1. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  2. Billboard Bits: The Smiths, Paula Abdul, Michael Bublé, LeToya and more

    January 11, 2010 3:18 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn fans of The Smiths got a special treat over the weekend, when the band's original bassist, Andy Rourke, hopped on stage at the Bell House and performed with Smiths tribute band Sons …

  3. Watch Alejandro Sanz Talk Alicia Keys Duet

    January 08, 2010 1:40 PM EST "We got emotional, it was magic in the studio working with her," singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz says of his duet partner Alicia Keys in an on-camera interview with Billboard.com recently. "We met in New York... we had dinner, we laughed a lot." He asked her to share…

  4. Hot Tours: Kiss, R. Kelly, Tiësto

    January 07, 2010 10:24 AM EST Veteran rock group KISS has wrapped its Alive/35 World Tour that began in March 2008 and continued until Dec. 13 with a final concert at Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena. Celebrating the band's 35th anniversary, the tour played in Australia/New Zealand, Europe and both South and North…

  5. Bon Jovi To Play Berlin Wall Celebration, Add Dates To Meadowlands Run

    November 02, 2009 4:20 PM EST B on Jovi has added a performance at the 20th anniversary celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany to what's already a jammed promotional schedule for its new album, "The Circle." The group is currently slated to be the only entertainment act at the Nov. 9…

  6. Alejandro Sanz Recruits Alicia Keys, Sets Date For 'Paradise'

    September 22, 2009 5:14 PM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz will release his new album, "Paraíso Express," on Nov. 10, the artist announced today (Sept. 22). The album's lead single, "Looking for Paradise," features Alicia Keys and finds both stars trading lyrics in English and Spanish.…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato

    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM EDT MANY HAPPY RETURNS: A host of veterans enjoy warm welcomes back to Billboard charts this week. After co-hosting listening parties in Los Angeles, New York and London, attended by such collaborators as Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats and celebrities including Martha Stewart and Diane Sawyer,…

  8. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. HE WALKS…

  9. Bon Jovi Docu To Debut At Tribeca Film Fest

    April 06, 2009 9:19 AM EDT Tribeca is giving itself a shot to the heart. The New York festival will unspool what is described as a work-in-progress documentary about Jon Bon Jovi. Phil Griffin directed and @radical.media produced the previously unknown pic, titled "When We Were Beautiful," which follows the…

  10. Bareilles, Phair In Banana Republic Campaign

    February 10, 2009 10:50 AM EST Sara Bareilles, Liz Phair, OK Go and Tommy Torres will join five other artists as the faces of Banana Republic's spring and summer ad campaigns. The national campaigns will feature print advertising, window displays and billboards identifying the artists wearing the company's…

  11. Nesty

    December 09, 2008 5:28 PM EST What does it take to debut on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart at No. 1? A little help from your friends, which in DJ Nesty's case, include reggaeton superstars Wisin & Yandel. Nesty's "La Mente Maestra" on WY/Machete is the latest example of the "duo de la…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  13. Summer Of 'Rock'

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers won't release their new album for two months, but the soundtrack to the Disney film "Camp Rock" should tide their millions of fans over nicely. The Jonas Brothers won't release their new album for two months, but the soundtrack to the Disney film "…

  14. Jonas Bros. Movie Gets Three-Pronged Debut

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Disney Channel's made-for-TV movie "Camp Rock" starring the Jonas Brothers will get a multi-platform release the weekend of June 20 on three channels: the Disney Channel, ABC, and ABC Family. The Disney Channel's made-for-TV movie "Camp Rock" will get a multi…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists…

  16. Ivan Oswaldo Lopez

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST How did Ivan Oswaldo Lopez prepare to participate in Univision's singing competition "Objetivo Fama"? By appearing first on other televised talent shows. Four of them, to be exact. How did Ivan Oswaldo Lopez prepare to participate in Univision's singing competition "…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  18. Ask Billboard

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Garth Brooks, Depeche Mode and PJ Harvey. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . DANCING WITH THE OSMONDS Dear Keith, I was hoping you could answer the following question…

  19. Bon Jovi Touring, Just Not Until 2008

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi says fans who are disappointed in his band's light touring schedule for 2007 will be rewarded in their patience in 2008. Jon Bon Jovi says fans who are disappointed in his band's light touring schedule for 2007 will be rewarded in their patience in 2008. "There&…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists…

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