1. Angie Stone Duets With the Late Soul Great Teddy Pendergrass on Classic 'Love TKO': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 24, 2015 12:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 The velvet tones of Teddy Pendergrass, R&B’s original Teddy Bear, will be heard once more when Cleopatra Records releases Duets - - Love & Soul . The Aug. 21 duets album is comprised of 12 new studio tracks featuring the late Pendergrass tea ...

  2. 'Motown the Musical' Feels the Love Back in the Motor City

    October 22, 2014 1:58 AM EDT "The Motown family cannot NOT love each other," Berry Gordy, Jr. recently told Billboard. And there was certainly plenty of love in the room on Tuesday night when Gordy and dozens of Motown alumni -- artists, musicians executives, record ...

  3. Business Matters: The Webcasting Royalty Debate Rages On

    June 25, 2013 7:20 PM EDT Two legendary artists have sounded off against lower royalties for webcasters. On Sunday, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason penned an op-ed in USA Today (which Billboard.biz received permission to reprint here ) warning fe ...

  4. Gavin DeGraw Booted From 'Dancing With The Stars'

    April 18, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sweetness is gone for Gavin DeGraw on "Dancing with the Stars." The singer-songwriter and his professional partner, Karina Smirnoff, were bounced from the ABC show Tuesday after the judges' scores were combined with viewers' ...

  5. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine a ...

  6. Four Tops' Musical Director Dies at 61

    November 02, 2011 7:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 LAS VEGAS - A key behind-the-scenes associate of the famed Motown quartet the Four Tops, George Rountree, has died. He was 61. The Sun reports Rountree, who worked as the group's musical director for more than 30 years, died Sunday in a Las Veg ...

  7. The Doors Team Up With Skrillex

    October 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With celebrity DJs and a-list producers becoming more and more like the rock stars of old, the documentary "RE:GENERATION" attempts to bring the two even closer together. The most striking combo is perhaps that of dubstep artist Skrillex ( ...

  8. Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson Pay Tribute at Esther Gordy Edwards' Funeral

    August 31, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. drew knowing laughs at the funeral for his sister -- former label executive and Motown Historical Museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards, who died Aug. 24 at the age of 91 , after a long illness -- when he ackn ...

  9. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tiësto

    February 25, 2010 11:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Topping this week's Hot Tours tally is Grammy-winning group Black Eyed Peas with reported box office totals from seven U.S. dates on the band's E.N.D. World Tour. Promoted by Concerts West/AEG Live, the tour's 2010 schedule kicked off ...

  10. Billboard Bits: T.I., The Jam, Whitney Houston, Beck, Kandi Burruss And More

    January 19, 2010 5:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Atlanta raper T.I ., who was released to a halfway house less than a month ago after serving seven months in prison on a gun charge, is back in the studio ...

  11. Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock Toast Motown's 50th Anniversary

    November 23, 2009 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Amidst glitzy ballrooms, swanky duds, a video message from President Barack Obama and performances by Stevie Wonder , Aretha Franklin , Kid Rock and the Temptations , Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. was thinking about the little people as th ...

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Colbie Caillat, Black Eyed Peas, Prince

    September 03, 2009 4:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 HOT COCO: If it seems like the Billboard 200 this week is bursting with debuts, it is. 39 new titles arrive, led by Colbie Caillat 's sophomore set, and first No. 1, "Breakthrough." Her debut album, "Coco," peaked at No. 5 u ...

  13. Martha Reeves Kicks Off 240-Hour Auto Tribute Concert

    March 23, 2009 9:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 FERNDALE, Mich. – A coffee shop in a Detroit suburb has started a 10-day continuous live musical tribute to the American auto industry. The 240-hour "Assembly Line" show at AJ's Music Cafe in Ferndale kicked off Friday with Motown sta ...

  14. Motown Royalty Turns Out For Stubbs Funeral

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A full complement of the Motown family -- including company founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and stars such as Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and Dennis Edwards -- turned out today (Oct. 27) in Detroit to pa A full complement of the Motown family -- includ ...

  15. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross ...

  16. The Supremes 'Play' Again On Rarities Set

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 50 rare Supremes tracks will see the light of day on a new double-disc set, "Let the Music Play: Supreme Rarities 1960-1969." The project is due April 29 via Motown/Hip-O-Select.com. Nearly 50 rare Supremes tracks will see the light ...

  17. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop d ...

  18. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a M ...

  19. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  20. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross ...

  21. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop d ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a M ...

  23. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Haroon Shamsher, who with his brother Farook, was the mainstay of Joi, a leading British-Asian fusion group and sound system, dies of a heart attack. He is 33.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2005 - Funeral se ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digi ...

  25. Top Acts, Motown Legends Set For Super Bowl Show

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Contemporary urban stars Nelly, John Legend and Jamie Foxx will appear alongside a host of Motown legends at Motown Music Fest, to be held Feb. 4 at Detroit's Masonic Temple, the day before the Nation Contemporary urban stars Nelly, John Legend ...

  26. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Trisha Yearwood gets a special proposal on the same stage where she was married in 1994. After Yearwood, making a guest appearance on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage, finishes her fi 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for ...

  27. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Trail-blazing Brazilian composer/guitarist Luis Bonfa dies of cancer in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 78. Bonfa wrote the bossa nova score for the 1959 film "Black Orpheus," which introdu 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardis ...

  28. Reeves Advances In Detroit Council Race

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Motown legend Martha Reeves felt like dancing. "I want to jump around up in here, but we're in the VIP room and everyone is being very sophisticated," Reeves said early today (Aug. 3) following a succ Motown legend Martha Reeves felt ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Radney Foster becomes a new dad. The Arista Austin recording artist and former member of Foster & Lloyd and his wife, Cyndi Hoezle are the parents of baby boy, Jackson Butterfield Fo 2003 - Barry White, the R&B croo ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido find ...

  31. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Mauri ...

  32. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Martha Reeves, Alicia Keys and more with readers. Ed Note: Fred Bronson is on vacation. A new column will be posted here on Monday, Oct. 4. MARTHA, MY DEAR Dear Fred, My father and I are huge fans of Martha Reeves. In fact, we ...

  33. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly online column examining music events and shows on television. The '80s, indie rock and women! Now this is what I call a fine week of music television. Let's start with the '80s... Often thought of as a vapid was ...

  34. Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inducts 2003 Class

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Martha Reeves and the Vandellas took the stage to accept their induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame last night (Sept. 16) in Sharon, Pa., Reeves told the story of how the group came about. As Martha Reeves and the Vandellas took the stage ...

  35. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With Davi ...

  36. Top Stars Have 'American Dreams'

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will continue its tradition of casting pop stars as 1960s artists in the show's second season. Already lined up to appear in upcoming episodes are R& NBC's nostalgic family ...

  37. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom to two to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in April. 2001 - Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Basta ...

  38. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing music-related television for the week of May 12-18, 2003. Now, what high school boy wouldn't want Whitney Houston to accompany him to the prom? One lucky kid on Fox's "Boston Public" will get the chance on this Monday& ...

  39. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido find ...

  40. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an international star in the 1980s, is arrested after an alleged incident in a London pub. He is charged with assault and possession of a 2002 - Adam Ant, whose sel ...

  41. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly ...