1. Insane Clown Posse Gearing Up For Busy Summer

    May 13, 2010 12:19 PM EDT I nsane Clown Posse is ready for another non-stop summer. ICP is setting up for its 11th Gathering of the Juggalos festival, taking place Aug. 12-15 at Cave In Rock, Ill. And on Aug. 17, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J hit the road again, this time to present special screenings of their second…

  2. Insane Clown Posse's 'Miracles' Video Is Itself a Miracle

    April 07, 2010 5:25 PM EDT I nsane Clown Posse takes us on a wondrous journey in its new "Miracles" video -- not just to the sun, moon and Mars, but also under the sea, to the 'Frisco bay, the Giza Pyramids, and wherever you might find "long-neck giraffes." And that's just in the first 60…

  3. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 2001

    August 18, 2009 6:09 PM EDT ROO-KEYS OF THE YEAR: One of pop and R&B/hip-hop's leading ladies was just beginning her dominance eight years ago this week, as Alicia Keys stormed 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut track, "Fallin'." The song simultaneously lifted 2-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop…

  4. Elephant Man About To Get 'Physical'

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dancehall veteran Elephant Man has several hip-hop and R&B stars in his corner on "Let's Get Physical," due Jan. 29 via Bad Boy/VP Records. Dancehall veteran Elephant Man has several hip-hop and R&B stars in his corner on "Let's Get Physical," due Jan. 29…

  5. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion busts loose from Las Vegas for her first studio album in three years, Alicia Keys ups the ante on her new J Records project, Seal gets his groove on with Madonna's producer and Duran Duran The Big Machine debut from country star Trisha Yearwood, "Heaven, Heartache and…

  6. Jamelia Writing New CD, Dabbling In Modeling, Acting

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Jamelia is pursuing a busy schedule of branding activities and acting roles as she readies the next phase of her career. British pop star Jamelia is pursuing a busy schedule of branding activities and acting roles as she readies the next phase of her career. The artist, who…

  7. Winehouse, Rascal In The Hunt For MOBOs

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the field for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, to be held Sept. 19 at London's O2 Arena. BBC1 will broadcast it two days later. With four nominations each, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the field for the…

  8. Shaggy Teams With Akon, Sizzla On VP Debut

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall superstar Shaggy will inaugurate a new joint venture with Big Yard and VP Records with his next album, "Intoxication." Due Oct. 16, the set is led by the single "Bonafide Girl" featuring "It Dancehall superstar Shaggy will inaugurate a new joint venture with…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's awesome, but with this accomplishment, is…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Dolittle, Bjork, "Girlfriend" and more! DOLITTLE? DID NOTHING! Fred: Almost as soon as Melinda Dolittle started singing "Trouble Is a Woman" on "American Idol" this week, I asked myself "Did Fred Bronson recommend this…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the No. 4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at No. 4 but fell to No. 19 the next week,…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the #4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at No. 4 but fell to No. 19 the next week, and…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I thought you might like this list of other football…

  14. 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…

  15. B-Real Theme Keys 'Scarface' Videogame Soundtrack

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "We are fans of the movie, fans of hip-hop and fans of video games," B-Real tells Billboard.com, "So when we were approached to do a song, we jumped right in." In addition to nearly 100 well-known tracks from the '80s, Vivendi Games/Sierra Entertainment's "…

  16. Juvenile's 'Reality' Upends Ne-Yo At No. 1

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career this week. "Reality Check" (UTP/Atlantic) sold 174,000 copies this week in the United States, accordin Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first…

  17. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest in eight years. After just one week at the…

  18. 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…

  19. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  20. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: An album of music inspired by the poetry of late rapper Tupac Shakur, "The Rose" (Amaru/Koch). Eclectic jazz trio the Bad Plus' "Suspicious Activity" (Columbia). New albums from reggae-inspired…

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