1. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Vault To No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    July 03, 2014 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With 'Somethin' Bad,' the stars score the first No. 1 by teamed-up solo women in more than two decades. Plus, Kenny Chesney achieves his 45th top 10 with 'American Kids' Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood put on an impress ...

  2. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony Debuts on HBO

    June 01, 2014 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hullabaloo Kiss raised over the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony gave HBO an added bonus to promote its three-hour, 15-minute edited version of last month’s ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROC ...

  3. Linda Ronstadt Rocks Highest-Charting Album In 24 Years

    April 18, 2014 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pop/rock icon – and now Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – returns with 'Duets,' which spurs her best chart rank since 1990 New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt roars back onto the Billboard 200 , as her new compilation &q ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. U2, Linda Ronstadt Albums to Be Preserved By Library of Congress

    April 02, 2014 5:07 AM EDT U2's classic album "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an early, influential Christian rock album will play on forever, or at least as long as the Library of Congress is around. These albums f ...

  6. Linda Ronstadt on Skipping Rock Hall Ceremony: 'If You're Working for Prizes, You're in Trouble'

    April 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Health is the primary reason Linda Ronstadt will not be attending next week's 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn. But, the singer tells Billboard, she's really not all that chuffed about missing it. " ...

  7. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin On Board for Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 01, 2014 4:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with h ...

  8. How Phil Everly Proved 'The People Writing the Articles Who Hated The Music' Wrong: A Remembrance

    January 05, 2014 9:00 AM EST The setting was the rooftop of the Henry Fonda Theater, the event a tribute to Buddy Holly. Phil Everly was among the guests. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The ...

  9. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly

    January 04, 2014 5:31 PM EST The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74 There is perhaps no greater measure of the legendary Everly Brothers& ...

  10. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  11. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were ...

  12. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were ...

  13. Linda Ronstadt Loses Voice, Stays Positive: 'I Got to Live Out My Dreams'

    September 25, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Talks motivation for writing a new memoir and why she decided to reveal she had Parkinson's disease: "If I didn't say anything people were going to say I'm drunk" Like many of her peers, part of Linda Ronstadt's motiv ...

  14. Linda Ronstadt on Losing Her Singing Voice to Parkinson's: 'I Miss It Every Day'

    September 20, 2013 3:57 AM EDT The iconic singer discussed her career and recent diagnosis in a wide-ranging conversation at Manhattan's 92Y on Wednesday. "I just can't make the sounds. … The first note comes out, and then my voice goes into a cramp," Linda ...

  15. Music Biz Veteran Jerry Sharell Hospitalized After Machete Attack

    September 16, 2013 6:01 AM EDT The executive-turned-DJ, who has worked with The Carpenters and Joe Cocker, was held hostage in his new girlfriend's home early Sunday. Jerry Sharell, a music industry veteran who played a role in the careers of The Carpenters and Joe Cocke ...

  16. Randy Ostin, Son of Industry Great Mo Ostin, Dies at 60

    September 01, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Randy Ostin, a former music executive and the son of legendary Warner Bros. Records president Mo Ostin, has died. He was 60. Ostin died July 28 after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a paid obituary published Sunday in the Los Angele ...

  17. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names ...

  18. Fontella Bass: Top 5 Covers of 'Rescue Me'

    December 27, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Listen to Cher, Pat Benatar and others cover her signature song. Born into a family of soulful singers, the vocal prowess of the late Fontella Bass came with little surprise. The St. Louis-born singer, who died on Wednesday (Dec. 26) at 72, stole th ...

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  20. Ross On Radio: The Country Single, The Pop Single, The R&B Single And The Hit Single

    October 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  21. Latin Recording Academy Honoring Luz Casal and Rita Moreno, Among Others

    September 13, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy is honoring several artists from around the globe, including Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentinian crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rican-born Rita Moreno and Brazil's Milton Nascimento during a November ceremony ...

  22. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show With More Than 56K

    August 13, 2012 6:38 AM EDT Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer top records year after year. Last summer, Chesney broke a 29-year-old record for most country ticket ...

  23. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Smash Record for NYC-Area Country Show

    August 13, 2012 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brothers of the Sun Tour Stop at MetLife Stadium Breaks Chesney's Own Milestone, Set Last Year A Kenny Chesney concert is synonymous with summer and tailgating. Fans know this firsthand and keep coming back for more, helping the country singer ...

