1. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, Robin Thicke, Paul McCartney

    February 03, 2012 3:15 PM EST Beyonce continues to tally hits on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from her album "4," even if pop audiences don't seem to be equally enthralled. '4' = 0: While ROCKIN' ROBIN: Robin Thicke registers his second No. 1 on the Adult R&B airplay chart, as "Love After…

  3. Darren Criss Plays Secret Show in NYC

    December 19, 2011 12:15 PM EST In Town for Broadway Run, 'Glee' Star Performs at Benefit Events, Forgets Lyrics Ever since Darren Criss surged into public consciousness last year on "Glee," the actor-musician-composer hasn't done much in half-measures, and his arrival in New York for a run in the…

  4. Inside Darren Criss' Team StarKid: From 'A Very Potter Musical' to SPACE Tour

    November 28, 2011 3:30 PM EST As Team StarKid took the stage Saturday night (Nov. 26) at Irving Plaza, they did so in a cheeky parody of 'N Sync's second-ever American tour -- something many fans in the room were too young to remember. On that tour 'N Sync entered in slow motion and wearing space helmets --…

  5. 'Watch The Throne': Otis Redding's Daughter Talks 'Otis' Track

    July 24, 2011 11:00 AM EDT On July 20, the first song from Jay-Z and Kanye West's much-hyped forthcoming collaborative album, "Watch the Throne," due digitally Aug. 1 and physically Aug. 5, was debuted on by Funkmaster Flex on WQHT (Hot 97) New York. The song, "Otis," is built on the back of a…

  6. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  7. Jewel Does Karaoke in Disguise for Funny Or Die

    July 13, 2010 8:36 PM EDT On a recent Monday night at a Los Angeles karaoke bar, a meek-looking woman in a business suit and glasses was coaxed on stage by her co-workers. While the boozy crowd readied itself for four minutes of awkward singing, the woman - "Karen" - suddenly belted out exquisite, pitch…

  8. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, songs in Italian, Mariah Carey and more! WHERE DID THE 'MEMORY' COME FROM? Dear Fred, This week, "More Than a Memory" by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and No. 12 on the Bubbling Under chart. Yet it&…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Randy Travis escapes a bus accident in Lakeville, Pa., without serious injury. The country act, his wife/manager Elizabeth Travis and tour manager Jeff Davis are traveling along Rt. 590 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes…

  14. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Dave Blood, bassist for Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen, commits suicide. The suicide is reported via a post by Blood's sister Kathy on the band's official message board. In a sub 2004 - Dave Blood, bassist for Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen,…

  16. Collaborations Highlight Tibet House Benefit

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and Philip Glass tickled the ivories behind Lou Reed last night (Feb. 9) at the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit conce Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and…

  17. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  18. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

  19. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd, is arrested for allegedly…

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