1. Whitney Houston Postpones Paris Show Due To Illness

    April 06, 2010 7:06 AM EDT Whitney Houston has postponed a concert in Paris on Tuesday (April 6) night due to illness, delaying the European leg of a world tour that received a rocky reception in Asia and Australia. Concert organizers said the 46-year-old singer had been excited about opening her European tour in Paris…

  2. Whitney Houston Dismisses Critics, Says Tour Going Well

    February 26, 2010 8:34 AM EST Whitney Houston says her tour of Australia is going great, despite the swathes of fans and critics who have panned her performance . Houston has faced a barrage of complaints since embarking on a six-date tour of Australia in Brisbane on Monday, with some fans walking out of concerts, some…

  3. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST 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. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  4. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubbly" began a 19-week reign, the longest…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16, 2008. This week, it rebounds to No. 123…

  6. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  7. Britney Spears 'Upset' Over Australian Tour Complaints

    November 09, 2009 8:36 AM EST Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset." Australian media reported that fans walked out of the first of Spears'…

  8. Rihanna Says Domestic Violence Could Happen To Anyone

    November 03, 2009 8:26 AM EST Rihanna is due to speak for the first time about the night she was beaten by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown , saying in a TV interview that this could happen to anyone. Brown, 20, was sentenced to five years probation and community service in August for attacking Rihanna, 21, on the eve of the…

  9. Win The 'Women In Music' VIP Gift Bag

    October 28, 2009 11:58 AM EDT Billboard celebrates the best and brightest females in the music world with our annual Women in Music ceremony. This year we feted Beyoncé and Lady Gaga and you can win the same gift bag that they each received at the event, full of goodies from premium denim and perfume to cool music gear…

  10. Kylie Minogue Kicks Off First U.S. Tour

    October 01, 2009 3:59 PM EDT Australian pop star Kylie Minogue kicked off her first-ever American tour with a driving disco beat, a bevy of well-muscled dancers, and a lot of leg, hoping to finally crack the lucrative U.S. market. The pop diva, no stranger to spectacle, made her first appearance adorned in pink feathers…

  11. Leonard Cohen Returning To Tour After Onstage Collapse

    September 21, 2009 8:40 AM EDT Singer Leonard Cohen is expected to return to the stage on Monday after he collapsed during a concert in Spain on Friday and was rushed to hospital. The Canadian, who turns 75 on Monday, was halfway through a performance of his hit song "Bird on a Wire" at a show in Valencia when he…

  12. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Belinda Carlisle, Uncle Kracker

    July 17, 2009 3:36 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. CATALOG VS. CURRENT, CONTINUED (AGAIN) Hi Gary, As usual, thanks for all you…

  13. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Shakira

    July 09, 2009 4:43 PM EDT JACKSON ACTION: Tuesday's (July 7) star-studded, and oftentimes touching, memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center may have begun to engender a sense of closure for fans of Michael Jackson following his passing June 25. On the newest Billboard charts, however, the King of Pop…

  14. Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall Join For Jazz Album

    June 23, 2009 8:09 AM EDT Barbra Streisand has joined forces with Canadian jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall on her first studio album in four years, which is set for release on September 29, her record label said on Monday. Columbia Records said the album "Love Is The Answer" is Streisand's first full…

  15. New Kids Cancel Aussie Tour, Cite Recession

    June 18, 2009 2:36 PM EDT Reunited '80s boy band New Kids On The Block has canceled a planned tour of Australia, blaming the economic downturn amid reports of poor ticket sales. Donnie Wahlberg said in a blog posting on the band's website that they had "exhausted efforts" to get the tour off the…

  16. Mandy Moore Continues To Grow On 'Amanda Leigh'

    May 20, 2009 11:31 AM EDT Mandy Moore is hoping her forthcoming sixth studio album, "Amanda Leigh," continues the gradual process of transitioning from teen hitmaker ("Candy") to greater acceptance as a bona fide musical artist. "I find it silly that there would be any sort of apprehension, as…

  17. April 27, 2009

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bassist Carlos Rivolta of the Spanish band Dusminguet is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico. 2002 – Country musician Hillous Butrum of Hank William’s Drifting Cowboys dies in his Nashville home at the age of 74. 2000 – Disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson dies from cancer…

  18. April 12, 2009

    April 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Madonna breaks Elvis Presley’s 37-year record for the most Billboard Top 10 singles by an artist. “4 Minutes,” featuring Justin Timberlake, becomes her 37th Top 10 hit. She had tied Elvis’ record in 2005 with Top 10 hit No. 36, “Hung Up.” 1999 – Country singer Boxcar Willie dies of…

  19. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba Carson, aka Professor X, dies of spinal…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 -…

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