 08, 2013 10:10 PM EDT It's round four of a week-long exchange between Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus, with the former penning a new and lengthy letter claiming that the pop singer's actions have led cyber-bullies to urge her to commit suicide. O' ...

  30. Miley Cyrus Parodies Government Shutdown, Performs the Hits on 'SNL'

    October 06, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Saturday night with Miley was neither the trainwreck nor the twerk-filled spectacle many expected it to become. Instead, the second episode of the new season of "Saturday Night Live" was just the right amount of audacious and, at best ...

  31. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor&# ...

  32. Miley Cyrus Mocks Sinead O'Connor: 'Before Amanda Bynes There Was...'

    October 03, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has received your open letter, Sinead O'Connor, with its warnings against "selling your body" for attention and profit. In response the 20-year-old pop singer, fresh off her first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Wrecking Ball,& ...

  33. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  34. Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born) With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown ...

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  36. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  37. iHeartRadio 2012: Pink, Pitbull and Prince Own Closing Night

    September 23, 2012 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I haven't sung some of these songs in awhile… I've been busy," said P!nk , several songs into her opening set on the second and final night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Saturday. The singer was referencing her ...

  38. Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Bret McKenzie Nominated For World Soundtrack Awards

    August 13, 2012 2:54 PM EDT Songs performed by Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Academy Award winner Bret McKenzie are in contention for the World Soundtrack Awards 2012 handed out at the Ghent International Film Festival. The World Soundtrack Academy hands out awards in three cat ...

  39. Updated: UMG-EMI Divestment Package Revealed: Universal to Keep the Beatles

    July 27, 2012 1:09 PM EDT A source close to the situation told Billboard.biz the contents of the divestment package submitted today by Universal Music Group for its proposed acquisition of EMI' s recorded-music division to the European Commission. If accepted, it will ...

  40. Chart Moves: Usher's 'Climax' Arrives, Young the Giant's 'Glee' Gain, Maroon 5's 'Hands' Hits 1 Million

    March 01, 2012 9:09 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rebounds for a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and vocal group the Wanted blasts 23-5 with its debut hit, "Glad You C ...

  41. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor Hospitalized, Bamboozle Adds More Artists

    January 18, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sinead O'Connor Returns To Hospital For Depression One week after declaring herself "really unwell" on Twitter, Sinead O'Connor has announced that she ...

  42. Sinead O'Connor Says She's Putting Love, Marriage Behind Her

    January 13, 2012 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor 's very public relationship with husband Barry Herridge has taken a new -- and seemingly final -- turn. "The behaviour of one particular paper resulted in very serious damage to my husband and myself personally and con ...

  43. Sinead O' Connor Cries For Help: 'I'm Really Unwell'

    January 11, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Troubled Singer Asked for Psychiatrist Recommendations on Twitter In the latest alarming incident in what has been a tumultuous month for Sinead O'Connor , the Irish singer-songwriter has taken to Twitter to ask her fans for psychiatrist recomm ...

  44. Sinead O'Connor and Husband Reconcile After Rocky Month

    January 04, 2012 8:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor 's roller coaster marriage appears to be back on. After announcing the end of the union 18 days after her Las Vegas ceremony in December, the singer and husband Barry Herridge are working it out, according to O'Connor& ...

  45. Sinead O'Connor to Wed for Fourth Time

    December 07, 2011 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor 's publicized and colorful search for a "wham-bam" lover man has snagged the singer a fourth husband, she announced on her website on Wednesday. The "Nothing Compares 2 U" star gave one day's notice ...

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