1. Garth Brooks' SiriusXM Channel a Tech Toy With Some Big Advantages

    September 19, 2016 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Garth Channel advances the country icon's life-long relationship with radio. During his commercial peak years in the 1990s, Garth Brooks was a staunch defender of country radio, famously resisting Capitol Records’ efforts to work his single ...

  2. The Top 5 Best-Selling 'MTV Unplugged' Albums of All Time

    August 03, 2016 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 MTV's Unplugged is back! To celebrate MTV's 35th birthday (Aug. 1), the network rechristened the former VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and, with that, the new channel will boast encore presentations of its most memorable programming from the 1 ...

  3. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT 3.301 k 0 7 As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Bil ...

  4. Rod Stewart's Hits Tour Is Doing Big Business in Europe

    June 29, 2016 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Currently on the road with his Hits Tour, Rod Stewart is nearing the end of his eight-week trek through 11 European countries that wraps in July. Among the concerts reported to the latest Billboard Boxscore tally (see list, below) are sold-out shows ...

  5. Rod Stewart Knighted by Queen Elizabeth

    June 10, 2016 6:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some guys have all the luck. Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton. Stewart, the raspy-voiced sin ...

  6. Drake's 'Got a Bigger Pool Than Ye' and More Stars With Swanky Swimming Holes

    March 04, 2016 2:18 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to the fanciest swimming holes around, Drake's YOLO estate makes the largest splash of them all -- for now, that is. Moving away from the usual hip-hop boasts about money, cars and women, Drake focuses on a more ­specific point of ...

  7. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2002, Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Topped the Hot 100

    November 09, 2015 8:05 AM EST 5.232 k 312 121 Thirteen years ago, the rapper began a 12-week reign. Plus, remembering chart feats by Mariah Carey, Rihanna & Rod Stewart. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. N ...

  8. Rod Stewart on His (Naked) 'Young and Carefree' Days and Pal Donald Trump

    October 30, 2015 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 With his 29th album arriving, the pop-rock legend talks heading off into the horizon, his pal Donald Trump and running around Paris naked "I like everything I have done -- more or less," says Rod Stewart over the phone from his estate in E ...

  9. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 24 Hours in the Life of Music With Ed Sheeran, Zayn Malik's Manager & More

    October 28, 2015 6:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 From the artists on stage to the producers on the boards to the behind-the-scenes managers, the music industry is an expansive field. In this week's issue of Billboard , out Thursday, Oct. 28,  we're giving you an in-depth, 24-hour peek in ...

  10. Veteran Talent Manager Arnold Stiefel on 40 Years in the Business, Repping Rod Stewart and Why Justin Bieber Could Be a Career Artist

    October 23, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In his first-ever interview (about himself), Stiefel talks Stewart's evolution, streaming music's impact on legacy acts and working with "complicated" Prince. Possibly the only thing Arnold Stiefel hasn't done in his multi-f ...

  11. Rod Stewart Performs 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' at Rock in Rio 2015

    Rod Stewart Performs 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' at Rock in Rio 2015

    September 28, 2015 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live performance from Rock in Rio 2015 Rock in Rio festival , live performance rio , have you ever seen the rain , rod stewart brazil , Rod Stewart , LiveXLive , rock in rio , 5minmedia , rio music festival , rod stewart live performance Videos Rod ...

  12. Rod Stewart to Reunite With Faces For First Time in 40 Years

    August 05, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart is reuniting with the Faces for the first time since the group's 1975 demise. But it's a one-time gig, and you'll have to make it out to England to catch it. On Sept. 5, Stewart will join fellow Faces members Ronnie Wood ( ...

  13. Rod Stewart Sued for Copying Early Blues Musician's Song

    July 02, 2015 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 A famous blues song, “Corrine, Corrina,” is the subject of a new lawsuit filed in Georgia against  Rod Stewart , Universal Music and Capitol Records. The song was written by Armenter "Bo Carter" Chatmon about 1928 — long ago enough that it ...

  14. Ask Billboard: Rihanna's Best-Selling Songs & Albums

    June 23, 2015 11:05 AM EDT A look at RiRi's biggest hits, according to Nielsen Music. Plus, more about the No. 1 run of 'See You Again' & more. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com ...

  15. Hot 100 Chart Moves: How I Became the Bomb Debuts With Viral Hit 'Ulay, Oh'

    June 12, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The song also spurs a new record deal for the act. Plus, moves for Rachel Platten, Echosmith, Eminem & Rod Stewart. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , leads the Billbo ...

  16. A$AP Rocky’s 'At.Long.Last.A$AP' Is the Perfect Experiment: Album Review

    May 29, 2015 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two years after Beyonce 's self-titled coup, the term "surprise album" has become a misnomer, especially in hip-hop. In the first three months of 2015, Drake , Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt all dropped records with little to no w ...

