1. 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…

  2. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Still Sizzling On Charts

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its run atop the Billboard Hot 100 to five weeks and remains No. 1 the Pop 100 for a same stretch. Cassie's "Me & U" captures the lead on Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring…

  3. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Stays Strong On Charts

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a fourth frame but loses its No. 1 grip on the Hot Digital Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm…

  4. Chart Beat

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Johnny Cash, "Pirates of the Caribbean," Canadian/American pairing and more! 'HIGHWAYS' TAKES THE HIGH ROAD: It's not the longest gap between No. 1 albums in history, but it sure comes close. Johnny Cash first topped the Billboard album chart 36 years…

  5. Third Week Is No. 1 Charm For Furtado's 'Promiscuous'

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown two weeks ago. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remain Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland…

  6. Furtado Remains No. 1 With 'Promiscuous'

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown last week. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remains at Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland…

  7. Ciara, Kelis 'Step Up' For Soundtrack

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in theaters Aug. 11. Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in…

  8. Hicks Dethrones Shakira On Hot 100

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' first single, "Do I Make You Proud," debuts atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The silver-topped Alabama crooner As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol…

  9. Shakira's 'Hips' Still Shaking At No. 1

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After setting a single-week record for digital download sales last week, Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean maintains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second frame. The song is al After setting a single-week record for digital download sales last week,…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses foreign Hot 100 chart-toppers, download vs. airplay semantics and LeAnn Rimes. UNITED NATIONS Dear Fred, It has been an exciting year to watch the top of the Hot 100 chart. One trend that I've noticed is that 2006 is a great year for foreign artists in the United States.…

  11. Kanye, Tool To Headline Street Scene Fest

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Tool will headline the 22nd Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 4-5 outside San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. Kanye West and Tool will headline the 22nd Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 4-5 outside San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. Among the other acts confirmed to…

  12. Blige Continuing 'Breakthrough' On Summer Tour

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige will hit the road in North America this summer in support of the project. With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B…

  13. Youngbloodz Booked On Drug Charges In Atlanta

    June 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The two members of the rap group Youngbloodz and their 12-person entourage face drug and weapons charges after being stopped in Atlanta while on their way to a concert. Jeffrey Ray Grigsby, 29, who pe The two members of the rap group Youngbloodz and their 12-person entourage face drug and…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Diana Ross, the Taylor siblings, charting "American Idols," the Latin charts and Anna Nalick. BLUER THAN 'BLUE' Dear Fred, Many [people] are taking issue with Diana Ross being shut out of The Billboard 200 album chart and being relegated to the Billboard…

  15. Busy Signal

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Since making a splash on the Jamaican dancehall scene four years ago, Busy Signal's success has been off the hook. Now, his sound is heating up the airwaves in the United States. Since making a splash on the Jamaican dancehall scene four years ago, Busy Signal's success has been off…

  16. Chamillionaire Retains Top Spot On Hot 100

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds at No. 2 on the chart but reclaims the top spot on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring…

  17. Chamillionaire 'Rides' To Top Of Hot 100

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone ascends two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the three-week run of Rihanna's "SOS," which falls to No. 3 on the Hot 10 Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring…

  18. Mariah Sharing 'Adventures' On Two-Month Tour

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will hit the road for the first time in more than three years this summer on the "Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour" arena outing. Dates get underway Aug. 5 in Miami and a Mariah Carey will hit the road for the first time in more than three years this…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 4 “Ws” in country, discrepancies in methodology, Rihanna and some of the biggest climbs yet this year. JOURNALISM 101 Hi Fred, I've always enjoyed your column and wanted to drop you a line to point out a chart oddity on the Hot Country Songs chart. The four most recent…

  20. Rihanna's 'SOS' Signals 3rd Week At No. 1

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same span. Daniel Powter's former Hot 100 char Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard…

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