1. Mary Chapin Carpenter Announces New Album, Premieres 'Map Of My Heart' Track: Exclusive

    February 25, 2016 2:50 PM EST Mary Chapin Carpenter has announced that she will be releasing a new album, The Things That We Are Made Of, on May 6. The project teams the respected artist with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb, noted for his work with Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell . “He’s just such a terrific person as…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 15 Years Ago, Destiny's Child's 'Women' Led the Hot 100

    November 16, 2015 8:05 AM EST In 2000, the group began its longest reign. Plus, remembering chart feats by Ginuwine, Madonna & the Partridge Family. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Nov. 16, 1996 Ginuwine trotted to the top of Hot R&B/Hip…

  3. Lucinda Williams 'Locks' Up First Rock Digital Songs Appearance

    November 05, 2015 12:15 PM EST The singer/songwriter’s 'Changed the Locks' opens the door to a sales chart for the first time in her lengthy career. For the first time in her nearly 40-year career, folk-rocker Lucinda Williams makes an appearance on a Billboard song sales chart, as "Changed the Locks"…

  4. Ask Billboard: Will 'Uptown Funk!' Be the Hot 100's No. 1 Song of 2015?

    March 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST With an array of honors - including global - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash, has the race for the year's top hit already been won? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  5. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  6. Mary Chapin Carpenter Gives Old Songs a New Setting on 'Movie' Album

    January 13, 2014 5:10 PM EST The music business has changed a lot since Mary Chapin Carpenter released her debut album, "Hometown Girl," back in 1987. She tells Billboard that some of the changes have definitely been for the better. "I was just speaking with someone, and we were talking about what I would…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Rockabilly singer Malcolm Yelvington dies of heart failure in Memphis at the age of 82. Yelvington recorded for Sam Phillips' Sun Records in the early '50s; his label debut, "Drinkin' Wi 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song…

  15. Ask Billboard

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pepper and Air. 'BETWEEN HERE' AND RUSSIA Hello Keith, Thanks a lot for your answers, they are always so informative and interesting. I live outside the United States and have just discovered the artist…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 2001 - English vocalist Ronnie Hilton, who scored 18 U…