1. Ask Billboard: Will 'Uptown Funk!' Be the Hot 100's No. 1 Song of 2015?

    March 03, 2015 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 With an array of honors - including global - for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash, has the race for the year's top hit already been won? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billbo ...

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, Petula Clark Topped the Hot 100 With 'Downtown'

    January 19, 2015 8:05 AM EST Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 19, 1980 Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the ...

  3. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus histor ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Happy Birthday, Bryan Adams & Ryan Adams! Celebrate With Our 'Which Adams?' quiz

    November 05, 2014 3:25 PM EST Today, we celebrate the birthdays of Canadian rock icon  Bryan Adams  (55) and American rocker  Ryan Adams  (40), two singer-songwriters who are not related, but happen to share the same last name, the same birthday -- oh, and their first names rh ...

  6. Cyndi Lauper on Her Iconic 'She's So Unusual' Album: The Songs 'Were About Empowering All Us Freaks'

    October 28, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Women didn't always rule the Hot 100 . In 1984, female artists accounted for only four of the 20 songs to reach No. 1: Deniece Williams , Tina Turner , Madonna and Cyndi Lauper , a Queens-born singer with a four-octave range and a Day-Glo sen ...

  7. Why Big Artists Are Banking on Year-End Covers Albums

    October 07, 2014 2:53 PM EDT Aretha, Streisand, Manilow and more are banking on old favorites this holiday season. On deck for the fourth quarter: a virtual avalanche of all-covers albums. From the divas (see chart, below) to the showmen ( Barry Manilow ’s My Dream Duets , ou ...

  8. Watch Ryan Adams Cover Bryan Adams' 'Run to You,' Channel an Unmistakable Bond

    October 02, 2014 10:10 PM EDT For years Ryan Adams has suffered through patronizing comparisons to Bryan Adams  all because of the two rockers' remarkably similar names. In 2002, Ryan even threw a fan out of his show for requesting Bryan's classic "Summer Of � ...

  9. Bryan Adams, 'Tracks of My Years': Exclusive Album Premiere

    September 26, 2014 4:48 PM EDT Listen to Adams' first studio album in more than six years. Bryan Adams is the man behind classic songs like "Summer of '69" and "Heaven," and on his next album -- exclusively premiering on Billboard -- he's taki ...

  10. Chart Highlights: Meghan Trainor Tops Pop Songs With 'All About That Bass'

    September 22, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Her debut smash is the chart's record-tying fifth consecutive leader by a rookie act. Plus, new No. 1s for Iggy Azalea, Trey Songz, Tito 'El Bambino' & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboar ...

  11. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Guns N' Roses Celebrate 'Sweet' Success

    August 04, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 1988, the rockers ruled with their breakthrough classic. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Nelson, Selena and Bryan Adams Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart hist ...

  12. Calvin Harris Heats Up Hot 100 With Latest 'Summer' Hit

    June 07, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The EDM star's new hit is the 23rd Hot 100 top 10 with the word 'summer' in its title Calvin Harris heats up the Billboard Hot 100, where his latest hit "Summer" sizzles 12-9 . The EDM star adds to the list of top 10s with ...

  13. Demi Lovato Tops Hot Tours with $3M from South American Trek

    May 09, 2014 1:39 PM EDT Demi Lovato heads the list of touring artists in the weekly tally of Hot Tours with ticket sales reported from the South American leg of her Neon Lights tour. A North American trek kicked off the tour, beginning on Feb. 9 in Vancouver and hitting ...

  14. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Plea ...

  15. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Bi ...

  16. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven de ...

  17. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  18. Gil Friesen, Longtime A&M Exec and Film Producer, Dead at 75

    December 14, 2012 2:29 PM EST Longtime A&M exec Gil Friesen died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle with leukemia. Known as a charismatic and impeccably dressed man of many interests, he spent 31 years at A&M and was, along with founders Herb ...

  19. The Beat 10/4: Maroon 5 and Mumford & Sons are No. 1, 50 Cent's New Tune, Bryan Adams As Photog

    The Beat 10/4: Maroon 5 and Mumford & Sons are No. 1, 50 Cent's New Tune, Bryan Adams As Photog

    October 04, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/4: Maroon 5 and Mumford and Sons are No. 1 on the Billbord charts, 50 Cent, Bryan Adams Update, Beach Boys, “Nashville” Music John Mayer , jonathan brooks , abc , featuredVideo1 , Billboard , Who Charted? , Too $hort , Cop Rock , 50 Cent ...

  20. Marvin Hamlisch's Chart Legacy: From Liza Minnelli to the Wu-Tang Clan to 'Glee' and Beyond

    August 07, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on The Billboard Hot 100 that stretches over 45 years, from his first pop hit in 1965 to a pair of "A Chorus Line" remakes by the Glee Cast in 201 ...

