1. Aaron Watson Debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, Oscars Lift Glen Campbell

    February 26, 2015 3:43 PM EST Red Dirt star Watson reigns for the first time, while Campbell's 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' returns, thanks to Tim McGraw at the Academy Awards. Texas/Red Dirt touring-circuit veteran Aaron Watson becomes the first solo male of the Nielsen Music era (1991-present) to…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Cloverdayle Talk 'Kids,' Tour

    October 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Chad and Rachel Hamar, who comprise rising new country duo Cloverdayle, admit that there are many different sounds that influenced them on their debut single "Like We Were Kids Again," as well as their album "9 Miles Down A Ten Mile Road." "Both of us came such a…

  3. Lisa Marie Presley Makes Opry Debut: 'I'm Blown Away'

    August 22, 2012 1:00 PM EDT It's been quite a busy week in the life and career of Lisa Marie Presley . With a promotional stop in Music City to talk about her album "Storm & Grace," she could be found all over Nashville. Monday had her attending a luncheon in her honor at the city's BMI offices,…

  4. Lissie Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 08, 2010 4:58 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Lissie…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. Perry'…

  6. Katy Perry Speeds To No. 1 On Hot 100

    June 09, 2010 11:56 AM EDT K aty Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. The song makes the quickest sprint to the summit by a Capitol single since…

  7. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent year to appear on a Billboard chart, following…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 …

  9. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung from 2-1 and Katy Perry's "I Kissed…

  10. Digital Sales Drive Coldplay To Top Of Hot 100

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Viva La Vida," which jumps from No. 2 spurred by digital sales of 246,000 copies. The group's fourth As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  11. Coldplay Headed To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Hot 100

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales week with "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (Capitol) will post similarly lofty numbers and bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales…

  12. Chart Beat

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Capitol Records' Coldplay and Katy Perry, Al Green, Bobby Womack and more! CAPITOL IDEA: Soaring singles from Coldplay and Katy Perry give the Capitol label two titles in the top five of the Hot 100 for the first time since the week of Sept. 15, 1990. On the current chart,…

  13. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 …

  15. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He had two debuts last week (at No. 86 and No.…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour…

  19. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Alient Ant Farm FLYING SOLO: For the second consecutive week, Alicia Keys is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit, "Fallin'" (J). Keys is the sole writer and producer of the song. The last No. 1 hit to have only one writer and…