1. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's.…

  2. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  3. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 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. ADULT …

  4. Mariah Carey's 'All I Want' Crowns Billboard's Holiday Songs Chart

    December 01, 2010 3:00 PM EST Like a star shining bright atop a Christmas tree, Mariah Carey's 1994 carol "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tops Billboard's list of the 100 most popular seasonal songs. The special holiday recap is based on a formula blending sales and airplay data for the period of Oct…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion and October postseason glory beckons, the…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he…

  8. Mercado Dismissed From 'American Idol'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her tonight as the 21-year-old Florida native was dismissed from the "American Idol" finals. Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her tonight (May 14) as the 21-year-old Florida…

  9. Babyface Takes "Playlist" On the Road

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds has announced a new 13-city U.S. tour beginning Feb. 15 in Minneapolis. The trek supports “Playlist,” the singer/producer/songwriter’s 11th album, released Sept. 18 on t Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds has announced a new 13-city U.S. tour beginning Feb.…

  10. Singer/Songwriter Dan Fogelberg Dies At 56

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits "Longer," "Leader of the Band" and "Same Old Lang Syne" helped define the soft rock era, died today (Dec. 16) at his home in Maine after battling pr Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits "…

  11. Chart Beat

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and more! WORTH THE WAIT: She waited a long time to see her name at the top of The Billboard 200. Just over 20 years after making her first appearance on this survey, Reba McEntire collects her first No. 1…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award. The honor is given to individuals for distinguished service to the nation. 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) 2001 Hall of Fame Award…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Country singer Mark Wills of Marietta, Ga., performs his hit single Jacob's Ladder" for his Grand Ole Opry debut. The singer has new soles and heels put on his boots for the big night.<b 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subways, "Young for Eternity" (Sire).…

  17. Rhino Preps Larson Tribute Concert Set

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist Nicolette Larson staged Feb. 21-22, 1998, at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Country singer Mark Wills of Marietta, Ga., performs his hit single Jacob's Ladder" for his Grand Ole Opry debut. The singer has new soles and heels put on his boots for the big night.<b 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE WAY WE WERE Dear Fred, Comparing and ranking today's music with those [songs] in the real rock era (1955-1990) is not just. Chart methodology has changed a lot since 1991. Due to new chart formulas, songs have stayed at No. 1 far longer than…

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