1. Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 03, 2014 12:46 PM EDT 2.22 k 209 0 On this date 25 years ago, June 2, 1990, Mariah Carey began her incomparable Billboard chart career. "Retro-flavored pop/R&B ballad has all the elements necessary to propel newcomer to diva status: infectious melodies, lush instrumen ...

  2. Angela Bassett Directing Whitney Houston-Bobby Brown TV Movie

    May 22, 2014 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Lifetime TV channel says it will air a movie about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's relationship, with actress Angela Bassett set to direct. Lifetime said Thursday that the movie will follow the couple through their first meeting and tumul ...

  3. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Rihanna's 'Rude Boy' Rules Hot 100

    April 21, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2010, she scored her sixth of 13 No. 1s so far. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Richard Marx and Little Peggy March Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart h ...

  4. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  5. March 16, 1996: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' Makes History On Hot 100

    March 16, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 'Sweet' 16, indeed: On this date 18 years ago, the superstar duet ballad wrapped its record 16-week stay atop the chart On this date (March 16) in 1996, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" spent its 16th and f ...

  6. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

  7. Cop Sues Over Whitney Houston Death Scene

    March 11, 2014 12:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he faced retaliation after reporting that a detective made inappropriate remarks about Whitney Houston's body at her death scene. City News Service says Sgt. Brian Weir filed the suit ...

  8. Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2014 9:52 AM EST Here's a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. To honor the late, great Whitney Houston on the second anniversary of her passing on Feb. 11, 2012, here's a look back at the many chart achievemen ...

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Bon Jovi Spends Valentine's Day, 1987, At No. 1

    February 10, 2014 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-seven years ago this week, the band reigned with 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Paula Abdul, Roxette, Rascal Flatts and Whitney Houston Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more ...

  10. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Bi ...

  11. Renee Fleming Vows To Sing National Anthem Live at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2014 1:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Renee Fleming says she only knows how to sing the national anthem one way: live. The 53-year-old opera singer will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's Super Bowl . She said in an interview Thursday she won't sing to a ...

  12. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  13. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And betwe ...

  14. Lucian Grainge Receives Icon Award at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala As Music Industry Looks On

    January 26, 2014 11:03 AM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston , the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And bet ...

  15. Meet Branden Chapman, The Guy Who Makes The Grammy-Week Trains Run On Time

    January 25, 2014 4:06 PM EST Sixteen events over the course of this week; well-over 10,000 people hired; 160,000 pounds of gear flown out for the telecast; and this year they've added a televised Beatles Tribute concert at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I magine if y ...

  16. Debbie Gibson Q&A: Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Electric Youth'

    January 24, 2014 9:05 AM EST 3.002 k 57 1 On Jan. 24, 1989, Gibson released her sophomore album. It would spend five weeks atop the Billboard 200 and yield the Hot 100 No. 1 'Lost in Your Eyes.' On the set's 25th anniversary, Gibson reflects on its success and reveals ...

  17. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Christina Aguilera Tops Pop Songs With 'Beautiful' & More

    January 06, 2014 8:05 AM EST Eleven years ago this week, Aguilera reigned with her signature ballad. Plus, a look back at major moves by Green Day, Usher and Garth Brooks Your weekly recap of significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Jan ...

  18. Kelela Talks Saint Heron, R&B's Racial Politics & Working with Arca, Hudson Mohawke

    November 19, 2013 1:45 PM EST Less than a year ago, Kelela Mizanekristos — the Los Angeles-based, Ethiopia-descended R&B and electro pop singer — was working as a telemarketer, trying to make ends meet as an artist in a city inundated with them. She finally quit her day j ...

  19. Jennifer Hudson Lands Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    November 18, 2013 3:53 AM EST This week, Jennifer Hudson became the first American Idol alum to earn a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Academy Award and Grammy winner was accompanied by her husband and son as she accepted the award on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Music legend a ...

  20. Chart Moves: All Eight of Eminem's Albums on the Billboard 200 This Week

    November 15, 2013 4:31 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Eminem was the big news as his "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuted at No. 1, selling 792,000 in its first week -- according to Nielsen SoundScan. Celine Dion played a distant runner-up to ...

