1. Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits

    June 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT A look back at the music that made Michael Jackson the undisputed King of Pop In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, however, that entered him into the…

  2. Britney Spears Debuts 'Work Bitch' Following Leak By 'One Bad Apple': Listen

    September 15, 2013 3:15 PM EDT 0 Britney Spears went to "Work" earlier than expected. The pop diva's new single "Work Bitch" leaked online a full day before it was expected to premiere on Monday night. Spears had teased fans about the release of the single for weeks via a countdown…

  3. Britney Spears Strips Down for 'Work Bitch' Sessions

    September 09, 2013 6:28 AM EDT Brit is looking fit. Though she's still keeping mum on her upcoming new recording, Britney Spears couldn’t help but share the news of how great she looks in a bikini. While cutting a new video for her next release, Britney gave her millions of fans an eyeful with a pair of snaps.…

  4. Poll: What's The Best 'Song Of The Summer' of the Past 10 Years?

    July 08, 2013 3:45 PM EDT 0 Vote now for the biggest summer jams from 2003 to 2012! With Independence Day now squarely in the rearview, this year's Songs Of The Summer chart -- based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- is (ahem) heating…

  5. Emeli Sande Has Adele in Her Sights After Scoring 5th No. 1 in U.K.

    August 27, 2012 8:35 AM EDT "Events" is now within 6,000 copies of overtaking Adele's "21" as the U.K.'s bestselling album of 2012 As Emeli Sandé 's "Our Version of Events" started a fifth non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), London-based…

  6. Olympics Bump: Emeli Sande, Jessie J Spike on U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album "Our Version of Events" back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as the Olympic effect showed itself on many of…

  7. Rihanna Takes 'Talk' Back to No. 1 in U.K. During Dismal Sales Week

    August 13, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 'Talk That Talk' Tops Album Chart With Less Than 10,000 Copies Sold -- a Record Low Rihanna 's "Talk That Talk" returned to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday (Aug. 12), as "Heatwave" by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D started a second week at No.…

  8. Conor Maynard's 'Contrast' Debuts Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    August 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Rising British pop heartthrob Conor Maynard 's debut album "Contrast" (Parlophone/EMI) went straight to the top of the new U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), while "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D debuted atop the…

  9. Taking Peaks, Part 4: Nos. 25-1

    January 26, 2010 2:35 PM 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 51 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…

  10. Exclusive: How Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Changed The Music Business

    July 03, 2009 1:12 PM EDT In early 1984, when Epic Records executives presented their slate of upcoming releases at the CBS Records convention in Hawaii, they couldn't resist playing up the success they were already having. So between the pitches for new albums, Epic inserted stock footage of semi trucks and a…

  11. May 13, 2009

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Remy Ma is sentenced to eight years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion in conjunction with the shooting of a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. 2007 – Rock legend Bo Diddley is hospitalized after a concert in Council Bluffs, Iowa, during which he…

  12. Jennifer Hudson: The Triple Threat

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her manager, Miguel Melendez. Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her manager, Miguel Melendez. It's 6:20 a.m.…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2002 - Devoted fans of…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2002 - Devoted fans of…

  15. Electric Picnic Festival / Sept. 1-3, 2006 / Co. Laois, Ireland (Stradbally Estate)

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe at. But if they're approaching saturation point, there will always be room for the Electric Picnic, which, over th There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe…

  16. Paul Buchanan / May 28, 2006 / Glasgow (Royal Concert Hall)

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Let's get back to the moody introspective ballads -- you're not here to enjoy yourselves!" joked Paul Buchanan with typically self-effacing wit during a May 28 show in Glasgow. "Let's get back to the moody introspective ballads -- you're not here to enjoy…

  17. Heatwave Frontman Johnnie Wilder Jr. Dies

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, died May 13 at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He was 56. No cause of death has been made public. Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, died May 13 at his home in Clayton,…