Christmas songs

  1. 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP List of Century's Most Performed Holiday Songs

    December 05, 2014 7:56 PM EST "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" and "White Christmas" are the all time top most performed holiday songs in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Pu ...

  2. Billboard's Holiday Songs & Albums Charts Return

    December 05, 2013 11:06 AM EST 'Tis the season for us to rank the 100 hottest holiday songs and the 50 best-selling Yuletide albums each week It's already looking a lot like Christmas on Billboard.com and Billboard.biz, as the Holiday 100 and Holiday Albums charts ret ...

  3. Kelly Clarkson's 'Tree' Tops AC

    December 02, 2013 11:59 AM EST Following Thanksgiving and still more than three weeks before Christmas Day, the holiday season is in full effect at AC radio, as Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath the Tree" reaches the Adult Contemporary chart apex (16-1, with Greatest ...

  4. Ross On Radio: First Listen - Australia's Elf Radio

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST What if, six years ago, the major group broadcasters that participated in the HD Radio Alliance had decided that holiday music was going to be the exclusive province of digital radio? When I went to Radio Shack to buy my $99 Accurian radio, what i ...

  5. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  6. Mariah Carey Tops First 2012 Holiday Songs Chart

    November 29, 2012 5:11 PM EST With Black Friday behind us, the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Billboard.biz. Like the Billboard Hot 100, but solely for yuletide tracks (of all eras), the 50-position-deep Holiday Songs-chart ranks the most popular seasonal songs ...

  7. Least-Liked Holiday Songs: Some Theories Why People Hate Beach Boys, Others So Much

    November 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST When Edison Research published a recent list of this year's least-liked holiday songs, there were a lot of questions, especially from people outside the radio business who hadn't seen other, similar research over the last decade. Edison, ...

  8. Rod Stewart Scores First AC No. 1 Since 1993 With 'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow'

    November 26, 2012 1:10 PM EST Rod Stewart ends a more than 19-year hiatus from the Adult Contemporary summit, as "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" roars 18-1. The song scales the survey as, following Thanksgiving, almost half of the chart's reporters have ...

  9. Justin Bieber Hangs 'Mistletoe' Atop Holiday Songs Chart

    December 28, 2011 1:02 PM EST Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe" jingles 2-1 on Billboard's final Holiday Songs chart this season, dethroning Mariah Carey's 1994 carol "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which led the list all four of its previous we ...

  10. This Week in Music History: Bing Crosby Got Runover By A Grandma; Virgin Megastore's 10-Year Plan

    December 19, 2011 12:13 PM EST : Bing Crosby Got Run Over By A Grandma Billboard, Dec. 21, 1985, page 57 Which holiday favorite tops the Billboard Christmas singles chart in the Dec. 19, 1985 issue? In a shocking turn of events, it isn't Bing Crosby's traditional ...

  11. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Fire' Flies, Christmas Albums Rule, Neil Diamond's Best 'Best Of'

    December 16, 2011 12:20 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported Rihanna matches her longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. Who else makes notable moves this week? -- Adele: Billboard&# ...

  12. Michael Buble Makes AC Chart History With No. 1 and No. 2 Songs

    December 12, 2011 2:57 PM EST Ahead of Michael Buble's expected third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his holiday album "Christmas," the crooner makes history on the Adult Contemporary chart. Buble's ballad remake of Mariah Carey's "All I ...

  13. Univision's Nuestra Navidad Xmas Special To Feature Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio, Chino y Nacho, Arthur Hanlon

    December 08, 2011 5:22 PM EST For the sixth consecutive year, Estefan Film & Television-the production company of Emilio Estefan's Estefan Enterprises, will produce Nuestra Navidad, the Target-presented Christmas special that airs on the Univision network. This year&# ...

  14. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Squeaks Past Nickelback to Take No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2011 11:00 AM EST In the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years, Michael Buble's "Christmas" rises 2-1 on the tally while Nickelback's new "Here and Now" debuts at No. 2. "Christmas" sold a little more tha ...

  15. Michael Buble's Cover of Mariah Carey's Christmas Song Tops AC Chart -- Which Mariah's Original Never Did

    November 28, 2011 3:59 PM EST Michael Buble's cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" does what the original never did: it reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart. The remake bounds 10-1 in its third week o ...

  16. Justin Bieber Brightens Billboard 200 Chart With No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Justin Bieber continues to break records on Billboard's charts, as his "Under the Mistletoe" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collection is the first ...

  17. Justin Bieber's Christmas Album to Make Charity History

    October 18, 2011 8:11 PM EDT Justin Bieber is in the holiday spirit: The singer says he's the first artist on the Universal Music roster to have part of his album sales benefit charity. Partial sales from "Under the Mistletoe," his Christmas album that is out N ...

  18. BACKBEAT: "Glee's" Darren Criss became ASCAP's 400,000th member

    February 15, 2011 1:02 PM EST Click through for a roundup of photos from Darren Criss' celebration. On Dec. 10, "Glee" star Darren Criss became ASCAP's 400,000 member. To celebrate, Criss performed a selection from ASCAP's most-played holiday song list ...

  19. Taylor Swift Likely To Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A familiar face will likely crown the Billboard 200 albums chart next week; all signs point to Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" easily holding for a second week atop the list, with perhaps 350,000 sold by week's end on Nov. 7, accord ...

  20. Mariah Carey Most Played At Christmas

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the most played song at Christmas in the U.K. over the past decade, according to collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL. The single featured on the 1994 Columbia/Sony Music Ent ...

