1. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names ...

  2. Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Team Up For 40-Show Vegas Run

    August 07, 2012 3:16 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - Two country superstars, 10 weekends, 40 shows, one historic location. When Faith Hill sang "Let's Go To Vegas," it's doubtful she envisioned this. Hill and husband Tim McGraw unveiled Tuesday their plans for a much- ...

  3. Tony Bennett To Release Latin Music 'Duets' Album in October

    August 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Viva Duets' to feature collaborations with Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Gloria Estefan and more. After a pair of "Duets" albums allowed Tony Bennett to revisit classic songs with the help of some younger stars, the 85-year-old singin ...

  4. Kaye Stevens, Singer-Actress, Dies at 79

    December 30, 2011 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died at a central Florida hospital. She was 79. Close friend Gerry Schweitzer confirmed that Stevens ...

  5. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 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 ...

  6. Matthew Morrison: 'Someone's Dying Pretty Soon' on 'Glee'

    May 09, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 M atthew Morrison confirms that "someone's dying pretty soon" on "Glee" -- but it probably won't be his character, teacher Will Schuester, who leaves the mortal coil on the May 17 episode, which is titled "Funeral. ...

  7. Dean Martin Renaissance On Deck with New CD, DVD, Book Launches

    March 21, 2011 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hoping to extend the renaissance of Dean Martin that has occurred over the last five years, a collection of DVDs, CDs and a coffee table book will be released in late May and June, while a boxed set is in the works with an eye for a release late thi ...

  8. Dean Martin CD, DVD, Book Launches Slated For 2011

    March 21, 2011 12:21 PM EDT Hoping to extend the renaissance of Dean Martin's that has occurred over the last five years, a collection of DVDs, CDs and a coffee table book will be released in late May and June. In addition, a boxed set is in the works with an eye for a ...

  9. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at leas ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 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 ...

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: the Beatles, Eminem, Willow Smith

    September 16, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO: Ahead of multiple benefit concerts planned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon , including tribute shows from New York to Los Angeles , the late legend and his widow Yoko Ono each occupy Billboar ...

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  14. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodie ...

  15. Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Biopic

    May 13, 2009 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra is finally getting his biopic, directed by no less a celebrity profiler than Martin Scorsese. Universal Pictures has acquired "Sinatra," a script by "Field of Dreams" screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson with Scorsese a ...

  16. Recording Academy Salutes Four Tops, Autry

    February 08, 2009 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 One of the more emotional moments at the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards ceremony last night (Feb. 7) occurred during the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to venerable soul/pop group the Four Tops. Joined at the Wilshire Eb ...

  17. Autry, Blind Boys Get Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 22, 2008 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops, Hank Jones, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin and Tom Paxton all will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 7, and be acknowledged during the Grammy telecast ...

  18. Grammys To Honor Autry, Four Tops, Martin

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops, Hank Jones, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin and Tom Paxton all will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 7, 2009, and be acknowledged during the Grammy ...

  19. Actor, Country Star Jerry Reed Dies At 71

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71. Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like ...

  20. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy Hil 2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arreste ...

  21. Early Memories: The Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys while staging its usual annual awards telecast, the show's producers created an ingenious plan: They'd lessen the pres Faced with the daunting task of commem ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. 2005 - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his hom ...

  23. Alvin, Chipmunks Stay In The Family

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The house that Chipmunks built sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house that Chipmunks built sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Ross Bagdasarian Jr. lives here in the wealthy Montecito area with his wife Janice Karman. ...

  24. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy Hil 2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arreste ...

  25. Garage Rock

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes "The Sopranos" forever, it will be remembered as the series that had the best music in the history of TV. The final nine of what will be the Big 86 beg ...

  26. Chart Beat

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Mims, Justin Timberlake, Trace Adkins and more! MIMS THE WORD: In the almost 49-year history of the Hot 100, only four songs have jumped to No. 1 from below the top 30. The first was Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This,&quo ...

