1. Chart Highlights: P!nk's 'Reason' Powers To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    May 06, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Plus, new No. 1s for Alexis Jordan and Florida Georgia Line. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every…

  2. Fatboy Slim: 'I Might Just Ride The EDM Thing Out'

    March 24, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The hit-making DJ/producer will not be recording new music any time soon. Before taking to the stage for what many immediately proclaimed one of Ultra's best sets thus far (including our own Code staff), Fatboy Slim told Billboard that despite his career's worth of hits from the &…

  3. Bebo Valdés, Cuban Music Giant, Dies at 94

    March 22, 2013 8:06 PM EDT The pioneering musician was a founder of Latin jazz. Bebo Valdés was a big man whose music revealed a huge heart. The gentle giant of Cuban music, who died Friday (March 22) at age 94, was one of the founders of Latin jazz, and a pioneer in bringing Afro-Cuban sacred rhythms to popular…

  4. 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…

  5. Bellamy Brothers Return to Gospel Music on New Album

    September 20, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Back in 2007, the Bellamy Brothers released "Jesus Is Coming," their very first Gospel disc. The set received enough attention from critics and fans that the veteran duo decided to release a follow-up, "Pray For Me." David Bellamy told Billboard that making the first album…

  6. 'Sparkle' Has $12 Million Opening Weekend

    August 19, 2012 8:35 PM EDT "Sparkle," Whitney Houston 's final movie, grossed $12 million at the box office, according to estimates provided by the film's distributor TriStar/Sony. The tally was on the low end of expectations. 'Sparkle' Features Video: Jordin Sparks on Working With Whitney…

  7. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Wide Awake" Katy Perry…

  8. 'The Voice' Recap: CeeLo Has Tough Choice to Make as Elite Eight Perform

    May 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Singers Size Themselves Up After the Show in Interviews With Billboard For the first time this season on "The Voice," eight singers began the night and eight of them remained once it was finished and the coaches had turned in their scores to the vote tallying crew. Tonight, each…

  9. Chili Pepper Bowling + GnR Buzz at Rock Hall Pre-Parties

    April 14, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The biggest bash, size-wise, was a gala at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, where hundreds gathered to eat, check out shrine…

  10. Calvin Harris Is Done Singing Lead, Despite Solo Hits

    April 13, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Meet the Man Behind Rihanna's Smash Single, 'We Found Love' Calvin Harris may never sing lead again. "It's a shame, in a way," the Scottish-born producer/singer/songwriter says, calling in after DJ'ing to a jam-packed crowd at Chile's Lollapalooza as…

  11. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    March 25, 2012 3:40 PM EDT The grounds at Bayfront Park were crowded and hard to navigate, and when night fell, it seemed like an impossible task to get from one stage to another. Ravers climbed trees to get better vantage points (no one stopped them), while others laid down in the human traffic when continuing to walk…

  12. Andrew Bird Turns Low-Pressure Barn Recording Into New Album 'Break It Yourself'

    March 06, 2012 2:30 PM EST For his entire career, Andrew Bird has been an enigma -- a round piece unable to fit into any square genre, his music a gentle swirl of folk, pop and even classical, all of it sounding unlike most everything else. Andrew Bird or Birdman? The Lyrics Quiz And that's why he's succeeded…

  13. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  14. Lana Del Rey's Boy Toy in 'Born to Die' -- Meet Bradley Soileau

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST Who's that guy? If you're a regular watcher of pop music videos of late there's a chance you've asked that a few times, whether while oggling Rihanna's "We Found Love" (Dudley O'Shaughnessy) or Lady Gaga's "Judas" (Norman Reedus). The…

  15. Adele Reaches Milestone in 'X-Factor'-Heavy U.K. Chart Week

    December 05, 2011 9:30 AM EST Singer Overtakes Amy Winehouse to Have Century's Top-Selling Album The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" and the charity release by the show's 2011…

  16. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs, Reader Responses

    November 26, 2011 11:15 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. UNCOVERING…

  17. A Satisfying Night as Keith Richards' 'Life' Wins Book Prize

    November 09, 2011 9:30 AM EST On a night he was honored for his way with words, Keith Richards was clearly winging it. "This is one for the books, if you get my drift - you hacks," the 67-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist joked Tuesday as he accepted the Mailer Prize for Distinguished Biography, a prize earned…

  18. U2, Adele, Coldplay Top UK's Q Award Winners

    October 24, 2011 9:23 PM EDT LONDON -- Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about - winning Q Magazine's Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain's best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quartet was among the music notables at the ceremony.…

  19. No More 'Red Red Wine': UB40 Declares Bankruptcy

    October 17, 2011 9:08 PM EDT Reggae chart toppers UB40 have declared bankruptcy. As reported by the Daily Mai l, saxophonist Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence "Astro" Wilson, and percussionist Norman Hassan were all "declared insolvent." A Birmingham County Court judge has given…

  20. Peter Frampton Talks Anniversary Tour, William Shatner Collaboration

    May 29, 2011 11:29 AM EDT P eter Frampton says "Frampton Comes Alive," which turns 35 this year, "seems like a long time ago" in his life for a variety of reasons. "I get these 12-year-old, up-and-coming guitar players on Facebook or at the shows who want to get some pointers," Frampton…

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