1. The Beat 9/28: Ryan Bingham Interview, Mumford & Sons Selling Big

    September 28, 2012 7:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, Sept. 28 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today ...

  2. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. Th ...

  3. Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years

    September 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in over 10 years, Brandy returns to the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer's "Put It Down" (featuring Chris Brown), rises 11-5 this week and marks Brandy's tenth top 10 and first since " ...

  4. Whitney Houston Greatest Hits Due Nov. 13, TV Special Planned

    September 26, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The late Whitney Houston 's music career is due to be commemorated on a new greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston." The RCA Records effort, described in a press release from the label as the " ...

  5. R. Kelly Makes Soul Train History, Usher Up For Five Awards

    September 19, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 NEW YORK (AP) -- R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, bringing ...

  6. Music Mentors: 15 Stars From Brandy To Zedd Reveal Early Inspirations

    September 12, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Brandy, Ne-Yo, Zedd, 30h!3, The Script, Perry Farrell & More Discuss Their Key Music Mentors. With the brand-new season of NBC's The Voice underway this week and school back in session across the country, we asked several of artists i ...

  7. Clive Davis Autobiography Set For February Release

    September 12, 2012 11:22 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Music mogul Clive Davis will release an autobiography in February that will include "the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs" of his career. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis The untitled book will be releas ...

  8. Fashion's Night Out: Solange Talks Stylish Album + More Music Highlights

    September 07, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances ...

  9. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    September 06, 2012 12:05 PM EDT As previously reported , Flo Rida's "Whistle" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week at No. 1, pushing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" down to No. 2 after two weeks in c ...

  10. 'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Parts Ways With Interscope

    September 04, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hers was the most shocking elimination of "American Idol's" tenth season, but a little over a year since the show wrapped for Pia Toscano , the singer has parted ways with 19 Recordings and Interscope. In an exclusive interview with T ...

  11. Chart Moves: Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Hits New Peak on Billboard 200 Chart, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Debuts

    August 24, 2012 12:17 PM EDT Chainz claimed the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 this week with his debut studio effort "Based On a T.R.U. Story." The Def Jam set arrived atop the list with 147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan and marked the third debut albu ...

  12. Whitney Houston Earns 40th Top 40 Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Celebrate'

    August 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although bittersweet, the late great Whitney Houston achieves her 40th top 40 hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Celebrate," her duet with Jordin Sparks , rises 49-39. The song -- from 2012 film, 'Sparkle,' -- is diva ...

  13. Virile Videos Rely On Music For Hits

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Films' music-focused promotional clips are proving just as powerful online as they were on MTV decades ago. After years of lackluster efforts in using music to generate lines at the box office, film studios are starting to wake up again to th ...

  14. 'Sparkle' Has $12 Million Opening Weekend

    August 19, 2012 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Sparkle," Whitney Houston 's final movie, grossed $12 million at the box office, according to estimates provided by the film's distributor TriStar/Sony. The tally was on the low end of expectations. 'Sparkle' Features ...

  15. The Beat 8/17: Jordin on 'Sparkle,' Cee Lo Rocks NFL

    August 17, 2012 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, August 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In toda ...

  16. The Beat 8/17: Jordin on “Sparkle," Cee Lo Does NFL Song

    The Beat 8/17: Jordin on “Sparkle," Cee Lo Does NFL Song

    August 17, 2012 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/17: Jordin Sparks on “Sparkle, Cee Lo Tapped for NFL Song jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , 2 chainz , jordin sparks , nfl , Billboard , sparkle , celebration , cee lo green , Whitney Houston Videos 2 Chainz Billboard Cee Lo Green Celebr ...

  17. Op-Ed: Why 'Sparkle' Will Shine for Young Women

    August 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I sing. I sing because I'm happy. I sing because I'm free. I'm free," Whitney Houston , playing the role of Emma Anderson, belts out during one of the final scenes of the 2012 remake of the 1976 film "Sparkle." An ...

  18. Chart Juice: Elle Varner Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner bows at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut "Perfectly Imperfect," selling 33,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is home to three charting singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . "Only Wanna Give It To Y ...

  19. Bobby Brown 'In a Good Place' After Entering Rehab

    August 16, 2012 8:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 After admitting himself into a rehab center last week, Bobby Brown is said to be "in a good place," according to his wife and manager Alicia Etheredge-Brown. "Bobby's children and loved ones are very proud of him. We appreciate h ...

  20. Jordin Sparks On 'Sparkle' & Whitney Houston: Video

    August 16, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sparks calls Houston an "amazing supernova diva... yet you would feel like she was your best friend." Jordin Sparks calls the experience of her acting debut in the new film "Sparkle" co-starring alongside the late Whitney Houston ...

  21. Jordin Sparks Q&A: 'Sparkle' & Whitney Houston

    Jordin Sparks Q&A: 'Sparkle' & Whitney Houston

    August 16, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jordin Sparks discusses the lessons and inspirations of working with the late Whitney Houston on the film "Sparkle." jordin sparks , featuredVideo1 , interview , sparkle , Whitney Houston , Whitney Houston , Jordin Sparks , Interview , Spa ...

  22. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 54th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 1958 ...

  23. 'Something He Can Feel': 4 Takes on the 'Sparkle' R&B Classic

    August 14, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Did Aretha, En Vogue or one of the 'Sparkle' casts do it best? It takes confidence, poise and vocal prowess to belt out "Something He Can Feel," the slow-burning Curtis-Mayfield-penned ballad that serves as the centerpiece of the ...