  27. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. 2005 - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his hom ...

  28. Chart Beat

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first t ...

  29. Chart Beat

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Dean Martin, several American Idols, Johnny Cash and more! HIS SECOND COUNTRY SONG: Dean Martin had pop hits when he covered Stuart Hamblen's No. 2 country tune from 1950, "(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You" ...

  30. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The New York Dolls (New York), Supersuckers (Seattle), the Chesterfield Kings (Rochester, N.Y.), Davie Allen & the Arrows (Los Angeles), and the Charms (Boston) all converged on the West Coast to Sunday November 5th: Day One Departure from Roche ...

  31. Manilow May Revisit The '70s For Next Album

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As he prepares to unveil his musical trip through the '60s, Barry Manilow predicts that a similar visit to the '70s is inevitable. "Well, it seems like there should be one," says Manilow, who releases As he prepares to unveil his ...

  32. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version o ...

  33. Rhino Boxes Up Sinatra's 'Vegas' Sojourns

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five previously unreleased Frank Sinatra concerts taped in Las Vegas throughout his storied career have been collected for the boxed set "Sinatra: Vegas," due Nov. 7 via Rhino. Five previously unreleased Frank Sinatra concerts taped in Las ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1981 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Endless Love," Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. The song holds onto the top spot for nine weeks, making it the most successful duo, most successful Motown single 2003 - Phish bassist Mike ...

  35. Mann Gets In The Holiday Spirit For New Album

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aimee Mann was filled with holiday spirit when she entered the studio in May. Aimee Mann was filled with holiday spirit when she entered the studio in May. "You'd be surprised -- it didn't take any time to into the Christmas vibe. Bef ...

  36. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality has the upper lobe of her left lung remo 2005 - Spencer Dryden, the drummer f ...

  37. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  38. Songwriter Baker Knight Dies

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prolific songwriter Baker Knight, whose hits were recorded by stars ranging from Elvis Presley to Ricky Nelson, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, has died at age 72. Prolific songwriter Baker Knight, whose hits were recorded by stars ra ...

  39. Songwriter Baker Knight Dies At 72

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Prolific songwriter Baker Knight, whose hits were recorded by stars ranging from Elvis Presley to Ricky Nelson, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, has died at age 72. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Prolific songwriter Baker Kn ...

  40. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1981 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Endless Love," Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. The song holds onto the top spot for nine weeks, making it the most successful duo, most successful Motown single 2003 - Phish bassist Mike ...

  41. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the r ...

  42. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2003 - Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes ...

  43. Rascal Flatts 'Feels Like' No. 1

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country <I>group</I> to top The Billboard 200 this week as its third Hollywood set, "Feels Like Today," debuts at No. 1. With U.S. sales of 201,000 copies, accord Rascal Flatts becomes only ...

  44. Nelly Runs 'Sweat,' 'Suit' Straight To The Top

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. The St. Louis-based rapper's "Suit" took No. 1 on U With two simultaneously rele ...

  45. 'Rat Pack' Remembered On CD, DVD

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reprise is preparing a two-disc CD/DVD release featuring rare concert recordings of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. -- aka the Rat Pack. Due Oct. 14, "Live & Swingin': The Ultimate Reprise is preparing a two-disc CD/DVD ...

  46. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia" commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King's passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com, 1997 - Four Elvis conf ...

  47. SINATRA—THE CLASSIC DUETS

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Sinatra's timeless songs and one-of-a-kind swagger live on with this disc of memorable duets. Frank Sinatra's timeless songs and one-of-a-kind swagger live on with this disc of memorable duets. Sinatra sings here with such music grea ...

  48. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herse ...

  49. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality has the upper lobe of her left lung remo 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes su ...

  50. Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (1940-1964)

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Exquisitely presented and painstakingly assembled, this six-CD retrospective of Sinatra's contributions to the music of film is exhaustive in its completeness. Exquisitely presented and painstakingly assembled, this six-CD retrospective of Sina ...

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