The Way It Is

  1. All You Need Is Love: A Former Psych Student Deconstructs the Hot 100's 1,000 No. 1s

    February 23, 2011 1:11 PM EST How did I spend my long weekend, plus a(n unhealthy) portion of yesterday? "Analyzing the subject matter of all 1,000 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s , of course!¨I wondered if by dissecting the content of each leading song since the Hot 100's ...

  2. Keys Producer Recording With Randolph, Hamilton, Beyonce

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, best known for his longtime collaboration with Alicia Keys, is expanding his reach. The songwriter/producer, who partners with Keys in Krucial Keys Enterprises, is currently in the studio with pedal steel guitar guru Robe ...

  3. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Greg Curtis

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Houston, Texas native Greg Curtis has worked with everyone from Destiny's Child to Yolanda Adams, but it’s his songwriting relationship with R&B singer Keyshia Cole that has catapulted him to No. 1. After seven weeks at No. 1, Cole's ...

  4. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the lar ...

  5. Rascal Flatts Flattens Competition With Third No. 1 Album

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country trio Rascal Flatts strikes with its third straight No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Still Feels Good" bows with a whopping 547,000 ... That's the biggest sales week for a country act since over a year ago when, you guess ...

  6. Cole Album Expected In Fall

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Keyshia Cole is eyeing a Sept. 18 release for her sophomore album, "Just Like You." The first single, "Let It Go," features Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim; a Benny Boom-directed video with cameos from those ar ...

  7. Coldplay Remains On Top

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'X&Y' sold over 1.2 million since June 7 release. Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay's "X&Y" remains on top of The Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. Sales of the Capi ...

  8. Columbia Signs Bruce Hornsby

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pianist/songwriter Bruce Hornsby has signed with Columbia Records, which will issue his upcoming album "Halcyon Days." The set, due Aug. 10, features a number of high-profile guest performers, Veteran pianist/songwriter Bruce Hor ...