1. Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood / Dec. 7, 2006 / Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST On what was quite possibly the coldest night mid-Missouri has seen so far this year, country music fans nonetheless braved the subzero temperature for a night of vigorous performances from Carrie Unde On what was quite possibly the coldest night mid-Missouri has seen so far this year, country…

  2. Chart Beat

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Kimberley Locke, other American Idols, Incubus and more! 'JINGLE' ALL THE WAY: It's beginning to look a lot like Kimberley Locke has a lock on Christmas. For the second year in a row, she tops the Adult Contemporary chart with a seasonal song written in the 19th…

  3. Ciara, Eminem, Stefani Overtake The Billboard 200

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara's "Ciara: The Evolution" leads three new titles onto the top three spots on The Billboard 200, bowing at No. 1 with 338,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The compi Ciara's "Ciara: The Evolution" leads three new titles onto the…

  4. Ask Billboard

    December 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Carrie Underwood and "High School Musical." WINNERS AND LOSERS Keith, I am in an office of 25 people and for fun, we went to the Fox and Billboard Web sites and handed out ballots based upon the finalists for the…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss long single-word titles, Beyonce, Take That and more! WORD UP Fred: Call out the "Ghostbusters!" Beyonce doesn't seem to have any "Superstition" about the number 13 because the 13-letter "Irreplaceable" breaks a six-way tie for…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie…

  7. Blige, Chilis Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige leads the nominations for the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the Mary J. Blige leads the nominations for the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced…

  8. Snoop Dogg's Felony Arraignment Delayed

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Santa Ana, Calif., judge agreed yesterday (Dec. 5) to postpone rapper Snoop Dogg's arraignment on a felony possession of a deadly weapon charge until January. A Santa Ana, Calif., judge agreed yesterday (Dec. 5) to postpone rapper Snoop Dogg's arraignment on a felony possession of…

  9. Backstage At The 2006 Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Go behind the scenes of the 2006 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas with news and notes from T.I., the Fray, Tony Bennett, Nas, Young Jeezy and more. Mary J. Blige was this year's top winner, taking Five-time winner T.I. has already recorded upwards of 35 songs for the follow-up to this…

  10. 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…

  11. The 2006 Billboard Music Award Winners

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than any other music awards show, the Billboard Music Awards are determined by music fans. More than any other music awards show, the Billboard Music Awards are determined by music fans. Finalists and winners are determined by actual performance on Billboard's charts, with sales…

  12. 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. "…

  13. Chart Beat

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Dean Martin, several American Idols, Johnny Cash and more! HIS SECOND COUNTRY SONG: Dean Martin had pop hits when he covered Stuart Hamblen's No. 2 country tune from 1950, "(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You" and Hank Locklin's No. 5 country song…

  14. 'Smack' Attack: Akon Adds More No. 1s To His Arsenal

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Senegalese R&B artist Akon enters a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg, but he also becomes the first artist to replace himself at No. 1 on the Pop 10 Senegalese R&B artist Akon enters a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with …

  15. Snoop Dogg Arrested In California, Again

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg was arrested yesterday (Nov. 28) in Burbank, Calif., for investigation of illegally possessing a handgun and drugs as he left NBC Studios after performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Snoop Dogg was arrested yesterday (Nov. 28) in Burbank, Calif., for investigation of…

  16. Nickelback, Flatts, T.I., Blige Lead BBMA Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige are being recognized for their achievements as finalists in a leading five categories each for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards. The past 12 months have been particularly good for one Canadian rock band, three Nashville upstarts, a once…

  17. 2006 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4 live on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Winners are determined by actual performance on th Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4…

  18. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Akon, Yusuf Islam, Beyonce and more! DOUBLE TEAMED: Akon has secured his first No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, but it's not "Smack That," the single that remains No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week. Instead, "I Wanna Love You" (SRC/Up Front…

  19. 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…

  20. Black Eyed Peas Win Big At American Music Awards

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas took home three awards last night (Nov. 21) at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Black Eyed Peas took home three awards last night (Nov. 21) at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles'…

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