  21. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Kashif Royalty Auction, Talib Kweli Launches Station, Jennifer Holliday Returns

    November 08, 2013 5:13 AM EST --- The Royalty Exchange will be conducting an auction of royalties from the catalog of noted singer/songwriter/producer Kashif . The week-long auction opens tomorrow (Nov. 8) at noon ET and concludes Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The sale will feature ...

  22. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings To Top Of Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:55 PM EDT Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Wrecking Ball" rockets 22-1 with top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. The song knocks Katy Perry's "Roar" out of the top spot after two weeks. Cyrus ...

  23. Drake's Family Message: How 'Nothing Was The Same' Inspired Personal Reflection (Opinion)

    September 17, 2013 2:10 PM EDT "Heard once that in dire times when you need a sign, that's when they appear/ Guess since my text message didn't resonate, I'll just say it here." Two days before Drake's third studio album, "Nothing Was the ...

  24. Remember Arsenio Hall's Hot 100 Hit?

    September 09, 2013 4:20 PM EDT As the late-night host returns to TV tonight, a flashback to when he – or, rather, his alter ego Chunky A – made a Hot 100 visit with 'Owwww!' After an almost two-decade hiatus, Arsenio Hall is back on late-night TV as of tonight with th ...

  25. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Madonna Songs?

    September 03, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Readers rank the Material Girl's best material. Plus, a trip through AC chart history and more songs that became hits three times As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.co ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Whitney Houston's Headstone References Career-Defining Song

    July 24, 2013 12:05 AM EDT Whitney Houston's grave in New Jersey has been marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone - with an inscription well known to her fans: "I will always love you." The 48-year-old pop music queen died Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Cal ...

  28. Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'Born to Run' Performance to James Gandolfini

    June 21, 2013 4:46 AM EDT Reacting to the death of fellow New Jersey native James Gandolfini, Bruce Springsteen played the entire Born to Run album at his Thursday night show in Coventry, England, which is located near Birmingham. The rocker dedicated the iconic album to h ...

  29. Trans World Entertainment Reports 16% Sales Decline

    May 23, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Trans World Entertainment continued its turnaround into black ink, posting net income of $1.6 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, on sales of $93.9 million in the first quarter ended May 4. But net income was down from the first quarter of 20 ...

  30. Whitney Houston Wannabe Causes Plane to Make Emergency Landing: Watch

    May 14, 2013 4:35 AM EDT Whitney Houston's songs can still overwhelm her fans. A passenger on board an American Airlines flight made just that point when she belted-out Houston’s hits at full voice -- a stunt that caused the pilot to make an emergency landing. The fl ...

  31. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthe ...

  32. Luke Bryan Debuts At No. 1, Jimi Hendrix at No. 2 On Billboard 200

    March 13, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country star Luke Bryan logs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his new compilation, Spring Break . . . Here to Party , debuts atop the list. It sold 150,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and marks his b ...

  33. Ask Billboard: A Whole Lotta 'Shake'-in' Going On

    March 03, 2013 5:05 AM EST Readers share thoughts on YouTube data joining the Hot 100, Baauer's big points lead at No. 1 and the sales of the original 'American Idol.' As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musing ...

  34. Clive Davis Talks Bisexuality, Whitney Houston's Death, Usher With Katie Couric

    February 19, 2013 5:00 PM EST By the time Clive Davis' interview with Katie Couric aired on 'Katie' this afternoon (3 pm EST), the big bombshell had already been dropped: Clive Davis, in his new autobiography out today, came out as bisexual, having first beg ...

  35. Jessica Sanchez sings Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'

    Jessica Sanchez sings Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'

    February 15, 2013 12:44 PM EST 'American Idol' runner up Jessica Sanchez pays tribute to Whitney Houston by singing the late legend's signature song, 'I Will Always Love You' Videos Whitney Houston Jessica Sanchez Brightcove ...

