1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1998, Celine Dion Sailed to No. 1

    February 23, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'My Heart Will Go On,' from 'Titanic,' debuted at the Hot 100's summit 17 years ago. Plus, remembering chart feats by Madonna, George Michael and Avril Lavigne. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  2. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 24, 1973 Roberta…

  3. Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs Dies

    January 10, 2013 9:15 AM EST Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76. The Jazz Festival said Nobs, a native of Montreux, died Thursday…

  4. Ask Billboard: What Is Going On With Madonna?, Continued

    April 22, 2012 12:05 PM EDT More reader views on Madge, plus a tribute to Dick Clark, whose 'American Bandstand' helped launch her career. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  5. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 22, 2012 6:00 PM EDT W hitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found submerged in a bathtub filled with water and…

  6. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money canticle "The Motto," featuring Lil…

  7. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  8. Gene McDaniels, Sixties Soul Hitmaker, Dies at 76

    August 03, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Gene McDaniels , a hit-making machine in the 1960s and 1970s best known for writing Roberta Flack 's "Feel Like Makin' Love" and for his own soul-pop gem "Tower of Strength," died at his Maine home on Friday (July 29), his family said. He was 76. The singer…

  9. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating with an array of venues to showcase acts…

  10. Cornell Dupree, R&B Guitarist, Dies at 69

    May 10, 2011 3:10 PM EDT C ornell Dupree , a prolific session guitarist in jazz, R&B and funk, died at 69 in Fort Worth, Tex. on Sunday (May 8). According to Variety , Dupree had recently been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Texas-born musician was originally discovered by King Curtis ,…

  11. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a second week at No. 1 in the singles chart. The…

  12. Jessie J Earns No. 1 U.K. Single with 'Price Tag'

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B , debuted at the top. Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week atop the album chart. Jessie J will be the…

  13. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1974

    July 28, 2009 12:50 PM EDT Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to this week in 1974. NO. 1 'SONG': Of John Denver 's first eight Billboard Hot 100 entries, two ascended to the top 10: his…

  14. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits…

  15. 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…

  16. March 25, 2009

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Elton John sets the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he performs there for the 60th time – on his 60th birthday. 2006 – Singer and guitarist Buck Owens of the Buckaroos dies in his sleep of an apparent heart attack in Bakersfield, Calif. He is…

  17. Laura Izibor

    November 25, 2008 10:38 PM EST Irish singer/songwriter Laura Izibor didn't know she could sing until she was 13, but once she did, she knew she was on to something. "I was in drama class at school and the teacher asked everyone to get up to sing. I was pleading, 'Please don't ask me,'" Izibor…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in…

  19. Mercado Dismissed From 'American Idol'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her tonight as the 21-year-old Florida native was dismissed from the "American Idol" finals. Syesha Mercado's second, third and fourth chances caught up with her tonight (May 14) as the 21-year-old Florida…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

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