1. Whitney Houston Remembered at Cash Money Pre-Grammy Party

    February 12, 2012 10:14 AM EST 0 0 0 As artists gathered in Los Angeles for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, all thoughts were centered on the sudden passing of R&B icon Whitney Houston. The tone of Pre-Grammy events around the city changed from one of celebration to mourning and rem ...

  2. Beyonce's 'Top'-of-Mind at R&B, But Is Her Album '4' Too Soulful for Pop?

    February 03, 2012 6:53 PM EST While Beyonce's album 4 has yet to notch a top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the set continues to rack hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. "Love on Top" ascends 13-9 on the latter list, securing Beyonce her third top 10 from 4 on ...

  3. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy& ...

  4. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  6. ACM Awards: Blake Shelton & Reba McEntire Returning as Hosts

    January 11, 2012 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas ...

  7. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  8. 'The Voice' Nabs Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Miranda Lambert, 5 More As Advisers

    January 06, 2012 8:18 PM EST "The Voice" is ramping up for battle. Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke will chime in as advisers during the battle rounds in Season 2 of ...

  9. Neil Diamond Prepping New Material: 'The Songs Are Just Coming'

    December 07, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After celebrating his past with an assortment of honors and the new retrospective "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," some new music awaits Diamond on the other side of a greatest hits tour slated for next su ...

  10. Lionel Richie to Receive Harvard Honor

    December 02, 2011 7:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Lionel Richie will receive the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award on Monday, a prize presented by the Harvard Foundation, according to the Harvard Gazette . The university will recognize the singer for co-writing 1985 charity single "We Are the ...

  11. CMT Awards: Hank Jr. Walks Off, as 5 Stars Honored

    November 30, 2011 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Paisley was one of five country music stars honored Tuesday night during a taping of the second annual event, joining Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and ...

  12. CMA Awards 2011: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2011 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny & Grace's Fateful First Meeting... Blake Tweeks 'Voice' Pals... Lady A on the Road... Taylor's Obsession So, you watched every second of the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards last night on ABC. Still, there w ...

  13. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize

    November 09, 2011 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry Shine on Country's Biggest Night It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first aw ...

  14. Lionel Richie Bringing Country Duets To CMA Awards

    October 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two and a half decades years after his last performance at the Country Music Association Awards, Lionel Richie will return to the CMAs stage this year to perform cuts from his upcoming country duets album, "Tuskegee." The pop/R&B icon ...

  15. Caribbean 'Jazz' Fest Circuit: Where Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie Are Still Stars

    October 07, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Bolstered by headlining sets from Stevie Wonder and Sting, the recently concluded Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival (Sept. 2-3) attracted 22,000 people over two nights, almost half of them from outside Curacao. But it was only the latest Caribbean m ...

  16. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  17. LMFAO Vs. Motown: How Does Berry Gordy's Offspring's Chart Performance Compare to His Label's?

    August 16, 2011 6:24 PM EDT Parents usually want their children to outshine their own accomplishments, and if that's Berry Gordy's hope for his son Stefan, his wish is on the way to coming true. Stefan, a.k.a. Redfoo of Billboard cover stars LMFAO (along with Berry ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks 'Battleship' Movie, Feist Debuts First 'Metals' Single

    August 12, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Discusses Her 'Battleship' Film Role The movie adaptation of the classic, yet plotless, game Battleship may be eliciting a few eye-rolls around the Inte ...

  19. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," fe ...

  20. Beyonce, Jordin Sparks, Brad Paisley Make Musical Fireworks on the 4th: Watch

    July 05, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music's stars were out in full boom this 4th of July, working the stage while the rest of the country took the day off to celebrate. Check out which artists saluted our country last night while you were out watching fireworks. The Ten Worst Nat ...

  21. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 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 ...

  22. Shania Twain Returns To Country Songs Chart

    June 20, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The latest stop on Shania Twain 's multi-media comeback blitz: Billboard's Country Songs chart. The star singer/songwriter ends a six-year hiatus from the survey, as "Today Is Your Day" blasts in as the list's highest debut ...

  23. Shania Twain Duets With Lionel Richie on 'Endless Love': Watch

    June 14, 2011 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than eight years after "Up" reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart, Shania Twain is back in the spotlight, recording a duet with Lionel Richie on her reality show "Why Not? with Shania Twain." Watch below, as Twain and R ...

  24. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Romeo Santos

    May 19, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE LOVE OF 'GLORY': As previously reported , Lady Gaga blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 with "The Edge of Glory." The third single from "Born This Way," due Monday (May 23), follows the title cut, which spent ...

  25. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, 'Glee' Cast, Billy Joel

    March 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With college basketball's March Madness swinging into high gear, how about sweet feats by 16 acts - in no particular seeding - from this week's Billboard charts? Lady Gaga "The Fame" celebrates its 100th non-consecutive week at N ...