  21. Chart Beat Wednesday: Straight No Chaser, Tim McGraw, Depeche Mode

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST AS ONLY THEY 'CAN-CAN': After melding Toto's "Africa" into last year's No. 5-peaking Adult Contemporary hit "The 12 Days of Christmas," buzzworthy a capella act Straight No Chaser enters the chart at No. 27 ...

  22. Digital Tracks Set New Weekly Record

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Weekly digital track sales have set a new record, with 47.7 million sold in the U.S. between Dec. 22 – Dec. 28, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That figure for Christmas week represents a 126% spike from the week prior, a likely reflection of cons ...

  23. Feliciano's 'Navidad' Maintains Top ASCAP Latin Xmas Spot

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” leads the list of ASCAP’s most-played Latin Chirstmas songs of the year. The ASCAP tally, which measures airplay from Oct. 1, 2008 through Dec. 11, 2008, found that, as in years past, “Feliz Navidad” is by far the ...

  24. Eurythmics, Nat 'King' Cole Top ASCAP Xmas List

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Over the last five years, the Eurythmics version of "Winter Wonderland" was the most-performed ASCAP holiday song based on radio airplay monitoring done for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. This marks the second ...

  25. Borders, Anuna Partner For Exclusive Album Release

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Irish vocal group Anuna and Borders are teaming up once again for an exclusive album, available only at the chain's stores, in a strategy that delivered the group's best-selling U.S. title last time around. Beginning Oct. 21, Anuna' ...

  26. Retailers Line Up Q4 Exclusives

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the fourth quarter holiday shopping season looming on the horizon retailers have been busy lining up exclusives. Borders will have an 11-track, holiday music album from Aretha Franklin, while Wal-Mart will have the exclusive on the "Hell ...

  27. R&B Briefs: Howard Hewett, The Whispers, Avant, Syleena

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Singer Howard Hewett is releasing a holiday album through Koch-distributed Groove Records: the aptly titled “Christmas” (Oct. 14). George Duke produced and co-wrote the original tune “That’s Christmas” with Hewett, as well as produced “O Come All ...

  28. Country Stars Duet With Elvis On Christmas CD

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also fea ...

  29. R&B Briefs: Patti LaBelle, Al Jarreau

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Patti LaBelle will be presented with the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) Award of Excellence during the organization's upcoming 30th anniversary celebration. Presented by Target, the UNCF's annual "An Evening of Stars" ...

  30. Christmas In July: 6 Questions With Sheryl Crow

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The lights and candles and wreaths were out in Sheryl Crow's Los Angeles living room—in mid-June. Christmas came early in Crow's world this year because of an as-yet- untitled holiday album she's recorded with producer Bill Bottrell ...

  31. Christmas Bonanza For U.K. X Factor Winner?

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Teenage Scottish pop singer Leon Jackson should have a Christmas to remember. Jackson, the surprise winner of Britain's X Factor reality TV show on Dec. 15, is poised to claim the coveted Christmas No. 1 slot on the Official U.K. Singles Char ...

  32. ASCAP Releases Most Played Holidays Songs List

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) released the top 12 most played holiday songs of 2007 as tracked by radio airplay monitoring service Mediaguide, culled from over 2,600 radio stations across the country. According ...

  33. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  34. Christmas Comes Early For U.K. Singles Chart

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST A swathe of well-known Christmas hits from past holidays, including favorites by Wham!, Wizzard and Shakin' Stevens, looks set to enter the U.K. top 40 this Sunday, as the first Yuletide nears in which download-only sales are computed by the ...

  35. Josh Groban Grabs a Second Week at No. 1

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "Noel" as the Eagles surge to No. 2 with a 70% increase following the band's interview on "60 Minutes" ... Mannheim Steamroller collects its third top ...

  36. Billboard Holiday Chart Debuts

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With high profile artists like Josh Groban and Mannheim Steamroller bringing Christmas albums to market in October, Billboard brings Top Holiday Albums for an earlier encore than happens in most years. The complete 50-title chart went live yesterd ...

  37. Isley Brothers, Patti LaBelle Give Fans 'Christmas' Gifts

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers and Patti LaBelle will be releasing individual Christmas albums on Oct. 9 via Def Soul Classics, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group. Both albums will be executive-produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Prod ...

  38. Christmas In July

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can anything be more pleasant than the holidays? If your bottom line depends on December, the answer is probably "Yes!" Music fans may flip through these pages and see great gifts. But the industry sees a frenzied workplace and a tough e ...

  39. Incubus Lands First No. 1 Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, Incubus achieves its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as "Light Grenades" debuts ... the long-delayed second studio set from Clipse finally makes its entrance, starting at No. 14 on the big cha ...

  40. UMG, Starbucks Partner For Elton Release

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Elton John's Christmas Party' available Nov. 10. Universal Music Group and Starbuck's Hear Music have partnered for the release and distribution of "Elton John's Christmas Party" (Billboard Sept. 10). Beginning ...

  41. Sony BMG Preps 2-Track Single Format

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Germany is attempting to revive the countrys' flagging singles market with the launch next month of a standard two-track CD single. Sony BMG Germany is attempting to revive the countrys' flagging singles market with the launch n ...

  42. Attorney-Client Privilege Ends With Death

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled Feb. 1 (Reuters) -- Communications fro ...

  43. Court: Bing's Legal Privilege Ended in Death

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled yester Communications from Bing Crosby ...

  44. 'Anastacia' Stays Atop Euro Albums Summit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana Krall's latest climbs 40-4 on albums chart. Diana Krall's latest climbs 40-4 on albums chart. News Diana Krall ...

  45. Gary Jules Inks U.S. Deal With Universal

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter had the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single. Singer/songwriter had the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single. News ...