1. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  2. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  3. Here's Foo Fighters' Austin, TX, Song 'What Did I Do?/God As My Witness' With Gary Clark Jr.

    November 07, 2014 11:09 AM EST It's Friday, and that means a new Foo Fighters song is upon us. Ahead of the Austin-themed episode of their HBO docu-series Sonic Highways we have "What Did I Do?/God As My Witness," an epic throwback rocker featuring Austin MVP Gary Clark, Jr. Recorded in the music (and…

  4. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Begins 12-Week Hot 100 Reign

    November 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 2002, the rap god began his longest chart rule. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mary J. Blige, Roxette and the Beach Boys. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Nov. 3, 2001 Nine years after her…

  5. What Is Bad? A Worst Songs Countdown Goes Beyond Good and Evil

    October 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT What do “Who Let The Dogs Out” and “Stairway To Heaven” have in common? Both make a prominent appearance among the 88 worst songs of all time, as voted by listeners of triple-A WXPN Philadelphia . WXPN unveiled the listing last Saturday, Oct. 25, as the kicker to its countdown of its top…

  6. 'All About That Bass' Songwriter Inks Deal With Sony/ATV Music

    October 23, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Grammy-nominated songwriter  Kevin Kadish , who co-wrote and produced Meghan Trainor 's "All About That Bass," has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced on Thursday. The long-term pact includes "Bass,"…

  7. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Music Signs Admin Deal With PRMD Publishing (Exclusive), Warner Chappell Music Teams With Mike Dean

    October 16, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Imagem Music has just signed a global administration deal with PRMD Publishing , the company formed by EDM impressario Ash Pournouri . As part of the deal, Imagem will now represent the publishing catalog of Cazzette , and any future signings made by PRMD (pronounced "pyramid").…

  8. 'South Park': 15 Most Memorable Music Moments

    October 14, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Lorde is the latest musical celebrity to make an “appearance” on South Park and both Billboard and the singer herself happen to think Trey Parker and Matt Stone nailed it. Mocking the Lorde birth certificate truthers with Stan’s dad moonlighting as a middle-aged, male version of the…

  9. Fans Mistake Meat Loaf for 'American Idol' Winner, Congratulate on Facebook

    May 23, 2014 5:11 PM EDT "You guys are funny," wrote the the singer on his Facebook page. All throughout season 13, Caleb Johnson drew comparisons to his rock doppelganger Marvin Lee Aday, otherwise known as Meat Loaf. Shortly after his American Idol win , there were plenty of kudos to Meat Loaf on his…

  10. Bret McKenzie Talks Muppets, Ricky Gervais, 'Flight of the Conchords' Film

    April 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT The former "Flight of the Conchords" star has been busy writing music for "Muppets Most Wanted" since winning an Oscar composing for its 2011 predecessor The Muppets are currently back in theaters with "Muppets Most Wanted," a sequel to the 2011 blockbuster that…

  11. A 'Heaven'-ly Return on the Billboard 200 Chart

    August 09, 2013 8:39 PM EDT Five Finger Death Punch's new album is the highest-charting effort in decades with "Heaven" in the title. "Heaven" is high atop the pop albums chart for the first time since 1960. The word heaven, that is. This week, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  13. Good Rats Singer Peppi Marchello Dies

    July 11, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Long Island rock legend Peppi Marchello, who for decades fronted The Good Rats, lovingly dubbed "the world's most famous unknown band," died on Wednesday of an apparent cardiac arrest. He was 68. The news of his death was first announced on the band's Facebook page ,…

  14. Meat Loaf Misses Another Date on European Farewell Trek

    April 16, 2013 8:13 AM EDT Meat Loaf has pulled out of another date on his “farewell” tour of Britain due to ill health. The artist has now canceled or postponed two of his eight concerts booked for the U.K. The latest show-stopper happened Sunday night in Nottingham, and was confirmed just hours before he was due…

  15. Justin Timberlake’s '20/20' Extends U.K. Chart Reign

    April 08, 2013 7:50 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 on the singles chart with “Need U (100%)” …

  16. Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of N.Y.'s The Bottom Line, Dies at 70

    March 03, 2013 8:25 PM EST Stanley Snadowsky, a co-founder and the co-operator of The Bottom Line nightclub in New York's Greenwich Village during its eclectic three-decade run, died Feb. 25 of diabetic complications in Las Vegas. He was 70. The well-respected attorney, who also was one of the first managers…

  17. Super Bowl Ads: PSY, Flaming Lips & Usher Star in Awesome Commercials

    February 03, 2013 11:50 PM EST Music was all over this year's Super Bowl, from Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys' musical salutes to America to Beyonce's epic, kaleidoscopic halftime show-slash-Destiny's Child reunion. But many of the night's most memorable moments were from the commercials, where…

  18. Beyonce Rocks Fierce Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 03, 2013 9:30 PM EST Destiny's Child reunites; Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson handle pre-game; Music takes center stage during Super Bowl Week in New Orleans A fierce and clearly possessed Beyonce emerged from a cloud of smoke and lingering suspicion about her live-singing capabilities on Sunday,…

  19. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  20. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

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