1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas Settled in at No. 1

    April 13, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Six years ago, the group began a record six-month stay atop the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by 'til Tuesday, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. April 13, 1985 Thirty…

  2. Aimee Mann Drops Lawsuit Against MediaNet

    February 11, 2015 11:28 AM EST Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against B2B digital music service provider MediaNet. Mann sued the company in 2013, claiming they were distributing 120 of her songs on an expired license agreement. "MediaNet and I have resolved our differences,…

  3. Aimee Mann, Ted Leo Bring The Both To Brooklyn: Live Review

    May 02, 2014 3:35 AM EDT The veterans, but newly-formed duo, show off their album (and playful banter) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg "I'm like this flowery … waif-bird," Aimee Mann mused to a sold-out crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y., last night (May 1). "And, you&…

  4. Needtobreathe No. 1 On Rock Albums, Fitz And The Tantrums Top Alternative Songs

    April 24, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The Christian rock band lands its first Top Rock Albums leader, while Fitz and the Tantrums achieve a feat that only three other acts have in the past 25 years. Plus, chart action for Sevendust and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, aka The Both Needtobreathe scores its second No. 1 on Billboard'…

  5. This Week In Billboard Chart History: TLC Takes 'No Scrubs' To No. 1

    April 07, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1999, the trio topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for ABBA, Lady Gaga, Jewel and 'til tuesday Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history April 7,…

  6. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  7. Aimee Mann Wins First Round of Digital Music Lawsuit

    December 02, 2013 7:21 PM EST In July, Aimee Mann brought a noteworthy lawsuit over the possible existence of a massive amount of unlicensed music being streamed online. In the cross-hairs of Mann's multimillion-dollar legal claims was a company called MediaNet, originally backed by EMI, AOL, BMG and RealNetworks…

  8. Aimee Mann, Jon Hamm Channel 'Til Tuesday In New 'Labrador' Video

    September 18, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Hmm, the singer/songwriter's new clip looks a bit like the one for 'Voices Carry,' doesn't it? Aimee Mann 's voice still carries, more creatively than ever. In the video for "Labrador," from her eighth studio album, "Charmer" - both released today …

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Whitney Houston, Madonna, Katy Perry

    February 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100 's top 10. With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You" returning to the tally at No. 7 and…

  10. Aimee Mann Rocks (and 'Charm's) Carnegie Hall

    January 30, 2012 4:20 PM EST Aimee Mann 's concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday night (Jan. 28) was for the birds. Or, at least, birdcalls. The singer/songwriter has humbly admitted in the past that crafting small talk on stage between songs is slightly beyond her comfort zone. How far so? On her 2006…

  11. John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November

    October 07, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Patti Smith , Jackson Browne , Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-track digital album will benefit the Japanese…

  12. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  13. Common Attends White House Poetry Event Despite Right-Wing Criticism

    May 12, 2011 8:36 AM EDT There were love poems and folk tunes. There were classic verses and modern odes. There were sound effects and a gritty rap. Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House rolled out seamlessly Wednesday night, showcasing the impact of such words on American culture. The fireworks…

  14. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition

    May 06, 2011 6:55 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. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  15. Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper Toast Lennon's Legacy at Concert

    November 15, 2010 5:05 PM EST "I looked to Yoko [Ono] for how to carry oneself as a widow," Patti Smith told concertgoers Friday (Nov. 12) at the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute Concert at New York City's Beacon Theater, just before ripping into "Oh Yoko!" Ono was not at the performance, a benefit…

  16. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  17. Tribute Concert Planned for Lennon's 70th Birthday

    September 14, 2010 8:03 AM EDT John Lennon 's 70th birthday is Oct. 9, but the celebrations will go on after that. An all-star benefit concert in honor of the former Beatle is scheduled in November with a lineup that includes Jackson Browne , Patti Smith and Cyndi Lauper . The concert will be held at the Beacon…

  18. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Marc Cohn

    July 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT IS A 'TEENAGE' NUMBER: Katy Perry pounces onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 20 with "Teenage Dream," the follow-up to her six-week No. 1 "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg . After her first six chart entries debuted between Nos. 65 and 98, Perry has now…

  20. Ozomatli Talks Gay Marriage, Electrocution on 'Fire Away'

    April 16, 2010 1:42 PM EDT For a band that's been around 15 years, Ozomatli has proved it's still open to change. The Latin fusion collective signed with a new label -- Mercer Street/Downtown Records -- in March 2009 to release its fifth studio album, "Fire Away," due April 20, after releasing its…

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