1. House Music: Your Living Room Might Be Your Next Concert Venue

    June 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT House concerts are providing DIY-inclined singer/songwriters, like Callaghan, a way to earn a living at their craft … and bringing music to fans in the purest, most intimate way At 5:58 on a warm and sunny spring evening in North Quincy, Mass., ...

  2. Shawn Mullins

    Shawn Mullins

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  3. Bubbling Under: Cher Lloyd 'Back' for the First Time

    May 11, 2012 1:15 PM EDT The fertile waters of the U.K. reality TV show "X Factor" show have already given the Billboard charts Leona Lewis and, more recently, One Direction. Now the program has sent over 18-year-old Cher Lloyd, who finished fourth in the 2011 s ...

  4. Bubbling Under: Cher Lloyd 'Back' for the First Time

    May 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cher Lloyd, Callaghan, Leah LaBelle and Andy Gibson. The fertile waters of the U.K. ...

  5. One of Levon Helm's Last Waltzes: Amnesty Int'l Song Released Today

    May 03, 2012 6:40 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- One of the last studio recordings by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Levon Helm was also one of the closest to his heart. Helm, his longtime friend and producer Larry Campbell and a crew of musicians and technicians reco ...

  6. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Callaghan (Exclusive Video)

    May 01, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a little help from Shawn Mullins, the British singer/songwriter is making U.S. inroads with her debut album, 'Life in Full Colour.' " Shawn Mullins ' storytelling got me interested in songwriting," British-born singer/s ...

  7. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debu ...

  8. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues th ...

  9. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an of ...

  10. Taio Cruz-es To Second Pop Songs No. 1

    August 24, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 After no solo male artists had begun their discographies with a pair of No. 1 entries on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart between its inception in 1992 and last year, two such singers have achieved the feat this year. Taio Cruz becomes ...

  11. Pop Songs: Where The Boys Are

    May 18, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The revolving door atop Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart ushers in another rookie male artist, as Taio Cruz rises 3-1 with his introductory track "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The British-born Cruz commands the lis ...

  12. Chart Beat Wednesday: B.o.B, Kris Allen, Blake Lewis

    May 12, 2010 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 BOYS CLUB: B.o.B becomes the 12th solo male to lead Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a first entry, as "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars, rises 2-1. While eight male rookies ruled the list between the chart's inception ...

  13. Jason Derulo Makes History On Pop Songs Chart

    April 12, 2010 5:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ason Derulo accomplishes a first on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as he becomes the first solo male to notch consecutive No. 1s with his first two entries in the survey's 17-year history. Derulo's "In My Head" ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show' ...

  15. Chart Beat Wednesday: Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown Band

    October 28, 2009 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE WINNER BY A MILEY: The new No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart is the 200th leader in the list's history. How far back does the chart date? The survey first appeared in Billboard's pages in the print issue dated Oct ...

  16. Chart Beat Wednesday: Jay Sean, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood

    October 07, 2009 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'DOWN' IS UP: What goes up must come down. In this case, it's because of "Down." After a record 26-week reign with "I Gotta Feeling" (the last 14 weeks) and "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks directly prior), the ...

  17. Zac Brown Band Builds Solid 'Foundation'

    May 28, 2009 8:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Zac Brown Band is enjoying the success of "Whatever It Is," the second single from its platinum major label debut album, "The Foundation." But Brown and company are chomping at the bit to release their next track. Brown tells ...

  18. March 8, 2009

    March 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Nine Inch Nails releases “The Downward Spiral.” 1993 – Bandleader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He is 78. 1979 – Tom Chaplin of Keane is born in East Sussex, England. 1976 – Gaz Coombes (Gareth Michael Coom ...

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A crossover hit leads Snoop Dogg into the land of "Seduction," Paula Abdul gives "American Idol" colleague Randy Jackson a boost, Rick Ross and Fat Joe rap their way back and Kaki King makes a guitar- The first solo album in eigh ...

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subw ...

  21. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after a ...

  22. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is comp ...

  23. Keni Thomas Waves 'Flag'

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Keni Thomas' new project, "Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story," is one of the best examples of art imitating life to ever emerge from Nashville. Prior to signing with Brent Mahe ...

  24. B&E: Keni Thomas

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Keni Thomas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It's not often that finding yoursel ...

  25. Sweet Celebrates Life With Two New CDs

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between solo releases with two new albums. Power-pop maestro Matthew Sweet is returning to North American audiences after a five-year hiatus between so ...

  26. Skywatching

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The mainstream got its first taste of Seattle-based singer/songwriter Pete Droge in 1994, when the infectious "If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself)" appeared in the movie "Dumb and Dumber." Those w The mainstream got ...

  27. Dixie Chicks Pluck Thorns For Euro, Oz Dates

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Thorns to open for them on their upcoming European and Australian tour dates. The alt-country leaning band of like-minded singer/songwriters -- Matthew Sw The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Th ...

  28. The Thorns

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There are a lot worse things an act could be accused of than sounding like Crosby, Stills & Nash. There are a lot worse things an act could be accused of than sounding like Crosby, Stills & Nash. And that's exactly who comes to mind whe ...

  29. Sweet, Droge, And Mullins Blossom As The Thorns

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In joining together to form the Thorns -- a group focused entirely on three-part harmonies -- Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins do not seem to have created anything terribly groundbreaking. B ...

  30. Hot Product

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Phish Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • A new album from Pennsylvania modern rock act Live, "Birds of Pray" (Radioactive/MCA). • An album from Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and his band the Fer ...

  31. Pop Super-Trio Thorns To Unveil Debut

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Acoustic harmony trio the Thorns -- a group made up of singer/songwriters Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins, and Pete Droge -- is set to release its debut self-titled album May 20 on Aware/Columbia Records Acoustic harmony trio the Thorns -- a group made ...

  32. Aware Records Readies 'Hits' Compilation

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aware Records, an independent label that has championed grassroots bands since 1993 and kick-started the careers of such acts as Train, Hootie & the Blowfish, and matchbox twenty, has set an Oct. Aware Records, an independent label that has cham ...

  33. Eclectic Artists Suit Up For 'Scrubs' Soundtrack

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guided By Voices, Butthole Surfers, and Eels are among the varied group of artists featured on the soundtrack to the quirky NBC comedy "Scrubs." Guided By Voices, Butthole Surfers, and Eels are among the varied group of artists featured on ...

  34. Rock Reigns At KC's Spirit Fest

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among the acts appearing during the 19th annual Kansas City (Mo.) Spirit Festival. The May 31-June 2 event will present nati Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Bla ...

  35. Hootie, McCain Support 'Lyrics For Life'

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hootie & the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, and Seven Mary Three singer Jason Ross will perform Feb. 16 at the Lyrics for Life benefit concert and auction. The event will take place at Atla Hootie & the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Sister ...