1. 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,…

  2. Randy Travis Talks Don Henley Collab, Marvels at Carrie Underwood's Voice

    May 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Country Legend Pairs With Eagles Icon for New Single, 'More Life' Randy Travis is continuing to celebrate 25 years on the charts with the release of a new single that pairs him with a very familiar voice -- Eagles legend Don Henley. The new release, "More Life," is taken…

  3. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. Roman Cho Probably best known as Brian Wilson…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, the song ties with two others for the highest…

  5. Let's Do the Twist: Chubby Checker Remembers Dick Clark

    April 20, 2012 1:15 PM EDT How Clark and 'American Bandstand' helped create the Billboard Hot 100's all-time top song "We danced to the music that Dick Clark played," says Chubby Checker. "The king of the disc jockeys has died and, because of him, we will never be the same." In 2008,…

  6. Levon Helm of The Band Is Dead at 71

    April 19, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Levon Helm, a passionate musician, actor and the last surviving lead singer of The Band, whose Southern tenor was heard on the group's classic songs "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday afternoon after a long battle with…

  7. Soundgarden's 'Avengers' Single Offered as Free Download

    April 17, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Soundgarden 's first new song in 15 years, "Live to Rise," will be available as a free download on iTunes beginning April 17 as part of the promotion of Disney's film "Marvel's The Avengers." The iTunes promotion, which runs through April 24, includes an…

  8. Another Emerson, Lake & Palmer Reunion? Greg Lake Says Probably Not

    April 11, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 'Working with the band was a little difficult,' Lake says of 2010 reunion Prog rock fans are still buzzing about Emerson, Lake & Palmer 's reunion for the 2010 High Voltage Festival, the trio's first show together since 1998. But even with a new catalog reissue deal…

  9. Damon Albarn Preps 'Dr. Dee' Opera Recording

    March 27, 2012 9:22 PM EDT Damon Albarn seems determined to be rock's busiest man. In between Blur reunion appearances, launching new group Rocket Juice and the Moon, and recording a Converse track with Andre 3000 and James Murphy, the musician found time to finish recording a new opera. The soundtrack to "Dr…

  10. Soundgarden Record First Song in 15 Years for 'Avengers' Soundtrack

    March 27, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The May 1 album's full tracklisting also features Buckcherry, Bush, Rise Against and more alt-rock Grunge icons Soundgarden will release their first new song in 15 years for the soundtrack to Marvel's upcoming "Avengers" film. The group's last album was released in…

  11. TMI at SXSW w/ Miguel, Foxy Shazam: Watch Again

    March 16, 2012 8:20 PM EDT TMI was live from Austin, TX 3/15. Rewatch all the action with Miguel and Foxy Shazam here. Greetings from Austin, Texas, TMI fans. On March 15, host Downtown Julie Brown brought you TMI live from South By Southwest. Stay tuned to this page: we'll be posting the archived video here very…

  12. Katy Perry's' 'Part of Me' Hits iTunes, Radio Monday

    February 11, 2012 7:55 PM EST Capitol Records has confirmed to Billboard that it will release "Part of Me" Monday (Feb. 13) as the first single from Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection" album. The label is releasing the song digitally in the iTunes Store and will go for airplay…

  13. Mitch Ryder Preps R&B-Flavored New Album, 'The Promise'

    January 09, 2012 4:55 PM EST The world still rocks to his mid-60s hits such as "Jenny Take a Ride," "Devil With a Blue Dress On," "Sock It To Me, Baby" and "Little Latin Lupe Lu," but Mitch Ryder has a full plate of new music -- and more -- coming this year. On Feb. 13 the veteran…

  14. Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Attracts Family, Fans Like Jewel & Dierks Bentley

    January 05, 2012 4:45 PM EST Shooter Jennings on Dad's Legacy: 'He Doesn't Need Any Help From Me at Keeping It Alive' Friends and family of the late Waylon Jennings recently came together at the Nashville studios of Sirius/XM for a special taping to promote the Jan. 24 Feb. 7 release of "Waylon:…

  15. 'Blanket on the Ground' Singer Billie Jo Spears Dies

    December 15, 2011 9:10 AM EST Billie Jo Spears , the husky-voiced singer who became one of the most respected female artists of the 1960s and 1970s in country music, died of cancer Wednesday (Dec. 14) at her home in Texas. The age of the singer, who is best known for her 1975 hit "Blanket on the Ground," has…

  16. Shakira Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 10, 2011 1:25 PM EST Colombian superstar Shakira was feted Wednesday night by a wide of array of performers, including her father, at what may have been the best-attended Person of the Year event in the 12 years since the Latin Grammys kicked off. Shakira, decked in a long, Grecian-themed blue dress, arrived at…

  17. Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success

    October 21, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Anthony "Romeo" Santos was born in the Bronx in 1981. His mom: Puerto Rican. His dad: Dominican. This month, it was announced that Santos will be starring in an upcoming multi-camera ABC comedy series. He will portray the son of Dominicans living in New York's Washington…

  18. Britney Spears, Nearing 30, Looks to the Future

    September 22, 2011 2:35 PM EDT The singer who created a sensation when she hit the music world in pigtails and knee socks is turning 30 - and Britney Spears says she's looking forward to it. The U.S. pop star will be on the South American leg of her "Femme Fatale" world tour as she celebrates the landmark…

  19. Britney Spears' Sustained Success 'Go'-es On At Pop Radio

    September 12, 2011 5:35 PM EDT In a format known for its rapid-fire artist turnover and constant search for the next sonic fad, Britney Spears ' sustained success at pop radio has reached new heights. Spears claims the mark for the longest span of No. 1s on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, as "I Wanna Go"…

  20. Fashion's Night Out: Justin Bieber, Estelle, Vanessa Hudgens Hit Up NYC

    September 09, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The third annual global shopping craze, also known as Fashion's Night Out, commenced Thursday night (Sept. 8) as designers and musicians converged to show their love of music and fashion. One-thousand retailers in New York City participated in the enormous fashion party. Everyone from…

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