1. Miley Cyrus' Parents File for Divorce

    October 27, 2010 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 B illy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish, the parents of teenage pop star Miley Cyrus , have filed for divorce in Tennessee after 17 years of marriage, the pair told People magazine on Wednesday. "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for ...

  2. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 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 ...

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Kenny Chesney, Phil Collins

    October 07, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LIMA LEAPFROGS LIVERPOOL: As previously reported , the "Glee" cast swells its total to 75 Billboard Hot 100 chart entries, passing the Beatles for most visits to the survey among non-solo acts. The ensemble that portrays the show choir at ...

  4. Miley Cyrus Parodied as Talk Show Host on 'SNL'

    October 04, 2010 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus -- singer, actress, dancer and now talk show host? Cyrus was parodied Saturday (Oct. 2) on "Saturday Night Live" by new cast member Vanessa Bayer, who played an obnoxious, self-promoting version of the singer on a skit titled & ...

  5. Billy Ray Cyrus and Son to Star in 'UFO' TV Show

    September 07, 2010 5:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 After starring with his daughter Miley on the Dinsey Channel's hit series "Hannah Montana" for four years, singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus is now teaming with another one of his children. "UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious&quo ...

  6. Eminem Rolls A Seven On Billboard 200

    August 25, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A s previously reported , Eminem spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery." Where does such a reign stack up against other long-lasting leaders since the album chart converted to Nielsen SoundScan point-of-sale da ...

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  8. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead at 74

    July 15, 2010 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ank Cochran , a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold , has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hende ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost ...

  10. Reports: Disney To Close Lyric Street Records

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records, home to acts such Rascal Flatts, Bucky Covington and Love and Theft, will be shuttered according to reports online. The Nashville-based label opened its doors in 1997 and has been home to artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus and S ...

  11. Danny Gokey's 'Days' Starts Strong

    March 10, 2010 3:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Season eight American Idol finalist Danny Gokey claims the best first-week sales showing on Country Albums by a rookie male country act in 18 years, and the best opening week digital sum for any country newcomer, as "My Best Days" opens at ...

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  13. Miley Cyrus Tour Bus Overturns, 1 Dead

    November 20, 2009 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Virginia State Police say one person was killed when a tour bus belonging to Miley Cyrus overturned, but the 16-year-old "Hannah Montana" star was not on board. Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the bus overturned around 8:15 a.m. Friday on Intersta ...

  14. Hot Soundtracks: Twlight New Moon, This Is It, Where the Wild Things Are

    October 15, 2009 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard chronicles what's hot in movie music with our weekly Soundtracks chart , and right here on Billboard.com you can listen to some of the biggest soundtracks of the week in their entirety. Just click on the "play" buttons below ...

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard&# ...

  16. Chart Beat Wednesday: Alice In Chains, Jason Aldean, Katy Perry

    August 26, 2009 3:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 MODERN ROCK: Billboard's rock charts this week boast a number of acts reclaiming the spotlight. Ahead of its Sept. 29 release, "Black Gives Way to Blue," its first album in 14 years, Alice in Chains notches its first top on Alternativ ...

  17. Metro Station Ready To Roll With Miley

    June 19, 2009 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Touring with your little sister may not seem appealing to most rockers. But when the sibling in question is Miley Cyrus, older bro Trace Cyrus and his band, Metro Station -- riding high with its own hits "Shake It" and "Kelsey" - ...

  18. Miley Cyrus Breaks Out U.K. Concert Dates

    June 12, 2009 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus has announced dates for her first U.K. tour which will start in December, as she continues to build a pop music career in her own right rather than as her alter-ego Hannah Montana. Cyrus, 16, who plays a schoolgirl wit ...

  19. Ask Billboard

    May 01, 2009 1:11 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. CAN YOU MAKE CENTS OF THIS? Hello ...

  20. Eminem, Green Day Make Big Hot 100 Debuts

    April 23, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a third week, while the tally's highest debut comes at No. 9 from Eminem with "We Made You." It's the best Hot 100 debu ...

  21. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  22. 'Hannah Montana' Boosts Six Songs On Hot 100

    April 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" still reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100, but a big opening weekend for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" boosts or debuts six of the soundtrack's songs on the Hot 100. Miley Cyrus' &q ...

  23. 'Hannah Montana' Rocks Box Office With $34 Million Opening

    April 13, 2009 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 OMG! OMG! Sixteen-year-old actress Miley Cyrus became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood on Sunday as her first nonconcert movie topped the North American box office, earning twice as much as Disney had forecast. Walt Disney Co's "Hanna ...

  24. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 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. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enj ...

