1. Joy Williams' 'Don't Let Me Down' Cover Hits No. 1 on Top TV Commercials Chart for April

    May 16, 2017 6:11 PM EDT Plus, Joe Cocker & Dean Martin debut in the top 10 with classic covers. Joy Williams ’ “Don’t Let Me Down” -- a cover of The Chainsmokers ’ No. 3 Billboard Hot 100 hit featuring Daya -- climbs to No. 1 on Billboard & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam, for April, after…

  2. Imagine Dragons' 'Believer' Climbs to No. 1 on Top TV Commercials Chart for March

    April 11, 2017 5:13 PM EDT Plus, Joy Williams debuts with a cover of a familiar hit and The Monks debut on their first Billboard chart. Imagine Dragons ’ latest hit “Believer” climbs to the top of Billboard & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam, for March, thanks to its appearance in Nintendo’s …

  3. How Covering a Chainsmokers Song in a State Farm Commercial Helped Joy Williams Evolve

    March 29, 2017 11:07 AM EDT “I really love how well-written that song is,” the ex-Civil Wars singer says of “Don’t Let Me Down.” Mix together a pop-EDM smash from last year, a songwriter best known for acoustic country music and an insurance company. What do you get? One of the more improbable commercials of the year:…

  4. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Returns After Over 20 Years

    July 10, 2015 10:04 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 chart ( dated July 18 ), rapper Meek Mill scored his first No. 1 album, as Dreams Worth More Than Money opened atop the tally. It moved 246,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the…

  5. Best and Worst Singles of the Week: From Joy Williams to Tame Impala

    April 10, 2015 6:43 PM EDT   Tame Impala "'Cause I'm A Man" Interscope "Not often proud of what I choose … a greater force I answer to," sings Kevin Parker on Tame Impala's soulful single, his falsetto chased by luminous synths for four gorgeous minutes spent battling his weaknesses…

  6. Watch Hayley Williams & Joy Williams Sing 'Hate to See Your Heart Break' at Women in Music Event

    December 13, 2014 11:11 AM EST Civil Wars singer Joy Williams and Hayley Williams joined forces for a stunningly gorgeous acoustic duet of Paramore 's "Hate To See Your Heart Break" at Billboard’s Women in Music event on Friday (Dec. 12). Hayley Williams Admits She Was 'Afraid to Make Eye Contact'…

  7. Watch Paramore & Joy Williams' 'Heart Break'-ing Duet

    November 25, 2014 4:49 PM EST One of the new tracks on the deluxe re-release of Paramore 's 2013 self-titled album features Hayley Williams dueling with one her childhood muses, former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams (no relation), on a new version of "Hate to See Your Heart Break." The pair logged…

  8. The Civil Wars Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 07, 2013 8:19 PM EDT The group, on a touring hiatus after "internal discord," looks to earn their first No. 1 with their sophomore set. Folk-rock duo the Civil Wars are heading for their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the act's self-titled…

  9. The Civil Wars to Release New Album in Summer

    May 01, 2013 1:31 PM EDT The Grammy winning duo finished the self-titled effort before breaking up in November Columbia Records will release the Civil Wars' follow-up to their debut, "Barton Hollow," the 2011 album that earned them two Grammys, in late summer. The Civil Wars, Joy Williams and John…

  10. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi and Keith Urban Also Up for Original Song; For TV, 'Nashville' Scores Two Nods Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele 's Bond track "Skyfall" squaring off against Taylor…

  11. The Civil Wars, Bonnie Raitt Highlight Americana Awards

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings, The Civil Wars and Alabama Shakes took home trophies, but Music City was the big winner at Wednesday night's Americana Honors & Awards. Five of six winners at the Ryman Auditorium event are based in Nashville, further cementing the city&…

  12. Civil Wars Postpone European Dates Due to Illness

    March 16, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars will postpone a piece of its European tour. A news release Friday morning says the delay in shows from March 26 through April 4 is due to a serious illness in the band's immediate family, but doesn't give further details. The popular duo is made up…

  13. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  14. Taylor Swift's 'Safe & Sound' Video Released

    February 14, 2012 9:55 AM EST T aylor Swift has released a stark music video to match her moody folk-ballad "Safe & Sound," the singer's contribution to the "Hunger Games" soundtrack. In the video, Swift wanders in wintery scenes from rural, Appalachia-seeming environs: bare trees, paint…

  15. The Civil Wars Big-Up Taylor Swift & Adele, Talk 'Hunger Games' at Grammys

    February 13, 2012 12:25 PM EST Those who don't know folk duo the Civil Wars -- or simply know them as friends of Taylor Swift -- may be changing their tune soon. The year that's followed the self-release of their debut album, "Barton Hollow," has been a big one, but it's only getting bigger for the…

  16. Christian Rockers Red Poised for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200, Bob Marley Headed for Top 10

    February 04, 2011 9:53 AM EST Rock band Red is aiming to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Until We Have Faces." The group could sell 45,000 copies by week's end on Feb. 6, according to industry prognosticators. Red's last album, "Innocence & Instinct" (2009), bowed…

  17. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. SPIN THOSE…

  18. Chart Beat: Flo Rida, Randy Travis, Carrie Underwood

    April 01, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. GOING WITH…

  19. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  20. HOT CHRISTIAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    June 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/christiancontemporary.jsp 1. "Hide," Joy Williams 2. "Holy Is The Lord," Chris Tomlin 3. "Nothing Without You," Bebo Norman 4. "TAKE YOU BACK," JEREMY CAMP 5. "Brave," Nichole Nordeman Issue date: July 2, 2005 News Nichole…

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