1. Guns N' Roses to Tiffany: No.1 Songs From 1988

    June 05, 2017 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1988 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 199 ...

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1988, Bobby McFerrin Chilled at No. 1

    September 21, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-seven years ago, the a cappella 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' topped the Hot 100 No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Alicia Keys, Madonna & Luther Vandross. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than ...

  3. James Taylor & Paul Simon Play Benefit for Late Jazz Great Michael Brecker

    January 21, 2015 5:24 AM EST James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Taylor, who Brecker's widow said had the flu, performed "Don't Let M ...

  4. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Milli Vanilli's 'Miss' Hits Top of Hot 100

    September 22, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1989, the duo scored its second of three No. 1s. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Luther Vandross and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart histo ...

  5. Bobby McFerrin Dedicates 'Spirit' of Father in New Album

    July 04, 2013 12:32 AM EDT For Bobby McFerrin, breaking new ground has always been synonymous with his music. His concerts are a mixed bag of musical styles drawing from jazz, classical, blues, and numerous other styles. He's performed unaccompanied, scatting and riffi ...

  6. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthe ...

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  8. Ask Billboard: Whistlers Smother The Hot 100's 10

    August 19, 2011 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 ...

  9. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating ...

  10. Jason Moran, Brad Mehldau Trio, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock Win ECHO 2011 Jazz Awards

    May 05, 2011 10:00 AM EDT BERLIN - Nine US-jazz acts will receive the German ECHO 2011 Jazz Award . Among the winners are Jason Moran, the Brad Mehldau Trio, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Ritenour and Herbie Hancock. The award ceremony in 27 categories will be held on June 17, 2011 ...

  11. Sade, Willow Smith, Kanye Earn NAACP Image Award Nominations

    January 12, 2011 5:23 PM EST 0 0 0 S ade , Usher , Kanye West and newcomer Willow Smith are among the multiple nominees in the recording category for the upcoming NAACP Image Awards. Nominations for the 42nd annual ceremony were announced today (Jan. 12) during a press conference at ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST 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 ...

  13. Chiddy Bang Get "Happy"

    October 04, 2010 4:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the grand finale of the 2010 season of our Mashup Mondays video series, we're proud to bring you a double feature: alt-hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang doing up Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry Be Happy" and Marina and the Diamonds ...

  14. Marina & The Diamonds Put A Shine On 3Oh!3

    October 04, 2010 4:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the grand finale of the 2010 season of our Mashup Mondays video series, we're proud to bring you a double feature: Marina and the Diamonds covering "Starstrukk" by 3Oh!3 and alt-hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang doing up Bobby McFerrin' ...

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male r ...

  16. Nas, Damian Marley Cancel London Show, Flight Ban Lifted

    April 21, 2010 6:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Nas and Damian Marley show in London has been canceled as a result of the shutdown on flights in the U.K. However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash fro ...

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. O ...

  18. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newc 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three ...

  19. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim ...

  20. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / May 1-4, 2008 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time since 2005, offered an emotional conclusion to the 39th annual celebra The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional ...

  21. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50 ...

  22. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25- Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newc 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three ...

  24. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim ...

  25. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & The Blowfish and the Dave Matthews Band raise close to $1 million at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Ky.<br clear="none"/><br 2002 - U.K. artis ...

  26. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim R 2003 - Rising British sing ...

  27. Montreux On The Record

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared on its stages. From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & The Blowfish and the Dave Matthews Band raise close to $1 million at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Ky.<br clear="none"/><br 2002 - U.K. artis ...

  29. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim R 2003 - Rising British sing ...

  30. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is ...

  31. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. ...

  33. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named be 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62, sang with Cass Elliott in folk trio the Big Three. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications f ...

  35. Little Worlds

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Little Worlds" is one of the coolest and most inventive jazz releases of the year. "Little Worlds" is one of the coolest and most inventive jazz releases of the year. The first studio album for Bela Fleck and his Flecktone bandm ...

  36. Enter My Mind

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Marlon Saunders has already earned musical notoriety: penning Miller Lite jingles, doing background vocals for Sting and Barry White, singing in Jazzhole and Bobby McFerrin's Voicest Singer/songwriter Marlon Saunders has alrea ...

  37. Flecktones Prep Ambitious Triple 'Worlds'

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds," a three-disc studio set due Aug. 12 from Columbia. Produced by banjo virtuoso Fleck at his Nashville home studio, the 27-track Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are pr ...

  38. Rendezvous in New York

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In late 2001, Chick Corea used the occasion of his 60th birthday to take up residency at New York's Blue Note nightclub, reuniting with many of his most-celebrated collaborators. In late 2001, Chick Corea used the occasion of his 60th birthday ...

  39. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don&# ...

  40. Jones, Charles Set For Montreal Jazz Fest

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, and Ben Harper have been tapped to headline the 24th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, one of the world's largest musical gatherings, according to organiz Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, an ...

  41. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>The Nirvana live album, ""From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah,"" is released, featuring performances recorded between 1989 to 1994. 1996 - The Nirvana live album, ""From the Muddy Banks of the ...

  42. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ""A Tribute To Hank Williams"" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim 1999 - Hank Will ...

  43. Round Midnight, Bird,Straight, No Chaser

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Herbie Hancock REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper Columbia/Legacy 85811 CHARLIE PARKER Bird ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Lennie Niehaus REISSU With characteristic initiative, Legacy has reissu ...

  44. Tenacious D: Obnoxious And Rising

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album ever made" if it weren't for those pesky lads from Liverpool, says singer/actor/guitarist Jack Black, one-half of the acoustic-guitar-wieldin Tenacious D's eponymous ...

  45. McFerrin Goes 'Beyond Words'

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Beyond Words," the 12th album from vocal innovator Bobby McFerrin, is set for a March 12 on Blue Note/Angel. It's the first set to be released in collaboration between jazz label Blue Note and classi "Beyond Words," the 12t ...