1. Bubbling Under: Jayme Dee 'Tip Toes' Up; Also Devlin, Jekalyn Carr, Los Cadillacs

    August 30, 2012 12:42 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Jayme Dee, Devlin, Jekalyn Carr and Los Cadillacs Jayme Dee Southern California sin ...

  2. Berry Gordy-Inspired 'Motown' Musical to Hit Broadway Next Year

    June 26, 2012 6:28 PM EDT A musical based on the life of legendary Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is set to open on Broadway next year. Producers said Tuesday that "Motown," with 81-year-old Gordy writing his own book, will open in the spring of 2013 at a Ned ...

  3. R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back': Track-By-Track Review

    June 26, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly is a man of many skills -- all of which he stretches on his 11th studio album, "Write Me Back." R. Kelly, who wrote and produced all but two songs, colors in his 12-track set with influences from nostalgic old-school soundscapes. ...

  4. Summer Music Preview: New Artists Are Hot In Here

    May 24, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Chris Brown Album title: Fortune Label: RCA Management: Tina Davis, TDC/Phase Too Release date: July 3 Chris Brown continues down the comeback road he began paving with 2011's "F.A.M.E." That project's cache of hot singles ("D ...

  5. Gavin DeGraw Booted From 'Dancing With The Stars'

    April 18, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sweetness is gone for Gavin DeGraw on "Dancing with the Stars." The singer-songwriter and his professional partner, Karina Smirnoff, were bounced from the ABC show Tuesday after the judges' scores were combined with viewers' ...

  6. Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Ron Wood, George Clinton: Behind the Scenes at the Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

    April 15, 2012 5:24 PM EDT Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ro ...

  7. Rock Hall of Fame: 10 Things Seen & Heard Behind the Scenes

    April 15, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ronn ...

  8. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  9. The Miracles Grateful of Effort to Get Them Into Rock Hall of Fame

    April 13, 2012 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime," Claudette Robinson tells Billboard Smokey Robinson got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Now the rest of his Motown group, the Miracles, are happy to be joining him at this y ...

  10. Rock Hall: Axl Rose Will Miss Faces Reunion, Chili Peppers + More

    April 12, 2012 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day Still Confirmed to Induct Guns N' Roses on April 14 G uns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend, despite Axl Rose's bombshell decision on Wednesday to boycott the event due to various gri ...

  11. Smokey Robinson Studying Spanish For New Record

    March 12, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Smokey Robinson started his music career with a song called "Got a Job," and rest assured the Motown legend even at 72, is working as hard as many of his younger proteges. Robinson tells Billboard.com that he has two albums in the works -- ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen Playing 'Intimate' SXSW Show

    February 28, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play an intimate concert on March 15 at the South by Southwest Media Conference and Festival, the annual gathering of music, film and tech industry professionals. The festival, dubbed SXSW, announced the ...

  13. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Backbeat: Grammy Camp Jazz Sessions Celebrates 20th Anniversary,

    February 10, 2012 11:00 AM EST Ron McCurdy, a professor at USC, and Grammy Camp student Ashley Levin from Augusta, Ga., prepare to listen to a recording of "Soul Fly," an original composition by McCurdy. (Photo: Justino Aguila) Paul McCartney was standing in the same ...

  16. Rock Hall Inducting Bands of 6 Iconic Members

    February 09, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Buddy Holly's Crickets, Smokey Robinson's Miracles Have Been Added to Class of 2012 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says six additional groups will be inducted this year after a committee determined they should be recognized with previously ...

  17. Rock Hall Adds Six Groups, Including Miracles, Crickets to List of Inductees

    February 09, 2012 7:30 AM EST CLEVELAND (AP) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says six additional groups will be inducted this year after a committee determined they should be recognized with previously enshrined original lead singers. The Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, ...

  18. Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Also Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    January 24, 2012 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning artist will bring his Compound Entertainment imprint to the venerable label and take on a creat ...

  19. Exclusive: Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Also Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    January 24, 2012 7:24 PM EST Left to right: Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo and Ethiopia Habtemariam Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning artist will bring his Compound Ent ...

  20. Neil Diamond Prepping New Material: 'The Songs Are Just Coming'

    December 07, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After celebrating his past with an assortment of honors and the new retrospective "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," some new music awaits Diamond on the other side of a greatest hits tour slated for next su ...

  21. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker

    December 01, 2011 7:46 PM EST 0 0 0 The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival announced this morning that Bruce Springsteen will be keynote speaker for next year's event. The keynote will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Convention Center in Aust ...

  22. Motown's Berry Gordy Proud of How His Offspring, LMFAO, Have Gone From 'Nothing to Everything'

    November 21, 2011 4:25 PM EST It may sound like trivia, but Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records and longtime music industry veteran, is in fact related to the guys in LMFAO. That's right, the man who discovered and nurtured the Supremes, the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder ...

