1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1993, Janet Jackson's 'Goes' Went to No. 1

    May 11, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-two years ago, the diva began an eight-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Roxette, Rihanna and Colbie Caillat. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard ...

  2. 50 Years Ago: Motown Records' First No. 1 Single

    May 16, 2014 6:53 PM EDT Fifty years ago today (May 16, 1964) the Motown Records label celebrated its first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with Mary Wells' "My Guy," a song written and produced by Smokey Robinson. The achievement came only a handful ...

  3. 50 Years Ago: Motown Records' First No. 1 Single

    May 16, 2014 4:40 PM EDT Fifty years ago today (May 16, 1964) the Motown Records label celebrated its first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with Mary Wells' "My Guy," a song written and produced by Smokey Robinson. The achievement came only a handful ...

  4. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Tom Petty's 'Fever' Rises

    May 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-five years ago this week, his first solo album began its Billboard 200 climb (and wouldn't back down). Plus, remembering key chart feats for Hunter Hayes, Janet Jackson, and R.E.M. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones fr ...

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  6. 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 ...

  7. May 13, 2009

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Remy Ma is sentenced to eight years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion in conjunction with the shooting of a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. 2007 – Rock legend Bo Diddley is hospitalized after a concer ...

  8. May 11, 2009

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Drummer John Rutsey, formerly of Rush, dies from a diabetes-related heart attack in his sleep at the age of 55. 2006 – Guitarist Dave Baksh announces he is leaving Sum 41 to pursue his career with his second band, Brown Brigade. 2004 – R& ...

  9. Motown Collects Every No. 1 On Boxed Set

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due Dec. 9. Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, "Motown: The Complete No. 1's," due D ...

  10. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77. 2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd ...

  11. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, ...

  12. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist o ...

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller&quo ...

  14. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77. 2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd ...

  15. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, ...

  16. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist o ...

  17. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Composer Evelyn Levine dies at the age of 84.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - One of South Africa's most respected bass players and songwriters, Sipho Gumede, dies in a Durban ...

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Motown, "American Idol," Eurovision and the disappearance of physical singles. TAMLA, MOTOWN, GORDY AND A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL Hello Fred. I noticed an error in your article concerning Motown and its span of chart-topping hits ...

  19. Chart Beat

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, along with news about Nelly Furtado and Depeche Mode. WHO WANTS TO BE A CHAMILLIONAIRE: For the first time in eight years and nine mon ...

  20. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1975 - </b>Country & Western star Bob Wills dies of pneumonia at the age of 70. His group Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys have six No. 1 country singles. The most successful is "New Spanish 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna w ...

  21. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist's hometown. All five played with 2003 - Rock musician Noel Reddi ...

  22. Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compi ...

  23. Bonus Tracks Pack Eurythmics Reissues

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The entirety of the Eurythmics catalog has been remastered and expanded by group member Dave Stewart. Each of the act's eight albums has been bolstered with bonus tracks -- 44 in all, 11 of which are The entirety of the Eurythmics catalog has b ...

  24. CHART BEAT

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Gretchen Wilson, Bellamy Brothers, Josh Gracin, Babyface, Natasha Bedingfield, Sugarland, the Rolling Stones and more. DOUBLE DIGITS: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" ...

  25. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Composer Evelyn Levine dies at the age of 84.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - One of South Africa's most respected bass players and songwriters, Sipho Gumede, dies in a Durban ...

  26. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans o ...

  27. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his sti ...

  28. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I� ...

  29. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboa ...

  30. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a n ...

  31. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you ...

  32. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provide ...

  33. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans o ...

  34. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy returns to their hometown, Salt Lake City, to sing at a charity dinner benefiting the Karl Malone Foundation for children's charities. The performance is the first in their home 1999 - Shedaisy returns to thei ...

  35. 'Idol' Contestants Honor Lamont Dozier

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary Motown composer Lamont Dozier, responsible for writing 14 No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100, will be a special celebrity judge on tomorrow's (March 11) installment of "American Idol" on F Legendary Motown composer Lamont ...

  36. Motown Preps Gaye Duets Set

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nineteen years after the death of soul music legend Marvin Gaye, Motown/UME is readying for a Jan. 14 release "Greatest Duets: a Love Songs Collection," a single-disc compilation culling 14 tracks fro Nineteen years after the death of soul ...

  37. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provide ...

  38. Motown Vocalist Frankie Gaye Dies

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Frankie Gaye, whose combat experience during the Vietnam War was credited with influencing his older brother Marvin's legendary Motown album "What's Going On," died Friday of complications following a Frankie Gaye, whose combat e ...