1. Janet Jackson To Release 'Number Ones' Album, Book

    October 14, 2009 5:25 PM EDT A new Janet Jackson greatest hits album titled "Number Ones" is due out Nov. 17 in the U.S. on A&M/UMe. Outside of America, it will be titled "Janet Jackson: The Best," and street on Nov. 23. The 34 track collection includes 33 of Jackson's hits plus one new track…

  2. Q&A With Richard Marx: Bill Should've Known Better

    October 13, 2009 3:48 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, 80s and 90s superstar Richard Marx stops by our offices for a Q&A with Bill Werde about his new album "Emotional Remains" and his success writing hits for artists like Luther Vandross and Keith Urban . But…

  3. 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…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Jay-Z, The Beatles, "Glee"

    September 17, 2009 1:30 PM EDT RUN THIS CHART: With the 400th debut ever at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Jay-Z notches his 11th chart-topping album with "The Blueprint 3." With his grand entrance, Jay-Z passes Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in the 53-year history of the Billboard 200.…

  5. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Marx felt the song was so personal that he…

  6. Chart Beat: Elton John, David Cook, Maxwell

    June 24, 2009 3:35 PM EDT ELTON'S ELLIOT 'ELECTRICITY' : Considering the thunderous applause that "Billy Elliot: The Musical" is eliciting on Broadway, it's fitting that the production's signature song, "Electricity," extends a prominent record on the Adult Contemporary…

  7. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 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. '…

  8. April 20, 2009

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 – Singer Alan Dale dies at the age of 75 in New York City. 2001 – Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies of a heart attack while leading a performance of Verdi’s “Aida” in Berlin. He is 54. 2001 – Wu-Tang Clan…

  9. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  10. Chart Beat: U2, Rick Ross, Miley Cyrus

    March 12, 2009 3:30 PM EDT AND THE BEAT GOES ON: After the renowned Fred Bronson's 16-year run at the helm, and fellow music expert Paul Grein's 12-year stewardship before Fred, Chart Beat will continue to be a landmark feature on billboard.com. Please look for updates each week, reported by members of…

  11. Lily Allen Asserts Control Over U.K. Charts

    February 16, 2009 2:35 PM EST Lily Allen added No. 1 stripes on the U.K. album chart to her continuing reign on the singles survey. The Regal/Parlophone/EMI artist's sophomore album "It's Not Me, It's You" debuted at the top, as "The Fear" started a third week at the singles summit. The…

  12. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Collective Soul, Keith Jarrett

    December 11, 2008 2:50 PM EST Eighteen of Mariah Carey's best-known ballads have been compiled for an album appropriately titled "The Ballads." Due Jan. 20 via Columbia/Legacy, the project features such hits as "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Vision of Love," "Always Be My Baby…

  13. Ruthless Records

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Whitney Houston, Madonna and Michael Jackson rule the No. 1 hit parade on the pop charts, along with rockers U2, Bon Jovi and Bob Seger. In control…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. The four members of parliament make history with the rele 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and…

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Chikezie

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this seventh season. With his faith in check, and a love of the Beatles and bluegrass, this young singer discusses At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho worl 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications…

  19. Catching Up With Past "American Idol" Finalists

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "American Idol" contestants assembled to guest star on "American Idol Extra," the Fox Reality Channel series that airs Thursdays. Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "…

  20. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008," an update of a song…

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