1. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2008 2:28 PM EST HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hello Fred, I'm afraid it might get lost in the shuffle but it certainly was a milestone at the time. But it is just 10 years since the Hot 100 dropped its rule of commercial availability. On Dec. 5, 1998, the Hot 100 featured, for the first time ever, radio-only…

  2. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 1:43 PM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by "White Horse" at No. 13. That song is her sixth top 20 debut of 2008…

  3. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100…

  4. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift…

  5. Sophomore Superstar: Taylor Swift

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST On the eve of the release of her second album, "Fearless," which is due Nov. 11 on Big Machine Records, multi-platinum country star Taylor Swift shared her thoughts on a variety of topics with Billboa On the eve of the release of her second album, "Fearless," which is due…

  6. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008…

  7. Good Charlotte Goes Dance On Remix Set

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Putting a club-friendly twist on the greatest hits compilation, Good Charlotte will on Nov. 25 unveil "The Greatest Remixes," featuring new, dance-y versions of tracks like "Little Things," "Lifestyle Putting a club-friendly twist on the greatest hits compilation,…

  8. Chart Beat

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Kanye West, AC/DC, "Mamma Mia!" and more! 'LOVE' IS IN THE TIER: Only 10 songs have entered The Billboard Hot 100 in the top three this millennium; the 10th song to begin its chart life in this elite tier is Kanye West's "Love…

  9. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with…

  10. Universal Licenses New Miley Album For Europe

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has licensed Miley Cyrus' U.S. No. 1 album "Breakout" from Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records for distribution in Europe. Universal Music Group (UMG) has licensed Miley Cyrus' U.S. No. 1 album "Breakout" from Disney Music…

  11. Chart Beat: Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and more! MERYL: Winning Oscars is all very nice, but now Meryl Streep really has something to brag about. She makes her Hot 100 debut this week, as her take on ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” (Decca) enters at No. 99. While it’s Streep’s first turn on the…

  12. Miley Trumps Sugarland To Lead Billboard 200

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Breakout" (Hollywood) bows with 371,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the second-biggest sales week of the year Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "…

  13. Breaking Out Miley's "Breakout"?

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus' new non-Hannah Montana album, "Breakout," is selling very well. Do you think the recent Vanity Fair photo controversy has helped sales? Miley Cyrus' new non-Hannah Montana album, "Breakout," is selling very well. Do you think the recent Vanity Fair…

  14. Miley, Sugarland Vying For Next Week's No. 1

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 will greet a new No. 1 next week in the form of Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Hollywood) or Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" (Mercury Nashville), which are neck and neck on Nielsen SoundS The Billboard 200 will greet a new No. 1 next week in the form…

  15. It's Just Miley

    July 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus is a superstar to millions of teens around the world as Hannah Montana, but it's a more grown-up Cyrus that emerges on her new album, "Breakout." The set is due this week via Hollywood; fi Miley Cyrus is a superstar to millions of teens around the world as Hannah…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus sheds her Hannah Montana alter ego for her new album, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young unleash raw on-stage rock, U2 combs the vaults for three reissues and Black Kids look to transcend th A widespread CD release of Nine Inch Nails' "The Slip," which was given away…

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Miley Cyrus

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Let's get it out of the way. That Vanity Fair photo shoot? For a teen idol that's suddenly been turned into glossy rag mag fodder, Miley Cyrus is remarkably sanguine when asked about the bare-shoulder Let's get it out of the way. That Vanity Fair photo shoot? For a teen idol…

  18. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. Bon Jovi and the Spice Girls have the two The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear…

  19. 'Hannah Montana' Goes 3-D On Starz

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disney's "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" will air on Starz in 2-D on July 26 -- when Disney Channel is scheduled to air the TV debut of the 3-D version. Then, Starz on De Get out your poster board and scissors. Starz Entertainment will help TV…

  20. The Medic Droid

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Hector Bagnod and Chris Donathon of the Medic Droid uploaded their first song "Fer Sure" on MySpace, they didn't expect it to result in a record deal. When Hector Bagnod and Chris Donathon of the Medic Droid uploaded their first song "Fer Sure" on MySpace, they…

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