1. Revisionist History, Holiday Edition: Mariah Gets a 'Christmas' Gift, Wham! Gets the Boot

    December 10, 2014 12:01 PM EST For those who love the Billboard charts, this truly is -- as Andy Williams reminds us every December -- the most wonderful time of the year. The arrival of Billboard 's annual year-end rankings have made it a "Happy" holiday for ano ...

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  5. Mariah Carey Tops First 2012 Holiday Songs Chart

    November 29, 2012 5:11 PM EST With Black Friday behind us, the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Billboard.biz. Like the Billboard Hot 100, but solely for yuletide tracks (of all eras), the 50-position-deep Holiday Songs-chart ranks the most popular seasonal songs ...

  6. Mariah Carey-Led Holiday Songs Chart Returns

    November 29, 2012 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 'Tis the season for Billboard to resume charting the most popular holiday songs. As the weather outside gets frightful (or at least the lines at the mall…), the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Billboard.com. Like the Billboard Ho ...

  7. Least-Liked Holiday Songs: Some Theories Why People Hate Beach Boys, Others So Much

    November 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST When Edison Research published a recent list of this year's least-liked holiday songs, there were a lot of questions, especially from people outside the radio business who hadn't seen other, similar research over the last decade. Edison, ...

  8. 'Pretty Woman' Songwriter Bill Dees Dies

    November 01, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash , Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison , including co-writing the classic ...

  9. Andy Williams Chart Legacy: 42 Hot 100 Hits, 4 Adult Contemporary No. 1s

    September 26, 2012 5:49 PM EDT Andy Williams will be remembered as a "middle-of-the-road" singer, a term that we now call "Adult Contemporary," but that may not be an accurate way of remembering the crooner who scored 42 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 (and it ...

  10. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Singer, Dead at 84

    September 26, 2012 10:12 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you wer ...

  11. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren ...

  12. Kem Releasing 'Sensuous' Christmas Album

    August 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, R&B star says he's one song away from wrapping up his fourth studio album Kem has a holiday album planned for the fall, and may have another present for his fans in 2013. The Detroit R&B singer will release "What Christm ...

  13. Grammy Nominations Concert Moving to Nashville

    August 21, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent. The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Music City. The show will air Dec. 5 live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena. This is the fifth ti ...

  14. Grammy's Nominations Concert Heading to Nashville

    August 21, 2012 8:45 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent. The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Music City. The show will air Dec. 5 live on CBS from Bridgestone ...

  15. Morrissey Says He'll Retire in 2 Years

    June 06, 2012 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After 30 years in the music business, former Smiths frontman and independent music luminary Morrissey revealed plans Friday to retire at the age of 55. The 53-year-old singer said that he wants to leave the business after "aging a lot recently. ...

  16. Bob Henry, Producer of Pioneering 'Nat King Cole Show,' Dies at 92

    March 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Helmed Variety Shows for Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Carpenters, Among Others Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows including "The Nat King Cole Show" and "The Flip Wilson Show," has died. A Tues ...

  17. Adele, Prince... and Vanilla Ice? The 20 Albums to Lead the Billboard 200 for 16 Weeks or More

    January 19, 2012 5:12 PM EST As previously reported , Adele's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest reign since the "Titanic" soundtrack also led for 16 frames in 1998. Since the chart began appeari ...

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Van Halen, Aretha Franklin

    January 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele's "21" becomes just the 20th album in the Billboard 200's five-decade-plus history to reign for at least 16 weeks SWEET 16: As previously reported , Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th ...

  19. Andy Williams Has Bladder Cancer

    November 06, 2011 11:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Andy Williams, the squeaky clean crooner famous for his rendition of "Moon River," announced Saturday that he is battling bladder cancer. "I do have cancer of the bladder," Williams, 83, told the crowd attending a concert Saturda ...

  20. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Mo ...

  21. KEZE/Spokane, Wash. Rocks The Holidays

    December 07, 2010 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 This time of year, nearly all the reporters to Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart transform their airwaves into a non-stop winter wonderland of holiday music. Standards from Ray Conniff , Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams temporar ...

