1. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Marc Cohn

    July 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT IS A 'TEENAGE' NUMBER: Katy Perry pounces onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 20 with "Teenage Dream," the follow-up to her six-week No. 1 "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg . After her first six chart entries debuted between Nos. 65 and 98, Perry has now…

  2. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releases a retrospective box set, "On the…

  3. Hall & Oates Bassist T-Bone Wolk Dies

    March 01, 2010 9:50 AM EST Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, who played bass for nearly 30 years with Daryl Hall and John Oates and also recorded with Elvis Costello and Billy Joel, died Saturday (Feb. 27) of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was to have performed with Hall and Oates today as part of the one-year anniversary…

  4. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: John Mayer, Folk Albums, David Guetta

    November 26, 2009 1:05 PM EST MAYER RULES: John Mayer returns to the summit of the Billboard 200 after six years, as "Battle Studies" launches at No. 1. His "Heavier Things" opened atop the chart dated Sept. 27, 2003. The new set also starts atop Digital Albums and Rock Albums. Here is a look at the…

  6. Billboard 200 Undergoes Makeover

    November 17, 2009 11:31 AM EST Billboard has announced changes in the methodology of the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while a new sales survey, Folk Albums, will join Billboard's chart menu. Effective with the 2010 chart year, which begins with the charts that will be refreshed on billboard.com…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Kiss

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM EDT '3,' OH '3': Check out yesterday's Chart Beat for the many highlights of Britney Spears ' Billboard Hot 100 coronation with "3." Perhaps no one is more excited about the achievement than Spears herself. In the wake of her ascension to No. 1, Spears…

  8. Rosanne Cash, "The List"

    October 06, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Grieving the loss of a loved one may yield a harvest of creativity. In Rosanne Cash 's case, the 2003 death of her father, Johnny Cash , inspired the heartfelt originals on her 2006 release "Black Cadillac." The late country legend's memory also largely informs Cash's…

  9. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the '80s and continues to record, as well…

  10. 10 Must-Hear Back To School Albums

    August 28, 2009 10:48 AM EDT As the last of the summer festivals move the masses one more time before the weather turns and the bright, inescapable hits of the summer become nostalgia for the season passed, it's time to put on a sweater and head back to campus armed with Billboard's chronological crib sheet of…

  11. May 24, 2009

    May 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Taylor Hicks wins Season Five of “American Idol.” 1991 – Gene Clark of the Byrds and Dillard and Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. 1988 – Country singer-songwriter Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, R.I. 1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Let’s Hear It…

  12. Rosanne Cash Readies 'The List'

    April 07, 2009 4:40 PM EDT Rosanne Cash is dipping back into her childhood for her next album, "The List," and taking her father Johnny's lessons to heart. "'The List' is based on a list my father made for me when I was 18 years old," Cash tells Billboard. "He called it the '…

  13. Cleveland Rocks As Hall Of Fame Festivities Begin

    April 04, 2009 11:02 AM EDT In the throes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mania, Cleveland was loaded with revelry on the night before Saturday's induction ceremony. About 1,200 people turned out Friday night for an official VIP induction pre-party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, including inductees…

  14. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mariah Carey, Michael…

  15. Cash To Rich: Use Of Father's Name Is 'Appalling'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. "It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father's name,…

  16. Cash 'Folsom' Box Loaded With Unreleased Tracks

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unreleased material from Johnny Cash's legendary 1968 concerts at Folsom State Prison in California will be released Oct. 14 via Columbia/Legacy. A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unreleased material from Johnny Cash's…

  17. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short time, on assignment for Sirius Satellite…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - One of the most colorful careers in music comes to a close when pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies in Los Angeles of melanoma. He is 57. 2006 - One of the most colorful careers in music comes to a close when pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies in Los Angeles of melanoma.…

  19. Elvis Costello Reveals All About 'Momofuku'

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The album includes a download card that can be activated on May 1; a CD release follows on May 6 via Lost Highway. Elvis Costello has taken to his Web site to reveal the story behind " Momofuku ," his new album that was released exclusively on vinyl today (April 22). The album…

  20. Rosanne Cash Recovering From Brain Surgery

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has undergone successful brain surgery to correct a benign condition, and is expected to make a complete recovery. Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has undergone successful brain surgery to correct a benign condition, and is expected to make a complete recovery.…

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