1. Chart Beat: Christopher Cross, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift

    January 22, 2009 2:03 PM EST DOUBLE CROSS: Christopher Cross returns to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his second title to appear on this chart. Yes, that's pop star Christopher Cross, not hip-hop duo Kris Kross of "Jump" fame, who last appeared on this tally 11-and-a-half years ago with "Live and Die…

  2. Stars Set For Super Bowl Party Performances

    January 06, 2009 4:33 PM EST Top music acts have begun lining up performances in conjunction with Super Bowl XLIII, to be held Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla. Leading the bill are Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse for the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash, to be held Jan. 29 at Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre and broadcast live on VH1.…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven pounds, fou 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child,…

  4. Chart Beat: T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Usher, Flo Rida, T-Pain

    November 26, 2008 2:02 PM EST Fred Bronson discusses T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Christmas albums and more! DOUBLING UP: For the first time in the 50-year history of the Hot 100, two lead artists hold down the top four positions on the chart, dividing this territory equally between them. T.I. stands pat at No. 1 and slides…

  5. Girls Aloud Storm U.K. Album Chart

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST British pop quintet Girls Aloud followed their recent No. 1 single, "The Promise" (Fascination/Polydor), with a bestselling debut yesterday (Nov. 10) for their fifth studio album, "Out of Control." Th British pop quintet Girls Aloud followed their recent No. 1 single, …

  6. George Clinton, Sheila E Set For 'Gone Country'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. Celebrities competing for country music stardom this time around include musicians George Clinton…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  8. Backstreet Boys At Work On New Album, Solo Discs

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean are continuing to work on their first solo projects even as the group has started work on its sixth studio album. Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean are continuing to work on their first solo projects even as the group has started work…

  9. Enrique Iglesias, Aventura Team For Tour

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what amounts to an unlikely pop and tropical alliance, Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias is teaming up with urban/bachata group Aventura for a U.S. arena tour. In what amounts to an unlikely pop and tropical alliance, Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias is teaming up with urban/bachata group…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a centu 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her…

  12. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in…

  14. Ask Billboard

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Madonna, Enrique Iglesias and Kelly Rowland. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . '4 MINUTES' OF FAME Hi Keith, Madonna's new video "4 Minutes"…

  15. Billboard Launches Billboard En Espaol

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a further extension of its coverage of Latin music and the Latin music market, Billboard has launched Billboard En Español, a Spanish-language Web site that will provide 24/7 authoritative coverag In a further extension of its coverage of Latin music and the Latin music market, Billboard…

  16. Day26 Upends Danity Kane To Debut At No. 1

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the summit of The Billboard 200, as Day26's self-titled debut bumps Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" from No. 1. The new Bad Boy album moved 190,0 One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the…

  17. Chart Beat

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Janet Jackson, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne and more! THE JACKSONS: One Jackson replaces another at the top of The Billboard 200, with Janet Jackson's "Discipline" (Island) giving way to Alan Jackson's "Good Time" (Arista), while another Jackson…

  18. Iglesias Jr. Triumphs On 'Gone Country'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin star Julio Iglesias Jr., whose father famously dueted with Willie Nelson, is the winner of the CMT reality show "Gone Country." Latin star Julio Iglesias Jr., whose father famously dueted with Willie Nelson, is the winner of the CMT reality show "Gone Country." His…

  19. Guerra Leads List Of Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vying for seven honors, Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra tops the list of finalists for the 19th Billboard Latin Music Awards. Guerra and his group 440, whose album “La Llave de Mi Croaz Vying for seven honors, Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra tops the list of…

  20. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song…

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