1. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift Out-'Shake's Mariah Carey

    September 01, 2014 10:05 AM EDT A song called 'Shake It Off' tops the Hot 100 at last. Plus, Swift's place in pop/country crossover history, Christina Aguilera's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  2. Nine Inch Nails Opener Oneohtrix Point Never Talks 'Cyberdrones,' Slimescapes, and Whammy Bars

    July 15, 2014 2:26 PM EDT When Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor tapped Daniel Lopatin, an experimental sound collagist known for his project Oneohtrix Point Never's ambient dronescapes and mind-bendingly abstract visuals, to replace the now-defunct Death Grips as his tour opener, Lopatin had decided not to play…

  3. 5 Other Awesome Holograms: Tupac, Janelle Monae and M.I.A., More

    May 19, 2014 12:45 AM EDT Michael Jackson may have invented the moonwalk, and he certainly inaugurated his signature strut as a hologram -- and the MJ hologram was certainly the talk of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards . But the King of Pop was not the first artist to perform 2D on a 3D stage. From Tupac's…

  4. Bob Weir Here: Grateful Dead Co-Founder Rocks Tribeca Film Fest

    April 25, 2014 8:32 PM EDT "The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir" chronicles the guitarist's heady days. Deadheads flocked to Lower Manhattan on Wednesday night to catch a movie and a concert about and by the Grateful Dead’s living guitarist and singer Bob Weir as part of the Tribeca Film…

  5. Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Eminem’s demons are as present on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” as they were on its 2000 predecessor -- except 13 years later, they have mutated from being his prey to now being his muse. Familiar affairs  — revenge, resentment and heartbreak — re-emerge as heavy-breathing voices which…

  6. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  7. Ask Billboard: Albums, Avril & 'American Idol'

    January 21, 2011 6:55 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. BOTTOMS DOWN Hi…

  8. Apple Promises Big iTunes Announcement Tuesday: 7 Possibilities

    November 15, 2010 3:35 PM EST Apple is promising a big announcement on Tuesday, taking over the homepage of its website with a teaser promising that tomorrow is a day "that you'll never forget." A visit to the Apple website cues up this cryptic message: "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll…

  9. Five Amazing Jimi Hendrix Performances

    September 18, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Forty years ago Saturday (Sept. 18), the world lost guitar god Jimi Hendrix at the age of only 27. To celebrate his brief but intensely creative life, we shine a spotlight on five of his amazing live performances. Many have set guitars on fire and played behind their back (and with their…

  10. April 18, 2009

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards of Chic dies of pneumonia in Tokyo. He is 43. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners. 1981 – Yes announces its break-up. 1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston. 1966 – Ana Voog …

  11. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM 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. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I noticed that the top three songs on the UK…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  13. Lindsey Buckingham / Sept. 10, 2008 / Portland, Ore. (Newmark Theatre)

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "It's our third show ... this is in support of a new album that is actually not out yet," Lindsey Buckingham half-apologized, having begun his set with two songs from the disc in question: "Gift of Sc "It's our third show ... this is in support of a new album…

  14. Kanye, Aguilera Join MTV VMA Lineup

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A year after vowing never to perform on the MTV Video Music Awards again, hip-hop star Kanye West will close the show's 25th annual ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday, joining a lineup that includes Chri A year after vowing never to perform on the MTV Video Music Awards again, hip-hop star…

  15. Liz Phair Feeling 'Natural' On New Album

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although it's still without a title or track listing, Liz Phair's new album is in its final recording stages. "This I can tell you: all my sloppiness is in there," she tells Billboard of her ATO debut Although it's still without a title or track listing, Liz Phair&…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2003 - Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2003 - Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release "Supernatural" jump to the top spot at the nation's retailers. It's the Carlos Santana-led group's first No. 1 release in 28 years.<br c 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Diamond Rio are inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The band opens their performance with their first number one hit "Meet in the Middle.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens…

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