1. Sharon Jones' Posthumous Album 'Soul of a Woman' to Be Released in November

    October 10, 2017 1:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soul legend Sharon Jones passed away late last year and on November 17, her final posthumous album, Soul of a Woman , comes out on Daptone Records. This album was recorded while the singer was struggling with pancreatic cancer, with Jones fighting t ...

  2. Watch Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' Fantastic New Claymation Video, 'Please Come Home for Christmas'

    December 20, 2016 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As we close out a year that saw the passing of a list of musical greats, including Sharon Jones , the late soul singer is still spreading cheer this holiday season. On Tuesday (Dec. 20), Daptone Records shared an adorable claymation video for Sharon ...

  3. Sharon Jones Memorials Planned For New York, Georgia

    December 07, 2016 10:16 AM EST 0 0 0 A pair of public memorials will be held for late soul singer Sharon Jones , who died last month at the age of 60 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The two events will take place in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 14 at Brown Memorial Baptist C ...

  4. Sharon Jones, Remembered by Documentarian Barbara Kopple: 'When She Was on That Stage, She Had No Pain'

    November 19, 2016 8:19 PM EST 0 0 8 The director of 'Miss Sharon Jones!' shares memories of Jones' indomitable and occasionally mischievous spirit... and how she was humming, if not singing, even to the end. Sharon Jones left a particularly powerful last will and testam ...

  5. Sharon Jones Remembered by Questlove, Chaka Khan, Jason Isbell & More: 'An Incredibly Strong Person & Magical Performer'

    November 18, 2016 9:15 PM EST Sharon Jones , the powerful soul singer and Dap-Kings frontwoman, has died at age 60 after a years-long battle with cancer, her publicist announced Friday (Nov. 18). [readmore:7581411] According to a statement, Jones "was surrounded by her lov ...

  6. Sharon Jones Dies at 60

    November 18, 2016 8:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Sharon Jones died on Friday, her publicist has confirmed. She was 60.  "We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Da ...

  7. Sharon Jones Cancels White House South by South Lawn Performance Due to Pneumonia

    October 02, 2016 8:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Her band the Dap-Kings will still perform with Binky Griptite and Saun & Starr covering for Jones' absence. Sharon Jones will not be performing at the White House's South by South Lawn event on Monday due to pneumonia, the singer annou ...

  8. Soul Sisters Podcast: Sharon Jones Is Waging the Fight of Her Life -- Again

    July 19, 2016 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are synonymous with the kind of soul revival music that has helped make Brooklyn the capital of cool and put vinyl back into rotation. Jones joined the Soul Sisters podcast at the Chord Club in New York to promote an u ...

  9. Grateful Dead Promoter & Brooklyn Bowl Founder Peter Shapiro Feted for 'Creating Magic and Memories'

    June 09, 2016 2:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Independent music promoter Peter Shapiro, 43 -- who describes his life's work as "creating magic and memories," from his opening of the Brooklyn Bowl venues to reuniting surviving members of the Grateful Dead at 2015's Fare Three ...

  10. Sharon Jones Documentary Picked Up for Distribution via Starz Digital

    May 25, 2016 9:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 A documentary about Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings  will be distributed by Starz Digital in North America, it was announced Wednesday (May 25).  New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 Day 1 Becomes Prince Tribute, Thanks to Janelle Monae, Sharon ...

  11. Hall & Oates Revisit the Hits at Madison Square Garden: Live Review

    February 20, 2016 6:40 PM EST The Roots ’ drummer Questlove once summarized Hall & Oates’ importance with a succinct joke. “I’m gonna list all the duos in the rock era that were more popular than Hall & Oates,” he declared as he helped induct the duo into the Rock and ...

  12. Meet Leon Bridges, the Throwback Soul Star-to-Be Who Won SXSW

    March 23, 2015 3:55 AM EDT Every now and then, music-biz hype isn't hype -- it's well-deserved praise for real talent. SXSW is perhaps the most concentrated yin-yang whirlpool of musical talent and hype in the world, so you could be almost forgiven for initial sk ...

