1. Drake vs. Mac DeMarco? An Inside Look at How the Winner of the Polaris Prize Is Named

    September 22, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Behind the unique, alcohol-fueled (and potentially violent) debate that determines the annual prize for Canada's top album. The Polaris Prize will be announced this evening, with our sister to the north's top album being named after what is, apparently, a unique system for…

  2. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 3:10 PM EDT The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compilation to span her entire career and include the…

  3. Michael Jackson Dominates U.K. Charts

    June 29, 2009 9:31 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death prompted a massive surge in sales of his singles and albums in the U.K., with his "Number Ones" compilation (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) racing to No. 1, four other albums hitting the top 20, and six songs re-entering the top 40 of the singles chart.…

  4. Ask Billboard: Top 10 Lists, Fleetwood Mac, Mixi, The Veronicas

    January 02, 2009 2:01 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. First off, this will be my last "Ask Billboard," as next week, fellow Billboard…

  5. Solange Not Out To Top Sister Beyonce On New Album

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Solange Knowles wastes no time setting the record straight about comparisons to older sister Beyonce on her sophomore album, "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams," due Aug. 26 via Music World/Geffen. Solange Knowles wastes no time setting the record straight about comparisons to…

  6. 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"…

  7. Stereophonics, Sugababes Perched Atop U.K. Charts

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Welsh rock trio Stereophonics achieved its fifth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 21) with "Pull the Pin" (V2), while Sugababes' "About You Now" (Universal Island) started a fourth week at kWelsh rock trio Stereophonics achieved its fifth consecutive U.K.…

  8. Timbaland, Potts Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson started a second week atop the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Aug. 5). Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson started a second week atop the new U.K. singles…

  9. Lewis, Winehouse Rule The Roost On U.K. Charts

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis retained her singles crown on yesterday's (Jan. 14) new U.K. sales charts, as "A Moment Like This" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) narrowly held off "Proper Education" (Data/Positi "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis retained her…

  10. Oasis' 'Idle' Overtakes U.K. Singles Chart

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis made it two U.K. No. 1 singles in a row from its Big Brother album "Don't Believe The Truth" album yesterday (Aug. 28) as "The Importance of Being Idle" debuted at the top. Oasis made it two U.K. No. 1 singles in a row from its Big Brother album "Don't…

  11. Rare Phair, Yorn Tracks Hit The 'Trampoline'

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previously unreleased and rare songs from the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers, Chris Stills and Semisonic's Dan Wilson appear on the second compilation from Los Angeles. Previously unreleased and rare songs from the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, the Wallflowers, Chris…

  12. Box Car Racer Won't Derail Next Blink-182 Album

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As Blink-182 winds down its co-headlining Pop Disaster tour with Green Day, the biggest news surrounding the Southern California-based trio is the side project Box Car Racer, which features Blink's To As Blink-182 winds down its co-headlining Pop Disaster tour with Green Day, the biggest…