  24. Chart Juice: 2 Chainz Gets Back-to-Back No. 1s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 10, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, 2 Chainz gets his second overall No. 1 -- and first topper as a lead artist -- as "No Lie" (featuring Drake ) rises 2-1. 2 Chainz replaces himself atop the list as "No Lie" bumps "Mercy&qu ...

  25. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compilati ...

  26. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compila ...

  27. Jordin Sparks at Work on Third Album as 'Sparkle' Approaches

    August 09, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Promoting 'Sparkle' Without Whitney: "This was supposed to be her moment, you know" With her first film -- "Sparkle," co-starring alongside the late Whitney Houston -- opening on Aug. 17, Jordin Sparks is already har ...

  28. Songwriter Claude Kelly has Eyes on Making Songs That Last

    August 08, 2012 8:15 PM EDT New York-based songwriter Claude Kelly has come a long way since landing his first song on a CD compilation for Japanese clothing line A Bathing Ape in 2002. In the last decade, he's made a name for himself co-writing hits for Kelly Clarkson, ...

  29. Charts: Ross Is Boss, Whitney Houston 'Sparkles'

    August 08, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "God Forgives, I Don't" bows atop the list with 218,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach Music Group mogul his best sales week yet, t ...

  30. Happy Birthday, Billboard Hot 100!

    August 04, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fifty-four years ago today, the U.S. songs chart of record premiered. Today (Aug. 4) marks the 54th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 's 1958 launch. (Please feel free to join us for a festive, if off-key, rendition of "Happy birthday.& ...

  31. How Demi Lovato's 'Give Your Heart a Break' Became Her Biggest Radio Hit

    August 03, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Almost four years to the day after Demi Lovato first debuted on Billboard's charts, the Hollywood Records star is celebrating her biggest airplay hit ever. "Give Your Heart a Break" -- the second charting single from her 2011 album, & ...

  32. Album Reviews: Rob Zombie, Gloriana, Jesse Harris, and the 'Sparkle' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT METAL ROB ZOMBIE "Mondo Sex Head" Producers: various Universal Music Enterprises Release Date: Aug. 7 Assembled by music director Jason Bentley of the tastemaking Santa Monica, Calif., noncommercial station KCRW, "Mondo Sex Head&quo ...

  33. 40 Under 40: Christopher "Tricky" Stewart

    August 02, 2012 3:47 PM EDT Christopher "Tricky" Stewart President of A&R, Epic Records Website: Epicrecords.com Twitter: @Trickystewart Putting Epic In The Zone With a career spanning a remarkable 22 years, Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Christopher ...

  34. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted ...

  35. 6 Questions With Kenny G

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT It's been 30 years since Kenny G released his self-titled solo debut, 25 since his single "Songbird" hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two decades since "Breathless" (Arista) went 12-times platinum. With sales of more ...

  36. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly thro ...

  37. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen and Heard Sunday

    July 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The last day of the 2012 Essence Music festival belonged to the divas of R&B and soul: on Sunday night (July 9), legends not only took the main stage of the Superdome, but paid tribute to other fallen legends, such as Whitney Houston, Etta James ...

  38. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:33 PM EDT At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 millio ...

  39. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 million ...

  40. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surve ...

  41. Madonna Rules Billboard.com's 2012 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna proved to be 2012's ultimate pop star in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which let fans weigh in on their favorite artists, songs, albums and performances of the first half of this year. After voting ended on Friday (Ju ...

  42. BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tribute Marks Emotional High

    July 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With all the star power at the BET Awards - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few - the most stirring moment came not from a superstar, but from the mother of one. Whitney Houston's mother Cissy provided t ...

  43. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  44. Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks' 'Celebrate' Video Arrives: Watch

    June 27, 2012 9:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston 's final music video is a party -- but there's one guest missing. The official video for the upbeat "Celebrate," which the late singer recorded with co-star Jordin Sparks for their film, "Sparkle," showc ...

  45. Michael Jackson's Loafers, Amy Winehouse's Robe Fetch $$$ at Auction

    June 26, 2012 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson collectibles were a big draw at a music and sports memorabilia auction held on the eve of the three-year anniversary of the King of Pop's death. The handwritten lyrics to Jackson's 1983 hit single "Billie Jean" so ...

  46. Single Reviews: The Wanted, Diplo Featuring Nicky Da B, Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT POP THE WANTED Chasing the Sun (3:16) Producer: Alex Smith Writers: A. Smith, E. Gleave Publishers: Metrophonic Music/Puregroove Publishing (ASCAP) Global Talent/Mercury/IDJMG U.K. boy band the Wanted stormed the Billboard Hot 100 with its first U ...

  47. Poll: Billboard.com's 2012 Mid-Year Music Awards

    June 19, 2012 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amazingly enough, 2012 will be halfway done in less than two weeks' time -- and the first six months of this year have offered some unforgettable moments in popular music. So far, 2012 has seen Nicki Minaj , Justin Bieber and Carrie Underwood c ...

  48. Adele's '21' Hits 24th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    June 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 What does Adele 's "21" album now have in common with the soundtracks to "Purple Rain" and "Saturday Night Fever?" As of this week, "21" equals the two soundtracks' 24-week runs at No. 1, as Adele� ...

  49. Adele's '21' Hits 24th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    June 13, 2012 11:14 AM EDT What does Adele's 21 album now have in common with the soundtracks to Purple Rain and Saturday Night Fever ? As of this week, 21 equals the two soundtracks' 24-week runs at No. 1, as Adele's smash set returns to the top of the Billb ...

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