1. Weekly Chart Notes: Lorde's 'Royals' Roars Onto Alternative Radio

    June 21, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, makes the best start on Alternative Songs for a female soloist charting her debut hit in five years With the aptly-titled single "Royals," Lorde could be on her way to fitting chart dominatio ...

  2. Natalie Merchant

    Natalie Merchant

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  3. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions,& ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Natalie Merchant "Leave Your Sleep" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Natalie Merchant, "Leave Your Sleep" (Nonesuch) Release Date: March 30, 2010 Former 10,000 Maniac s singer Natalie Merchant hasn't released a proper solo album since "Motherland" in 2001. But the artist is planning an ambiti ...

  7. Brett Dennen To Duet With Natalie Merchant

    August 25, 2009 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen gained a lot of television and touring momentum with his third album, "Hope for the Hopeless," released last October. He performed single "Make You Crazy" across the daytime and late night talk show ...

  8. Brett Dennen - Billboard Presents

    Brett Dennen - Billboard Presents

    August 25, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brett Dennen performs "Make You Crazy" acoustic. Natalie Merchant , Mandy Moore , singer-songwriter , Pop , folk , Billboard Presents , Make You Crazy Live , brett dennen , Heaven , acoustic performance Videos Brett Dennen Heaven Mandy Moo ...

  9. Chart Beat: Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney, Silversun Pickups

    June 17, 2009 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 GIRL POWER POP : Until this week, seven female artists had notched at least three top 10s from a debut album on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart this decade. This week, that list expands by two: Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Lady Gaga lifts 11-8 with ...

  10. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the su ...

  11. Amnesty Track To Commemorate Rights Decree

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Indie Nacional Reords has paired up with Amnesty International and world music network LinkTV to record a track and video commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "Price of Silence" will be release ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Ca ...

  13. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best 2006 - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at ...

  14. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  15. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

  16. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the su ...

  17. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Ca ...

  18. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best 2006 - Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at ...

  19. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  20. Springsteen, Seeger Team Up For New Recordings

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. First ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

  22. Tweedy Gets Into Hunter's 'Heads' On New CD

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American politics and just old-fashioned fun, the singer says. Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his firs ...

  23. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Tony Bennett is rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett is just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President and Mrs. Clinton wh 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subje ...

  24. The Roots, Patti Smith Highlight Dylan Tribute

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-two artists, many of them celebrated in their own right, paid tribute to the acclaimed music of Bob Dylan last night (Nov. 9) at New York's Avery Fisher Hall. Twenty-two artists, many of them celebrated in their own right, paid tribute t ...

  25. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Courtne ...

  26. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Ex-10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant kicks off her first solo tour in New Orleans with her first solo album "Tigerlily" at No. 15 on The Billboard 200.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2001 - ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian ...

  28. Dylan Sets Album Track List, Inspires NYC Tribute

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan has finalized the track list for his new album, "Modern Times," due Aug. 29 via Columbia. Four of the 10 cuts push the six-minute mark, including the nearly eight-minute "Spirit on the Water Bob Dylan has finalized the track ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>James Eugene "Rosy" McHargue, a prolific jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and singer, dies in Los Angeles. He is 97. McHargue played with the bands of Benny Goodman and Kay Kyser.<br clear= 2003 - Beck is prevente ...

  30. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Tony Bennett is rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett is just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President and Mrs. Clinton wh 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subje ...

  31. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Courtne ...

  32. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Ex-10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant kicks off her first solo tour in New Orleans with her first solo album "Tigerlily" at No. 15 on The Billboard 200.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2001 - ...

  33. Merchant's 'Retrospective' Coming In Two Versions

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 15-year solo career of Natalie Merchant is chronicled on "Retrospective 1990-2005," due Sept. 27 from Rhino. The 15-year solo career of Natalie Merchant is chronicled on "Retrospective 1990-2005," due Sept. 27 from Rhino. The ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian ...

  35. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is comp ...

  36. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist's official Web site, Beck was watching Blu 2003 - Beck is prevented from p ...

  37. Nellie McKay Prepping Sophomore Album

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Columbia. The artist tells Billboard.com she is eyeing a September release for the set, which will feature Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress ...

  38. Merchant Preps DVDs, Machaut Compilation Track

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although Natalie Merchant isn't presently at work on a new studio album, the artist is preparing several projects in various states of completion. Although Natalie Merchant isn't presently at work on a new studio album, the artist is prepa ...

  39. Top Acts Rally For Imprisoned Activist

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live tracks from Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Ben Harper, Paul McCartney, Bonnie Raitt and Indigo Girls highlight the track list for "For the Lady," a benefit album for imprisoned Burmese peace activist Aung Sa Live tracks from Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Be ...

  40. Merchant Builds Her Own 'House'

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Natalie Merchant giggles while recalling the low expectations she and her former bandmates in 10,000 Maniacs had for their debut release. "[But] it sold more copies than there were people in our ho ...

  41. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simulta 2001 - Natalie Mercha ...

  42. 10,000 Maniacs Build 'Campfire' Collection

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an Rhino/Elektra is celebrating the career of 10,00 ...

  43. McLachlan: A Reflection Of Her Life

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Six years is a long time between studio albums -- but sometimes life gets in the way. Canadian pop powerhouse Sarah McLachlan actually spent about two and-a-half years working on her latest disc, " ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaher ...

  45. This Day in Music

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2001 - Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in S ...

  46. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release "Imagination." The suit is file 1999 - Beach Boys fou ...

  47. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are a ...

  48. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history o 2001 - Seattle's Experienc ...

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