1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Milli Vanilli's 'Miss' Hits Top of Hot 100

    September 22, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1989, the duo scored its second of three No. 1s. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Luther Vandross and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart histo ...

  2. Marc Anthony Latin Conf. Q&A: On Salsa, Stage Fright & Motown (Video)

    April 24, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Marc Anthony was halfway through a Q&A session during Wednesday’s session of the 25th Billboard Latin Music Conference (April 23) when a fire alarm alerted hundreds of music executives, aspiring musicians, and photographers gathered inside a 19 ...

  3. Latin Conference: Marc Anthony Talks Salsa, Stage Fright & His Love Of Motown

    April 24, 2014 3:17 AM EDT Marc Anthony couldn’t help it. He was born to sing. But he dabbled in a few different genres before he found the niche he created with a whole brand of salsa. And he may sort of owe it to Mexican balladeer Juan Gabriel. Anthony says he had been da ...

  4. SXSW: Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix Biopic, A$AP and Stax Records Docs Among Premieres

    January 30, 2014 3:00 PM EST Documentaries on Johnny Winter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, A$AP Rocky and the soul music of Memphis will make their world premieres at the SXSW Film Festival while the Jimi Hendrix movie featuring OutKast's Andre Benjamin will make its U.S. premier ...

  5. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan, One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Next for 2012's Million-Sellers Club

    December 14, 2012 9:35 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" returned to No. 1, selling 167,000 (up 22%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the album's fourth non-consecutive week atop the list. The tally's high ...

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  7. Bassist Marcus Miller Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

    November 25, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Tamia Returns After Six-Year Hiatus With 'Beautiful Surprise'

    September 22, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Six years have elapsed since Tamia's last album, but the singer/songwriter is picking up right where she left off. The R&B artist's fifth album, "Beautiful Surprise," debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop A ...

  10. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  11. Chart Juice: Elle Varner Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner bows at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut "Perfectly Imperfect," selling 33,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is home to three charting singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . "Only Wanna Give It To Y ...

  12. Richard Marx Celebrates 25 Years on Billboard Charts

    May 23, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The pop singer/songwriter first reached a Billboard survey 25 years ago today "When I look back, I see a guy - with a mullet - who was so self-conscious physically. I had no performing experience when I made my first record." At a recent v ...

  13. Chart Juice: R. Kelly Feels the 'Love' at No. 1 on Adult R&B

    May 03, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly nabs another No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R&B airplay chart (viewable at billboard.biz), as "Share My Love" swims to the top spot. "Share My Love" becomes Kelly's first No. 1 on the list since the title track ...

  14. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rumour' Rises; Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down' Debuts; Google Gooses Charts Again

    April 26, 2012 10:26 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, with digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 (marking the band's bes ...

  15. Urban Promo Vet Mark Boyd Dies

    April 20, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Celebration of life services for respected urban promotion executive Mark Boyd will be held tomorrow (April 21) in Plantation, Florida at Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Boyd, who died on April 14 following a brief illness, was 52. Formerly VP of u ...

  16. Chart Juice: Fat Joe Returns to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    April 13, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fat Joe nabs his fourth career top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Another Round," featuring Chris Brown , rises to No. 8 from No. 11. The song becomes the Bronx Bomber's first top 10 since "Make It Rain&q ...

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Jessica Sanchez Soars in (Lackluster) 400th Episode

    March 08, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gee, for the 400th episode of "American Idol," that was... sort of lackluster, eh? The singing competition celebrated the milestone with the Top 13 taking the stage to perform the tunes of two singing icons. To the credit of "Idol,&qu ...

  18. Aretha Franklin Honors Whitney Houston at Radio City Concert

    February 20, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin was thankful to be alive and was thinking about lost friends, among them Whitney Houston . Hours after she canceled an appearance at Houston's funeral because of spasms in her legs, the "Queen of Soul" (the "undis ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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 ...

  20. 'Idol' Finalist Jacob Lusk: Jimmy Iovine's Negative Feedback 'Definitely Hurts'

    May 06, 2011 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 That "Lusky Stank" could no longer save him from elimination . On last night's (May 5) "American Idol," Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the top five following his ill-received performance of Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown' ...

  21. Jacob Lusk Voted Off 'American Idol,' J.Lo & Lady Antebellum Perform

    May 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 On tonight's (May 5) "American Idol," gospel and R&B singer Jacob Lusk was eliminated from the competition, which is now down to its top four contestants. Lusk was eliminated following his performances of Nazareth's "Lov ...

  22. The Juice Presents Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years

    November 18, 2010 2:20 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, The Juice has a special treat for you all. In conjunction with Billboard's very knowledgeable chart department, we've compiled a list of the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop artists of the last 25 years, topped by the Pied Piper himself, ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Ask Billboard: Madonna Vs. Lady Gaga

    July 02, 2010 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. MADONNA VS. LADY GAGA Hey Gary, I ...

