1. Billboard Bits: Jack Johnson, Tito Jackson, Milli Vanilli, Red Hot Chili Peppers And More

    February 01, 2010 5:45 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. It's official - the cast of the MTV's hit reality show "The Jersey Shore" will return for a second season this summer. Six of the seven cast members appeared on the "Today…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Elvis Presley, Rihanna

    January 14, 2010 12:35 PM EST 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: And Ke$ha thought she had reason to party before. As previously reported , the 22-year-old leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with her debut smash "TiK ToK," while her introductory album, "Animal," roars onto the Billboard 200 at No.…

  3. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Pink Floyd, Susan Boyle, Usher

    December 03, 2009 2:45 PM EST NEW 'MOON': With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles , one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" re-enters the chart for the first time…

  5. Chart Beat Wednesday: Owl City, Pet Shop Boys, John Mayer

    November 11, 2009 5:36 PM EST WHO? WHO? OWL CITY: Two weeks after reaching the summit on the Billboard Hot 100, and a week after entering the top 10 on Pop Songs, Owl City 's "Fireflies" continues to shine at multiple formats. The Minnesota-based collective helmed by singer-songwriter Adam Young becomes the…

  6. Jack Johnson Includes Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper Collaborations On 'En Concert'

    October 20, 2009 11:00 AM EDT With his "En Concert" film and live album coming Oct. 27, Jack Johnson sees his fifth studio album on the horizon as well. "I think we're starting to get together a new album right now," Johnson tells Billboard.com. "Whenever it seems like there's an album&…

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kiss, Beyonce, David Gray

    September 02, 2009 12:57 PM EDT KISS AND SAY HELLO: Kiss ends a 10-year absence from Billboard's rock airplay charts, as "Modern Day Delilah" debuts at No. 26 on the Heritage Rock survey (viewable every other week in the print issue of Billboard magazine). Not a bad birthday present for the legendary group&…

  8. Chart Beat Wednesday: Katy Perry, Rob Thomas, U2

    July 29, 2009 5:17 PM EDT WHAT HAPPENS TO 'VEGAS': On the Pop Songs/Mainstream Top 40 radio chart, Katy Perry becomes the fourth female artist since 2000 - and second this year following Lady Gaga - to earn at least two No. 1s from a debut album, as "Waking Up in Vegas" rolls 2-1. The song…

  9. Chart Beat Wednesday: Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Billy Currington

    July 22, 2009 2:29 PM EDT HOT & COLDPLAY: Coldplay heats up the Triple A radio airplay chart, where "Life in Technicolor ii" takes over the top spot. The song is Coldplay's eighth No. 1 on the chart, lifting the band into a second-place tie with Dave Matthews Band, whose "Funny the Way It Is…

  10. Blink-182, Weezer To Headline Free Virgin Fest

    June 24, 2009 12:03 AM EDT After months of speculation about the fate of the 2009 Virgin Mobile Festival, organizers have made an announcement that should please music fans who've felt the economic pinch of the recession: this year's event is free. With headliners Weezer and Blink-182, organizers say 35,000…

  11. Beastie Boys Complete 'Hot Sauce Committee' Album

    May 25, 2009 12:23 PM EDT The Beastie Boys revealed the title of their forthcoming album in an email message delivered to fans today (May 25). "Our new record that is coming out that we finished the other day is called HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE," the group's note reads. The band will appear on "Late…

  12. May 18, 2009

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Andy Capps of Built to Spill dies at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 37. 2004 – Jazz drummer Elvin Jones of the John Coltrane Quartet dies of heart failure in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 76. 1999 – The Backstreet Boys release their third album, “Millennium.” 1999 –…

  13. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 11:13 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Incubus and Jason Mraz are also…

  14. Ziggy Marley Remixing Dad's Classics For Kids

    April 13, 2009 7:46 AM EDT Children's music is dominating Ziggy Marley's melody making these days -- both for himself and on behalf of his father, Bob Marley. Marley is prepping for the May 5 release of "Family Time," an album of what he refers to as "family music" that includes originals…

  15. Nickelback Dominates Canada's Juno Awards

    March 30, 2009 7:40 AM EDT Alberta rockers Nickelback dominated the Junos, Canada's music awards, on Sunday night as they won trophies for group of the year and album of the year for "Dark Horses" and the fan choice award. Nickelback led all comers with five nominations going into the 38th edition of the…

  16. Midnight Oil Returns At Wet Melbourne Bushfire Gig

    March 14, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Unexpected rain and chilly temperatures were no deterrent for the 81,000 fans who turned out today (March 14) for the Sound Relief bushfire benefit concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Thousands of ticket holders in the open-air section sheltered under bright plastic ponchos and…

  17. Coldplay, Kings Of Leon To Play Aussie Bushfire Benefit

    February 24, 2009 10:20 AM EST Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil lead the star-studded line-up for Australia's March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. The Sydney Cricket Ground and its giant…

  18. Ziggy Marley Embraces 'Family' Ties

    February 17, 2009 3:12 PM EST Ziggy Marley has drafted his siblings, daughter and some superstars to assist on his first children's album, "Family Time," due May 5 from Tuff Gong. Produced by Don Was, the project finds Marley surrounded by his mother Rita, sister Cedella and daughter Judah, as well as Paul…

  19. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  20. Vedder, Grohl Set For Nick Drake Tribute Album

    January 19, 2009 2:53 PM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Norah Jones and Jack Johnson are among the acts confirmed for a Nick Drake tribute album to be released by Johnson's Brushfire Records. The announcement was made during the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France, by David Schulhof, whose company,…

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