1. 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 ...

  2. Royal Baby Playlist: Songs to Celebrate Prince William & Kate Middleton's New Arrival

    July 22, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, born Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The young Prince, whose name has not been released, arrived at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds 6 oun ...

  3. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  4. Ellie Goulding on 'Lights' Explosion & Why Skrillex Isn't On Her New Album

    August 09, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Nobody expected it and that's the truth," Goulding says of her 2011 single becoming a U.S. hit Ellie Goulding recognizes the precariousness of having a single that's currently at No. 2 of the U.S. Hot 100, but not among the trac ...

  5. Ellie Goulding To Release 'Halcyon' Album in October

    July 30, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 While the title track from her last full-length continues its slow, improbable climb up the U.S. Hot 100, English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has revealed the release date and album artwork of her sophomore effort. "Can finally give you al ...

  6. Ellie Goulding, Usher Ascend to Hot 100's Top 10, Carly Rae Jepsen Stays On Top of Chart

    June 27, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Ellie Goulding's "Lights" and Usher's "Scream" elevate to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, while Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" rules the ranking for a third week. As "Lights" brighten ...

  7. Usher, Ellie Goulding Hit Hot 100's Top 10; Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1

    June 27, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellie Goulding 's "Lights" and Usher 's "Scream" elevate to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, while Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" rules the ranking for a third week. As "Lights" brighte ...

  8. Lawrence Barnett, president of MCA's Talent Agency in the 1960s, Dies at 98

    June 13, 2012 7:37 PM EDT Lawrence Barnett, who as president of the MCA Talent Agency in the 1960s represented the likes of Jack Benny, Marlon Brando, Judy Garland and Ronald Reagan, died June 11 in Los Angeles. He was 98. After 37 years with MCA, Barnett served as an exec ...

  9. Ellie Goulding Begins to Find Success in the States

    June 07, 2012 7:55 PM EDT 0 0 The video to Ellie Goulding's delicate, sparse cover of Elton John's "Your Song" shows the young singer/songwriter at play in the British autumn: Running through a green field dotted with sheep; considering a waterfall, wrapped in ...

  10. Paul McCartney, Elton John Set for Royal Tribute

    February 07, 2012 5:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of the world's biggest pop stars will perform in front of Buckingham Palace on June 4 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, palace officials said Tuesday. The lineup will include former Beatle Paul McCartney , singers Elt ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift Reschedules Dates, Lil Wayne & Ashanti Team Up

    July 06, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift Postpones Several Tour Dates Due to Illness Taylor Swift has rescheduled four of the dates on her summer tour after coming down with bronchitis this weekend. ...

  12. Joss Stone Robbery/Murder Plot Thwarted

    June 15, 2011 8:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two men have been arrested near the rural home of singer Joss Stone on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder, police said Wednesday. Devon and Cornwall Police say the men, aged 30 and 33, and from the Manchester area of northwest England, were a ...

  13. Fleet Foxes Debut at No. 2 on U.K. Chart, Ellie Goulding Climbs

    May 09, 2011 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the 14th time in the 15 weeks since its release, Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) tops the U.K. album chart, outselling Fleet Foxes ' new entry at No. 2, "Helplessness Blues" (Bella Union) by 70%, according to the Offi ...

  14. Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding, Calls Tina Fey Her 'Favorite Lady Ever'

    May 06, 2011 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I could write, literally, an essay on this," Ellie Goulding proclaims in the midst of a discussion about pop singers versus Pop Stars. "What used to happen was there was a rivalry between pop artists, but I've spoken to so many ...

  15. Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum to Headline Tornado-Relief Concert

    May 06, 2011 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music stars Hank Williams Jr. , Keith Urban , Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum are to hold a concert to raise funds for victims of storms and tornadoes that struck Alabama and nearby states, organizers said on Thursday. Country Music Televisio ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Wiz Khalifa Denies Kanye Feud, Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding Performance

    May 02, 2011 7:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wiz Khalifa Denies Feud With Kanye West Recent reports pitting Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West against each other -- over an Amber Rose-related feud -- are false, according to ...

  17. Casey Abrams Voted Off 'American Idol,' Bruno Mars Performs

    April 28, 2011 9:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 After being dramatically saved by the judges five weeks ago, Casey Abrams was voted off "American Idol" on the elimination episode tonight (Apr. 28). Season 10's Top 5 contestants -- Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Jacob Lusk, Haley R ...

