1. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before ...

  2. Whitney Wolanin Makes 'Run' Up AC Chart With 'Rudolph'

    December 24, 2013 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 The singer bullets at No. 2 for a second week with her cover of a holiday classic Five questions with Whitney Wolanin, who boasts the No. 2 title on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Contemporary chart for a second week with "Run Run Rud ...

  3. Jim Brickman Makes 'Magic' With Johnny Mathis, Megan Hilty on New Christmas Album

    December 16, 2013 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Musician extraordinaire Jim Brickman is at it again. The talented musician is currently on tour promoting a brand new Yuletide collection titled "The Magic Of Christmas." It’s a disc that he is excited for his fans to hear. "I love th ...

  4. Johnny Mathis Q&A: 'This Time Of Year Is Magical'

    December 13, 2013 11:05 AM EST 2.003 k 33 21 The icon talks his highest-charting AC hit since 1978, his new star-studded duets album and holiday memories With "Sending You a Little Christmas," with Jim Brickman, the legendary Johnny Mathis is enjoying his milestone 50th hit o ...

  5. Chart Moves: Lorde Performs 'Team'-Building Exercise; Bruce Springsteen, U2 Return; Johnny Mathis Notches Highest-Charting AC Hit Since 1978

    December 13, 2013 10:21 AM EST As previously reported, Eminem and Rihanna roar to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster." Who else scares up notable chart moves this week? -- Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION: As 2013 comes to close, a significant Billboard Hot 1 ...

  6. Chart Moves: Boston Returns to Charts, Daft Punk's Biggest Selling Album

    December 12, 2013 10:05 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Garth Brooks logged his ninth No. 1 album with his new box set "Blame It All On My Roots," while Britney Spears collected her ninth top 10 with "Britney Jean." Brooks' box sold ...

  7. Chart Moves: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Land Fourth Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10; Matthew Schuler Hits New 'Voice' High; Johnny Mathis Tallies 50th AC Hit

    November 22, 2013 10:13 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week. Who else roars regally on song charts this week? -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The pair's stellar year on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs con ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Bil ...

  9. Chart Moves: Lindsey Stirling's Best Sales Week Ever, Johnny Mathis Scores 73rd Chart Hit

    November 08, 2013 4:20 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Arcade Fire collected its second No. 1 album with the arrival of "Reflektor," while five more new entries arrived in the top 10. Among them were Kelly Clarkson, the cast of "Duck Dynast ...

  10. Phil Ramone Looks Back at His Legendary Career in Expansive 1996 Billboard Interview

    March 30, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Legendary producer Phil Ramone -- who helmed classic albums by Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon and many others over a career that reached back to the early 1960s -- died this mor ...

  11. Backbeat: Billy Joel Dazzles Nashville Audience With Q&A/Concert

    January 31, 2013 1:18 PM EST Above: Billy Joel, left, with his agent of 37 years, Dennis Arfa, president of Artist Group International. “It’s up to them,” said Billy Joe l last night in the wings of Vanderbilt University’s Langford Hal l, gesturing toward the waiting audienc ...

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  13. Least-Liked Holiday Songs: Some Theories Why People Hate Beach Boys, Others So Much

    November 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST When Edison Research published a recent list of this year's least-liked holiday songs, there were a lot of questions, especially from people outside the radio business who hadn't seen other, similar research over the last decade. Edison, ...

  14. Barry Manilow Scores 50th Hit On Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart

    November 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 'Santa Claus' brings the gift of a milestone entry. More than four decades into his legendary career, Barry Manilow continues to make himself at home on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. Manilow makes his milestone 50th visit to t ...

  15. Barry Manilow Scores 50th Hit On Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart

    November 19, 2012 3:56 PM EST 'Santa Claus' brings the gift of a milestone entry. More than four decades into his legendary career, Barry Manilow continues to make himself at home on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. Manilow makes his milestone 50th visit to ...

  16. Major Harris of the Delfonics Dead at 65

    November 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Major Harris, a former member of the "Philadelphia sound" group the Delfonics who had his own 1975 hit "Love Won't Let Me Wait," died Friday from congestive heart and lung failure. He was 65. The Richmond native grew up in a ...

  17. Ask Billboard: What Are the Billboard 200's Longest-Charting Albums Ever?

    March 19, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the chart's history reveals that Johnny Mathis and Metallica aren't so different after all. Plus, analysis of Alanis Morissette's sales and the new On-Demand Songs chart. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submi ...

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Greg Laswell, Adele, Justin Bieber

    December 08, 2011 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The "Glee" cast isn't the first act to to turn Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a ballad. Singer/songwriter Laswell first stripped the song down in 2007. 'GIRLS' POWER: For the first time this ...

