1. 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…

  2. The Last Shadow Puppets / Oct. 30, 2008 / New York (Grand Ballroom)

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Last Shadow Puppets, the side project of the Arctic Monkeys and Rascals frontmen, owe as much to the Righteous Brothers and they do to Oasis' Gallagher brothers. Numerous rock scribes have dubbed 22-year-old Alex Turner and 21-year-old Miles Kane as the future of British pop. But…

  3. Beck / Oct. 10, 2008 / New York (United Palace Theater)

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By the time Beck brought things to a climax with a funky encore that included anthems like "Mixed Bizness" a full-on party had erupted in the audience. It was just unfortunate that the crowd was havin Beck is tired. That's neither a critique of his recent musical output, nor of…

  4. Green River Reunion Powers Sub Pop Party

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It was the birthday present everybody wanted from the start, as proto grunge band Green River reunited for its first major show in 21 years yesterday (July 13) as part of Sub Pop Records' 20th anniver It was the birthday present everybody wanted from the start. Stone Gossard and Jeff…

  5. Timbaland Delivers Tirade At People Party

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST People's all-star, pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash this morning (Feb. 9), when the producer/rapper delivered a foul-mouthed tirade against the magazine because some of People's all-star, pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Angels & Airwaves, Gnarls Barkley Lead Woodie Winners

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite having received the most nominations going into the event, Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap both left mtvU's Woodie Awards last night (Oct. 25) empty handed. Instead, it was acts like Angels &am Despite having received the most nominations going into the event, Arctic Monkeys…

  19. 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 "…

  20. Tom Waits / Aug. 9, 2006 / Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The album-tour-album-tour pattern is so well established that any deviation comes as a pleasant surprise. Of course, anything Tom Waits does is generally full of surprises and more than a little bit d The album-tour-album-tour pattern is so well established that any deviation comes as a…

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