1. Jennifer Lopez To Receive Icon Award At 2014 Billboard Music Awards

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  2. Jennifer Lopez to Receive Icon Award at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 05, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 1.011 k 808 0 Lopez will perform two songs at the May 18 event: She and Pitbull will premiere their World Cup anthem, plus Lopez will debut her new single "First Love" Jennifer Lopez will be feted with the Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music ...

  3. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  4. Third World's William 'Bunny Rugs' Clark Honored by Surviving Band Members, Others

    February 27, 2014 1:54 PM EST The life and music of William "Bunny Rugs" Clark, 65, lead singer of the evergreen reggae band Third World who passed away on Feb. 2, was celebrated on Monday, Feb. 24 at a service at Kingston's Holy Trinity Cathedral. A concert imm ...

  5. Charlie Wilson Talks New Uptempo Album & Recording With Kanye West

    February 19, 2014 1:33 PM EST 0 1 0 The singer says he's been working with Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Wiz Khalifa. Charlie Wilson isn't stopping anytime soon. If anything, the legendary singer/songwriter is hustling harder. On the heels of his gu ...

  6. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  7. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Steve Harvey Taking Awards Show to Atlanta; UMGD Launches Black History Month Campaign; and More

    February 10, 2014 8:16 PM EST -- Syndicated morning radio personality/TV talk show host Steve Harvey is taking his annual Ford Neighborhood Awards and Weekend Expo to Atlanta this year. Now in its 12th year, the four-day event will mark its first time in Atlanta when it hits t ...

  8. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Pl ...

  9. Third World Reggae Star William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke Dead at 65

    February 05, 2014 12:07 PM EST William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie s ...

  10. Grammy Awards Rock Charts, Daft Punk Returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST Now that a full week has passed since the Grammy Awards, the Billboard charts are properly rocked by the show and its many winners and performers. (The latest Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking week ended on February 2. It captures the first seven d ...

  11. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  12. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance o ...

  13. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Britney Spears Scores Her First No. 1

    January 27, 2014 8:05 AM EST Fifteen years ago this week, Spears topped the Hot 100 for the first time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Stevie Wonder, Alan Jackson and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billbo ...

  14. Madonna Could Be Performing With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at GRAMMYs

    January 25, 2014 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer may sing "Same Love" with the rap duo Yesterday, it was confirmed that Madonna will be making an appearance onstage at the 56th GRAMMYs tomorrow (Jan. 26). Now, in the spirit of intriguing collaborations the ceremony generally p ...

  15. Daft Punk to Wear Star Wars Helmets During GRAMMY Performance

    January 25, 2014 2:53 PM EST 0 0 0 French duo will perform with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers Rehearsals for the 56th annual GRAMMYs are well underway at multiple locations around Los Angeles, which means details are starting to emerge about Sunday night's all-star pe ...

  16. New Barbra Streisand Duets Album Coming Soon, With Beyonce & Lady Gaga?

    January 25, 2014 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Album could also include Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and more Superstar diva Barbra Streisand is preparing a new duets album, and it may feature the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Blake Shelton. Her publicist confirmed the forthcoming duets set tod ...

  17. Macklemore, Daft Punk, Lorde, Jay Z & Beyonce: Retailers Predict This Year’s Grammys Bump

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM EST With the GRAMMYs coming up this Sunday, industry prognosticators are laying down their bets on who could be the big sales winners at the show. The industry consensus appears to be that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde have the best chance to ...

  18. Carnival Records Founder Joe Evans Dies

    January 23, 2014 3:07 AM EST Joe Evans, well-respected musician and founder of Carnival Records, died on Jan. 17 in Richmond, Virginia of undisclosed causes. He was 97 years old.  Evans established Carnival in 1961. Affiliated with more than 30 solo artists and groups, the la ...

  19. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 14, 2014 12:23 PM EST A pair of Fab rock legends will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will pe ...

  20. Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder to Team Up at Grammy Awards

    January 05, 2014 8:28 PM EST 2.938 k 294 2 The electronic duo will also pair with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and "Random Access Memories" session musicians Continuing the awards show's precedent of intriguing mashups in addition to showcasing some of the top songs ...

  21. Richie Sambora On Rejoining Bon Jovi In 2014: 'I Would Think About It'

    December 12, 2013 5:12 AM EST 0 0 0 For 30 years, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora lived his life on the rock 'n' roll treadmill of writing, recording, and touring until 2013 when the Woodbridge, NJ native did the unimaginable: he quit. “We were the hardest working band in ...

  22. INFINITE, Icona Pop, Ylvis & East Meet West Collabs Rock 2013 MAMAs: Video Highlights

    November 25, 2013 8:20 PM EST 0 0 0 From CL joining Icona Pop's girl power to Crayon Pop and Ylvis teaming for onstage antics, here's five must-see MAMA performances. The early planning stages of the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) revealed an emphasis on culture-mashin ...

  23. K-Pop Star G-Dragon Wins Four at Asian Music Awards

    November 25, 2013 6:13 AM EST South Korean pop star G-Dragon won four awards, including the artist of the year honor, at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong. Honors mostly remained close to home at the local equivalent of the MTV Music Video Awards, which this ...

