1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Nirvana Brought Grunge to No. 1

    November 17, 2014 8:05 AM EST 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' signaled a historic change in the format's sound. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Destiny's Child and Paul Simon. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than s ...

  2. ‘After Midnight’ To Close on Broadway By End of June

    June 16, 2014 12:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Broadway musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem is dancing into history: It will play its final show June 29. Tonys: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With 'After Midnight' ...

  3. The Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1s

    May 01, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' becomes the 28th leader to reign for at least 10 weeks As reported yesterday , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tallies a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is just the 28th in ...

  4. Toni Braxton Cast as Darlene Love in OWN Telepic

    April 03, 2014 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Oprah Winfrey Network announced its upfront slate on Thursday morning, making officially its plans for a first-time miniseries and finding a lead for recently announced telepic "My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Octavia Spencer ...

  5. Justin Timberlake, Toni Braxton Headed to Oprah's Network

    April 03, 2014 1:02 PM EDT The cable network plots its first miniseries, casts Braxton as "20 Feet From Stardom" singer Darlene Love and adds Justin Timberlake for "Masterclass." The Oprah Winfrey Network announced its upfront slate on Thursday morning, ...

  6. Fantasia Returning to Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    March 20, 2014 8:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 After helping to fuel rave reviews when the show opened last November, Fantasia Barrino will be back on Broadway for a second stint as guest star of "After Midnight," the sultry song-and-dance tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s ...

  7. We Are Toonz' 'Drop That #NaeNae' Dances onto Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 27, 2014 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta's latest dance craze, the Nae Nae, makes its presence felt on multiple Billboard charts this week, via We Are Toonz's addictive debut single "Drop That #NaeNae." The cut opens at No. 38 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No ...

  8. 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks At No. 1 For A Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 26, 2014 11:00 AM EST Disney's unstoppable soundtrack to "Frozen" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth nonconsecutive week atop the list. 'Frozen' Targeting Longest No. 1 Run for a Soundtrack Since 'Titanic' Osc ...

  9. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 4:47 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tappi ...

  10. Ty Dolla $ign & DJ Mustard Hit Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    February 20, 2014 4:44 PM EST 5 2 0 In its 13th week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Ty Dolla $ign's "Paranoid," featuring B.o.B, steps 11-10 to mark the former's first top 10 on the list. The track gains in all three of the chart's metrics with a 13% lift to 33 ...

  11. Vanessa Williams To Join Broadway's 'After Midnight'

    February 19, 2014 11:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Vanessa Williams wants to stay up after midnight. The actress, singer and former Miss America watched the matinee performance of "After Midnight" on Wednesday and then broke it to the cast backstage that she has signed up for a stint in th ...

  12. Eric Church Heading for Country Music's Best Week in Six Months

    February 14, 2014 9:16 PM EST Country music is about to tally its biggest sales week for an album in six months, thanks to Eric Church. The singer's new album, "The Outsiders," could sell upwards of 280,000 to 300,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Su ...

  13. Toni Braxton & Babyface’s Triumphant No. 1 Return to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    February 13, 2014 8:00 PM EST The duo's album unseats Beyonce for the first time since its December debut Toni Braxton and Babyface return to the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as their duet set “Love, Marriage & Divorce” moves 67,000 in its debut week for a debu ...

  14. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History On Alternative Songs With 'Invisible'

    February 10, 2014 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The band rewrites the mark for the most entries in the chart's 25-year archives. Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Yandel, and Miranda Lambert returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Fi ...

  15. Toni Braxton, Babyface Heading for Their Highest Charting Album in Years

    February 07, 2014 8:45 PM EST The musical reunion of Toni Braxton and Babyface on their new album "Love, Marriage & Divorce" has proved profitable. The duo are aiming for the top five on next week's Billboard 200 chart -- the highest charting album since 200 ...

  16. Toni Braxton, Babyface Heading for Their Highest Charting Album in Years

    February 07, 2014 7:48 PM EST 0 0 0 The musical reunion of Toni Braxton and Babyface on their new album "Love, Marriage & Divorce" has proved profitable. The duo are aiming for the top five on next week's Billboard 200 chart -- the highest charting album since 2005 ...

  17. 'Now 49' vs. 'Frozen' for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart Next Week

    February 05, 2014 9:14 PM EST 0 0 0 The top of the Billboard 200 chart has been unusually heavy on soundtracks and compilations lately, and next week will be no exception.   The new "Now 49" compilation album is heading for a high debut -- possibly No. 1 -- so suggest indust ...

  18. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (al ...

  19. Chart Moves: North-'Bound' Move For Kanye West; Florida Georgia Line Tops Hot Country Songs; Jamie Lynn Spears Debuts

    December 06, 2013 10:52 AM EST As previously reported, Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" swings back to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. What other songs make smashing chart moves this week? -- Kanye West: "Bound 2" catapults 73-12 on the Billboard Hot 100 an ...

  20. Toni Braxton, Babyface Top Adult R&B Chart

    December 03, 2013 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The pair's duet 'Hurt You' marks the stars' first No. 1 on the tally since 2000 and 1997, respectively Format stars Toni Braxton and Babyface each end lengthy absences from the top of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&am ...

  21. New Signings: Warner Music Nabs Ylvis, WME Inks Leah Turner, Maximum Artist Adds Lalah Hathaway, Warner/Chappell Signs Danny Orton

    October 02, 2013 7:45 AM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@billboard.com for inclusion in our regular report. Click here for the ...

