1. Hollywood Docket: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit

    July 24, 2014 4:49 PM EDT Ernest Evans , the singer-songwriter who performed as Chubby Checker , sued HP last year for selling the app under the punning title "the Chubby Checker." In the settlement, filed July 22, HP admits no liability but agrees not to make us ...

  2. Hollywood Docket: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit

    July 24, 2014 4:49 PM EDT 1 0 0 A roundup of entertainment law news including the Sony's troublsome Playstation hack and Fox's (significant) "Glee" problems in the U.K. Ernest Evans , the singer-songwriter who performed as Chubby Checker , sued HP last year for ...

  3. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include ...

  4. The 'Blackfish' Effect: With California's Proposed Orca Ban, Will More Artists Cancel Theme Park Concerts?

    March 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Proposed legislation that would ban the use of orcas as amusement-park acts in California could turn up the heat on musical groups that can earn a 25 percent to 50 percent premium playing such venues. Heart Pulls Out of SeaWorld Show Amid Peti ...

  5. Hewlett-Packard Fighting Lawsuit Over 'Chubby Checker' Penis-Measuring App

    August 15, 2013 6:58 PM EDT Hewlett-Packard says that a lawsuit over a mobile phone app allowing men to measure the size of their penis doesn't add up. At issue is the "Chubby Checker,"  the punning app which in February provoked action in California federal ...

  6. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Chubby Checker, Rihanna, LMFAO Highlight New All-Time Rankings

    August 02, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Upon the Billboard Hot 100's 55th birthday, new artists and songs rank among the top 100 in each category since we celebrated the chart's golden anniversary in 2008. Meanwhile, a historic classic remains the survey's all-time top ...

  7. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines ...

  8. Chubby Checker

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  9. Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra Nominated For American Pop Music Hall of Fame

    September 17, 2012 2:05 PM EDT CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The American Pop Music Hall of Fame won't be open until next summer, but the first round of nominees to be inducted into the western Pennsylvania-based hall have been announced. The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sin ...

  10. Happy Birthday, Billboard Hot 100!

    August 04, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fifty-four years ago today, the U.S. songs chart of record premiered. Today (Aug. 4) marks the 54th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 's 1958 launch. (Please feel free to join us for a festive, if off-key, rendition of "Happy birthday.& ...

  11. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 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. Let's Do the Twist: Chubby Checker Remembers Dick Clark

    April 20, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 How Clark and 'American Bandstand' helped create the Billboard Hot 100's all-time top song "We danced to the music that Dick Clark played," says Chubby Checker. "The king of the disc jockeys has died and, because of him ...

  13. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, afte ...

  14. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  15. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Hit of the Rock Era?

    February 28, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The aptly titled ballad keeps coming back, winning new generations of fans. Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston 's signature bal ...

  16. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Song of the Last 50 Years?

    February 28, 2012 7:53 AM EST Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston's signature ballad "I Will Always Love You" jumps 7-3 on the current Billboard H ...

  17. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 3:40 PM EST Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list's first No. 1 debut (with "You Are Not Alone& ...

  18. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 So many feats make this week's chart one to remember. Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list ...

  19. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  20. This Week in Billboard History: First Openly Gay Comedy Album Released; Is Rock Dead?

    January 24, 2012 2:30 PM EST Even before the Beatles backlash, radio programmers were resistant to "raucous" rock and roll preferring to play anodyne "sweeter, swinging sounds." - 1960: Will Rock & Roll Be Replaced by "Sensible Programming"? ...

  21. The Power Of Love: Analyzing The Hot 100's 1,000 No. 1s

    February 23, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 How did I spend my long weekend, plus a(n unhealthy) portion of yesterday? Analyzing the subject matter of all 1,000 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, of course! I wondered if by dissecting the content of each leading song since the Hot 100's launch Au ...

  22. 29 Black Music Milestones: 'The Twist' Named Hot 100's All-Time No. 1

    February 21, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Hot 100 chart in 2008, Billboard released its list of the All-Time Hot 100 songs , and Chubby Checker 's 1960 smash "The Twist" sat at the top. The single not only inspired millions to sh ...

  23. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way'

    February 16, 2011 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 And you thought her entrance at the Grammy Awards was attention-getting. By storming the Billboard Hot 100 song chart at No. 1, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" makes history as the 1,000th leading song in the list's 52-year history. ...

  24. Billboard Hot 100 Celebrates Anniversary

    August 04, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two years ago, Billboard celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As explained in a special feature at the time on billboard.com, "After nearly two decades of tracking songs distinctively by sales or plays (on jukeboxes a ...

  25. Best Of 2009: By-The-Numbers

    December 29, 2009 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  26. Ask Billboard: Going Gaga For Album Re-Releases

    October 30, 2009 5:29 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. NOT AS EASY AS ABC Hey Gary, In r ...

  27. Chart Beat Thursday: Live-Blogging The Hot 100

    September 24, 2009 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 HOW HOT IS IT?: There's so much action on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, perhaps it makes the most sense to simply run down the chart's most notable positions, number-by-number, dissecting the numerous highlights. Kind of like a live blo ...

  28. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one ...

  29. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 06, 2009 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a sp ...

  30. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 06, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a sp ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. February 26, 2009

    February 26, 2009 3:26 PM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife ...

  33. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverte 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat: Elton John, 'The Twist,' AC/DC

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Elton John, "The Twist," AC/DC and more! ELTON'S NIGHTS ON BROADWAY Hi Fred, You mentioned the cast album for "Billy Elliot" in today's Chart Beat. I loved [Elton John's] "Aida&quo ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who pe ...

  36. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - J ...

  38. Chart Beat Chat

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the 50 anniversary of the Hot 100, top 10 debuts, Chubby Checker and more! THE LIVERPOOL 14 Hi Fred! Since this is the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100, and coming on the heels of the recent chart achievements of T-Pain, ...

  39. Free Download: Chubby Checker's 'Knock Down The Walls'

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chubby Checker amazingly continues his assault on our weekly charts. Chubby Checker amazingly continues his assault on our weekly charts. Last October, his "Knock Down the Walls" reached No. 1 on Hot Dance Singles Sales, Checker's fir ...

  40. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts w ...

  41. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "The Twist," "Take a Bow" and more! LET'S 'TWIST' AGAIN Dear Fred, Twice in the last few weeks you have run letters reminding us that Chubby Checker's "The Twist" went to ...

  43. Chart Beat Chat

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss The Billboard Hot 100, Leona Lewis, Paul Davis (R.I.P.) and more! NO COUNTRY FOR HOT 100? Fred, I love your books and Chart Beat, just wish you were in print again. You say the Hot 100 is based on airplay and sales, so e ...

  44. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female ...

  45. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol& ...

  46. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues f ...

  47. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller&quo ...

  48. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverte 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell ...

  49. Chart Beat

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Temptations, Carrie Underwood, Chubby Checker and more! PRIME NUMBERS: With new acts charting all the time, it's easy to forget about a group with a legacy as long and as strong as the Temptations. But the quintet, once known ...

  50. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who pe ...

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