  17. Beyoncé Doubles Up in Top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    May 28, 2015 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Queen Bey features prominently on the week’s highest debuts, assisting on tracks from Drake and Nicki Minaj. Plus, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar seize No. 1 and A$AP Rocky notches two debuts! It’s a one-two punch from Beyoncé on the Billboard + Tw ...

  18. Beyoncé Doubles Up in Top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    May 28, 2015 5:53 PM EDT It’s a one-two punch from Beyoncé on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated June 6, as the superstar claims supporting credit on the survey's highest debuts. First, she arrives alongside  Drake on “Can I,” which enters at No. 5 after ...

  19. A$AP Rocky's New Album Gets Early Release

    May 26, 2015 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Rocky’s trippy year has just peaked with the surprise release overnight of his new album, At.Long.Last.ASAP. The Harlem rapper’s sophomore set was originally slated to drop on June 2, but he alerted his fans of the quick release with a pair of ...

  20. A$AP Rocky Drops 'Everyday' ft. Miguel, Mark Ronson and... Rod Stewart?

    May 08, 2015 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just as he did at his first Red Bull Music Academy lecture in London earlier this year, A$AP Rocky  debuted new music during his Q&A last night (May 8) with Ego Trip chief Jeff "Chairman" Mao in Rocky's native Harlem. Billboard Co ...

  21. Ian McLagan Remembered at Austin Music Awards

    March 19, 2015 4:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 There were lots of winners at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night. But it was a loss that resonated most deeply during the ceremony. Ian McLagan , the former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist and an adopted Texan who died on Dec. ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Jeff Golub, Jazz Guitarist and Rod Stewart Sideman, Dead at 59

    January 02, 2015 7:27 PM EST 1.067 k 85 55 Contemporary jazz, blues and rock guitarist Jeff Golub , who played alongside Rod Stewart and Billy Squier , died on Thursday, according to JazzTimes . He was 59.  Though the precise cause of death has not been confirmed, Golub had been batt ...

  24. Revisionist History, Holiday Edition: Mariah Gets a 'Christmas' Gift, Wham! Gets the Boot

    December 10, 2014 12:01 PM EST For those who love the Billboard charts, this truly is -- as Andy Williams reminds us every December -- the most wonderful time of the year. The arrival of Billboard 's annual year-end rankings have made it a "Happy" holiday for ano ...

  25. Idina Menzel & Michael Buble Top AC With 'Baby It's Cold Outside'

    December 09, 2014 7:05 AM EST Their duet becomes the format's latest holiday leader. Idina Menzel and Michael Buble's duet-slash-accurate weather report (depending on where you're reading this), "Baby It's Cold Outside," rises 2-1 on Billboard � ...

  26. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1990, It Was Mariah Carey's 'Time' to Shine Again

    November 10, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 1990, 'Love Takes Time' led the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rihanna, Rod Stewart and Ginuwine. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history N ...

  27. Why Big Artists Are Banking on Year-End Covers Albums

    October 07, 2014 2:53 PM EDT Aretha, Streisand, Manilow and more are banking on old favorites this holiday season. On deck for the fourth quarter: a virtual avalanche of all-covers albums. From the divas (see chart, below) to the showmen ( Barry Manilow ’s My Dream Duets , ou ...

  28. Rod Stewart Fan Suing Over Soccer Ball Injuries

    September 24, 2014 4:18 PM EDT A soccer ball kicked into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert has bounced back to Rod Stewart in the form of a lawsuit by a Southern California man who says he has lingering injuries after his nose was broken. Rod Stewart: The Billboard Cover Story M ...

  29. Rod Stewart Sued for Reusing Image of the Back of His Head

    September 05, 2014 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Photographer demands $2.5 million in damages. Celebrity photographer Bonnie Schiffman has filed a copyright lawsuit that claims Rod Stewart misused an image she took that adorned the singer's 1989 greatest-hits album as the centerpiece of his c ...

  30. One Direction Guides U.K. to Take 13% of Global Album Sales

    August 01, 2014 8:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. artists have had the top-selling global album for six of the last seven years. One in every eight artist albums sold around the world in 2013 -- totaling 13% of the global market -- was by a U.K. act, according to a new report from British labe ...

  31. Gerry Goffin, Carole King's Songwriting Partner Behind 'Natural Woman,' Dies Aged 75

    June 19, 2014 5:22 PM EDT Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Halfway to Paradise" and " ...

  32. The Woodlands' Pavilion Goes Big for 25th Birthday

    June 17, 2014 12:35 PM EDT The Woodlands’ open-air stage celebrates a milestone with Jimmy Buffett, Il Divo and Kings of Leon. This article first appeared in the June 21st issue of Billboard Magazine . In the scenic township of The Woodlands, Texas, just north of Houston, T ...

