1. Top Touring Artists of the Decade page 2

    December 11, 2009 1:31 AM EST Chart Article « Previous Next » 11 THE POLICE Total Gross: $361,851,102 Number of Shows: 144 Total Attendance: 3,327,161 Number of Sell-Outs: 134 Setlist Essential: "Message in a Bottle" list divider 12 THE EAGLES Total Gross: $347,640,186 Number of Shows: 240 Total Attendance: 3…

  2. Top Touring Artists of the Decade

    December 11, 2009 1:27 AM EST Chart Article Nothing beats the live concert experience -- and no one knows that better than these 25 road warriors who rocked more faces (and made more money doing it!) than others this decade. Watch videos of each of the stars live in action, and relive your moment in the front row. 1 THE…

  3. Top 25 Tours of 2009

    December 11, 2009 1:20 AM EST Chart Article These artists spent the bulk of 2009 on the road, and came home with fat pockets to prove it. Watch videos from the year's top 25 tours, and relive your moment in the front row. (Artists are ranked by total gross earnings from Dec. 6, 2008 through Nov. 21, 2009) 1 U2 Total…

  4. Chris Brown: Will 'Graffiti' Take Him Back to The Top?

    December 08, 2009 12:01 PM EST Nov. 18 was a typical Hollywood night-the breeze calmly whispered around the congested traffic on the streets. But on this particular evening, one element of the atmosphere couldn't be forecast. The night marked the return of R&B wunderkindBut things looked brighter at the Hollywood…

  5. The Rolling Stones, "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" (40th Anniversary Deluxe Boxed Set)

    December 04, 2009 5:37 PM EST For a band with such a storied history of great performances-and a large catalog of live recordings- there's little a fan can buy (legally, at least) that captures the Rolling Stones at the full height of their powers. "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!," which captures the band at New…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, that Swift's debut album did not grace…

  7. Gossip / October 9, 2009 / New York

    October 14, 2009 4:32 PM EDT Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has many talents. Already a powerhouse singer, a budding fashion icon, a gay rights activist and a self-proclaimed "ham," Ditto added crisis management to her list of skills at Gossip 's show at New York's Terminal 5 on Friday (Oct. 9). Toward…

  8. Tokio Hotel Aims To Translate Euro Success To U.S.

    October 12, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Sometimes, much weirder things happen at the MTV Video Music Awards than Kanye West interrupting an acceptance speech. Take the 2008 VMAs ceremony, for example, when the A-list glamour of Hollywood's Paramount Studios red carpet was upset by the entrance of four teenage cyborgs with…

  9. Beyonce: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Fans are still getting to know Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé's musical alter ego, formally introduced on the singer's 2008 album, "I Am...Sasha Fierce." Most probably don't know, however, that the singer/songwriter has been friends with Fierce since elementary school. Manager…

  10. 'Chapel of Love' Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

    August 27, 2009 10:36 AM EDT Songwriter Ellie Greenwich , who helped shape pop music in the 1960s with such memorable tunes as "Chapel of Love" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," died of a heart attack at a New York hospital on Wednesday, her manager said. She was 68. The Brooklyn-born writer joined forces with…

  11. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1985

    August 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT BACK IN TIME: After first appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of Feb. 6, 1982, when "Do You Believe in Love" bowed at No. 77 on its way to a No. 7 peak, Huey Lewis & the News celebrated their first No. 1 this week in 1985, when "The Power of Love" rose 2-1. The…

  12. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  13. April 22, 2009

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer-songwriter Paul Davis dies of a heart attack at a hospital in Meridian, Miss., at the age of 60. 2003 – Songwriter Felice Bryant dies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the age of 77. 1998 – It is announced that Faith No More is breaking up. 1989 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Like a…

  14. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

  15. Rounds Derided, Lambert Gets Standing O On 'Idol'

    April 08, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Lil Rounds continued her streak of disappointment on "American Idol." The 24-year-old Memphis mom's eyes welled with tears as judge Simon Cowell derided her performance of "What's Love Got To Do With It" Tuesday night as a "second- or third-rate version of…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Tina Turner / Dec. 1, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    December 04, 2008 10:59 AM EST There's always been something larger than life about Tina Turner, but sometimes these realizations don't actually hit home until the artist is suspended 30 feet above a crowd of 15,000 people. On a hydraulic lift. While wearing five-inch heels. And by the way, Turner is now 69 years…

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