1. Weekly Chart Notes: Pitbull, Jill Scott, Weird Al Yankovic

    June 30, 2011 7:55 PM EDT PET SOUNDS: Dog days are just beginning atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as Pitbull celebrates his first No. 1 with "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. In anticipation of the Miami rapper's ascension to the apex, Chart Beat reader and frequent contributor…

  2. John Rich Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    May 23, 2011 8:22 AM EDT Country singer John Rich went all the way on "The Celebrity Apprentice," claiming victory and $250,000 for charity. He was up against actress Marlee Matlin on Sunday's finale of the NBC reality show. Host Donald Trump said it was his toughest "Apprentice" ruling yet. …

  3. Adele Smashes Madonna's U.K. Chart Record in 10th Week at No. 1

    April 04, 2011 8:20 AM EDT With XL Recordings' Adele continuing to rewrite the U.K. album sales record book, Jennifer Lopez scored her third No. 1 single in the territory yesterday (Sunday) with "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Pitbull . Adele's current release "21" achieved…

  4. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

  5. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a second week at No. 1 in the singles chart. The…

  6. Jessie J Earns No. 1 U.K. Single with 'Price Tag'

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B , debuted at the top. Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week atop the album chart. Jessie J will be the…

  7. Trent Reznor: Oscar Nom 'Amazing and Flattering'

    January 25, 2011 6:10 PM EST "Completely surreal" is how composer Trent Reznor describes his best original score nom for "The Social Network," adding that he almost missed the announcement thanks to some technical difficulties at home. "It was panic this morning because somehow my internet and TV…

  8. 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…

  9. 'Featuring' Norah Jones Track-By-Track

    November 10, 2010 10:30 AM EST Over the years, jazzy pop chanteuse and pianist Norah Jones has teamed up with many of her favorite artists, and now she's collected 18 tracks for an entire album of collaborations on her tunes, their tunes, covers and even seasonal favorites like 'Baby, It's Cold Outside."…

  10. David Cassidy Arrested for DUI

    November 04, 2010 1:45 PM EDT Former "Partridge Family" heartthrob David Cassidy has been charged with driving under the influence in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says his car was stopped around 6 p.m. Wednesday for weaving and nearly causing an accident. Cassidy told a trooper that he had a glass of wine…

  11. Lil Jon, Meat Loaf Sell Pizzas in New York

    October 19, 2010 6:25 PM EDT M eat Loaf , Lil Jon , Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and John Rich of country duo Big & Rich were among the celebrities selling pies at Famiglia's Pizza in downtown New York on Tuesday (Oct. 19). The stunt, which attracted a growing crowd of onlookers throughout the day, was part of a…

  12. 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…

  13. 'Glee' Cast Has Big Plans for Summer Vacation; Matthew Morrison to Record Solo LP

    June 07, 2010 2:28 PM EDT The "Glee" cast may have a summer break from shooting and touring, but that doesn't mean they're taking it easy. Matthew Morrison, who stars as earnest, upbeat glee club coach Will Schuester on the hit Fox series, planned to spend part of June in London working on his…

  14. CocoRosie, "Grey Oceans"

    June 04, 2010 3:47 PM EDT Mixing opera, electronica and folk genres, eccentric sister duo CocoRosie 's fourth album, "Grey Oceans," is undoubtedly strange, but musically complex and fascinating. With Celtic and Asian overtones, the song "Smokey Taboo" will invoke shivers. Employing acoustic…

  15. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history lesson, then, as the success of the "Glee…

  16. One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s Page 3

    December 04, 2009 7:26 PM EST Chart Article They came, they conquered... they were never heard from again. After reaching the Hot 100's Top 10 with their very first singles, none of these acts managed to crack the Top 25 for the rest of the decade. But hey, four minutes of fame is better than nothing. The one…

  17. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 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. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a pleasure to read your column, one of the things…

  18. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles. 2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins…

  19. May 4, 2009

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. 2000 – Letters to Cleo play their last concert in Boston; they disband the following month. 1992 – Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu of Johnny Clegg & Savuka dies of a gunshot wound…

  20. 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…

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