1. John Legend Talks Kanye-Produced 'Love In The Future' LP, New Chevy Impala Campaign

    June 21, 2013 11:50 AM EDT 'I wanted to make a really great modern soul album,' the singer says. Over the past 18 months alone, Chevrolet has featured new music from fun., Theophilus London, Frank Sinatra, Patty Griffin and Ok Go in its national TV commercials — sometimes even featuring the artists on…

  2. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  3. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Lead Busy Night for 'American Idol' at Grammys

    February 11, 2013 9:35 AM EST It was a big night for American Idol champions, as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks all nabbed awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. Clarkson won Best Pop album for her fifth studio full-length record, Stronger. Clarkson bested nominees Maroon 5, Pink,…

  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. The Beat 1/4: Charts, Patti Page's Passing, Common's Plans

    January 04, 2013 6:40 PM EST Welcome to the Friday, January 4 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has details on the…

  6. Patti Page Ruled the Charts With 'Tennessee Waltz,' 'Doggie in the Window' & Dozens More

    January 02, 2013 4:30 PM EST Patti Page was a force on Billboard's charts from the late 1940s all the way through the early 1980s. Her most prosperous period -- in terms of hits -- came in the 1950s, where she charted top 10 pop hits in nearly every year that decade. Patti Page, Pop and Country Icon, Dead at 85 The…

  7. Patti Page, Country Music Icon, Dead at 85

    January 02, 2013 3:15 PM EST Patti Page, the "Singing Rage" who stumbled across "Tennessee Waltz" and made it one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi Hageman. Page was the top-selling female…

  8. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

  9. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  10. Grand Ole Opry's Billy Grammer Dies at 85

    August 12, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Billy Grammer , whose 1958 hit "Gotta Travel On" hit the top of the charts and led to a long career on the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 85. Grammer died Wednesday morning in his home state of Illinois of natural causes, according to a statement from Grand Ole Opry spokeswoman…

  11. Ask Billboard: Country, Where The Girls Aren't

    July 29, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  12. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. ADULT …

  13. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:55 AM EDT The Black Keys , Deadmau5 , Cee Lo Green , TV on the Radio , Patti Smith , Empire of the Sun , and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the main…

  14. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition, Continued

    May 13, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  15. John Lennon Cover Song Contest Winners

    October 08, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Few people can truly be called music icons, but the late John Lennon is more than that: he's the quintessential rock legend. What better way to honor one of the world's greatest musicians than to show how his music lives on? As part of our celebration of his 70th birthday on Oct. 9,…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a lead artist, following his turn as a…

  17. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've visited the Alamo in San Antonio-collecting…

  18. Ask Billboard: Decade-Defining Artists & Songs

    July 30, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Whether you're beach-going with California gurls (or ridin' solo), vacation-bound on airplanes or feeling just generally dynamite (perhaps because you're pretty good at drinkin' beer), enjoy this week's mailbag. "Ask Billboard" is updated every Friday. As…

  19. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  20. Justin Bieber - The Billboard Cover Story

    March 19, 2010 10:00 AM EDT "He causes riots everywhere he goes, and my Mom loves him almost as much as I do!" sputters a blonde girl in a bubble-gum pink sweater, flanked by two other breathless tweens. You'd have to be on a serious pop-culture fast not to know which star they're kvelling over, but…

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