1. House Music: Your Living Room Might Be Your Next Concert Venue

    June 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT House concerts are providing DIY-inclined singer/songwriters, like Callaghan, a way to earn a living at their craft … and bringing music to fans in the purest, most intimate way At 5:58 on a warm and sunny spring evening in North Quincy, Mass., Frank Sullivan is stirring a pot of…

  2. Bubbling Under: Cher Lloyd 'Back' for the First Time

    May 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cher Lloyd, Callaghan, Leah LaBelle and Andy Gibson. The fertile waters of the U.K. reality TV show "X Factor" show…

  3. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Callaghan (Exclusive Video)

    May 01, 2012 2:05 PM EDT With a little help from Shawn Mullins, the British singer/songwriter is making U.S. inroads with her debut album, 'Life in Full Colour.' " Shawn Mullins ' storytelling got me interested in songwriting," British-born singer/songwriter Callaghan reveals. "His (1998…

  4. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debuts. "Deep" ascends 2-1 on Radio…

  5. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues the format's rookie male domination, as …

  6. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  7. Taio Cruz-es To Second Pop Songs No. 1

    August 24, 2010 4:30 PM EDT After no solo male artists had begun their discographies with a pair of No. 1 entries on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart between its inception in 1992 and last year, two such singers have achieved the feat this year. Taio Cruz becomes just the second male soloist to top Pop…

  8. Pop Songs: Where The Boys Are

    May 18, 2010 2:05 PM EDT The revolving door atop Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart ushers in another rookie male artist, as Taio Cruz rises 3-1 with his introductory track "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The British-born Cruz commands the list a week after B.o.B became the 12th lead…

  9. Chart Beat Wednesday: B.o.B, Kris Allen, Blake Lewis

    May 12, 2010 1:55 PM EDT BOYS CLUB: B.o.B becomes the 12th solo male to lead Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a first entry, as "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars, rises 2-1. While eight male rookies ruled the list between the chart's inception in 1992 through 2008, B.o.B is the fourth…

  10. Jason Derulo Makes History On Pop Songs Chart

    April 12, 2010 5:23 PM EDT J ason Derulo accomplishes a first on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as he becomes the first solo male to notch consecutive No. 1s with his first two entries in the survey's 17-year history. Derulo's "In My Head" rises 3-1 on the tally in its 17th chart…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show's covers opened at No. 4 last month. The …

  12. Chart Beat Wednesday: Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown Band

    October 28, 2009 3:16 PM EDT THE WINNER BY A MILEY: The new No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart is the 200th leader in the list's history. How far back does the chart date? The survey first appeared in Billboard's pages in the print issue dated Oct. 3, 1992. The artist who notches the tally&…

  13. Chart Beat Wednesday: Jay Sean, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood

    October 07, 2009 4:55 PM EDT 'DOWN' IS UP: What goes up must come down. In this case, it's because of "Down." After a record 26-week reign with "I Gotta Feeling" (the last 14 weeks) and "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks directly prior), the Black Eyed Peas cede the Billboard Hot 100…

  14. Zac Brown Band Builds Solid 'Foundation'

    May 28, 2009 8:09 AM EDT The Zac Brown Band is enjoying the success of "Whatever It Is," the second single from its platinum major label debut album, "The Foundation." But Brown and company are chomping at the bit to release their next track. Brown tells Billboard.com that the group has already…

  15. March 8, 2009

    March 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Nine Inch Nails releases “The Downward Spiral.” 1993 – Bandleader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He is 78. 1979 – Tom Chaplin of Keane is born in East Sussex, England. 1976 – Gaz Coombes (Gareth Michael Coombes) of Supergrass is born in Oxford,…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST A crossover hit leads Snoop Dogg into the land of "Seduction," Paula Abdul gives "American Idol" colleague Randy Jackson a boost, Rick Ross and Fat Joe rap their way back and Kaki King makes a guitar- The first solo album in eight years from famed indie rapper Del the…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subways, "Young for Eternity" (Sire).…

  18. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after an absence of almost 22 years. "Rock…

  19. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  20. Keni Thomas Waves 'Flag'

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Keni Thomas' new project, "Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story," is one of the best examples of art imitating life to ever emerge from Nashville. Prior to signing with Brent Maher's Moraine Music Group, Thomas served…

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