1. Sarah Brightman's Space Odyssey Put On Hold

    May 14, 2015 11:48 PM EDT British soprano Sarah Brightman has delayed plans for a flight to the joint Russian-American International Space Station, citing family reasons. The singer began training at Russia's Star City space base in January for a ride aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a 10-day stay in orbit 260…

  2. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (Sticking only to…

  3. Charlotte Church: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    April 23, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After scoring huge success in the classical genre as a teen, mom of two Church rocks in her return. "I suppose when I was younger, I was a commodity," Charlotte Church mused in a recent visit to Billboard's New York City studios. "I totally didn't expect the…

  4. Sarah Brightman, 'Glosoli': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Hear the iconic soprano's English-language take on Sigur Ros, her latest from "Dreamchaser" Sarah Brightman's sung the works of everyone from Diane Warren to James Horner -- now she's turning to Sigur Ros. The soprano's latest "Dreamchaser"…

  5. Ask Billboard: The Twitter-Sized Edition

    October 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Answers to questions about Madonna, Beyonce, Sarah Brightman and more - all in 140 words or less! As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  6. The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Welcome to the Wednesday, October 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, rapper Xzibit stops by…

  7. Sarah Brightman to be First Singer in Space

    October 10, 2012 8:49 PM EDT Sarah Brightman is heading into orbit. The British singer, known for Broadway stardom in "The Phantom of the Opera" and her extensive solo career, will rocket to greater hits when she joins a mission to the International Space Station. Joining the crew of a Soyuz rocket with…

  8. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. READERS'…

  9. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Last week , upon…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both lists with albums and accompanying singles…

  11. Duke Grad Mike Posner Heats Up The Charts

    June 25, 2010 12:24 PM EDT Before Mike Posner graduated from Duke University in May with a 3.6 GPA and a degree in sociology, he had already locked in something many college seniors covet: a job. Great news, especially in this roiling economy. But some might not consider Posner's real-world job-as a singer…

  12. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red Hot Chili Peppers and "What Would Brian…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts," debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2005.…

  14. 'Twilight' Bumps AC/DC From Atop Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 11:57 AM EST <br /> The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third soundtrack No. 1 soundtrack this year after "Juno" and "Mamma Mia!" The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan,…

  15. 'Twilight' Bumps AC/DC From Atop Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third No. 1 soundtrack this year after "Juno" and "Mamma Mia!" The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies in the The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hinder hopes to party its way back to the top of the charts with its sophomore album, Brad Paisley shows of his guitar chops on a mostly instrumental release and Q-Tip unveils his long delayed second A new album from Italian vocalist Andrea Bocelli, "Incanto" (Decca). The latest…

  17. Sarah Brightman Goes Holiday 'Crazy'

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sarah Brightman says life is "completely crazy at the moment," and with a new holiday album, a tour and her debut film role, who's going to doubt her? Sarah Brightman says life is "completely crazy at the moment," and with a new holiday album, a tour and her debut…

  18. Enya, Sarah Brightman Releasing Holiday Albums

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Age titans Enya and Sarah Brightman will each release holiday albums this fall. Brightman's "A Winter Symphony" arrives Nov. 4 via Manhattan/EMI, while Enya's "And Winter Came" follows a week late New Age titans Enya and Sarah Brightman will each release…

  19. Beijing Ceremony Introduces Olympic Theme Song

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song “You And Me” at the National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) during the openi U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official…

  20. Brightman, Huan To Duet On Olympic Theme

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman is to partner with Chinese singer Liu Huan for the official Olympic Theme at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman is to partner with Chinese singer Liu Huan for the official Olympic Theme at the opening…

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