1. Stevie Wonder to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2012 6:05 PM EDT This year's Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand A ...

  2. Auditioning for 'The Voice': One Contestant's Experience

    May 08, 2012 10:40 AM EDT "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just jeans and a t-shirt." New York-based acoustic singer/songwriter Sarah J is remembering the eclectic crowd of fellow contestants at her recent audition for NBC& ...

  3. What's It Like to Audition for 'The Voice'?

    May 08, 2012 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of tonight's season finale, singer/songwriter Sarah J takes us through the process, from signing up to singing ... and awaiting the judge's verdict. "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just j ...

  4. Burt Bacharach & Hal David To Be Honored by President Obama

    May 07, 2012 6:51 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, a duo whose pop melodies and lyrics regularly hit the charts in the 1960s and early 1970s despite competition from more so ...

  5. New Kylie Minogue Greatest Hits Album Due in June

    May 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues the celebration of her 25th year in the music business with the announcement of her new greatest hits album, "The Best of Kylie Minogue." The 21-song set will be released on June 19 in the U.S. and June 4 i ...

  6. International Jazz Day Celebrated at United Nations, New Orleans With Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Others

    May 01, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string ...

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, th ...

  8. Video: 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments From 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 8:04 PM EDT "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the biggest musical artists of all time. And whether he was watching the Village People guide the "Bandsta ...

  9. Watch 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments on 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Remembering Dick Clark SLIDESHOW: His Life & Career • Dick Clark Dead at 82 • Ryan Seacrest Reacts "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the bigges ...

  10. 'Glee' Cast Notches 200th Hit on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 3:42 PM EDT With two more debuts this week, the cast of Fox's "Glee" ups its total of career charted songs on the Billboard Hot 100 to a milestone 200 titles. Amazingly, the TV troupe has reached the sum in less than three years. The cast fir ...

  11. 'Glee' Cast Notches 200th Hit on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Fox TV troupe has blasted to the record-extending milestone in less than three years. With two more debuts this week, the cast of Fox's "Glee" ups its total of career charted songs on the Billboard Hot 100 to a milestone 200 title ...

  12. Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Announced for 2012 Outside Lands Fest

    April 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT (Photo: Robert Hooman) Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park fr ...

  13. Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young Headlining

    April 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder , Metallica , Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12. The 201 ...

  14. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  15. Rock Hall Inducts Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    April 15, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the high rollers at t ...

  16. 'The Voice' Recap: Lindsey Soars as the Show Goes Live

    April 03, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round. Th ...

  17. Aretha Franklin To Reunite With Clive Davis For New Album

    March 26, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin has a lot more than her 70th birthday to celebrate: She's reuniting with one of her musical mentors, Clive Davis, for a new album. In an interview at her swanky birthday party on Saturday, Franklin said she and Davis, who helped ...

  18. Aretha Franklin Celebrates 70th Birthday, Re-Signs With Clive Davis

    March 26, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Aretha Franklin has a lot more than her 70th birthday to celebrate: She's reuniting with one of her musical mentors, Clive Davis, for a new album. In an interview at her swanky birthday party on Saturday, Franklin said she and Davis, who help ...

  19. International Radio Festival Names Dominique Leguern President of Advisory Board

    March 21, 2012 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 Dominique Leguern was appointed president of the International Radio Festival's first-ever advisory board, after spending 12 years as the head of MIDEM. The festival, which celebrates its third birthday this September in Zurich, Switzerland, plan ...

  20. 'American Idol's' Jermaine Jones Disqualified From Competition

    March 14, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Gentle Giant' of Season 11 Tweets That He's Gone Jermaine Jones is apparently out on "American Idol." The 25-year-old vocal instructor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday night that he no longer would be on the Fox singin ...

  21. 'Idol' Finalist Phillip Phillips Hospitalized: Report

    March 08, 2012 9:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" contestant Phillip Phillips was hospitalized on Thursday, according to TMZ . The site reported that the Top 13 finalist has had five procedures to deal with kidney stones, an issue for the guitar-playing singer since Octobe ...

  22. Whitney Houston Funeral: Family, Friends, Fans Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:49 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Sa ...

  23. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Satu ...

  24. Watch Whitney Houston's Funeral Live

    February 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com Will Carry the live video of Singer's Memorial Service video by Ustream Whitney Houston's loved ones have gathered today (Feb. 18) for a private funeral service at Newark, N.J.'s New Hope Baptist Church. But fans worldwi ...

  25. Whitney Houston Funeral Service Live Streamed Here Sat. 2/18 at 12:00 p.m. ET (Watch)

    February 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST Whitney Houston's loved ones will gather today, Saturday Feb. 18, for a private funeral service at Newark, N.J.'s New Hope Baptist Church. But fans worldwide will be able to mourn and remember the life and legacy of the music superstar v ...

  26. Web Trends: Whitney's Funeral

    February 17, 2012 4:20 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  27. Franklin, Wonder to Sing at Whitney Houston Funeral

    February 16, 2012 7:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the private funeral of Whitney Houston on Saturday in what promises to be a very musical service. Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Bro ...

