1. 'High School Musical 2' Hangs On Atop Billboard 200

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even with a 40% decline in sales, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week. The set moved 367,000 copies in the United States, according to N Even with a 40% decline in sales, the soundtrack to Disney's "High…

  2. 'High School Musical 2' Blasts In At No. 1

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the second biggest first-week sales tally of the year, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The set sold 615,000 copies in the United States acco With the second biggest first-week sales tally of the year, the soundtrack to…

  3. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hayden Panettiere. "The Tonight Show with…

  4. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean, who could have a longer hiatus than 62…

  5. After Five-Year Absence, UGK Scores First No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in a big way as "Underground Kingz" debuts at No. 1. The hip-hop troupe's first chart-topper, the Jive set moved 160,000 copi After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss unbreakable chart records, Anne Murray, Carrie Underwood, genre classifications and Sean Kingston. UNBREAKABLE Hi, Fred. There has been a lot of media coverage about Barry Bonds overtaking Hank Aaron's all-time home run total, which was until recently…

  7. Kingston Has No. 1 Song, Top Debut On Hot 100

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week after soaring 23-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a second week in the top spot on the chart. The newcomer's self-titled debut album opened yesterday at No. A week after soaring 23-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Sean Kingston's …

  8. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 15 For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "…

  9. Kingston Has 'Beautiful' View Atop Revamped Hot 100

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Sean Kingston moves to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week with his first charting single, as "Beautiful Girls" rockets 23-1. In the first week of the new Hot 100 formula, the R&B newcomer Sean Kingston moves to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week…

  10. 'NOW 25' Fends Off 'Hairspray,' Prince To Remain No. 1

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "NOW 25" hits compilation remains atop The Billboard 200 after moving 149,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 33% sales decrease f After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "NOW 25" hits compilation remains…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  12. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series…

  13. Shakur Estate Moves To Block Sale Of Songs

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tupac Shakur's mother is seeking to prevent his former label, Death Row Records Inc., from selling the late rapper's unreleased recordings as part of a bankruptcy settlement. Tupac Shakur's mother is seeking to prevent his former label, Death Row Records Inc., from selling the…

  14. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince stirs up controversy with his rock- and soul-flavored new album, UNKLE starts fresh with a new label and some powerhouse collaborators and the Flaming Lips head home for a rip-roaring live DVD, Canadian rock act Sum 41's "Underclass Hero" (Island). Sibling duo Tegan &…

  16. Ask Billboard

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Tina Turner, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . WHERE'S MIMI? Hi Keith! I always look forward to reading your column. I…

  17. T.I. Holds Off Pumpkins, Interpol To Remain No. 1

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P." maintains its lead on The Billboard 200 for a second week after moving 175,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a 63% drop from the album's T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P." maintains its lead on The…

  18. Arctics, Winehouse Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a typically broad range of musical tastes dominated this year by new, alternative artists. Arctic Monkeys and Amy The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2006 - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2005 - Dave Matthews Band's "Dreamgirl" video…

  20. Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Nearing U.K. Chart History

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z has extended its run at the top of the U.K. singles chart to an epic nine weeks, equaling Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" as the longest of the decade. As previ Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z…

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