1. Chris Stapleton: Get to Know Writer Behind Tracks for Luke Bryan, Adele, Blake Shelton & More

    May 04, 2015 5:03 PM EDT Country singer Chris Stapleton releases a new album, Traveller , on Tuesday. It's Stapleton's solo debut at age 37, but you've been probably been hearing him for years without knowing it: As a Nashville songwriter, he's written ...

  2. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping ...

  3. Dobie Gray

    Dobie Gray

    4 Albums, 7 Songs

  4. Uncle Kracker Takes Country Seriously on 'Midnight Special'

    November 19, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Take a listen to "Nuthin' Changes," a cut from Uncle Kracker's new "Midnight Special" album, and you will hear a reference to a famous singer named Williams. But, it might not be the one you're thinking about. Sure ...

  5. Chart Moves: Justin Bieber on Hot 100 Chart Rebound With 'Love'

    August 03, 2012 2:37 PM EDT As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen holds on for an eighth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" for the longest run at the top this year. Katy Perry's "Wide Awa ...

  6. 'Drift Away' Singer Dobie Gray Dies

    December 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul-pop singer Dobie Gray , who had a top 5 hit in 1973 with the song "Drift Away," has died. The news came on the evening of Dec. 6 via his official website, although no cause of death was listed. He was 71 Born near Houston in 1940 to a ...

  7. Dobie Gray, Singer of 'Drift Away,' Dead at 71

    December 07, 2011 11:18 AM EST Singer and songwriter Dobie Gray, who had a top 5 hit in 1973 with the song "Drift Away," has died. The news came on the evening of Dec. 6 via his official website, although no cause of death was listed. Born near Houston in 1940 to a fa ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Gwyneth Paltrow, Train, Florence + The Machine

    January 13, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 SOUNDTRACK STRENGTH: Starring Gwyneth Paltrow , Tim McGraw and Leighton Meester , "Country Strong" grossed $7.3 million upon its nationwide premiere Jan. 7-9. The haul translated to a sixth-place finish in box office receipts in its openin ...

  9. Train Rolls To 20th Week Atop Adult Contemporary

    January 05, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Exactly a year after it debuted on the chart, Train 's "Hey, Soul Sister" returns to the Adult Contemporary summit, logging its 20th week at No. 1. All charts will be refreshed on Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 6). Since the Adult Conte ...

  10. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record

    November 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'RADIO' ROYALTY: While Taylor Swift dominates headlines on the Billboard 200, as her "Speak Now" blasts in at No. 1, logging the largest sales week since 2005 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, another country queen continues rewr ...

  11. Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

    July 19, 2009 1:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show. In Rock's case it was a reflective song called "In Tim ...

  12. Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

    July 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show. In Rock's case it was a reflective song called "In Tim ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Belinda Carlisle, Uncle Kracker

    July 17, 2009 3:36 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. CATALOG VS. CURRENT, CONTINUED (A ...

  14. Uncle Kracker Serves Up 'Happy Hour'

    June 17, 2009 7:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Uncle Kracker closes a five-year gap between albums with the Sept. 15 release of "Happy Hour," his fourth full-length effort and first outing since "Seventy Two and Sunny" in 2004. "Smile," the first single from the 12- ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Chart Beat

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Colby Caillat and more! LEONA'S TRIPLE PLAY: "Bleeding Love" (SyCo/J) returns to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, making Leona Lewis the first artist to have three separate t ...

  17. Chart Beat

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Janet Jackson, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne and more! THE JACKSONS: One Jackson replaces another at the top of The Billboard 200, with Janet Jackson's "Discipline" (Island) giving way to Alan Jackson's "Good T ...

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss song credits, top AC songs, ageism and more! CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE Fred, I have a question that I feel strikes a chord with many chart historians. It appears that Billboard has become pretty liberal with its designa ...

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about everything from video downloads, Spanish hitmakers and the action on Billboard's country and adult contemporary charts. VIDEO CHARTS THE RADIO STAR Recently, iTunes has been offering music videos for purchase. Cons ...

  20. Kid Rock / Feb. 3, 2006 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There ain't no party like a Dee-troit party -- at least that's what the natives like to claim. But there's certainly no party like a Kid Rock show in his hometown -- especially when the guest list has There ain't no party like a ...

