1. 'American Idol' Recap: Harsh Harry Connick Jr. Schools Auditioning Twins

    January 17, 2014 10:56 AM EST It's only the second night of season 13, and Harry Connick, Jr. already has three nicknames. He was dubbed "Harsh Harry" during Wednesday night's season premiere, and was also called "Hatchet Harry" and "Dr. No" by Jennifer Lopez throughout the two-hour…

  2. Black Sabbath Snare First No. 1 UK Album in 42 Years

    June 17, 2013 8:39 AM EDT The reunited Black Sabbath have established a new U.K. chart record for the longest gap between No. 1 albums. Their new set "13" (Vertigo/Universal) debuted at the summit yesterday (Sunday), 42 years and eight months after their second album "Paranoid" hit the peak, thus…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Joanna Smith 'Friends' You

    October 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Joanna Smith says growing up in a rural swath of South Georgia was the perfect place to fall in love with music. "There's not much else to do," she tells Billboard with a laugh. "Where I grew up was so rural, it took me about thirty minutes to get to a McDonalds. The town…

  4. Jason Eady Makes Top 40 Debut on Country Charts

    April 24, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Jason Eady and his producer, acclaimed singer-songwriter Kevin Welch, had been discussing the possibility of recording a traditional-sounding country album for quite some time during songwriting sessions at Welch's Texas home. Finally, the two realized that the time for talking about it…

  5. The Script, Tinie Tempah Top U.K. Charts

    October 04, 2010 10:32 AM EDT Irish pop-rock band the Script's "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment), which debuted atop the U.K. album chart two weeks ago, moved back 2-1 in yesterday's new sales data. South London rapper Tinie Tempah, meanwhile, got his second No. 1 single of…

  6. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Marx felt the song was so personal that he…

  7. Kanye Defeats 50 Cent On U.K. Album Chart

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West won the U.K. battle in the worldwide war of the rap superstars as "Graduation" (Def Jam) entered at No. 1 on the album chart ahead of 50 Cent's "Curtis" (Interscope). Meanwhile, in an uncha Kanye West won the U.K. battle in the worldwide war of the rap…

  8. Kingston, Faulkner Lead The Pack On U.K. Charts

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Beautiful Girls" (RCA) moved up 2-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 2), and the top 10 included climbers by Plain White Ts, Rihann Sean Kingston's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Beautiful…

  9. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  10. Tunstall Unplugs For 'Acoustic Extravaganza'

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Riding high on the success of her debut album, "Eye to the Telescope," Scottish singer/songwriter K.T. Tunstall will release an acoustic set May 8 in the United Kingdom. Riding high on the success of her debut album, "Eye to the Telescope," Scottish singer/songwriter K.T.…

  11. Newcomers Rae, Chico Rule U.K. Charts

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the top of the album chart yesterday (March 5) with her self-titled debut set. English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the…

  12. Madonna, Jack Johnson Take Lead On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Madonna's "Sorry" (Warner Bros.) became her second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single from the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" yesterday, while Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire/Island) su Madonna's "Sorry" (Warner Bros.)…

  13. Meck, Sayer Top U.K. Chart Again

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 19), as a number of performers and winners -- including Ka "Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo…

  14. Ask Billboard

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Cher, Paula Abdul and the AAA radio format. CHER-ING NEW SONGS? Hey Keith, Rumor has it that Diane Warren, who penned "If I Could Turn Back Time" for Cher, is writing new material for the latter's upcoming album. Do you have any news on…

  15. Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs Lead Brit Award Nominations

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to be held Feb. 15 at London's Earl's Court. With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  17. David Gray, Pussycat Dolls Lead U.K. Charts

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter David Gray scored his third U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sept. 18) as "Life In Slow Motion" (Atlantic) debuted at the top of the new chart. "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls featu British singer/songwriter David Gray scored his third U.K. No. 1…

  18. Gorillaz, McFly Lead U.K. Charts

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" (Parlophone) yesterday (Sept. 4), while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) became its second chart-topping album. Ja Gorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" …

  19. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  20. Billboard Bits: System Of A Down, Raul Malo, Tuatara

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on System Of A Down, Raul Malo, Tuatara System Of A Down will precede the Sept. 4 release of its sophomore American Recordings album, "Toxicity," with a free concert in Hollywood, Calif., a day earlier. The show will begin at 5 p.m. PT in a parking lot across the street from…

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