Thriller

  1. Ross On Radio: Fitting Everywhere By Fitting Nowhere

    October 29, 2013 1:00 AM EDT Fertile periods in pop music—the early '80s, for example—are usually marked by collaboration and cross-pollination: Chic's Nile Rodgers produces David Bowie. Hip-hop producer Arthur Baker remixes Bruce Springsteen. Michael Jackson draf ...

  2. Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

    October 25, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sell ...

  3. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  4. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  5. Michael Jackson's Biggest Chart Thrills

    November 30, 2012 10:02 AM EST As fans worldwidehe 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's landmark album "Thriller," Billboard celebrates the late King of Pop's musical legacy. Chart Beat looks back at the astonishing dominance Jackson enjoyed ...

  6. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  7. Charts

    August 30, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Songz' First No. 1; Adele Bids Adieu To Top 10 Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Chapter V" bows atop the list with 135,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the R&B singer' ...

  8. How David Guetta's 'Titanium' Became The Longest-Charting Dance Hit Since Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

    June 18, 2012 8:20 AM EDT In its 28th week on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, David Guetta's "Titanium," featuring Sia, passes Darude's "Sandstorm" (27 weeks over two chart runs in 2000-02) to become the ranking's longest-ru ...

  9. Chart Moves: Little Big Town's 'Pontoon' Makes Waves on Hot 100, Lumineers Hit Top 40 For First Time

    June 15, 2012 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , Carly Rae Jepsen sends "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the summit. ...

  10. Adele's '21' Passes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' on UK's All-Time Best Selling Albums List

    May 03, 2012 2:14 PM EDT (Getty Images) The Official U.K. Charts Company announced today (May 3) that Adele's blockbuster "21" album has surpassed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in total U.K. sales. "21's" to-date U.K. sales now ...

  11. Chart Moves: Usher's 'Climax' Arrives, Young the Giant's 'Glee' Gain, Maroon 5's 'Hands' Hits 1 Million

    March 01, 2012 9:09 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rebounds for a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and vocal group the Wanted blasts 23-5 with its debut hit, "Glad You C ...

  12. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  13. Grammys Help Adele's '21' Hit 20th Week At No. 1, Van Halen Debuts At No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele's "21" album beats out Van Halen's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended ...

  14. Whitney Houston Tributes, Adele Push Grammys to Best Ratings Since 1984

    February 13, 2012 12:10 PM EST Whitney Houston tributes and the return of Adele pushed ratings for the Grammy Awards telecast to a level not seen since the days of Michael Jackson and "Thriller." Video: Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at Grammys Sunday ...

  15. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  16. Michael Jackson, King of Pop and Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. WANNA BE STARTIN' ...

  17. Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's Former Manager, Dead at 63

    August 24, 2011 4:09 PM EDT Frank DiLeo (right) with Michael Jackson at Heathrow Airport on July 11, 1988 during the Bad World Tour (Photo: Dave Hogan/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Frank DiLeo, who helped guide Michael Jackson career path to become the King Of Pop, d ...

  18. Katy Perry Sets Sights On Tying Michael Jackson's No. 1s Record With 'Friday' Remix

    August 05, 2011 2:59 PM EDT Katy Perry is on the verge of tying an incredible Billboard Hot 100 chart record -- held by Michael Jackson -- thanks to some help from Missy Elliott. Jackson owns the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album -- with five from his ...

  19. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket To Go On Tour

    July 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A famed red-and-black calfskin jacket Michael Jackson wore in the groundbreaking "Thriller" music video is going on tour. The jacket's new owner, Texas commodities broker Milton Verret, said Tuesday he plans to ...

  20. Chart Moves: Lil Wayne Blasts Up Hot 100; Miguel Has Album Chart's Greatest Gainer

    June 09, 2011 10:46 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" claims a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a second week atop Hot 100 Airplay (150 million in audience, up 5%, according to Nielsen BDS). The multi-format hit re ...

  21. Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch To Be Recreated in Las Vegas

    April 28, 2011 7:55 AM EDT LAS VEGAS - Cirque du Soleil wants to recreate Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Sin City. The Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plans to open a sprawling entertainment complex that includes a Jackson-themed lounge, an inter ...

  22. Billboard Bits: System of a Down Announce Reunion, Kelly Osbourne Dresses Up Like Miley Cyrus

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. System of a Down Announce 2011 Reunion After being defunct for over three years, hard rockers System of a Down has announced that they will return with new tour dates i ...

  23. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  24. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Sugarland, Rihanna, Tim McGraw and more

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Sugarland : The three acts populate Nos. 1-3 on the Billboard 200 , mark ...

  25. Michael Jackson's New Album Out Dec. 14

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Michael," the Michael Jackson album comprised of original material recorded by the King of Pop before his death, will be released Dec. 14 on Epic Records in conjunction with his estate, it was announced today (Nov. 4). The first full tr ...

