1. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  2. Video of Justin Bieber's Alleged Drag Race Surfaces Online: Watch

    January 24, 2014 8:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Surveillance footage of Justin Bieber's alleged drag race with rapper Khalil Sharieff has found its way online. Footage taken early Thursday morning shows a yellow Lamborghini barreling down Miami Beach's Pine Tree Drive, followed by a red ...

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven de ...

  4. Bruce Springsteen Nabs 10th Chart-Topper in Britain with 'High Hopes'

    January 20, 2014 5:40 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  6. Attorney Donald Engel, Record Contract Buster, Dies at 84

    January 16, 2014 2:50 PM EST His victory for Olivia Newton-John over MCA Records in 1979 cleared the way for musical artists to free themselves of long-term record deals. Attorney Donald Engel, whose groundbreaking legal victories for Olivia Newton-John and other musical acts ...

  7. Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

    January 16, 2014 3:19 AM EST An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial. The ruling by the California 2nd District Cour ...

  8. Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

    January 15, 2014 7:19 PM EST An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial. The ruling by the California 2nd District Cour ...

  9. Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Insurance Settled

    January 15, 2014 5:44 PM EST The case, if it had gone to trial, would have put the focus once again on the singer's health in the weeks and months before he died. A lawsuit over the payout of a $17.5 million policy related to Michael Jackson's planned comeback conce ...

  10. Judges Rejects New Trial Bid in Michael Jackson Case

    January 13, 2014 7:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer's mother attempted to bring new trial in negligience case A judge has refused to grant a new trial in a lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against the promoter of his ill-fated comeback concerts. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yv ...

  11. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Her First No. 1 With 'Just Dance'

    January 13, 2014 8:05 AM EST 4.17 k 2.825 k 6 Five years ago this week, Mother Monster topped the Hot 100 for the first time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Janet and Michael Jackson, Men at Work and U2 Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven ...

  12. Elvis Presley's Billboard Chart Records

    January 08, 2014 5:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the anniversary of the birthday on Jan. 8, 1935, of the late icon (who passed away on Aug. 16, 1977), here's a look back at five of his most impr ...

  13. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to ...

  14. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yve ...

  15. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yve ...

  16. Donna Summer Returns 'MacArthur Park' To Top Of Dance Chart After 35 Years

    December 19, 2013 7:15 PM EST The late legend brings the song back to the summit after it first led in 1978. Plus, Neon Jungle and Hardwell debut, while Avicii continues to climb. Donna Summer returns a classic to the top of Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "M ...

  17. Arguments Waived On Michael Jackson Doctor's Appeal

    December 18, 2013 1:12 AM EST 0 0 0 Attorneys handling an appeal by the former doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson have waived oral arguments in the case, court documents filed Tuesday show. Defense lawyer Valerie Wass and Supervising Deputy Attorney General Victoria B. W ...

  18. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 11, 2013 11:56 AM EST The pair scores a historic topper: Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders (13) in the Hot 100's history, while Eminem ties for the most No. 1s (five) among rappers Eminem and featured artist Rihanna roar 2-1 on the Billboard ...

  19. Arguments Scheduled for Michael Jackson Doctor's Appeal Case

    December 09, 2013 9:27 PM EST 0 0 0 A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson's doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles set arguments in the case for Jan. 9. Former cardiologist Conr ...

  20. Michael Jackson's Family Files Paperwork for New Trial in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    December 04, 2013 8:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite a jury ruling that AEG had no part in the singer's death in 2009, the family of Michael Jackson will pursue a new trial in its wrongful death lawsuit. According to Rolling Stone , attorneys for Katherine Jackson and Jackson's three ...

  21. Chart Moves: A Great Big Jump For A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera; Volbeat's Victorious At Rock; Howard Jones Notches First Top 10 In 21 Years

    November 29, 2013 5:57 PM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. Who else tops and makes other notable moves on song charts this week? -- A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera: After the premiere of the o ...

  22. How Michael Jackson's Estate Earns $145 Million a Year (From the Magazine)

    November 12, 2013 12:55 PM EST This article first appeared in Billboard Magazine -- subscribe here and buy this issue here . In June 2010, a year after Michael Jackson’s death, Billboard looked at the estate’s music-based revenue streams and estimated that some $1 billion of ...

  23. Michael Jackson Estate's Valuation ($2,105) Vs. IRS' MJ Valuation ($434 Mil.): Guest Post

    November 11, 2013 1:55 PM EST Michael R. Morris is an attorney with Valensi Rose PLC and is based in Los Angeles, California. As a former trial lawyer for the IRS and a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, Michael has the educational background and practical experience that ...

  24. Michael Jackson's Touring Life After Death: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST The inside story of why MJ's touring business is now bigger than ever This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. In the fall of 1987, not long after the release of his blockbuster album Bad, Michael J ...

  25. Austin Brown Discusses Debut Album & Uncle Michael Jackson's Influence

    November 08, 2013 1:43 PM EST Austin Brown took dance tips from his uncle Michael - but not his last name. Between Michael, Janet and the Jackson 5, pop music’s first family casts a long shadow. But that hasn’t stopped Austin Brown, son of eldest Jackson sister Rebbie Jackson, ...

