1. This One's For the Girls: Chris Lane Follows No. 1 'Fix' With Backstreet Boys-Style Ballad

    September 23, 2016 1:54 PM EDT If Conway Twitty and  Backstreet Boys  had a musical love child, the kid might well sound like Chris Lane’s sophomore single, "For Her." Released by Big Loud to country radio through Play MPE on Aug. 29, the follow-up to “Fix” -- which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard ’s Country Airplay…

  2. Chris Lane's 'Fix' Makes Improbable Rise On Indie Label Big Loud Records

    August 05, 2016 8:43 AM EDT The new country imprint's first single is nearing the top of the airplay chart. When Chris Lane made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Feb. 20, the goal was pretty simple: make it through the performance and don’t say anything stupid. “The walk from the side of the stage to that circle was…

  3. Country Up-and-Comer Chris Lane on Getting a Shout-Out From Selena Gomez and Crushing on 'The Bachelorette'

    August 01, 2016 4:48 PM EDT Country radio is certainly a more open-minded place than it was just a few years ago, thanks to the less conventional sounds of artists like Kacey Musgraves , Sam Hunt , and Chris Stapleton . But there's less conventional, and then there's reviving a 2004 hit by R&B singer Mario…

  4. 'She's 22 and I'm 122': Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini Dish on Hosting ABC's All-Star Variety Show 'Greatest Hits'

    June 29, 2016 3:55 PM EDT On a soundstage in Studio City, Calif., an audience full of young people, most of whom weren’t born before the ‘90s, is wildly applauding a beloved icon of the 1980s. “Give it up for Tawny Kitaen!” says Arsenio Hall, exhorting the studio audience. “She did amazing things for the band…

  5. Rewinding The Charts: 25 Years Ago, New Kids On The Block Were 'Hangin' ' At No. 1

    September 09, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Boston boy band topped the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 with its breakthrough album and the set's title cut, respectively In every era of pop music, boy bands have elicited irrepressible shrieks from adoring female fans. In the '60s, it was the Beatles. In the '70s, the…

  6. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut album in the United Kingdom (aided by the…

  7. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  8. The Year in Touring: U2's Mighty Roar

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST Any year in touring that includes the figure $736,421,586 can only be considered a good year for business. That mind-blowing sum is the final tally for U2 's historic 360° tour, a three-year behemoth that shattered preconceived notions (and capacities) for stadium shows, forever changed…

  9. Listen: NKOTBSB Release First Single, 'Don't Turn Off The Lights'

    March 31, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Before their joint tour kicks off in June, the combination of boy bands Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block , better known as NKOTBSB, have officially unveiled their collaborative sing, "Don't Turn Off the Lights." The song is the boy bands' first original track…

  10. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Kiss

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM EDT '3,' OH '3': Check out yesterday's Chart Beat for the many highlights of Britney Spears ' Billboard Hot 100 coronation with "3." Perhaps no one is more excited about the achievement than Spears herself. In the wake of her ascension to No. 1, Spears…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" becomes available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey i 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" becomes available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey i 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Kenny Rogers receives a special Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music during its 36th annual awards show, held at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. The awar 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Sting receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Police frontman's star (No. 2,168) is revealed in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in a ceremony att 2004 - Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott is…

  19. CHART BEAT

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Weezer, Green Day, Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson. IT'S CARRIE'S NATION: Following in the footsteps of three other "American Idol" finalists, 22-year-old Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She is 39. She had been in a coma since April 26, after suffering an asthma attack. This led to cardi 2004 - South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in…

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