1. 11 R&B/Hip-Hop No. 11s For '11

    January 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST May 2011 bring you health, happiness and prosperity. On Billboard charts, however, the number 11 is often synonymous with frustration. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11, but of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw

    December 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST MARS' RETURN TRIP: Bruno Mars becomes the sixth solo male in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to send his first two radio singles as a lead act to No. 1, as "Grenade" ignites 2-1. Mars first topped the Hot 100 as a lead artist with "Just the Way You Are"…

  3. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST 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. SHOCK AND AWARDS…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a lead artist, following his turn as a…

  5. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM 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. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF THE CHART? Hi Gary, With the "Glee"…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Alice In Chains, Jason Aldean, Katy Perry

    August 26, 2009 3:24 PM EDT MODERN ROCK: Billboard's rock charts this week boast a number of acts reclaiming the spotlight. Ahead of its Sept. 29 release, "Black Gives Way to Blue," its first album in 14 years, Alice in Chains notches its first top on Alternative Songs since 1996, as "Check My Brain…

  8. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Marx felt the song was so personal that he…

  9. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 5:40 PM EDT The Bee Gees ' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the…

  10. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 6:41 AM EDT The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the group…

  11. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM 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. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  12. March 10, 2009

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, the Dave Clark Five and the Ventures are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2003 – AC/DC, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Righteous Brothers, the Clash and the Police are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.…

  13. March 5, 2009

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Three 6 Mafia becomes the first African-American hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for best song and also became the first hip-hop artists to perform at the ceremony. The group wins for the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” 2004 – Guitarist John McGeoch of Magazine, PiL and…

  14. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year to return to the top of The Billboard Hot 100…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour. 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death, acco 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pi 2006 - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars…

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