1. Ask Billboard: Britney Spears' '3' Decades of No. 1s

    February 11, 2011 7:25 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BRITNEY SPEARS&…

  2. Ask Billboard: You Can't Say That On Radio

    February 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. YOU CAN'T…

  3. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music was the predominant genre of the night,…

  4. 'American Idol' Hopeful John Wayne Schulz Released Album As a Teen

    February 02, 2011 10:27 PM EST If cowboy, country singer and "American Idol" hopeful John Wayne Schulz appeared comfortable during his Austin audition that aired Tuesday night (Feb. 2), there's a good reason -- the 23-year-old released an album by the time he was 14 years old. The ten-track set, titled "…

  5. 'American Idol' Hits Austin, John Wayne Schulz & Janelle Arthur Bring Country Charm

    February 02, 2011 9:15 PM EST "American Idol" headed to Austin, Texas for Wednesday night's (Feb. 2) episode, and the show's third-ever trip to the city paid off, with 50 hopefuls getting tickets to Hollywood and contestants John Wayne Schulz and Janelle Arthur bringing their country charm. Schulz, a…

  6. Michael Jackson No. 1 on Forbes' Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

    October 25, 2010 4:37 PM EDT M ichael Jackson's sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, but fans also opened their wallets to make him this year's top-earning dead celebrity with $275 million, Forbes said on Monday. Jackson raked in more than the combined total of the other 12 celebrities…

  7. Holy Fuck, "Latin"

    June 04, 2010 3:49 PM EDT With a brand of electronica that's almost as aggressive as its moniker, Holy Fuck is definitely not for music fans with delicate sensibilities. The Toronto-based collective goes all out on its third album, "Latin," which features lead members Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh&…

  8. Yoko Ono Brings Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon To Rare Brooklyn Gig

    February 17, 2010 9:54 AM EST Y oko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for a concert on Tuesday night that was part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun. The show belonged as much to her son Sean Lennon , 34, as to Ono, 76. Looking and sounding like his famous father, Sean Lennon pulled together an all-star…

  9. Scorpions Forsee Fantastic Future Following Farewell

    January 29, 2010 12:34 PM EST Despite Scorpions ' recent farewell announcement, guitarist Rudolf Schenker says the German hard rockers "will never be done." "This history of the band is so amazing. We have so much film in our library and other things which will keep coming out," Schenker, who…

  10. Beyonce Wins Big At MTV EMAs In Berlin

    November 06, 2009 8:04 AM EST Beyonce won a hat-trick of awards at the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at Berlin's O2 World Arena, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The ceremony was also notable for a third MTV EMAs honor for German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel - the band also won…

  11. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:46 PM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) at the venue, Bill Roedy, president of MTV…

  12. Michael Jackson Has Earned $72 Million Since Death

    October 29, 2009 10:20 AM EDT Even before the "This Is It" opening, Michael Jackson had earned $90 million in the past year, with most of it coming since his death five months ago. That sizable sum put him third on the Forbes list of dead celebrities making the most money. Jackson earned less than the $350…

  13. Lady Gaga: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 07, 2009 11:56 AM EDT Sprawled on her bed in an Amsterdam hotel, Lady GaGa is channeling Lady Godiva-sans the horse. While the 23-year-old has famously worn everything from Kermit the Frog to a hat made to resemble the solar system, today she's rocking the one constant in her ever shifting wardrobe-underpants…

  14. May 25, 2009

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64. 2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59. 2005 – Country singer Carrie Underwood wins Season Four of “American…

  15. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits…

  16. March 21, 2009

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Klaus Dinger of Kraftwerk and Neu! dies of heart failure at the age of 61. 2000 – Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three albums. 1994 – Bruce Springsteen wins a best original song Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the movie “Philadelphia.” The song is the first…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78…

  18. Forbes: Elvis Is Wealthiest Dead Celebrity

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley may have left the building several decades ago, but his earning power is far from diminished with Forbes.com ranking him the top-earning dead celebrity for the second year in a row. Elvis Presley may have left the building several decades ago, but his earning power is far from…

  19. Kraftwerk/Neu! Member Klaus Dinger Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German musician Klaus Dinger, who played drums in the early days of Kraftwerk and went on to co-found Neu!, died March 21 of heart failure. He was 61. German musician Klaus Dinger, who played drums in the early days of Kraftwerk and went on to co-found Neu!, died March 21 of heart failure. He…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," top 10 songs of 2007, Sally Shapiro and more! KEEN FOR MEAN AND GREEN Thank you for sharing that question [about the artist credit for a ringtone] and please thank Anthony Colombo and everyone at Billboard for…

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