1. Weekly Chart Notes: 10 Group Lead Singers Who Could Score Solo Success

    April 07, 2013 8:05 AM EDT With Justin Timberlake reigning post-'N Sync, what other famed group lead singers could rule on their own? Plus, chart honors for Crystal Bowersox, Joe Bonamassa and Bob Dylan The top title on the Billboard 200 for a second week belongs to a singer who first made his name as a…

  2. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  3. 50 Years of 'Monster Mash': The Story Behind the Halloween Hit

    October 31, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others.Here, he reflects on the 50-year-old perennial Halloween hit "Monster…

  4. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Thumbs Up For Adele's Movie Move

    October 19, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The singer continues the tradition of artists following smash albums with silver-screen hits to tide fans over. The big screen is giving STARTING 'TROUBLE': As she roars in at No. 3 with "I Knew You Were Trouble.," Taylor Swift notches her 50th Billboard Hot 100 entry.…

  6. The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut

    September 10, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut The Offspring It took three decades, but The Offspring finally made it to Bethlehem on Saturday (September 8) to play their first concert in this eastern Pennsylvania town, where the SoCal band peppered a diverse crowd at the…

  7. Kanye West To Headline UR1 Festival in Miami

    September 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Kanye West will lead the lineup of the inaugural UR1 Music Festival , a showcase of music and art that will be held at Miami's Bayfront Park on Dec. 8-9. > Although the full lineup has not been revealed, West will be joined on the bill by fun., Santigold, The Offspring, Keane, Lou…

  8. The Gaslight Anthem Readies First Major-Label Debut

    July 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT After Building Its Indie Base With Three Strong Releases, the N.J. Rock Band Is Going Big With 'Handwritten' From the beginning, the Gaslight Anthem has approached making a living from making music as a marathon -- a race to be run not in short bursts, but in a slow, steady build…

  9. Dirty Projectors Put a New Spin on the Hits for Energized Brooklyn Show

    July 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Despite the constantly-rotating lineup that is Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors , the group's incredible musicianship is undeniable. After seeing dozens of new bands timidly emerging from behind YouTube webcams with no stage presence, equipped with drummers who rush into the sunset on…

  10. Chart Highlights: Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Songs With 'Good Girl'

    June 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Underwood's 'Good Girl' is better than good: it's the new No. 1 on Country Songs. Plus, fellow former 'American Idol' queen Kelly Clarkson tops AC and One Direction rules Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  11. The Offspring Still Fly as 'Days Go By' Rises on Rock Charts

    May 21, 2012 10:00 AM EDT California punk group the Offspring is back on the charts with its new single, "Days Go By," which rises 14-12 this week on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The song is the title track and lead single for the band's ninth studio album (and sixth with Columbia) and its…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Kimbra, One Direction, Rascal Flatts

    May 04, 2012 4:05 PM EDT We love the '90s: Kimbra is the first woman born in the '90s to top the Hot 100. Get ready to feel old, thanks to the young artist featured on the 'LIGHTS' UP: In its 19th week on the Hot 100, Ellie Goulding 's "Lights" shines in the chart's top 40 at…

  13. The Offspring Release New Single, Announce 'Days Go By' Album

    April 30, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Veteran pop-punkers the Offspring will release "Days Go By," their first full-length since 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," on June 26 in the U.S. through Columbia. The group unleashed the album's title track as the first official single on Los Angeles&…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Lionel Richie, Kevin Costner, Fenway Park

    April 20, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Richie returns to the Billboard 200 summit after more than 25 years; Costner scores the role of successful singer; and Boston's 100-year-old ballpark has produced musical hits, too. Two weeks ago, HOT STUFF: Red Hot Chili Peppers notch their record-setting 24th Alternative Songs top 10,…

  15. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  16. Justin Bieber's Mom Writing a Memoir

    March 06, 2012 5:30 PM EST Justin Bieber 's mom is telling her story. Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mother has signed with Revell to write "Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom," the publishing company announced today. He is writing the foreword to the book for his mom. It will be…

  17. 'Idol' Hollywood Week Begins: A Whole Lot of Ups & Downs (Literally)

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST Soooo... how about the ending of last night's "Idol"? It wouldn't have mattered if the performances on last night's first edition of Hollywood Week had featured the most talented crop of young singers the show had ever seen (for the record: it didn't), all thanks…

  18. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. We'll take a…

  19. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

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