1. Ask Billboard

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers reader questions about "American Idol," Broadway soundtracks and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Hi Keith, My hubby and I are huge "American Idol" fans. Can you tell us what "American Idol" singer (not necessarily winner) has the highest…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  3. Billboard Bits: Rock Fantasy Camp, Locke, Something Corporate

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, Kimberley Locke, Something Corporate VH1 Classic will go behind the scenes of Rock and Roll Fantasy camp with a two-hour block airing April 2. The segment features interviews with such rock veterans as the Who's Roger Daltrey, the E Street Band's…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of at least three major charts: Kelly Clarkson…

  5. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  6. Tunes On TV

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Sutton Foster (also scheduled: Patricia Arquette). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Duran Duran. "The Late Show With David Letterman,…

  7. B&E: Linkin Park & Ruben Studdard

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Linkin Park and Ruben Studdard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LINKIN LOGS A NEW GENRE: A No. 94 entry with "Numb/Encore…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Josh Groban, Ruben Studdard, Emmylou Harris, Patti LaBelle, Ron Isley and Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz. ON THE FAST TRACK Josh Groban sets one record and ties another, as his song from the soundtrack to "The Polar Express" makes…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Avril Lavigne, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, Kimberley Locke and Barry Manilow. 'HAPPY' DAYS: Avril Lavigne is back to her winning ways on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart. Her first three entries on this tally all reached pole…

  10. Billboard Bits: Setzer, Locke, Schneider

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Setzer, Locke, Schneider The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in December in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas", to be released Oct. 12 on Surfdog Records. On the books are shows on Dec. 16 at the Pala (Calif.) Casino, Dec. 17 at the Trump 29 Casino in…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Fantasia, song titles, Top 40 radio and Maroon5 with readers. NOT GOING BACK, NOT GOING FORWARD Dear Fred, Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" remains at No. 2 [on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart] for a sixth non-consecutive…

  12. New 'Totally Hits' Taps 20 Top Singles

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second "Totally Hits" compilation of the year will boast big singles from the likes of R&B artist Alicia Keys, country duo Big & Rich, hip-hop act OutKast and rock act Jet, among others. The second "Totally Hits" compilation of the year will boast big singles…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats of Terror Squad, Kimberley Locke, Los Lonely Boys, Usher and Alicia Keys. 'LEAN' MACHINE: Simply by remaining No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third week, "Lean Back" (SRC/Universal) by Terror Squad becomes the longest-running non…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the ins and outs of Billboard's charts as they relate to Gavin Degraw, Fantasia, Tim McGraw and Rick James. 'DON'T' DOES: It was a long journey, but after 22 weeks, and after being stuck at No. 11 for the last three, Gavin Degraw has his first top…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of k.d. lang, Usher and Fantasia. THE 49-ER: Every one, two or three years, k.d. lang charts a new album on The Billboard 200, as she has been doing since her debut on May 28, 1988 with "Shadowland." Her latest, "Hymns of the…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  17. Delightful DeGarmo Ready For The Road

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Diana DeGarmo is on the road with the other third-season finalists on a 52-date tour that ends Sept. 30 in Hawaii. Before boarding the tour bus, she sat down to discuss her life and her experiences on Diana DeGarmo is the 11th and latest "American Idol" contestant to appear on a…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jim Brickman and Clay Aiken, as well as his top-10 favorite songs of the year. PATIENCE: A couple of weeks ago, the late Burl Ives generated some chart news when a new album of his Christmas songs debuted on Billboard&…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of OutKast, "American Idol" finalists and newly married couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. TWICE AS NICE: OutKast doesn't budge from the top of Billboard's Hot 100, but the rap duo from Atlanta also moves up from 3-2. With…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of OutKast, Kimberley Locke, Chubby Checker and No Doubt. MAKING 'HEY': OutKast casts out Ludacris from pole position, as "Hey Ya!" (Arista) takes the lead on Billboard's Hot 100. It's the second OutKast…

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