1. Whitney Houston Fans Search for Places to Grieve

    February 15, 2012 9:25 AM EST In Whitney Houston's hometown, her family plans a private church service, with no public memorial set. In Los Angeles, where she died, there's not even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for fans to pile flowers. So for the legion of music lovers mourning a global superstar, where…

  2. Whitney Houston Re-Enters Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 14, 2012 9:18 PM EST Following Her Death, Singer Also Surges on Digital Songs Chart Following the death of Whitney Houston on Saturday, Feb. 11, the diva's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. It sold 64,000 copies in the U.S. (according to Nielsen…

  3. 'Waiting to Exhale' Sequel Continues Despite Whitney Houston Loss

    February 14, 2012 12:25 PM EST The sad, sudden death of Whitney Houston will not deter Fox from going forward with a sequel to the hit 1995 drama Waiting to Exhale. Remembering Whitney: Her Life in Photos "I don't think she would want it to," Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000 Pictures told Vulture ,…

  4. Whitney Houston Funeral Set for Saturday

    February 14, 2012 12:20 PM EST Details: No Wake or Public Memorial; Service at Newark Church to Be Invitation Only W hitney Houston 's funeral will be held Saturday in the church where she first showcased her singing talents as a child. The owner of the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark said Tuesday that the funeral will…

  5. Exclusive: Whitney Houston's Last Songs to Be Featured in 'Sparkle' Film

    February 11, 2012 11:10 PM EST The last songs Whitney Houston recorded will be heard in the film "Sparkle," one on camera and the other during the closing credits. Remembering Whitney SLIDESHOW: Her Life in Photos • Artists, Execs React on Twitter • Whitney Houston Dead at 48 • Her Legendary Chart Career • Is…

  6. Whitney Houston Dies at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:25 PM EST Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen said Houston was pronounced…

  7. Patrick Stump, 'Soul Punk': Track-By-Track Review

    October 18, 2011 5:30 PM EDT "If this is it, I want to go out with a bang," Patrick Stump sings on "Explode," the opening track on "Soul Punk." It's a sentiment that hangs over the singer's debut full-length, which Stump recorded following eight years as the frontman of Fall Out…

  8. DJ Shadow Talks 'The Less You Know, The Better': Video Track-By-Track

    September 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT DJ Shadow made a name for himself by digging through record crates to create eclectic mixes for the last two decades. His fourth studio album, "The Less You Know, The Better," combines the different energies, as well as samples, we've come to expect from him. "When I…

  9. Jill Scott, 'Hidden Beach Presents: The Original Jill Scott From the Vault Vol. 1'

    September 19, 2011 3:56 PM EDT When Jill Scott emerged on the scene in 2000 with Who Is Jill Scott? Words + Sounds, Vol. 1, a heavy sigh swept across the country. It was the collective exhaling of thousands of women who'd found a kindred spirit; a home girl who understood the depths of their passion, pain, self…

  10. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star Alongside Jordin Sparks in 'Sparkle' Remake

    September 12, 2011 10:14 PM EDT Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in "Sparkle," Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps also are set to star. Mara…

  11. Elton John, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra & More: Stories From Adult Contemporary's Biggest Stars & Songs

    July 20, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on Whitney Houston. Bernie Taupin, Elton John's songwriting partner. Kenny Rogers, himself. Plus Many More. Billboard talks to some of the biggest names in adult contemporary. Their perspectives? Crucial. The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Artists Ever The…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Katy Perry, Barry Manilow

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT CHOICE LADIES: To paraphrase Beyonce , girls run the Billboard Hot 100 . The 2011 Billboard Millennium Award winner 's "Run the World (Girls)" stopped at No. 29 earlier this month, but its subject material summarizes the state of the Hot 100. With a seventh week at No. 1 for…

  13. Beastie Boys 'Hot Sauce Committee Part 2': Track-By-Track Review

    May 03, 2011 2:40 PM EDT "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" arrives seven years after the release of the Beastie Boys ' last non-instrumental full-length, "To the 5 Boroughs," although the drought should have only been five years. The veteran rap trio was gearing up to release its next album in…

  14. Ambrose Akinmusire, "When the Heart Emerges Glistening"

    April 08, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Three years ago, when the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz medal he was awarded was still shiny and new, Ambrose Akinmusire shocked many with a debut recording that reached far beyond bebop and its traditions. To many, Akinmusire is the brightest beacon on trumpet, the sharpest in a few…

  15. Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued

    February 25, 2011 7:55 PM EST 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. HISTORIC HOT 100…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Britney Spears, 'Country Strong,' Louis C.K.

    January 20, 2011 2:05 PM EST AND THE BRITNEY SONG IS ON: (To paraphrase Yoji "Pop" Asano, whose take on Miley Cyrus ' "Party in the U.S.A." proved one of the many highlights of last night's "American Idol" 10th season premiere). Britney Spears expands the elite group of chart…

  17. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Eminem, Michael Jackson, Skillz

    January 06, 2011 5:54 PM EST Fresh off his coronation as Billboard's top R&B/hip-hop artist of 2010, Eminem returns to the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "Recovery" - the past year's top title on the tally - rebounds 3-1 on the chart. The jump grants "Recovery" its 14th week at No. 1,…

  18. Miley Cyrus Bong Hit Caught on Video

    December 10, 2010 11:18 AM EST M iley Cyrus has once again been caught behaving badly on camera, but this time she's not making out with some boy at her 18th birthday party -- she's taking hits from a bong with her friends. In the 2:37 video posted by TMZ , the pop star inhales smoke from a glass object while…

  19. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1997

    June 15, 2010 11:05 AM EDT REMINISCE SOME TIME: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated June 14, 1997, a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. , whose "Hypnotize" had reigned for three weeks that May following his death in March 1997, debuted at No. 1, as "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith…

  20. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    March 16, 2010 1:15 PM EDT ADULT 'HOOD: Fourteen years ago today (March 16, 1996), Billboard introduced the Adult Pop Songs chart. The radio airplay survey spun off from the Adult Contemporary list. "In the past few years, the emergence of the adult top 40 format has seen modern rock, dance and R&B…

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