1. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST 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. FROM 'FALLIN' ' TO 'THE RISING': The past decade yielded Billboard char ...

  2. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 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: ...

  3. Taylor Swift Wins BMI Award For Top Song

    November 11, 2009 7:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift started what could be an interesting week with her second straight song of the year award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, where Kris Kristofferson was honored as an icon. Swift won for her song "Love Story" at the cere ...

  4. Finetunes Strikes Didiom Deal

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based digital service provider Finetunes has signed a distribution deal with U.S. mobile media service Didiom. The deal, which takes immediate effect, will enable Didiom users to purchase songs from the Finetunes catalog, which includes ma ...

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Kiss

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 '3,' OH '3': Check out yesterday's Chart Beat for the many highlights of Britney Spears ' Billboard Hot 100 coronation with "3." Perhaps no one is more excited about the achievement than Spears herself. In the ...

  6. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the ...

  7. Lynda Carter Video Q&A: From 'Wonder Woman' To Jazz

    September 17, 2009 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 30 years since 'Wonder Woman' left prime-time, but Lynda Carter isn't resting on her days as the truth-lassoing crime fighter of 70s television. This summer, the actress/singer released "At Last," an album of ...

  8. Nirvana Members Dismayed By 'Guitar Hero 5'

    September 11, 2009 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana . Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said in a joint statement that they were "dismayed and very dis ...

  9. Nine Inch Nails Digs 'Downward' At NYC Farewell Club Gig

    August 24, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nine Inch Nails fans got more than they bargained for last night (Aug. 23) at New York's tiny Webster Hall, as they witnessed the Trent Reznor-led band play its 1994 classic "The Downward Spiral" in its entirety for the first time eve ...

  10. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the ...

  11. Flo Rida, Chuck Berry, Journey Among Top Downloaded Tracks

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It shouldn't be strange to see Chuck Berry's "Johnnie B. Goode," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" on someone's iPod, as each of these tracks w ...

  12. Kris Kristofferson's Latest Cuts 'Closer To The Bone'

    July 27, 2009 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Kristofferson considers his new album, "Closer to the Bone," a "sequel" of sorts to 2006's acclaimed "This Old Road." "Emotionally, 'Closer to the Bone' is very much like 'This Old Road,� ...

  13. Elvis Costello Celebrates 'Sugarcane' With Intimate Show

    June 03, 2009 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello celebrated the release of his "Sacred, Profane & Sugarcane" album with an intimate solo acoustic show yesterday (June 2) in Manhattan's financial district. Costello performed a nearly hour-long set for a small group ...

  14. Johnny Cash Remix Set Gets U.K. Release

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An album featuring remixed interpretations of Johnny Cash classics, "Johnny Cash Remixed," will be released in the U.K. June 15 through Edel entertainment's international rock label earMusic. The set was released in the U.S. Oct. 14 ...

  15. May 24, 2009

    May 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Taylor Hicks wins Season Five of “American Idol.” 1991 – Gene Clark of the Byrds and Dillard and Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. 1988 – Country singer-songwriter Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, R.I. 198 ...

  16. Lambert And Allen To Sing For 'American Idol' Crown

    May 19, 2009 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 A showy musical theatre actor and his clean-cut acoustic guitar-playing rival get their last chance to woo viewers and votes on Tuesday night in the final performance episode of U.S. television talent show "American Idol." After 100,000 pe ...

  17. Lambert, Allen Ready For 'Idol' Finale

    May 18, 2009 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final "American Idol" performance episode could be the weirdest concert ever televised. In one corner, there's over-the-top Adam Lambert, the dominating presence who transformed Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" into a s ...

  18. Elvis Costello Reveals 'Secret' New Album

    May 15, 2009 7:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being able to revisit pieces from his unfinished opera about the life of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was a welcome "surprise" for Elvis Costello on his new album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane." The set, due out June ...

  19. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. 2 ...

  20. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. ...

  21. Stephen Bruton, Renowned Texas Musician, Dies At 60

    May 11, 2009 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Bruton, the Texas-based guitarist and vocalist renowned for his work with Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Escovedo and many others, died Saturday (May 9) at age 60 due to complications from throat cancer. Bruton was working in Los Angeles with ...

