1. Chart Beat Chat

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss country hits, R&B hits, Robyn and more! IN THE SECOND PLACE To: Mr. Fred Bronson Until a little over a month ago, no song had stalled at No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs tally since Toby Keith's "A Little Too Late" in August 2006. George Strait&…

  2. Carrabba Goes Acoustic On New Dashboard Album

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Carrabba's next album as Dashboard Confessional will revisit the acoustic approach of the act's early releases. Chris Carrabba's next album as Dashboard Confessional will revisit the acoustic approach of the act's early releases. Due Oct. 2 via Vagrant, "The…

  3. Banhart Rocks With Valensi, Robinson On New CD

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Strokes' Nick Valensi and actor Gael Garcia Bernal are among the guests on the forthcoming Devendra Banhart album, "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon." The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Strokes' Nick Valensi and actor Gael…

  4. Foxy Brown Charged In Alleged Assault

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Foxy Brown's temper seems to have gotten her in trouble again. The 27-year-old rapper, who is on probation for attacking two manicurists at a nail salon in 2004, has been charged with assault and poss Foxy Brown's temper seems to have gotten her in trouble again. The 27-year-old…

  5. Sean Garrett 'Pens' Tracks For Solo Debut

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Sean "The Pen" Garrett will release his as-yet-untitled solo debut later this year via a deal with Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine's Bet I Penned It Music. Singer/songwriter/producer Sean "The Pen" Garrett will release his as-yet-untitled…

  6. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean, who could have a longer hiatus than 62…

  7. Kingston's 'Girls' Not Budging From Atop Hot 100

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" isn't budging atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a third week. The song's top challengers remain Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," which holds at No. 2, and Ti Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls"…

  8. Foxy Brown Joins Koch Records

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After spending her entire career on Def Jam, rapper Foxy Brown has signed with Koch Records. A new album, "Brooklyn's Don Diva," is expected on Dec., 4, followed by a second effort, "Black Roses," som After spending her entire career on Def Jam, rapper Foxy Brown has…

  9. Billboard Bits: John Lennon, KROQ Invasion, Rob Zombie

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Let the speculation resume about when the full Beatles catalog is coming to iTunes. For the first time, 16 of John Lennon's solo albums and exclusive videos from EMI Music made their digital debut on Let the speculation resume about when the full Beatles catalog is coming to iTunes. For…

  10. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…

  11. Season Six 'Idol' Stars Prepping Debut Albums

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While their fellow "American Idol" finalists wait for word later this month on their futures, season six champ Jordin Sparks and runner-up Blake Lewis are hard at work on their debut albums. While their fellow "American Idol" finalists wait for word later this month on…

  12. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss unbreakable chart records, Anne Murray, Carrie Underwood, genre classifications and Sean Kingston. UNBREAKABLE Hi, Fred. There has been a lot of media coverage about Barry Bonds overtaking Hank Aaron's all-time home run total, which was until recently…

  14. Legacy Refurbishes Vintage 'Unplugged' Albums

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will on Sept. 18 reissue four vintage "MTV Unplugged" albums from Mariah Carey, Alice In Chains, Tony Bennett and Bob Dylan. Each package also includes a DVD with tracks and extras tha Columbia/Legacy will on Sept. 18 reissue four vintage "MTV Unplugged"…

  15. Kingston Has No. 1 Song, Top Debut On Hot 100

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week after soaring 23-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a second week in the top spot on the chart. The newcomer's self-titled debut album opened yesterday at No. A week after soaring 23-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Sean Kingston's …

  16. Watley Helps Long Beach Jazz Fest Turn 20

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. The Long Beach Jazz Festival is coming upon its 20th anniversary this summer and organizers have called on some famous friends to celebrate. Jody Watley…

  17. The D.E.Y.

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the absence of new releases from groups like the Fugees and the Black Eyed Peas, the D.E.Y. has stepped up to fill the void. In the absence of new releases from groups like the Fugees and the Black Eyed Peas, the D.E.Y. has stepped up to fill the void. Composed of MCs Divine and Yeyo and…

  18. Beyonce, Timberlake Lead MTV VMA Nominations

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With seven each, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake lead the nominations for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, to be handed out Sept. 9 in Las Vegas. The two artists will square off in the video of the year With seven each, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake lead the nominations for the 2007 MTV Video…

  19. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on top 40 radio, "The Simpsons" soundtrack and mega-selling albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . POP GOES THE RHYTHM Keith, I look at the charts each week…

  20. Lovett Living 'Large' On First CD In Four Years

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett has been as busy as ever in the past year in preparation for his new album, "It's Not Big It's Large." Recorded live in the studio with his longtime collaborator the Large Band, the follow Lyle Lovett has been as busy as ever in the past year in preparation for…

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