  21. CHART BEAT

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elton John, Catherine Britt, Carly Simon, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson and John Barry. COUNTRY COMFORT: It was just a couple of weeks ago that Elton John generated chart news by scoring two simultaneou ...

  22. Mariah & No. 1: 'Together' Again

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Once again, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The single has topped the chart for nine non-consecutive weeks, interrupted for one week for the chart-topping deb Once again, Mariah Carey's & ...

  23. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her ver ...

  24. Mariah's 'Together' Holds Off 'Replay' Charge

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again this week. The cut, which has held the post for Despite the growing popularity of ...

  25. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles&# ...

  26. CHART BEAT

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Jessica Simpson, Green Day, Coldplay & Kelly Clarkson. 'BOOTS' ARE READY AGAIN: If you've been trying to think of a suitable present for Jessica Simpson's 25th birthday on Jul ...

  27. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Olivia, the Game, Los Lonely Boys, Green Day and Josh Gracin. 'CANDY' MAN: 50 Cent earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with "Candy Shop" (Shady ...

  28. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year ...

  29. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 sinc ...

  30. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses George Michael, chart records, chart gaps and the Average White Band with readers. DID GEORGE DO IT? Dear Fred, I really enjoy your column every week, and I wait every Friday to know more about chart facts. Last week, I read a ...

  31. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Supremes, Usher, Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and Laura Branigan with readers. WHERE DID THE TIME GO? Hi Fred, My name is Fernando. I am 24 years old from Ecuador and my favorite group in the world is the Supr ...

  32. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Sending You A Little Christmas , Jim Brickman With Kristy Starling 2. Unwell , matchbox twenty 3. Calling All Angels , Train 4. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray 5. Forever And For Always , Shania ...

  33. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker featuring Dobie Gray 2. Calling All Angels , Train 3. Forever And For Always , Shania Twain 4. Unwell , matchbox twenty 5. Sunrise , Simply Red Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News Shania T ...

  34. Ask Billboard

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rufus Wainwright, Phil Collins and Simply Red. A PEAK FOR RUFUS Keith, It was nice to see Rufus Wainwright's new album, "Want One," debut at No. 60 on The Billboard 200. Usually on ...

  35. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend o ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Reba McEntire, older artists and the charts and ABBA with readers. FROM NASHVILLE WITH LOVE I was reading "Chart Beat Chat" and read the question posed to you about Reba McEntire's new single. With all respect, ...

  37. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray 2. Have You Ever Been In Love , Celine Dion 3. Unwell , matchbox twenty 4. Dance With My Father , Luther Vandross 5. If You're Not The One , Daniel Bedingfie ...

  38. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Neville and Clay Aiken. AT LONG LAST, 'LOVE': The Geffen label issued its first album in 1980. Now, ...

  39. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although ...

  40. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance m ...

  41. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray 2. Have You Ever Been In Love , Celine Dion 3. If You're Not The One , Daniel Bedingfield 4. Unwell , matchbox twenty 5. The Game Of Love , Santana Featuring ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stum ...

  43. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett and D-Side and Clay Aiken. 'AWAY' TEAM: Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray make a potent team on Billboard's H ...

  44. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the state of commercial singles, Lonestar, David Lee Roth and Dobie Gray. THE STATE OF THE SINGLE Fred, I read an article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone regarding the current state of the musi ...

  45. CHART BEAT

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson's report includes Jimmy Buffett & Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker & Dobie Gray, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Dobie Gray , Fred Bronson , Alan Jackson , Uncle Kracker , Jimmy Bu ...

  46. Beyonce's 'Crazy' Stays On Top

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its lock on two of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Si Beyonce's "Crazy i ...

  47. Uncle Kracker Hits The Road

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later this week. The retro-leaning artist played one show in Las Vegas over the weekend, but will kick the tour into gear with a show Thursday (July 17) in Uncle Kracker will begin touring in earnest later ...

  48. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray 2. Have You Ever Been In Love , Celine Dion 3. If You're Not The One , Daniel Bedingfield 4. The Game Of Love , Santana Featuring Michelle Branch 5. Beautifu ...

  49. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    June 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray 2. The Game Of Love , Santana Featuring Michelle Branch 3. If You're Not The One , Daniel Bedingfield 4. Beautiful , Christina Aguilera 5. Have You Ever Been ...

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