1. Ask Billboard

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, Spears v. Federline, Ricky Martin and more! Dear readers: We're doubling up on 'Ask Billboard' this week. Our newest three questions are followed by last week's three questions (which were posted belatedly on Jan…

  2. Chart Beat

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses American Idols, Rodney Atkins, Justin Timberlake and more! 'DIFFERENT' DRUMS BUCKY ONTO CHART: With record ratings for its sixth season premiere (see story here ), the "American Idol" juggernaut rolls on, ready to produce a whole new field of artists who…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Elton John and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Happy Holidays Mr. Bronson, Now that Taylor Hicks' debut album has had a second week of sales tabulated, we can see that it will not rank among the TV franchise's biggest hits. Some people may…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. Chart Beat

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first top 10 hit on The Billboard Hot 100 as a…

  7. 'Idol' Runner-Up McPhee Eyes January For Debut Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is eyeing a Jan. 30 release for her RCA debut, tentatively titled "Never Saw It Comin'." The set primarily features production from Timbaland associate Nate "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is eyeing a Jan…

  8. Taylor Hicks Covers Gaye, Robinson On Debut

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" season five champ Taylor Hicks will tackle songs written by Bryan Adams, Rob Thomas and Marvin Gaye on his upcoming self-titled debut. As previously reported, the 12-track set is due D "American Idol" season five champ Taylor Hicks will tackle songs written…

  9. 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. "…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  13. Gwen, Luda, The Fray, Mary J. Join Billboard Awards

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani, Ludacris, the Fray and Mary J. Blige have been added to the performance lineup for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which air live on Fox Dec. 4 from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. T Gwen Stefani, Ludacris, the Fray and Mary J. Blige have been added to the performance…

  14. Underdogs Begin Busy Year With 'Dreamgirls' Soundtrack

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in unison throughout the song. One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in…

  15. Chart Beat

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! MAKING THE 'MOST' OF IT: Rascal Flatts writes its own chapter in chart history as it becomes the first group to have a song reach pole position on both the Adult Contemporary and…

  16. Janet, Fergie, Killers To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson, Fergie and the Killers are the first acts confirmed to perform at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on Fox Dec. 4 from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Janet Jackson, Fergie and the Killers are the first acts confirmed to perform at the 2006 Billboard…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario Vazquez reached No. 40 on The Billboard Hot…

  18. Chart Beat

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Clay Aiken, Miki Howard and more. A THOUSAND = 99: One question I'm asked all the time is if I think the contestants on "American Idol" have staying power. In the past, I've had to say that time will tell... but time keeps passing and, three years after he…

  19. Chart Beat

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses George Strait, Kellie Pickler, JoJo and more! THE STRAIT LIFE: All chart records, even the ones that go unchallenged for years, are bound to be broken one day. For the last 20 years and three weeks, Conway Twitty has held the record for having the most No. 1s on the Hot Country…

  20. Chart Beat

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Iron Maiden and more! 'ALARM' CLOCKS IN: It's a great way to celebrate a 25th birthday -- debut at No. 1 on the album chart and No. 12 on the singles chart, with the latter being the highest debuting single of your career. I don't…

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