1. Producer Ben Billions on Making Hits for The Weeknd, Belly & Beyoncé: 'If The Artist Loves It, I Love It'

    January 16, 2017 4:13 PM EST Ben "Billions" Diehl, the producer behind hits for The Weeknd and  Beyoncé , among others, is a self-effacing beatmaker in a world that tends to reward a more assertive approach. Producers often stamp their work with a beat tag ("If young Metro don't trust you, I'm…

  2. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Cleans-Up on U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 5:43 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), featuring 2 Chainz,…

  3. 'American Idol' Recap: Oh Yes It's '80s Night

    April 05, 2012 10:15 AM EDT It was '80s Night on Wednesday's "American Idol," and for the most part, the remaining eight finalists paid solid tribute to the decade of decadence, tapered jeans and big hair. Among the highlights: Jessica Sanchez covering Whitney Houston (again) on "How Will I Know…

  4. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  5. Atomic Tom: iPhone Subway Concert Video 'Was Intentional'

    October 18, 2010 5:35 PM EDT Atomic Tom has made music for roughly three years, but the Brooklyn four-piece only started making headlines over the past three days. In a video posted to YouTube last Friday (Oct. 15), the group performed its single "Take Me Out" on a New York subway using just iPhones. Since then…

  6. Ex-Foreigner Frontman Readies Christian Rock Set

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm has finished recording his first Christian rock album, which he hopes to release this fall. Former Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm has finished recording his first Christian rock album, which he hopes to release this fall. Gramm, who has been a Born Again…

  7. Carly Simon Joins Hear Music For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Her first release for the…

  8. Irish Singer Joe Dolan Dies At 68

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas-style showmanship, has died from a brain hemorrhage, his family announced. He was 68. Joe Dolan, one of Ireland's first pop music stars who entertained audiences for decades with Vegas…

  9. Elvis, Kanye West Share Top Honors On U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the week of the 30th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 19) with RCA's new two-CD compilation "The King." In the week of the 30th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley returned to the top of the U.K. album…

  10. Kate Nash, Robyn Rule New U.K. Charts

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Londoner Kate Nash's "Foundations" single fell away from the No. 2 spot where it spent five of its six weeks on the U.K. singles chart, there was major consolation for the Fiction/Polydor singer/so As Londoner Kate Nash's "Foundations" single fell away from…

  11. The Living Things

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST A North American tour underway, the band crosses the border into the Great White North. CANADA... SATURDAY, FEB. 18: As the white ES 350 Econoline speeds towards the lights of Rainbow City to cross the border into a truly peaceful free country, I freeze as the heat isn't working in the…