  22. Tamar Braxton Sets New Record On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Love and War'

    September 12, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tamar Braxton sets the female record for longest time between an initial chart listing and a first No. 1 in this chart's SoundScan era (December 1992 to present). Four R&B sets debut in the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums lead by Tam ...

  23. Toni Braxton, Babyface Blast Onto Adult R&B

    August 27, 2013 3:30 PM EDT R&B icons Toni Braxton and Babyface return to the Adult R&B airplay chart with "Hurt You," which opens at No. 17. The first single from their forthcoming duets album marks their 23rd and 21st appearances, respectively, dating to ...

  24. Toni Braxton, Babyface Blast onto Adult R&B

    August 27, 2013 2:04 PM EDT R&B icons Toni Braxton and Babyface return to the Adult R&B airplay chart with "Hurt You," which opens at No. 17. The first single from their forthcoming duets album marks their 23rd and 21st appearances, respectively, dating t ...

  25. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay char ...

  26. Toni Braxton, Babyface Reunite For Duet Album

    July 11, 2013 3:44 PM EDT News of Toni Braxton retiring from music may have come prematurely. The singer-songwriter has announced that she will team up with legendary singer-songwriter, producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds for a duet album slated for the fall.  The ...

  27. Ask Billboard: Why Do Some Songs Fade Out And Others End Cold?

    July 05, 2013 9:05 PM EDT In our newest mailbag, insight into the minds of artists as to how they decide to end recordings. Plus, sales updates on Selena Gomez and Avril Lavigne and ... Is Lady Gaga's new single on the way soon? As always, submit your questions abou ...

  28. Toni Braxton Will No Longer Record New Music

    February 08, 2013 1:56 PM EST 'I don't feel the love for music anymore,' the singer says. After 20 years in music, Toni Braxton says she will no longer record new music. “I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there be ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: Reach, Downtown, House of Hassle, BMG Chrysalis, Patrick Joseph, Windish, More

    December 21, 2012 9:33 AM EST Reach Music Links With Zac Brown, Band, Southern Ground Reach Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing-administration agreement with Zac Brown, founder of the Zac Brown Band. In addition, Reach Music will administer publishing for artist ...

  30. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  31. L.A. Reid's Career Timeline: From Deele to 'X-Factor,' LaFace to Epic, TLC to Bieber

    December 14, 2012 5:40 PM EST - May 1988 The R&B group with Ken "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid has his first top big hit with "Two Occassions" as a member of the Deele, which peaks at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 21. . - 198 ...

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  33. Chart Moves: Tamar Braxton Feels the 'Love' on Hot 100; Taylor Swift's 'Trouble' Increases; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Advance

    December 13, 2012 7:52 PM EST Hot 100 As previously reported, Bruno Mars bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. And Mariah Carey's 1994 classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" e ...

  34. Toni Braxton Hospitalized for Lupus-Related Health Issues

    December 08, 2012 2:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning R&B singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. The R&B performer says in a Tweet on Friday that she's been hospitalized because of "minor health issues" related to Lupus. A spokeswoman confirmed t ...

  35. How Summer Music Fests Are Helping Caribbean Economies

    August 30, 2012 3:28 PM EDT What happens when international superstars such as the late Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Roberta Flack, and Damian Marley, just to name a few, ...

  36. Whitney Houston Earns 40th Top 40 Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Celebrate'

    August 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although bittersweet, the late great Whitney Houston achieves her 40th top 40 hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Celebrate," her duet with Jordin Sparks , rises 49-39. The song -- from 2012 film, 'Sparkle,' -- is diva ...

  37. Chart Juice: Kanye West Takes Over Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    June 29, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just in time for summer celebrations, Kanye West and friends Big Sean , Pusha T and 2 Chainz take their party to No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mercy" (2-1) gives Usher the boot after 10 weeks on top with "Climax" (1-2). &qu ...

  38. L.A. Reid, Toni Braxton & Jon Voight Talk Whitney at Clive Davis Party

    February 12, 2012 7:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Ciara, India Arie, Ne-Yo, Jon Voight, Skrillex, Ben Vereen, Wiz Kalifa and Toni Braxton all have something in common this weekend: They've all been affected by the death of Whitney Houston. Just a couple hours after it was revealed the iconic s ...

  39. Beyonce Remembers Whitney Houston

    February 12, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 'She was the ultimate legend. The ultimate woman,' Beyonce says of Whitney Houston. Moments after hearing of Whitney Houston 's death, celebrities shared their condolences and tributes. Artists such as Mariah Carey , Toni Braxton , Je ...

  40. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  41. Whitney Houston Honored on Twitter by Artists, Executives

    February 11, 2012 9:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As news of Whitney Houston's death spread on Saturday night, Twitter quickly filled with tributes from artists and executives who knew, worked with and admired her. Diddy, Mariah Carey, LA Reid, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Rob Stone were ...

  42. Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives Pour In

    February 11, 2012 8:58 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death spread on Saturday night, Twitter quickly filled with tributes from artists and executives who knew, worked with and admired her. Diddy, Mariah Carey, LA Reid, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Russell Simmo ...

  43. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid

    January 26, 2012 11:56 PM EST No. 37 Antonio "L.A." Reid Chairman/CEO Epic Records Twitter: @LA_Reid The Real X-Factor... When "The X Factor" was whittling down its contestants in late fall, Antonio "L.A." Reid's dressing room became much mor ...

  44. Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

    January 18, 2012 4:41 PM EST Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, beco ...

  45. Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

    January 18, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna 's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becom ...

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