1. Spotlight On Eruption Music Group

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article An Indie Ignites Eruption Music Group takes DIY path to launch diverse new roster. Dream loud. It's the slogan of Eruption Music Group and words to live by for company CEO/artist Marco Bosco and his partner, president/co-founder Aaron J. Braunstein. After Bosco's deal…

  2. Britney Spears 'Saddened' to Hear About Concertgoer's Death

    October 26, 2011 11:48 AM EDT Britney Spears has released a statement following the death of a 31-year-old who fell from a carnival ride just outside Dublin's O2 arena after watching Spears perform. Britney Spears, Nearing 30, Looks to the Future "I was saddened to hear of the tragic accident in Dublin. My heart…

  3. Pukkelpop Music Festival to Return in 2012 Despite Stage Collapse

    October 18, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Pukkelpop, the Belgian music festival hit by tragedy this year when a sudden storm killed five people , will return in 2012. On the festival website , organizers confirmed the 27th edition of the pop fest will be held August 16-18, 2012. Pukkelpop Death Toll Rises to 5 as Organizers Cancel…

  4. Bush Back Atop Alternative Songs With Self-Released 'The Sound of Winter'

    October 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT B ush notches its first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative Songs chart since 1999, and its fifth overall, as "The Sound of Winter" rises 3-1. (All charts will be refreshed Thursday (Oct. 20) on Billboard.com). The first single from "The Sea of Memories,…

  5. Billboard Music Awards Style of the Year 2011

    May 17, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Chart Article Billboard Music Awards: Style of The Year A memory-searing spectacle of looks lit up the music landscape this year, along with a few that fizzled. As the Billboard Music Awards approaches, we chart the era of the meat dress, and other prime cuts. Everything Lady Gaga wore this…

  6. Far*East Holds on Hot 100, Swift Makes Another Top Debut

    October 28, 2010 11:10 AM EDT While Far*East Movement holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Like a G6," Taylor Swift makes a record-breaking arrival with the final single in the countdown to the release of her "Speak Now" album. After becoming the first artist in the 52-year…

  7. Kenny Chesney Scores A Perfect 10

    September 29, 2010 1:05 PM EDT THE 'FALL' GUY: A week after the onset of autumn (Sept. 22), Kenny Chesney fittingly tops Country Songs with "The Boys of Fall," which rises 2-1. All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 30) on Billboard.com. The football-themed tale grants Chesney a Country Songs No.…

  8. Rock Star Kids Photo Gallery

    August 31, 2010 11:55 AM EDT The leaves may not yet be turning colors, but kids everywhere are prepping to go back to school -- and that includes these wildly rich and famously fabulous rock star kids. From Madonna 's up-and-coming fashionista Lourdes to Will Smith 's own little rapping, acting offspring Jaden,…

  9. 'American Top 40' Flashback: Shadoe Stevens

    July 07, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Yesterday (July 6), Chart Beat marked the 40th anniversary of the first airing of "American Top 40" with Casey Kasem. The broadcasting legend hosted the show, which counted down the top 40 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 , from the weekend of July 4, 1970, through Aug. 6, 1988.…

  10. Chart Beat Wednesday: Train, Dirty Heads, Nicki Minaj

    June 30, 2010 1:15 PM EDT TO THE COUNTRY, BY TRAIN: Next stop, the Country Songs chart. Ten months after the song first ranked on a Billboard survey - it entered Adult Pop Songs the week of Sept. 5, 2009 - Train 's "Hey, Soul Sister" debuts on Country Songs at No. 60. The song, originally released on…

  11. Offspring To Debut New Song On Unity Tour

    June 23, 2010 1:52 PM EDT T he Offspring will be playing one new, as-yet-untitled song, during its run on this summer's Unity Tour with 311 . As for the the follow-up album to 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," -- "It's been going slow," guitarist Kevin "Noodles"…

  12. Michael Jackson: It's A Wonderful Afterlife

    June 17, 2010 4:00 AM EDT On March 5, 2009,when music legend Michael Jackson announced that he would perform a run of 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena in a comeback tour called This Is It, the media largely greeted the news with skepticism and derision. The Guardian wrote that a quickly erected stage at the press…

  13. Chart Beat Wednesday: Dirty Heads, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys

    May 05, 2010 1:15 PM EDT HEADS UP: Southern California reggae rockers the Dirty Heads collect a No. 1 with their first entry on the Alternative Songs chart, as "Lay Me Down" rises 3-1. The song features Rome of Sublime , which spent three weeks atop the list with "What I Got" in 1996. (Rome did…

  14. Chart Beat Wednesday: Phoenix, Black Eyed Peas, Kutless

    February 10, 2010 11:45 AM EST BY THE TIME PHOENIX GETS TO NO. 1 ...: It only seems like 109 years. Phoenix 's "1901" reaches the summit of the Alternative Songs survey in its 31st chart week, marking the longest trip to the top since the list launched on Sept. 10, 1988. Here is a look at the four entries on…

  15. They Might Be Giants, "Here Comes Science"

    September 18, 2009 2:50 PM EDT Plenty has been said about how well They Might Be Giants ' playful, absurdist rock translates to kids' music-and the band's fourth offspring-focused effort is no exception. What the CD/ DVD "Here Comes Science" offers-compared with the act's previous alphabet-…

  16. Breaking and Entering: Crosby Loggins

    August 13, 2009 7:22 PM EDT Crosby Loggins describes his songwriting process as "a conversation," so it's no surprise that the 28-year-old singer's solo debut, "Time to Move," feels like an honest heart to heart. The album specializes in warm pop tunes ("You Want to Be With Me," …

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Daughtry, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT DOUBLE DAUGHTRY: Daughtry makes it two-for-two atop the Billboard 200, as its sophomore set, "Leave This Town" arrives at No. 1. Having reigned with its self-titled debut album, Daughtry becomes just the third group in the 2000s to arrive with a pair of No. 1s. An apparent…

  18. Daughtry, T-Pain, Dierks Bentley Set For Free Samsung Concert Series

    July 12, 2009 11:25 AM EDT Daughtry, the Offspring, Dierks Bentley and T-Pain, among others, will perform as part of the third annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight the Samsung JACK mobile phone. The concert series starts July 17 in Seattle with a performance by…

  19. Daughtry, T-Pain, Dierks Bentley Set For Free Samsung Concert Series

    July 10, 2009 10:33 AM EDT Daughtry, the Offspring, Dierks Bentley and T-Pain, among others, will perform as part of the third annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight the Samsung JACK mobile phone. The concert series starts July 17 in Seattle with a performance by…

  20. Offspring Plotting 'Rise And Fall' Follow-Up

    June 19, 2009 10:44 AM EDT The Offspring is eyeballing some older material as the opening gambit for its next album. Guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman tells Billboard.com that frontman Dexter Holland recently sat down with producer Bob Rock -- who produced 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace,…

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