1. Springsteen, Jay-Z, Urban Join Haiti Telethon

    January 20, 2010 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen , Jay-Z , Taylor Swift , Justin Timberlake , Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, ...

  2. Mary J. Blige Confirmed For 2010 Essence Music Fest

    January 12, 2010 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 M ary J. Blige will return to New Orleans as this year as a headlining performer and official spokesperson of the annual Essence Music Festival, set for the weekend of July 2. Blige will be joining other entertainers, including artists, speakers, au ...

  3. Billboard Bits: The Smiths, Paula Abdul, Michael Bublé, LeToya and more

    January 11, 2010 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn fans of The Smiths got a special treat over the weekend, when the band's original bassist, Andy Rourke, hopped on stage at the Bell House an ...

  4. Nick Jonas Balancing Brothers With Solo Band, Tour

    December 22, 2009 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Nick Jonas says his new band, the Administration, allows him to "explore a little more of my roots as an artist and musician" and play songs that he "didn't think were necessarily right for the Jonas Brothers sound." "W ...

  5. 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: ...

  6. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Stevie Wonder, Slum Village, Queen Emily

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Stevie Wonder will host the Jonas Brothers, Robin Thicke, Charlie Wilson and Mary Mary at his 14th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert. The concert takes place Dec. 12 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Wonder is a Grammy Award nominee i ...

  7. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as ...

  8. Photos of the Week: Katy Perry, Nick Jonas, Lil Mama

    December 04, 2009 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry helped fans in Austria get into the holiday spirit, while Lil Mama helped feed the less fortunate in New York. Nick Jonas went solo at the Grammy nominations concert, Ashlee Simpson made her Broadway debut and Stevie Wonder got props from ...

  9. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck Reveal Tour Plans

    December 01, 2009 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Reprising their live collaboration in Tokyo earlier this year, guitar legends Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have revealed three additional concert dates for next February in North America. The artists will perform together Feb. 18 at New York's Ma ...

  10. Phish / November 22, 2009 / Syracuse, N.Y. (War Memorial)

    November 25, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 When tickets for Phish's Sunday night (Nov. 22) show in Syracuse, N.Y. went on sale back in October, all 6,700 of them were gone in 15 minutes -- and with good reason. The last time Phish performed at the War Memorial arena was November 1994. L ...

  11. Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock Toast Motown's 50th Anniversary

    November 23, 2009 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Amidst glitzy ballrooms, swanky duds, a video message from President Barack Obama and performances by Stevie Wonder , Aretha Franklin , Kid Rock and the Temptations , Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. was thinking about the little people as th ...

  12. US Library of Congress To Honor Paul McCartney

    November 16, 2009 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 The U.S. Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the prize Monday. An all-star tribute concert is planned for early 2010, though the library has not a ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 PM EST 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. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHI ...

  14. Ask Billboard: Swift's Latest 'Fearless' Feat

    November 06, 2009 5:27 PM EST 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. WHAT'S HER 20? Hi Gary, I wa ...

  15. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Temptations To Celebrate Motown's 50th In Detroit

    November 06, 2009 10:58 AM EST 0 0 0 S tevie Wonder , Aretha Franklin , the Temptations and others will be on hand later this month to celebrate Motown's 50th anniversary back home in Detroit. The two-night affair on Nov. 20-21, titled "Live It Again!," will benefit the ...

  16. "This Is It" Stays On Top, U2 Sets New Record, Rock Hall Turns 25

    November 02, 2009 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 On today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" is the number one movie in America, taking in 32.5 million dollars in five days. The soundtrack of the same name is still expected ...

  17. Springsteen, Wonder Celebrate Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    October 30, 2009 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors music's most treasured acts, but this time it was the hall's turn to be feted. Bruce Springsteen , Billy Joel , Stevie Wonder and more celebrated the hall's 25th birthday with a concert that inclu ...

  18. Ailing Eric Clapton Pulls Out Of Rock Hall Of Fame Concerts

    October 27, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall concert extravaganza in New York to have gallstones removed, organizers said on Monday. Bruce Springsteen 's participation was up in the air, meanwhile, after the rocker abruptl ...

  19. Alicia Keys Debuts New Single For NYU Students

    October 22, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A licia Keys held "The Element of Freedom Lecture & Performance Series" yesterday (Oct. 21) at New York University's Skirball Center. During the event, she gave NYU students -- most of which were aspiring songwriters -- an exclusi ...

  20. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, ...

  21. Rod Stewart Hopes 'Soulbook' Album Launches Series

    October 16, 2009 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart is hoping his upcoming "Soulbook" album may launch a series similar to his multi-platinum "The Great American Songbook" series earlier this decade. "Oh, I'd love it to. That would be just amazing, but I' ...