  22. Mariah Carey's 'All I Want' Crowns Billboard's Holiday Songs Chart

    December 01, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Like a star shining bright atop a Christmas tree, Mariah Carey's 1994 carol "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tops Billboard's list of the 100 most popular seasonal songs. The special holiday recap is based on a formula blending ...

  23. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF ...

  24. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as ...

  25. Casting Crowns Extends Reign With 'Whole World'

    November 30, 2009 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 As the seven members of the Atlanta-based band Casting Crowns settle into the front of one of their tour buses, they are all warm and friendly, eager to share the latest photos of their kids and happenings at their churches. If they seem more like y ...

  26. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodie ...

  27. Special: Celebrating Songs For 40 Years

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame convene for its annual gala award dinner on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, attendees will celebrate not just a stellar group of inductees but also the organization's 40th an ...

  28. May 3, 2009

    May 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Doug Firley of Gravity Kills drops a keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 1991 – Singer Andy Williams marries Debbie Haas in New York City. 1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U ...

  29. Andy Williams Honored By Society of Singers

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark and Glen Campbell were among the performers who paid tribute to Andy Williams, recipient of the 2008 ELLA Award from the Society of Singers (SOS). Held last evening (May 19) at the Beverly ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinna ...

  31. Manilow, Campbell Tapped For SOS Ceremony

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Petula Clark and Johnny Mathis are among the performers who will pay tribute to Andy Williams, the 17th recipient of the Society of Singers’ (SOS) ELLA Award. The dinner and ceremony, including silent and live auction ...

  32. Early Memories: The Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys while staging its usual annual awards telecast, the show's producers created an ingenious plan: They'd lessen the pres Faced with the daunting task of commem ...

  33. Williams To Receive ELLA Award

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Emmy-winning singer Andy Williams has been announced as the recipient of the 17th annual ELLA Award by the Society of Singers (SOS). The presentation will take place May 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Willliams, who won an ...

  34. Melua/Cassidy Duet Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An "electronic duet" charity version of Louis Armstrong's 1968 U.K. No. 1 "What a Wonderful World" by Katie Melua and the late Eva Cassidy has repeated the feat of the original and gone to the top of An "electronic duet ...

  35. Chart Beat Chat

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Kimberley Locke, Christine Perfect, Leona Lewis and more! THE PERFECT E-MAIL Hi Fred. Last week, Mike Burk inquired about female artists who had success under both their maiden and married names. Christine Perfect had su ...

  36. Lewis Still Dominating U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Leona Lewis began another week of supremacy on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 9), moving into a seventh week at No. 1 with the single "Bleeding Love" and a fourth with its parent Syco Music/Son Leona Lewis began another week of supr ...

  37. Leona Lewis Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 2) as her Syco Music/Sony BMG album "Spirit" started a third week at No. 1 and "Bleeding Love" strode into a sixth week a Leona Lewis maintained her s ...

  38. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinna ...

  39. Apace, Sony BMG Pact On U.K. Catalog Releases

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based compilation CD specialist Apace Music has forged a deal for the United Kingdom that will allow it access to Sony BMG's catalog. U.K.-based compilation CD specialist Apace Music has forged a deal for the United Kingdom that will all ...

  40. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>The Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair are inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Gravity Kills k ...

  41. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homema ...

  42. Casting Crowns -- Breaking The Mold

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Every once in a while there's a success story that defies the odds, overcomes obstacles, slays skeptics and rises from obscurity to top the charts. In today's Christian music community, it is ...

  43. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all a ...

  44. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops ...

  45. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwes ...

  46. Doves, Mercury Rev Teaming For Tour

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The trek will begin May 1 in San Francisco and wrap May 23 in Washington, D.C. Doves and Mercury Rev will team for a three-week North American tour following their joint appearances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. ...

  47. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Adult Contemporary chart with readers. BREAKING AWAY Dear Fred, Thanks for sharing your list of favorite songs/albums for the year. I was a little surprised that Kelly Clarkson didn't ...

  48. Andy Williams Postpones Asia Tour Over Bird Flu

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran American singer Andy Williams has postponed a concert tour of Asia because of the spread of a deadly bird flu, a concert promoter said today (Jan. 29). Veteran American singer Andy Williams has postponed a concert tour of Asia because of t ...

  49. 'Gilligan's Island' Composer Wyle Dies

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died Friday of leukemia. George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed mus ...

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