  21. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  22. Hot Tours: Juan Gabriel, Bryan Adams, Van Halen

    April 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin superstar Juan Gabriel tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with $3.4 million in box office grosses reported from multiple concerts at Mexico City's 9,600-seat Auditorio Nacional. With sellout crowds at all performances, a total of 47,394 t ...

  23. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  24. Simple Plan to Receive Humanitarian Honor at 2012 Juno Awards

    February 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has decided to honor Montreal pop-rock band Simple Plan with the 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2012 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards March 31 in Ottawa, Canada's capital.Ã ...

  25. Andrew MacNaughtan, Award-Winning Rock Photographer, Dies

    January 27, 2012 9:47 AM EST Award-winning Toronto photographer and video director Andrew MacNaughtan died suddenly Wednesday night of a reported heart attack while in Los Angeles on assignment for rock trio Rush. MacNaughtan shot a who's-who of Canadian talent since he ...

  26. MIDEM: Henley Business School Launches MBA of the Music Industry Program For Music Execs

    January 24, 2012 12:00 PM EST The august world of academia will be joining the throngs of troops seeking cures for the ailing music business at this year's MIDEM confab at the French Riviera city of Cannes during Jan. 28-31. The revered Henley Business School, part of the ...

  27. Sir Patrick Stewart Makes First Comic-Con Appearance...For 'Dorothy Of Oz'

    July 25, 2011 8:00 AM EDT SAN DIEGO - Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center holds 6,000 people and is usually reserved for major motion picture franchises or the hottest hit television series. On Saturday afternoon, it was the setting for "Further Over the Rainbow ...

  28. Lea Michele's Songs from 'Dorothy of Oz' To Premiere at Comic-Con

    July 20, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," but the film's songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features "Glee" star Lea Miche ...

  29. Sony to Release 'Dorothy of Oz' Soundtrack, Starring Lea Michele -- Special Preview at Comic-Con

    July 20, 2011 2:02 PM EDT Next, year, Sony will release the soundtrack to the 3D animated musical "Dorothy of Oz," but the film's songs will be unveiled this Saturday (July 23) at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film, which features "Glee" star Lea Mic ...

  30. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 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 ...

  31. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 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 ...

  32. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for ...

  33. Bryan Adams Welcomes First Child

    May 06, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rocker Bryan Adams has become a father for the first time at the age of 51, People magazine reported on Thursday. The "Summer of '69" musician's personal assistant gave birth to a daughter, Mirabella Bunny, on April 22, People sa ...

  34. Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win Big at Canada's Juno Awards

    March 28, 2011 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected after their Grammy win and banner year, Arcade Fire took home the most Juno Awards in Toronto over the weekend, in part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the Canadian awards show that included Shania Twain , Neil Young and many others ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock Draws Criticism from NAACP, Britney Spears Reunites with Kevin Federline

    March 14, 2011 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kid Rock Draws Criticism from NAACP Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are protesting the organization's decision to h ...

  36. Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued

    February 25, 2011 7:55 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 ...

  37. Decemberists Fans Love Foursquare, Bryan Adams Fans Not So Much

    February 17, 2011 3:15 PM EST Decemberists fans were the most active Foursquare users in January, according to data at SuperGlued.com on New York check-ins on the social media app. Users of Foursquare appear to love indie rock and tend to frequent a small number of venues. But ...

  38. Neil Young to Receive Humanitarian Award at Junos

    January 27, 2011 11:37 AM EST 0 0 0 N eil Young will be honored with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at Canada's 40th annual Juno Awards Mar. 27 in Toronto, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced. Young, who was forced to cancel an appearance at the ...

  39. The Who Rocks With Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry Against Cancer

    January 14, 2011 4:02 PM EST 0 0 0 The W ho frontman Roger Daltrey recently revealed that he had a cancer scare and underwent surgery in Dec. 2009 to successfully remove a precancerous growth on a vocal chord, so it comes as no surprise that fundraising for cancer charities is a caus ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Win a Signed Copy of Bryan Adams' 'Bare Bones' CD

    December 15, 2010 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 With his string of chart-topping hits, Bryan Adams became one of pop's most prominent voices in the '80s and '90s. In November 2010, the Canadian superstar stripped down that voice for "Bare Bones," an intimate live CD that ...

  42. Bryan Adams Q&A I Billboad.com

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    December 14, 2010 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Bryan Adams gives insight into his new album release. interview , bryan adams , Bryan Adams , Interview Videos Bryan Adams Interview ...

  43. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 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 ...

  44. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 2

    October 13, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  45. Top 30 Summer Songs Page 2

    July 12, 2010 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article   « Previous 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 20 Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer Nat King Cole 1963 Nat King Cole's rhyme happy 1963 hit is an oldie but goodie in the truest sense of the phrase. Well into the rock era, it peaked at No ...

  46. American Idols Live! / July 1, 2010 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    July 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coming off a ratings-challenged season that faced harsh criticism of its talent and failed to produce a substantial hit for either of its top two finishers, the American Idols Live! Tour 2010 hit the road Thursday night (July 1) with perhaps somethi ...

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