1. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

  2. March 29, 2009

    March 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Bravery is named top band to watch for 2005. 2001 – Pianist John Lewis, leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies of cancer in New York at the age of 80. 1999 – Jazz singer Joe Williams dies in Las Vegas. He is 80. 1993 – “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated film “Aladdin”…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, dies in Liverpool, England, after a long illness. He is 63. 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers,…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, dies in Liverpool, England, after a long illness. He is 63. 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers,…

  5. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…

  6. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 34th week on top of The Billboard 200 with …

  7. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Charging that he has been shortchanged millions in publishing royalties, Stan Penrige, the songwriter who penned "Beth," sues the members of Kiss, the band's publishing company, and Univ 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. 2001 - Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. 2001 - Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…