1. Chart Moves: Keith Urban Drives 'Cop Car' Up Hot Country Songs; Cage The Elephant Scores First Triple A No. 1; Christopher Cross Ends Top 10 Drought

    February 28, 2014 9:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 and John Legend leaps 11-4 with "All of Me" to land his first Hot 100 top 10. Who else is happy thanks to notable moves on Billboard song c ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  4. Christopher Cross

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    6 Albums, 7 Songs

  5. Fun. on Grammy Nominations: 'We Felt Like We Finally Belonged'

    December 07, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The group's Andrew Dost also gives an early timetable for the band's next full-length. On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), fun. capped a breakout year by scoring a whopping six Grammy nominations, including album of the year for their sophomore d ...

  6. Grammy Analysis: Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Youth Movement

    December 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele 's and Taylor Swift 's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  7. Grammy Analysis: Youth Rules Nominations; Some High-Profile Snubs

    December 06, 2012 9:02 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele's and Taylor Swift's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  8. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, ...

  9. 'Data Mining Music' SXSWi Panel Shows How Data Can Lead to Better Playlists, Recommendations -- With Hilarious Results

    March 12, 2012 11:37 AM EDT People have 10 million songs in the pockets: What happens next? Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at the Echo Nest, thinks "big data" is the solution to better listening experiences, recommendations and playlist creation. " ...

  10. Adele's Big Night: Where It Ranks in Grammy History

    February 13, 2012 1:53 AM EST Adele backstage at the Grammmy Awards holding her six trophies (Getty Images) Adele's big night at the Grammys doesn't set any new records, but it does enroll the British singer in an elite club of triple-crown winners for the Recording ...

  11. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed?

    December 19, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  12. R&B Singer Avant Delivers His 'Thoughts' on New Label

    November 07, 2010 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A vant 's new album, "The Letter," delivers yet another batch of the soft-edged R&B he's been known for since his 2000 debut, "My Thoughts." But following the singer's lengthy stint on Magic Johnson's MCA/ ...

  13. Un-Featured Featured Artists, Part 2

    August 12, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Love the Way You Lie," by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the 46th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 since 2000 specifically sporting a "featuring" artist credit. Between 1958 and 1999, just 18 such titles reigned. Still, high-profile acts ...

  14. Chromeo Goes 'Soft Rock' on 'Business Casual' Album

    July 23, 2010 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Montreal duo Chromeo plans to show some creative growth on its upcoming third album, "Business Casual" -- flaunting not only its usual array of 70s and 80s R&B and funk sources but also what the group's Dave 1 calls "soft ...

  15. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's &quo ...

  16. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red H ...

  17. Ask Billboard: '80s Hits, Wyclef Jean, Lady Gaga

    January 15, 2010 4:05 PM EST 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. TALKING PEAKS Dear Gary, I'm ...

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lo ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 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. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUE ...

  20. May 3, 2009

    May 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Doug Firley of Gravity Kills drops a keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 1991 – Singer Andy Williams marries Debbie Haas in New York City. 1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U ...

  21. Chart Beat: Christopher Cross, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift

    January 22, 2009 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 DOUBLE CROSS: Christopher Cross returns to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his second title to appear on this chart. Yes, that's pop star Christopher Cross, not hip-hop duo Kris Kross of "Jump" fame, who last appeared on this tally 11- ...

  22. Avant Returns With New Label, Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having recently wrapped a performance tour for U.S. troops in Iraq, Avant is busy promoting his self-titled first album for Capitol Records. Having recently wrapped a performance tour for U.S. troops in Iraq, Avant is busy promoting his self-titled ...

  23. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontai ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinna ...

  25. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontai ...

  26. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinna ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry. The former Country Music Association female vocalist of the year is inducted by Marty Stuart during the TNN-televised portion of the show. <br clear= 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big w ...

  28. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>The Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair are inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Gravity Kills k ...

  29. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>"My Soul," Coolio's follow-up to 1995's multi-platinum "Gangsta's Paradise," is released on Tommy Boy.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Gov't ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops ...

  31. Musicians To Raise Funds For Mudslide Victims

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jackson Browne and Collective Soul lead the bill for a Santa Barbara, Calif., concert that will benefit victims of last month's landslides in nearby La Conchita. Jackson Browne and Collective Soul lead the bill for a Santa Barbara, Calif., conc ...

  32. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member ...

  33. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Darryl Worley and Burt Bacharach. SEVENTH FRAME: Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" (DreamWorks) continues its run atop Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks, making it the lon ...

  34. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops ...

  35. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones ...

  36. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Fe ...

  37. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member ...

  38. Hot Product for Monday, Jan. 15, 2001

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new music from Alabama, Patti Page, and more. Goin' 'South' "If I never did another CD, this is the one I will always point to as the one that I was happy with the most," says Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen abou ...