  24. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billbo ...

  25. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Debuts At No. 1 With Best Country Sales In Months

    May 09, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Carrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, Blown Away , debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since the Oct. 1 ...

  26. Dolly Parton: 'Whitney, I Will Always Love You'

    February 11, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Country music legend Dolly Parton, who wrote what is widely regarded as Whitney Houston's best song, "I Will Always Love You," has joined the chorus of grieving stars on Saturday upon hearing the tragic news of the singer's death ...

  27. 'American Idol' Keeps Portland Weird at Auditions

    February 02, 2012 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 There's a popular phrase in Portland -- evidenced by a number of signs found across the city -- bearing the saying "Keep Portland Weird." Wednesday night's "Idol" auditions, for the most part, did that motto proud. It w ...

  28. Emmylou Harris Following 'Hard Bargain' with Duets Album

    January 10, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Emmylou Harris is going back to the roots of her famed Hot Band for her next project. Harris tells Billboard.com that she and original Hot Band guitarist Rodney Crowell are working on a duets album with producer Brian Ahern, who first worked with Ha ...

  29. Kenny Loggins Glows About Newest Musical 'Brother'

    November 10, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Hit-making singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins joined country music's biggest party last night, kicking off the 45th annual CMA Awards performing "Footloose" with Blake Shelton, who went on to collect his second consecutive male vocalist ...

  30. Backbeat: Latin Icons the Late-Joe Arroyo, Alex Lora, Jose Feliciano, Linda Ronstadt Honored @ Pre Latin Grammys

    November 10, 2011 8:43 AM EST National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) President/CEO Neil Portnow was on hand to give Linda Ronstadt her Lifetime Achievement Award. "All my friends are jealous of me," he said afterward with a laugh. Portnow posed here ...

  31. Marv Tarplin, Miracles Guitarist, Dies at 70

    October 05, 2011 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marv Tarplin, the guitarist whose riffs and melodies helped frame the sound of one of Motown's biggest acts, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday (Sept. 30) at home in Las Vegas. He was 70. A cause of death has not been determined, ...

  32. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as ...

  33. The Nine Collaborative Albums To Top The Billboard 200

    August 18, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pairing of star acts on an album isn't uncommon. Last year, Elton John and Leon Russell teamed for "The Union," which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier in 2010, Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troub ...

  34. Kenny Chesney Makes History With Record Country Crowd in NY Area

    August 15, 2011 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York metro area, much maligned for its lack or affinity for country music, hosted what amounted to the market's first country festival in decades with the arrival of Kenny Chesney 's Goin' Coastal tour at the New Meadowlands S ...

  35. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 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 ...

  36. 'Lonely Boy' singer Andrew Gold dead at 59

    June 06, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Versatile singer/songwriter Andrew Gold, who enjoyed chart success in the 1970s with the songs "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You For Being a Friend," died in his sleep. He was 59. The Los Angeles Times said he died at his home on Fri ...

  37. Ask Billboard: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

    April 29, 2011 6:35 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 ...

  38. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 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 ...

  39. Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards Dead At 64

    August 20, 2010 8:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Edwards , an original member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band and longtime collaborator with singer-songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff , has died in California at age 64. A statement on his website says he died Wednesday (Aug. 19 ...

  40. Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards Dead At 64

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Edwards, an original member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band and longtime collaborator with singer-songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff, has died in California at age 64. A statement on his website says he died Wednesday (Aug. 19 ...

  41. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  42. Chieftains' Paddy Moloney Talks Chart-Topping 'San Patricio'

    March 31, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the third consecutive week, The Chieftains' "San Patricio" tops the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The 19-track set is a tribute to the San Patricios, the ill-fated battalion of mostly Irish soldiers who abandoned the U.S. army ...

  43. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes ...

  44. Canadian Folk Singer Kate McGarrigle Dies At 63

    January 19, 2010 11:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle , best known for performing with her sister Anna, has died of cancer. She was 63. McGarrigle's brother-in-law, Dane Lanken, said the singer died at her Montreal home Monday night surrounded by ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts ...

  46. Ask Billboard: Battle of the Divas, Round 3

    August 28, 2009 4:30 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. DIVA DOMINANCE, ROUND 3 Hi Gary, I ...

  47. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one ...

  48. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Miz ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel c ...

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