1. Madonna to Lionel Richie: No.1 Songs From 1985

    June 02, 2017 2:33 PM EDT We'll breakdown 1985 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 The '80s phase of the…

  2. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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 [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  3. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1985

    August 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT BACK IN TIME: After first appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of Feb. 6, 1982, when "Do You Believe in Love" bowed at No. 77 on its way to a No. 7 peak, Huey Lewis & the News celebrated their first No. 1 this week in 1985, when "The Power of Love" rose 2-1. The…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2006 - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2005 - Dave Matthews Band's "Dreamgirl" video…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  7. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2006 - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2005 - Dave Matthews Band's "Dreamgirl" video…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Nelly Furtado, Oscar-nominated songs, Corbin Bleu and more! AROUND THE WORLD WITH NELLY Dear Fred, At the beginning of the 1980s, the United States, Great Britain and Germany had the biggest singles sales in the world. I don't know if that's still…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its…

  12. Benson, Jarreau Draft Stars For 'Givin' It Up'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Due Oct. 24 via…

  13. Aiken Covers Elton, Adams, Celine On New Album

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The Beastie Boys begin touring in support of their fifth release, "Hello Nasty," at Seattle's Key Arena. It is their first headlining tour since 1995's "Quadrophonic Joystick" tour.<br c 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Dave Matthews Bandís ìDreamgirlî video premieres…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>As in previous years, Hong Kong and Taiwan acts dominate the sixth annual Channel V Music Awards, held in Beijing. Hong Kong's Andy Lau is named most well-received singer, while Faye Won 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart fans, 'bullets,' his love of Swedish music and a lot more with readers this week. IRAQ (SO FAR AWAY) Was there a watershed moment when the Billboard charts became a fan tool as well as an industry tool? I often read you patiently explain that the charts exist…

  18. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Eagle-Eye Cherry, son of jazz artist Don Cherry and brother of singer Neneh Cherry, releases his debut set "Desireless."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Musician and manager Chas (Bryan) Chandler dies at the age of 57.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation…

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