1. Steve Winwood Debuts First Track Off 'Greatest Hits Live,' Talks Interest in Dance Music: Premiere

    June 29, 2017 10:55 AM EDT After more than 30 years of intensive touring as a solo act,  Steve Winwood  figures it's time to get some of those performances out to the masses.  Steve Winwood's Greatest Hits Live  comes out Sept. 1, spreading 23 tracks across its two discs. The set features songs from…

  2. Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven Headlining Third Laid Back Festival in Honor of Founder Gregg Allman

    June 13, 2017 11:41 AM EDT The Laid Back Festival show will go on. Less than a month after co-founder Gregg Allman 's death at age 69, the food and music event will hit the road for a three-city swing in September with an All-Star collection of rock icons paying tribute to the late Allman Brothers Band leader.…

  3. Guns N' Roses to Tiffany: No.1 Songs From 1988

    June 05, 2017 9:44 AM EDT We'll breakdown 1988 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 00s: 2000 | 2001 |…

  4. Bon Jovi to Janet Jackson: No.1 Songs From 1986

    June 02, 2017 5:22 PM EDT We'll breakdown 1986 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 00s: 2000 | 2001 |…

  5. Jill Scott, Andra Day, Steve Winwood & More Set for 2017 Jazz at the Bowl

    February 14, 2017 11:18 AM EST Jill Scott will make her Hollywood Bowl debut when she and the Robert Glasper Experiment pair up at the famed Los Angeles venue on Aug. 16. Their show is one of the eight Wednesday evening concerts comprising the 2017 Jazz at the Bowl summer series, which kicks off July 19. Guided by Herbie…

  6. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1969, Neil Diamond Enjoyed 'Sweet' Success

    July 27, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Forty-six years ago, 'Sweet Caroline' became a top 10 smash. Plus, remembering chart feats by 'N Sync, Eminem & the Buggles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. July 27, 2013 Two years ago today, Jay…

  7. Taylor Swift Tops Billboard Artist 100 for 20th Week, Rihanna Zooms Toward Top 10

    April 02, 2015 3:15 PM EDT Swift rebounds 2-1, dethroning last week's new leader, Kendrick Lamar. Plus, Rihanna reaches a new peak just outside the top 10. Taylor Swift rebounds 2-1 for her record-extending 20th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated April 11). Plus, Rihanna tallies her best rank, flying…

  8. Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Lands At No. 1 in U.K.

    March 23, 2015 4:26 AM EDT Rapper Kendrick Lamar has scored his first U.K. No. 1 album, after To Pimp A Butterfly  (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal) finished the week just ahead of Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour  (Capitol/Universal). Lay Me Dow n (Capitol/Universal/ Columbia/Sony), Smith’s collaboration with John…

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: 'N Sync Tops Hot 100 With 'It's Gonna Be Me'

    July 28, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Fourteen years ago this week, the boy band landed its first and only Hot 100 No. 1. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Eminem, Neil Diamond and Los Del Rio Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history July 28, 2007 Plain White…

  10. Rod Stewart Talks Tour, 'Angry' Jeff Beck

    September 04, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Delayed blues project with his old bandmate appears dead, but a Faces reunion with Ronnie Wood could happen: "That has to wait 'til we know the Stones are finished" Rod Stewart may have released his first album of all original material in 12 years with this year's "…

  11. Gov't Mule 'Shout' Out to All-Stars On New Album

    July 11, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Jim James, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood all guest on second half of new double album Gov't Mule tried something different for their upcoming 10th studio album. The blue-rock veterans' first release for Blue Note Records  "Shout!" will be a double…

  12. On 'SNL,' Bon Iver Shines as 'Lana Del Rey' Whines

    February 05, 2012 4:40 PM EST Three weeks after Lana Del Rey stunk up the joint with her Brian Williams-panned performance, "Saturday Night Live" righted its musical ship this weekend with a dreamy, horn-filled set from critical darlings Bon Iver . The Justin Vernon-fronted indie group kicked things off,…

  13. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  14. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 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 [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOTS OF '…

  15. Eric Clapton Announces New Solo Album, 'Clapton'

    August 18, 2010 2:05 PM EDT Rock legend Eric Clapton has announced the release of "Clapton," his 19th solo studio album and first in five years, due Sept. 28 on Reprise Records. The 14-song disc was co-produced by longtime collaborator Doyle Bramhall II and features guest appearances by Steve Winwood , Wynton…

  16. Santana Recruits Nas, Daughtry, Weiland For Classic Rock Covers

    June 24, 2010 8:34 AM EDT C arlos Santana was initially intimidated by Sony Music Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis' pitch for his next album -- another "Supernatural"-style all-star collaboration, but this time on a collection of iconic rock songs by the likes of the Beatles , the Rolling Stones , Led…

  17. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 7:44 AM EDT The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shout For…

  18. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) is her second consecutive studio…

  19. Steve Winwood Looks Back With 'Revolutions'

    June 03, 2010 11:03 AM EDT S teve Winwood says a new detente with the Universal Music Group paved the way for the new retrospective "Revolutions -- The Very Best of Steve Winwood," which comes out June 8 as both a single, 17-song disc and a four-volume box set. "For several years we'd had issues and…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, Train, Scorpions

    April 01, 2010 4:55 PM EDT '2.0' BECOMES 1: As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" arrives atop the Billboard 200 , making the 16-year-old the youngest solo male to top the tally since then-13-year-old Stevie Wonder led the Aug. 24, 1963, chart with "Little Stevie Wonder…

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