  13. John Legend Brings Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' to Hollywood Bowl

    August 21, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings join in paying homage to Marvin Gaye's landmark album. "Trigger-happy policing": That line from Marvin Gaye 's 1971 hit "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" still speaks volumes - ...

  14. Sharon Jones On the Dap-Kings: There's 'Enough Material To Work On Another Album'

    April 18, 2014 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You can't keep a good woman and her band down -- which is why Sharon Jones promises there's more where "Give the People What they Want," her fifth album with the Dap-Kings, came from. Jones tells Billboard that the group "di ...

  15. Morning Fix: Weddings, Robots, Beatles: Complete Grammy Awards Coverage; Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Win at Sundance; Power 100 Video Interviews with Joe Smith, Rob Light

    January 27, 2014 8:38 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS RECAP: WEDDINGS, FRENCH ROBOTS, PAUL & RINGO At a Grammy ceremony that may be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen Latifah and Mado ...

  16. Chart Moves: Lorde's Consistent Album Sales, Black Sabbath's Digital Debut Sparks Chart Return

    January 24, 2014 8:14 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Bruce Springsteen collected his 11th No. 1 album with the chart-topping debut of "High Hopes." The Boss' latest release sold 99,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen ...

  17. Sharon Jones On Returning To Music After Cancer Surgery: 'I'm Ready To Go'

    November 15, 2013 4:19 PM EST Amid cancer treatment, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plot comeback with new album and major TV performances. Sharon Jones is feeling great today. The singer has just taken a seat in the kitchen at a friend's house in upstate New York, wher ...

  18. Sharon Jones Remembers Meeting, Working and Fighting (a Little) with Lou Reed

    November 01, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Below, Sharon Jones of Sharon Jone and the Dap-Kings recalls her time first meeting, and working with, Lou Reed on his re-imagining of "Berlin" in 2007. My manager got a call from Hal Willner who was working with Lou on this “Berlin” p ...

  19. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Reschedule Album Following Jones' Cancer Bout

    October 09, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Postponed album "Give the People What They Want" will drop Jan. 14, as Jones' condition improves There's good news to report regarding Sharon Jones, the vocalist of the Brooklyn-based soul ensemble the Dap-Kings, who was diagno ...

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  21. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" wil ...

  22. At Long Last, Antibalas

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Afrobeat pioneers-and backing band for 'Fela!'-drop first studio album in five years The stakes are high for Antibalas on the eve of the release of its self-titled, fifth studio album. The project, due Aug. 8 on Daptone Records, represen ...

  23. Road Work: Beirut, Antibalas, and Grizzly Bear Hit The Road

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A wave of a tour: Beirut will launch its North American outing with an appearance at the Quebec City International Summer Festival (July 13). Frontman Zach Condon and company will then play the Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 26) and the Orpheum ...

  24. Joe Jackson Taking 'Duke' on the Road

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After opening at No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, Joe Jackson is now looking to take his tribute to Duke Ellington on the road. Jackson and his six-piece band featuring the violinist Regina Carter are booked for 16 shows in the U.S. betw ...

  25. Backbeat: Bill Cosby Helms His Last Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Hugh Hefner, who just celebrated his 86th birthday, answers questions backstage. (Photo: Gail Mitchell) Wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the phrases "30 ½ years" on the back and "thank you" on the sleeves, comedian Bill Co ...

  26. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  27. Bruce Springsteen Closes Out First Weekend of New Orleans Jazz Fest

    April 30, 2012 6:04 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen has closed out the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a 2 1/2-hour show that combined crowd-pleasers such as "Born to Run" with the cover tune of his new CD, Wrecking ...

  28. Billions' David 'Boche' Viecelli Has Choice Words About SXSW, Two-Weekend Coachella

    April 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The normally press-shy David "Boche" Viecelli, president of powerhouse indie touring agency Billions, made a rare speaking appearance at Boston's Rethink Music Conference on Tuesday to talk the perils of an over-branded South by Sou ...

