1. The 100 Biggest Summer Songs of All Time: A Complete List

    June 07, 2017 10:02 AM EDT Looking back nearly 60 years and ranking the one-hit wonders, pop outliers and funky jams reveals how the season's most massive singles share two essential elements: sincere emotion and a touch of novelty.   Faith Evans and Sean "Diddy&q ...

  2. Green Day, Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Cover 'Johnny B. Goode' in Tribute to Chuck Berry

    March 20, 2017 8:14 PM EDT The legendary Chuck Berry died over the weekend. Pretty much every band today owes a debt to Chuck Berry -- the dude more or less invented rock and roll music -- and a whole bunch of people decided to pay tribute by covering “Johnny B. Goode,” perh ...

  3. Watch Sting Perform 'The Empty Chair' at the 2017 Oscars

    February 26, 2017 9:16 PM EST 0 0 0 In one of the evening's most somber moments, Sting performed an emotional rendition of his Oscar-nominated song “The Empty Chair” at the 2017 Oscars. The song, with music by J. Ralph, was featured on the soundtrack of Jim: The James Foley Story ...

  4. Justin Timberlake, Sting, John Legend & Lin-Manuel Miranda to Perform Nominated Songs at Oscars

    February 10, 2017 3:21 PM EST 0 0 5 Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting , Justin Timberlake and John Legend will perform at this year's Oscars, it was announced Friday (Feb. 10). Miranda will be joined by Auli'i Cravalho, who voiced the lead character in Moana , and the two will perfo ...

  5. Sting Hopes to 'Shine More Light' on 'Jim: The James Foley Story' Documentary With Oscar Nomination

    January 24, 2017 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Sting has written plenty of tunes for movies before, including three previous best original song Oscar contenders. But he felt an added responsibility when he penned the lyrics to “The Empty Chair,” the end-credits song in Jim: The James Foley Story ...

  6. How the NMPA Fights For Music Publishers -- With Help From Sting, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi and More

    January 20, 2017 1:41 PM EST 0 0 0 David Israelite talks the National Music Publishers' Association's 100th anniversary. In 2005, when David Israelite was recruited to leave a key post at the U.S. Department of Justice to run the National Music Publishers’ Association, he w ...

  7. Bruce Springsteen, Sting and More Celebrate the Season at Carnegie Hall Rainforest Benefit

    December 15, 2016 2:01 PM EST 0 0 3 Bruce Springsteen gave the crowd at Sting and Trudie Styler's biannual Rainforest Fund concert at Carnegie Hall quite an early Christmas present Wednesday night (Dec. 13), as he emerged from the back of the hall to kick-start his set. "Ho, ...

  8. Leonard Cohen Remembered on Billboard 200, Sting Debuts in Top 10

    November 21, 2016 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 As A Tribe Called Quest bows at No. 1 on the new Billboard 200 albums chart with We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service — marking the act’s first No. 1 in over 20 years — the rest of the top 10 gets shaken up by holiday tunes, a late legend, ...

  9. James Arthur, Illy Rule Australia's Charts

    November 21, 2016 4:36 AM EST 0 0 0 British singer James Arthur   begins week six at the summit of Australia’s singles chart with “Say You Won’t Let Go” (Columbia/Sony) while homegrown rapper Illy nabs his first-ever No. 1 album Down Under with Two Degrees (Warner) and Leonard Cohen a ...

  10. Watch Sting Blaze Through a Medley of Hits at the 2016 AMAs

    November 20, 2016 10:51 PM EST 0 0 3 Award of Merit recipient Sting strapped on his bass to perform a medley of hits tonight at the American Music Awards. After being introduced by Robert Downey Jr. -- a recent live collaborator -- he blended the new with the old, starting with 57TH &a ...

  11. Eagles of Death Metal Member Wasn't Denied Entry to Bataclan, Says Band's Manager (Exclusive)

    November 12, 2016 7:08 PM EST Jesse Hughes "never even tried entering the club," the MGMT Company's Marc Pollack tells Billboard. A report out of Paris claiming that two Eagles of Death Metal members, including frontman Jesse Hughes, were forced to leave Sting ’s ...