  25. Beathard, Swift, Hank Jr., Sony ATV Big Winners At BMI Country Awards

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Casey Beathard, Taylor Swift, Hank Williams, Jr., and publisher Sony/ATV were the big winners at the 56th Annual BMI Country Awards, which were held Tuesday night (Nov. 11) at the performing rights organization's Music Row offices in Nashvill ...

  26. Miley, Billy Ray To Appear On “Good Morning America,” CMA Awards

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," and her father, television co-star and duet partner Billy Ray Cyrus, will perform on ABC’s "Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Nov. 12. They are also scheduled to present ...

  27. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contr ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation L ...

  29. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped War ...

  30. 'Nashville Star' Crowns New Champion

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson was crowned during the show's finale, which aired last night (Aug. 4). Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of N ...

  31. The Billboard Q&A: Miley Cyrus

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Let's get it out of the way. That Vanity Fair photo shoot? For a teen idol that's suddenly been turned into glossy rag mag fodder, Miley Cyrus is remarkably sanguine when asked about the bare-shoulder Let's get it out of the way. That ...

  32. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Roc ...

  33. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. &quo ...

  34. Taylor Swift Set For 'Hannah' Film, CMA Special

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift is the latest country star to join the cast of "Hannah Montana: The Movie," which is currently filming in Tennessee. Swift, who plays herself, shot her cameo on June 9. Taylor Swift is the latest country star to join the cast ...

  35. Rascal Flatts To Appear In Hannah Montana Movie

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country super group Rascal Flatts will appear and perform in the upcoming Hannah Montana movie, which is currently filming in Tennessee. Country super group Rascal Flatts will appear and perform in the upcoming Hannah Montana movie, which is current ...

  36. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controve ...

  37. Miley Cyrus Memoir Due Next Spring

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old teen idol better known as "Hannah Montana," plans to write a memoir about her journey to stardom, according to the Disney Book Group. Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old teen idol better known as "Hannah Montana, ...

  38. Travis, Adkins, Evans Added To CMA Music Fest Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, James Otto, Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis join an already stellar performance lineup for the nightly concerts at the CMA Music Festival, ...

  39. Pickler, Swift Big Winners At CMT Music Awards

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 She wasn't in the house, but Kellie Pickler went home the night's top winner at the 2008 CMT Music Awards, held Monday (April 14) at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. She wasn't in the house, but Kellie Pickler ...

  40. Billy Ray Cyrus To Host 'Nashville Star'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus will host the reality show "Nashville Star" when the series, which aired on USA Network for five years, moves to NBC this summer. Previous hosts have included Jewel, LeAnn Rimes and Nancy O'Dell. As previously report ...

  41. Billy Ray, Miley Cyrus To Host CMT Awards

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") will host 2008 CMT Music Awards on April 14. The show, which airs on CMT and CMT.com, will take place at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. The pair, whos ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it ...

  43. 'Hannah Montana' Film Sets Presale Record

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Walt Disney Co's Hannah Montana concert film dominated U.S. online movie ticket sales today (Jan. 30), a day ahead of its debut, despite opening in fewer than 1,000 theaters. Walt Disney Co's Hannah Montana concert film dominated U.S. onli ...

  44. Cyrus, Engvall Take The 'Bait'

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Crooner-turned-actor Billy Ray Cyrus and comedian Bill Engvall are set to star in the straight-to-DVD comedy "Bait Shop" for Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Crooner-turned-actor Billy Ray Cyrus and comedian Bill Engvall are set to star in th ...

  45. Chart Beat

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Ringo Starr, Anne Murray, Billy Ray Cyrus and more! HE WANTS TO BE YOUR MAN: Ringo Starr earns his highest debuting album on The Billboard 200 in the last 10 years and scores the 85th non-Beatle album by a Beatle. "Liverpool 8,&q ...

  46. Chart Beat

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Kimberley Locke and more! BIGGEST JUMP OF THE CENTURY: Thanks to street date violations, the physical CD release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO) entered The Billboard 200 last week at ...

  47. Radiohead's 'Rainbows' Rises

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" makes a dramatic leap up the Billboard 200 to No. 1 after street-date violations pushed the album onto the chart early last week ... last week's chart-topper, Mary J. Blige's "Growing Pains,& ...

  48. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an ...

  49. 'Hannah Montana' Tickets Fuel Lawsuit

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thousands of "Hannah Montana" fans who couldn't get concert tickets are suing the teen performer's fan club over memberships they claim were supposed to give them priority for seats. Thousands of "Hannah Montana" fans w ...

  50. 'Hannah Montana' Tickets Fuel Lawsuit

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Thousands of "Hannah Montana" fans who couldn't get concert tickets are suing the teen performer's fan club over memberships they claim were supposed to give them priority for seats. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a New J ...

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