1. When 'Bad' Is Good: The 11 Hot 100 No. 1s with 'Bad' in Their Titles

    May 28, 2015 3:46 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is the latest leader that's "bad," but also best. Sometimes it's good to be "bad." As Taylor Swift 's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar , rockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 6) after its…

  2. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 08, 2011 1:05 PM EST An era of tight playlists leaves little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott has fashioned an enviably fortuitous career as host of "The Lost 45s," airing "records you never thought you'd hear…

  3. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a pleasure to read your column, one of the things…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best 2006 - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and…

  7. Jim Croce Albums Earmarked For Reissue

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In tribute to the 35th anniversary of singer/songwriter Jim Croce's death, the artist's three studio albums will be reissued on CD in September via Rhino. In tribute to the 35th anniversary of singer/songwriter Jim Croce's death, the artist's three studio albums will be…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  9. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best 2006 - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in…

  11. Babyface Sharing 'Playlist' In September

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds is eyeing a Sept. 18 release date for "Playlist," his 11th album. Eight of the 10 songs on the Island project are covers of decidedly non-urb Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds is…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and…

  13. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheat A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Ex-10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant kicks off her first solo tour in New Orleans with her first solo album "Tigerlily" at No. 15 on The Billboard 200.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2001 - Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.<br clear="none"/> 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago&…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  18. Tori Boxes Up 2005 'Bootlegs'

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Six live recordings stemming from Tori Amos' spring and fall solo tours of the United States and England are being bundled together in time for the holiday shopping season. Six live recordings stemming from Tori Amos' spring and fall solo tours of the United States and England are…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Ex-10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant kicks off her first solo tour in New Orleans with her first solo album "Tigerlily" at No. 15 on The Billboard 200.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2001 - Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full…

  20. Amos Inaugurating 'Bootleg' Series

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joining a growing trend, Tori Amos has taken the plunge into officially sanctioned live recordings, of which she plans to release six this year. Joining a growing trend, Tori Amos has taken the plunge into officially sanctioned live recordings, of which she plans to release six this year. The…

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