1. Exclusive: Fun. Frontman Nate Ruess to Receive Hal David Starlight Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    March 18, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard can reveal. The honor, which each year recognizes a brilliant young songwriter, will be presented at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, set for June 18 at the…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2008, Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' Ruled Hot 100

    October 20, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week six years ago, Spears scored her first No. 1 in a decade. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Elton John and Santana and the premiere of Billboard's first R&B ranking. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  3. Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

    April 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Brit band is scaling the Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts with 'Me and My Broken Heart,' with help from Scooter Braun, Benny Blanco and Rob Thomas You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. The British pop-rock band is managed by…

  4. Hezekiah Walker Completes Six Months Atop Gospel Airplay Chart

    March 04, 2014 1:05 PM EST The song becomes one of the elite titles to spend at least 26 weeks atop an airplay ranking Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise" joins an exclusive club of songs that have led an airplay chart (that Billboard currently produces each week) for half a year or more, as the track…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift Ties For 10th-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits All-Time

    April 19, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The singer tallies her 41st top 40 Hot 100 hit, lifting her into a 10th-place tie among acts with the most such entries in the chart's history. Plus, P!nk marks a new career milestone. As "Highway Don't Care," with Tim McGraw, rolls 42-25 on the Billboard Hot 100,…

  7. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  8. INXS Confirm Split: 'It's Time to Step Away'

    November 12, 2012 11:10 PM EST INXS has confirmed that it's calling it quits. The Australian group announced on Monday night that it had decided to bring the curtain down on a career that's lasted 35 years and 11 studio albums, including six that sold platinum or better in the U.S. "We understand that this…

  9. Matchbox Twenty Announce 'North' Tour 2013 Dates

    November 12, 2012 8:41 PM EST With a long-awaited new album under the belts, Matchbox Twenty have announced the first leg of their North American headlining tour, which kicks off in Tulsa, Okla. On Jan. 29. Running on the momentum from their blockbuster album "North" and hit singles "She's So Mean"…

  10. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars, Adele Arrive On Pop, Adult Charts

    October 08, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Bruno Mars blasts in with 'Locked Out of Heaven,' while Adele does some bonding with radio of her own with 'Skyfall.' Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Mumford & Sons and Wisin & Yandel. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  11. Matchbox Twenty Q&A: 'We Had This No-Fear Rule'

    September 04, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Walking down the halls of Calabasas' Emblem Studios, surrounded by platinum records from Matchbox Twenty and frontman Rob Thomas , it's easy to forget the band's been gone for a very long time. Putting aside 2007's "Exile on Mainstream" - a mix of new material…

  12. Matchbox Twenty Tormented By 'Mean' Girl in New Video

    July 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT "She's So Mean" is right: in the music video for Matchbox Twenty's first "North" single, the alt-rock stalwarts are just trying to play their catchy new song, but an angry brunette rips across their studio and wreaks havoc in a series of escalating events. The…

  13. Rob Thomas Joins 'The Voice' to Mentor Team Cee Lo

    July 25, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Rob Thomas is the latest singer to join "The Voice" as a mentor. The crooner will assist Cee Lo Green 's team when the show returns for its third season this fall, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "I'm really excited to work with Cee Lo and love the idea that I…

  14. Exclusive: Matchbox Twenty Set 'North' Tracklist, Talk New Songs

    June 05, 2012 7:55 PM EDT It's been a decade since Matchbox Twenty released a new studio album -- though the band's pleased to feel like they never left. "We got mentioned on 'Parks and Recreation' [and] 'The Simpsons' in the same week, and I was like wow, we haven't made a…

  15. Rihanna Renews 'Love' Affair Atop Hot 100

    January 11, 2012 2:55 PM EST Katy Perry's Record-Setting Quest Hits Snag, Jason Mraz Charges in at No. 8 After a two-week respite, Rihanna 's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit (2-1) for a ninth total week in charge. The song, which already represents…

  16. LMFAO Still 'Sexy' Atop Hot 100

    January 04, 2012 4:50 PM EST LMFAO scores a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It." The confident duo's previous leader, "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, meanwhile, continues its lengthy residence in the chart's top 10. "Sexy"…

  17. LMFAO Brings 'Sexy' To Hot 100 Summit

    December 28, 2011 2:28 PM EST After an Eight-Week Reign, Rihanna 'Found' a Spot at No. 2 After a nail-biting seven-week wait at No. 2, LMFAO 's "Sexy and I Know It" at last struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as the chart's top Digital Gainer during the robust sales week leading up to…

  18. Exclusive: Daryl Hall's Web Show Coming to Broadcast TV

    September 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT After nearly four years as an Internet sensation, Daryl Hall's "Live From Daryl's House" is coming to broadcast TV. The award-winning music and conversation program, debuts in 95 markets on Sept. 24 with back-to-back half-hour episodes featuring Train and Fitz & the…

  19. INXS 'In the Throes of Discussing' Next Album

    July 08, 2011 11:30 AM EDT INXS guitarist Tim Farriss would really like to "collapse into a heap" back in Australia after the group wraps the North American leg of its Original Sin Tour in mid-August. But rest may be short-lived since, he says, the group is "in the throes of discussing" its next…

  20. Song Premiere: Carolina Liar Unveil Their New Single, 'Drown'

    July 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Carolina Liar , the L.A.-based rock quartet who debuted with 2008 full-length "Coming To Terms" and spent time on the road with OneRepublic and Rob Thomas , will return with their sophomore effort, "Wild Blessed Freedom," on Sept. 27. The group, which will self-release the…

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