  22. GreenLight Adds Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash To Rights Roster

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT GreenLight has been named as the exclusive third-party licensor representing the personality rights of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. The move marks the Los Angeles-based intellectual property company's major foray into music. Under terms ...

  23. April 23, 2009

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt as drummer for Static-X. 1994 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “The Division Bell,” Pink Floyd. 1991 – Johnny Thunders of the Heartbreakers dies of drug-related causes in New Orleans, at the age of 38. 1981 – Jerry Lee ...

  24. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 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. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enj ...

  25. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM 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. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  26. Elvis Costello Teams With T Bone Burnett For New Acoustic Record

    March 23, 2009 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello's newest album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," sees the prolific singer-songwriter-composer returning to acoustic American roots music for the first time since his 1986 album "King of America." "Sugar ...

  27. February 26, 2009

    February 26, 2009 3:26 PM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife ...

  28. Slipknot Readies Tour, Taylor Plots Solo Album

    January 13, 2009 9:03 AM EST 0 0 0 As Slipknot prepares to hit the road for tours celebrating the 10th anniversary of the masked Iowa group's first album, frontman Corey Taylor is making plans to record his first solo album rather than go back to his other band, Stone Sour, at t ...

  29. Slipknot Readies Tour, Taylor Plots Solo Album

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Slipknot prepares to hit the road for tours celebrating the 10th anniversary of the masked Iowa group's first album, frontman Corey Taylor is making plans to record his first solo album rather than go back to his other band, Stone Sour, at ...

  30. Loretta Lynn Busy With Two New Albums

    January 09, 2009 2:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Country legend Loretta Lynn is preparing two projects this year to follow up her 2004 crossover hit, "Van Lear Rose." Lynn, 74, is working on an album of new material that she says could be ready by late spring. The album will be in her tr ...

  31. Country Music Shrine To Keep Historic Instruments

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will get to keep historic instruments from Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash and Mother Maybelle Carter pledged by a man who committed suicide after being accused of defrauding millions from investors. The settleme ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger S ...

  33. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat: Elton John, 'The Twist,' AC/DC

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Elton John, "The Twist," AC/DC and more! ELTON'S NIGHTS ON BROADWAY Hi Fred, You mentioned the cast album for "Billy Elliot" in today's Chart Beat. I loved [Elton John's] "Aida&quo ...

  35. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis ...

  36. Chart Beat: Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Priesley

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams and more! HOW 'LUCKY' CAN YOU GET: He's such an iconic figure, it might seem like Willie Nelson is always hanging out on the Hot Country Songs ta ...

  37. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who pe ...

  38. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid ...

  39. Live Inks With Vanguard For Concert Set

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock outfit Live has inked a new deal with Vanguard Records for the Nov. 11 release of the CD/DVD "Live at the Paradiso." Veteran rock outfit Live has inked a new deal with Vanguard Records for the Nov. 11 release of the CD/DVD &qu ...

  40. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 ...

  41. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She is 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast cancer since 1988. 2004 - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Gran ...

  42. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and ...

  43. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the fir ...

  44. Actor, Country Star Jerry Reed Dies At 71

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71. Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like ...

  45. Cash To Rich: Use Of Father's Name Is 'Appalling'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. "It is appalling to me that people ...

  46. Cash To Rich: Use Of Father's Name Is 'Appalling'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. "It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father's name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, va ...

  47. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer ...

  48. Cash 'Folsom' Box Loaded With Unreleased Tracks

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unreleased material from Johnny Cash's legendary 1968 concerts at Folsom State Prison in California will be released Oct. 14 via Columbia/Legacy. A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unrele ...

  49. Cash 'Folsom Prison' Box Set To Feature Unreleased Material

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unreleased material from Johnny Cash's legendary 1968 concerts at Folsom State Prison in California will be released Oct. 14 via Columbia/Legacy. Disc one of the forthcoming "Johnny Cash At F ...

  50. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quenti 2006 - Even in death, Johnny ...

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