  29. Charles Bradley Creating SXSW Fest Buzz Two Years Running

    March 13, 2012 12:19 PM EDT Director Poull Brien was nursing a pint of Guinness in the Driskill Hotel Monday afternoon when an official email came in from SXSW . His film "Charles Bradley: Soul of America" had received such a positive response from its first two sc ...

  30. Robin Thicke Joins Sharon Jones, Bill Cosby, Keb Mo' at Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 17, 2012 2:00 PM EST Robin Thicke, newly named Grammy Award winners Christian McBride and Terri Lyne Carrington and Sheila E. are among the artists comprising the lineup for the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. This year, the festival will take place June 16-17 at t ...

  31. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Bac ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Exclusive: Antibalas Readies First Post-'Fela!' Album for Daptone

    December 12, 2011 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Antibalas will release in June its first album since its members took on the role of house band for the musical "Fela!" that is currently touring the country. Daptone Records, the independent label based in Brooklyn, will release the album ...

  34. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" ...

  35. Michael Buble Christmas Special Coming to NBC

    August 01, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Buble will headline his first network television variety special in December on NBC to promote an upcoming holiday CD. The one-hour special, which does not yet have an air date, will feature holiday songs and sketch comedy segments. His labe ...

  36. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . ...

  37. Flaming Lips, Neko Case Party in Ohio's Hocking Hills at Nelsonville Music Fest

    May 16, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Your weird party in the woods... I hope it goes on for 500 thousand more years," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd Saturday night (May 14) at the Nelsonville Music Festival. "I'm perfectly one of you." PHOTOS ...

  38. Prince to Play 21-Night Residency in Los Angeles

    April 08, 2011 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 P rince will continue his residency-style "Welcome 2 America" tour with a whopping 21-date stand in Los Angeles, beginning on April 14 at the Forum. The artist made the announcement via a phone call on George Lopez's show last night ( ...

  39. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray ...

  40. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs, John Legend Working With Kanye West

    February 14, 2011 5:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs in Upcoming Episodes At a pre-Grammy Guild of Music Surpervisors awards ceremony and brunch held yesterday (Feb. 13), Bi ...

  41. Conan O'Brien Rocks With Jack White for TBS Premiere

    November 09, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 We knew Conan O'Brien could tear it up on the axe after we saw him play guitar alongside Neil Young on the last episode of his "Tonight Show." Coco lived up to his own high standards of rock on the premiere of his new TBS talk show la ...

  42. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    August 24, 2010 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  43. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Becomes a Film Judge, OZZFest Offers 'Unholy' Marriages

    July 30, 2010 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. To Judge Amateur Films for Vimeo M.I.A. has signed on as a judge for the inaugural Vimeo Festival & Awards, which will launch in New York this October. The con ...

  44. Aretha Franklin Wows Apollo Theater Ceremony

    June 15, 2010 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Frankin surprised a packed Apollo Theater last night (June 14) with an impromptu performance as she was inducted into the legendary venue's hall of fame. Franklin and Michael Jackson (posthumously) were honored, while Jennifer Lopez and ...

  45. Videos of the Week: Christina Aguilera's 'Not Myself Tonight,' Second-Grader Sings 'Don't Stop Believin'

    April 30, 2010 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Christina Aguilera turns up the heat in her new video "Not Myself Tonight"; an eight-year-old nails "Don't Stop Believin'" for Ellen DeGeneres; Sharon Jones g ...

  46. Justin Bieber Headed Back To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 07, 2010 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" may retake the No. 1 crown on next week's Billboard 200 chart. He won't have any competition from new releases, as none of the albums that came to market this week seemingly pose a threat to ...

  47. Video: Sharon Jones Brings the Soul to SXSW

    March 20, 2010 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The infectious, authentic funk and soul of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings always inspired crowds to party like it's 1969. And it's no surprise that each of the bands SXSW gigs stood out as one of the day's not-to-miss shows. Fresh off ...

  48. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and ...

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