  19. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal ...

  20. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Mo ...

  21. Gene McDaniels, Sixties Soul Hitmaker, Dies at 76

    August 03, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gene McDaniels , a hit-making machine in the 1960s and 1970s best known for writing Roberta Flack 's "Feel Like Makin' Love" and for his own soul-pop gem "Tower of Strength," died at his Maine home on Friday (July 29), ...

  22. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's M ...

  23. Weekly Chart Notes: Elton John, Taylor Swift, Shakira

    October 28, 2010 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 BLESSED 'UNION': As previously reported , country duo Sugarland bursts onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "The Incredible Machine." At No. 2, Kings of Leon arrive with "Come Around Sundown." At No. 3, another duo - an ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain 'Idol' Rumors Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Idol' Eyeing Shania as Plan B While sources close to "American Idol" are telling TMZ that a deal with Jennifer Lopez is not dead, Shania Twain would ...

  25. Chart Beat Thursday: Pink Floyd, Susan Boyle, Usher

    December 03, 2009 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 NEW 'MOON': With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles , one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" ...

  26. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodie ...

  27. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, t ...

  28. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Paul McCartney , Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct. ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Chart Beat: Elton John, David Cook, Maxwell

    June 24, 2009 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 ELTON'S ELLIOT 'ELECTRICITY' : Considering the thunderous applause that "Billy Elliot: The Musical" is eliciting on Broadway, it's fitting that the production's signature song, "Electricity," extends a pr ...

  31. May 28, 2009

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55. 1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California. 1978 – No. 1 Billbo ...

  32. Songwriter Paul Williams To Helm ASCAP

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has tapped songwriter Paul Williams to helm the organization as president and chairman of the board, replacing Marilyn Bergman who stepped down on April 8, after 15 years leading the society. W ...

  33. Chart Beat: T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Usher, Flo Rida, T-Pain

    November 26, 2008 2:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Christmas albums and more! DOUBLING UP: For the first time in the 50-year history of the Hot 100, two lead artists hold down the top four positions on the chart, dividing this territory equally betwe ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New Yo ...

  36. Andy Williams Honored By Society of Singers

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark and Glen Campbell were among the performers who paid tribute to Andy Williams, recipient of the 2008 ELLA Award from the Society of Singers (SOS). Held last evening (May 19) at the Beverly ...

  37. Manilow, Campbell Tapped For SOS Ceremony

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Petula Clark and Johnny Mathis are among the performers who will pay tribute to Andy Williams, the 17th recipient of the Society of Singers’ (SOS) ELLA Award. The dinner and ceremony, including silent and live auction ...

  38. Chart Beat Chat

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Before He Cheats," Ricardo FLO, French acts and more! 'HEARTS' AND 'REASONS' Hello Fred, I regularly read your insightful Chart Beat column and Chart Beat Chat and I always find interesting ...

  39. Chart Beat

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kimberley Locke, Garth Brooks, Juanes and more! SIGNS OF THE SEASON: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. How do I know? Easy: the signs are everywhere. Stores are filled with shoppers, houses are decorated with colorful ...

  40. Chart Beat Chat

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Petit Papa Noël," non-debut BB200 No. 1s, duets and more! JOYEUX 'NOEL' Hello Fred! It's a nice surprise to learn that "Noel" ("Christmas" in French) by Josh Groban is No. 1 this week. As ...

  41. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  42. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New Yo ...

  43. 13OnTV

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 26 - April 1, 2007. MONDAY, March 26 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Tim McGraw. "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kelly Rowland, Hilary Duff. "The Late Show With Da ...

  44. 13OnTV

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 26 - April 1, 2007. MONDAY, March 26 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Tim McGraw. "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kelly Rowland, Hilary Duff. "The Late Show With Dav ...

  45. Chart Beat

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Perry Como, "Happy X-mas (War Is Over)" and more! IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE: There's an artist who is No. 1 on a Billboard chart this week who first went to No. 1 on a Billboard chart 61 years, three months and two weeks ...

  46. Jeezy Does It: 'Inspiration' On Top

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Inspiration," easily beating the peak of his 2005 effort ... "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks proves the power of his soul patrol with his self-titled debut at No. 2 ...

  47. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Patty Loveless releases her ninth album "Long Stretch of Lonesome."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home ...

  48. Mann Gets In The Holiday Spirit For New Album

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aimee Mann was filled with holiday spirit when she entered the studio in May. Aimee Mann was filled with holiday spirit when she entered the studio in May. "You'd be surprised -- it didn't take any time to into the Christmas vibe. Bef ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. ...

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