1. Ask Billboard: Too $hort Ends Too Long Wait For First Hot 100 Top 10

    April 25, 2014 6:05 PM EDT The rapper reaches the Hot 100's top 10 after appearing on the chart since 1990. Plus, OneRepublic makes history As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  2. The Calling Frontman Sues Lead Guitarist, Says He 'Disappeared'

    October 31, 2013 7:36 PM EDT Alex Band of The Calling made headlines in August when he was abducted, robbed, beaten and abandoned on train tracks in Michigan after a music festival. After the incident, the singer's bandmates organized a search party for him, found him and took him to a local hospital. Now, in a…

  3. The Calling's Alex Band Abducted, Beaten In Michigan: Police

    August 19, 2013 2:33 PM EDT Alex Band, singer of the rock band the Calling, was abducted, robbed, and beaten early Sunday morning following a music festival in Lapeer, MI. The Calling had performed at Lapeer Days Festival on Saturday night. Police are saying that in the early hours of Sunday morning, Band was walking…

  4. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Doolittle, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2," Jean Manuel de Scarano's birthplace and more! MELINDA/MARIAH Hi Fred, Has Melinda Doolittle already been signed to a record label? She was my favorite contestant on season six of "American Idol.…

  6. Nickelback In No Rush To Make New Album

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 after 102 weeks, Nickelback has no plans to rush a follow-up into the marketplace. "Everything is completely up in With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the…

  7. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Santana A Lovely 'Ceremony' Arista has gathered Carlos Santana's musical odds and ends for "Ceremony -- Remixes and Rarities," due this week in a limited-edition of 100,000 copies. "Ceremony" features songs culled from the recording sessions that yielded…

  8. Santana Preps 'Ceremony' Of Remixes, Rarities

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arista has gathered Carlos Santana's musical odds and ends for "Ceremony -- Remixes and Rarities," which will be released Dec. 16 in a limited-edition of 100,000 copies. Arista has gathered Carlos Santana's musical odds and ends for "Ceremony -- Remixes and Rarities,…

  9. Calling Members Sue Each Other

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Calling bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood are suing the group's frontman Alex Band and guitarist Aaron Kamin for fraud, mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duty. The suit, filed last we The Calling bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood are suing the group's…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  11. 'Baby Boy' Fends Off Singles Chart Challenges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of relinquishing its hold on the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The second chart-topper from Beyoncé's debut Columbia album, "Dan "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  14. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard&…

  15. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 16-22, 2003. Warm weather! Fresh air! Who needs it? The cool glow of the television is all we need, especially when there's a plethora of music to tune in, sit down, and enjoy. We're starting off with what…

  16. Iglesias, Band Among Heartthrobs In Anti-Drug Calendar

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob male stars recruited by the White House for an anti-drug campaign aimed at teenage girls. The singers join a Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob…