1. Whitney Houston's Funeral Cost Her Newark Hometown $187,000

    April 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's funeral cost her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, $187,000 in police overtime, and some residents aren't happy about footing the bill. Local authorities staffed nearly 200 police officers at the New Baptist Church, where ...

  2. Business Matters: The Adele Effect: What 2012's First Quarter Might Have Looked Like Without '21'

    April 06, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The Adele Effect, and Other First-Quarter Observations -- The first quarter of 2012 has come to a close and the "Adele Effect" is everywhere. Not only did the singer's breakthrough album 21 provide the highlights of the Grammy Award ...

  3. Dolly Parton Video Q&A: On Live Album, Whitney & Sad Songs

    April 05, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The legendary Dolly Parton sat down with Billboard this week to discuss her new live album, "An Evening With… Dolly," available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. She talked about what makes the marketing arrangement work (&q ...

  4. Whitney Houston Autopsy Report: Cocaine In Her Hotel Room?

    April 04, 2012 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Detectives found white powdery substances and a spoon with white residue in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died, according to the final autopsy report released Wednesday. Houston had cocaine throughout her system when she died, the report said ...

  5. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Happy Birthday, Celine Dion!

    March 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  7. Bobby Brown Charged With DUI

    March 28, 2012 8:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown was charged Wednesday with three misdemeanor charges including drunken driving, two days after his afternoon arrest in suburban Los Angeles. Brown faces two DUI-related counts and another charge that he was driving on a suspended license ...

  8. Backbeat: Dionne Warwick Celebrates 50-Year Career At Grammy Museum With Clive Davis, Neil Portnow, More

    March 28, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Dionne Warwick shares a laugh with Clive Davis onstage at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum. Save for a reference during a brief remark from Davis about legendary singers and a clip showing Whitney Houston singing "That's ...

  9. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since " As for the ...

  10. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since "Michael ...

  11. Spotlight On Mike Lembo

    March 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article It began with a simple kick-drum beat. While his producers Mike Rizzo and Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore excused themselves from the studio for a few minutes to tend to some urgent business, Mike Lembo started freestyling over a ki ...

  12. Report: Bobby Brown Arrested for DUI

    March 26, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles, TMZ is reporting . According to reports, the 43-year-old "Humpin' Around" singer was pulled over in Reseda, Calif. at around 12:20 p ...

  13. Web Trends: Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results

    March 23, 2012 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Google Trends: 
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  14. Adele Wins, Katy Perry Performs at 2012 German ECHO Awards in Berlin

    March 23, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Berlin - At the 21st German ECHO award show Thursday night in Berlin, UK singer Adele, who did not attend the award show, was honored with two ECHO awards in the best international Rock/Pop artist and for album of the year for 21 . Further interna ...

  15. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 23, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found ...

  16. Top 10 Albums on Billboard 200: Guns N' Roses Gain, Gotye Rises

    March 21, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 with their first album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival preve ...

  17. One Direction Tops Billboard 200, Adele Holds at No. 2

    March 21, 2012 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to bow at No. 1 with a debut album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival prevents Adele's ...

  18. Kevin Costner Readies Concept Album, Tour With Modern West

    March 20, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Kevin Costner can spot the looks from the stage. He and his band, Modern West, have carved out quite a musical following over the years, so the crowds at his shows include people who have become fans of his music. Still, there are some that might ...

  19. Kevin Costner Readies Concept Album, Tour With Modern West

    March 20, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Talks 'Hatfields & McCoys,' Losing Whitney & Future in Film: "My plans are to direct more, and keep doing music, and watch the kids grow up" Kevin Costner can spot the looks from the stage. He and his band, Modern West, h ...

  20. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:11 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, ...

  21. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, t ...

  22. Bruce Springsteen Squeaks By Adele, Earns Tenth No. 1 Album

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen nets his tenth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the t ...

  23. Bruce Springsteen Scores 10th No. 1 Album WIth 'Wrecking Ball,' Adele Slips to No. 2

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen nets his 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the third-m ...

  24. Whitney Houston's Daughter Opens Up To Oprah: 'I've Accepted It'

    March 12, 2012 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 In her first interview since Whitney Houston 's death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown said she's "doing as good as I possibly can" and recalled the tender last moments she shared with her superstar mother before her sudden death l ...

  25. 'Project X' Soundtrack Gunning for Top Three on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 09, 2012 8:30 PM EST While Adele's "21" and Bruce Springsteen's new "Wrecking Ball" are vying for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart next week, the soundtrack to "Project X" is poised to the crash the party in the top ...

  26. 'Project X' Soundtrack Gunning for Top Three on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 09, 2012 7:36 PM EST 0 0 0 While Adele 's "21" and Bruce Springsteen 's new "Wrecking Ball" are vying for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart next week, the soundtrack to "Project X" is poised to the crash the party in the top ...

  27. Web Trends: Remebering Notorious B.I.G. 15 Years Later

    March 09, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  28. Chart Juice: Mary J. Blige Notches Record-Extending Top 10 Single

    March 09, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige , along with her guest star Drake , both earn their 23rd top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mr. Wrong" inches up 11-10. Blige continues to boast the most top 10s among women since the tally began ...

