1. When 'Bad' Is Good: The 11 Hot 100 No. 1s with 'Bad' in Their Titles

    May 28, 2015 3:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is the latest leader that's "bad," but also best. Sometimes it's good to be "bad." As Taylor Swift 's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar , rockets 53-1 on the ...

  2. Power and Music: Game Changers from UMG's Lucian Grainge to Mogul Emilio Estefan Talk Influence, Beyoncé & Jay Z (Video)

    January 27, 2014 4:55 PM EST Some of the most influential people in the music industry were front and center at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy's gala party. We spoke to them and asked what it takes to be on top, just like Beyoncé and Jay-Z who this year are No. 1 ...

  3. Phillip Phillips Scores Second AC No. 1

    August 26, 2013 11:05 AM EDT The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names ...

  4. Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka

    17 Albums, 23 Songs

  5. Billboard Touring Conference Lessons: Focus on Fans First

    November 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST The ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and its associated power outages, not to mention a nor'easter that ble ...

  6. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  7. Backbeat: CMA Week Kicks Off With Party at AristoMedia's Jeff Walker's House

    June 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT (L-R): CMA Close Up editor Bob Doerschuk, Australian artist Craig Morrison, host/AristoMedia CEO Jeff Walker and publicist Judy Mayes at party at Walker's home in Nashville welcoming international artists and executives. (Photo: Deborah Evans ...

  8. Carole King: 'It Would be Lovely to Retire'

    May 10, 2012 9:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The voice behind dozens of standards like "It's Too Late," ''You've Got a Friend" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" says her music-making days are likely over. Carole King , now a best-selling ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, th ...

  10. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw

    January 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 '21' SALUTE: As Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 for a 17th week , the set moves closer to the mark for most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a woman. In the 56-year history of the survey, only the Whitney Houston -led sou ...

  12. Advertisement: Sands

    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a ...

  13. Don Kirshner, Legendary Music Exec, Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 11:53 AM EST 0 0 0 For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshner ...

  14. Don Kirshner Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshne ...

  15. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nut ...

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: The Who, Andrea Bocelli, Lil Wayne

    February 11, 2010 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 GAIN OF 74: In Super Bowl XLIV Sunday (Feb. 7), the New Orleans Saints effectively sealed victory when Tracy Porter returned a Peyton Manning interception 74 yards for a touchdown, capping the game's scoring at 31-17. On this week's Billbo ...

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Sedaka

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST It’s been more than a decade since the release of Neil Sedaka’s last studio album of new material, “Tales of Love,” in 1997. But the legendary singer-songwriter -- known for hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Calendar Girl,& ...

  18. Michael Jackson Dominates U.K. Charts

    June 29, 2009 9:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's death prompted a massive surge in sales of his singles and albums in the U.K., with his "Number Ones" compilation (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) racing to No. 1, four other albums hitting the top 20, and six songs r ...

  19. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 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 ...

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  21. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of record ...

  22. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio statio ...

  23. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2002 - More than 30 years after t ...

  26. Chart Beat Chat

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Babyface, Diana Ross, "American Idol" and more! SHOULD BABYFACE TAKE A BOW? In your most recent Chart Beat column, you state, "Babyface's remake of James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' on the ...

  27. Chart Beat Chat

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Kimberley Locke, Christine Perfect, Leona Lewis and more! THE PERFECT E-MAIL Hi Fred. Last week, Mike Burk inquired about female artists who had success under both their maiden and married names. Christine Perfect had su ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of record ...

  29. Chart Beat

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Hey There Delilah," "Hairspray," "Everything" and more! THE NAME GAME: There was a time when girls' names ruled the Hot 100. In 1962, Tommy Roe's "Sheila" was succeeded by the Four Se ...

  30. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio statio ...

  31. NMPA Salutes Sedaka, Berman

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Sedaka will be the recipient of the National Music Publishers' Assn. Songwriter Icon Award to be presented at the trade group's annual meeting on June 6 in New York City. Congressman Howard Berman, D-Calif., will be receiving the Pr ...

  32. Chart Beat Chat

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss No. 1 acts with colors as part of their names, Josh Groban and more! BY ANY OTHER NAME Dear Fred, Pablo Nelson's letter last week about No. 1 acts with colors as part of their names was excellent. However, there was ...

  33. Chart Beat

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Neil Sedaka and more! THE 'WONDER' YEAR: Maroon 5 will never forget 2007, the year the group achieved its first No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Nor will the members of the band ever forget how they achieved ...

  34. Lavigne Remains No. 1 As Joe Debuts High

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week straight, despite a 58% drop in sales. The RCA effort sold 122,000 copies in the United States, according to Niel Avril Lavigne's "The Be ...

  35. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  36. 17OnTV

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 23 - April 29, 2007. MONDAY, April 23 "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Neil Sedaka (also scheduled: Joan Rivers). "Awesome, I F**kin' Shot That!" Showtime Featured artist(s): Beastie Bo ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols ...

  38. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2002 - More than 30 years after t ...

  39. ONE TRAIN LATER: A Memoir

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Engaging memoir by the guitarist for megaselling rock band The Police. Engaging memoir by the guitarist for megaselling rock band The Police. Summers's account of his eventful career as a journeyman musician focuses squarely on his devotion to ...

  40. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Elton John and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Happy Holidays Mr. Bronson, Now that Taylor Hicks' debut album has had a second week of sales tabulated, we can see that it will not rank among the TV fr ...

  41. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of reco ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Robyn, "Diamonds," Janet Jackson and more! THE GIRL WONDER Hey Fred, In response to the reader who was asking about Robyn, I wanted to make sure he knew that Robyn's album "Robyn" (which features ...

  43. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss song credits, top AC songs, ageism and more! CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE Fred, I have a question that I feel strikes a chord with many chart historians. It appears that Billboard has become pretty liberal with its designa ...

  44. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Charlie Daniels wins the Harry Hap Peebles Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the International Entertainment Buyers Association at the organization's annual conference in Nashvill 2002 - New York radio station W ...

  45. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jewel's latest becomes her fifth studio set to reach the top 10, plus Nelly, Texas Lightning and the 'Idol' effect. 'WONDERLAND' BOOGIES: Lewis Carroll's novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has serve ...

  46. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 3 ...

  47. Ne-Yo, 'X-Factor' Contestants Top U.K. Charts

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 American R&B singer Ne-Yo's recent Billboard Hot 100 No.1 "So Sick" (Def Jam) climbed to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 26), while two runners-up on December's "X Factor" talen American R&B s ...

  48. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current European tour in support of the hit MCA album "Enema Of The State," after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb t 2003 - Blur plays a surpri ...

  49. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The event, with attendance pegged at around 16,000, is organ 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Ca ...

  50. Mitchell Tribute To Benefit Music Education

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ben Folds, Joe Jackson, Suzanne Vega, Lori Anderson, Neil Sedaka and former Destiny's Child vocalist Michelle Williams have signed on for a Feb. 1 concert in tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Jon Ben Folds, Joe Jackson, Suzanne Vega, Lori ...

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