  12. Sting Reopens Bataclan With 'Fragile,' Tribute to David Bowie and Prince

    November 12, 2016 5:08 PM EST 0 0 9 "We’ve got two important things to do tonight: first, to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago and to celebrate the life and the music of this historic venue." A day shy of the anniversary of the Paris att ...

  13. Revisiting the Bataclan's Paris Neighborhood a Year After the Terrorist Attacks

    November 12, 2016 12:00 PM EST 0 0 5 How surrounding businesses are faring after a 15 percent drop in tourism. The line for Copmtoir Generale, where Solange has held court on the turntables, still snakes around the block. Le Bonne Biere still hosts private parties in their upstairs lou ...

  14. Sting to Re-Open Paris' Bataclan Concert Hall Ahead of Terror Attack Anniversary

    November 04, 2016 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 4 The Grammy winner will be the first to perform at the venue since 90 people were killed there last year. Sting is set to reopen the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 12, one day before the anniversary of last year's deadly Paris terror attacks, whi ...

  15. The Best Musical Guests on 'The Simpsons'

    September 26, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday night (Sept. 25)  The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28 th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”) One ...

  16. Grammy Insider: Lady Gaga, Sting, Celine Dion & Green Day Drop Singles to Qualify for 2017 Nominations

    September 15, 2016 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Introducing a new column on the behind-the-scenes jockeying for Grammy Awards glory. In politics, it’s called “the October surprise.” But for Grammy watchers, those surprises traditionally come in September, thanks to an eligibility cutoff at the en ...

  17. Why OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Won't Sing at Weddings and More Insider Scoop

    August 01, 2016 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 No Weddings For Tedder Ryan Tedder doesn’t do weddings. The prolific songwriter played an exclusive show with his band OneRepublic at the Red Bull Sound Space at AMP Radio in Los Angeles on July 21 and afterward told Overheard he’ll no longer sing a ...

  18. U2, Drake, Britney Spears & More to Headline 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

    July 25, 2016 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2 , Drake , Britney Spears , Sting and Ariana Grande are among the superstars scheduled to headline the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which will be held Sept. 23-24 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. This year’s sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Festiva ...

  19. Sting's Manager & Guitarist Tease 2016 NBA All-Star Halftime Performance: He is The 'Master of Surprise' (Exclusive)

    February 12, 2016 10:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock 'n roll legend Sting will be lighting up the 2016 NBA All-Star Games with a special halftime performance. On Sunday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre (Feb. 14), the former Police frontman will be polishing up his classic catalog wh ...

  20. Sting to Headline NBA All-Star 2016 Halftime Show

    January 28, 2016 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sting will be rocking the mic for the NBA's All-Star 2016 halftime show. The 16-time Grammy Award winner is set to take his talents and extensive catalog to Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Sunday, Feb. 14.  Sting's 20 Biggest Billboard ...

  21. Sting Joins Ivy Levan on New Duet 'Killing You': Exclusive

    June 22, 2015 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excessive drama may not be good for romantic relationships, but it can make for great song material, as evident in this exclusive premiere of “Killing You” from Ivy Levan featuring Sting . The propulsive, melodic track from Levan’s Aug. 7 full-lengt ...

  22. Eliot Sumner Will Have You Dancing With New Single 'After Dark': Exclusive Premiere

    June 18, 2015 12:40 PM EDT Eliot Sumner turns her androgynous alto sultry on her newest track, the highly danceable "After Dark." A broad, sweeping song with definite '80s influences, "After Dark" shows Sumner bringing the synth-y pop of her fath ...

  23. Watch Sting & Jimmy Fallon Put a Barbershop Quartet Spin on 'Roxanne'

    May 23, 2015 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's "Roxanne" like you never heard it before. When Sting stopped by The Tonight Show , the Police frontman didn't turn on the red light, but instead donned a stripped blazer and hat, and joined host Jimmy Fallon and the Ragtime ...

