1. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Michael Jackson Moonwalks To No. 1 With 'Billie Jean'

    March 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 1983, Jackson began a seven-week Hot 100 command with one of his signature songs. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Adele, Debbie Gibson and Britney Spears Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history…

  2. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well…

  3. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  4. Arctic Monkeys Dominate Britain’s NME Awards

    February 27, 2014 4:38 AM EST Just a week after winning big at the BRITs , the Arctic Monkeys have cleaned up at the NME Awards with five trophies. The Sheffield rock group took out some of the big prizes on Wednesday night, including best British band and album for their chart-topping “AM”.  They’d led all artists with…

  5. Kids' Choice Awards: One Direction, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande Score Nominations

    February 24, 2014 3:30 PM EST One Direction, Katy Perry and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are among the top nominees at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards. This year's fan-voted event will be hosted by Mark Wahlberg,who stars in the fourth installment in the Transformers franchise. The Kids'…

  6. Buck 22, Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Breaky 2' Hits Hot 100

    February 20, 2014 1:44 PM EST The rap send-up enters at No. 80, more than two decades after Cyrus' original topped Hot Country Songs. Move over, Miley. There's a new Cyrus making waves on social media … or rather, an older one: her father, Billy Ray.   On Feb. 11, rapper Buck 22 released "Achy Breaky 2,…

  7. Debby Ryan Announces Debut Album 'One'

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Like many Disney Channel stars and starlets, Debby Ryan doesn't just act. The lead on the TV show "Jessie" and formerly of "The Suite Life on Deck," Ryan formed a band -- Debby and the Never Ending -- in 2013. Now, Billboard has learned the release of her debut…

  8. Robin Thicke Headlining Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Weekend

    February 13, 2014 9:29 PM EST Robin Thicke will perform at the opening weekend extravaganza for the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 5, in the second game of a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. As well as presenting a three-song pre-game concert at Dodger Stadium, the singer will throw out the first pitch…

  9. Def Leppard Revisits Overlooked Album: 'It Went Against the Grain'

    February 10, 2014 11:02 AM EST "Slang" (1996) gets an expanded edition... "We could've put out 'Sgt. Pepper's' and I think it would have been the same because it was Def Leppard and we had gotten lumped in with all the crap metal bands of the 80s" Nearly 18 years later, the members…

  10. (Don't) Call Me: Blondie Rejects Offer to Perform at Sochi Olympics

    February 10, 2014 9:30 AM EST Blondie has revealed that they rejected an offer to perform at the Sochi Olympics because of Russia's violations against human rights, including the country's recent anti-gay laws.  On her Twitter account, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry published a scan of the printed offer to…

  11. 'Alone But Not Alone' Oscar Disqualification Turns Into War of Words

    February 01, 2014 7:30 PM EST The war or words surrounding the elimination of an Oscar nomination for original song escalated Saturday with both sides issuing statements. Composer Bruce Broughton, whose emails actions were deemed inappropriate and led to the disqualification of his song “Alone Yet Not Alone,” contends…

  12. Oscars: Academy Disqualifies Best Song Nominee 'Alone Yet Not Alone'

    January 29, 2014 7:02 PM EST The Oscar nomination for an obscure song in a lightly seen film has been rescinded. The Academy’s board of governors disqualified Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel’s “Alone Yet Not Alone” after learning that Broughton, a former governor and current Music Branch executive committee member,…

  13. Macklemore and Madonna Perform 'Same Love' As 33 Couples Wed Live on Air During GRAMMYs

    January 26, 2014 11:37 PM EST The music giants joined forces to promote marriage equality as both gay and straight couples were married at the same time Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" anthem became the theme song for 33 newlyweds during the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). The gay…

  14. Debbie Gibson Q&A: Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Electric Youth'

    January 24, 2014 9:05 AM EST On Jan. 24, 1989, Gibson released her sophomore album. It would spend five weeks atop the Billboard 200 and yield the Hot 100 No. 1 'Lost in Your Eyes.' On the set's 25th anniversary, Gibson reflects on its success and reveals what's ahead in 2014 Cautiously…

  15. Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar to Play ESPN's Pre-Super Bowl Party

    January 17, 2014 7:54 PM EST Before the teams take to the football field, Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar will take center stage at the ESPN The Party. The pre-game bash will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Lower Manhattan’s Pier 36/Basketball City -- just a few miles from MetLife Stadium, where Super Bowl XLVIII will…

  16. Tim Minchin Talks-Up ‘Groundhog Day’ Musical

    January 15, 2014 12:21 AM EST Finally spilling the secret of what his next project will be, Tim Minchin revealed via Twitter that he is recreating "Groundhog Day" for the stage.  The British-born Australian musical comedian, who sprang to theater prominence as the composer and lyricist behind the hit Roald Dahl…

  17. 'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway

    January 14, 2014 9:32 AM EST After winning a Golden Globe for best animated film on Sunday, "Frozen" may one day be competing for a Tony Award with the announcement that it will be turned into a Broadway musical. Walt Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger revealed the gestating plans in an interview with Fortune …

  18. Clinton Sparks, 'Stay With You Tonight' Feat. Riff Raff: Video Premiere

    January 07, 2014 1:42 PM EST The superstar producer hypes solo album with guitar-heavy new single Most know the Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Clinton Sparks for his work behind the scenes, producing for artists like Lady Gaga and Rick Ross, or for his work behind the mic -- as the host of the syndicated "…

  19. New Year's Eve 2014: Miley Cyrus, Billy Joel Highlight Star-Studded Night

    January 01, 2014 12:43 PM EST At one point during the 2014 extravaganza of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" on Tuesday night (Dec. 31), Miley Cyrus was standing onstage awaiting the Times Square ball to drop, her fluffy white coat grazing the right side of Ryan Seacrest,…

  20. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, 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. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

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