1. Watch Adam Lambert's Hip-Swiveling Cover of 'Faith' on ABC's 'Greatest Hits'

    August 04, 2016 10:56 PM EDT It takes a strong man, baby, to cover George Michael , but Adam Lambert was up to the task on the season finale of ABC's Greatest Hits Thursday night (Aug. 4). "We have a multi-talented child of the '80s born back in 1982," said co-host Kelsea Ballerini as she introduced…

  2. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Just how unusual is…

  3. How REO Speedwagon Revolutionized Albums' Singles Releases, From Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Taylor Swift's '1989'

    November 11, 2015 11:05 AM EST The classic love song 'Keep on Loving You' helped lead to record labels releasing more singles from sets than previously in the rock era. A former Epic Records exec offers the inside story. As previously reported, Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 has joined a select group of…

  4. From Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Taylor Swift's '1989': Albums with Five Top 10 Hot 100 Hits

    October 30, 2015 3:31 PM EDT With  Taylor Swift 's  1989  recently celebrating its first birthday, the unstoppable album has joined an  exclusive  Billboard  chart club. The set is the latest to send five songs into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, a testament to its enduring iron grip on popular music. (The…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is Taylor Swift's '1989' the Next 'Teenage Dream'?

    May 31, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Could Swift's blockbuster be just the third album, following smashes by Michael Jackson and Katy Perry, to yield five Hot 100 No. 1s? Or ... more? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  6. Ask Billboard: The Definitive List of Hit Fifth Singles

    May 05, 2015 11:05 AM EDT Before Ariana Grande's 'One Last Time,' from 'My Everything,' many other albums yielded at least five hit singles, including sets by Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift & more. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings…

  7. 'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson Parts Ways With Interscope, Takes Label to Task

    May 04, 2015 11:00 AM EDT After a year with the major, the season 13 victor tells Billboard, "I want to find the right home and the right team of people that are going to get behind my music." With his time as the reigning American Idol almost over, season 13 champ Caleb Johnson has a lot on his plate,…

  8. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1998, Celine Dion Sailed to No. 1

    February 23, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'My Heart Will Go On,' from 'Titanic,' debuted at the Hot 100's summit 17 years ago. Plus, remembering chart feats by Madonna, George Michael and Avril Lavigne. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  9. Rewinding the Charts: In 1992, George Michael & Elton John Teamed Up Atop the Hot 100

    February 01, 2015 9:05 AM EST The stars' chart-topping concert recording of the piano man's 1974 hit 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' bookended an acrimonious seven-year feud. THE SIGNATURE MOMENT OF ELTON JOHN and George Michael's 1991 live recording "Don't Let the Sun Go Down…

  10. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Billy Joel's 'Fire' Burned at No. 1

    December 08, 2014 8:05 AM EST In 1989, the Piano Man's encyclopedic anthem topped the Hot 100. Plus, recalling key chart feats for TLC, George Michael and Beyonce. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Dec. 8, 1990 Best known for uptempo…

  11. Exclusive: Tsu Launches as First Social & Payment Platform Where Users Own Their Content

    October 21, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Facebook ,  Twitter , and their investors may be profiting from user-generated content, but there's one person that's not: the user himself, who sees all the money from targeted ads (how did they know I was looking at those Ugg boots on Zappos?) go directly to those companies. But…

  12. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  13. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody To Love” (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  14. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  15. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Opens At No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:55 AM EDT George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (March 23).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumont scored his second chart-topping single in…

  16. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 24, 1973 Roberta…

  17. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Bon Jovi Spends Valentine's Day, 1987, At No. 1

    February 10, 2014 11:05 AM EST Twenty-seven years ago this week, the band reigned with 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Paula Abdul, Roxette, Rascal Flatts and Whitney Houston Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  18. George Michael Releases Piano Ballad 'Let Her Down Easy': Listen

    February 03, 2014 8:31 PM EST The Terence Trent D'Arby cover will appear on "Symphonica," out March 17 A few weeks after announcing a new album for this March, George Michael is back with its first single. The former Wham! singer debuted "Let Her Down Easy" on Magic Radio UK today (Feb. 3),…

  19. George Michael Announces New Album for March

    January 20, 2014 4:49 PM EST "Symphonica" will hit shelves March 17 After a spell of making headlines for mishaps rather than music, George Michael is coming back with a new album. Michael announced Monday (Jan. 20) that his sixth solo album, "Symphonica," is due for release March 17. Related Articles…

  20. George Michael Leaves Hospital After Latest Car Trouble

    May 30, 2013 6:30 AM EDT George Michael has been released from hospital almost two weeks after he was airlifted from an accident scene on a British motorway. In a statement posted May 28 on the artist’s Website, Michael’s reps confirm he has been discharged and that “he continues to rest and recuperate. He is well…

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