  26. Hot Tours: No. 1 Tour Spot for One Direction with $7.7M; Jackson’s Immortal Passes Stones On All Time Top 10 List at $325M

    November 08, 2013 10:29 AM EST One Direction earns the week’s No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with the most recent box office grosses reported for its Take Me Home tour. After earlier stops in in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan, the bulk of this week’s revenue comes from M ...

  27. Chart Moves: Passenger Goes For A Ride; Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns; Korn Collects First Mainstream Rock No. 1

    November 08, 2013 10:04 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and Eminem and Rihanna blast in at No. 3 with "The Monster." Who else makes regal moves on song charts this week? -- Passenger: The s ...

  28. Eminem Debuts at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart; Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns

    November 07, 2013 9:59 PM EST Nearly 15 years after the No. 62-peaking "Just Don't Give a F***" introduced Eminem to Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the Detroit rapper posts his first No. 1 on the list. "The Monster," featuring Rih ...

  29. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's Doctor, Sues Texas For Yanking License

    November 01, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Texas doctor convicted in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson is suing the state for stripping his right to practice medicine, and his attorney said Thursday that the cardiologist has former patients eager for him to work again. Conrad ...

  30. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips t ...

  31. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's Doctor, Released From Jail After 2 Years

    October 28, 2013 3:04 PM EDT The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff's offi ...

  32. Michael Jackson's Doctor, Conrad Murray, Released From Jail After 2 Years

    October 28, 2013 6:08 AM EDT The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff's off ...

  33. Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

    October 25, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sell ...

  34. Quincy Jones Files Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson's Music

    October 25, 2013 8:17 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sellin ...

  35. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to ask ...

  36. Michael Jackson Leads Forbes’ ‘Top-Earning Dead Celebrities’ List

    October 24, 2013 12:30 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to rake-in mega-bucks from the grave. The late “King of Pop” earned $160 million over the past year, placing him as the top earner on Forbes’ “Top-Earning Dead Celebrities” list. Remarkably, that sum is larger than any ...

  37. Ohio State Marching Band Moonwalks in Michael Jackson Tribute: Watch

    October 21, 2013 9:56 PM EDT The Ohio State University's marching band has a storied reputation -- hence its nickname of The Best Damn Band in the Land -- and its newest show, performed last weekend, is anything but "bad." During halftime of Ohio State' ...

  38. Michael Jackson Estate Sues Over Products in Japan

    October 09, 2013 4:25 PM EDT Michael Jackson's estate is suing a man and three companies in Japan, alleging they are using the name and likeness of the late pop star on key chains, mugs and other products without permission. The lawsuit filed in Tokyo District Court last ...

  39. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com ...

  40. Conrad Murray Says He 'Cried' Over Michael Jackson Verdict

    October 03, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, had an emotional reaction to Wednesday's jury verdict that AEG Live was not negligent in the King of Pop's death, with a jury ruling that Murray was not unfit for the work for which he was hi ...

  41. AEG Live Not Responsible in Death of Michael Jackson

    October 02, 2013 7:00 PM EDT A jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live on Wednesday of negligence in the hiring of the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson. The panel unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by Jackson's mother that sought to financially punish AEG L ...

  42. AEG Live Not Liable in Death of Michael Jackson

    October 02, 2013 6:25 PM EDT A jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live on Wednesday of negligence in the hiring of the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson. The panel unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by Jackson's mother that sought to financially punish A ...

  43. Morning Fix: SFX's IPO Filing Puts Market Value at $1.1B; How the Michael Jackson-AEG Verdict Could Change the Business; Internet Radio Goes Mainstream

    September 27, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SFX SETS TERMS FOR IPO, PROPOSED MARKET VALUE PUTS COMPANY AT $1.1 BILLION SFX Entertainment, the electronic dance music promotions company founded in 2011, filed details yesterday with the Securi ...

  44. Michael Jackson ‘Was Playing Russian Roulette’ With Drugs, Lawyer Tells Jurors

    September 26, 2013 12:17 AM EDT Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a lawyer for the producer of Jackson's comeback concerts told jurors Wednesday. D ...

  45. Michael Jackson ‘Was Playing Russian Roulette’ With Drugs, Lawyer Tells Jurors

    September 26, 2013 12:17 AM EDT Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a lawyer for the producer of Jackson's comeback concerts told jurors Wednesday. ...

  46. AEG Lawyer Delivers Closing Argument in Jackson Wrongful Death Trial

    September 25, 2013 3:00 PM EDT A lawyer for the producer of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" concerts has told a Los Angeles jury Jackson died because of his own bad choices, not because of anything AEG Live did. Attorney Marvin Putnam began delivering his final ...

  47. Michael Jackson-AEG Trial Reaches Closing Arguments

    September 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family on Tuesday portrayed concert promoter AEG Live LLC and Jackson's doctor as mercenaries who sacrificed the pop star's life in a quest to boost their own fortunes. Attorney Brian Panish made the c ...

  48. Michael Jackson-AEG Trial Reaches Closing Arguments

    September 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family on Tuesday portrayed concert promoter AEG Live LLC and Jackson's doctor as mercenaries who sacrificed the pop star's life in a quest to boost their own fortunes. Attorney Brian Panish made the ...

  49. Michael Jackson Statue To Be Pulled From English Soccer Stadium

    September 23, 2013 12:39 AM EDT A divisive statue of Michael Jackson outside an English professional soccer club’s homeground is to be removed. Businessman Mohamed Al Fayed commissioned the statue following Jackson's death in June 2009, with the intention for it to find a ...

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