1. Chart Beat Chat: Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Patti LaBelle

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss British acts' success in the states, Rihanna, James Bond theme songs and more! BRITS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY I've been following Leona Lewis’ success in America (I voted for her on “The X Factor” after all!) and am pleased to see a British act doing…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>British pop group S Club ends months of speculation with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at the end of the following month. The six remaining members of the band-R 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  6. Franz Ferdinand Album Enjoys No. 1 U.K. Debut

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much…

  7. Ask Billboard

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Wilco, Billboard Music Awards and Dannii Minogue. KICKING TV'S WITH WILCO Keith, I hear there is a new live album from Wilco coming soon. Do you know anything more about it and when it will be released? Thanks, Susanne Hello, Indeed,…

  8. 2Pac, Elton Begin Third Week At U.K. No. 1

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John started a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 10). On the album chart, John's colleague on the Twenty First Artists m 2Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at…

  10. Christie Rules U.K. Charts Again

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Easy listening English vocalist Tony Christie scored another double victory on the U.K. charts yesterday (April 3), starting a third week at the top of the singles chart with "(Is This the Way To) Ama Easy listening English vocalist Tony Christie scored another double victory on the U.K.…

  11. Robbie, R.E.M. Overtake U.K. Charts

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct. 10) new U.K. charts. Robbie Williams notched his sixth best-selling single with "Radio" (Chrysalis) while R.E.M. gained its sev Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct.…

  12. Chili Peppers, Busted Storm U.K. Charts

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers' double CD "Live In Hyde Park,' released internationally as a memento of the band's London shows in June, raced straight to No. 1 on the British album chart yesterday (Aug. 1 The Red Hot Chili Peppers' double CD "Live In Hyde Park,'…

  13. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  14. Peas, Dido Top U.K. Charts

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor) became the first single in five years to log five weeks at No. 1 in the U.K. when the new charts were released yesterday (Oct. 5). Meanwhile, Did Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor) became…

  15. Darkness, Black Eyed Peas Lead U.K. Charts

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album charts, Black Eyed Peas and the Darkness nevertheless maintained their No. 1 spots. The Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Merc In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album…

  16. U.K. Pop Outfit S Club To Disband

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT British pop group S Club ended months of speculation yesterday (April 21) with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at end of May. The six remaining members of the band -- Rachel Ste British pop group S Club ended months of speculation yesterday (April 21) with the…

  17. S Club Sees 'Double' In Film Debut

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Popular British teen pop group S Club is heading to the big screen in "Seeing Double," which video director Nigel Dick is in negotiations to direct. The Sony Pictures will be distributed in the United Popular British teen pop group S Club is heading to the big screen in "Seeing…