  24. Viral Sensations Ylvis & Crayon Pop to Collaborate Onstage at 2013 MAMAs

    November 14, 2013 6:40 PM EST Stevie Wonder and Icona Pop also join K-pop stars 2NE1 and EXO at Korea's biggest music award show, the Mnet Asian Music Awards. Two viral sensations of the East and West will join forces at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs), South Kor ...

  25. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10

    November 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer ties Elvis Presley for eighth place for the most top 10s in the chart's history. She also bests Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who thi ...

  26. Stevie Wonder Working on Two Albums for 2014

    October 30, 2013 6:13 AM EDT Stevie Wonder plans to release two albums next year, including some newly written songs, and he's working on a third. The 63-year-old performer said in an interview Tuesday that his first albums in eight years would be "When the World Be ...

  27. Stevie Wonder to Perform Entire 'Songs In The Key Of Life' at Holiday Benefit

    October 29, 2013 6:02 PM EDT Stevie Wonder announced today that he will perform his landmark album "Songs in the Key of Life" in its entirety at his 18th annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert. The concert will take place Dec. 21 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.  &quo ...

  28. Stevie Wonder Speaks Out, Bono Surprises at Global Citizen Festival

    September 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT An impassioned speech on guns by Wonder and slick sets by Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings of Leon highlight a day of doing right in Central Park Stevie Wonder made believers out of a youthful crowd of 60,000-plus at the Global Citizen Festiv ...

  29. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  30. From the Billboard Archives 10/6/1973: Plastics Shortage Threatens Industry, B.B. King Gets a Diploma, Musicians Dress Up for 'The Rock Event'

    September 19, 2013 5:05 PM EDT This issue of Billboard dated Oct. 6, 1973 features a different layout from our previous From the Archive column from the issue when Dylan went electric at Newport Folk Festival, dated Aug. 7, 1965. It's headlined by an early version of our ...

  31. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washingto ...

  32. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  33. Noted Industry Publicist Patti Webster Dies

    September 13, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Patti Webster, the founder and CEO of the well-known and highly respected public relations agency W&W Public Relations, Inc., died today (Sept. 13) after a prolonged illness. Webster launched Middlesex, New Jersey-based W&W in 1991. Over ...

  34. MLB to Co-Produce New York's Global Citizen Festival with AEG Live

    August 30, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Major League Baseball is dipping into the music business after buying the distribution rights for an upcoming concert in New York's Central Park. Through its digital media company, MLB Advanced Media, the league will co-produce this year� ...

  35. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  36. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales da ...

  37. Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys & John Mayer To Headline Global Citizen Fest

    July 11, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 ...

  38. Global Citizen Festival: Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer Heading to Central Park

    July 11, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 in ...

  39. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Liv ...

  40. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  41. Chart Moves: Hezekiah Walker's Best Week Ever, Harry Connick, Jr.'s 21st Top 10 Jazz Album

    June 21, 2013 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Black Sabbath scored its first No. 1 as 13 bowed in the top slot with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Elsewhere in the top 10, Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the "Man of Stee ...

  42. Motown Founder Berry Gordy Memoir Goes Digital

    June 07, 2013 1:44 AM EDT The Berry Gordy memoir which inspired the Broadway hit "Motown: The Musical" is being reissued as an e-book. Gordy's "To Be Loved," first published in 1994, had been out of print. The e-edition is scheduled for release Thu ...

  43. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  44. ACM Awards 2013: 10 Best Moments

    April 08, 2013 7:00 AM EDT All Things ACMs Miranda Lambert Owns the Night Missed It? Watch the 10 Best Moments Stevie & Hunter Heading to the Studio? 8 Backstage Moments What You Didn't See at the ACMs Concert Red Carpet and Show Photos Check Out a Full Winners ...

  45. Stevie Wonder, Hunter Hayes Teaming Up at ACMs

    April 02, 2013 8:46 AM EDT Ahead of Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, show producers revealed several performance details during a conference call with reporters on Monday. Among the revelations: Taylor Swift and Keith Urban will join Tim McGraw for a performance of ...

  46. Stevie Wonder/ Bud Light Squeaks Past Jimmy Cliff/ Volkswagen for Most-Tweeted Super Bowl Ad: Brand Bowl

    February 04, 2013 12:23 AM EST Not surprisingly, Beyonce was the most-Tweeted artist of Super Bowl 47 by a mile. But the race for most-Tweeted music-related commercial was very close – with Bud Light’s Stevie Wonder-starring ad slipping past Volkswagen and Jimmy Cliff by less ...

  47. Beyonce Top-Tweeted Artist for Super Bowl 2013 by a Mile: Brand Bowl

    February 03, 2013 11:59 PM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sent ...

  48. Super Bowl Ads: PSY, Flaming Lips & Usher Star in Awesome Commercials

    February 03, 2013 11:50 PM EST Music was all over this year's Super Bowl, from Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys' musical salutes to America to Beyonce's epic, kaleidoscopic halftime show-slash-Destiny's Child reunion. But many of the night's most memorab ...

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