Rob Thomas

  1. Rob Thomas' Sidewalk Angels Foundation Spreads Its Wings

    January 17, 2014 5:18 PM EST Sidewalk Angels Foundation rings in its 10th anniversary with a new twist. Returning to Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino Music Box for a third consecutive year of benefit shows (Jan. 17-19), the non-profit organization -- founded by Matchbox Twenty ...

  2. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Hot 100; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ludacris, Bruno Mars Make Moves

    November 16, 2012 11:48 AM EST As previously reported , Maroon 5 manages a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," tying Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" for the chart's longest command this year. What other songs make ...

  3. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent Onto Hot 100

    October 11, 2012 5:14 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains bulleted at No. 2. Plus, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Adel ...

  4. Charts

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Matchbox 20 Heads 'North' With First No. 1. As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox 20 scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (That's a lit ...

  5. Return of the Matchbox Men

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT It's been a decade since Matchbox 20's last studio album and five years since its last tour. "It's almost like Rip Van Winkle," Rob Thomas says. "But we just want to do what comes naturally." To understand Matchb ...

  6. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'The Voice' as Mentor

    July 27, 2012 10:20 AM EDT The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursd ...

  7. Backbeat: Matchbox Twenty's 'North' Draws Martin Bandier, Julie Greenwald, Kiefer Sutherland To Penthouse Listening Party

    July 17, 2012 9:00 AM EDT From left: Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, producer Matt Serletic, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette, half of Billboard Senior Correspondent Andrew Hampp's face. (Photo: Meghan Benson) Clearly, the ...

  8. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  9. Single Reviews: Mika Featuring Pharrell Williams, Matchbox Twenty, Zac Brown Band

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT MIKA FEATURING PHARRELL WILLIAMS Celebrate (3:08) Producer: Nick Littlemore Writer: Mika Publishers: various Universal Republic Just as his Empire of the Sun bandmate Luke Steele has become a hip-hop/R&B staple of late by collaborating with Ja ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

    January 27, 2012 12:20 AM EST No. 28 Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Chairman/COO; chairman/CEO Atlantic Records Group Twitter: @AtlanticRecords Record-Breaking Dynamic Duo... Under the leadership of Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records supplanted sibling la ...

  11. Rihanna Renews 'Love' Affair Atop Hot 100

    January 12, 2012 7:30 AM EST After a two-week respite, Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit (2-1) for a ninth total week in charge. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest residence at No. ...

  12. LMFAO Still 'Sexy' Atop Hot 100

    January 04, 2012 5:22 PM EST LMFAO scores a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It." The confident duo's previous leader, "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, meanwhile, continues its lengthy residence i ...

  13. Sony Preps 'Supernatural' Re-issue

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST A decade after sweeping the Grammys, Santana's "Supernatural" will be re-issued as a two-volume set with unreleased tracks Feb. 16. "Supernatural: Legacy Edition" on Sony will contain a re-mastered version of the original ...

  14. 'This Is It' Becomes Michael Jackson's Sixth No. 1 Album

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own b ...

  15. Michael Jackson Continues To Shake Up Charts

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the first full week following Michael Jackson's death on June 25, his catalog of solo albums shifted 800,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up a whopping 90% compared with the previous week, when his solo sets moved 422,000 . ...

  16. Rob Thomas iPhone App Launches

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the day of the launch of his new album “Cradlesong,” Rob Thomas has a new iPhone app—Fanbase Mobile. The app aggregates all Thomas-related news, content, and other information available on the Web into one interface. It also allows fans to foll ...

  17. Rick Ross Nets Third No. 1 Album

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rick Ross' "Deeper Than Rap" bows atop the Billboard 200 with 158,000, giving the rapper his third chart-topper . . . Two more new sets arrive in the top 10 this week: Depeche Mode's "Sounds of the Universe" enters at ...

  18. Primary Wave, Serletic Form Venture

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a co-publishing venture with Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic and his company, Emblem Music Group. Serletic has co-written songs recorded by Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Willie Nelson and C ...

  19. Matchbox Twenty Frontman Talks Mobile

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas sat down with Billboard’s Antony Bruno to discuss the band’s partnership with AT&T, mobile music and the state of digital distribution today. How did you get so interested in mobile as a means of getting you ...

  20. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  21. Thomas, Jewel Plan Tandem Tour

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seven-week tour will open May 23. Atlantic labelmates Rob Thomas and Jewel will combine forces for a seven-week tour that will open May 23 in Clearwater, Fla. Making it an Atlantic roster hat trick, Toby Lightman will support the most dates on the ...

  22. Top Stars Join Multi-Network Katrina Benefit

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys to appear. Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, John Mellencamp and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington are the first acts confirmed to appear at a live performan ...

  23. NBA Recruits Rob Thomas

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Playoff telecasts will feature 'Heart Breaks.' Beginning May 14, "This Is How a Heart Breaks," by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas, will be the anthem for ABC television network's coverage of the National Basket ...

  24. Thomas Makes Billboard History

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Solo set soars straight to No. 1 Rob Thomas makes Billboard 200 chart history this week with "Something To Be" (Melisma/Atlantic), which debuts at No. 1 with 252,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Matchbox Twenty ...

  25. Clear Channel Plans Web Performance Series

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rob Thomas, John Legend on board for 'Stripped.' Rob Thomas, John Legend on board for 'Stripped.' News Rob Thomas , John Legend ...

  26. Clear Channel Plans Web Performance Series

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rob Thomas, John Legend on board for 'Stripped.' Clear Channel Communications plans to make a big push into the Internet radio space next month with a new performance series that will be syndicated weekly to hundreds of its local-station ...

  27. The Beat

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Something to Be." Read Melinda Newman's column. Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Som ...

  28. The Beat

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Something to Be." Read Melinda Newman's column. Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas showcases many musical facets on his solo set, ". . . Som ...

  29. The Beat

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups - Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott Stapp - are working on solo projects. Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups - Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott Stapp ...

  30. The Beat

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups -- Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott Stapp -- are working on solo projects. Two lead singers for multi-platinum groups -- Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Creed's Scott St ...