1. Kanye West vs. Huey Lewis: Whose 'American Psycho' Parody Is Better?

    June 18, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Yesterday (June 17), Kanye West released a short clip to promote his new album, "Yeezus." The video parodies "American Psycho" and features "Keeping Up with the Kardashian" stars Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban.  ...

  2. Chart Moves: 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack's Sturdy Sales, David Bowie's 'Day' Lengthens, ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog Returns

    May 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts for a second week in a row, as Vampire Weekend, George Strait and Demi Lovato started in the Nos. 1-3 slots, respectively. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 there were a num ...

  3. Huey Lewis

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    16 Albums, 29 Songs

  4. 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, ...

  5. World Series Showdown: Music of Detroit vs San Francisco

    October 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Which World Series city has the richer musical history? Vote now! On Wednesday night (Oct. 24), the 2012 World Series kicks off in San Francisco, when the upstart Giants take on the star-studded Detroit Tigers. As baseball junkies mull the lineups a ...

  6. After Lady Antebellum and Band Perry, Who Will Be Next Country Stars to Emerge From State/County Fair Circuit?

    August 21, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Mockingbird Sun Lady Antebellum did it. The Band Perry did it. Now Mockingbird Sun hopes it can repeat the process. The band, represented by the Paradigm booking agency and HK Management but not yet signed to a label, played what could be a predic ...

  7. Huey Lewis Talks 'Frightening' New Song

    August 07, 2012 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 First New News in Over a Decade Could Be on the Way ... Lewis Says 30th Anniversary of 'Sports' Will Be a 'Big Deal' Huey Lewis & the News are starting to think about new music -- and even have something in their pocket alrea ...

  8. Billy Ray Cyrus Making Broadway Debut

    June 25, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is making his Broadway debut in "Chicago." The singer of "Achy Breaky Heart" and father of Miley Cyrus is detouring from his Nashville roots in taking on the role of criminal lawyer Billy Flynn for ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Justin Bieber, Silversun Pickups

    April 06, 2012 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Madonna and Richie claim the Billboard 200's top two spots, consumers are partying like it's 1986. WE LOVE THE '80s: "What's going on family? Can you believe we are sitting on the top of the charts together again?," ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 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 ...

  11. Ask Billboard: Chicago's AC Six-Cess

    August 05, 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 ...

  12. Random Celebs Sing "Let It Be" for Norwegian TV, Make Weirdest Video Ever

    December 05, 2010 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 What happens when a bunch of where-are-they-now '80s singers, washed-up TV actors and random who-are-they-again celebrities unite to lip-sync a Beatles song for Norwegian television? You get one of the weirdest music videos to hit the Internet ...

  13. Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200

    November 24, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 S usan Boyle 's "The Gift" scores a rare second-week increase from a No. 1 debut as it sells 335,000 (up 5%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and holds atop the Billboard 200. It bowed at No. 1 last week with 318,000. The last No. 1 d ...

  14. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, accor ...

  15. Huey Lewis Looks Toward Classic Soul on New Album

    October 16, 2010 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 H uey Lewis & the News recorded some of the most iconic pop-rock of the '80s. They notched two No. 1 albums, including 1983's seven-times platinum-certified "Sports." Although the band has constantly toured, it hasn't re ...

  16. WATCH: New 'Rock Band' Trailers

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New "Rock Band" trailers are in and they show off the new keyboard and keyboard gameplay. Clips include Ida Maria’s “Oh My God,” Them Crooked Vultures’ “Dead End Friends,” Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and Huey Lew ...

  17. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as " ...

  18. Huey Lewis Pulls Australian Tour

    May 05, 2010 8:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Huey Lewis and the News has canceled its scheduled Australian tour. Promoter Andrew McManus Presents had secured the services of the American pop-rock band for what would have been their first tour of these shores in more than 20 years. The initial ...

  19. Huey Lewis Pulls Australian Tour

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis and the News has canceled its scheduled Australian tour. Promoter Andrew McManus Presents had secured the services of the American pop-rock band for what would have been their first tour of these shores in more than 20 years. The init ...

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes ...

  21. Ask Billboard: ''Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1

    January 29, 2010 4:35 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, 100 TO 1 Gary, Bra ...

  22. Chart Beat Wednesday: Hall & Oates Come On Over To The Country

    September 23, 2009 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 'SMILE,' YOU'RE ON COUNTRY SONGS: Jimmy Wayne nets the Hot Shot Debut on Country Songs with "Sara Smile," featuring the classic song's original performers, Daryl Hall & John Oates . The latter two artists, who make ...

