1. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  2. Hot Chelle Rae Talks 'Throwback' New Album, Reveals John Oates Collaboration

    February 13, 2013 1:05 PM EST Pop-rock group re-recorded the Hall & Oates classic "You Make My Dreams." After their 2011 sophomore album "Whatever" spawned the hit singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," Nashville pop-rock group Hot Chelle Rae is putting the…

  3. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  4. New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup: Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5 Performing

    January 17, 2013 1:25 AM EST lineup also includes Hall & Oates, Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates are among the acts headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The outdoor spring music festival spans seven days…

  5. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST "Thriller" conquered racial divides and evolving platforms at MTV, radio When executives of CBS Records went about the business of preparing for the November 30 release of Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in the fall of 1982, they knew they had on their hands a terrific…

  6. Rod Stewart Scores First AC No. 1 Since 1993 With 'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow'

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST The veteran pop-rocker returns to the top with the format's latest holiday leader. Rod Stewar t ends a more than 19-year hiatus from the Adult Contemporary summit, as "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" roars 18-1. The song scales the survey as, following Thanksgiving,…

  7. Bubbling Under: Rumer Has It With Hall & Oates Cover

    September 07, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rumer, Diamond Rings, High Valley, BeatKing. Rumer After her retro-sounding debut album Seasons of My Soul reached No. 46 on the…

  8. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" will premiere Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billboard Hot 100, where her "Call Me Maybe…

  10. Bubbling Under: Marina & the Diamonds Shine

    June 08, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Marina & the Diamonds, Margo Rey, Florida Georgia Line and Michael Lynche Marina & the Diamonds While Marina & the…

  11. Ask Billboard: Spears, Lovato's 'X'-cellent Sales (*Updated)

    May 27, 2012 6:05 AM EDT A look at the career U.S. album sales, set by set, of the 'X Factor''s two new judges, including when Spears' 'Blackout' passed 1 million sold Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well…

  12. Can 'The Voice' Create a Star? 10 Thoughts on Season 2 & Beyond

    May 09, 2012 4:25 PM EDT With season two of "The Voice" concluded, we offer a look back at the season and what might lie ahead for the show and its final four, Chris Mann, Tony Lucca, runner-up Juliet Simms and winner Jermaine Paul. 1. TWO CHAMPS IN ONE YEAR? If the rumors are true -- and we will know on…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Madonna

    March 02, 2012 2:55 PM EST What goes around comes around when it comes to hit songs' borrowed lyrics. CATCH(Y)PHRASES: Sometimes a song's lyrics lift an unfamiliar expression to pop culture prominence, from R.E.M.'s 1991 hit "Losing My Religion," a Southern saying that translates to losing one&…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: Mathai Delivers Awe-Inspiring 'Rumour Has It'

    February 21, 2012 2:00 PM EST For "The Voice" to hit its potential, there may be no better role model than Adele . Powerful voice, impeccable phrasing and timing, youthful and current with no trace of trendiness and, when everyone is looking, a visual appeal. Oddly, the possibility that "The Voice"…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, LMFAO, Taylor Swift

    October 01, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 'II' IS 1: At 85 years and two months old, 'SPARKS' INTEREST: Taylor Swift matches Carrie Underwood's record for most consecutive career-opening top 10 singles by a woman (promoted to country radio and excluding holiday fare) on Country Songs, as "Sparks Fly"…

  16. 'Intense' Period of His Life Informed Daryl Hall's New Album

    September 24, 2011 10:17 AM EDT In 1969, Philadelphia friends Daryl Hall and John Oates began a musical partnership that blended rock and pop with their hometown's signature soul-a sound they dubbed "rock and soul." It worked. From the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s, Hall & Oates racked up six No. 1…

  17. Exclusive: Daryl Hall's Web Show Coming to Broadcast TV

    September 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT After nearly four years as an Internet sensation, Daryl Hall's "Live From Daryl's House" is coming to broadcast TV. The award-winning music and conversation program, debuts in 95 markets on Sept. 24 with back-to-back half-hour episodes featuring Train and Fitz & the…

  18. Ask Billboard: Chicago's AC Six-Cess

    August 05, 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. CHICAGO'S AC…

  19. 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…

  20. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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 Hi Gary,…

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