  33. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven de ...

  34. Kenney Jones Tries to Set Record Straight on Faces Reunion: 'We've Been Talking'

    January 08, 2014 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The Faces AND the Small Faces may well be active concerns in 2015 -- at least if drummer Kenney Jones has his way. Jones tells Billboard that a Faces reunion tour, with Rod Stewart fronting the group again, is indeed in the planning stages.  "W ...

  35. Ask Billboard: More No. 14 Hits For '14

    January 07, 2014 11:15 AM EST Celebrating the new year with more No. 14-peaking Hot 100 hits, from the Beatles to Britney Spears, the Cars to Coldplay and Robert Palmer to Katy Perry As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to ...

  36. U.K. 2013 Albums Sales Drop As Streaming, Singles Spike

    January 02, 2014 5:37 AM EST Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines," featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," featuring Nile Rodgers and Williams, were the biggest-selling singles of 2013 in Britain. Overall singles sales for the year in t ...

  37. Small Faces Anniversary Puts Kink in Faces Reunion for 2015

    December 26, 2013 12:23 PM EST The Small Faces' 50th anniversary trumps a Faces reunion -- at least as far as keyboardist Ian McLagen is concerned. Though Faces frontman Rod Stewart, who's been spelled by Simply Red's Mick Hucknall for the group's reunion sh ...

  38. Small Faces Anniversary Puts Kink in Faces Reunion for 2015

    December 26, 2013 11:34 AM EST 0 0 0 "The suggestion I read is we get together in 2015," Ian McLagen says of recent comments by Rod Stewart. "Not acceptable! Why wouldn't he call me to ask if I'm busy?" The Small Faces' 50th anniversary trumps a Faces ...

  39. Rod Stewart Confirms Faces Reunion: 'We're Earmarking 2015'

    December 11, 2013 12:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Rod Stewart, who told The Hollywood Reporter in May, "Me and Ronnie [Wood] were out plotting the Faces’ future," confirmed in a Dec. 2 interview on Boston's WZLX radio that the Faces, founded in 1965, would reunite as a live band afte ...

  40. Kelly Clarkson's 'Tree' Tops AC

    December 02, 2013 11:59 AM EST Following Thanksgiving and still more than three weeks before Christmas Day, the holiday season is in full effect at AC radio, as Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath the Tree" reaches the Adult Contemporary chart apex (16-1, with Greatest ...

  41. Kelly Clarkson's 'Tree' Tops AC

    December 02, 2013 11:05 AM EST Her carol 'Underneath the Tree' becomes the format's latest holiday leader Following Thanksgiving and still more than three weeks before Christmas Day, the holiday season in full effect at AC radio, as Kelly Clarkson's "Und ...

  42. Robbie Williams 'Swings' Into Pole Position on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 5:04 AM EST Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) has become the 1,000th No. 1 in the history of the U.K. chart. The set sold close to 109,000 copies to take the honor, as Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/Warn ...

  43. Robbie Williams 'Swings' To No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 4:36 AM EST Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) has become the 1,000th No. 1 in the history of the U.K. chart. The set sold close to 109,000 copies to take the honor, as Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/War ...

  44. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  45. Luke Bryan Tops Hot Tours Chart with $25 Million Sold

    October 15, 2013 10:22 AM EDT Country star Luke Bryan earns his first No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours tally with more than $25 million in ticket sales reported from the second North American leg of the Dirt Road Diaries tour, his first major effort as a headliner. The summer j ...

  46. Jeff Beck Exploring Middle East on Next Album, Talks Stalled Rod Stewart Project

    October 11, 2013 2:30 PM EDT The legendary guitarist, currently on the road with Brian Wilson, talks next album and offers a sharp assessment of Stewart: "He prefers (soccer), and maybe that's the problem. I'm not holding my breath" Noting that he "c ...

  47. Emeli Sande's 'Events' & 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Lead Britain's Year-to-Date Sales Chart

    October 02, 2013 4:38 AM EDT A 2012 release from Scottish singer Emeli Sande and the soundtrack to Universal Pictures' "Les Miserables" are the best-selling albums in the U.K. year-to-date. The Official Charts Company on Tuesday said that as of the end of the ...

  48. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack, Emeli Sande Top Year-to-Date U.K. Album Sales Chart

    October 01, 2013 9:34 AM EDT A 2012 release from Scottish singer Emeli Sande and the soundtrack to Universal Pictures' "Les Miserables" are the best-selling albums in the U.K. year-to-date. The Official Charts Company on Tuesday said that as of the end of the ...

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