1. 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 ...

  2. 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' ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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&# ...

  5. 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,& ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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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  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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& ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Turntable.fm's Seth Goldstein, Glassnote's Daniel Glass Talk Business Models, Major-Label Resistance to Digital at Billboard FutureSound

    November 18, 2011 4:40 PM EST Turntable.fm's Seth Goldstein with Topspin's Ian Rogers at Billboard's FutureSound Conference in San Francisco Friday . (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) Opening day two of Billboard's FutureSound conference in San Fran ...

  20. MTV's Second O Music Awards Set For Oct. 31

    September 27, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just six-months after their inaugural O Music Awards, MTV Music Group is back for more. The organization announced on Tuesday, Sept. 27 that they have set a second OMA celebration for Oct. 31, 2011. The digital awards show honors artists, innovators ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Ne-Yo Engaged, Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne

    September 19, 2011 6:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Ne-Yo Engaged, Expecting Child Ne-Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw are reportedly planning to tie the knot and expecting a second child together. The 31-year-old R&B s ...

  22. Sinead O'Connor On the Hunt for Sex

    August 30, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sinead O'Connor is looking for, well, what Justin Bieber might call a snake named Johnson: the Irish singer has taken to her website and Twitter account to make a public inquiry and search for a good man and a good time. She explains her situat ...

  23. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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 ...

  24. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Eddie Vedder, Kristine W

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROCK AND 'ROLLING': By spending a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" is the longest-reigning No. 1 sung by a woman and to have appeared in the top 15 of a Billboard rock chart since anothe ...

  25. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

    May 11, 2011 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294 ...

  26. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition

    May 06, 2011 6:55 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 ...

  27. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the an ...

  28. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 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 ...

  29. Sara Bareilles Sings from the 'Heart' At L.A. Show

    September 30, 2010 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Judging from her recent No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart, Sara Bareilles has quite a following. And while chart position says a lot about broad consumer appeal, she is much more than the typical studio musician who can sell albums. Tuesd ...

  30. U2, Glen Hansard Star in 'Music of Ireland' Documentary

    August 27, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 U 2 , Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will ...

  31. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda L ...

  32. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more musi ...

  33. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor In PBS 'Music of Ireland' Doc

    February 10, 2010 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2 , Pete Seeger , Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to oth ...

  34. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor Among Artists In Irish Music Doc

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to oth ...

  35. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family with "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special." A wide range of celebrity guests join in on the fes 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse int ...

  36. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 ...

  38. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Lo ...

  39. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel c ...

  40. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricard ...

  41. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Ho ...

  42. R.E.M., NIN, STP Set For Voodoo Music Experience

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the 10th Voodoo Music Experience, Billbord.com can reveal. The event will be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park; Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails ...

  43. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" during a live broadcast from Nashville. Her prizes include a recording 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-ol ...

  44. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sex ...

  45. U2 Hits The Studio In Dublin

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 has hit the studio in Dublin to continue work on its next album with longtime collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. "We're going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece," L U2 has hit the studio in Dublin t ...

  46. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split comes from Lachey, in the form of the ballad "What's Left of Me." The track premieres at 12:01 AM ET via AOL Music. 2006 - The first new music to emerge f ...

  47. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original sco 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Re ...

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