  26. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Kanye West

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Taylor Swift : You may have heard something about how the pop/country diva swept in at No. 1 on the Bil ...

  27. Will.i.am Doesn't Support New Michael Jackson Album

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material in his vaults. But Jackson collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is vehemently opposed to the idea. "I don't think that should ...

  28. Chart Moves: Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Daughtry, Shakira

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: The artist simply refuses to move out of the penthouse on the Billboard 200 as his "Recovery" spends a third week atop the list, shifting 229,000 (down 27%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Big Boi's solo debut "Sir L ...

  29. Emimem's 'Recovery' Remains At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" stands tall for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 313,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, in its sophomore frame. In two weeks' time, it's racked up 1.1 million in sales . . . The-D ...

  30. Eminem's Huge 'Recovery' Leads Big Week On Billboard 200

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday , Eminem's "Recovery" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a massive 741,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest sales week for a single album since Oc ...

  31. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 741,000 Debut

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 741,000—the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008 . . . It's his sixth straight No. 1 debut and sixth overall chart-topper . . . He also tops t ...

  32. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For At Least 700k In First Week

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Things just got better for Eminem. Industry sources predicted Wednesday that Em’s new "Recovery" album, released on June 21, was on track to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with perhaps 600,000 copies sold by week's ...

  33. Michael Jackson U.K. Sales Snapshot

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the year since his death, Michael Jackson's combined album and track sales in the U.K. total 4.31 million according to the Official Charts Co. For the 12 months since June 25, 2009, Jackson moved 2.77 million albums and 1.54 million tracks ...

  34. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery," released on June 21, is headed for the top spot next week with a very large sum. Industry sources estimate the album will rack up the biggest sales week of the year, as the set could exceed 600,000 copies by wee ...

  35. Drake's 'Thank Me Later' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 447,000

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Drake blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Thank Me Later" bows with 447,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album . . . However, we cou ...

  36. Beyonce Tops Decade's RIAA Sales

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Put a championship ring on it: Beyonce was far and away the queen of gold and platinum sales milestones during the past decade. The RIAA on Wednesday released a compilation of its awards for 2000-09, and the heavily Grammy-ed songstress leads the ...

  37. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  38. Michael Jackson Doc Gets DVD Release Date

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony's Michael Jackson documentary "This Is It" has been set for release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Jan. 26. "This Is It" has rung up $71 million in domestic boxoffice since bowing in theaters Oct. 28, and the studio' ...

  39. 'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday, it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure P ...

  40. New Michael Jackson Single Hits The Airwaves

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's new single "This Is It" began streaming online and playing across the radio airwaves Monday, nearly four months after the "king of pop" died of a prescription drug overdose aged 50. The track, which featu ...

  41. Jackson Estate Sues Foundation Over Name

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's estate on Tuesday sued a foundation that bears the name of one of his most famous songs, "Heal the World." The federal court lawsuit claims the Heal the World Foundation is improperly using trademarks and Web sites ...

  42. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  43. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song, "Make Me," After VMAs

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  44. Jackson Tribute To Kick Off MTV Music Video Awards

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Before MTV settles into its annual teenybopper party known as the Video Music Awards, the ceremony will have a tender moment. Janet Jackson will kick off the show Sunday night with a tribute to her late brother. Michael Jackson's death on Jun ...

  45. Stars, Family Honor Michael Jackson At Funeral

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was buried on Thursday, more than two months after he died of a drug overdose, marking the last stop for a superstar who spent most of his 50 years in the public gaze. The singer, whose enormous success with such albums as "Of ...

  46. Michael Jackson Is King Again In Europe

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson replaces himself at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "The Collection" moves 2-1 to swap places with another Epic/Sony Music Entertainment compilation, "King of Pop." Meanwhile, Pitbu ...

  47. Michael Jackson Merchandise Deal On The Way

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson products could start appearing on store shelves, cell phones, even in X-Box add-ons if a judge signs off on a merchandising deal. The current administrators of the singer's estate have presented several proposed contracts to a ...

  48. Playstation Premiere For Prodigy

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance act the Prodigy's latest video premieres this afternoon on the Playstation 3 VidZone platform. "Take me to the Hospital," the third single to be lifted from the Prodigy's European No. 1 album "Invaders Must Die& ...

  49. Michael Jackson Still Dominates Euro Chart

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to hold down the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums, as European Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new bestseller in Pitbull's former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1 ...

  50. Michael Jackson Scores Eight Of Top 10 Euro Albums

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a history-making week on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, Michael Jackson holds down a spectacular eight of the top ten titles. Meanwhile, "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland starts a ...

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