1. James Brown's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    May 03, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the Godfather of Soul’s career on the chart. In honor of James Brown ’s birthday (May 3), Billboard takes a look at some of his biggest songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The funk legend first entered the Hot 100 with “Try Me,” which ev ...

  2. Music Stars React to Drummer Clyde Stubblefield's Death

    February 18, 2017 9:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Music stars are reacting to the death of Clyde Stubblefield, the influencial drummer for James Brown , who died Saturday (Feb. 18) at age 73. While a member of Brown’s backing band, Stubblefield performed on such classic funk songs as "Cold Swe ...

  3. Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's 'Funky Drummer,' Dies at 73

    February 18, 2017 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday (Feb. 18). He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wi ...

  4. Rewinding The Charts: In 1965, James Brown's 'I Feel Good' Did Real Good on the Charts

    December 25, 2016 1:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Godfather of Soul James Brown scored his biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1965. In remembrance of James Brown, the legendary Godfather of Soul, who died ten years ago today - on Dec. 25, 2006 - of congestive heart failure at age 73,  Billboard revis ...

  5. Last-Minute Book Gifts For the Music Lover in Your Life

    December 22, 2016 11:30 AM EST 0 0 1 Stuck (again) searching for the perfect gift for your music lover beau, bud or extended relative? Not to worry -- 2016 proved a prolific one for music books -- from definitive biographies of legends like The Beatles ' Paul McCartney and Skid Ro ...

  6. Fat Joe, SWV, James Brown & More Slated for New 'Unsung' Season: Exclusive

    December 07, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV One’s award-winning music series premieres its 10th season on Jan. 4. Newly minted Grammy nominee Fat Joe , ‘90s girl group SWV and soul/funk pioneer James Brown are among the artists comprising the new lineup for TV One’s longest-running show, U ...

  7. Maxwell & Mary J. Blige Revive Classic Soul at King & Queen of Hearts Tour Stop in New York

    November 11, 2016 9:18 AM EST 0 0 0 The results of Tuesday's presidential election were disappointing to many, and it didn't take long for Maxwell to allude to the country's new political reality during his show with Mary J. Blige at Madison Square Garden on Thursday ni ...

  8. Carlin America's Half Century of Hits for Sinatra, Sondheim -- and The Muppets: Q&A

    November 07, 2016 2:17 PM EST 0 0 0 In the midtown Manhattan brownstone offices of Carlin America, Caroline Bienstock is talking about her father. “I remember attending an industry event with him where somebody approached and said, ‘Oh, Freddy Bienstock. Are you Caroline Bienstock’s f ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Shaggy on His New Album and James Brown: Charts Center Ep. 7

    Shaggy on His New Album and James Brown: Charts Center Ep. 7

    July 08, 2016 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shaggy joins the Charts Center hosts to talk about his new single 'I Got You,' which samples James Brown, and his album coming in the fall. chartscenter , James Brown Videos James Brown Brightcove ...

  11. 'Sex' Sells: The Success of Sex & Love Songs on the Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2015 8:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 The recurring themes of "sex" and "love" in music have been put under a microscope in a new study by Superdrug Online Doctor that weighs the success those words in music against each other over the past half century.  The survey ...

  12. Billboard Cover: 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove and Black Thought on the Runaway Broadway Hit, Its Political Relevance and Super-Fan Barack Obama

    July 30, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 1.149 k 299 19 Six years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda was invited to perform during an evening of song and poetry at the White House. The writer, composer and performer was fresh off of a Tony Award win for  In the Heights , his debut hip-hop- and salsa-inflec ...

  13. Joss Stone Recounts Her Impromptu 'Very Scary' Performance With James Brown

    Joss Stone Recounts Her Impromptu 'Very Scary' Performance With James Brown

    July 10, 2015 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joss Stone talks about her surprise performance with James Brown. HuffPost Live Highlights , music industry , 5minmedia , entertainment , Joss Stone , James Brown Videos Joss Stone James Brown ...

  14. Royal Southern Brotherhood Get Funky With 'They Don't Make 'Em Like You': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 19, 2015 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Losing two high-profile guitarists would torpedo most bands. But Cyril Neville feels his Royal Southern Brotherhood is, if anything, even stronger with the new tandem attack of Bart Walker and Tyrone Vaughan (Jimmie's son and Stevie Ray's ...

