1. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  2. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  3. How Boyce Avenue Outdid Beyonce & Won the Internet

    April 28, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Boyce Avenue, YouTube's most-followed band, has achieved all the hallmarks of major pop stars and more than $4 million in revenue last year. On a corner in Midtown Manhattan, Alejandro Manzano, 27, waits patiently for his time in front of the camera. It’s a familiar spot for…

  4. Train Tries To Follow A Massive Hit - Again - on 'California 37'

    April 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT In 2009, the members of Train thought the band might have run out of road. Its third album, "For Me, It's You," released by Columbia in 2006, had failed to live up to expectations. Its breakout, multiplatinum debut, "Drops of Jupiter," was eight years in the rearview,…

  5. Track Review: Train, 'Drive By'

    February 18, 2012 10:00 AM EST TRAIN "Drive By" (3:16) Producers: Espionage and Butch Waler Writers: Pat Monahan, Espen Lind and Amund Bjorkland Publishers: Ptimon Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Stellar Songs Ltd., EMI Music Publishing Ltd. Columbia If at first you succeed -- why not try again? For the…

  6. 2010 in Music: The Year That Went Pop

    December 10, 2010 10:00 AM EST Imagine it’s Jan. 1, 2010, and a psychic has laid out the following music predictions for the year: –Ke$ha, the self-proclaimed “sick and sexified” singer of “TiK ToK,” will not fade into obscurity. Instead, she’ll release two albums and rack up three more Billboard Hot 100 top 10s before the…

  7. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. Janet Jackson presented her music…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Norwegian artists, Celia Cruz, Elton John and more with readers. IDOL, NORWEGIAN STYLE Hi Fred, I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I first bought "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" about 12 years ago. I want to tell you some chart…