  25. Duke Grad Mike Posner Heats Up The Charts

    June 25, 2010 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Mike Posner graduated from Duke University in May with a 3.6 GPA and a degree in sociology, he had already locked in something many college seniors covet: a job. Great news, especially in this roiling economy. But some might not consider Posn ...

  26. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crown ...

  27. Maxwell and Jill Scott: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dates: Through June Ticket prices: $49-$125 (Purchase tickets here ) This is by far the must-see R&B package tour of the summer. After a seven-year hiatus, Maxwell released his fourth studio album in 2009, "BLACKsummer'snight," wh ...

  28. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1991

    May 11, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 ROX-Y MUSIC: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 11, 1991, Roxette earned its fourth No. 1, as "Joyride" motored 2-1. The Swedish pop duo had previously led with "The Look" and "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989 and "It ...

  29. Chart Beat Wednesday: Dirty Heads, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys

    May 05, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEADS UP: Southern California reggae rockers the Dirty Heads collect a No. 1 with their first entry on the Alternative Songs chart, as "Lay Me Down" rises 3-1. The song features Rome of Sublime , which spent three weeks atop the list with ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: A Madge-ical Week For 'Glee'

    April 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 NEW DIRECTIONS: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 18, 1989, Madonna 's "Like a Prayer" soared in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 38. 21 years, one month and three weeks later, the song makes its second Hot 100 appearance, again as the ...

  31. Chart Beat Thursday: Robin Williams, BNL, Maxwell

    April 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 COMIC RELIEF: "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve ... which makes me sound like a Chevrolet. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would b ...

  32. Jennifer Hudson Gets 'One Shining Moment' at NCAA Championships

    April 06, 2010 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 A newly-slender Jennifer Hudson is endorsing more than Weight Watchers these days. The Oscar winner is also lending her powerhouse vocals to "One Shining Moment," a mainstay song of the NCAA Championships. Hudson's rendition of " ...

  33. The Power Of Kristine W

    March 02, 2010 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 This week, Kristine W scores her 15th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The Power of Music" ascends 2-1. In the list's history, which dates to 1974, the performer is now tied with Mariah Carey for third-most t ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Grammy Winners On The Charts

    February 02, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Highlighted by Lady Gaga 's show-opening duet with Elton John , Beyonce 's cover of Alanis Morissette 's "You Oughta Know" and Pink taking her acrobatic act previously performed on last year's MTV Music Video Awards to ...

  36. Chart Beat Wednesday: Taylor Swift, Muse, Jaheim

    January 13, 2010 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 'FIFTEEN,' 12-10 HIKE!: Taylor Swift tallies her fourth top 10 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Fifteen" lifts 12-10. With her latest feat, Swift doubles her lead as the country-crossover artist with the mos ...

  37. Mary J. Blige Confirmed For 2010 Essence Music Fest

    January 12, 2010 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 M ary J. Blige will return to New Orleans as this year as a headlining performer and official spokesperson of the annual Essence Music Festival, set for the weekend of July 2. Blige will be joining other entertainers, including artists, speakers, au ...

  38. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 0 0 0 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never cha ...

  39. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as ...

  40. 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. ...

  41. Janet Jackson To Release 'Number Ones' Album, Book

    October 14, 2009 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 A new Janet Jackson greatest hits album titled "Number Ones" is due out Nov. 17 in the U.S. on A&M/UMe. Outside of America, it will be titled "Janet Jackson: The Best," and street on Nov. 23. The 34 track collection includes ...

  42. Q&A With Richard Marx: Bill Should've Known Better

    October 13, 2009 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, 80s and 90s superstar Richard Marx stops by our offices for a Q&A with Bill Werde about his new album "Emotional Remains" and his success writing hits for artists l ...

  43. Chart Beat Wednesday: Hall & Oates Come On Over To The Country

    September 23, 2009 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 'SMILE,' YOU'RE ON COUNTRY SONGS: Jimmy Wayne nets the Hot Shot Debut on Country Songs with "Sara Smile," featuring the classic song's original performers, Daryl Hall & John Oates . The latter two artists, who make ...

  44. Chart Beat Thursday: Jay-Z, The Beatles, "Glee"

    September 17, 2009 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 RUN THIS CHART: With the 400th debut ever at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Jay-Z notches his 11th chart-topping album with "The Blueprint 3." With his grand entrance, Jay-Z passes Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in t ...

  45. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Mar ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  48. April 20, 2009

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 – Singer Alan Dale dies at the age of 75 in New York City. 2001 – Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies of a heart attack while leading a performance of Verdi’s “Aida” i ...

  49. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip ...

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