1. Ask Billboard: It's 2015 … and Madonna & Paul McCartney Are in the Top 40

    February 24, 2015 11:35 AM EST 1.949 k 195 61 The icons continue to add new chapters to their incomparable careers. Plus, more albums that have produced bigger hits with each subsequent single. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to ask ...

  2. Chart Moves: Journey's 'Greatest' Hits 300th Chart Week, Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest Charting Album Since 1990

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack spent its 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , selling 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four new entries arrived in the top 10 ...

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  4. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 30, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Thirty years ago, Michael Jackson unleashed nine tracks that thrilled the world. Here's our look back at each song on his iconic 1982 album, "Thriller." • How 'Thriller' Changed Music • PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's Life • ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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 ...

  6. 11 R&B/Hip-Hop No. 11s For '11

    January 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 May 2011 bring you health, happiness and prosperity. On Billboard charts, however, the number 11 is often synonymous with frustration. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11, but of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Mor ...

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Band Perry

    December 02, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'GLASS' CEILING: As previously reported , "Raise Your Glass" is the toast of the Billboard Hot 100 , rising 2-1 to become P!nk 's third No. 1. The artist born Alecia Moore last led with "So What" the week of Sept. ...

  8. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a ...

  10. Al B. Sure! Returns With Hidden Beach Debut

    May 18, 2009 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Al B. Sure! has signed with Hidden Beach Recordings and will release a new album on June 23. "Honey I'm Home" signals the artist's first new studio project in over 15 years. The 13-track CD featu ...

  11. Chart Beat: Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, John Rich

    February 05, 2009 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 ‘WORKING’ FOR A LIVING: It’s a familiar story: Bruce Springsteen releases a new album; Bruce Springsteen adds another No. 1 album to his career total. It doesn’t happen every time but his batting average is not bad at all: “Working on a Dream” (Colu ...

  12. R&B Briefs: Kanye West, Soulja Boy, James Ingram

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Details about West's fourth album - coming possibly at year's end (billboard.com, 9/5) - are scant. But here's one tidbit: Songwriter Michael Dean is one of the collaborators who will be heading back into the studio to work on the ...

  13. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins ...

  14. ASCAP, Stars Salute Quincy

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Only in New York would a salute to a music icon open with a tap dance by Tony Award-winning choreographer Savion Glover and garbage lids clashing together by the cast of "Stomp," bringing honoree Quincy Jones and guest performer Tony Ben ...

  15. Whitney, Shakira To Headline Plymouth Jazz Festival

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Shakira are among the performers set to take the stage at the fourth annual Plymouth Jazz Festival in Plymouth, Tobago, from April 25 - 27. Smokey Robinson, Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, En Vogue, Steel P ...

  16. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - Willie Nelson chooses Valentine's Day t ...

  17. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins ...

  18. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - Willie Nelson chooses Valentine's Day t ...

  19. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  20. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 ...

  21. How Thom Bell Rang Up The Hits For Philly International

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For fans of soul from the '70s, the hits were unforgettable: "Betcha by Golly Wow," "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)," "La La Means I Love You," "You Make Me Feel Brand New." For fans of soul from the ...

  22. Snoop Dogg Rolling Out 'Blue Carpet'

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Snoop Dogg has assembled an eye-popping roster of guests for his next studio album, "Blue Carpet Treatment," including Pharrell, Timbaland, will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Akon, Jerm Rapper Snoop Dogg has assembled an eye ...

  23. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 3 ...

  24. Chart Beat

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean Paul is the latest leader on a rapidly changing Hot 100 while Mary J. Blige has the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs locked up. Plus notes on Brad Paisley and Pearl Jam. 'TEMPERATURE' RISING: The very rapid turnover of No. 1 hits on t ...

  25. Jackson's Katrina Song Said To Be Ready

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael Jackson announced he would release an all-star charity single within two weeks. Eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael Jackson announced he would release an all-star charity single within two ...

  26. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Deftones, on the final stop of their tour opening for Black Sabbath, find that their truck has been stolen from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Mich. Taken are all of 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the ...

  27. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). " ...

  28. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 ...

  29. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54 ...

  30. McDonald Goes Back To Motown

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famous by stars of the Motown label. Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famo ...

  31. Ray Charles Tribute Planned

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall. Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall. Bill Cosby will host and Michael McDonald, Jame ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With S 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Rob ...

  34. Stars, Skaters Salute Burt Bacharach

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and James Ingram are set to perform on the two-hour NBC-TV special "McCormick Presents Burt Bacharach Tribute on Ice," which will air Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Bachara Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and ...

  35. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast &qu ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have ...

  37. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54 ...

  38. Shania Set For Super Bowl

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 International superstar Shania Twain will be among the artists performing during the AT&T Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show. The announcement of Twain's participation in the Jan. 26 extravaganza was International superstar Shania Twain will b ...

  39. Billboard Bits: St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnson

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnnie Johnson The Isley Brothers, Sister Sledge, and Joe will be the star attractions at the 6th annual St. Kitts International Music Festival, slated for June 27-30 on the Carribean island of St. Kitts. The f ...

  40. 'Bandstand' 50th Gala Grows

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will R&B stars Brandy and Baby ...

  41. McCartney Confirms North American, European Tours

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fresh from his pre-game Super Bowl XXXVI performance, Paul McCartney has announced an April North American tour, with a European run to follow in May. The trek, which will be McCartney's first since 1 Fresh from his pre-game Super Bowl XXXVI pe ...

  42. Super Bowl To Explode With Music

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXVI will be brimming with musical entertainment, and plenty of it will be televised during the Fox network's extensive coverage of the game and the pre-game ci The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXV ...

  43. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert tonight (Sept. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The first of two heavily hyped concerts (the It's hard to find a cel ...

  44. Jackson Tribute Adds Destiny, Liza, Monica

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B acts Destiny's Child and Monica, along with legendary performer Liza Minnelli, have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concerts at New York's Madison Square Gard R&B acts Destiny's Child and ...

  45. Pricey Tix For Jackson's Star-Studded Tribute

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tickets for Michael Jackson's two tribute shows at New York's Madison Square Garden will be priced far above the range most fans are accustomed to, with the best seats in the house carrying a $2,500 p Tickets for Michael Jackson's two ...

  46. On the Way to Love

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lauded voice behind such R&B/crossover hits as "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" teams with producer Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, Boney James, George Benson) on her 15th ou The lauded voice behind such ...