  24. Cherrytree's Fruitful Decade: How Martin Kierszenbaum Brought in Feist, Wrote with Gaga and Shaped the Company

    April 13, 2015 12:31 PM EDT At New York's Webster Hall, aptly aglow  with a red-lit atmosphere, fans and friends had gathered on an early March evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cherrytree Records. The evening’s scheduled headliner, Sting , who has worked wit ...

  25. How to Navigate SXSW Like a Know-It-All: The Insiders' Guide

    March 13, 2015 3:28 PM EDT Best Bar For Clandestine Networking: The Cloak Room If the bars at the W Austin or Four Seasons are too highfalutin for you, make like generations of Austin ­legislators and head toward the ­capitol for this hard-to-find ­basement bar. No-nonsens ...

  26. Sting's 'Last Ship' Getting Scrapped on Broadway

    January 06, 2015 8:39 AM EST The Last Ship is set to sail off into the distance. The producers behind the Sting -penned musical said the Broadway production will close on Jan. 24, The New York Times reported. The news of the closure comes despite Sting joining the cast last ...

  27. Sting, Al Green Among Five Kennedy Center Honorees

    December 07, 2014 12:50 PM EST Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and the nation's capital are gathering this weekend to honor five artists who will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are Tom Hanks, Sting , Lil ...

  28. Sting Sets Out to Save 'The Last Ship'

    November 23, 2014 11:47 PM EST Sting is not letting The Last Ship sink without a fight. The former Police frontman, who composed the score for the Broadway musical set in his Northern English hometown, will join the cast as speculated, in a bid to lift the $15 million productio ...

  29. Watch Sting, 'Last Ship' Musical Cast Sing 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' on the Sidewalk

    October 28, 2014 4:17 AM EDT The Last Ship has made its official entry onto Broadway -- not only by its opening on Sunday, but also by singing to the show across the street, Jersey Boys . Sting scored the musical set in the shipbuilding community of Wallsend in northeast Engl ...

  30. Sting and His 'The Last Ship' Cast Prep for Broadway Opening

    October 26, 2014 1:07 PM EDT "I'm at the back there every night, mouthing every syllable," Sting says. The actors in Sting 's musical The Last Ship have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. An ...

  31. Sting Reflects on Life at 63, His Own Mortality and a ‘Possible Third Act’

    October 20, 2014 1:39 AM EDT "I wouldn't normally do this," said Sting , grinning mischievously as he ambled onstage following the curtain call at the Oct. 2 preview performance of his new Broadway musical, The Last Ship . "But it's my birthday, and I ...

  32. Sting & Al Green Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 04, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes. Now Al Green can claim both, knowing that President Barack Obama is a fan. Green is among five artists receiving this year' ...

  33. Gimme Five: IU's Favorite Singers (Video)

    August 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though she's only 21,  IU  has proven in her six years on the K-pop scene that she has a musical taste far beyond her years. The singer has earned No. 1s on the K-Pop Hot 100 after dabbling in everything from big band swing  to  classic Korean ...

  34. Mick Jagger, Sting Urge Scotland to Stay in U.K.

    August 07, 2014 12:59 PM EDT 3 1 1 Mick Jagger , Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking are among dozens of celebrities and public figures in Britain who have signed a petition appealing to Scottish voters to vote to stay in the United Kingdom in a referendum in September. More on Scotland S ...

  35. Sting Says His Kids Won't Inherit His $306 Million

    June 22, 2014 10:11 PM EDT Pop icon Sting says his children won't be getting trust funds from his vast fortune, assuming there's any money left in it. Tonys: Neil Patrick Harris Gives Sting a Lap Dance During 'Hedwig' Performance The 16-time Grammy Award ...