  23. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend A ...

  24. Report: Chris Brown Missed Michael Jackson Tribute For Tour Dates, Not UK Ban

    October 10, 2011 8:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown was not among the artists who paid tribute to Michael Jackson in Wales over the weekend, but the singer's rep reportedly claims it was a tour date conflict--not a UK ban over his past criminal record--that kept him from joining the ...

  25. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially with ...

  26. Black Eyed Peas Pull Out of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    October 06, 2011 7:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of this week's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. Organizers say the band, whose hits include "I Gotta Feeling," has withdrawn due to "unavoidable circumstances." Christina Aguilera ...

  27. Marv Tarplin, Miracles Guitarist, Dies at 70

    October 05, 2011 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marv Tarplin, the guitarist whose riffs and melodies helped frame the sound of one of Motown's biggest acts, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday (Sept. 30) at home in Las Vegas. He was 70. A cause of death has not been determined, ...

  28. Black Eyed Peas to Play at Michael Jackson Tribute

    September 23, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas will perform at next month's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. They'll join Christina Aguilera , Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green at the "Michael Forever" show. Frontman Will.i.am -- who worked with Ja ...

  29. Exclusive: Daryl Hall's Web Show Coming to Broadcast TV

    September 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After nearly four years as an Internet sensation, Daryl Hall's "Live From Daryl's House" is coming to broadcast TV. The award-winning music and conversation program, debuts in 95 markets on Sept. 24 with back-to-back half-hour ep ...

  30. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Has a Host: Jamie Foxx

    September 12, 2011 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx has been named to host the Michael Jackson tribute concert planned for October in Wales. Foxx's spokesman said Monday that the Oscar-winning star of "Ray" would host "Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert." It is ...

  31. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Slashed Ticket Prices Spark Fan Concern

    September 09, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson fans are up in arms over slashed ticket prices for a tribute concert already marred by controversy. Planned for October 8 in Cardiff, Wales, "Michael Forever" was organized by Global Live Events in an effort to pay tribute ...

  32. Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson Pay Tribute at Esther Gordy Edwards' Funeral

    August 31, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. drew knowing laughs at the funeral for his sister -- former label executive and Motown Historical Museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards, who died Aug. 24 at the age of 91 , after a long illness -- when he ackn ...

  33. Janet Jackson Not Attending Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 29, 2011 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson said Monday she won't attend a planned tribute concert for her older brother Michael in Wales because the show coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in the King of Pop's death. The singer's one-sentence statement ...

  34. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Organizers, Fans & Family Butt Heads

    August 26, 2011 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribute. ...

  35. Esther Edwards Gordy, 'The Mother of Motown,' Dead at 91

    August 25, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Esther Edwards Gordy (right) circa 1967 with Smokey Robinson at the Motown offices (Photo: Getty Images) Esther Edwards Gordy was known by many as the "Mother of Motown," a longtime company executive who served in a variety of capacities ...

  36. Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Demand Tribute Concert Cancellation

    August 23, 2011 1:27 PM EDT A group of Michael Jackson fan clubs across the world have banded together in an open letter to event organizers, asking for the cancellation of a Michael Jackson tribute concert scheduled for Oct. 8 in Wales, Reuters reports . The 35 fan clubs sa ...

  37. Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Demand Tribute Concert Cancellation

    August 23, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A group of Michael Jackson fan clubs across the world have banded together in an open letter to event organizers, asking for the cancellation of a Michael Jackson tribute concert scheduled for Oct. 8 in Wales, Reuters reports . The 35 fan clubs said ...

  38. Beyonce To Perform at Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Via Satellite: Report

    August 22, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé will perform via satellite at the Michael Jackson tribute concert, Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert, being held in Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on October 8, according to TMZ . Beyoncé Owns NYC in '4' Concert Debut Acco ...

  39. KISS Removed from Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Lineup

    August 16, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped Kiss from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a day ...

  40. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coaches ...

  41. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Mo ...

  42. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's ...

  43. Wilson Phillips Gets New Boost from 'Bridesmaids' Movie

    May 22, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 W ilson Phillips' "Hold On" is reaching a new audience thanks to the film "Bridesmaids," 21 years after the song hit No. 1. It's one of the key tracks in the movie, whose 13-song Relativity Music Group soundtrack also b ...

  44. Aretha Franklin Performs at 69th Birthday Party

    March 26, 2011 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin proved her voice is still divine at 69 as she gave a brief but rousing performance at a swank birthday party in her honor. Tony Bennett , Smokey Robinson , music mogul Clive Davis, Bette Midler and Gayle King were among the celebriti ...

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