1. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 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 56 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. Ardent Studios Founder John Fry Dies at 69

    December 18, 2014 10:30 PM EST John Fry , the producer and engineer who founded Memphis' famed Ardent Studios and the Ardent Records label, has died at the age of 69. It was Fry who once said that, "Your moods are affected by your surroundings. I think there is something that operates in Memphis...and at Ardent…

  3. Lorde & Sol3 Mio Lead NZ Music Awards Nominations

    October 16, 2014 5:23 AM EDT With five nominations each, Lorde and classical-crossover trio Sol3 Mio lead the pack heading into the 49th annual New Zealand Music Awards. Rapper David Dallas and soul singer Ladi6 are close behind with four nods each. Vodafone is once again sponsoring the country's premier music…

  4. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to a singer who first made his name as a…

  6. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  7. Gary Clark Jr., Reps Talk 'Blak And Blu' Debut & Career Start

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT To an ignorant eye, it seemed to be a typical night inside Hollywood's live performance hub Hotel Cafe. The Austin guitar phenom/vocalist Gary Clark Jr. and his band exited the stage after figuratively shredding it to fractions, as they're prone to do. But this early-2011 exhibition…

  8. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  9. Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago': Video

    February 21, 2012 11:10 PM EST First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion at the White House. In what appears to be the…

  10. Various Artists, "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection"

    March 18, 2011 10:51 AM EDT Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited itself to a two-disc, 38-track snack-sized…

  11. Eric Clapton Enlists Jeff Beck, John Mayer, ZZ Top For Crossroads Fest

    February 10, 2010 10:31 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band , ZZ Top , Jeff Beck , Steve Winwood , John Mayer , B.B. King and Sheryl Crow will join Eric Clapton at his third Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago -- where Clapton also held the 2007 event. The day-long festival will…

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Colbie Caillat, Black Eyed Peas, Prince

    September 03, 2009 4:46 PM EDT HOT COCO: If it seems like the Billboard 200 this week is bursting with debuts, it is. 39 new titles arrive, led by Colbie Caillat 's sophomore set, and first No. 1, "Breakthrough." Her debut album, "Coco," peaked at No. 5 upon its entrance on Aug. 4, 2007. While this…

  13. Disco Biscuits Flip Styles For Electro-Influenced Album

    May 27, 2009 11:29 AM EDT After a few years of prolific songwriting, the Disco Biscuits have emerged with a new as-yet-untitled album, due out in September or October, that bassist Marc Brownstein tells Billboard.com will challenge its jam band-friendly fanbase. "It's totally different for us,"…

  14. May 11, 2009

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Drummer John Rutsey, formerly of Rush, dies from a diabetes-related heart attack in his sleep at the age of 55. 2006 – Guitarist Dave Baksh announces he is leaving Sum 41 to pursue his career with his second band, Brown Brigade. 2004 – R&B artist John Whitehead of McFadden &…

  15. Q&A: Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament

    March 24, 2009 11:17 AM EDT As Pearl Jam's blockbuster 1991 debut, "Ten," gets a re-release on March 24 so deluxe that it would be fairer to call it a complete reimagining, the veteran Seattle band's bassist and co-founder Jeff Ament sat down with Billboard to talk about what went into the four…

  16. Pearl Jam Raids Vaults For 'Ten' Reissue

    December 10, 2008 9:59 AM EST Pearl Jam has unearthed a host of unreleased tracks and special surprises from its vaults for a deluxe reissue of its fabled 1991 debut album, "Ten." Four different editions will be available March 24 from Epic; pre-orders begin today (Dec. 10) at PearlJam.com. Each version includes…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

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