1. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy ...

  2. Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox

    9 Albums, 14 Songs

  3. B.B. King, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, More Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    October 11, 2012 10:31 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They're joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson ...

  4. Annie Lennox Marries American Doctor in London

    September 18, 2012 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Annie Lennox has married for a third time. The Scottish singer-songwriter's publicist confirms Lennox married Mitch Besser in a private ceremony Saturday in London. Several reports in the British press over the weekend described the ceremony, w ...

  5. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  6. Jessie Ware Talks Breakthrough 'Devotion' Debut & 'Wildest Moments' Single

    August 23, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jessie Ware 's debut album "Devotion" had been available for free via live-stream on The Guardian's web site for no less than three hours before she got a fan tweet guaranteed to disturb any new artist. "I love the album! I ...

  7. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  8. Olympics Closing Ceremony: Spice Girls, George Michael + More

    August 12, 2012 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 British Music Royalty Light Up London in Psychedelic Farewell to Games With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lig ...

  9. Spice Girls, Jessie J Rehearse for Olympics Closing Ceremony

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts reportedly tipped to sing for their tickets at the closing night ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The media and social networks have been abuzz with specula ...

  10. Max Vangeli and AN21 Ready Their First Album on Swedish House Mafia Member's Imprint

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Watching them pogo, fist-pump and otherwise wild out in festival booths across the globe, one might not think of Max Vangeli and AN21 as old souls. But when talk turns to classic house music and the dancefloor experience, they sound like old-schoo ...

  11. Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concerts Draws UK's Largest TV Audience Year To Date, Beats Simon Cowell's 'Britain's Got Talent''

    June 05, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney performing at the Diamond Jubilee celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's sixty-year reign was the UK's highest rated TV program this year. (Getty) The BBC said Tuesday that it drew the biggest British TV audience of the year ...

  12. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Maje ...

  13. Kylie Minogue's 'Timebomb' Explodes: New Single & Video Released

    May 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues her year-long celebration of her 25 years in the music business with the release of her new single and video for "Timebomb." The single was released in the early hours of May 25 globally via iTunes, who is ...

  14. Kelly Clarkson to Premiere 'Dark Side' at BBMAs, Talks 'Duets'

    May 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 K elly Clarkson will premiere her new single "Dark Side" at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday in a mashup with "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)." The singer, now 10 years and five albums removed from her season one victory ...

  15. New Kylie Minogue Greatest Hits Album Due in June

    May 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop diva Kylie Minogue continues the celebration of her 25th year in the music business with the announcement of her new greatest hits album, "The Best of Kylie Minogue." The 21-song set will be released on June 19 in the U.S. and June 4 i ...

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Whitney Houston, Madonna, Katy Perry

    February 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100 's top 10. With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You&quo ...

  17. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  19. David Cook Talks 'This Loud Morning': Video Track-By-Track

    June 28, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For David Cook 's second album since his "American Idol" season seven victory, he penned -- no joke -- nearly 80 songs. Ultimately, he managed to narrow it down to just a dozen tracks for "This Loud Morning," out today (June ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Miley Cyrus Plugs Gucci Mane, Kanye Designs Silk Scarves

    April 07, 2011 5:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Miley Cyrus Shouts Out Gucci Mane on Twitter Pop princess Miley Cyrus gave an unlikely plug to Gucci Mane on Twitter today (April 7), posing next to the rapper's Sou ...

  21. 'Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Manage Season 10 Winner

    March 29, 2011 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller, in partnership with 19 Entertainment and CKX, Inc., will manage season 10's winner and runner-up, according to a statement being released today by XIX Entertainment. Over th ...

  22. Annie Lennox to Receive Humanitarian Award At NARM

    March 02, 2011 8:35 AM EST Music trade association NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) announced on Wednesday that artist and activist Annie Lennox will be honored at the conclusion of the 2011 NARM Convention, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaz ...

  23. Mariah, Susan Boyle Come Out For 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center'

    December 01, 2010 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Nov. 30) the Christmas festivities were in full swing with some of the biggest females in music coming out to sing for 78th Annual Tree Lighting at NYC's Rockefeller Center. Mariah Carey , Kylie Minogue , Susan Boyle , Annie Lennox ...

  24. Brandy Falls to Third Place in 'Dancing With the Stars' Semi-Finals

    November 16, 2010 10:04 AM EST 0 0 0 There is officially one week left for this season of "Dancing With the Stars" and the competition is more intense than ever. With only one results show standing between the contestants and the final, Brandy took a critical tumble to third ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Metallica Honors Armed Forces, Lil Wayne Buys 48 Bottles of Champagne

    November 05, 2010 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica Headlines 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Launch Event, Honors U.S. Armed Forces Metallica headlined the launch event for the Activision "Call of Duty: ...

  26. BACKBEAT: Annie Lennox Previews New Christmas Album

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Annie Lennox is getting ready to release a Christmas album and gave a very special preview to a VIP crowd in London on September 28. “Christmas Cornucopia” is due November 15 in the United Kingdom on Island Records and the 16th in the United State ...