  22. Barack Obama To Host 'Fiesta Latina' At White House

    October 08, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama will host a special Latin music evening at the White House to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina," will be taped live by Washington D.C. television sta ...

  23. Unreleased Jackson 5 Tracks Discovered For New Collection

    October 06, 2009 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Motown/UMe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Jackson 5 's first single with "I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters," a new collection of 12 vault recordings due out on Nov. 10. A single, "That's How Love Is," is ...

  24. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard&# ...

  25. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to N ...

  26. Bebel Gilberto Goes 'All In' With Verve

    August 20, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Time spent in Jamaica, a new marriage and a deal with Verve are the driving factors for Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto's fourth record, "All In One." The twelve song set - due September 29 - features a host of different producers, ...

  27. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square G ...

  28. Baaba Maal Tunes In With Brazilian Girls On 'Television'

    July 22, 2009 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an eight-year break, Senegalese recording artist Baaba Maal will release "Television," his first album of all-new recorded material since 2001's "Missing You." Due September 15 on Palm, the album joins Maal with member ...

  29. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square ...

  30. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes ...

  31. Michael Jackson Honored As Entertainer, Father

    July 08, 2009 8:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Care y, Stevie Wonder and Usher sang emotional farewells Tuesday to Michael Jackson , who was hailed as "the greatest entertainer that ever lived" and described by his tearful 11-year-old daughter Paris as "the best father you ...

  32. Michael Jackson Memorial To Be Worldwide Television Event

    July 07, 2009 6:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in p ...

  33. Michael Jackson's Family Have Private Cemetery Service

    July 07, 2009 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 A motorcade that began at the home of Michael Jackson's parents reached a cemetery in the Hollywood Hills early Tuesday for a private service in advance of a star-studded memorial in downtown Los Angeles. Numerous vehicles under California High ...

  34. Massive Crowd Expected For Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 The curtain is slowly rising on Michael Jackson's last show. As in Jackson's life, Tuesday's public memorial at the downtown Staples Center includes the spectacle surrounding the show - legal drama, screaming fans, star power, live wo ...

  35. Michael Jackson Memorial Speakers, Performers Announced

    July 06, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey , Jennifer Hudson , John Mayer , Lionel Richie , Smokey Robinson , Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Billboard ...

  36. Michael Jackson Memorial Service Speakers Revealed

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Usher and Stevie Wonder are among the confirmed participants at Tuesday's public memorial service for Michael Jackson at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The announce ...

  37. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West

    July 04, 2009 5:59 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. CATALOG VS. CURRENT Dear Billboar ...

  38. String Cheese Incident Stage Rothbury Return

    July 04, 2009 8:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second day of this year's Rothbury Festival brought a little more joy to what's already been a fertile year for the jam band world. Following the reunions of The Dead and Phish, String Cheese Incident, which hasn't done a full-on ...

  39. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs chart ...

  40. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson

    June 26, 2009 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 As music fans mourn the loss of the King of Pop, we offer a special tribute edition of Chart Beat. Below are some examples of the astounding dominance of Michael Jackson on Billboard surveys. NO. 1 FROM THE START : Jackson was on his way to chart ro ...

  41. Brian McKnight Duets With Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott On New Album

    June 11, 2009 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brian McKnight is "almost done" with his first set of all-new material in three years and predicts its first single could "go to radio in the next two weeks." "If the deadline was today, I'd be perfectly comfortable put ...

  42. May 15, 2009

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Shania Twain and producer Robert “Mutt” Lange announce they are separating after 14 years of marriage. 2004 – Blues singer Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. 2003 – Singer-songwriter June Carte ...

  43. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 ...

  44. May 13, 2009

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Remy Ma is sentenced to eight years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion in conjunction with the shooting of a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. 2007 – Rock legend Bo Diddley is hospitalized after a concer ...

  45. May 9, 2009

    May 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears confirms that she and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, are expecting their second child together. 2005 – In what is billed as the first “descriptive music video,” the clip for Stevie Wonder’s “So What the Fuss” b ...

  46. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 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 ...

  47. May 2, 2009

    May 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cream reunites for four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Jazz drummer Billy Higgins dies in L.A. of liver failure. He is 65. 1998 – Former X-Japan lead guitarist Hide dies in Tokyo in an apparent suicide. He is 33. 1986 – Country m ...

  48. Lauryn Hill Adds Stockholm Jazz Fest To European Tour

    April 21, 2009 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers say former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be the headline act for the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July. Festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman says the hip-hop and R&B singer will perform at the five-day event as part of a 10-stop European ...

  49. Jeremih

    April 15, 2009 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 <sub_headline>Jeremih Lights Up Hot Debut With 'Birthday Sex'</sub_headline> Jeremih knows all about getting his cake and eating it too—just read the lyrics to his lead single, "Birthday Sex." Over a dawdling, piano-b ...

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