1. Bumbershoot Rolls On With Fergie, Kings Of Leon

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beautiful weather was out again for the second day of the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle on Sunday (Sept. 2), with Fergie turning in a spectacle-laden headlining performance at Memorial Stadium and K Beautiful weather was out again for the second day of the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle on…

  2. Mavado: Life After Death

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A few months ago, I heard a reggae song called "Weh Dem a Do" on the radio but had no idea whose haunting voice was singing it. I eventually tracked down and e-mailed the contact for the artist, whose Slouched in a booth, Mavado (real name: David Constantine Brooks) quietly shares…

  3. Kingston Still 'Beautiful' Atop Hot 100

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and its three closest competitors all hold their positions from last week: Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" at No. 2, T Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a…

  4. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts. Fifth place finalist Paris Bennett shows…

  5. T. Pain Tastes Hot 100 Glory With 'Drank'

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" climbs 3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to earn the Florida native his first chart-topper there. The cut is the chart's greatest airplay gainer for a seventh str T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')"…

  6. Mims Remains 'Hot' At No. 1, Akon Stays Close

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a week after rocketing 32-1 on the chart. The song also inches up 4-3 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, which is Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second…

  7. Mims Puts The 'Hot' In The Hot 100 At No. 1

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST "This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims rockets up the Billboard Hot 100 32-1, the third largest leap in the chart's history and the first No. 1 single for Capitol Records since 1992. The track also bows atop t "This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims rockets up the Billboard…

  8. Lil Jon Wants Rock, Hip-Hop To Blend On Solo Album

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lil Jon is hard at work on his first solo album, "Crunk Rock," but the artist is taking his time with the TVT project, expected sometime in the second quarter of the year. "There'll be a hip-hop side Lil Jon is hard at work on his first solo album, "Crunk Rock,"…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Shots are fired and one man is killed during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - AMC Theaters screen the White Stripes' live DVD, …

  10. Chart Beat

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first top 10 hit on The Billboard Hot 100 as a…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  12. Nickelback, Flatts, T.I., Blige Lead BBMA Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige are being recognized for their achievements as finalists in a leading five categories each for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards. The past 12 months have been particularly good for one Canadian rock band, three Nashville upstarts, a once…

  13. 2006 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4 live on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Winners are determined by actual performance on th Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4…

  14. Black Eyed Peas Win Big At American Music Awards

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas took home three awards last night (Nov. 21) at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Black Eyed Peas took home three awards last night (Nov. 21) at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles'…

  15. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  16. Mariah, Chilis, Peas, Nickelback Top AMA Noms

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the field for the 2006 American Music Awards, to be broadcast live by ABC on Nov. 21 from With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and…

  17. Timberlake's 'Sexy' Fends Off Fergie For No. 1

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" holds firm at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week and fronts the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a second. Fergie's "London Bridge" is No. 2 on the Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" holds firm at No.…

  18. Timberlake Still 'Sexy' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After capturing the top spot last week, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" holds its No. 1 title on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The cut also remains atop both the Pop After capturing the top spot last week, Justin Timberlake's "…

  19. Timberlake Brings 'Sexy' Back To No. 1

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After selling an astonishing 250,000 copies as a digital download, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" leaps 31-1 to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The lead single from the artist's After selling an astonishing 250,000 copies as a digital download,…

  20. Fergie's 'Bridge' Remains Sturdy At No. 1

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's "London Bridge" retains its lead on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Pop 100 charts for a third week, and also holds atop Hot Digital Songs for the same frame. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and Fergie's "London Bridge" retains its lead on…

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