1. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Hootie & The Blowfish Enjoy 'View' From The Top

    May 26, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week in 1995, the Darius Rucker-fronted band ruled the Billboard 200. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Irene Cara, Gretchen Wilson and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboa ...

  2. Irene Cara

    Irene Cara

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  3. 'Something He Can Feel': 4 Takes on the 'Sparkle' R&B Classic

    August 14, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Did Aretha, En Vogue or one of the 'Sparkle' casts do it best? It takes confidence, poise and vocal prowess to belt out "Something He Can Feel," the slow-burning Curtis-Mayfield-penned ballad that serves as the centerpiece of the ...

  4. 'Glee' Recap: 'Props' Was Fun, But 'Nationals' a Bust

    May 16, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 A lesson learned: "Glee" shouldn't put two distinct episodes on in a single night, because it runs the risk of one being strong while the other is weak, and if it plays out in that order -- as it did Tuesday night -- fans are left wit ...

  5. Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Trailer Debuts

    April 02, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trailer for Whitney Houston's upcoming film "Sparkle" premiered on NBC's "Today" show this morning. The musical movie, which debuts Aug. 17, is Houston's final film appearance after the actress and "I Will ...

  6. Exclusive: Whitney Houston's Last Songs to Be Featured in 'Sparkle' Film

    February 11, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 The last songs Whitney Houston recorded will be heard in the film "Sparkle," one on camera and the other during the closing credits. Remembering Whitney SLIDESHOW: Her Life in Photos • Artists, Execs React on Twitter • Whitney Houston Dead ...

  7. Exclusive: Whitney Houston's Last Songs to Be Featured in 'Sparkle' Film

    February 11, 2012 10:50 PM EST Whitney Houston with Jordin Sparks in "Sparkle" The last songs Whitney Houston recorded will be heard in the film "Sparkle," one on camera and the other during the closing credits. Houston sings the gospel classic "Eyes on ...

  8. This Week In Billboard History: Meet Newcomer Britney Spears; Is 'Louie Louie' Pornography?

    January 30, 2012 4:00 PM EST : Meet Newcomer Britney Spears Newcomer Britney Spears scores a double on the Billboard charts, as her debut single, the elliptically-titled "…Baby One More Time," succeeds Brandy's "Have You Ever" at No. 1 on the Hot ...

  9. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star Alongside Jordin Sparks in 'Sparkle' Remake

    September 12, 2011 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in "Sparkle," Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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: ...

  12. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kiss, Beyonce, David Gray

    September 02, 2009 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 KISS AND SAY HELLO: Kiss ends a 10-year absence from Billboard's rock airplay charts, as "Modern Day Delilah" debuts at No. 26 on the Heritage Rock survey (viewable every other week in the print issue of Billboard magazine). Not a bad ...

  13. May 25, 2009

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64. 2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59. 2005 – Country singer Carr ...

  14. March 18, 2009

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Four teenage girls are crushed to death in a shopping mall in Indonesia, when hundreds ...

  15. 'Terminator' Star Dekker Eyes 'Fame' Remake

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is in talks to take a lead role in MGM's remake of the 1980 musical "Fame." Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah C ...

  16. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare," while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) becomes its second chart-topping album. 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single ...

  17. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  18. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Former Skid Row frontman Sebastia ...

  19. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Lorenzo Lamas and actress Sean ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of B ...

  21. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare," while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) becomes its second chart-topping album. 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single ...

  22. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team ...

  23. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of B ...

  24. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>After performing during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show in New York, Pat Smear publicly announces that he will no longer be the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, and introduces Franz S 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K ...

  25. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday th 2005 - The "country girl&q ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>John Phillips, a founder of the Mamas & the Papas, dies of heart failure in L.A. at the age of 65. The Mamas & the Papas reached the top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 six times from 1 2004 - A knee injury suffered n ...

  27. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1991 - </b>Saxophonist Charlie Barnet dies of pneumonia in San Diego at the age of 77. He was one on the first white jazzmen to racially integrate his band. His biggest hits were in the late 1930s 2003 - Rapper D.O. Cannon, who was si ...

  28. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to split following the conclusion of its summer tour in August. 2004 - In a surprising move, Vermont-based jam band Phish announces that it plans to ...

  29. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, I 2004 - A knee injury suffered n ...

  30. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happening ...

  31. Ask Billboard

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about reissues, the Ataris and Mick Jagger. WORTH THE "RE" INVESTMENT Hello Keith, I heard "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is being remastered and re-released as a double CD with bonus ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is 2002 - More than two dozen peopl ...

  33. Fame

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 1980, when Fame literally tapped into pop culture, the marriage of film and music was at its peak, with Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Urban Cowboy paving the way, and Flashdance and Footloose w In 1980, when Fame literally tapped into pop cul ...

  34. Ask Billboard

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the "Fame" soundtrack, Jody Watley, and Def Leppard. LOOKING FOR 'FAME' Dear Keith, I just recently heard that the soundtrack to the film "Fame" will be re-released ...

  35. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down ...

  36. Usher, Abdul Spin The 'Disco Ball'

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher, Paula Abdul, Aaron Carter, Mya, and Westlife are among the artists confirmed to perform Oct. 13 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for "The Disco Ball -- A 30th Anniversary Celebration." The eve Usher, Paula Abdul, Aaron Carter, ...

  37. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happening ...