1. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Bi ...

  2. Bieber Stays at No. 1 on Hot Tours for Second Week with $8.6 Million Gross

    December 06, 2013 4:21 PM EST Justin Bieber tops the tally of Hot Tours for the second consecutive week with $8.6 million in reported grosses from two of the final cities on his Believe world tour: Mexico City and Brisbane, Australia. The Mexican capital city was the final mar ...

  3. Chart Moves: Def Leppard, Donna Summer Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Katy Perry climbed in at No. 1 with her new album "PRISM," selling 286,000 copies in its first week. It was one of four new arrivals to the top 10, which also boasted bows from Fifth Harmony ...

  4. Chart Moves: Sarah Brightman, Olly Murs Make Top 20 Debuts on Billboard 200

    April 26, 2013 9:28 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Fall Out Boy replaced Paramore at No. 1, as the former's new "Save Rock and Roll" debuted with 154,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up position, Kid Cudi bowed wi ...

  5. Charlotte Church: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    April 23, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After scoring huge success in the classical genre as a teen, mom of two Church rocks in her return. "I suppose when I was younger, I was a commodity," Charlotte Church mused in a recent visit to Billboard's New York City studios. & ...

  6. Sarah Brightman, 'Glosoli': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 05, 2013 10:00 AM EDT 2.977 k 196 2 0 Hear the iconic soprano's English-language take on Sigur Ros, her latest from "Dreamchaser" Sarah Brightman's sung the works of everyone from Diane Warren to James Horner -- now she's turning to Sigur Ros. The sopr ...

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  8. Ask Billboard: The Twitter-Sized Edition

    October 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to questions about Madonna, Beyonce, Sarah Brightman and more - all in 140 words or less! As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last ...

  9. The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, October 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In ...

  10. EMI Music Canada President Deane Cameron Steps Down

    October 11, 2012 12:09 PM EDT EMI Music Canada's long-serving president Deane Cameron stepped down last week after 35 years with the company, 24 at the helm. Cameron, who made history in 1988 when he became the youngest Canadian president of a major record label, has been ...

  11. Sarah Brightman to be First Singer in Space

    October 10, 2012 8:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sarah Brightman is heading into orbit. The British singer, known for Broadway stardom in "The Phantom of the Opera" and her extensive solo career, will rocket to greater hits when she joins a mission to the International Space Station. Joi ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 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 ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 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 ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  15. Duke Grad Mike Posner Heats Up The Charts

    June 25, 2010 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Mike Posner graduated from Duke University in May with a 3.6 GPA and a degree in sociology, he had already locked in something many college seniors covet: a job. Great news, especially in this roiling economy. But some might not consider Posn ...

  16. Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics , "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red H ...

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts ...

  18. German Indies, Artists, File Against YouTube/Google

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A group of German independent labels, publishers and artists has filed complaints against YouTube and its parent company Google alleging persistent commercial breach of copyright. The announcement was made today (Oct. 26) by attorney Jens Schippma ...

  19. 'Twilight' Bumps AC/DC From Atop Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 11:57 AM EST 0 0 0 <br /> The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third soundtrack No. 1 soundtrack this year after "Juno" and "Mamma Mia!" The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies i ...

  20. 'Twilight' Bumps AC/DC From Atop Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third No. 1 soundtrack this year after "Juno" and "Mamma Mia!" The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies in the The soundtrack to ...

  21. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  22. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hinder hopes to party its way back to the top of the charts with its sophomore album, Brad Paisley shows of his guitar chops on a mostly instrumental release and Q-Tip unveils his long delayed second A new album from Italian vocalist Andrea Bocelli, ...

  23. Sarah Brightman Goes Holiday 'Crazy'

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sarah Brightman says life is "completely crazy at the moment," and with a new holiday album, a tour and her debut film role, who's going to doubt her? Sarah Brightman says life is "completely crazy at the moment," and with a ...

