1. This Week In Billboard Chart History: The Beatles Defined The Summer Of 'Love'

    August 18, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1967, the Fab Four reigned with an anthem for its age – and the ages. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift and Huey Lewis & the News Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than se ...

  2. Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, Wife of Pete Seeger, Dies at 91

    July 11, 2013 3:01 AM EDT Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, the wife of folk music legend Pete Seeger, has died at the age of 91. An activist, a skilled organizer and a creator in her own right, Ohta Seeger was a bedrock in her husband’s long and successful career. “There’s (si ...

  3. Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, Wife of Pete Seeger, Dies at 91

    July 11, 2013 2:49 AM EDT Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, the wife of folk music legend Pete Seeger, has died at the age of 91. An activist, a skilled organizer and a creator in her own right, Ohta Seeger was a bedrock in her husband’s long and successful career. “There’s (sic ...

  4. Tracy Chapman

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  5. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . No ...

  6. Gaby Moreno Makes New Moves

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Singer Gaby Moreno brings her soulful tunes to Latin audiences with her first all-Spanish album. Gaby Moreno presented her new album, "Postales", with a show at Los Angeles' Largo nightclub, turning the stage into a Pan-American hon ...

  7. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  8. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 8:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters ' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at ...

  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. 'American Idol' Recap: Siobhan Magnus Performs Crazy Good

    March 09, 2010 8:02 PM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" is only an hour tonight? What am I going to do with my Tuesday night?! I have no idea! How am I going to write this recap during the commercial breaks when there's only one every five minutes instead of every three min ...

  11. Australian Indigenous Singer Ruby Hunter Dies

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Celebrated indigenous Australian singer, songwriter and storyteller Ruby Hunter passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. A two-time ARIA Award nominee, Hunter and her partner in life and music Archie Roach provided the enduring voi ...

  12. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Chart Beat Wednesday: Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Phoenix

    November 18, 2009 2:57 PM EST 0 0 0 LADY'S FIRST: Following its pair of victories at the Country Music Association Awards a week ago (Nov. 11), for vocal group and single of the year ("I Run to You"), Lady Antebellum scores top honors on Billboard's Country Songs c ...

  15. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    August 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 JUST DANCE: Thirteen years ago this week, a new No. 1 was crowned on the Billboard Hot 100, and weddings, graduations and family gatherings would never be the same. Los Del Rio completed a 32-week climb (over two separate chart runs) with "Maca ...

  16. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  17. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  18. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews&# ...

  19. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  20. Tracy Chapman, 'Sing for You'

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Tracy Chapman drove onto the scene in her "Fast Car." Back then she was a breath of fresh air, injecting the pop world with an earthy, folk-rock sensibili It's hard to believe it ...

  21. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  22. Ask Billboard: Mariah Carey, Tracy Chapman, Jeff Bates

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Tracy Chapman, "Riverbank," and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last nam ...

  23. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - J ...

  24. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  25. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  26. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - J ...

  27. Garbage, Raitt Lead Benefit For Veteran Drummer

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the Pixies), Keb' Mo', Victoria Williams and Tom Freund, Freedy Johnston and the Section Quartet have signed on for a benefit c Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (J ...

  28. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Warren Brothers member Brett Warren and his wife Raquel welcome their first child, a boy. Cole Daniel Warren weighs 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and measures 22 inches in length.<br clear="non 2005 - Legendary singer and ...

  29. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording arti ...

  30. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John ...

  31. Billboard Bits: 'XM Artist Confidential,' 'Rising Son,' +/-

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live recordings from Coldplay, Robert Plant, Tori Amos, Willie Nelson and Phil Collins will be found on "XM Artist Confidential, Vol. 1," drawn from exclusive performances on the satellite radio provi Live recordings from Coldplay, Robert ...

  32. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Asian Dub Foundation, Youssou N'Dour, and Shania Twain are part of the superstar lineup that pe 2003 - Stevie Wonder is on hand ...

  33. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: ...

  34. Tracy Chapman

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It is not always the industry standard to adorn roots artists' albums with roots-minded production. Lucky for Tracy Chapman, "Where You Live" was painted with the expert, organic hues of Tchad Blake, It is not always the industry st ...

  35. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording arti ...

  36. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Tracy Chapman, Ween, Homebake Festival

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Tracy Chapman, Ween, Homebake Festival Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman's seventh studio album, "Where You Live," will be released Sept. 13 via Elektra/Atlantic. First single "Change" features Red Hot Chili Peppers pr ...

  38. The Beat

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' Hear Music and XM partners for a series of multi-artist compilation CDs, premiering with "Hear Music XM Radio Sessions, Vol. 1," featuring artists including Tracy Chapman and Jewel. Read M Starbucks' Hear Music and X ...

  39. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Billy Corgan, Butch Walker

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on We The Planet, Corgan, Butch Walker The Roots, the Dead's Mickey Hart, the Coup, Michelle Shocked and Third Eye Blind are the first acts to sign on for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. The event will be held Nov. 13 ...

  40. Fogerty Readies Fall Headlining Tour

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following his run on the ongoing Vote for Change tour, John Fogerty will launch his own headlining tour Nov. 8 at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. At deadline, 11 stops were confirmed. The former C Following his run on the ongoing Vote for C ...

  41. Springsteen Adds NJ 'Vote' Show

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Days after the official all-star finale in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen will steer the Vote for Change tour homeward to host a concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Days after the official all-star finale in Washi ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman For the second time in recent weeks, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood offered an unannounced Faces mini-reunion last night (Sept. 8) at the Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The p ...

  43. Babyface Drafts Stars For Pro-Vote Single

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has spearheaded an all-star cover of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody" in hopes it will inspire youths to vote in the upcoming presiden Producer/artist Kenneth ...

  44. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for ...

  45. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs 2001 - E Street Band saxophonist Clar ...

  46. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - ...

  47. Ben & Jerry's Fest Melts Away

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The festival at the site of the original Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y., was scheduled for Saturday (Aug. 23) and Sunday. Blaming "an economic downturn coupled with an unexpected slump in the music industry," the Ben & Jerry's ...

  48. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph Tracy Chapman, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano and Ben Taylor are among those who will take part in the upcoming We the Planet outing. Billed as "a nationwide tour of activism, discussion ...

  49. Breaking & Entering

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Eastmountainsouth, Madlib and Sugababes. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. NORTH BOUND: Prior to f ...

  50. Rimes, 3EB To Delight Ben & Jerry's Fest

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind and Tracy Chapman are among the artists who will perform during the two-day Ben & Jerry's and Rock the Vote One World One Heart Festival. This year's event is set for LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind and Tracy ...

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