1. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Just how unusual is…

  2. Michael J. Fox & Coldplay Recreate 'Back to the Future' Live in Concert

    July 18, 2016 11:55 AM EDT On Saturday night (July 16), Coldplay kicked off the North American leg of its Head Full of Dreams tour just outside New York in East Rutherford, NJ’s MetLife Stadium. They were back in the same venue the following night, so what did they do to break the mold? Stage an iconic scene from…

  3. 'Back to the Future' Best Music Moments, From 'Johnny B. Goode' to ZZ Top

    October 21, 2015 8:00 AM EDT With Wednesday (Oct. 21) marking the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in  Back to the Future II,  it's been widely celebrated as a holiday to honor the trilogy's legacy outright. With the original soundtrack and film's scores seeing reissues and plenty more celebration…

  4. The Kentucky Headhunters Remember Johnnie Johnson With New Album

    June 29, 2015 7:33 PM EDT Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters has pleasant memories of the first time they met the legendary Johnnie Johnson . “We were on our way to the Grammy Awards, and we were listening to his album Johnnie B. Bad -- hearing Johnnie play in modern times still sounding like he always had. We…

  5. The Rolling Stones' Iconic 'Sticky Fingers' Reissue and 'From The Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971' DVD Give a Vintage Front-Row View: Review

    June 25, 2015 1:57 PM EDT The Rolling Stones are possibly the most fiscally fit rock band in history, so it's wildly out-of-character that they've been so lax about digging into their voluminous vaults. While everyone else was cleaning out their closets during the halcyon boxed set era of the 1990s, it'…

  6. Chuck Berry, Peter Sellars Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    August 27, 2014 3:19 AM EDT Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer  Chuck Berry  and opera director Peter Sellars have been awarded the 2014 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm.  The organizing committee praised the 88-year-old Berry for his contribution to rock, noting “every riff and solo played by rock…

  7. Marianne Faithfull Becomes the Face of Saint Laurent Music Project

    May 22, 2014 3:41 AM EDT Hedi Slimane has found his new muse for the latest edition of Saint Laurent Music Project: British singer-songwriter and '60s style icon Marianne Faithfull. The 67-year-old follows after musicians Courtney Love, Chuck Berry, Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson and Christopher Owens, to name a few…

  8. Whitney Wolanin Makes 'Run' Up AC Chart With 'Rudolph'

    December 24, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer bullets at No. 2 for a second week with her cover of a holiday classic Five questions with Whitney Wolanin, who boasts the No. 2 title on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Contemporary chart for a second week with "Run Run Rudolph." Her version of the song, first…

  9. Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions To Be Reissued As Three-Disc Box Set

    August 05, 2013 1:49 AM EDT It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people…

  10. Watch Colbie Caillat Sing 'Merry Christmas Baby': Merry Melodies Video Series

    December 03, 2012 12:00 PM EST Chart Article Colbie Caillat Sings "Merry Christmas Baby" Tis the season for hot cocoa, dashing through the snow and, of course, holiday tunes. With winter 2012 upon us, we've asked a several artists to give those old favorites a new turn, in the Merry Melodies video series,…

  11. Chuck Berry Looks to Record, Admits Future is 'Very Dim'

    October 28, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Pays Tribute to 86-Year-Old Icon Still rockin' at 86, music legend Chuck Berry promised a comeback Saturday with six new songs, some written 16 years ago. "And as soon as I can get someone to guide me - and I do know a little about the business - I want to…

  12. Chuck Berry Getting All-Star Tribute at Rock Hall of Fame

    July 24, 2012 8:40 AM EDT One of rock's pioneers will be celebrated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall. Chuck Berry will be honored by the hall as part of its American Music Masters series. Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In October, the icon will be the subject of a week…

  13. Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA

    July 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA Styx , the veteran rock band that turned too much time on its hands into a massive hit, made the most of every moment June 29 when it rocked the Sands Bethlehem Event Center at the Sands Casino…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, the song ties with two others for the highest…

  15. Dick Clark, American Music Icon, Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on …

  16. SXSW Video: Vintage Trouble Q&A and Performance

    March 19, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Singer Ty Taylor talks touring plans, Chuck Berry comparisons backstage at Billboard's SXSW gig. Before playing the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on March 14, Vintage Trouble chatted with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer ( @MTye ) about recent buzz, tour plans and crossing the barrier…

  17. Lyle Lovett: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'

    February 28, 2012 10:55 AM EST Lyle Lovett 's new "Release Me" is his last album for Curb Records after 26 years and 11 albums. But he wants to make clear that it's a fond farewell. "I'm only grateful for my relationship with my record company," Lovett tells Billboard.com, adding his…

  18. Etta James, Soul Icon, Dies at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:40 AM EST Etta James , the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera , is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last…

  19. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  20. Billboard Bits: Demi Lovato Records with Missy Elliott, Odd Future Announces Tour

    July 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Demi Lovato Hits the Studio with Timbaland, Missy Elliott Demi Lovato is currently prepping her third album for a September release, and the teenage singer is apparently working with Timbaland and Missy Elliott,…

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