  15. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Four Perform

    May 18, 2015 11:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 After months of intense performances, the final four contestants of season eight went head-to-head on The Voice tonight. Koryn Hawthorne and Sawyer Fredericks from Team Pharrell , Joshua Davis from Adam Levine’s team, and Meghan Linsey from Blake Sh ...

  16. James Brown Lawsuit: Judge Orders Release of Emails About Widow's Diary

    January 20, 2015 6:07 PM EST A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails about the diary of James Brown 's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. James Brown's Daughter Details Domest ...

  17. James Brown Lawsuit: Judge Orders Release of Emails About Widow's Diary

    January 20, 2015 6:07 PM EST A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails about the diary of James Brown 's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. James Brown's Daughter Details Domesti ...

  18. 'SNL' Slams Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein Ads in Kevin Hart-Hosted Episode

    January 18, 2015 10:23 AM EST Hart got to play the Godfather of Soul and performed a stand-up routine about the dangers of mountain lions. Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time this weekend, as he played an insecure James Brown , a dog-walker in Brooklyn an ...

  19. Oscar Bid Reveals Unique Sound Editing Process for James Brown Film

    January 13, 2015 9:16 AM EST Should Universal's   James Brown biopic Get On Up earn an Oscar nomination in sound editing Thursday, it would shine a light on a unique sound editing and mixing experience. As confirmed by AMPAS, nominees for sound editing would include the ...

  20. Oscar Bid Reveals Unique Sound Editing Process for James Brown Film

    January 13, 2015 9:16 AM EST Should Universal's   James Brown biopic Get On Up earn an Oscar nomination in sound editing Thursday, it would shine a light on a unique sound editing and mixing experience. As confirmed by AMPAS, nominees for sound editing would include the ...

  21. Mick Jagger Talks James Brown, Elvis & Making Movies

    October 23, 2014 10:53 PM EDT Song credits won't be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger's name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing projects, from this year's James Brown biopic "Get on Up&qu ...

  22. Prince Talks Tech, Talent & His Own Slice of Musical 'Heaven'

    September 30, 2014 12:13 AM EDT Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves) are cooing up a racket before twilight fades to darkness. But even their collective noise takes a b ...

  23. James Brown's Daughter Details Domestic Abuse, Son Alleges Murder in Dueling New Memoirs

    September 17, 2014 4:45 PM EDT Yamma Brown offers chilling details of how her father beat her mother and Daryl Brown writes he has a "gut feeling" the singer was murdered. A pair of new books about James Brown by two of his children offer a disturbing look into the w ...

  24. Exclusive: Pioneering YouTube Collagist Kutiman, Millions of Views Later, Is Not In It for the Money

    September 17, 2014 10:53 AM EDT In 2009, Israeli musician Ophir Kutiel was looking for YouTube tutorials he could watch to improve his own playing, when he stumbled across a clip of drummer Bernard Purdie (whose credits include session drumming for James Brown and musical direct ...

  25. Why Don’t Today’s Hits Reflect The Times?

    August 21, 2014 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 1965, the hottest debut on Billboard ’s Hot 100 was Barry McGuire ’s “Eve Of Destruction,” the lyrics of which were a wake-up call, from its opening shot of “The Eastern world, it is explodin’; violence flarin’, bullets loadin’,” to its ...

  26. James Brown's Band 'Get On Up' for Hollywood Bowl Tribute Concert: The Inside Story

    August 05, 2014 12:10 AM EDT To promote the James Brown biopic that opened Aug. 1, Get on Up , executive producer Peter Afterman called jazz bassist and big-time Godfather of Soul fan Christian McBride to ask if he had any ideas. McBride said he would think about it and a few ...

  27. 'Get On Up' Gets James Brown's Manager Wrong

    August 03, 2014 6:00 PM EDT 2 0 0 Warning: Spoilers ahead for the new Brown biopic. In a poignant scene in Get On Up , James Brown is shown shoveling dirt on his manager Ben Bart 's coffin. It’s a touching, rare moment in which Brown is shown caring for someone other than himse ...

  28. Hundreds See James Brown Film Premiere In Augusta

    July 26, 2014 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Filmmakers and stars of the new James Brown movie have given the soul singer's hometown a first look at their finished work. Mick Jagger & Chadwick Boseman Talk 'Get On Up,' James Brown and a Rolling Stones Biopic The Augusta Chro ...

