1. Clean Bandit, Michael Buble Rule Australia's Charts

    January 03, 2017 6:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Clean Bandit and Michael Buble see in the New Year as champions of Australia’s charts.  Buble’s perennial holiday favorite Christmas (Reprise/Warner) rises 2-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, published Saturday (Dec. 31), a feat which means the ...

  2. John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John's 'Friends For Christmas' Rises to No. 1 Down Under

    December 18, 2016 11:47 PM EST 0 0 4 It’s taken five weeks to get there, but John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s Friends For Christmas (Sony Music) has finally reached No. 1 in Australia.  Friends For Christmas is now platinum certified (70,000 units) after debuting at No. 3 in Novem ...

  3. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    December 09, 2016 1:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. As Billboard celebrates the seventh annual Women in Music gala, honoring Madonna a ...

  4. Olivia Newton-John's Top 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 26, 2016 6:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop icon Olivia Newton-John has logged an incredible catalog of hits on Billboard ’s charts. She’s claimed nearly 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 -- including five No. 1s. Pop Shop Podcast: Olivia Newton-John Interview, Oscar Noms & Favorite ...

  5. Neil Young, Olivia Newton-John and Michael Buble to Feature on Dan Rather's 'Big Interview'

    August 22, 2016 10:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young is Dan Rather's first guest for the new edition of Rather's series, The Big Interview . Young will be featured on the Sept. 13 episode airing at 8 p.m. EDT on AXS TV, the cable and satellite channel said Monday. The singer-songw ...

  6. The Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1s

    July 19, 2016 11:05 AM EDT Just 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s have led for 10 weeks or more. From Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" in 1977 to now The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, a relatively select few smashes have led the ...

  7. Marie Osmond on Teaming Up With Olivia Newton-John and Sisqo on New Country Album 'Music Is Medicine'

    May 26, 2016 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the classic  Donny & Marie  variety series, which aired on ABC from 1976 through 1979, Marie would kick off the theme song with the line “I’m a little bit country” to which her brother would reply ‘I’m a little bit rock and roll.” All of thes ...

  8. Kelly Lang Talks Working With Olivia Newton-John & Paul Shaffer on 'Throwback': Exclusive Videos

    February 22, 2016 4:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Teaming up with Newton-John on "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" is "forever one of the highlights of my life," Lang tells Billboard. The inspiration behind Kelly Lang's new CD Throwback was sparked by a weekly video she pos ...

  9. Olivia Newton-John on Las Vegas Residency, New Music & the Legacy of 'Grease': 'It's Just Contagious'

    January 22, 2016 6:38 PM EST 0 0 0 “There’s something magical” about Grease , says pop icon Olivia Newton-John , who played Sandy in the big-screen adaptation of the hit stage musical. “It's just contagious.” Grease will get the live TV treatment on Jan. 31, when Fox stages its ...

  10. Pop Shop Podcast: Olivia Newton-John Interview, Oscar Noms & Favorite Movie Musicals

    January 19, 2016 7:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and yea ...

  11. Every Song to Stay at No. 1 on Hot 100 for 10 or More Weeks

    January 07, 2016 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele's "Hello" is just the 31st of 1,048 total Hot 100 leaders to reign for double-digit weeks. Adele broke records at the end of 2015 with the release of her album 25 . Now, to kick off the new year, her smash song "Hello" ...

  12. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Ariana Grande Focuses on Top 10 & More

    November 14, 2015 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This week's charts saw country continue to reign, Ariana Grande start strong and the dance charts welcome back some familiar names. Adele's 'Hello' Tops Hot 100 for Second Week; Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor Hit Top 10 Here are 1 ...

  13. Olivia Newton-John Logs First No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

    November 12, 2015 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The icon leads the list at last, with Dave Aude & her daughter. A legend logs a landmark leader, as Olivia Newton-John earns her first No. 1 on Billboard 's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Nov. 21), as featured on Dave Aude 's "You ...

