1. Rob Thomas Reveals the Best Career Advice Bruce Springsteen Once Gave Him

    August 24, 2015 12:18 PM EDT Rob Thomas has let go of his control issues. “I got all my ego boost out on the first two solo records,” says the Matchbox 20 frontman, 43. Indeed, after those albums --  Something to Be (2005) and Cradlesong (2009), which reached Nos. 1 and 3, respectively, on the Billboard 200  -- he…

  2. Rob Thomas Postpones Solo Tour Due to Wife's Surgery

    July 10, 2015 5:42 PM EDT Rob Thomas is hurting, and so are his fans. On Friday (July 10), Uptown Ampitheatre Charlotte announced more postponed concert dates for Thomas' Great Unknown Tour due to his wife Marisol needing brain surgery. Rob Thomas on Next Album, Solo Tour & Matchbox Twenty: 'Unless…

  3. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Adds Another No. 1, With 'Style'

    June 29, 2015 7:25 PM EDT While 'Bad Blood' holds atop Pop Songs, prior single 'Style' tops AC. Plus, Selena Gomez soars in and other new No. 1s for Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Beck, Blake Shelton & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  4. Chart Highlights: Shawn Mendes Sews Up First Pop Songs Airplay Hit With 'Stitches'

    June 08, 2015 6:25 PM EDT After tallying a No.1 Billboard 200 album, the teen star receives his warmest radio welcome yet. Plus, new No. 1s for Chic, Florida Georgia Line & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below, dated June 20, are based on…

  5. Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Miranda Lambert to The Weeknd

    June 05, 2015 5:00 PM EDT Miranda Lambert "Roots And Wings" Sony Music Nashville Country's Miranda Lambert finally ­releases "Roots and Wings" ­after supplying a snippet for a car ad. While it's ­pleasant, the song overstays its welcome. "Roots" draws from the wisdom she…

  6. Rob Thomas on Next Album, Solo Tour & Matchbox Twenty: 'Unless Somebody Knows Something I Don't, We're Still a Band'

    June 04, 2015 8:47 PM EDT Rob Thomas had every intention of having his third solo album, The Great Unknown , ready and out for his Great Unknown 2015 tour, which gets under way June 11. But it hasn't worked out that way -- though he has released a single, "Trust You." "A long time ago I just…

  7. Exclusive: Fun. Frontman Nate Ruess to Receive Hal David Starlight Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    March 18, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard can reveal. The honor, which each year recognizes a brilliant young songwriter, will be presented at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, set for June 18 at the…

  8. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2008, Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' Ruled Hot 100

    October 20, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week six years ago, Spears scored her first No. 1 in a decade. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Elton John and Santana and the premiere of Billboard's first R&B ranking. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  9. Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

    April 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Brit band is scaling the Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts with 'Me and My Broken Heart,' with help from Scooter Braun, Benny Blanco and Rob Thomas You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. The British pop-rock band is managed by…

  10. Hezekiah Walker Completes Six Months Atop Gospel Airplay Chart

    March 04, 2014 1:05 PM EST The song becomes one of the elite titles to spend at least 26 weeks atop an airplay ranking Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise" joins an exclusive club of songs that have led an airplay chart (that Billboard currently produces each week) for half a year or more, as the track…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift Ties For 10th-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits All-Time

    April 19, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The singer tallies her 41st top 40 Hot 100 hit, lifting her into a 10th-place tie among acts with the most such entries in the chart's history. Plus, P!nk marks a new career milestone. As "Highway Don't Care," with Tim McGraw, rolls 42-25 on the Billboard Hot 100,…

  13. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

  14. INXS Confirm Split: 'It's Time to Step Away'

    November 12, 2012 11:10 PM EST INXS has confirmed that it's calling it quits. The Australian group announced on Monday night that it had decided to bring the curtain down on a career that's lasted 35 years and 11 studio albums, including six that sold platinum or better in the U.S. "We understand that this…

  15. Matchbox Twenty Announce 'North' Tour 2013 Dates

    November 12, 2012 8:41 PM EST With a long-awaited new album under the belts, Matchbox Twenty have announced the first leg of their North American headlining tour, which kicks off in Tulsa, Okla. On Jan. 29. Running on the momentum from their blockbuster album "North" and hit singles "She's So Mean"…

  16. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars, Adele Arrive On Pop, Adult Charts

    October 08, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Bruno Mars blasts in with 'Locked Out of Heaven,' while Adele does some bonding with radio of her own with 'Skyfall.' Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Mumford & Sons and Wisin & Yandel. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  17. Matchbox Twenty Q&A: 'We Had This No-Fear Rule'

    September 04, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Walking down the halls of Calabasas' Emblem Studios, surrounded by platinum records from Matchbox Twenty and frontman Rob Thomas , it's easy to forget the band's been gone for a very long time. Putting aside 2007's "Exile on Mainstream" - a mix of new material…

  18. Matchbox Twenty Tormented By 'Mean' Girl in New Video

    July 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT "She's So Mean" is right: in the music video for Matchbox Twenty's first "North" single, the alt-rock stalwarts are just trying to play their catchy new song, but an angry brunette rips across their studio and wreaks havoc in a series of escalating events. The…

  19. Rob Thomas Joins 'The Voice' to Mentor Team Cee Lo

    July 25, 2012 9:20 AM EDT Rob Thomas is the latest singer to join "The Voice" as a mentor. The crooner will assist Cee Lo Green 's team when the show returns for its third season this fall, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "I'm really excited to work with Cee Lo and love the idea that I…

  20. Exclusive: Matchbox Twenty Set 'North' Tracklist, Talk New Songs

    June 05, 2012 7:55 PM EDT It's been a decade since Matchbox Twenty released a new studio album -- though the band's pleased to feel like they never left. "We got mentioned on 'Parks and Recreation' [and] 'The Simpsons' in the same week, and I was like wow, we haven't made a…

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