1. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. "I'm just going to hug you first,…

  2. MusiCares Red Carpet: See Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, James Taylor Unite for Carole King Tribute

    January 25, 2014 2:30 PM EST The MusicCares red carpet was so crowded at one point that Yoko Ono practically bumped into Lady Gaga on Friday (Jan. 24). Then they both turned to each other and hugged. The pair, along with some of the biggest names in music, arrived in celebratory mode to honor Carole King at the MusiCares…

  3. Carole King Honored by Stars at MusiCares' Person of the Year Gala

    January 25, 2014 12:42 PM EST Performances by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves & Miguel, and King herself were among the night's many highlights. Two unlikely performer pairings and songs most people do not associate with Carole King stole the show at Friday night's MusiCares Person of the Year gala…

  4. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Friday

    January 24, 2014 11:57 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  5. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the GRAMMYs

    January 21, 2014 9:25 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In turn, Starr…

  6. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  7. Recipe For A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

    November 27, 2013 1:35 PM EST Never mind the meal. What's on the musical menu for Thanksgiving? Billboard has all the ingredients for a satisfying Turkey Day soundtrack We trust that, at this point, you've planned the details of cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. (Or, perhaps smarter, that you have secured…

  8. British Composer John Tavener Dead at 69

    November 12, 2013 1:20 PM EST British composer John Tavener, whose austere choral and orchestral works reflected his religious journey from West to East, died Tuesday. He was 69. Born and trained in London, Tavener burst onto the public scene in 1968 with the help of The Beatles and is often remembered for his beautiful…

  9. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  10. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  11. Krewella Livens Up Dance Charts

    October 04, 2013 10:56 AM EDT The group’s new album arrives as its new single scale Dance/Electronic Songs.  Plus Zedd, Yoko Ono, Empire of the Sun and Katy Perry score chart victories. The first full-length album from EDM trio Krewella, “Get Wet,” debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums (and No. 8 on the Billboard…

  12. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  13. 'John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes' Interactive Album App to Launch

    September 23, 2013 11:52 AM EDT All proceeds to benefit WhyHunger's global anti-hunger campaign A new interactive album app called "John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes" will launch Nov. 5, exclusively through the iTunes App Store. Directed by filmmaker Michael Epstein, the app chronicles the legendary singer…

  14. Ask Billboard: Who's Sold More, Katy Perry Or Lady Gaga?

    August 23, 2013 11:05 AM EDT What else would we talk about this week? Plus, more tributes following Madonna's birthday and hits that have made second encores on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  15. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  16. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  17. Paul McCartney Dips Into the Vault at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    June 09, 2013 10:41 AM EDT Paul McCartney has toured nearly every year in the past decade, and acting on the assumption that many concertgoers would have seen him in concert fairly recently, he promised that his 2013 "Out There" jaunt would bring out some deep cuts. During the interminable retrospective…

  18. Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each. On June 19, the awards return with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove. Among this year&…

  19. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Stylish DJ, Mia Moretti

    April 30, 2013 12:32 PM EDT The Hook’s Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. caught up with DJ Mia Moretti to talk all things fashion and music. DJ’s are sometimes the best dressed at a party. With headphones as their main accessory, big names like Solange and Samantha Ronson rock killer threads that inspire many while…

  20. 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,…

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