  14. Rewinding the Charts: In 1974, Olivia Newton-John Conquered Country

    October 12, 2015 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Decades before Taylor Swift's crossover, the Australian parlayed success as a country singer into pop-culture stardom thanks to 'Grease.' FOR CHILDREN OF THE LATE 1970s who danced around their bedroom to the Grease soundtrack, their a ...

  15. Natalie Imbruglia Takes on the Boys With a Feminine Twist on ‘Male’: Album Review

    July 31, 2015 5:46 PM EDT In 1997, Natalie Imbruglia sprinkled fairy dust all over “Torn,” her hit Ednaswap cover. On Male , her first album since 2009, the Aussie singer-actress works more remake magic on tunes originally performed by such male acts as Neil Young , Death C ...

  16. OMI Among Shortest Names Ever to Top Hot 100: See Who Else Makes the List

    July 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 1.558 k 168 22 As 'Cheerleader' rules, OMI joins acts from M to U2 to Yes in keeping it simple at No. 1. Atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, less is more. OMI's 'Cheerleader' Leaps to No. 1 on Hot 100 As previously reported , OM ...

  17. Guy Sebastian Selected as Australia's First-Ever Eurovision Contestant

    March 05, 2015 4:19 AM EST Pop singer  Guy Sebastian has been chosen as Australia's first-ever representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.  Sebastian is no stranger to the big stage of a fan-voted pop extravaganza. He won the inaugural edition of Australian Idol bac ...

  18. 'Grease' Reunion: Olivia Newton-John & Didi Conn Perform 'Summer Nights'

    January 05, 2015 7:01 PM EST The actresses reprise their roles as Sandy & Frenchy on stage for the first time in nearly 40 years. It was a high school reunion for Olivia Newton-John and Didi Conn in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Grease girls, who played memorable best ...

  19. Flashback Friday: Olivia Newton-John Gets 'Physical' in 1981

    November 21, 2014 4:19 PM EST "Let me hear your body talk." Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical" video came out in 1981, the same year MTV aired its very first music video, the Buggles ' "Video Killed the Radio Star." It's also the year ...

  20. Chrissy Amphlett’s 'I Touch Myself' Breast Cancer Campaign Wins U.S. Prize

    October 02, 2014 12:55 AM EDT A breast cancer awareness campaign featuring the late Chrissy Amphlett’s  “I Touch Myself” performed by an all-star Aussie cast has won a major U.S award. The #itouchmyselfproject , commissioned by Cancer Council NSW and created by Soap Creative ...

  21. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson Enjoys a No. 1 'Moment'

    September 29, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 24.182 k 63 22 0 This week in 2002, Clarkson notched the first Hot 100 leader by an 'American Idol' contestant. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Cher, Tony Bennett and Boyz II Men. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from m ...

  22. Ask Billboard: How Has Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Become Such A Big Hit?

    July 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the latest mailbag: Industry execs analyze the song's barrier-breaking explosion. Plus, magic chart moves, Hilary Duff's best sellers & Tom Petty favorites As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general ...

  23. Calvin Harris Heats Up Hot 100 With Latest 'Summer' Hit

    June 07, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The EDM star's new hit is the 23rd Hot 100 top 10 with the word 'summer' in its title Calvin Harris heats up the Billboard Hot 100, where his latest hit "Summer" sizzles 12-9 . The EDM star adds to the list of top 10s with ...

  24. Australia’s Jessica Mauboy To Perform at Eurovision Song Contest

    March 25, 2014 11:58 PM EDT Jessica Mauboy is about to go where no Australian-born artist has gone before; she's been selected to perform during the Eurovision Song Contest this May in Denmark.  The indigenous Australian pop star and actor is the reigning ARIA female ar ...

  25. Olivia Newton-John Devoted to Las Vegas Show

    February 04, 2014 9:42 AM EST 0 0 0 "Grease" star Olivia Newton-John is headed to Las Vegas. The 65-year-old singer and actress announced a headlining residency Tuesday. She will perform 45 shows at the Donny and Marie Showroom at The Flamingo, starting April 8. Dates are sc ...

  26. Jennifer Hudson Headlining Carnival Cruise Concert Series

    January 22, 2014 7:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Chicago, Foreigner, Daughtry also set to perform during concert series Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, t ...

