1. Tegan and Sara / May 12, 2008 / New York (Terminal 5)

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When it comes to Tegan and Sara's fans, one thing is certain: They don't mess around. When it comes to Tegan and Sara's fans, one thing is certain: They don't mess around. The Quin twins' May 12 show at Terminal 5 in New York sold out well in advance, and fans were…

  2. Q&A: David Archuleta of 'American Idol'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Just seventeen, David Archuleta is the youngest contestant still in the running to win season seven of "American Idol." In this Billboard exclusive, the Utah native opens up about the vocal paralysis Just seventeen, David Archuleta is the youngest contestant still in the running to…

  3. R.E.M. Earns Eighth U.K. No. 1 Album

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, debuting at No. 1 to become its eighth British bestseller. London-born R&B singer Estelle scored a third "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and more! YOU ARE THERE Hey, Fred. It's exciting to witness chart history [being made by] Mariah Carey and Madonna this week; Mariah's 18th No. 1 single ("Touch My Body") surpasses Elvis…

  5. Elton John Backing Elvis Costello TV Show

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello has signed on to host a new Sundance Channel TV show, "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ...," which will be produced in conjunction with Elton John's Rocket Pictures production company. Elvis Costello has signed on to host a new Sundance Channel TV show, "…

  6. Estelle, Duffy Continue U.K. Chart Reigns

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Estelle and Duffy continued their reigns as the U.K.'s best-selling single and album artists respectively on new charts Sunday (March 30). Newcomer Sam Sparro had the week's hottest singles climber, w Estelle and Duffy continued their reigns as the U.K.'s best-selling single…

  7. Steely Dan's Becker Heads For The 'Circus'

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan principal Walter Becker's first solo album in 14 years, "Circus Money," is on target for a late May/early June release via his own 5 Over 12 imprint/Mailboat. Steely Dan principal Walter Becker's first solo album in 14 years, "Circus Money," is on…

  8. The Billboard Q&A: Taylor Swift

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift has accomplished a lot for someone who turned 18 in December. Taylor Swift has accomplished a lot for someone who turned 18 in December. At 11 she was dropping off CDs of her singing to karaoke tracks to Nashville labels; at 14 she signed with Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; and at 16…

  9. Estelle Ends Duffy's U.K. Chart Dominance

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British R&B newcomer Estelle crashed onto the U.K. chart at No. 1 yesterday (March 23) with her single featuring Kanye West, "American Boy" (Homeschool/Atlantic). It's the 28-year-old's first dome British R&B newcomer Estelle crashed onto the U.K. chart at No. 1…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol" is changing the landscape of music,…

  11. Newcomer Duffy Sweeps U.K. Charts

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Universal's Welsh vocalist Duffy added another dimension to her hugely successful U.K. launch yesterday (March 9), as her debut album, "Rockferry," opened at No. 1, while the single "Mercy" ba A&M/Universal's Welsh vocalist Duffy added another…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter. I also wrote to you on the 20th…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it goes by record sales and the number of…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Anne Murray, the success of UK artists in America, the "Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits" book and more! ANNE OF THE 13,000 DAYS Hi Fred: I noticed that veteran Canadian female vocalist Anne Murray's new CD "Duets: Friends and Legends"…

  15. Enur

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Danish dance hit "Calabria" by Enur has lived many lives since it was first created as an all-instrumental club track in 2002. Danish dance hit "Calabria" by Enur has lived many lives since it was first created as an all-instrumental club track in 2002. Copenhagen DJ…

  16. 'X-Factor' Stars Top Last U.K. Chart Of '07

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K. bestsellers as the British chart year ended. Current champion Leon Jackson entered a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart with "When You B Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K.…

  17. Ask Billboard

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Xanadu, Grammys, best albums of 2007 and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . CAST AWAY Keith, I don't understand how the Original Broadway Cast Album of "…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  19. Leona Lewis Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 2) as her Syco Music/Sony BMG album "Spirit" started a third week at No. 1 and "Bleeding Love" strode into a sixth week a Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday…

  20. Leona Lewis Holds Steady On U.K. Charts

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony BMG vocalist Leona Lewis continued her reign over the U.K. sales charts yesterday as her debut, "Spirit," started a second week as Britain's best-selling album and "Bleeding Love" head Syco Music/Sony BMG vocalist Leona Lewis continued her reign over…

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