1. Lady Antebellum Likely To Top Billboard 200 Next Week

    January 27, 2010 5:33 PM EST Next week's Billboard 200 chart-topper will likely come in the form of Lady Antebellum's sophomore album, "Need You Now." Early prognostications from label sources suggest that the set may sell around 325,000 copies by week's end on Jan. 31. It will be the first No. 1…

  2. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 21, 2010 6:05 PM EST Seminal '50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith , 82, died Saturday (Jan. 16) at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tenn. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of the most important and successful country…

  3. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more cities -- including Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix,…

  4. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  5. 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…

  6. Corinne Bailey Rae: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2010 4:37 PM EST Almost as quickly as she showed up, Corinne Bailey Rae has disappeared. The U.K. singer/songwriter just finished a highly abbreviated set at the 150-capacity Joe's Pub -- one of two New York gigs in early December, and her first live dates here since 2007 -- and the standing-room-only…

  7. 'Empire State of Mind' Co-writer In Disbelief Over Song's Success

    December 11, 2009 11:02 AM EST As Jay-Z and Alicia Keys lock up their fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Empire State of Mind," there isn't anyone as excited about the feat as singer/songwriter/producer Angela Hunte. Along with writing partner Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic,…

  8. Charges In Michael Jackson Death May Take Months

    December 01, 2009 10:11 AM EST A decision on possible criminal charges over the June death of Michael Jackson is "months rather than weeks away", the Los Angeles Times on Monday quoted law enforcement sources as saying. Authorities have consulted medical experts and say there is much evidence to review, the Los…

  9. All Time Low / November 21, 2009 / St. Louis (The Pageant)

    November 25, 2009 12:54 PM EST All Time Low's sold-out show in St. Louis Saturday night (Nov. 21) was a public display of youthful exuberance and teenage rebellion served with a dose of toilet humor. Guitarist Jack Barakat's mic stand was decorated with bras, many of which were thrown by audience members and…

  10. Corinne Bailey Rae Debuts New Songs In London

    November 24, 2009 9:05 AM EST Corinne Bailey Rae has made her long-awaited live return with an emotional London gig. The concert at the Tabernacle, West London, last night (Nov. 23) was her first full show since the March 2008 death of her husband, Jason Rae, from an accidental drugs overdose, and saw her debut songs from…

  11. Pink / October 5, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    October 07, 2009 7:31 PM EDT P ink offered something for all her fans Monday night (Oct. 5) at the New York stop of her Funhouse tour. The Las Vegas-worthy show was presented in Madison Square Garden as an adult playground, complete with a rowdy dance troupe, daring acrobatics, appearing and disappearing body parts, and…

  12. Raekwon Returns To Form With 'Cuban Linx...Pt. II'

    September 18, 2009 3:52 PM EDT J ay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" might be the week's No. 1 album, but the other major Sept. 8 hip-hop release, Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II," can still claim a victory. For three days during the week of its release, the Wu-Tang Clan member's…

  13. John Lennon Biopic To Premiere At London Film Fest

    August 04, 2009 12:47 PM EDT Sam Taylor-Wood's "Nowhere Boy" will signal the end of this year's Times BFI London Film Festival, organizers said Monday. Taylor-Wood's debut feature, which centers on the early life and times of John Lennon , has been chosen to close the festival that runs Oct. 14…

  14. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1974

    July 28, 2009 12:50 PM EDT Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to this week in 1974. NO. 1 'SONG': Of John Denver 's first eight Billboard Hot 100 entries, two ascended to the top 10: his…

  15. Pixies Bringing 'Doolittle' Shows To U.S.

    July 28, 2009 11:58 AM EDT The Pixies piqued fans interest with news they'd regroup to play their 1989 classic "Doolittle" in Europe. Now the group will bring the album's 20th anniversary celebration to the U.S. this November. The Pixies will play "Doolittle," their second album, over the…

  16. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  17. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    July 16, 2009 9:43 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  18. Kenny Rankin Dies At 69

    June 08, 2009 8:01 PM EDT Kenny Rankin, a brilliant pop vocalist and highly regarded musician-songwriter whose stylings ranged from jazz to pop to the world music influences he picked up as a child in New York, has died of complications related to lung cancer, his record company announced Monday. He was 69. Rankin…

  19. Raekwon Announces 'Linx 2' Date, Says Budden 'Copied' Method Man

    May 19, 2009 8:25 AM EDT As first reported on Billboard.com last month , rapper Raekwon signed with EMI for his ICE H20 label, which will distribute his highly-anticipated "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II" album. Now, that set finally has a street date of August 11. "I'm really joyous with the…

  20. May 8, 2009

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country musician Eddy Arnold dies at a care facility near Nashville at the age of 89. 2001 – Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black become proud parents. Lily Pearl Black weighs in at 7 lbs., 14 ounces. 2001 – William B. Dial, road manager for Detroit rap act Insane Clown Posse is…

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