1. Chart Beat Chat

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "No No No," reggae singles, Alicia Keys and more! YES YES YES SEY SEY SEY Fred: Some years back one of your readers asked about palindromic titles and or artists on the Hot 100. The best example was "S.O.S." by Abba, which is the only song in…

  2. Groban, Blige Enjoy Huge Weeks On Album Chart

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first Christmas album to top The Billboard 200 for five straight weeks, after moving 757,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first…

  3. Bow Wow & Omarion, "Face Off"

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bow Wow & Omarion, "Face Off" Bow Wow & Omarion, "Face Off" News Bow wow , Omarion …

  4. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accomplished what Alicia Keys achieves this week.…

  5. Groban Remains No. 1, Becomes '07's Best-Seller

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming the first Christmas album to top the chart for four straight weeks. The 143/Reprise set moved 669,000 copies in the U.S., accor Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Wu-Tang Clan try to transcend in-fighting and tragedy on their first album in six years, Mario is ready to "Go" with his new J album and Pink Floyd and Radiohead boxed sets emerge just in time for A collaborative album between R&B star Omarion and rapper Bow Wow, "Face…

  7. Bow Wow, Omarion Set Date For Collaborative CD

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bow Wow and Omarion's collaborative album, "Face Off," will arrive Dec. 11 via Columbia as a standard 12-track CD or as a CD/DVD combo featuring behind-the-scenes footage and videos from the artists' Bow Wow and Omarion's collaborative album, news of which was first…

  8. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New…

  9. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hayden Panettiere. "The Tonight Show with…

  10. Chart Beat

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "Stand By Me," the Cyruses, Daughtry and more! SEAN BY ME: "Stand by Me" is one of the classic songs of the 20th century. It has charted on The Billboard Hot 100 by eight different artists, and that's not counting the sampling of this evergreen in Sean…

  11. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event is sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Bow Wow to the not-fo 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The…

  13. Bow Wow, Omarion Teaming For 'Event' Album

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Bow Wow and R&B heartthrob Omarion are getting ready to start work on a joint album project, a two-CD set the two plan to release before the end of the year. Rapper Bow Wow and R&B heartthrob Omarion are getting ready to start work on a joint album project, a two-CD set the two…

  14. Bone Thugs Sings From The Heart On New Album

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony wanted to commemorate its 20+ years together. For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony wanted to commemorate its 20+ years…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Akon, "I'm A Flirt" by R. Kelly or Bow Wow and more! THE HIT-MAKERS OF 2006 AND 2007 Dear Fred, I've noticed something interesting about the artists that have been topping The Billboard Hot 100 this year: all but one of them are repeat No. 1…

  16. Mims Remains 'Hot' At No. 1, Akon Stays Close

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a week after rocketing 32-1 on the chart. The song also inches up 4-3 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, which is Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second…

  17. Bone Thugs Rolling With Akon, Mariah On New Album

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran urban outfit Bone Thugs N Harmony has linked with Interscope for the April 17 release of a new album, "Strength & Loyalty." First single "I Tried" features chart mainstay Akon, while Maria Veteran urban outfit Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has linked with Interscope for…

  18. Who's That 'Flirt?': Bow Wow, And R. Kelly, Too

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eagle-eyed readers of Billboard's charts will surely have cocked eyebrows when they come across hip-hop track "I'm a Flirt." Eagle-eyed readers of Billboard's charts will surely have cocked eyebrows when they come across hip-hop track "I'm a Flirt." The…

  19. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Rickie Lee Jones. …

  20. Beyonce Slips By Fall Out Boy To Remain Atop Hot 100

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 but barely edges out Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race," which debuts at No. 2 thanks to 162,000 digital dow Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins an…

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