1. 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…

  2. Beyonce, Blige Top Image Award Music Nominees

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are the top nominees for the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards. Both received four nominations, including outstanding female artist and outstanding song (""Be Without You" and " Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are the top nominees for the 38th annual NAACP…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 42OnTV

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 16 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Dierks Bentley. "The Megan Mullally Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Mario Vazquez (also scheduled: Bradley Whitford). "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC…

  6. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also scheduled: Robin…

  7. 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…

  8. Ex-'Idol' Vasquez Readies Solo Debut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season four "American Idol" contender Mario Vasquez will on Sept. 26 release his self-titled Arista debut. The disc boasts collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Scott Storch and Ne-Yo, among others. Season four "American Idol" contender Mario Vasquez will on Sept. 26 release…

  9. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Stays Strong On Charts

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a fourth frame but loses its No. 1 grip on the Hot Digital Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Diana Ross, the Taylor siblings, charting "American Idols," the Latin charts and Anna Nalick. BLUER THAN 'BLUE' Dear Fred, Many [people] are taking issue with Diana Ross being shut out of The Billboard 200 album chart and being relegated to the Billboard…

  11. Chart Beat

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry make their chart debuts plus news from Livingston Taylor/Carly Simon, Gnarls Barkley, Dixie Chicks and more! TAYLOR AND CHRIS: When last we checked, 18 "American Idol" contestants had charted in Billboard. Two weeks ago, that total jumped to 19 when…

  12. Kanye, Shakira Celebrating New Years With MTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kanye West, Shakira, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Fall Out Boy lead the lineup for MTV's 14th annual New Year's Eve broadcast, which will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET. Kanye West, Shakira, Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Fall Out Boy lead the lineup for MTV's 14th annual New Year&…

  13. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Vazquez, Dionne Farris

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Vazquez, Dionne Farris The White Stripes have made an unlikely teaming with Nickelodeon to premiere the video for the group's new single, "My Doorbell." The clip will debut tonight (Aug. 19) at 9 p.m., prior to a new episode of the series "Girls vs.…

  14. 'American Idol' Contest, Gossip Heat Up

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony cockiness. Allegations of judicial activism -- in the bedroom. A phone voting gaffe. Or was it an "American Idol" conspirac Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony…

  15. 'Idol' Producer Defends Show's Integrity

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a deliberate effort to tinker with "American Idol" by putting wrong voting information on-screen, according to a series producer. It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a deliberate effort to tinker with "American…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 14-20, 2005).

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 14-20, 2005). HALL OF FAMERS: It takes a lot to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year's class is as deserving as any other that has received the honor. On Saturday, VH1 will air highlights of Monday's…

  17. Vazquez Drops Out Of 'Idol,' Smith Returns

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mario Vazquez, one of the 12 singers chosen by viewers to compete for the fourth "American Idol" title, abruptly dropped out of the competition over the weekend. Mario Vazquez, one of the 12 singers chosen by viewers to compete for the fourth "American Idol" title,…

  18. 'American Idol' Selects 12 Finalists

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women making the cut. The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women…

  19. Mobb Deep's Prodigy, Entourage Arrested

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group's entourage were arrested over the weekend in Cohoes, N.Y., after officers found marijuana, crack cocaine and an illeg Mobb Deep member Prodigy (real name: Albert Johnson) and members of the rap group'…

  20. Mexican Fans Can't Bank On Concert Tickets

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Abusive and outrageous are just some of the terms Mexican concertgoers have used to describe what they consider elitist presale ticketing practices that literally take them to the bank. Abusive and outrageous are just some of the terms Mexican concertgoers have used to describe what they…

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