1. 'Glee' Sets Off Waterworks with 'Beautiful,' 'House Is Not a Home'

    April 28, 2010 2:39 PM EDT Instead of asking its cast to pound out "Hello" covers and tributes to Madonna , last night's episode of "Glee" directed its challenge outward: How many times can viewers get misty-eyed in an hour? Between Mercedes' brief brush with an eating disorder, Finn and…

  2. Chart Beat Wednesday: Diva Domination

    April 28, 2010 1:05 PM EDT BEYONCE & LADY GAGA: After "Telephone," by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce , topped Dance/Club Play Songs in February, "Video Phone" returns the superstar duo to the chart's top spot. The list's new leader credits the pair in reverse order: Beyonce featuring Lady…

  3. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history lesson, then, as the success of the "Glee…

  4. Cyrus Wins, Perry Gets Slimed at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2010 11:30 AM EDT Team Jacob was triumphant at the Kids' Choice Awards. "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Lautner snared the favorite actor honor…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more music from television, such as songs from "…

  6. The Power Of Kristine W

    March 02, 2010 11:55 AM EST This week, Kristine W scores her 15th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The Power of Music" ascends 2-1. In the list's history, which dates to 1974, the performer is now tied with Mariah Carey for third-most toppers. Only Madonna (40) and Janet Jackson …

  7. Phish's Trey Anastasio Off To Feb. 'Tab' Tour

    January 06, 2010 2:30 PM EST Following up a big 2009 full of Phish dates and a new Phish album, frontman Trey Anastasio kicks off his 2010 by touring the U.S. this February with backing band Classic Tab. Anastasio and Classic Tab's 16 date trek begins with a benefit show on Feb. 8 at Charlottesville, VA's…

  8. Randy Jackson Talks 'Idol' As Season Nine Nears

    January 06, 2010 11:26 AM EST With a new judge (Ellen DeGeneres) on the panel, Randy Jackson predicts that "American Idol's" ninth season will be "interesting" as well as "a very, very cool, nice year...an exciting, different time." "Hopefully we can find a girl who can take the…

  9. Singer Vic Chesnutt Dead At 45

    December 25, 2009 10:30 PM EST Vic Chesnutt , a singer-songwriter from Athens, Ga. known for his painful and poignant songs, died on Friday (Dec. 25) after an apparent suicide attempt. He was 45. "In the few short years that we knew him personally, Vic transformed our sense of what true character, grace and…

  10. Jay Sean Leads Packed Hot 100 Top Five

    October 08, 2009 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Jay Sean has halted the Black Eyed Peas ' record reign atop the Billboard Hot 100. Sean's debut single "Down," featuring Lil Wayne , crowns the list with a 2-1 jump. Video: Jay Sean performs "Down" at the Billboard.com studios. Video: Jay…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion and October postseason glory beckons, the…

  12. 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…

  13. Drew Barrymore Whips Up Soundtrack For Directorial Debut

    September 11, 2009 10:59 AM EDT Drew Barrymore is as excited about putting together the music and executive producing the soundtrack for her new film, "Whip It," as she is about making her directoral debut. "What was so exciting was to finally get to make a film that I could make an ultimate mixtape for and…

  14. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kiss, Beyonce, David Gray

    September 02, 2009 12:57 PM EDT KISS AND SAY HELLO: Kiss ends a 10-year absence from Billboard's rock airplay charts, as "Modern Day Delilah" debuts at No. 26 on the Heritage Rock survey (viewable every other week in the print issue of Billboard magazine). Not a bad birthday present for the legendary group&…

  15. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  17. Black Eyed Peas Hold Top Spot On Hot 100

    August 27, 2009 11:32 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas sit at No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 yet again are with "I Gotta Feeling," extending the group's unprecedent run at the top of the chart to 21 weeks. Elsewhere on the chart, "Down," by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne , rises 7-3 thanks to a radio…

  18. John Lennon Biopic To Premiere At London Film Fest

    August 04, 2009 12:47 PM EDT Sam Taylor-Wood's "Nowhere Boy" will signal the end of this year's Times BFI London Film Festival, organizers said Monday. Taylor-Wood's debut feature, which centers on the early life and times of John Lennon , has been chosen to close the festival that runs Oct. 14…

  19. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). Fast-forwarding to the present, only one…

  20. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 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. AIN'T…

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