1. Newcomer Dustin Hensley Discusses the Musical Influences That Made Him an 'Old Soul'

    May 29, 2015 1:19 AM EDT Though the tiny hamlet of Holladay, Tennessee might seem a little bit isolated, it’s location in the western portion of the Volunteer State gives it a close proximity to several musical styles. Two hours to the southwest via Interstate 40, you will find the sounds of the blues coming from…

  2. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: The Beatles Defined The Summer Of 'Love'

    August 18, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1967, the Fab Four reigned with an anthem for its age – and the ages. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift and Huey Lewis & the News Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Aug.…

  4. Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, Wife of Pete Seeger, Dies at 91

    July 11, 2013 2:49 AM EDT Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, the wife of folk music legend Pete Seeger, has died at the age of 91. An activist, a skilled organizer and a creator in her own right, Ohta Seeger was a bedrock in her husband’s long and successful career. “There’s (sic) was a true partnership,” notes Sing Out ,…

  5. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . Nor was it tallied by a band synonymous with…

  6. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 8:31 AM EDT Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters ' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at No. 1. "Party Rock Anthem" …

  7. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Siobhan Magnus Performs Crazy Good

    March 09, 2010 8:02 PM EST "American Idol" is only an hour tonight? What am I going to do with my Tuesday night?! I have no idea! How am I going to write this recap during the commercial breaks when there's only one every five minutes instead of every three minutes? I have no idea! 1) Katie Stevens: …

  9. Chart Beat Wednesday: Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Phoenix

    November 18, 2009 2:57 PM EST LADY'S FIRST: Following its pair of victories at the Country Music Association Awards a week ago (Nov. 11), for vocal group and single of the year ("I Run to You"), Lady Antebellum scores top honors on Billboard's Country Songs chart. The Nashville trio snares its second…

  10. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    August 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT JUST DANCE: Thirteen years ago this week, a new No. 1 was crowned on the Billboard Hot 100, and weddings, graduations and family gatherings would never be the same. Los Del Rio completed a 32-week climb (over two separate chart runs) with "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," the eventual…

  11. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  12. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  13. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews' solo efforts) dating to its first, …

  14. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  15. Tracy Chapman, 'Sing for You'

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Tracy Chapman drove onto the scene in her "Fast Car." Back then she was a breath of fresh air, injecting the pop world with an earthy, folk-rock sensibili It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Tracy Chapman…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2001 - E Street Band…

  17. Ask Billboard: Mariah Carey, Tracy Chapman, Jeff Bates

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Tracy Chapman, "Riverbank," and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country,…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2001 - E Street Band…

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