  26. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw

    December 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 MARS' RETURN TRIP: Bruno Mars becomes the sixth solo male in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to send his first two radio singles as a lead act to No. 1, as "Grenade" ignites 2-1. Mars first topped the Hot 100 as a lead a ...

  27. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Married in Los Angeles

    December 13, 2010 11:01 AM EST 0 0 0 After four years together, Joel Madden and Nicole Richie are officially married. The Good Charlotte singer and fashionista tied the knot on Saturday (Dec. 11), exchanging vows at Richie's father Lionel Richie 's Los Angeles estate in front ...

  28. Weekly Chart Notes: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Band Perry

    December 02, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'GLASS' CEILING: As previously reported , "Raise Your Glass" is the toast of the Billboard Hot 100 , rising 2-1 to become P!nk 's third No. 1. The artist born Alecia Moore last led with "So What" the week of Sept. ...

  29. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 2

    October 13, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  30. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) ...

  31. Weekly Chart Notes: Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson

    September 02, 2010 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 UNUSUAL FAME, OUT OF THE BLUE: Ke$ha becomes the 11th solo female to collect at least four Billboard Hot 100 top 10s from a debut album in the chart's 52-year history, as "Take It Off," from her introductory set "Animal," pr ...

  32. El DeBarge Gets Ready to Take His 'Second Chance'

    August 28, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The last time El DeBarge released an album, it was 1994. The Internet was starting to come into its own. Nielsen SoundScan was just 3 years old. YouTube, iTunes, Facebook and Twitter weren't even blips on anyone's radar. Not to mention tha ...

  33. Ad Agency Gives Lionel Richie Hit A Crispy Twist

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie gets thrown through a store window in a new U.K. ad campaign. Parodying Richie’s 1985 No. 1 pop and No. 1 R&B hit “Say You, Say Me,” ad agency AMV BBDO is promoting the launch of the new snack line Walkers Extra ...

  34. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists o ...

  35. Enrique Iglesias Trailblazes With New 'Euphoria' Album

    June 25, 2010 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1996, Enrique Iglesias , already a Latin star, was shuttled by helicopter to a live show hosted by romantic station KLVE Los Angeles. As the chopper hovered over Westlake Park, Iglesias looked down in surprise at the crowd of approximately 150,00 ...

  36. Will World Cup Make South Africa a Long-Term Touring hot Spot?

    June 09, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 If the World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth, then FIFA's accompanying Kick-Off Celebration Concert is certainly one of the biggest gigs ever seen on the African continent. "In terms of scale, [it's] definitely up there wit ...

  37. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male r ...

  38. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's &quo ...

  39. 'Somos El Mundo' Video Premieres, Stars Pitbull, Shakira, Juanes, David Archuleta, Daddy Yankee

    March 02, 2010 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Just when Chile's 8.8 earthquake has dominated headlines, "Somos el Mundo," -- the Spanish-langage version of "We Are the World" -- premiered its video on the Univision network's "El Show de Cristina" last nig ...

  40. Artists for Haiti, "We Are The World 25: For Haiti"

    February 26, 2010 3:28 PM EST 0 0 0 When the original "We Are the World" debuted in 1985-as a call to action against famine in Africa-the notion of cross-genre musicians uniting for an all-star recording in the name of charity was unprecedented, and met with due awe. On a pr ...

  41. "We Are The World 25," Radio's Reaction, Pt. 2

    February 24, 2010 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As previously reported , "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti launched at No. 2 last week on the Billboard Hot 100. This week, the all-star benefit track debuts at No. 40 on the Adult R&B radio airplay survey and bubbl ...

  42. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited ...

  43. Nicole Richie, Joel Madden Announce Engagement

    February 16, 2010 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Reality star Nicole Richie and singer Joel Madden have announced their engagement after having two children together. Madden posted a message on the website Twitter on Monday that said he was engaged and "very happy," and Richie taped an a ...

  44. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We Are The W ...

  45. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere in 3D on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We A ...

  46. Kenny Rogers To Mark 50 Years In Music On TV

    February 05, 2010 7:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Country music veteran Kenny Rogers is marking 50 years in the music business with a star-studded TV special. "Pretty courageous, isn't it?" Rogers, 71, said in a phone interview, laughing. "The whole idea is to get together with ...

  47. See A Preview Of Star-Studded 'We Are The World' Remake

    February 03, 2010 12:44 PM EST 0 0 0 C eline Dion , Lil Wayne , Nick Jonas , Janet Jackson and dozens of other music stars gathered to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are the World" in Hollywood on Monday, and ABC News cameras were there to capture the historic mom ...

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