1. 'Whitney Houston' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 14, 2015 9:00 AM EST Few debut albums launch artists from complete obscurity into the heights of cultural and commercial appreciation like Whitney Houston 's 1985 eponymous set. Crafted under the careful eye of Arista Records' Clive Davis, the 10-song collection was the result of Davis' two-year…

  2. Jackson Family Members to Star in Reality Show

    July 12, 2014 8:19 PM EDT Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are stepping out of what they call "the Jackson bubble" for a reality show. The six-episode show, debuting Nov. 18 on Reelz, focuses on Alejandra Jackson, the ex-wife of Michael's brother Jermaine, and her five children.…

  3. The Beat 11/12: Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Video, The Avett Brothers' Sandy PSA

    November 12, 2012 5:25 PM EST Welcome to the Monday, November 12 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes on Rihanna&…

  4. Jermaine Jacksun: Singer Files for Name Change

    November 08, 2012 9:40 AM EST Jermaine Jackson wants to change his name to something a little brighter. He's asking a court to allow him to alter his famous surname and become Jermaine Jacksun. The older brother of Michael Jackson filed a name change petition on Tuesday in Los Angeles, stating the switch was for …

  5. Katherine Jackson: I Didn't Know I Was 'Missing'

    August 02, 2012 5:17 PM EDT The mystery of Michael Jackson 's mother's disappearance was clarified Thursday with the release of court papers that said she was kept from communicating with outsiders while at a resort and was unaware she had been reported missing. Katherine Jackson declared in the documents that…

  6. Katherine Jackson Returns, but Kids Left 'Angry and Hurt' by Ordeal

    July 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Katherine Jackson is back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson 's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her days-long absence from them. Paris Jackson tweeted early Thursday morning: "grandma's here! (hash)thankyougod." Katherine Jackson&…

  7. Alleged Battery at Jackson Home Exposes Family Tension

    July 24, 2012 9:10 AM EDT "Something is really off," says Paris Jackson, who hasn't spoken to her grandmother in 8 days Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were summoned to the home of Michael Jackson 's mother Monday on reports of a fight involving several family members, the Los Angeles…

  8. Katherine Jackson Not Missing, Says Son

    July 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and guardian of his three children, is safe and with a family member in Arizona, authorities said late Sunday, one day after another relative reported her missing. Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Mark Pope said investigators made contact with…

  9. The Jacksons Reunite For U.S. 'Unity' Tour

    April 04, 2012 12:35 PM EDT After nearly three decades of wanting them back, the Jacksons are returning. The remaining members of the Jackson 5 have announced the dates of a U.S. summer trek called the Unity Tour 2012. Beginning June 18 in Louisville, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson will tour together for the…

  10. 12 No. 12 R&B/Hip-Hop Hits for 2012

    January 10, 2012 1:05 PM EST Last January, Chart Beat paid respects to songs that peaked at No. 11 on various Billboard charts, just one spot from a more fortunate top 10 rank. Still, several No. 11 hits have gone on to become well-worn classics, including the Beatles ' "Eleanor Rigby," Dead or Alive'…

  11. Janet Jackson Not Attending Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 29, 2011 3:51 PM EDT Janet Jackson said Monday she won't attend a planned tribute concert for her older brother Michael in Wales because the show coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in the King of Pop's death. The singer's one-sentence statement to The Associated Press does not criticize…

  12. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Iglesias had actually owned the record since…

  13. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coaches are slated to perform, along with Leona…

  14. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. PEN PALS: READERS…

  15. Hooray For 'Hollywood': Michael Jackson Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    May 31, 2011 3:45 PM EDT The King reigns again. Michael Jackson leads Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart for the first time in almost 16 years, as "Hollywood Tonight," from his posthumous album "Michael," rises 2-1. With the coronation, the late King of Pop collects his eighth solo No. 1…

  16. Jermaine Jackson Signs Book Deal, Promises 'Loving Portrait' of Michael

    March 16, 2011 12:45 PM EDT A long-rumored memoir by Michael Jackson 's brother Jermaine is finally coming out. Touchstone announced Wednesday that Jermaine Jackson's "You are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eye" will be released this fall. Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster,…

  17. Ask Billboard: 'Dream' Week For 'Glee'

    November 19, 2010 6:25 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. JUST ANOTHER &…

  18. Peggy March's 'Follow' Still The Leader

    November 09, 2010 11:15 AM EST On the Billboard Hot 100 dated April 27, 1963, Little Peggy March began a three-week reign with "I Will Follow Him." Fifteen years, one month and 13 days old when her command began, March remains the youngest solo female to top the tally. More than 47 years later, the record…

  19. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  20. Un-Featured Featured Artists, Part 1

    August 11, 2010 1:05 PM EDT "Love the Way You Lie," by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the 46th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 since 2000 specifically sporting a "featuring" artist credit. Between 1958 and 1999, just 18 such titles reigned. Still, high-profile acts have guested on hit songs throughout the…

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