1. Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent To No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 12, 2012 1:28 PM EST Bruno Mars bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. The song displaces Rihanna's "Diamonds" after three weeks on top. "Heaven" marks Mars' ...

  2. Bobby Vinton

    Bobby Vinton

    29 Albums, 42 Songs

  3. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  4. Hooked: Lana Del Rey's New H&M Ads, Azealia Banks' Racy Mag Cover

    August 20, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Get Hooked and check out Lana Del Rey's new H&M advertisements, see Azealia Banks' controversial Dazed cover, find out what role Alicia Keys will have on "America's Next Top Model" next season, get the details on Kanye W ...

  5. This Week In Billboard History: Meet Newcomer Britney Spears; Is 'Louie Louie' Pornography?

    January 30, 2012 4:00 PM EST : Meet Newcomer Britney Spears Newcomer Britney Spears scores a double on the Billboard charts, as her debut single, the elliptically-titled "…Baby One More Time," succeeds Brandy's "Have You Ever" at No. 1 on the Hot ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, the Beatles, George Strait

    September 16, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 B IG 'MR.' STUFF: Kelly Clarkson roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Mr. Know It All" launches as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 18. An impressive debut, certainly. But, just where does the song rank among other like-prefixed title ...

  7. Ask Billboard: Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Pink

    June 19, 2009 2:55 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. WHERE THE BOYS ARE Hi Gary, This ...

  8. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 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. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a ple ...

  9. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip ...

  10. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. ...

  11. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following ...

  12. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho worl 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in ...

  13. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable ...

  14. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. ...

  15. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following ...

  16. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho worl 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in ...

  17. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable ...

  18. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on Akon, Yusuf Islam, Beyonce and more! DOUBLE TEAMED: Akon has secured his first No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, but it's not "Smack That," the single that remains No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week. Instead, ...

  19. Chart Beat

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Tony Bennett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ludacris and more! TONY, WINNER: Just two months ago, I compiled a list of Tony Bennett's top 20 albums for a special section in Billboard magazine. Today, if I were to update the list, a new album ...

  20. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>While talking to friend and occasional co-writer, Whisperin' Bill Anderson on his cell phone, Steve Wariner is pulled over and given a ticket for driving in an HOV lane with no passenger 2005 - The White Stripes' ...

  21. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Inters ...

  22. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>R&B singer Luther Vandross suffers a stroke, just four days before his 55th birthday.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, ...

  23. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>As in previous years, Hong Kong and Taiwan acts dominate the sixth annual Channel V Music Awards, held in Beijing. Hong Kong's Andy Lau is named most well-received singer, while Faye Won 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a for ...

  24. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Stung by criticism of rap label Interscope, Time Warner severs its ties with Interscope rather than release Tha Dogg Pound's first album, which soon debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 2000 - Quincy Jones' Liste ...

  25. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Inters ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The a ...

  28. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more. ISN'T IT LONELY TOGETHER: A couple of "Lonely" guys are inside the top 10 o ...

  29. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, 112, Beck, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder. DEAN'S LIST: Country singer Billy Dean makes his label debut on Curb and comes up with the highest-charting album of his career o ...

  30. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the O'Jays, Tina Turner, Mario, Buddy Jewell, 'Kidz Bop,' Tori Amos, Omarion, Elvis Presley and more. SENIOR CITIZENS: It's hard to find an artist on Billboard's Hot R& ...

  31. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program. 2003 - A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain, ...

  32. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mario, Green Day, Gavin DeGraw and Destiny's Child. RING IN THE NEW : Mario has a lot of reasons to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Not only does he have his first No. 1 song on the Billb ...

  33. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I� ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' ...

  35. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singe ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL De ...

  37. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra. 2001 - 63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in mus ...

  38. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child ...

  39. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' ...

  40. Country Legend Johnny Russell Dies

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell died of complications relating to diabetes this morning (July 3) in a hospital outside of Nashville. He was 61. Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell died of complicat ...