  28. Drake and Common's Grammy Beef: Report

    February 15, 2012 9:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake and Common 's beef made its way to the Grammy Awards, according to several reports. According to MediaTakeOut 's "reliable insider," the feuding rappers got into a brief "fist fight" backstage after exchanging wor ...

  29. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M. ...

  30. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:31 PM EST Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and ...

  31. Whitney Houston's Death Still Under Investigation, Police May Release More Info Today

    February 13, 2012 8:31 AM EST A makeshift Whitney Houston memorial popped on Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday night (Feb. 11) near the Beverly Hilton where the much-beloved singer passed-away. (Photo: Bill Werde) LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whitney Houston's life of glorious song an ...

  32. Backbeat: Stevie Wonder Brings the House Down @ Will.I.Am's Grammy Charity Concert

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Continent hopping: Fresh off the plane from MIDEM in France, BMG Rights Management CEO Hartwig Masuch (left) and BMG Rights Management COO of North America Laurent Hubert enjoy the show. (Photo: Mitchell Peters) The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. U.K. Music Launches Equality & Diversity Charter

    February 09, 2012 1:23 PM EST Keith Harris, director of performer affairs at U.K. collecting society PPL and spokesperson for the Alliance for Diversity in Music & Media (ADMM), horrified an audience of music and media folk yesterday (Feb. 8) at the launch of the British m ...

  35. Paul McCartney To Debut New Songs On iTunes Streaming

    February 09, 2012 7:46 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Paul McCartney will debut the songs from his new album "Kisses on the Bottom" in a free live streaming performance on iTunes. The performance takes place at 10 p.m. EST Thursday from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles where m ...

  36. Jay-Z Enters New Musical Heights at Carnegie Hall

    February 07, 2012 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Many notable artists have performed at Carnegie Hall, but last night (Mon. Feb 6), the stage belonged to Jay-Z . Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is the second hip-hop act to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean did so in 2001, acoompanied by Stevie Wonde ...

  37. This Week In Billboard History: The Day The Music Died (& The Show Went On); Motown Goes Pat Boone

    February 06, 2012 5:29 PM EST : The Day The Music Died (And The Show Went On) How did Billboard cover the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson ("The Big Bopper")? The headline on the page six story in the Feb. 9, 1959 issue reveals the angle: ...

  38. This Week in Billboard History: First Openly Gay Comedy Album Released; Is Rock Dead?

    January 24, 2012 2:30 PM EST Even before the Beatles backlash, radio programmers were resistant to "raucous" rock and roll preferring to play anodyne "sweeter, swinging sounds." - 1960: Will Rock & Roll Be Replaced by "Sensible Programming"? ...

  39. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  40. S.O.B.'s Annual MLK Day Show Canceled Due to Poor Ticket Sales

    January 17, 2012 3:48 PM EST On Sunday, Jan. 15, something strange happened at S.O.B.'s: for the first time in over a decade, the lower Manhattan club did not host a showcase in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on the night before the national holiday. A ...

  41. Backbeat: Mervyn Warren On Clearing Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Usher Songs For 'Joyful Noise' Sdtk

    January 17, 2012 11:09 AM EST Composer, pianist and singer Mervyn Warren went on a whirlwind promotional tour for the Warner Bros. film "Joyful Noise" last week flying cross-country to appear on "Late Night With David Letterman" with Dolly Parton on Thursda ...

  42. Urban Power List: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: MotownRecords.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Wonder Woman Without a doubt, one of this year's hottest unfolding stories is ...

  43. Blue Ivy Carter Youngest Person Ever To Appear On A Billboard Chart

    January 11, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 If you guessed that Baby Carter would grow up to be a star because of her ubiquitous, famous parents, you were probably right. If you anticipated her first song being released in her tweens, a la Willow Smith , you were dead wrong. Try within hours ...

  44. Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce's Daughter, Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Appear on a Billboard Chart

    January 11, 2012 3:47 PM EST If you guessed that Baby Carter would grow up to be a star because of her ubiquitous, famous parents, Jay-Z and Beyonce, you were probably right. If you anticipated her first song not being released until she was in her tweens, a la Willow Smith, ...

  45. Paul McCartney Reveals 'Kisses On The Bottom' Track List

    January 09, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney has revealed the full track list to "Kisses On The Bottom," the singer-songwriter's first album since 2007 that is set for a Feb. 7 release on Hear Music/Concord Records. McCartney's follow-up to "Memory Almos ...

  46. Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Named 2012 Black Women In Music Honorees (Exclusive)

    January 09, 2012 9:50 AM EST Grammy Award nominee Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Featuring an exclusive performance by Rowland and special guest Eve, the Feb. 8 inv ...

  47. Kelly Rowland To Be Honored at 2012 Black Women In Music Event

    January 09, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy Award nominee Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Featuring an exclusive performance by Rowland and special guest Eve , the Feb. 8 invi ...

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