1. March 24, 2009

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” boosting the show’s ratings. 2001 – John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley. 2001 – Sammy Hagar and his wife, Kari, welcome their second child, Samantha Pastel Hagar, in a Northern California…

  2. U2, Flo Rida Top U.K. Charts

    March 09, 2009 11:13 AM EDT U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” (Mercury/Universal) outdid the combined sales of the other albums in the new U.K. top five yesterday to debut at No. 1. “Right Round” (Atlantic) by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha went straight to the top of the new singles survey. “Horizon” is the territory’s fastest…

  3. February 26, 2009

    February 26, 2009 3:26 PM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  4. Gavin DeGraw Works Speedily On New Album

    February 17, 2009 3:07 PM EST Less than a year after his last J album, Gavin DeGraw will release a new set of self-described low-key songs, "Free," on March 31. "We kept the production very minimal in order to get everything that lies between me and the audience out of the way. By removing all the bells and…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2008 2:28 PM EST HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hello Fred, I'm afraid it might get lost in the shuffle but it certainly was a milestone at the time. But it is just 10 years since the Hot 100 dropped its rule of commercial availability. On Dec. 5, 1998, the Hot 100 featured, for the first time ever, radio-only…

  6. Nov 26th 2008

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 – Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show "Siempre En Domingo" and champion of countless artists, dies of natural causes in his home in Mexico City. He is…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show "…

  8. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 2:24 PM EST THE 'DIE' IS CAST : Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl Crow ("Tomorrow Never Dies"). Jack White and Alicia Keys have avoided such a fate, as…

  9. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, AC/DC, Beyonce and more! THE 'DIE' IS CAST: Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  12. Chart Beat: T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler and more! T.I., T.I., OH!: In a very newsy chart week, one newsmaker stands out above the rest: T.I. rewrites chart history, not only replacing himself at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 but replacing himself as the artist…

  13. Revered Session Drummer Earl Palmer Dies

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," has died. H Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In a poll, the British public overwhelmingly selects the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. 2006 - In a poll, the British public overwhelmingly selects the Beatles' legendary 1967 album…

  16. Ask Billboard: Tina Turner, Top-Selling Rap, Lauper

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Tina Turner, top-selling rappers and Cyndi Lauper. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside…

  17. THR/Billboard To Honor Songwriter Diane Warren

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard will honor songwriter Diane Warren with the inaugural Film & TV Music Career Achievement Award at an exclusive lunch reception in Los Angeles on Nov. 14. The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard will honor songwriter Diane Warren with the inaugural Film …

  18. New Songs Enrich Tina Turner Compilation

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two new songs lead the way on an upcoming Tina Turner compilation due for release just in time for her highly anticipated fall tour. "It Would Be a Crime" and "I'm Ready" will be found on "Tina!," due Two new songs lead the way on an upcoming Tina Turner…

  19. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. Bon Jovi and the Spice Girls have the two The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear…

  20. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung from 2-1 and Katy Perry's "I Kissed…

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