1. 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…

  2. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    February 11, 2010 9:52 AM EST These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart. "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing…

  3. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Marx felt the song was so personal that he…

  4. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  5. March 16, 2009

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Daniel MacMaster, former lead singer of Bonham, dies of pneumonia at a hospital in Ontario, Canada at the age of 39. 2008 – Former ABBA drummer Ola Brunkert, 62, is found dead with cuts to his neck in the garden of his house on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Police say his death was…

  6. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. My parents had 78 rpm records in the house…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter. I also wrote to you on the 20th…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Kimberley Locke, Christine Perfect, Leona Lewis and more! THE PERFECT E-MAIL Hi Fred. Last week, Mike Burk inquired about female artists who had success under both their maiden and married names. Christine Perfect had success in Great Britain as singer and…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  15. The Puppini Sisters / Oct. 3, 2007 / London (Shepherd's Bush Empire)

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If the Puppini Sisters were going "forward to the '40s" when they emerged last year, they're now nestling nicely in the noughties. During this London show, the girls were presented with gold discs to If the Puppini Sisters were going "forward to the '40s"…

  16. Billboard Bits: Rhapsody America, POP Montreal, Soulsavers

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks, RealNetworks and Verizon Wireless have joined forces to create a new, integrated digital music service, which will replace the service each company currently offers. MTV Networks, RealNetworks and Verizon Wireless have joined forces to create a new, integrated digital music…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

  18. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the…

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