1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 50 Years Ago, Petula Clark Topped the Hot 100 With 'Downtown'

    January 19, 2015 8:05 AM EST Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 19, 1980 Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the ...

  2. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last ...

  3. Berry Gordy, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Aerosmith, More Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame Event

    June 14, 2013 6:12 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner is pretty much the do of the year for the music publishing industry, and in addition to virtually everyone who’s anyone in the executive side of that world, there’s always a jaw-dropping array of l ...

  4. Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:22 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was ...

  5. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was fu ...

  6. Petula Clark

    Petula Clark

    13 Albums, 26 Songs

  7. Rolling Stones' Really Big 'Ed Sullivan' Shows Getting Released: Exclusive

    September 07, 2011 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 All 17 of the Rolling Stones ' performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be released Nov. 1 in a deluxe package from Universal Music Enterprises and Sofa Entertainment. An abridged version of the Stones on "Sullivan" will ...

  8. The Power Of Love: Analyzing The Hot 100's 1,000 No. 1s

    February 23, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 How did I spend my long weekend, plus a(n unhealthy) portion of yesterday? Analyzing the subject matter of all 1,000 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, of course! I wondered if by dissecting the content of each leading song since the Hot 100's launch Au ...

  9. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUE ...

  11. Ask Billboard: Girls Aloud, David Bowie, Brits

    November 21, 2008 11:22 AM EST 0 0 0 Editor's Note, Nov. 21: We're taking a week off but will be back on Friday, Nov. 28 with a new column. Here is the column from Nov. 14. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@ ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Girls Aloud, David Bowie, Brits

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Girls Aloud, David Bowie, solo British acts and more! Editor's Note, Nov. 21: We're taking a week off but will be back on Friday, Nov. 28 with a new column. Here is the column from Nov. 14. Ask Bill ...

  13. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fam ...

  14. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British ...

  15. Andy Williams Honored By Society of Singers

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark and Glen Campbell were among the performers who paid tribute to Andy Williams, recipient of the 2008 ELLA Award from the Society of Singers (SOS). Held last evening (May 19) at the Beverly ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "The Twist," "Take a Bow" and more! LET'S 'TWIST' AGAIN Dear Fred, Twice in the last few weeks you have run letters reminding us that Chubby Checker's "The Twist" went to ...

  17. Chart Beat

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on British solo female artists, Madonna, Danity Kane and more! TOP OF THE WORLD: For the first time in almost 27 years, and only the third time in the entire rock era, a British solo female artist hits No. 1 on The Billbo ...

  18. Chart Beat

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Leona Lewis, American 'Idols,' Rick Ross and more! HIGHER 'LOVE': A 21-8 leap on The Billboard Hot 100 sends newcomer Leona Lewis into the top 10 and into chart history as one of the most successful debuting U.K. s ...

  19. Manilow, Campbell Tapped For SOS Ceremony

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow, Glen Campbell, Petula Clark and Johnny Mathis are among the performers who will pay tribute to Andy Williams, the 17th recipient of the Society of Singers’ (SOS) ELLA Award. The dinner and ceremony, including silent and live auction ...

  20. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little Whil ...

  21. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fam ...

  22. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville na ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Dolittle, Bjork, "Girlfriend" and more! DOLITTLE? DID NOTHING! Fred: Almost as soon as Melinda Dolittle started singing "Trouble Is a Woman" on "American Idol" this week, I asked mys ...

  25. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little Whil ...

  26. Take That, Westlife Ascend To No. 1 On U.K. Charts

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As their reunion album "Beautiful World" was being released by Polydor today (Nov. 27), Take That were celebrating a new No. 1 single, as the lead track "Patience" climbed 4-1 on the singles chart. As their reunion album "Be ...

  27. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.'s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abr 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell a ...

  28. Chart Beat

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Shakira, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney. 'HIPS' HOPS TO NO. 1: A 9-1 move for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) puts Shakira and featured guest Wyclef Jean at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first time ...

  29. Q&A: Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, may well be one of the world's best-known live music events. Montreux has a remarkable histor ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest ...

  32. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1993 - </b>Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The government will keep $3.6 million in assets it already seized and Nelson will pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million bala 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Jan ...

  33. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue rates Tim McGraw as the sexiest man in country music. McGraw says as long as his wife, Faith Hill thinks he's sexy, that's all that matters to h 2003 - Alejandro Fern ...

  34. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of t ...

  35. Free Me

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop-starved fans are about to get a heaping helping of cheesecake topped with a cherry. Emma Bunton, arguably the most talented of the Spice Girls, crosses the seas with her second international solo Pop-starved fans are about to get a heaping helpi ...

  36. Emma Puts 'Baby Spice' Behind Her

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million selling girl group the Spice Girls. These days, she is known as Emma. Period. And her wildly buoyant U.S. sol Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that i ...

  37. 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� ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: ...

  39. Rare Darin Audio, Video Comes To Light

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of rare Bobby Darin recordings and performance footage make up the CD/DVD package "Aces Back To Back." Assembled with the help of the late artist's estate, the set is due Sept. 14 from Hyena Re A host of rare Bobby Darin record ...

  40. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play t 2000 - Due to the throat troubles of ...

  41. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwrite ...

  42. 21 Classic Songs, Albums To Step Into Grammy Hall

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" and Peter, Paul and Mary's classic 1963 recording of "Blowin' in the Wind" are among 21 new additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Aca Led Zeppelin& ...

  43. Film Composer Ron Goodwin Dies At 77

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines," and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," has died at 77, his wife, H Ron Goodwin, ...

  44. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play t 2000 - Due to the throat troubles of ...

  45. Oasis, 'N Sync, Doves Storm U.K. Singles Chart

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis notched its first U.K. No. 1 single in more than two years yesterday (April 22) and its sixth overall, as "The Hindu Times" (Big Brother) scored the highest debut among an all-new top three on t Oasis notched its first U.K. No. 1 sin ...

  46. Church, O'Connor To Play Major AIDS Benefit

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A number of top acts are confirmed to take part in "Showtime at the Stadium," a charity concert being produced by Midge Ure, who helped stage "Live Aid" in 1985, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Showtime, A number of top acts ar ...