  23. Courtney Love Fights Guitar Hero, Chickenfoot Crosses Country

    September 11, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Friday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Guitar Hero endures the Twitter-wrath of Courtney Love , viewers flock to "Glee," and Chickenfoot crosses the country. Although late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cob ...

  24. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1985

    August 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 BACK IN TIME: After first appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of Feb. 6, 1982, when "Do You Believe in Love" bowed at No. 77 on its way to a No. 7 peak, Huey Lewis & the News celebrated their first No. 1 this week in 1985, when ...

  25. May 1, 2009

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – 1,581 guitarists break a Guinness World Record when they simultaneously play Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” in the town square of Wrocław, Poland. 2006 – Rapper Big Hawk (born John Edward Hawkins) of Screwed Up Click dies of gunshot wounds in Houst ...

  26. March 31, 2009

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Police issue arrest warrants for country singer Billy Joe Shaver after he shoots and wounds a man outside a Lorena, Texas bar. Shaver later turns himself in. 1995 – Tejano singer Selena dies after being shot by her former personal assistant a ...

  27. March 11, 2009

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Edmund Sylvers of the Sylvers dies of lung cancer in Richmond, Va. He is 47. 2003 – 311 designates 3/11 as their own personal holiday. 1998 – Stacey Guess of the Squirrel Nut Zippers dies of a drug overdose in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is 32. 1997 ...

  28. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during th ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner' ...

  30. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2008 2:28 PM EST 0 0 0 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hello Fred, I'm afraid it might get lost in the shuffle but it certainly was a milestone at the time. But it is just 10 years since the Hot 100 dropped its rule of commercial availability. On Dec. 5, 1998, the Hot 100 featured ...

  31. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renais ...

  32. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Admini ...

  33. Huey Lewis Back On Screen With 'Express' Theme

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Huey Lewis says coming up with the title song for the hit stoner movie "Pineapple Express" was not necessarily a huge stretch for he and his band, the News. "I do have <I>some</I> experience in that a Huey Lewis says comin ...

  34. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albums for Motown, 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known ...

  35. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grab four trophies at the 18th annual Danish Music Awards, held at Copenhagen's KB Hall. 2006 - Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grab four trophies at the 18th annual Danish ...

  36. Famous Pals Belt It Out In Kimmel/Affleck Clip

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jimmy Kimmel's "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck" video on his late-night ABC talk show, which features such artists as Josh Groban, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray and members of Good Charlotte, tallied almost 500,0 Never has an expression of l ...

  37. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an ...

  38. Keys Rolls Into Holidays With No. 1 Hits

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Christmas holiday approaches, Alicia Keys is in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts with "No One," which is No. 1 on those tallies for a fifth and tenth week, As the Christmas holiday approaches, Al ...

  39. Josh Groban's 'Noel' Is 2007's Top Selling Album ... For Now

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a fourth week as the set motors through 669,000 ... With the album's total sales up to 2.77 million, it has now eclipsed the "High School Musical 2" soundtr ...

  40. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner' ...

  41. Chart Beat Chat

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Petit Papa Noël," non-debut BB200 No. 1s, duets and more! JOYEUX 'NOEL' Hello Fred! It's a nice surprise to learn that "Noel" ("Christmas" in French) by Josh Groban is No. 1 this week. As ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, T-Pain, "Across the Universe" and more! FOR A GOOD CAUSE Hello Sir, Garth Brooks is releasing his "The Ultimate Hits" CD on Nov. 6. He announced that there will be a special pink edition ...

  43. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renais ...

  44. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville na ...

  45. Garth Brooks Is Back With 'Ultimate Hits'

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Garth Brooks on Saturday confirmed what Billboard.com first reported on Aug. 10 -- that he will release "The Ultimate Hits," a 34-track, two-CD greatest hits retrospective with four new songs, and a D Garth Brooks on Saturday confirmed wha ...

  46. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Admini ...

  47. Garth's Return: Retail, Radio, Live Stage?

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Garth Brooks juggernaut is setting the table for a new release. And this time, Billboard has learned, you won't find it only at Wal-Mart. After exclusively selling his music through that big-box m The Garth Brooks juggernaut is setting the ...

  48. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relat ...

  49. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albums for Motown, 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known ...

  50. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grab four trophies at the 18th annual Danish Music Awards, held at Copenhagen's KB Hall. 2006 - Alternative rock act Mew and veterans TV-2 each grab four trophies at the 18th annual Danish ...

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