1. Gary Glitter Sentenced to 16 Years for Sex Abuse

    February 27, 2015 10:10 AM EST Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 70-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, showed no response as he was sentenced Friday. Why Convicted Pedophile Gary Glitter's '…

  2. Gary Glitter Convicted of Sex Crimes

    February 05, 2015 2:32 PM EST A British jury on Thursday (Feb. 5) convicted former glam rock singer Gary Glitter of a string of sex abuse offenses against three young girls in the 1970s. The 70-year-old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was found guilty of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault,…

  3. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  4. Why Convicted Child-Sex Offender Gary Glitter’s ‘Hey Song’ Is Still Getting Played

    October 03, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sex offender's "Rock and Roll Part 2" is quietly fading from play. Something was missing when the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators played their first home game of the 2014-2015 season on Sept. 25: Gary Glitter . Previously, each time the team scored a goal,…

  5. Gary Glitter Charged With 8 Sex Offenses

    June 05, 2014 12:46 PM EDT British prosecutors say they are charging former pop star Gary Glitter with eight sex offenses involving teenage girls. The charges against Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, are related to two women who were aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980.…

  6. Rolling Stones Triumph in Hyde Park Homecoming

    July 07, 2013 9:07 AM EDT Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie are all smiles as they roll through greatest hits during first Hyde Park show in 44 years The great hope among longtime U.K. Stones-watchers, when the band announced three huge summer concerts, was that their Glastonbury and Hyde Park performances would…

  7. Ask Billboard: Belinda's Back, JT Too, Mariah Carey's Album Sales & More

    March 31, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Belinda Carlisle releases her first single since the '90s, Justin Timberlake posts back-to-back No. 1 albums seven years apart and a look at Carey's album sales. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  8. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  9. Gary Glitter Arrested as Part of BBC Child Sex Case

    October 29, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Police investigating child sex abuse allegations against the late BBC television host Jimmy Savile arrested former glam rock star and convicted sex offender Gary Glitter on Sunday, British media reported, raising further questions about whether Savile was at the center of a broader pedophile…

  10. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And Ryan Seacrest exists solely in video form.…

  11. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. SLIDESHOW: See the…

  12. Ask Billboard: Whitney Houston's Biggest Radio Hits

    March 05, 2012 11:05 AM EST Plus: More enduring rock era classics; Who's better, Mariah or Madonna?; and, a week-by-week analysis of women ruling the Hot 100's top five Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music…

  13. Ask Billboard: What Songs Should've Been Singles?

    January 28, 2012 10:05 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. WHAT SONGS SHOULD&…

  14. Pete Townshend on 'Quadrophenia,' The Who's 'Last Great Album'

    November 11, 2011 10:15 AM EST With a recent theatrical production, a forthcoming orchestral version and movie sequel, a pair of upgraded reissues and a possible tour in 2012, Pete Townshend says he's understandably "had 'Quadrophenia' on the brain now for quite some time." And he doesn't mind…

  15. Eric Benet Starts Work on New Album, Takes First Lead Movie Role

    May 28, 2011 9:42 AM EDT Although he's still actively working 2010's "Lost in Time," R&B singer Eric Benet plans to lose little time in working on its follow-up. "I've already writing a couple of songs, so it's never too early," Benet tells Billboard.com. "I'm…

  16. 'Glee' Gets 'Sexy' Upon Gwyneth Paltrow's Return

    March 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST Last night's (Mar. 8) episode of " Glee " marked the return of Gwyneth Paltrow's saucy substitute Holly Holliday, who sets out to educate McKinley High about sex (which she says is "just like hugging, only wetter"). She educates Mr. Schuester as well, as things…

  17. Gwyneth Paltrow Dirty Dances to 'Do You Wanna Touch Me' on 'Glee'

    March 08, 2011 2:14 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow makes her grand return to "Glee" tonight (Mar. 8), playing substitute teacher Holly Holliday. The appearance will find Paltrow teaching sex education and exploring matters of chemistry with Will Schuester, so it comes as no surprise that in the clip below (from the…

  18. Ke$ha Will Cover Beastie Boys, 'Assault All Your Senses' on 'Get $leazy' Tour

    January 19, 2011 1:19 PM EST K e$ha says her upcoming Get $leazy tour will be "a ridiculously fun dance party" that will build on the energetic sets she played while opening for Rihanna last summer. "Visually it will just be assaulting, and sonically it will be assaulting. It's just going to be an…

  19. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 1

    December 14, 2010 3:05 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  20. Chart Beat Tuesday: Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift, Pink

    August 10, 2010 1:05 PM EDT BRAND NEW MEN: Zac Brown Band banks its fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Free" rises 2-1. The new leader makes the group's album "The Foundation" the first major-label debut set to yield four No. 1s on the list since Brooks & Dunn 's …

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