1. The Vaccines 'Come of Age' on Sophomore Project

    September 16, 2012 1:15 PM EDT A year-and-a-half after its heavily hyped debut, "What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?," British indie rock band the Vaccines landed its first No. 1 album with sophomore studio set "Come of Age." The new, 11-track package, released internationally by Columbia Records,…

  2. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, after creating and hosting game shows, the…

  3. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept. 2, 1995, "You Are Not Alone,"…

  4. March 6, 2009

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Peggy DeCastro of the DeCastro Sisters dies of lung cancer at the age of 82. 2000 – Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Lovin’ Spoonful and the Moonglows are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton is the first musician to be inducted three…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: `…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2005 - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2004 - Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

  8. Chart Beat

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Flo Rida's "Low," Keyshia Cole and more! STRAIT IN AT NO. 19: Even veteran artists can find new mountains to climb. George Strait's 108th chart entry on Hot Country Songs is the highest-debuting title of his 27-year career. "I Saw God…

  9. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and wondered if back in 1963, when the LP was…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: `…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2005 - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2004 - Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a…

  12. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville native's new single enters Hot Country…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1959 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Why," Frankie Avalon. This last No. 1 song of the '50s has the shortest title of any chart topping hit.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another Day in…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Jazz/Blues/R&B singer Jimmy Witherspoon dies of natural causes in his Los Angeles home. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief…

  16. Chart Beat

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's huge leap to No. 1 puts her name high on the Hot 100's big jump list, plus news about Nick Lachey, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. SAVE OUR SINGLES: If Rihanna was disappointed that her first Billboard Hot 100 single, "Pon de Replay," had to settle for peaking…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Oasis' Liam Gallagher is charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan's nose. Gallagher, the British group's lead singer, is charged with assault 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1959 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Why," Frankie Avalon. This last No. 1 song of the '50s has the shortest title of any chart topping hit.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another Day in…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1983 - </b>Members of Kiss appear on MTV without their trademark makeup.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony held at a private home in the Studio…

  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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