1. Stars Debut 'America's Song' On 'Oprah'

    January 19, 2009 4:21 PM EST Bono, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill premiered a new patriotic song, "America's Song," yesterday (Jan. 18) during a special edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The episode aired today; "America's…

  2. New U2 Single Hits Radio, iTunes

    January 19, 2009 9:29 AM EST U2's new single, "Get on Your Boots," has hit radio all over the world this morning (Jan. 19) and is also available for sale from Apple's iTunes Music Store. In addition, U2's official Web site is streaming the song. "Get on Your Boots" is driven by a garage…

  3. Hill, Hudson To Sing At Super Bowl XLIII

    January 15, 2009 10:50 AM EST The voices of Faith Hill and Jennifer Hudson will ring out loud and clear at Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla. Hill will sing "America the Beautiful" as part of the pre-game festivities, while Hudson will perform the National Anthem. Hill, who sang the National Anthem at…

  4. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, T.I.

    December 11, 2008 12:29 PM EST CIRCUSES : Britney Spears has the highest-debuting song of her career, thanks to the No. 3 bow of “Circus” (Jive) on The Billboard Hot 100. This latest single wrests the title from Spears’ first chart entry, “…Baby One More Time,” which opened at No. 17 the week of Nov. 21, 1998. Those doing…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  6. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee,…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association…

  8. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mariah Carey, Michael…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular 2006 - Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all…

  10. Kings Of Leon Rule U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. has officially been overtaken by Kings Of Leon mania, as the quartet's single "Sex on Fire" started a third week atop the singles chart, while their fourth album, "Only by the Night," debuted The U.K. has officially been overtaken by Kings Of Leon mania, as…

  11. Gotta Have Faith

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Summer's over and it's still hot, but even so, Faith Hill is quick to warm up to talk about Christmas. Summer's over and it's still hot, but even so, Faith Hill is quick to warm up to talk about Christmas. Which is more than appropriate as she sets up the first -- and,…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. transcends his legal woes on his new album, Jennifer Hudson makes her long-awaited debut, Robin Thicke tries to build on his sophomore success and Faith Hill gets serious about a Christmas album Holiday albums from Bela Fleck and Flecktones ("Jingle All the Way," Rounder) and…

  13. 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…

  14. Country Lovin'

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has already scored one hit from her first country album, "Do You Know," in the form of "Come On Over." Jessica Simpson has already scored one hit from her first country album, "Do You Know," in the form of "Come On Over." But there are…

  15. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British singer Helen Shapiro? I have only recently…

  16. Usher, Keith Urban Set For NFL Kickoff Show

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher and Keith Urban will help ring in the 2008 NFL season with a free Sept. 4 concert at New York's Columbus Circle. Usher and Keith Urban will help ring in the 2008 NFL season with a free Sept. 4 concert at New York's Columbus Circle. Highlights will be sprinkled across the NFL…

  17. Faith Hill Performs 'Football' Theme

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. The song, "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night," will…

  18. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the longest consecutive run at No. 1 by solo…

  19. Jessica Simpson Sets Date For, Names Album

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has christened her debut country album "Do You Know" and will release it Sept. 9 via Columbia Nashville. First single "Come on Over" rises 26-23 this week on Billboard's Hot Country so Jessica Simpson has christened her debut country album "Do You…

  20. Faith Hill Preps First Christmas Album

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's first Christmas album, "Joy to the World," will arrive Sept. 16 via Warner Bros. The first single is an original track, "A Baby Changes Everything," written by Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman Faith Hill's first Christmas album, "Joy to the World,…

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