  29. 'Get On Up' Star Chadwick Boseman Initially 'Didn't Want to Try' Playing James Brown

    July 22, 2014 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "42" star took on the daunting task of playing the Godfather of Soul by working hard and taking things "one step at a time," his co-stars and director Tate Taylor told THR at the Universal biopic's debut at Harlem's ...

  30. Judge Orders James Brown Documents Made Public

    July 20, 2014 1:47 PM EDT A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown. Docs on James Brown, Bjork Added to Tribeca Film Festival Lineup James ...

  31. Mick Jagger Opens Up About L'Wren Scott Death, Saying It's Been a 'Very Hard Year’

    July 19, 2014 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Apart from releasing a statement shortly after the death of his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger has remained mostly silent about her suicide in March. Mick Jagger Sings Bob Dylan's 'Just Like a Woman� ...

  32. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  33. D'Angelo's Album Will Be Out in 2014, Touring in October, Manager Insists

    June 19, 2014 9:11 AM EDT It's been so long, with so many false alarms, you start to lose track. D'Angelo 's long-awaited follow-up to his classic 2000 album "Voodoo" was supposed to come out in 2007. Then 2009. Then 2010. Then he started touring, ...

  34. Bonnaroo: 10 Most Legendary Moments

    June 11, 2014 12:01 PM EDT From Beck's puppetry to D'Angelo's comeback to Macca's epic set, these are the 10 most unforgettable moments from the Tennessee fest. The 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival , another weekend of heat, porta-potties and hope ...

  35. Latest James Brown Biopic Trailer Arrives Online (Watch)

    May 29, 2014 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 "42" star Chadwick Boseman sings and dances in the latest look at Universal's upcoming biopic. The latest trailer for Universal's upcoming James Brown film "Get on Up" takes a straightforward biographical approach. The ...

  36. Music Docs To Take Center Stage at Tribeca Film Festival

    April 16, 2014 9:25 PM EDT This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It's called the Tribeca Film Festival, but this year's edition, which kicks off April 16, could just as easily bill itself as the Tribeca Film and Music Fes ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Weird Merch: Simpsons 25th Anniversary Guest Star Merchandise with James Brown, The Who, Britney Spears, More

    February 20, 2014 3:07 PM EST In honor of "The Simpsons"' 25th anniversary, Twentieth Century Fox and the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) have unveiled a plethora of celebrity guest star merchandise -- figurines, apparel, and ever-vague, p ...

  39. R&B and Hip-Hop Briefs: The Apollo Turns 80; Los Angeles Honors Charlie Wilson; Harvey Mason Signs to Concord

    February 04, 2014 10:50 AM EST -- The Apollo Theater has launched its 80th anniversary season, announcing a series of initiatives and special events. Among them: kicking off the public phase of its $20 million campaign to support new programming. The Apollo has already raised $ ...

  40. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Robert Kraft Returns to Performing; Arsenio Hall Lines Up Guests; James Brown Biopic Set

    September 04, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Robert Kraft , the former president of music at Fox who put his music career on hold for more than two decades, is returning to the stage for two shows, one in New York and one in L.A. Kraft will perform at Joe's Pub on Oct. 30 and Largo at ...

  41. Jackie Robinson Actor's Next Role? James Brown

    August 27, 2013 2:40 PM EDT After bringing Jackie Robinson to the big screen, Chadwick Boseman is going to try another icon: James Brown. Boseman has been cast to play the Godfather of Soul in a planned biopic by "The Help" director Tate Taylor. The film from Unive ...

  42. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  43. Metallica to Rock the Apollo Theater

    August 22, 2013 4:54 AM EDT There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month. Metallica is set to rock the legendary Harlem venue on Sept. 21. They will promote their 3D concert-action film "Metallica Through the Never," released in IMAX ...

  44. Backbeat: Professor ?uestlove Teaches Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ at NYU ‘Classic Albums’ Class

    February 28, 2013 7:01 PM EST To a certain type of music obsessive, a tutorial on classic albums with ?uestlove sounds more like a fantasy date than something you might actually get college credit for. Yet such a course exists at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of ...

  45. Court Overturns James Brown Estate Settlement

    February 28, 2013 5:07 AM EST 0 0 0 The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a settlement divvying up the multimillion-dollar estate of James Brown, saying a former attorney general didn't follow the late soul singer's wishes in putting together the deal. Att ...

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