Latest Billie Holiday News



Audra Mcdonald To Sing The Blues As Billie Holiday

26th February 2014

Tony Award-winning actress/singer Audra Mcdonald is heading back to Broadway to sing the blues as jazz icon Billie Holiday.The Private...

Alexandra Burke To Sing The Blues For Royal Albert Hall Residency

26th March 2013

British pop star Alexandra Burke is set to channel blues legend Billie Holiday for a series of special shows at...

Alexandra Burke Working On Gospel Sound

13th February 2013

Alexandra Burke will have a ''gospel, spiritual sound'' to her new album.The 'Hallelujah' singer has been recording at her home...

Lady Gaga Demanded Mannequin On Tour Rider

6th February 2013

Lady Gaga demanded a ''mannequin with puffy pink hair'' on her tour rider.The eccentric 'Bad Romance' singer has made a...

Pete Doherty: I'd Planned To Record With Amy

8th December 2012

Amy Winehouse had planned to record songs with Pete Doherty before her death. The 'Back to Black' singer was close...

Bjork Picky About Covers

18th November 2012

Bjork will only let certain people cover her songs.The 'Mutual Core' singer chooses artists she thinks will do a fresh...

Norah Jones Inspired By Elvis

29th April 2012

Norah Jones says everyone should visit Elvis Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration.The 33-year-old musician...

Tony Bennett: 'Amy Winehouse Was As Good As Fitzgerald And Holiday'

5th October 2011

Tony Bennett will always mourn the loss of Amy Winehouse as working with her convinced him she was as talented...

Fascinating Fact 11059

9th March 2011

Late jazz star Billie Holiday is one of 11 honorees set to be inducted into the U.S. National Women's Hall...

Top Female Artists Honoured In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibition

3rd February 2011

LADY GAGA, ARETHA FRANKLIN and BILLIE HOLIDAY will be among the stars honoured at the world's first exhibit devoted entirely...

Fascinating Fact 10615

10th January 2011

Executives at Universal Music are donating a collection of treasured songs by artists including BING CROSBY, LOUIS ARMSTRONG and BILLIE...

Alexander Mcqueen's Death Connection

1st October 2010

Bjork thinks Alexander McQueen had a "connection" with death. The 40-year-old British designer - real name Lee McQueen - took...

Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Has Died Aged 80

17th August 2010

The influential jazz singer and songwriter ABBEY LINCOLN has died aged 80. Lincoln - who was born in Chicago, Illinois...

Hudson To Play Billie Holiday In Lady Sings The Blues Revamp?

22nd March 2007

Oscar winner JENNIFER HUDSON is the favourite to bring jazz and blues legend BILLIE HOLIDAY back to life on the...

Jazz Journalist Balliett Dies

5th February 2007

WHITNEY BALLIETT, a jazz reporter who helped create one of the most influential jazz programs on US television, died last...

Winehouse Blocks Holiday Cover With Doherty

6th December 2006

The proposed collaboration between AMY WINEHOUSE and PETE DOHERTY has hit a stumbling block after the English jazz singer refused...

Lost Ross Album To Be Released

4th May 2006

A lost DIANA ROSS album of standards is to be released 35 years after the soul great recorded it as...

Lost Diana Ross Jazz Album Due In June

22nd March 2006

DIANA ROSS will release an album of jazz standards she recorded more than 30 years ago for the first time...

Rod Stewart Turns Dj For One Show

9th February 2006

ROD STEWART is set to add DJ to his impressive resume when he hosts a satellite radio show to showcase...

Jazz Bassist Lesberg Dies

10th October 2005

Veteran jazz star JACK LESBERG has died from complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 85. Double bassist Lesberg performed...

Record Bosses Hire Private Detective To Find Peyroux

19th August 2005

Record bosses are so concerned with the fate of jazz singer MADELEINE PEYROUX, they've hired a private detective to hunt...

Aguilera Goes Mature

16th March 2005

Pop star CHRISTINA AGUILERA is planning an image makeover to transform her from sex kitten to blues diva. The...

Billy Crystal Remembers The Greats On New Albums

13th February 2005

Funnyman BILLY CRYSTAL is set to hit the album charts with two new nostalgic releases full of classics taken from...

The Jordanaires Star Solomon King Dies

21st January 2005

ELVIS PRESLEY's celebrated backing vocalist SOLOMON KING has died from cancer at the age of 73. King played in...

Jazz Man Artie Shaw Dies

31st December 2004

Celebrated jazz clarinetist ARTIE SHAW has died in California, aged 94. The musician, who was married to stunners AVA...

Stewart's Approach To Classics

12th October 2004

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART refused to emulate late singers FRANK SINATRA and BILLIE HOLIDAY when he covered their classic songs...

Lopez Wants To Star Opposite Anthony

30th July 2004

Superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ is planning to star in the screen version of Puerto Rican jazz superstar HECTOR LAVOE's life story...

Lewis: Rock 'N' Roll Saved My Life

18th July 2004

Hollywood actress JULIETTE LEWIS has credited her rock 'n' roll singing career with saving her life. The OSCAR-nominated...