  36. Chart Moves: R.E.M. Gets 'Unplugged' With 18th Top 40 Album, Billy Joel's 'Russia' Concert Returns

    May 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Coldplay secured the largest sales week of the year , as the band's "Ghost Stories" album debuted at No. 1 with 383,000 copies sold in the week ending May 25 (according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  37. Amazing Media, Digital A&R Solution, Draws Big Names, Money

    May 21, 2014 11:54 AM EDT This article first appeared in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Former BBC executive Paul Campbell launched a new company in the United Kingdom in 2007, looking for ways to help musicians find a wider audience for their work. He establis ...

  38. Sting Musical Heading to Broadway

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "The Last Ship" will premiere Oct. 26, with previews beginning Sept. 30 Singer-songwriter Sting's new musical "The Last Ship" has found a nice berth on Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Seller said Wednesday that the show -- inspir ...

  39. Paul Simon and Sting Merge Voices, Styles in Tour Opener: Live Review

    February 09, 2014 10:38 AM EST 25.591 k 264 25 Paul Simon and Sting apparently meant it when they decided to title their joint concert tour On Stage Together. On opening night at Houston's Toyota Center the two veteran headliners spent plenty of time in each other's company, ...

  40. Paul Simon and Sting to Tour Together

    November 04, 2013 1:45 PM EST Paul Simon and Sting will embark on a North American tour in 2014. The tour, dubbed "Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together," launches Feb. 8 and will include a March 4 date at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  "Paul and I ...

  41. Sting Goes Home With 'The Last Ship,' Talks Album Guests Including AC/DC Singer

    August 28, 2013 9:32 AM EDT For his new studio album, "The Last Ship," which is set in a shipbuilding community, Sting brought in an eclectic group of musical collaborators with ties to his native Newcastle, England. He enticed singer-actor Jimmy Nail out of retire ...

  42. Sting Launching 'Ship' Album With Series of Benefit Concerts

    July 09, 2013 6:15 PM EDT As a sampler of his first album of new material in 10 years, and the forthcoming theater production of the same name, Sting will perform songs from "The Last Ship" in a series of 10 benefit concerts at the Public Theater in the fall. The ...

  43. Sting to Play 10 Concerts in Fall to Benefit Arts Organization Ahead of New Album 'The Last Ship'

    July 09, 2013 3:43 PM EDT Sting will hold 10 concerts in New York City this fall to benefit The Public Theater arts organization. The singer announced Tuesday that he will perform at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater in the Public Theater from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9. The 6 ...

  44. Bono's 'One Campaign' to Lobby G-8 Leaders with Protest Songs from Sting, Green Day, Mumford, More

    June 11, 2013 10:24 AM EDT Sting, Green Day, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among musicians raising their voices against poverty by re-recording classic protest songs. The agit8 project, which hopes to influence leaders at next week's G-8 summit in Northern ...

  45. Sting Releasing Album of New Music in Fall

    June 04, 2013 9:44 AM EDT Sting's first full-length album of new music since 2003's "Sacred Love" is on the horizon. The singer's publicist tells the New York Times that he'll release "The Last Ship" on Sept. 24. The album, which ...

  46. Publishing Briefs: Sting, One Direction, Imagine Dragons Sign New Pub Deals

    May 21, 2013 7:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term extension administration agreement with Sting , who has had a relationship with the company for more than 16 years. The global agreement will cover all music publishing throughout Sting’s solo ...

  47. Grammys 2013: Rihanna, Sting and Bruno Mars to Perform Together

    February 04, 2013 3:56 PM EST Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will take the stage together at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for a special performance, CBS announced Monday. Kelly Clarkson will also perform on music's biggest night. Sixteen-time Grammy winner Beyonce, who ...

  48. 5 Questions at MIDEM With Vyclone’s David King Lassman And Joe Sumner

    January 26, 2013 5:10 PM EST Social-video startup Vyclone raised many an eyebrow in Hollywood when it launched last summer with $2.7 million in seed funding from Live Nation, DreamWorks Animation, Thrive Capital and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-GRade fund. One in the la ...

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