  29. Sister-in-Law Feared Drugs Would Take Whitney Houston

    March 09, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston's sister-in-law said she feared that drugs would end the singer's life. In a partial transcript of an interview with Oprah Winfrey scheduled to air Sunday, Patricia Houston said she would be "kidding herself" to s ...

  30. Whitney Houston's Will Leaves Everything to Daughter

    March 07, 2012 8:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston left everything to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. The pop superstar's will doesn't mention specific assets, but leaves all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving childre ...

  31. Whitney Houston Left Everything to Daughter Bobbi Kristina

    March 07, 2012 5:49 PM EST Whitney Houston left everything to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. The pop superstar's will doesn't mention specific assets, but leaves all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving child ...

  32. Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week; 'WZRD' Top Debut

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Ra ...

  33. Ask Billboard: Whitney Houston's Biggest Radio Hits

    March 05, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Plus: More enduring rock era classics; Who's better, Mariah or Madonna?; and, a week-by-week analysis of women ruling the Hot 100's top five Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sale ...

  34. Whitney Houston Remembered @ the Cash Money Party

    Whitney Houston Remembered @ the Cash Money Party

    March 04, 2012 7:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston Remembered @ the Cash Money Party Grammys , Whitney Houston , Whitney Houston Videos Whitney Houston ...

  35. Oprah Winfrey to Interview Whitney Houston's Daughter

    March 03, 2012 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Oprah Winfrey has landed an interview with Whitney Houston's daughter and other family members for a TV special that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network. "Oprah's Next Chapter" will feature an interview with 18-year-old Bobbi K ...

  36. Whitney Houston May Have Four Albums in Top 10 Next Week

    March 02, 2012 9:39 PM EST The late Whitney Houston could have four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry prognosticators. Sources suggest that Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could end up at No. 2 for a third ...

  37. Whitney Houston May Have Four Albums in Top 10 Next Week

    March 02, 2012 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The late Whitney Houston could have four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week, so say industry prognosticators. Sources suggest that Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could end up at No. 2 for a third straigh ...

  38. Adele's '21' Going for 23rd Week at No. 1

    March 01, 2012 9:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" album seems on course to spend a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so say industry sources. The set could sell over 200,000 by week's end on Sunday, March 4. It will likely keep Whitney Houston's & ...

  39. Adele's '21' Going for 23rd Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 01, 2012 9:19 PM EST Adele's "21" album seems on course to spend a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The set could sell more than 200,000 by week's end on March 4. Adele's Grammy Performance Brings & ...

  40. Chart Moves: Usher's 'Climax' Arrives, Young the Giant's 'Glee' Gain, Maroon 5's 'Hands' Hits 1 Million

    March 01, 2012 9:09 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rebounds for a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and vocal group the Wanted blasts 23-5 with its debut hit, "Glad You C ...

  41. Rihanna & Chris Brown Gain Twitter, Facebook Fans After Release of Remixes

    March 01, 2012 7:45 PM EST 0 0 0 It is no surprise that both Rihanna and Chris Brown made moves on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week after releasing two new collaborations, with Chris Brown being featured on a remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" and Rihanna a ...

  42. Rihanna, Chris Brown Gain Twitter, Facebook Fans After Remix Releases

    March 01, 2012 5:03 PM EST It is no surprise that both Rihanna and Chris Brown made moves on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week after releasing two new collaborations, with Chris Brown being featured on a remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" and Rihanna ...

  43. Backbeat: Estelle Celebrates New Album With John Legend, Jadakiss at Irving Plaza

    March 01, 2012 2:11 PM EST "Sorry, my album came out today and I'm really fucking happy!" Estelle proclaimed Tuesday night at Irving Plaza , the release date of her long-delayed third album All Of Me . The gig was a scheduled stop on the BET Music Matters Tou ...

  44. Target Pulls Whitney Houston 'Bad Boy' Greeting Card

    February 29, 2012 8:42 PM EST Target is pulling a greeting card that makes fun of the late singer Whitney Houston's penchant for bad boys. The discounter said Wednesday the card was sold in its stores prior to Houston's death on Feb. 11, and as soon as it was brought ...

  45. Target Pulls Whitney Houston 'Bad Boy' Greeting Card

    February 29, 2012 8:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Target is pulling a greeting card that makes fun of the late singer Whitney Houston 's penchant for bad boys. The discounter said Wednesday the card was sold in its stores prior to Houston's death on Feb. 11, and as soon as it was brought ...

  46. Whitney Houston: First Woman With Three Albums In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 29, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time. Remembering Whitney SLIDESHOW: Her Life in Photos "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with ...

  47. Whitney Houston Becomes First Woman With Three Albums In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 29, 2012 4:38 PM EST (Photo: Patrick Demarchelier) This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time. "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down les ...

  48. The 'Glee' Effect: The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' Blasts Into the Hot 100 Top 10

    February 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST The Wanted's "Glad You Came" blasts into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, vaulting 23-5 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors after the "Glee" cast covered the song on last week's (Feb. 21) episode of the Fox series ...

  49. Kelly Clarkson Returns to Hot 100 Peak, The Wanted Hit Top 10

    February 29, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The Wanted's "Glad You Came" blasts into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, vaulting 23-5 with top Digital Gainer honors after the "Glee" cast covered the song on last week's (Feb. 21) episode of the Fox series. Kelly ...

  50. Adele's '21': Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Not unexpectedly, Adele 's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 297,000 (down 59%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution 's " ...

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