1. Little Jimmy Dickens, Oldest Grand Ole Opry Cast Member, Dead at 94

    January 02, 2015 8:11 PM EST Richard Nixon might have been President of the United States the last time that  Little Jimmy Dickens  appeared on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, but the veteran performer enjoyed a career that went far beyond chart statistics.  Dickens, who passed away tonight at the age of 94 due to…

  2. ‘Motown The Musical' Tour Driving Into Detroit

    February 07, 2014 2:09 AM EST The musical about the Motown sound is going home. Producers of "Motown the Musical" said Thursday that the show's national tour will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre for four-weeks between Oct. 21-Nov. 16. The show about Berry Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records…

  3. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  4. Ask Billboard: Latest Greatest Hits, Part 2

    October 23, 2009 5:37 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. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT After Britney Spears topped the Billboard Hot…

  5. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). Fast-forwarding to the present, only one…

  6. Steve Martin To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

    April 01, 2009 2:13 PM EDT Comedian Steve Martin next month will make his debut on a new type of stage for the well-known television and movie star, plucking his banjo at country music's Grand Ole Opry. Martin, a veteran of TV shows like "Saturday Night Live and films such as the recent "Pink Panther 2,…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts,…

  8. Destroyer / April 22, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Midway through Destroyer's stunning set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, my friend leaned over and whispered, "This dude is kind of like Dylan, isn't he?" Midway through Destroyer's stunning set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, my friend…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts,…

  10. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hayden Panettiere. "The Tonight Show with…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Mindy McCready, Kenny Chesney, Jason Sellers, Ray Vega, Sara Evans, Ricochet's Heath Wright, Skip Ewing and Kippi Brannon join catalyst Randy Owen for a special "We Are the World"-style 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane…

  12. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about McFly, the Go-Gos and Guns N'Roses. HELLO? McFLY? Hello Keith, I was wondering -- especially with the abundance of British music acts coming into the United States (lately) -- if you know anything about any other British acts trying to crack the…

  13. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  14. Crow Gets Orchestrated For Fall Dates

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. The run will open Oct. 16 in Seattle and encompass nine shows…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Mindy McCready, Kenny Chesney, Jason Sellers, Ray Vega, Sara Evans, Ricochet's Heath Wright, Skip Ewing and Kippi Brannon join catalyst Randy Owen for a special "We Are the World"-style 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart methodology changes, Mario, Elvis Presley and Rascal Flatts. RATIO Hi Fred, You must be flooded [with e-mails] about the change of methodology on The Billboard Hot 100. As reported on Billboard.com, the "new" Hot 100 incorporates sales from digital…

  17. TunesOnTV

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 27 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Clint Black (also scheduled: Hayden Christensen) "VH1 All Access," VH1 Featured Artist: Mandy Moore. …

  18. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  20. Claypool Peels Back The 'Purple Onion'

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, "The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion," which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first Primus frontman Les Claypool has set a Sept. 24 release for his solo debut, …