1. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts," debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2005.…

  2. Chart Beat Wednesday: Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Reba McEntire

    November 03, 2009 7:08 PM EST BOYZ IN A FAMILIAR 'HOOD: Old is new again this week. Boyz II Men bow at No. 34 on Adult R&B (viewable at billboard.biz ) and No. 99 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "I Can't Make You Love Me." The song had last appeared on a Billboard chart in 1994 when Nancy Wilson'…

  3. Chart Beat Wednesday: Jay Sean, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood

    October 07, 2009 4:55 PM EDT 'DOWN' IS UP: What goes up must come down. In this case, it's because of "Down." After a record 26-week reign with "I Gotta Feeling" (the last 14 weeks) and "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks directly prior), the Black Eyed Peas cede the Billboard Hot 100…

  4. Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift To Perform At CMA Awards

    October 06, 2009 11:49 AM EDT The 43rd annual Country Music Association awards will offer fans one of the last chances to see Brooks & Dunn before they split next year . The popular duo joins a star-studded lineup, including all five entertainer of the year nominees, scheduled to perform during the Nov. 11 ceremony.…

  5. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1983

    September 29, 2009 4:37 PM EDT 'TOTAL ECLIPSE' OF THE CHART: This week in 1983, Bonnie Tyler ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Total Eclipse of the Heart." The song's all-star cast included E Street Band members Roy Bittan on keyboards and Max Weinberg on drums, as well as Rick…

  6. Chart Beat Wednesday: Hall & Oates Come On Over To The Country

    September 23, 2009 6:58 PM EDT 'SMILE,' YOU'RE ON COUNTRY SONGS: Jimmy Wayne nets the Hot Shot Debut on Country Songs with "Sara Smile," featuring the classic song's original performers, Daryl Hall & John Oates . The latter two artists, who make their first visit to Country Songs, took the…

  7. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to co-host the Nov. 11 ceremony with Carrie…

  8. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley Crashes Party On Billboard 200

    September 02, 2009 10:52 AM EDT As predicted, Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" breaks on through to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The "Bubbly" singer/songwriter's sophomore album sold 106,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving Caillat her first topper. Caillat&…

  9. Ask Billboard: Battle of the Divas, Round 3

    August 28, 2009 4:30 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. DIVA DOMINANCE, ROUND 3 Hi Gary, I have found your recent analysis of album…

  10. Chesney, Swift, Sugarland To Appear On ABC Special

    August 28, 2009 10:49 AM EDT Highlights of this summer's CMA Music Festival will air Monday on ABC, with performances by Kenny Chesney , Brad Paisley , Taylor Swift , Sugarland , Reba McEntire , Kid Rock and many more. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will air 8-11 p.m. EDT. This is the…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  12. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 11:11 AM EDT It's all about country music on top of the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, as Reba McEntire scores her second topper on the chart. McEntire's "Keep On Loving You" enters at No. 1 with 96,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- her second visit to the…

  13. Video Q&A: Reba McEntire "Keeps On"

    August 17, 2009 3:26 PM EDT For 25 of the more than 30 years that Reba McEntire has been in the music business, she recorded for MCA Nashville. Now the veteran Country hitmaker has a few new moves up her sleeves -- not only is she back with "Keep On Lovin' You," her first major solo studio album in six…

  14. Brooks & Dunn To Split In 2010

    August 11, 2009 10:19 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn are done. Best-selling country duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn posted a message on their Web site Monday saying they agreed to "call it a day" after 20 years of making music together. "This ride has been everything and more than we could ever have dreamed ...…

  15. Ask Billboard: Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Pink

    June 19, 2009 2:55 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. WHERE THE BOYS ARE Hi Gary, This question is not about an artist currently…

  16. Alan Jackson Celebrates 20 Years With Free Show

    June 09, 2009 2:39 PM EDT You'd think Alan Jackson might want to celebrate two decades in the music business by taking a day off. Instead, the laid-back singer will mark the occasion by performing a free concert. "It's just something we wanted to do," Jackson said recently. "We've got…

  17. Coachella Fest Posts Second Biggest Year Ever

    April 21, 2009 2:44 PM EDT The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rang up its second biggest year ever, with an aggregate attendance of 160,000, according to producer Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. The event was held April 17-19 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif.…

  18. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At ACM Show

    April 06, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 years to win country entertainer of the year,…

  19. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM 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. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn't happen a whole lot where initially a song…

  20. March 28, 2009

    March 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Freaky Tah of Lost Boyz dies of a gunshot wound in Queens, N.Y. He is 27. 1996 – Phil Collins announces he is leaving Genesis. 1995 – Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce they are separating after 21 months of marriage 1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco.…

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