  24. Enya, Sarah Brightman Releasing Holiday Albums

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Age titans Enya and Sarah Brightman will each release holiday albums this fall. Brightman's "A Winter Symphony" arrives Nov. 4 via Manhattan/EMI, while Enya's "And Winter Came" follows a week late New Age titans Eny ...

  25. Beijing Ceremony Introduces Olympic Theme Song

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song “You And Me” at the National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) during the openi U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chine ...

  26. Beijing Ceremony Introduces Olympic Theme Song

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song “You And Me” at the National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) during the opening ceremony in front of a crowd of 91,000. The ...

  27. Brightman, Huan To Duet On Olympic Theme

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman is to partner with Chinese singer Liu Huan for the official Olympic Theme at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman is to partner with Chinese singer Liu Huan for the ...

  28. Brightman, Huan To Duet On Olympic Theme

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman is to partner with Chinese singer Liu Huan for the official Olympic Theme at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. The duet for the ceremony on Friday (Aug. 8) at the National Stadium was announced at ...

  29. German Exec Meisel Dies

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Irmtrud "Trudy" Meisel, a leading German label and publishing executive, has died at the age of 71. Meisel, who had been suffering with pancreatic cancer, died in Berlin on Feb. 20, but her passing was not announced until last Friday. Me ...

  30. Bocelli, Kennedy, Brightman Perform At Classical Brits

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Classical music superstars Andrea Bocelli, Nigel Kennedy and Sarah Brightman are confirmed to perform at the Classical Brit Awards 2008, to be held May 8 at London's Royal Albert Hall. National British broadcaster ITV1 will broadcast the 9th ...

  31. Keys Notches Fourth Week At No. 1

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with "As I Am," making this her fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1. The J Records effort had a 3% sales bump to 61,000 copies in the United States Alicia Keys returns to the top of The ...

  32. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  33. The Soprano

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Call it unique artistic vision or simply creative chutzpah, but few artists would feature such disparate duet partners as Andrea Bocelli, Fernando Lima and Kiss' Paul Stanley on the same album. Yet th Call it unique artistic vision or simply cr ...

  34. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Superstar soprano Sarah Brightman enlists Paul Stanley and Andrea Bocelli as she futhers her crossover sound, Bullet For My Valentine looks to break big in the U.S. and Vampire Weekend unveils its buz A pop album from Broadway star Idina Menzel, &qu ...

  35. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly &am ...

  36. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Los Lonely Boys, "Phantom of the Opera," Hall & Oates, Elton John and Ray Charles. 'HEAVEN' ASCENDS: When Josh Groban's "Believe" leapt 19-1 on Billboard's ...

  37. Iraqi Pop Stars Plot Comeback

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Iraqi pop stars, tainted by association with Saddam Hussein's rule, are slowly making a comeback, but, as in politics, it's the exiles who are hogging the limelight. Iraqi pop stars, tainted by association with Saddam Hussein's rule, ...

  38. Brightman Takes Show On The Road

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Well-known for her lavish stage shows, Sarah Brightman will return to touring in early 2004. The artist has scheduled North American dates kicking off Jan. 10 in Mexico City. The trip, her first since Well-known for her lavish stage shows, Sarah Bri ...

  39. Soul Deep

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Divadom has come upon hard times in America. But Curb is pulling out all stops for its silky new sophisticated lady, Laura Turner. Divadom has come upon hard times in America. But Curb is pulling out all stops for its silky new sophisticated lady, L ...

  40. Ailing Vandross Dances Atop Album Chart

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite being hospitalized, Luther Vandross scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Dance With My Father." The J Records set sold 442,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, Despite being hospitalized, Luther Vand ...

  41. Brightman Moves To Shed Diva Image

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sarah Brightman is out to shatter the public's perception of her music with her new Angel Records release, "Harem." The famed musical theater diva is introducing the disc with a dance rem ...

  42. Second Nature

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Miriam Stockley—the backing vocalist behind many a Stock, Aitken & Waterman dance/pop hit—is the serenely incandescent singer with Karl Jenkins' Adiemus project, and on her second so Miriam Stockley—the backing vocalist behind many a Stock, ...

  43. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. " ...