  27. Christie's Offering Andy Warhol Collection in Online Auction

    October 16, 2013 7:41 PM EDT Andy Warhol enthusiasts and art collectors, take note: Christie's has a new auction that might be of interest. Starting today (Oct. 16), the U.K.-based auction house has for sale over 120 photographs, drawings and prints that the legendary ar ...

  28. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  29. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay char ...

  30. Britain Counts On Bonnie Tyler to Play Eurovision Hero

    March 08, 2013 5:08 AM EST After years of abject failure, insipid pop singers and an infamous “nil points” effort, Britain is betting on a veteran to cure its Eurovision heartache. Husky-voiced ‘80s pop singer Bonnie Tyler has been chosen to represent the nation at this y ...

  31. 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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  33. Vevo Announces Six New Original Series in Its First Upfront; Also Features John Legend, LA Reid, More

    April 25, 2012 4:41 PM EDT At Vevo's "NewFront" Wednesday, Left to right: Vevo's David Kohl, John Legend, Vevo's Rio Caraeff and Michael Cerda (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images/WireImage) NEW YORK -- Upfronts -- the annual presentations at which ...

  34. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , ...

  35. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:19 AM EDT Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra ...

  36. Ask Billboard: Happy Birthday, Celine Dion!

    March 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  37. 'Glee's' 'Smooth Criminal' Selling Big, Heading For High Chart Debut

    February 02, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "Glee's" take on Michael Jackson 's "Smooth Criminal" is off to a fast start. Covered by the show's Grant Gustin and Naya Rivera (with guests 2Cellos) on its Jan. 31 Michael Jackson-themed episode, the single could ...

  38. 'Glee's' 'Smooth Criminal' Selling Big; Heading For High Chart Debut

    February 02, 2012 2:14 PM EST Santana (Naya Rivera, second from L) and Sebastian (guest star Grant Gustin, third from L) perform with 2Cellos (Sulic, L and Hauser, R) (Photo: ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Adam Rose/FOX ) "Glee's" take on Michael Jackson's ...

  39. Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

    January 18, 2012 4:41 PM EST Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, beco ...

  40. Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

    January 18, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna 's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becom ...

  41. Publishing Briefs: TuneSat's Low-Price Service; PEN's Deal with Olivia Newton-John; Reach Music & Dangerbird Records

    October 04, 2011 1:35 PM EDT TuneSat Announces Low-Price Service for Small Publishers TuneSat, an audio monitoring service aiding music copyright holders track song use on television, has put together a low-price offer for smaller publishers. Its new online portal allows publ ...

  42. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Def Leppard, George Strait

    June 17, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 CHART ROYALTY: By notching a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" passes Lulu's five-week 1967 leader "To Sir With Love" and trails only Olivia Newton-John 's "Physical ...

  43. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida afte ...

  44. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at leas ...

  45. Jennifer Lopez Leaps Onto Hot 100 with 'On the Floor'

    March 03, 2011 11:44 AM EST 0 0 0 J ennifer Lopez blasts back onto the Billboard Hot 100, as "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull , soars in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 9, marking the new "American Idol" judge's highest career launch on the list. Lopez's ...

  46. Ask Billboard: Who Could Break "Glee"'s Record?

    February 18, 2011 6:45 PM EST 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 ...

  47. Did The Charts Predict This Year's Grammy Award Winners?

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 From such surprise honorees as Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding to Lady Gaga 's egg-shell-ent adventure, the 53rd Grammy Awards offered a host of highlights . Did the victors' Billboard chart performances, however, foretell their fortune ...

  48. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST 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 ...

  49. Olivia Newton-John Sings 'Summer Nights' With Rescued Chilean Miner

    November 16, 2010 12:03 PM EST 0 0 0 O livia Newton-John had a very special guest join her on stage during a concert in Chile's capital last night (Nov. 15): Edison Pena, the rescued miner with a passion for Elvis Presley songs. Video: Olivia Newton-John Duets With Rescued Chilean ...

  50. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's M ...

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