1. Chart Beat Wednesday: Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha, Rod Stewart

    July 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'IT'S' NO. 1: Carrie Underwood collects her 10th No. 1 on Country Songs, as "Undo It" lifts 2-1. The song is the third leader from Underwood's "Play On" album, following "Cowboy Casanova" and "T ...

  2. Danny Gokey: I Want To Do Country 'For The Rest Of My Life'

    March 22, 2010 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by a return performance on "American Idol," Danny Gokey bowed at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with his 19 Recordings/RCA Records debut, "My Best Days." Coming in at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 , the al ...

  3. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she ...

  4. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  5. Radio Raises Funds To Fight Hunger

    November 25, 2009 1:12 PM EST 0 0 0 More important than recording music that impacts Billboard's charts, several star artists have joined the cause to combat hunger. In time for Thanksgiving, the United States Dept. of Agriculture reports that domestic hunger is at an all-time hi ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Swift's Lucky 13 Top 40 Hits

    November 20, 2009 6:17 PM EST 0 0 0 TRIVIAL MATTERS Hi Gary, Regarding the topic in last week's "Ask Billboard," while some people may be bored by music trivia, I find that there is absolutely nothing boring about it. After all, shows like "American Top 40" wo ...

  7. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  8. 'Idol' Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal

    September 02, 2009 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 It took him a bit longer than his fellow contestants, but "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey has landed a record deal. The 29-year-old Wisconsin native -- who finished third on the show behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert -- has inked a r ...

  9. May 4, 2009

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. 2000 – Letters to Cleo play their last concert in Boston; they disband the following month. 1992 – Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu of Johnny ...

  10. Darel Decounter Dies

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Darel Decounter, longtime keyboard player for the John Anderson Band, died of natural causes at his home in White House, Tenn., on April 30. Decounter was raised in Good Hope, Ill., and moved to Nashville 20 years ago to pursue his career in music ...

  11. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 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. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enj ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM 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. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  13. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 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 ...

  14. Lady GaGa Scores Hot 100 Milestone With 'Poker Face'

    April 02, 2009 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady GaGa unseats Flo Rida at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming the first artist in nearly ten years to reach the top of the chart with her first two chart entries. The New York native, born Stefani Germanotta, previously led t ...

  15. Chart Beat: Flo Rida, Randy Travis, Carrie Underwood

    April 01, 2009 1:18 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 ...

  16. Record 12 Albums Debut In The Top 20 Of The Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, the Billboard 200's top 20 hosts an even dozen debuts, led by the "Now 30" compilation at No. 1 and the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack at No. 2 . . . Six albums start in the top 10 this week, in ...

  17. Chart Beat- "Slumdog Millionaire," American Idol, Flex

    March 26, 2009 1:09 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 ...

  18. Flo Rida Is Doubly Sweet On The Hot 100

    March 26, 2009 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Flo Rida's appearances on the Hot 100 are doubly sweet this week, with "Right Round" maintaining at No. 1 and "Suga," featuring Wynter, scoring the chart's hot shot debut at No. 25. "Suga," which sold 78,000 d ...

  19. Chart Beat: "Slumdog Millionaire," Flex, Soulja Boy

    March 25, 2009 10:47 AM 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: AI, Taylor Swift, Annie Lennox

    February 26, 2009 5:14 PM EST 0 0 0 ADULT EDUCATION: Ever since Kelly Clarkson made her first appearance on a Billboard chart, finalists from "American Idol" have been showing up on surveys that cross all genres -- pop, R&B, country, rock, Christian, reggae... O.K., not ...

  21. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  22. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  23. Nas Dethrones Lil Wayne Atop Billboard 200

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One rapper replaces another atop The Billboard 200 this week, as Nas' untitled Def Jam album dethrones Lil Wayne's Cash Money/Universal set "Tha Carter III." Nas' album sold 187,000 copies in the Unit One rapper replaces ano ...

