1. Ask Billboard: How Popular Is Country Music?

    October 02, 2009 5:04 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. OUR COUNTRY Hey there Gary, I am ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 'Celebration': Madonna's 40 Most Impressive Instants

    September 15, 2009 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today's Chart Beat entry focuses solely on Madonna , who reaches a milestone in her legendary Billboard chart career. Spotlighting another artist in light of Madonna's latest feat would be, simply, immaterial. TAKE A BOW: 26 years to the c ...

  4. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance

    September 14, 2009 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single f ...

  5. Kanye West Outburst Mars MTV Video Music Awards

    September 14, 2009 8:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson , but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West , who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift . West, who is known for his outspoken w ...

  6. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  7. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song, "Make Me," After VMAs

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  8. Jackson Tribute To Kick Off MTV Music Video Awards

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Before MTV settles into its annual teenybopper party known as the Video Music Awards, the ceremony will have a tender moment. Janet Jackson will kick off the show Sunday night with a tribute to her late brother. Michael Jackson's death on Jun ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard&# ...

  10. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to N ...

  11. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to ...

  12. Janet Jackson To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson At MTV VMAs

    September 09, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson will open this year's MTV Video Music Awards with a tribute to her brother Michael, who passed away in June. The special appearance is said to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson 's life and career. Michael Jackson has had a ...

  13. Janet Jackson To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson At MTV VMAs

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson will open this year's MTV Video Music Awards with a tribute to her brother Michael, who passed away in June. The special appearance is said to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson's life and career. Michael Jackson has had a ...

  14. Ask Billboard: Life After Discussing Divas

    September 04, 2009 2:58 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. DONE WITH DIVAS (ALMOST ...) Dear ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Countr ...

  17. Black Eyed Peas Hold Top Spot On Hot 100

    August 27, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas sit at No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 yet again are with "I Gotta Feeling," extending the group's unprecedent run at the top of the chart to 21 weeks. Elsewhere on the chart, "Down," by Jay Sean featur ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Madonna vs. Whitney ... vs. Mariah

    August 21, 2009 4:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 MATERIAL GIRL VS. EVERY WOMAN ... VS. MIMI Hi Gary, This e-mail is a follow up to last week's entry from Neil Massey, who asked about album sales of Whitney Houston and Madonna . I'm curious as to how Mariah Carey stacks up against her two ...

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. O ...

  20. Janet Jackson Tweets, Blink-182 Goes Euro?

    August 12, 2009 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Michael Jackson 's "Number Ones" does great things again on Billboard's charts, available tomorrow on Billboard.com. Sister Janet Jackson , has gotten herself ...

  21. The Daily Noise 8.12.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 8.12.2009 - Billboard.com

    August 12, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" stays at the top, Janet Jackson tweets about a new album, and Blink-182 are considering a European tour. Elton John , Janet Jackson , Tom Delonge , mark hoppus , Alice In Chains , Bill Werde , The Daily ...

  22. Chart Beat Wednesday: Madonna, Taylor Swift, Jim Brickman

    August 12, 2009 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CELEBRATION' CELEBRATION: Madonna extends her lead as the artist with the most hits in the history of Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Celebration" ignites at No. 29. The title cut from her third greatest hits c ...

  23. Chart Beat: Darius Rucker, Mariah Carey, Wilco

    August 05, 2009 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 THREE'S COMPANY: On the Country Songs chart, Darius Rucker becomes the the first act in nearly 17 years to top the chart with their first three format singles, and the fourth act in the past 20 years to do so. Rucker's "Alright" ...

  24. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are still ...

  25. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are still ...

  26. Michael Jackson Maintains U.K. Chart Dominance

    July 06, 2009 8:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's catalog dominated the new U.K. bestsellers published yesterday (Sunday), with three albums in the top five and 13 singles in the top 40. He was robbed of a chart double by a late climb to the top of the singles survey by Euro- ...

