1. Groban Remains No. 1 In Slow Release Week

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of The Billboard 200 this week, as Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on the chart for a second week. The 143/Reprise effort moved 539,000 copies i Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of The Billboard 200 this…

  2. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer from Barbados her seventh chart-topper on this…

  3. 'Hannah Montana' Tickets Fuel Lawsuit

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Thousands of "Hannah Montana" fans who couldn't get concert tickets are suing the teen performer's fan club over memberships they claim were supposed to give them priority for seats. Thousands of "Hannah Montana" fans who couldn't get concert tickets are…

  4. Hannah Montana Tour Hitting Theaters In 3-D

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" will have a theatrical release in digital 3-D. Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" will have a theatrical release in digital 3-D. A 3-D film of…

  5. Hannah Montana Ticket Uproar Prompts Lawsuits

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Public outcry over the secondary market's impact on Hannah Montana ticket sales has spurred state attorneys general in Missouri, Arkansas and Pennsylvania to take action. Public outcry over the secondary market's impact on Hannah Montana ticket sales has spurred state attorneys…

  6. Hannah Montana Tix Heating Up Secondary Market

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The intense demand for tickets to the upcoming Hannah Montana tour is shining a bright spotlight on the secondary ticketing market. The tour is a rude awakening to the harsh realities of the modern co The intense demand for tickets to the upcoming Hannah Montana tour is shining a bright…

  7. Nickelback: A View From The Top

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at the end of the cycle for 2001's "Silver Side Up"—a five-times-platinum juggernaut that launched three hit singles including the Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at…

  8. Jonas Brothers Line Up Disney Projects

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After making stars of singer-actors like Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana"), the Disney Channel has set its sights on a trio of young hyphenates, greenlighting a series, movie and concert special starring After making stars of singer-actors like Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana"),…

  9. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Che It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the…

  10. 'High School Musical 2' Still Tops On Billboard 200

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a quiet week for new releases, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop of the The Billboard 200 for a fourth week. The set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., a 22% decrease f In a quiet week for new releases, the soundtrack to Disney's "High…

  11. 'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For a third week in a row, Disney's "High School Musical 2" soundtrack is No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the first album to do so since Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" in early 2006. "HSM 2" sold 210,000 For a third week in a row, Disney's "High…

  12. 'High School Musical 2' Hangs On Atop Billboard 200

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even with a 40% decline in sales, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week. The set moved 367,000 copies in the United States, according to N Even with a 40% decline in sales, the soundtrack to Disney's "High…

  13. Chart Beat

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "High School Musical 2," "Hannah Montana," the Eagles and more! BACK TO 'SCHOOL': This week's album chart is all about "HSM2" and "HM2." "HSM2" is, of course, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel TV movie "…

  14. 'High School Musical 2' Blasts In At No. 1

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the second biggest first-week sales tally of the year, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The set sold 615,000 copies in the United States acco With the second biggest first-week sales tally of the year, the soundtrack to…

  15. After Five-Year Absence, UGK Scores First No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in a big way as "Underground Kingz" debuts at No. 1. The hip-hop troupe's first chart-topper, the Jive set moved 160,000 copi After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in…

  16. 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…

  17. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 15 For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "…

  18. Cyrus Pulling Double Duty On Fall Arena Tour

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concertgoers may do a double-take this fall during Miley Cyrus' "Best of Both Worlds" arena tour, which will find the 14-year-old singer/actress performing songs as herself and as the lead character i Concertgoers may do a double-take this fall during Miley Cyrus' "…

  19. 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…

  20. 'NOW 25' Fends Off 'Hairspray,' Prince To Remain No. 1

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "NOW 25" hits compilation remains atop The Billboard 200 after moving 149,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 33% sales decrease f After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "NOW 25" hits compilation remains…

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