  24. Nas Nabs Fifth No. 1 Album

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Nas achieves his fifth No. 1 album, it's ABBA mania on the charts as the "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack charges at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with a huge gain. The pop group is also a main attraction on the Top Pop Catalog and Top Ca ...

  25. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas courts controversy with the name (and content) of his new album, John Mellencamp strips things down with producer T Bone Burnett and the Hold Steady pushes itself forward in this week's Hot Produc Rapper David Banner's "The Greate ...

  26. Chart Beat Chat

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss The Billboard Hot 100, Leona Lewis, Paul Davis (R.I.P.) and more! NO COUNTRY FOR HOT 100? Fred, I love your books and Chart Beat, just wish you were in print again. You say the Hot 100 is based on airplay and sales, so e ...

  27. Underwood's Opry Induction To Be Televised

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood's induction into the Grand Ole Opry will be televised live by Great American Country on May 10. Before the ceremony, the channel will air "Road to the Opry: Carrie Underwood," a half-hour special that will include h ...

  28. Travis, Adkins, Evans Added To CMA Music Fest Lineup

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins, Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, James Otto, Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis join an already stellar performance lineup for the nightly concerts at the CMA Music Festival, ...

  29. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a ...

  30. Carrie Underwood To Join Grand Ole Opry

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Carrie Underwood, who once told Billboard that if she hadn't won American Idol in 2005, "I probably wouldn't have pursued music much further at all," has been invited to join the Gra Country superstar Carrie Und ...

  31. Underwood To Join Opry

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Carrie Underwood, who once told Billboard that if she hadn't won American Idol in 2005, "I probably wouldn't have pursued music much further at all," has been invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. The invitation ...

  32. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown die ...

  33. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Ka ...

  34. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  35. 'Ride' Of Her Life

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood is still generating hits from her six-million-selling debut, "Some Hearts," but she's front and center with a new effort this week. Her sophomore album, "Carnival Ride" (19 Recordings Carrie Underwood is sti ...

  36. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  37. Underwood Tries For Encore With 'Carnival Ride'

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood is still generating hits from her six-million-selling debut, "Some Hearts," but she'll be front and center with a new effort this fall. Her sophomore album, "Carnival Ride," is due Oc Carrie Underwood is sti ...

  38. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a ...

  39. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown die ...

  40. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Ka ...

  41. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Warren Brothers member Brett Warren and his wife Raquel welcome their first child, a boy. Cole Daniel Warren weighs 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and measures 22 inches in length.<br clear="non 2005 - Legendary singer and ...

  42. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured ...

  43. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Patty Loveless releases her ninth album "Long Stretch of Lonesome."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home ...

  44. 32OnTV

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 7-14, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 7 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jody Watley. "Djangomania!" Sundance Channel Featured artist(s): Django Reinhardt, Quintet of the Hot Club ...

  45. Bolton, Lauper, Macy Gray Set For 'Celebrity Duets'

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Cyndi Lauper are among the pop stars who will be part of "Celebrity Duets," a new Fox TV show that pairs singers and celebrities trying to prove they can ca Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Blac ...

  46. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Soul vocalist Charles Pettigrew of the duo Charles & Eddie dies in Philadelphia after a long battle with cancer. The group achieved international success with the 1992 single "Would 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatund ...

  47. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Randy Travis escapes a bus accident in Lakeville, Pa., without serious injury. The country act, his wife/manager Elizabeth Travis and tour manager Jeff Davis are traveling along Rt. 590 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny J ...

  48. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1993 - </b>A 29-cent U.S. postage stamp bearing the likeness of a 1950s-era Elvis Presley is issued at a post office near the King's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn. The U.S. Postal Service held 2005 - Australian artists inclu ...

  49. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Asian Dub Foundation, Youssou N'Dour, and Shania Twain are part of the superstar lineup that pe 2003 - Stevie Wonder is on hand ...

  50. Ray Scott

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Becoming a successful songwriter for others gave this country artist the rare freedom to craft an album on his own terms. Born in the rural farming town of Semora, N.C., Ray Scott was raised on country music. His father, a local musician, taught him ...

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