1. New Edition's 30th Anniversary Plans: New Album, Tour, Book, Blow-Out Concert

    December 14, 2011 2:45 PM EST New Edition 's trail to the 2013 30th anniversary of the group's first album ("Candy Girl") will include live shows, a new studio album, a book, a movie, possibly a play and a blow-out gig that could result in a DVD -- at least if the group members have their way. "…

  2. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars , Eminem joins an…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shady LP," on March 13, 1999, and then…

  4. Chart Beat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from Sinatra, Jason Mraz, the Cure and more! GIVING US HIS 'BEST': The Billboard album chart as we know it today was born on March 24, 1956. Although it wasn't called The Billboard 200 then, that first survey marked the beginning of an ongoing…

  5. R&B Star Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. The son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, Levert eme Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10) of a heart attack in his…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses related chart entries, "American Idol" on the radio and Billboard chart eligibility with readers. WILL PARIS MATCH? Hey Fred, With Ashlee and Jessica Simpson songs sandwiched around Paris Hilton's debut single, the Hot 100 has three consecutive positions occupied…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I'd drum up "my" list of top 10 …

  8. Gerald Levert Returns With 'Genius'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. The set is preceded by the single "U…

  9. No Dislodging 'Bad Boys II' From No. 1

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" cruises to a third straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Bad B Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin…

  10. Hot Product

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • The DreamWorks debut from R&B duo JS, "Ice Cream," featuring contributions from R. Kelly and Ronald Isley. • "2," the first Elektra album in six years from LSG, comprised of…

  11. Sweat Wraps Elektra Tenure With Live Set

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing out his tenure with the label via the upcoming concert set "Keith Sweat Live." The album, due Feb. 4, features renditio Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Gerald Levert, Madonna, and LL Cool J. G, THE SEVENTH LETTER: While LL Cool J is probably thrilled his new album "10" (Def Jam) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, if he had known about Gerald…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again during this current chart week, July 13,…

  14. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  15. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…