1. Happy 75th Birthday, Billboard Charts!

    July 27, 2015 6:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrate the diamond anniversary of what's regarded as the first official Billboard ranking. Seventy-five years ago today, Billboard published its first chart ranking the sales of recorded songs. In the July 27, 1940, issue, the maiden 10-posi ...

  2. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 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. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I ha ...

  3. April 8, 2009

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in mainland China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 – Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, of the Buena Vista Social Club dies after performing at a concert in Basel, Switzerland. 2001 – Van Stephenson, a f ...

  4. March 10, 2009

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, the Dave Clark Five and the Ventures are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2003 – AC/DC, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Righteous Brothers, the Clash and the Police are inducte ...

  5. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour. 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's ...

  6. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at ...

  7. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown die ...

  8. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour. 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's ...

  9. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at ...

  10. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown die ...

  11. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. The court date stems from charges filed in 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Ro ...

  12. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs cancels a sold-out appearance at London's Wembley stadium. The show is the planned finale of the rapper's European tour. Fans are not offered an explanation for the ca 2001 - Violinist ...

  13. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Randy Travis escapes a bus accident in Lakeville, Pa., without serious injury. The country act, his wife/manager Elizabeth Travis and tour manager Jeff Davis are traveling along Rt. 590 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny J ...

  14. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Busta Rhymes rides atop his own float in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. "I'm here to thoroughly represent the entire spectrum of the urban community," Rhymes says. 2000 - Busta Rhymes rides ...

  15. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonz ...

  16. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Dave Blood, bassist for Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen, commits suicide. The suicide is reported via a post by Blood's sister Kathy on the band's official message board. In a sub 2004 - Dave Blood, bassist ...

  17. Latin Jazz Musician Don Tosti Dies

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Don Tosti, a musician and composer who blended elements of jazz, boogie and blues to create the Latin "Pachuco" sound of the 1940s-era Zoot Suit culture died yesterday (Aug. 2) at his Palm Springs, Ca Don Tosti, a musician and composer who ...

  18. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Busta Rhymes rides atop his own float in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. "I'm here to thoroughly represent the entire spectrum of the urban community," Rhymes says. 2000 - Busta Rhymes rides ...

  19. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonz ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67. 2002 - Wes Scantlin, lead singer of modern rock ac ...