1. Top 10 Super Bowl National Anthem Performances

    February 05, 2016 2:00 PM EST Since the Super Bowl stands at the pinnacle of American sports, it's no surprise that the nation’s most-high profile competition also boasts an iconic annual music tradition -- the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for an audience in the hundreds of millions. Since its first…

  2. Ciara on the Songs That Define Her Life and Career

    November 20, 2015 5:42 PM EST The star opens up with Sade, chills out to Three 6 Mafia and gets inspired by MJ "Music that comes from the heart -- that's the music that moves me," says Ciara . And the Atlanta-based R&B singer, 30, has certainly been on the move recently, launching a tour on Nov. 27…

  3. 'Sex' Sells: The Success of Sex & Love Songs on the Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2015 8:38 AM EDT The recurring themes of "sex" and "love" in music have been put under a microscope in a new study by Superdrug Online Doctor that weighs the success those words in music against each other over the past half century.  The survey looks at every song on the Billboard Hot 100…

  4. Luther Vandross Tribute: 'The Power of Love Experience' Will Tour in 2016

    July 01, 2015 3:31 PM EDT Partnership between the Vandross estate, Hidden Beach Experiences & longtime collaborator Marcus Miller will take musical narrative to 15 major markets. The Luther Vandross estate is partnering with Hidden Beach Experiences and Marcus Miller to present The Power of Love Experience -- A…

  5. Blood Orange & Yoko Ono Bring In the Sunrise at MOMA: Live Review

    June 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT In the internet era, music is less grounded in specific experiences: you can download or stream whatever, whenever, wherever. Partly as a response to that, there's been an increase in live music events with the intention to create a unique set of circumstances. The recent boom in music…

  6. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Milli Vanilli's 'Miss' Hits Top of Hot 100

    September 22, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1989, the duo scored its second of three No. 1s. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Luther Vandross and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Sept. 22, 2007 Alicia Keys ' "…

  7. Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 03, 2014 12:46 PM EDT On this date 25 years ago, June 2, 1990, Mariah Carey began her incomparable Billboard chart career. "Retro-flavored pop/R&B ballad has all the elements necessary to propel newcomer to diva status: infectious melodies, lush instrumentation and a vocal performance brimming with…

  8. Marc Anthony Latin Conf. Q&A: On Salsa, Stage Fright & Motown (Video)

    April 24, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Marc Anthony was halfway through a Q&A session during Wednesday’s session of the 25th Billboard Latin Music Conference (April 23) when a fire alarm alerted hundreds of music executives, aspiring musicians, and photographers gathered inside a 19th floor ballroom of the JW Marquis Marriot…

  9. Bassist Marcus Miller Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

    November 25, 2012 6:00 PM EST Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into a bend on the A2 highway in central…

  10. Major Harris of the Delfonics Dead at 65

    November 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Major Harris, a former member of the "Philadelphia sound" group the Delfonics who had his own 1975 hit "Love Won't Let Me Wait," died Friday from congestive heart and lung failure. He was 65. The Richmond native grew up in a musical family. His father was a guitarist…

  11. Tamia Returns After Six-Year Hiatus With 'Beautiful Surprise'

    September 22, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Six years have elapsed since Tamia's last album, but the singer/songwriter is picking up right where she left off. The R&B artist's fifth album, "Beautiful Surprise," debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart following its Aug. 28 release.…

  12. Chart Juice: Elle Varner Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Elle Varner bows at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut "Perfectly Imperfect," selling 33,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is home to three charting singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . "Only Wanna Give It To You," Varner's breakthrough song …

  13. Richard Marx Celebrates 25 Years on Billboard Charts

    May 23, 2012 9:05 AM EDT The pop singer/songwriter first reached a Billboard survey 25 years ago today "When I look back, I see a guy - with a mullet - who was so self-conscious physically. I had no performing experience when I made my first record." At a recent visit to Billboard's New York studios,…

  14. Chart Juice: R. Kelly Feels the 'Love' at No. 1 on Adult R&B

    May 03, 2012 5:20 PM EDT R. Kelly nabs another No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R&B airplay chart (viewable at billboard.biz), as "Share My Love" swims to the top spot. "Share My Love" becomes Kelly's first No. 1 on the list since the title track to his album "Love Letter" spent…

  15. Chart Juice: Fat Joe Returns to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    April 13, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Fat Joe nabs his fourth career top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Another Round," featuring Chris Brown , rises to No. 8 from No. 11. The song becomes the Bronx Bomber's first top 10 since "Make It Rain" made a splash (No. 6 peak) in 2007.…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Sanchez Soars in (Lackluster) 400th Episode

    March 08, 2012 9:00 AM EST Gee, for the 400th episode of "American Idol," that was... sort of lackluster, eh? The singing competition celebrated the milestone with the Top 13 taking the stage to perform the tunes of two singing icons. To the credit of "Idol," the producers tried to up the drama to…

  17. Aretha Franklin Honors Whitney Houston at Radio City Concert

    February 20, 2012 10:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin was thankful to be alive and was thinking about lost friends, among them Whitney Houston . Hours after she canceled an appearance at Houston's funeral because of spasms in her legs, the "Queen of Soul" (the "undisputed" Queen, the capacity audience was…

  18. 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,…

  19. 'Idol' Finalist Jacob Lusk: Jimmy Iovine's Negative Feedback 'Definitely Hurts'

    May 06, 2011 3:01 PM EDT That "Lusky Stank" could no longer save him from elimination . On last night's (May 5) "American Idol," Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the top five following his ill-received performance of Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown's "No Air," which strayed from…

  20. Jacob Lusk Voted Off 'American Idol,' J.Lo & Lady Antebellum Perform

    May 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT On tonight's (May 5) "American Idol," gospel and R&B singer Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the competition, which is now down to its top four contestants. Lusk was eliminated following his performances of Nazareth's "Love Hurts" and Jordin Sparks and Chris…

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