1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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. …

  6. 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…

  7. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet," FOX Featured artist(s): Daughtry. "…

  8. No Stopping Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' On Hot 100

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues to reign as the dominant song of December, as it moves into a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs fo Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues to reign as the dominant…

  9. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly & AJ. "The Late Show With David…

  10. Nas Scores Third No. 1 Album With 'Hip-Hop Is Dead'

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with his eighth studio set, "Hip Hop Is Dead." The Def Jam effort moved 355,000 copies last week in the United States, according to Nielsen So Nas scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with his eighth studio…

  11. Beyonce Begins Third Week Atop The Hot 100

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth. The track had been Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the…

  12. 51OnTV

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 18-24, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Martina McBride (also scheduled: Sylvester Stallone). "106 & Park," BET Featured artist(s): Bow Wow, Nas, Trick Daddy. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,…

  13. The 'Price' Is Right

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bow Wow's image as the cute preteen heartthrob who cut his teeth on pop confections still lingers. But that's not the Bow Wow criss-crossing the country promoting his fifth album, "The Price of Fame," Bow Wow's image as the cute preteen heartthrob who cut his teeth on…

  14. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas puts his Jay-Z feud aside and takes his high-minded approach to hip-hop over to Def Jam, Bow Wow grows up with help from mentior Jermaine Dupri and DJ Clue surrounds himself with a high-profile ca An English-language album from six-piece Latin pop group RBD, "Rebels" (Virgin). A…

  15. Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' Secures Second Week At No. 1

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 C Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the…

  16. Beyonce 'Irreplaceable' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two-week reign of Akon's "I Wanna Love You" at the summit on the Hot 100, becoming the superstar's fourth No. 1 as a solo artist. In its seventh week on the chart, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two…

  17. Mary J. Blige Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Earning a whopping nine awards, R&B veteran Mary J. Blige dominated the field at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 35-year-o Earning a whopping nine awards, R&B veteran Mary J. Blige dominated the field at the…

  18. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cent, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, Cashis. "…

  19. BBMA Rehearsals: Mary J. Belts It Out, Janet Jams

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson got rehearsals for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards off to a rousing start Saturday (Dec. 2) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Blige nailed her vocals for a me Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson got rehearsals for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards off to a…

  20. Akon Locks Down Top Two Slots On Hot 100

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Senegalese R&B artist Akon scores his first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 this week as "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg explodes 17-1 thanks to the combined power of radio airplay and digital do Senegalese R&B artist Akon scores his first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 this week…

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