  27. Annie Lennox Launches Holiday Album In London

    September 29, 2010 7:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Christmas came early for the U.K. music biz as Annie Lennox made an impromptu performance at the launch of her new holiday album. Lennox launched her "Christmas Cornucopia" album -- her first for Universal after spending most of her career ...

  28. Annie Lennox Launches Holiday Album In London

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christmas came early for the U.K. music biz as Annie Lennox made an impromptu performance at the launch of her new holiday album. Lennox launched her "Christmas Cornucopia" album -- her first for Universal after spending most of her care ...

  29. Will Kanye, Susan Boyle or Taylor Swift Rule the Holiday Season?

    September 27, 2010 9:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fate of music retailers' holiday sales season may rest not with a country-crossover auteur or a hip-hop oversharer or even the King of Pop, but with a momsy 50-year-old Scot drawn to show tunes. Yes, Taylor Swift and Kanye West will release ...

  30. Chart Beat Wednesday: Train, Dirty Heads, Nicki Minaj

    June 30, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 TO THE COUNTRY, BY TRAIN: Next stop, the Country Songs chart. Ten months after the song first ranked on a Billboard survey - it entered Adult Pop Songs the week of Sept. 5, 2009 - Train 's "Hey, Soul Sister" debuts on Country Songs at ...

  31. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 ...

  32. Elton John, Black Eyed Peas Perform on Star-Studded 'Idol Gives Back

    April 22, 2010 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 E lton John , Alici a Keys , Carrie Underwood , the Black Eyed Peas and other music stars took the stage for Wednesday night's "Idol Gives Back" (Apr. 21), a fund-raising special benefiting children's, hunger and health charities ...

  33. Billboard Presents -- Sam Adams "Driving Me Crazy" Exclusive Performance

    Billboard Presents -- Sam Adams "Driving Me Crazy" Exclusive Performance

    March 30, 2010 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sam Adams Performs His Overnight Smash "Driving Me Crazy" for Billboard.com Annie Lennox , Billboard Presents , exclusive , Hip-Hop , Walking on Broken Glass , Driving Me Crazy , vuclip , Wizner , sam , I Hate College Videos Sam Adams Anni ...

  34. Ice Cube Goes 'West', Aerosmith Back on Track?

    February 26, 2010 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Ice Cube is coming back with a "no apologies" album called "I Am the West," and Aerosmith has reconciled with Steven Tyler and announced this summer's & ...

  35. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 11:07 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed and Ray Dav ...

  36. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday (Oct. 30) at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed ...

  37. Ailing Eric Clapton Pulls Out Of Rock Hall Of Fame Concerts

    October 27, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall concert extravaganza in New York to have gallstones removed, organizers said on Monday. Bruce Springsteen 's participation was up in the air, meanwhile, after the rocker abruptl ...

  38. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. ...

  39. Song Debut: David Gray "Draw The Line"

    September 09, 2009 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gray decided to try something different with his new record. Listen for yourself. After seventh album "Life in Slow Motion" rose into the top 20 of the Billboard 200 in 2005, David Gray decided to try something different with new record &q ...

  40. David Gray 'Draws The Line' On Upcoming Album

    August 21, 2009 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite worldwide sales of 12 million albums and two consecutive Top 20 releases in the U.S., David Gray went for "a complete overhaul" on his upcoming seventh studio set, "Draw the Line." "I knew I was gonna change things e ...

  41. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  42. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  43. David Gray Ready To 'Draw The Line'

    June 02, 2009 1:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a four year break, British singer-songwriter David Gray is set to return September 22 with "Draw The Line," his first set of all new songs since 2005's "Life In Slow Motion." While the final track list is still being f ...

  44. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM 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. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  45. U2, Comic Relief Top U.K. Charts

    March 16, 2009 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The latest single for the BBC's Comic Relief charity yesterday became the 11th in the series to hit No. 1 in the U.K., while U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) started a second week atop the album chart. The single ...

  46. Chart Beat: AI, Taylor Swift, Annie Lennox

    February 26, 2009 5:14 PM EST 0 0 0 ADULT EDUCATION: Ever since Kelly Clarkson made her first appearance on a Billboard chart, finalists from "American Idol" have been showing up on surveys that cross all genres -- pop, R&B, country, rock, Christian, reggae... O.K., not ...

  47. Taylor Swift Remains Atop Billboard 200

    February 25, 2009 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "Fearless" claims a 10th non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, a feat unmatched by any album since Santana's "Supernatural" collected 12 weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and 2000. Only eight other albums by ...

  48. Lennox Closes Chapter With Solo Collection

    January 14, 2009 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Annie Lennox has been "itching to get back on track" ever since back surgery to relieve a trapped nerve in her spinal cord last August postponed the planned fall release of "The Annie Lennox Collection." "I still have a cons ...

  49. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He i 2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, band ...

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