1. Elton John Extends Record For Most AC Hits

    March 24, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The icon furthers his lead for the most entries in the Adult Contemporary chart's 53-year history as 'Can't Stay Alone Tonight' debuts Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 53-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, as …

  2. Madonna Producer Patrick Leonard Talks 'Like A Prayer' at 25

    March 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Mention the name Patrick Leonard to a Madonna fan, and their ears should immediately perk up. After all, it was Leonard who co-wrote and/or co-produced many of Madonna's classic hit singles like "Live to Tell," "Open Your Heart," "Frozen" and "…

  3. Terri Clark Enlists Fans' Help for New Album

    March 20, 2014 6:10 PM EDT Veteran country hitmaker Terri Clark is working on a brand new album – one that teams her with one of Nashville's top producers, Michael Knox. "I've known him for a long time," she told Billboard of the man behind the glass on hits by acts such as Jason Aldean and…

  4. Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident: Watch

    March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Austin police say the rapper incited a riot at the fest last Thursday Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future…

  5. 'Let It Go' Helps Idina Menzel Make Hot 100 History

    March 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Idina Menzel has made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The singer's rise into the top 10 with "Let It Go" makes her the first person with both a top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel's Oscar-winning "Let It Go" (from the film "Frozen"…

  6. Grand Ole Opry House Turns 40: Watch President Nixon Perform on Opening Night

    March 15, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A little lesson in country music history -- it's all about perspective. The Grand Ole Opry -- the radio show made famous by WSM since 1925 -- has had several homes over the years, with possibly the most iconic one being the Ryman Auditorium, which housed the show from 1943-1974, as well…

  7. Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne Announce Summer Tour

    March 14, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne are linking up for a summer tour of North American amphitheaters. BSB announced the dates during an appearance of "Good Morning America" on Friday (Mar. 14). Lavigne's slot as the opener on the tour is more than a little dubious: both BSB and…

  8. Childish Gambino Talks 'Titanfall' Game, Reddit, and Not Quitting Acting Career: SXSW Q&A

    March 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Xbox celebrated the arrival of “Titanfall,” one of the year’s most highly anticipated first person shooters, with a huge launch party in Austin, Texas Monday (March 10) night. The Microsoft Studio on Congress Avenue was lined with large flat screen televisions and Xbox One systems hooked up…

  9. Mel Tillis Recovering from Heart Surgery

    March 10, 2014 11:51 PM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame singer Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville after heart surgery over the weekend. According to a statement from his daughter, Pam Tillis, the 81-year-old singer required a "routine heart procedure," but is expected to make a full recovery. "In…

  10. Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer Tour

    March 06, 2014 11:28 AM EST As expected, Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a North American summer tour that will take the legendary rock band and the young-gun singer on a 19-date trek starting June 19 in Chicago. Joining Lambert will be original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. After the Windy…

  11. Man Sentenced to Prison in Death of Usher's Stepson

    March 05, 2014 7:23 PM EST The Atlanta man convicted in a jet ski crash that killed the stepson of R&B singer Usher has been ordered to serve four years in prison. Jeffrey Hubbard (left) was sentenced Wednesday in the death of 11-year-old Kile Glover. Hubbard was riding on the jet ski that hit the boy and another…

  12. Ex-Pearl Jam Accountant Receives Jail Sentence for Embezzlement

    March 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST A former financial officer of Pearl Jam's management company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band. The Seattle Times reports that Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff agreed Friday to allow Rickey Goodrich of Novato, Calif., to remain…

  13. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  14. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more 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 well as…

  15. 'American Idol' Lands New Low for a Winner's Debut Album

    February 28, 2014 2:48 PM EST After a number of delays, Candice Glover's debut album, "Music Speaks," has arrived on the Billboard 200 starting at No. 14. It's the 2013 "American Idol" winner's first album, and sold 19,000 copies in its first week (ending Feb. 23), according to Nielsen…

  16. We Are Toonz' 'Drop That #NaeNae' Dances onto Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 27, 2014 4:58 PM EST Atlanta's latest dance craze, the Nae Nae, makes its presence felt on multiple Billboard charts this week, via We Are Toonz's addictive debut single "Drop That #NaeNae." The cut opens at No. 38 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 20 on Hot Rap Songs, due primarily to a…

  17. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before. "I figured this'll be my 80th…

  18. Dolly Parton Booked for Glastonbury Festival

    February 27, 2014 12:30 PM EST Britain's leading rock festival is going a little bit country. Organizers said Thursday that Dolly Parton will play the Glastonbury Festival on June 29. Festival programmer Emily Eavis told the BBC that "it's been something we've been wanting to happen for a long time. And…

  19. Country Radio's Gerry House on Blake Shelton, Reba and Why 'Country Music Broke My Brain'

    February 25, 2014 2:48 PM EST For well over 25 years, the voice of Gerry House kept country music listeners entertained over the radio airwaves of WSIX / Nashville. The legendary personality-comedian-songwriter-singer (Does 1992's timeless Bull count?) documents many of his favorite memories from his career in "…

  20. Eric Church Eyeing Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 20, 2014 4:58 PM EST With no new major competition to compete with, it seems that Eric Church's "The Outsiders" could nab a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. While it's too early to tell just how many copies the set will sell in its second week -- ending on Sunday, February 23 -…

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