  36. Whitney Houston Tribute: Melanie Fiona Sings 'One Moment in Time'

    February 13, 2013 12:10 PM EST To remember Whitney Houston on the anniversary of her passing, watch Melanie Fiona sing Whitney's ballad 'One Moment in Time' as part of a week-long tribute that also includes Chrisette Michele and Jessica Sanchez. Remembering Whit ...

  37. Melanie Fiona Sings Whitney Houston's 'One Moment In Time'

    Melanie Fiona Sings Whitney Houston's 'One Moment In Time'

    February 13, 2013 11:18 AM EST To remember Whitney Houston on the one-year anniversary of her passing, watch Melanie Fiona sing Whitney's ballad 'One Moment in Time' as part of a week-long tribute that also includes Chrisette Michele and Jessica Sanchez. Interview ...

  38. Whitney Houston Estate's Strategy of Singer's Catalog

    February 11, 2013 1:25 PM EST Has Team Houston missed an opportunity, or is the timing just right? In the year since the sudden passing of Whitney Houston, just 24 hours before the 2012 Grammy Awards, the powerhouse diva has sold more than 2 million albums and 4.3 million tra ...

  39. Whitney Houston Remembered from the 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    Whitney Houston Remembered from the 2013 Grammys Red Carpet

    February 11, 2013 6:38 AM EST 3 0 0 Frank Ocean, Anita Baker, Miranda Lambert and more remember Whitney Houston on the one year anniversary of her death. Grammys 2013 Grammys 2014 Whitney Houston ...

  40. Remembering Whitney Houston: Dave Grohl, Miguel and More Laud 'Amazing' Voice

    February 10, 2013 1:41 PM EST The red carpet was buzzing with artists and executives at the Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala which celebrated the nominees, remembered Whitney Houston and honored Antonio "L.A." Reid. Those who walked the red carpet shared their fondes ...

  41. Clive Davis Talks Pre-Grammy Party, Says Whitney Houston ‘Will Be Remembered’

    February 08, 2013 5:44 PM EST A year after her death, Whitney Houston will be remembered at Feb. 9’s Pre-Grammy Gala, her mentor Clive Davis tells billboard.biz. Houston died the afternoon of last year’s Feb. 11 event. “I’m working it out in my own head,” Davis said Thursday ...

  42. Video: Clive Davis on Billboard Power 100, This Year’s Grammys and Remembering Whitney Houston

    February 08, 2013 12:23 PM EST Clive Davis with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Power 100 event in Los Angeles Thursday night (Photo: Phil McCarten)   “I never ever thought that music would become my profession or passion. But I found I loved it. To t ...

  43. Grammy Ad Rates Climb to Record $900,000 Per Spot

    February 07, 2013 7:00 AM EST Ads for this Sunday’s Grammy Awards have reached an all-time high of $850,000 to $900,000 for some 30-second spots, a 9 to 12% increase from 2012, according to five executives familiar with negotiations who spoke with Billboard.biz. Chevrolet, De ...

  44. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  45. Whitney Houston: CBS to Air Grammy Special on Singer's Death

    January 31, 2013 2:20 PM EST CBS says it will air a behind-the-scenes look at how Whitney Houston's death affected the 2012 Grammy Awards. The hour-long special, titled "The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family," is scheduled for Feb. 9, the eve of this y ...

  46. Whitney Houston's Mom Has Words for Bobby Brown in New Book

    January 29, 2013 9:14 AM EST In "Remembering Whitney," the mother of the late Whitney Houston writes that from the start she had doubted whether Bobby Brown was right for her daughter. And she thinks that Whitney might not have ended up so "deep" into drug ...

  47. Why 'American Idol'? Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Talk Paths to TV

    January 10, 2013 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper says it took an endorsement by Lil Wayne to convince her to take the job Just a reminder: "American Idol" returns for Season 12 on January 16. That means we only have a week to see if the infamous Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud will ...

  48. 'American Idol's Hollie Cavanagh Reveals Album Plans for New Year

    December 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans of 'American Idol' season 11 alum Hollie Cavanagh may have a new album to look forward to in 2013. Cavanagh returned to her hometown, Liverpool, England, for the holidays and sat down for an interview with the Liverpool Echo , where s ...

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