1. Beyonce: The Billboard Q&A

    October 02, 2009 5:36 PM EDT Singer. Songwriter. Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. Actress. Producer. Beyoncé may be the hardest-working woman in showbiz. Take the four days leading up to MTV's recent Video Music Awards. Beyoncé wraps a run-through of her Radio City Music Hall performance at midnight Thursday evening.…

  2. Honor Society, "Over You"

    September 25, 2009 2:51 PM EDT Honor Society wraps post-breakup angst into a cathartic, three-minute package on "Over You," the opening track from the group's just-released debut album, "Fashionably Late." The song is delivered with fierce precision by band members (and Jonas Brothers protégés)…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  4. Jet, "Shaka Rock"

    August 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT From the opening sirens and rumbling drums of the first track, "K.I.A. (Killed in Action)," Jet 's third full-length album, "Shaka Rock," is a guitar-rock scorcher. The set finds the band continuing to riff on the blissful messiness of classic rock while packing each…

  5. Ask Billboard: Madonna vs. Whitney: Who's Sold More?

    August 14, 2009 3:20 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MATERIAL GIRL VS. EVERY WOMAN Hi Gary, Whitney Houston and Madonna are making…

  6. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a pleasure to read your column, one of the things…

  7. Kris Allen Just Wants Respect After Winning 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2009 7:03 PM EDT With speculation already underway about whether "American Idol" winner Kris Allen's future in the music industry will go boom or bust, the singer wants everyone to know that he's defining success on his own terms. "The only thing I really want to do is just be…

  8. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  9. Bloc Party / March 21, 2009 / Philadelphia (Electric Factory)

    March 26, 2009 12:04 PM EDT For a band whose last record was a critical washout, Bloc Party took the stage on Saturday night at Philadelphia's Electric Factory with the swagger of the world's biggest rock stars. After snagging and embracing the Next Big Thing label in 2005 with their debut, the still…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" goes straight to 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th…

  11. Hot 100 Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As part of Billboard's celebration of the Hot 100's 50th anniversary, we present a listing of each of the No. 1s by the artists who scored the most in the chart's history. Includes artist name, numbe As part of Billboard's celebration of the Hot 100's 50th anniversary…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" goes straight to 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th…

  13. Ask Billboard

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Whitney Houston, Salt-N-Pepa and Kylie Minogue. This week we are doing something a bit different. For our first two topics, we are revisiting two questions from the past. RETURN OF THE SHAKERS Last year, Jeff Savage of Salisbury, Md. posed this…

  14. Ask Billboard

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Whitney Houston, Salt-N-Pepa and Kylie Minogue. This week we are doing something a bit different. For our first two topics, we are revisiting two questions from the past. RETURN OF THE SHAKERS Last year, Jeff Savage of Salisbury, Md. posed this…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, misspelled werds and more! HOW DOES BROOKS FIT IN? Dear Fred, While there is a great deal of talk about Garth Brooks' debut at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, I noticed that songs 2-6 on the Hot Country Chart are all ranked in…

  16. Coroner Provides Graphic Details At Spector Murder Trial

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The barrel of a gun may have been forced into actress Lana Clarkson's mouth, bruising her tongue before the gunshot that killed her, a coroner testified today (May 29) in record producer Phil Spector' The barrel of a gun may have been forced into actress Lana Clarkson's mouth,…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Producer Phil Spector pleads not guilty in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is formally charged with one count of murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.< 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her…

  18. Chart Beat

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Solo Beyoncé bests her Destiny's Child No. 1 quota, plus inside the stats of Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Dion DiMucci and Mary J. Blige. PICKING UP THE 'CHECK': With "Check On It" (Columbia) advancing to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, Beyoncé…

  19. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke "With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston…

  20. Amina

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic ladies of Amina are like musical sorceresses wielding an array of instruments. The Icelandic ladies of Amina are like musical sorceresses wielding an array of instruments. The quartet, best-known as the string section and supporting group for post-rock act Sigur Rós, draws from…

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