1. Why 1991 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we make a case for 1990 and 1991 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE The first musical year of a decade is usually transitional at best -- listening to the most notable releases from a…

  2. Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Hi Gary, I love the new Lonely Island and Michael Bolton "Saturday Night Live" digital short and viral hit, "Jack Sparrow." [ Language in video below not appropriate for all audiences ]. The song got me to thinking about other odd teamings. In 1985, new wave duo Eurythmics…

  3. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

  4. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 PM EST 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. TALKING PEAKS, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bravo! Well done! Every week this month I have…

  5. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. 3'S…

  6. Shapiro's Dance-y 'Romance' Heading To U.S.

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Swedish dance-pop sensation Sally Shapiro's debut album, "Disco Romance," will finally hit the U.S. Oct. 30 via Paper Bag Records. Swedish dance-pop sensation Sally Shapiro's debut album, "Disco Romance," will finally hit the U.S. Oct. 30 via Paper Bag Records.…

  7. Anastasio, SCI Set For 10,000 Lakes Fest

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trey Anastasio and String Cheese Incident are confirmed to headline Minnesota's fourth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival. Trey Anastasio and String Cheese Incident are confirmed to headline Minnesota's fourth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival. Set for July 19-22, the jam band-centric event…

  8. PEARLS & BRASS, "The Indian Tower"

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearls & Brass are a three-piece rock unit from Allentown, Pa., a place not exactly known for stoner jams. They draw heavily from Sabbath and Zep, but are still able to make this heavy-duty rock f Pearls & Brass are a three-piece rock unit from Allentown, Pa., a place not exactly…

  9. 10,000 Lakes, All Good Fests Set Initial Bills

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each confirmed eclectic performance lineups for their third and ninth annual events, respectively. Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each…

  10. The Goddess Is Here!

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wanda Dee once worked with British rave group the KLF. For some, this will mean something, while others will simply yawn. Wanda Dee once worked with British rave group the KLF. For some, this will mean something, while others will simply yawn. Whatever camp you find yourself in, one thing is…

  11. Move It Like This

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT How does an act follow a monumental novelty hit like "Who Let the Dogs Out?" By packing its next album with enough beat-laden, candy-coated jams to send the average listener into sugar shock. How does an act follow a monumental novelty hit like "Who Let the Dogs Out?" By…

  12. J to tha L-O!: The Remixes

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles. More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles. In fact, to describe the alternate takes of…

  13. Curve Returns With A 'Gift'

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 18, Hip-O/Universal will release "Gift," Curve's first album for the label since 1998's "Come Clean." While "business difficulties" delayed a follow-up for several years, band principals Toni On Sept. 18, Hip-O/Universal will release "Gift…