1. Usher To Trump Bieber On Next Week's Billboard 200

    April 01, 2010 12:15 PM EDT The protege will be replaced by the mentor next week on the Billboard 200, as it seems Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" will give up the No. 1 slot to Usher's new "Raymond v Raymond" album. Industry prognosticators think the latter's album could sell around…

  2. Barenaked Ladies Bounce Back After Split With Singer

    March 23, 2010 1:49 PM EDT There were double takes aplenty from sports fans attending the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Was that really Canada's favorite quirky pop-rockers the Barenaked Ladies busking on Robson Street? True, there's been plenty of upheaval for the band in the last couple of years, but…

  3. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more music from television, such as songs from "…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's history. All proceeds from the MTV Networks…

  5. Barenaked Ladies Planning 'Good Time' Release, Olympics Gigs

    January 06, 2010 3:43 PM EST Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies will release their 11th studio album, All in Good Time," on Mar. 30 following a string of live dates at the Super Bowl and Vancouver Winter Olympics. The band has already been previewing the album's first single, "You Run Away," on a…

  6. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as the barometer for mainstream yuletide fare.…

  7. Ask Billboard: Latest Greatest Hits, Part 2

    October 23, 2009 5:37 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. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT After Britney Spears topped the Billboard Hot…

  8. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept. 2, 1995, "You Are Not Alone,"…

  9. Ask Billboard: Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Queen

    September 25, 2009 6:16 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. DIAMOND (AND STREISAND) RECORDS Dear Gary, Per last week's Ask Billboard…

  10. Barenaked Ladies Plan Album, Call Split With Singer 'Positive'

    February 25, 2009 7:27 PM EST Calling Barenaked Ladies' split with Steven Page "a really positive thing for all of us," co-founder Ed Robertson says the group is energized and looking forward to its "new era." "We're really excited about the future," Robertson told Billboard.com on…

  11. Barenaked Ladies Assembling Boxed Set

    December 19, 2008 12:12 PM EST After a tumultuous year, particularly for its two lead singers, Barenaked Ladies are understandably "looking forward to seeing the ass end of 2008," according to drummer Tyler Stewart -- and to a 2009 in which the Canadian quintet will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a boxed set…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell…

  13. Barenaked Ladies' Page Gets Reduced Drug Charge

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A drug charge against Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page was significantly reduced yesterday (Oct. 28) by an upstate New York court. A drug charge against Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page was significantly reduced yesterday (Oct. 28) by an upstate New York court. The…

  14. Simple Plan Download To Benefit Cancer Charities

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the artist turned to songwriting as a method of therapy. When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - British alternative rock trio Muse and…

  16. Barenaked Ladies Singer Busted For Drugs

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page has been arrested on drug charges in upstate New York. Police say Page was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Fri Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page has been arrested on drug charges in upstate…

  17. Avril Including China On Asian Tour

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian superstar Avril Lavigne will perform live in "six or seven" Chinese cities this fall as part of her upcoming Asian tour, Nettwerk Productions CEO Terry McBride said t Canadian superstar Avril Lavigne will perform live in "six or seven" Chinese cities this fall as…

  18. BNL, TMBG To Rock Disney 'Block Party' Tour

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies, They Might Be Giants, Ralph's World, Imagination Movers, Dan Zanes and Choo Choo Soul, among others, will perform in select cities as part of the Disney Music Block Party tour, set t Barenaked Ladies, They Might Be Giants, Ralph's World, Imagination Movers, Dan…

  19. Candlebox To Release First Album In 10 Years

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reunited '90s alt-rock act Candlebox will release its first album in 10 years, "Into the Sun," on July 22 via Silent Majority/ILG records. Reunited '90s alt-rock act Candlebox will release its first album in 10 years, "Into the Sun," on July 22 via Silent…

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond aims to recapture studio magic with producer Rick Rubin on "Home Before Dark," Clay Aiken sings from the heart on his new album and Gavin DeGraw offers up more "primal" tunes in this week A live CD/DVD from pop superstar Josh Groban, "Awake" (143…

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