1. Backbeat: Oscar Music Nominees Gather at Pre-Awards Reception

    February 24, 2013 1:30 PM EST Oscar-nominated songwriters were honored Saturday. Back row, from left, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Walter Murphy and Paul Epworth; front row, Herbert Kretzmer, J. Ralph, Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri. LOS ANGELES -- Barbra Streis ...

  2. 'Best Friend' From 'Ted': Story Behind the Oscar Best Song Nominee

    February 22, 2013 8:00 AM EST This article is fromĀ the February 9, 2013, issue of Billboard magazine. You canĀ  click here to subscribe , and go here to order back issues Song: "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" Film: "Ted" Songwriters/Composers: Seth MacFarl ...

  3. Walter Murphy

    Walter Murphy

    2 Albums, 3 Songs

  4. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  5. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 28, 2011 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 From the arrival of Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" to the "Glee" cast's toppling of a King (of Rock & Roll) to Katy Perry matching an achievement by another King (of Pop), 2011 brought several notable chart records. T ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Seth MacFarlane, Gloria Estefan, the Bangles

    October 06, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE'S ... A ... CHARTING ... GUY!: "Family Guy" and "American Dad" creator Seth MacFarlane make his Billboard chart debut under his own name, as "Music Is Better Than Words" debuts at No. 2 on Traditional Jazz Album ...

  7. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels o ...

  9. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Annive ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital in Omah 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowb ...

  12. Robin Thicke: White Like Me

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an unusually hot and humid summer night in Hollywood. A murmuring line of fans -- mostly women --snakes around the Sunset Boulevard perimeter of the House of Blues. They're waiting for one thing It's an unusually hot and humid su ...

  13. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital in Omah 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowb ...

  14. 'Wish Upon A Star' Publisher Sues 'Family Guy'

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A publishing company that owns the rights to "When You Wish Upon a Star" filed a federal lawsuit yesterday (Oct. 3) in New York against Fox and the producers and creator of "Family Guy" over an episod A publishing company that ow ...

  15. Indie Publisher Bourne Sues 20th Century Fox

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie publisher Bourne Co. today sued Twentieth Century Fox companies over an alleged anti-Semitic rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star," the song originally written for the Walt Disney film "Pinocchio," Billboard.biz has le ...

  16. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his ne ...

  17. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his ne ...

  18. TOP COMEDY ALBUMS

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/comedy.jsp 1. "THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS," LARRY THE CABLE GUY 2. "Family Guy: Live In Vegas," Family Guy With Walter Murphy And His Orchestra 3. "Harmful If Swallowed," Dane Cook 4. "The Best Of Jeff Foxwo ...

  19. CHART BEAT

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Bruce Springsteen, Walter Murphy, Jo Dee Messina and Mariah Carey. 'DEVILS' AND THE DETAILS: There was no reason to assume that the new Bruce Springsteen album was going to debut at No. ...

  20. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new live ...

  21. A Beautiful World

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Thicke, who records simply as Thicke, is the son of actor/songwriter Alan Thicke and actor/singer Gloria Loring. Robin Thicke, who records simply as Thicke, is the son of actor/songwriter Alan Thicke and actor/singer Gloria Loring. Until now, ...

  22. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new live ...