1. YouTube Blocks Original RickRoll Video

    July 18, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Rick Astley, you said you wouldn't desert us. YouTube has restricted access to a seven-year-old video upload that spawned the still-popular RickRoll meme, in which people trick others into watching Astley shimmy in his cheesy "Never Gonn ...

  2. YouTube Blocks Original RickRoll Video

    July 18, 2014 2:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Astley, you said you wouldn't desert us. YouTube has restricted access to a seven-year-old video upload that spawned the still-popular RickRoll meme, in which people trick others into watching Astley shimmy in his cheesy "Never Gonna ...

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Shakira Shakes Her 'Hips' To No. 1

    June 16, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 59.82 k 433 0 This week in 2006, the Latin pop superstar topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Astley, the Four Tops, Carrie Underwood and Robin Thicke Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven deca ...

  4. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Janet Jackson Takes 'Escapade' To No. 1

    March 10, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1990, Jackson scored her sixth of 15 leaders on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, remembering key chart feats for New Kids on the Block, Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more ...

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  6. Man Gets Rickrolled by the White House, Calls It 'Laugh of the Week'

    July 28, 2011 10:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to Washington, Rick Astley ! In the midst of the cantankerous debate over the debt ceiling, the White House decided to have a little fun with one bored constituent on Wednesday (July 27) by … Rickrolling him. David Wiggs, an "energy tec ...

  7. Music Hack Day: Cracking the Code in New York

    March 11, 2011 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Thirty-six hours, five hundred cans of Red Bull, 200 bags of pop chips and (maybe) the next great music app -- a New York Music Hack Day diary: Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. : It's a cold, sunny day in New York. Hackers are sprawled across almo ...

  8. Antoine Dodson, YouTube Stars Team for 'Rick Roll' Movie

    February 25, 2011 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 A collection of Internet stars from Antoine Dodson to the Double Rainbow Guy are making a movie. Producer Andrew Fischer has gathered more than a half-dozen YouTube stars for "The Chronicles of Rick Roll." He is shooting the film and has r ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw

    December 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 MARS' RETURN TRIP: Bruno Mars becomes the sixth solo male in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to send his first two radio singles as a lead act to No. 1, as "Grenade" ignites 2-1. Mars first topped the Hot 100 as a lead a ...

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Band Perry

    December 02, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'GLASS' CEILING: As previously reported , "Raise Your Glass" is the toast of the Billboard Hot 100 , rising 2-1 to become P!nk 's third No. 1. The artist born Alecia Moore last led with "So What" the week of Sept. ...

  11. Electric Youth Revisited, After All This Time

    June 29, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, the news came out of the blue. As previously reported , the Syfy network has cast Debbie Gibson and Tiffany in an upcoming original film, "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid." The movie begins filming today, according to Gibson's Twi ...

  12. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1991

    May 11, 2010 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 ROX-Y MUSIC: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 11, 1991, Roxette earned its fourth No. 1, as "Joyride" motored 2-1. The Swedish pop duo had previously led with "The Look" and "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989 and "It ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more musi ...

  14. Ask Billboard: How Popular Is Country Music?

    October 02, 2009 5:04 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. OUR COUNTRY Hey there Gary, I am ...

  15. Briefs: Twitter, BlackBerry, Morgan Stanley

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- How did Rick Astley 's "Never Gonna Give You Up" get to the top of the Twitter chart at MP3 blog aggregator The Hype Machine? A single tweet by TechCrunch to its 916,735 followers. ( TechCrunch ) -- Research in Motion will launch ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 American pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (Oct. 6) at Liverpool Echo Arena, and the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama's election American pop artists dominated the MTV Euro ...

  18. Manilow Tackles '80s Hits On New Album

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barry Manilow's tour through the annals of pop music continues Nov. 25 with "The Greatest Songs of the Eighties," his fourth decade-themed collection for Arista. Barry Manilow's tour through the annals of pop music continues Nov. ...

  19. MTV Europe Music Awards Get 'Rickrolled'

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eighties U.K. pop star Rick Astley has received his first ever MTV Europe Music Award nomination for his global chart-topper "Never Gonna Give You Up" (RCA) from 1987 and 1988. The nomination follows a viral internet phenomenon last year ...

  20. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Roc ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  22. April Fools Gets A Rickrolling

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British 1980s dance-pop sensation Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" first appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 chart the week of Dec. 19, 1987 at No. 71, only to climb to the top spot shortly thereaf British dance-pop sensation ...

  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. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a s 2006 - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pi ...

  25. Radiohead Countdown Site Revealed As Hoax

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Earlier this week, the Web site RadioheadLP7.com began a countdown to an apparent announcement tomorrow morning (Sept. 29), sending fans into a tizzy. Most assumed the site would reveal details about Earlier this week, the Web site RadioheadLP7.com ...

  26. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a s 2006 - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pi ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georg ...

  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 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean Paul is the latest leader on a rapidly changing Hot 100 while Mary J. Blige has the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs locked up. Plus notes on Brad Paisley and Pearl Jam. 'TEMPERATURE' RISING: The very rapid turnover of No. 1 hits on t ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Jimmy Chamberlin announces that he has rejoined the Smashing Pumpkins, 3 1/2 years after being ousted from the group for his involvement in the fatal drug overdose of keyboardist Jonatha 2004 - Although already quite animat ...

  34. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on ...

  35. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I S-A-W THE LIGHT Dear Fred, Before submitting my question I want to say I enjoy reading your column week after week and reading the chart trivia you supply. I've been a fan of (most) songs produced by ...

  36. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In addition to being one of the group's first ever performances without guitarist Graham Coxon, who 2003 - Blur plays a surprise sho ...

  38. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell makes the transition to cartoon form on another Fox television series, "The Simpsons." The outspoken talent evaluator 2004 - Although a ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billbo ...

  40. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis ...

  41. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have ...

  42. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2001 - Eric Clapton releases "Reptile," his first solo album since 1998's "Pilgrim." 2000 - Pop ...

  43. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic blues-based fingerpicking 2001 - John Fahey, guitarist and ind ...

  44. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Ashanti, debut chart-topping singles, LeAnn Rimes, and Gordon Lightfoot. TWO FOR TWO: After a six-week reign, "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule falls out of pole position on Billboard's ...