1. Bonobo, Animal Collective, Polica, and Others Ride DJ Sets to 'Success'

    February 05, 2015 11:38 AM EST Who needs instruments anyway? In certain internet circles, few things elicit as much of a mixed reaction as the announcement of an artist's DJ tour. "END ALL 'DJ SETS'!!!!!!!!!!!! Who goes to these events? It's like going to see your favorite sports team, play their…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw

    January 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST '21' SALUTE: As Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 for a 17th week , the set moves closer to the mark for most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a woman. In the 56-year history of the survey, only the Whitney Houston -led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" has…

  3. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Part 2

    July 31, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE MORE THAN WORDS Thanks to all who posted comments below last week's…

  4. May 5, 2009

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering a heart attack and a stroke. He is 70. 1999 – At the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade. 1997 – Gracie Katherine McGraw is born to husband-and-wife country singers…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2001 - Zydeco pioneer…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2001 - Zydeco pioneer…

  7. Spoon's Daniel Scores With 'Stranger Than Fiction'

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spoon's Britt Daniel makes his first foray into film score work with "Stranger Than Fiction," the soundtrack for which arrives Nov. 7 via Columbia. Spoon's Britt Daniel makes his first foray into film score work with "Stranger Than Fiction," the soundtrack for…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>A bill is introduced in the Michigan state legislature that would regulate concert attendance by minors under the age of 18. SB 1000 would give local governments in Michigan the authorit 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hi 2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both a heart attack and stroke. He is 70. Chavis (Wilson Anthony Chavis) scored what is considered the first zydeco hi 2001 - Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering both…

  12. The Anglo Files

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Agent Sumo, Matthew Herbert, Compost, Air, Mark B & Blade Agent Sumo Set to Dominate Agent Sumo -- Martin Cole and Steven Halliday -- are the latest dance act to emerge from the prolific area of South London that spawned fellow Virgin signings Mutiny and Basement Jaxx (XL…