  27. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  28. Rev. Jesse Jackson: Family Wants Second Autopsy

    June 27, 2009 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's family wants an independent autopsy to determine the cause of the King of Pop's death, The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday. The family told Jesse Jackson about its wishes while he spent time with them during the past two ...

  29. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson

    June 26, 2009 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 As music fans mourn the loss of the King of Pop, we offer a special tribute edition of Chart Beat. Below are some examples of the astounding dominance of Michael Jackson on Billboard surveys. NO. 1 FROM THE START : Jackson was on his way to chart ro ...

  30. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth ...

  31. Michael Jackson Concerts Face Legal Challenge

    June 11, 2009 9:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 A music promoter has sued to stop Michael Jackson from performing in London this year, claiming his appearances would violate a prior contract. New Jersey-based AllGood Entertainment Inc contends in the lawsuit filed in federal court in New York it ...

  32. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Jeremih, Beyonce

    May 20, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 'BOOM' CRASHES NO. 1: When an act takes over the top of two of Billboard's airplay charts in the same week, especially a pair as popular as Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic, a true multi-format smash has arrived. Such is the case with t ...

  33. May 16, 2009

    May 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears’ second album, “Oops!… I Did It Again” sells 1.3 million copies in its debut week, setting a new record for highest debut by a female artist. 2000 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using his nam ...

  34. Court To Revisit Janet Jackson's 'Wardrobe Malfunction'

    May 04, 2009 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of A ...

  35. Court Sends Janet Jackson Case Back For Review

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

  36. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  37. Chart Beat: Rascal Flatts, Seal, Eminem

    April 15, 2009 12:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  38. Pet Shop Boys Say 'Yes' To 25 Years Of Synth Pop

    April 06, 2009 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The title of the Pet Shop Boys' 10th album, "Yes," perfectly reflects the duo's positive mood as they celebrate 25 years of proving synth pop can rise above mindless fluff. With 32 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart entries, the ...

  39. Chart Beat: Darius Rucker, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Pearl Jam

    March 18, 2009 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 TWICE AS NICE: Effective this week, Chart Beat will now offer a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. Tomorrow, when all of our online charts are refreshed with this week's data, Chart Beat will appear as always in ...

  40. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  41. Live Nation: No Deal Pending With Janet Jackson

    February 13, 2009 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite rampant speculation to the contrary, Live Nation has not signed a multi-rights or long term deal with Janet Jackson, according to a company spokesperson. Multiple online reports in the past few days have stated that Jackson has likely follow ...

  42. Live Nation: No Janet Deal In The Works

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Despite rampant speculation to the contrary, Live Nation has not signed a multi-rights or long term deal with Janet Jackson, according to a company spokesperson. Multiple online reports the past few days have stated that Jackson has likely followe ...

  43. Reports: Jermaine Dupri Exits Island

    January 09, 2009 1:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Less than two years after becoming president of Island Records Urban Music, Jermaine Dupri exited the post this week, according to reports. The Island Records Urban division was created within the Island Def Jam Music Group a short time prior to Dup ...

  44. Chart Beat: Straight No Chaser, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Brandy

    December 18, 2008 4:22 PM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.</i></b> OUT OF ‘AFRICA’: Actually, they are out of Indiana. ...

  45. Britney's 'Circus' Debuts Atop Album Chart

    December 10, 2008 11:21 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Britney Spears' "Circus" makes a big bow at the top of The Billboard 200, becoming her fifth No. 1. The Jive set moved 505,000 copies in the United States, making Spears the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have f ...

  46. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  47. Britney Album On Target For No. 1 Debut

    December 05, 2008 8:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears' "Circus" remains on track to debut at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200, based on sales data reported to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart through the close of business yesterday (Dec. 4). Unweighted sales ...

  48. Britney's 'Circus' On Track To Top Album Chart

    December 03, 2008 4:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears' sixth studio album, "Circus," is on track to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week, as the Jive set will lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart when it is released later today (Dec. 3). Unweighted first-d ...

  49. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in Fort Laude 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest ...

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