1. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "probably the greatest live act in the world today…

  2. Rocker Gustavo Cerati Hospitalized in Argentina with 'Extensive Brain Damage'

    June 10, 2010 1:29 PM EDT Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati was flown to his native Argentina June 7 and is currently hospitalized in the intensive care unit of FLENI, a center that specializes in neurological disorders. Physical exams revealed "extensive brain damage. The patient is unconscious. He breaths on his…

  3. Ask Billboard: Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

    April 02, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BEST VARIETY OF THE 70s, 80s AND 90s Hi Gary, I enjoyed your Chart Beat…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts," debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2005.…

  5. Win The 'Women In Music' VIP Gift Bag

    October 28, 2009 11:58 AM EDT Billboard celebrates the best and brightest females in the music world with our annual Women in Music ceremony. This year we feted Beyoncé and Lady Gaga and you can win the same gift bag that they each received at the event, full of goodies from premium denim and perfume to cool music gear…

  6. Streisand's 'Love' Climbs To No. 1 In U.K.

    October 12, 2009 8:03 AM EDT Barbra Streisand 's " Love Is The Answer " (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 4-1 on the new U.K. album chart, becoming her sixth No. 1 on that survey, but her first chart-topping studio album since 1980. Giving Sony labels a chart double, North London rapper Chipmunk …

  7. Muse Score Third U.K. No. 1 Album

    September 21, 2009 12:03 PM EDT Muse notched their third U.K. No. 1 album and Taio Cruz his first bestselling single as an artist, as the new sales charts were unveiled Sunday (Sept. 20) by the Official Charts Company. Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Bros.) followed the band's previous chart…

  8. David Guetta Scores Euro Chart Double

    September 18, 2009 8:26 AM EDT French DJ-artist David Guetta pulls off a pan-European chart double, rising 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums with "One Love" and starting a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI), featuring Akon . "One Love" holds at…

  9. Beatles Remasters Dominate U.K. Album Charts, Vera Lynn Takes No. 1

    September 14, 2009 8:53 AM EDT On a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn" (Decca/Universal) climbed 2-1. English pop artist…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard's archives, spent its 20th and final…

  11. Jay-Z, Arctic Monkeys Run The Top Of U.K. Charts

    September 08, 2009 10:27 AM EDT Jay-Z 's "Run This Town" (Roc Nation/Universal), featuring Rihanna and Kanye West , powered straight to the top of the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), while Arctic Monkeys ' "Humbug" (Domino) retained leadership of the album survey for a second week…

  12. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 10:47 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Humbug" (Domino) outsold the rest of the…

  13. May 28, 2009

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55. 1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California. 1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late…

  14. Sonic Youth, Jesus Lizard Headed To Seattle's Captiol Hill Block Party

    April 28, 2009 12:19 PM EDT The Capitol Hill Block Party will return once again this summer in downtown Seattle on the weekend of July 24-25. Sonic Youth, the Jesus Lizard, the Gossip, Deerhunter, The Black Lips and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart anchor this year's lineup, which will feature over 40 acts. Early…

  15. Maroon 5, John Legend Highlight D.C. Green Ball

    January 15, 2009 2:17 PM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder Kevin Wall was selected by former Vice…

  16. Ween Raids Archives, Preps Coloring Book

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ween has raided its archives for a CD/DVD set chronicling a Dec. 9, 1992, show at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, N.C., as well as the band's first tour of Holland. The set is due Nov. 11 via Ween's Ween has raided its archives for a CD/DVD set chronicling a Dec. 9, 1992, show…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the 50 anniversary of the Hot 100, top 10 debuts, Chubby Checker and more! THE LIVERPOOL 14 Hi Fred! Since this is the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100, and coming on the heels of the recent chart achievements of T-Pain, David Cook and Lil Wayne, I was wondering if…

  18. Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in the late 1940s and went on to cultivate the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin while Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago."…

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