1. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put…

  2. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodies from 2009 and feast your ears on festive…

  3. Jimmy Wayne Pulls Himself Up By His (Cowboy) Bootstraps

    November 17, 2009 1:52 PM EST The bright lights and roaring crowds of New York's Madison Square Garden are a long way from the juvenile detention centers of North Carolina where Jimmy Wayne spent parts of his youth. With a new single, a cover of the Hall & Oates classic "Sara Smile," at No. 32 on…

  4. Daryl Hall and John Oates Video Q&A

    November 04, 2009 5:00 PM EST With more than 40 years of music making and more than 60 million records sold, Daryl Hall and John Oates are one of the most succesful and enduring pop duos of all time. "We always envisioned doing this for a long time," Oates says. "It was something that was part of our lives.…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Happy (Early) Holidays

    October 22, 2009 6:49 PM EDT IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: More than a week before Halloween, and five weeks before Thanksgiving, the Billboard 200 is being decorated with a sleighful of yuletide albums. Five new holiday sets enter the Billboard 200, led by Bob Dylan 's "Christmas in the Heart…

  6. Chart Beat Wednesday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones

    October 21, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 'THIS' LOVE: " This Is It ," by Michael Jackson featuring the Jacksons , soars onto the Adult Contemporary airplay chart at No. 19. The song blasts in following its initial week at radio. "This Is It" returns the Jackson brothers to the chart for the first time…

  7. Hall & Oates Revisit Their Past On New Box Set

    October 08, 2009 4:38 PM EDT Daryl Hall and John Oates aren't making any new music together in the foreseeable future, but they're about to lay a load of their past material on fans. "Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates" comes out Oct. 13 on Legacy/RCA with 16…

  8. Chart Beat Wednesday: Hall & Oates Come On Over To The Country

    September 23, 2009 6:58 PM EDT 'SMILE,' YOU'RE ON COUNTRY SONGS: Jimmy Wayne nets the Hot Shot Debut on Country Songs with "Sara Smile," featuring the classic song's original performers, Daryl Hall & John Oates . The latter two artists, who make their first visit to Country Songs, took the…

  9. John Oates' 'J-Stache' Cartoon Debuts Online

    July 22, 2009 5:00 PM EDT John Oates, the curly coifed half of the best-selling pop duo Hall & Oates, can remember the exact day and time that he removed his iconic facial hair. "I did it in Tokyo after we did a John Lennon Tribute concert," he told Billboard.com earlier this week. "I realized that…

  10. April 7, 2009

    April 07, 2009 10:31 AM EDT – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002. 2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. 1998 – George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in…

  11. March 23, 2009

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – With “Confessions,” Usher becomes the first R&B artist to have an album sell 1.1 million copies in its first week. 2004 – Roy “Pop” Lewis of bluegrass gospel group the Lewis Family dies at a hospital in Washington, Ga. He is 98. 2002 – ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2002 - Former Lovin' Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57. 2000 - Ex-Verve…

  13. Hall & Oates Sue Publisher Over 'Maneater'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daryl Hall and John Oates have filed a lawsuit saying their music publisher failed to protect their rights to their 1982 hit "Maneater." Daryl Hall and John Oates have filed a lawsuit saying their music publisher failed to protect their rights to their 1982 hit "Maneater."…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, w 2006 - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV…

  15. Oates, Mustache Make Cartoon Crime-Fighting Team

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Oates wants people to know that he is nothing like what he was when he had a mustache. The Hall & Oates principal is firm about the distinction, because if things go as planned, his mustachio John Oates wants people to know that he is nothing like what he was when he had a mustache.…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," male duos and Frank Sinatra. COOK THE RECORD BOOKS Fred: Now that "American Idol" has declared a winner, there's no reason to hide iTunes sales of "Idol" performances. So which tracks will be eligible for next…

  17. Guests Blend Seamlessly On New Gym Class Heroes Disc

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gym Class Heroes are planning on taking a "movie approach" to their sophomore album, "The Quilt: Starring Gym Class Heroes," due in August via Decaydence/Fueled by Ramen, according to lead vocalist Tr Gym Class Heroes are planning on taking a "movie approach" to…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and more! YOU ARE THERE Hey, Fred. It's exciting to witness chart history [being made by] Mariah Carey and Madonna this week; Mariah's 18th No. 1 single ("Touch My Body") surpasses Elvis…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," dies in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had suffered a brai 2006 - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part…

  20. Ask Billboard

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on John Lennon's "Double Fantasy," Paula Abdul, Foreigner and more! FANTANSY WORLD Dear Keith, Here's a weird question about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album. How much do you think it cost when it first…

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