1. No Joke! The 20 Biggest Tunes for 'Fools'

    April 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Another April Fools' Day is upon us, and although many "fools" will be busy pulling lame pranks on Monday (Apr. 1), the fools with a thirst for chart history should explore this list of the 20 biggest songs with the word "fool" in the title. From Aretha Franklin to…

  2. Devin Velez Exits 'American Idol' in Another Blow to the Boys

    March 28, 2013 11:06 PM EDT Make that girls 3, boys 0. It's been a rough 12th season of "American Idol" for the show's male contestants, who have been constantly overshadowed and overhyped in favor of the ladies. On Thursday night (March 28), the guys hit their lowest point yet, with all three…

  3. Blake Shelton, 'Based On A True Story...' Track-by-Track Review

    March 26, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Country superstar/"Voice" coach Blake Shelton is all about getting personal  on "Based On A True Story…," his seventh studio album to date. "Every song on the album, I've either been through those situations, or I'm going through them right now,"…

  4. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Daylight' Dawns Atop Pop Songs

    March 25, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The group manages a feat that hadn't been achieved on the chart since 1994. Plus, new No. 1s for Afrojack and Drake and Thirty Seconds to Mars returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  5. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  6. Prince Lights Up SXSW With Epic, Improvised Set

    March 17, 2013 8:46 AM EDT This was no recitation of greatest hits -- or even of Prince's own material – but rather an exercise in organic, improvisational music-making. "Austin, don't let me hurt you" The ground shaking around South By Southwest on Saturday night (well, technically Sunday…

  7. SXSW Shorts: Charli XCX, Shoes, Nik Bartsch, White Lung and K-Pop's f(x)

    March 14, 2013 6:30 PM EDT So many bands. So little time. Billboard is roaming Austin this week, checking out as many acts at SXSW as possible -- and each day we'll highlight a selection of our favorites. On Wednesday we caught Charli XCX, The Sights, a pair of Lung acts (White Lung, Wet Lungs), along with…

  8. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  9. Quincy Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 14, 2013 3:23 PM EDT As Q turns 80, we rank the top 20 Hot 100 hits he's ever produced. Quincy Jones celebrates his 80th birthday today (March 14) and over his many fruitfull years in music, the legendary producer and musician has worked with countless greats including Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and…

  10. Phil Ramone in Critical Care at NYC Hospital

    March 01, 2013 11:23 AM EST Award-winning music producer Phil Ramone has been hospitalized in New York City, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 72-year-old suffered an aortic aneurysm and is in critical care. Ramone is best known for his work with such top-tier vocalists and songwriters as Tony Bennett, Aretha…

  11. Richard Street of The Temptations Dead at 70

    February 28, 2013 5:40 AM EST Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died. He was 70. Street's wife, Cindy, says her husband died early Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness. "He was really fighting for his life," the singer's widow…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  13. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Lead Busy Night for 'American Idol' at Grammys

    February 11, 2013 9:35 AM EST It was a big night for American Idol champions, as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks all nabbed awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. Clarkson won Best Pop album for her fifth studio full-length record, Stronger. Clarkson bested nominees Maroon 5, Pink,…

  14. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 2 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 09, 2013 3:17 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. DAY 2 (Feb. 8) Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools" at Charlotte Ronson Aretha Franklin’s alluring, bold…

  15. Chart Highlights: One Direction Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs, Taylor Swift Still No. 1

    February 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST One Direction notches the highest debut among its five Pop Songs hits, as 'Kiss You' launches at No. 30. Plus, Depeche Mode returns to rock radio. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top  songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  16. Whitney Houston's Mom Has Words for Bobby Brown in New Book

    January 29, 2013 9:14 AM EST In "Remembering Whitney," the mother of the late Whitney Houston writes that from the start she had doubted whether Bobby Brown was right for her daughter. And she thinks that Whitney might not have ended up so "deep" into drugs had they not stayed together. "I do…

  17. Beyonce's National Anthem Controversy: Aretha, Alicia and More Offer Support

    January 25, 2013 2:20 AM EST Singers rallied around Beyonce this week after her apparent use of a prerecorded vocal track during 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' While Beyonce hasn't yet made an official statement on the heated discussion over her "Star-Spangled Banner" performance at the presidential…

  18. NBA FIT Week: Basketball Stars Discuss Favorite Workout Music

    January 24, 2013 7:30 PM EST Check out what Wesley Matthews, Bruce Bowen and more had to say about the fitness program and what music pumps them up. On Thursday (Jan. 24), the NBA kicks off its 2013 NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, an annual program in which current NBA and WNBA stars, former basketball legends and top coaches…

  19. Beyonce 'Did Not Sing Live,' Inauguration Official Confirms

    January 24, 2013 10:05 AM EST An anonymous inauguration official now confirms that Beyonce "did not sing live." An inaugural official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during Monday's Inauguration Day ceremony. "She did not sing live," the official, who…

  20. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 19, 2013 10:00 AM EST From Beyonce and John Legend to the Goo Goo Dolls and Soundgarden, all the music stars heading to Washington, D.C. Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin , the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans…

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