  18. Royal Wedding Playlist: Songs For Kate And William

    April 28, 2011 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is surely a cause for celebration, and as an official gift to the happy couple, Billboard.com has offered a set of 15 songs to help ring in the nuptials. From the Beatles to the Mu ...

  19. James Blunt Won't Perform at Prince William, Kate Middleton's Wedding

    April 19, 2011 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ames Blunt has a day off from his North American tour on April 29. But rest assured that he will not be playing organ at the royal wedding between Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton -- even though earlier this year, he said he would be. &q ...

  20. St. Andrews A Cappella Group Caught In 'Royal Romance' With Kate Middleton

    April 18, 2011 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Other Guys," an all-male Scottish a cappella group, are caught in a "Royal Romance" with princess-to-be Kate Middleton, who is set to marry Prince William on Apr. 29. The singing group is comprised of students at the Univers ...

  21. Listen: George Michael's Wedding Song for Prince William, Kate Middleton

    April 16, 2011 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 G eorge Michae l is giving the gift of song to Prince William and Kate Middleton - and anyone else who wants to download it. The musician is making his cover of Stevie Wonder's "You and I" available to download for free and hopes fans ...

  22. Elton John Not Expecting Invite to Prince William's Wedding

    January 25, 2011 12:51 PM EST 0 0 0 E lton John may have been very close to the late Princess Diana, but the singer says he's not counting on getting an invite to her son William's upcoming wedding. "I think because of my relationship with Princess Diana, people automat ...

  23. Snoop Dogg: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg "Doggumentary" March 8 Snoop's up to his old tricks on his latest album, celebrating the joys of smoking pot (the record is rumored to have a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa called "The Weed Is Mine"), cruising on ...

  24. Justin Bieber Bullets at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Snoop's 'Wet' Rises

    January 13, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Was it the online chatter about the photos of Justin Bieber canoodling with Selena Gomez that propelled the former to No. 1 this week on the Social 50 chart? Or was it news of his "Vanity Fair" cover story -- complete with a glossy photo s ...

  25. A Canoodling Justin Bieber Bullets to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart; Snoop's 'Wet' Rise; Christina Grimmie YouTube Phenom

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Was it the online chatter about the photos of Justin Bieber canoodling with Selena Gomez that propelled the former to No. 1 this week on the Social 50 chart? Or was it news of his "Vanity Fair" cover story -- complete with a glossy photo ...

  26. Snoop Dogg Toasts to Prince William in 'Wet' Video

    January 07, 2011 5:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Snoop Dogg debuted the video for his new single "Wet," which he created specifically for Prince William's bachelor party, today (Jan. 7). The severely NFSW video, which features a plethora of scantily-clad dancers going wild in ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal Break Up? Gaga Goes 'Grey'

    January 04, 2011 6:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal Break Up: Report After a brief, whirlwind romance, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have apparently called it quits. The 21-year-old country ...

  28. Chart Champs: Athletes-Turned-Musicians

    August 17, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Never mind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. The most popular and productive member of the Miami Heat is Carlos Arroyo. At least, according to one of Billboard's charts. Arroyo has taken his talents to the Latin Rhythm Airplay survey, wh ...

  29. Delfonics Founder Randy Cain Dies

    April 13, 2009 8:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Randy Cain, a founding member of the soul group the Delfonics, which had such hits as "La La Means I Love You," has died. He was 63. Cain's death Thursday at his home in Maple Shade, N.J., was confirmed by investigator Rob O'Neal ...

  30. Midnight Oil Returns At Wet Melbourne Bushfire Gig

    March 14, 2009 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Unexpected rain and chilly temperatures were no deterrent for the 81,000 fans who turned out today (March 14) for the Sound Relief bushfire benefit concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Thousands of ticket holders in the open-air section sh ...

  31. Decemberists Back In 'Love' On New Album

    December 10, 2008 3:36 PM EST 0 0 0 The Decemberists will return with another epic, story-driven album next spring in the form of "The Hazards of Love," due March 24 from Capitol. The narrative this time around concerns the trials and tribulations of Margaret, her lover Will ...

  32. Top Stars Salute Princess Diana At Tribute Concert

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th b Waving their arms in the air and dancing wi ...

  33. British Princes Honor Diana With Concert

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th birthday Sunday at a concert they organized ...

  34. The Academy Is...

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Every night, our singer William has been doing quite the jump off the drum kit, which is about two meters from the ground, including the drum riser. Today I am writing from Virginia Beach, where we are playing at the Verizon Amphitheatre. I must adm ...

  35. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the publ ...