1. George Michael Releases Piano Ballad 'Let Her Down Easy': Listen

    February 03, 2014 8:31 PM EST 0 0 0 The Terence Trent D'Arby cover will appear on "Symphonica," out March 17 A few weeks after announcing a new album for this March, George Michael is back with its first single. The former Wham! singer debuted "Let Her Down Easy&qu ...

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  3. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  4. INXS Breaking Up After 35 Years: Report

    November 12, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 INXS is calling it a day, according to various reports. Although an official statement has yet to be distributed, the rumor mill Down Under is in high-spin after the band made an announcement of their own during a show over the weekend. The group ap ...

  5. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billbo ...

  7. Reba McEntire Extends Country Songs Record

    November 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'RADIO' ROYALTY: While Taylor Swift dominates headlines on the Billboard 200, as her "Speak Now" blasts in at No. 1, logging the largest sales week since 2005 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, another country queen continues rewr ...

  8. Sheryl Crow Enlists Keith Richards, Justin Timberlake For '100 Miles'

    June 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 S heryl Crow shows some more soul on her new album -- the soul she grew up with literally "100 Miles From Memphis" in Kennett, Mo. "The timing of it was perfect," Crow tells Billboard.com about the 12-song set, which comes out Ju ...

  9. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  10. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

  11. Lambert, Gokey And Allen Compete For 'Idol' Crown

    May 13, 2009 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The pressure is on for Danny Gokey, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. There's just one week until the "American Idol" finale, and on Tuesday night the all-male trio competed for two spots in next week's much-hyped sing-off. They each ...

  12. INXS Responds To 'Bizarre' Fortune Comments

    March 06, 2009 1:38 PM EST 0 0 0 INXS songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player Andrew Farriss and creative director/global business strategist Chris Murphy have spoken exclusively to Billboard about the apparent departure of lead singer J.D. Fortune. The frontman sang lead vocals ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. INXS Hitting The Studio After Summer Tour Wraps

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune slotting back into frontman duties, Billboard.com has learned. Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune ...

  17. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  18. This Day in Music

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  19. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Jeff Beck begins a headlining U.S. tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in support of his current Epic album, "Who Else!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Prince, th ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harri ...

  22. Kevin Lyttle

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses. Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses. First it was through Atlantic-distributed VP Records artists Sean Paul, Wayne W ...

  23. Nueva Musica

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Latin Project's debut album, "Nueva Musica," is infused with heaped helpings of Latin rhythms, jazz-skewed grooves and sun-kissed vocals—making it ideal for the clubs, lounges and beaches o The Latin Project's debut album, &q ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" 2001 - Singer Ayman ta ...

  27. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very co ...

  28. Lauded U.K. Star Craig David Is 'Born To Do It'

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation translate worldwide sales exceeding 3.5 million into Stateside success? That's the question facing Atlantic Records, as the label releases Craig David's "Born to Do It Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation ...