1. Soulja Boy 'Cranks' Hot 100 No. 1 With Debut Single

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seventeen-year-old rapper/producer Soulja Boy races to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his debut single, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." The track jumps from No. 2 thanks to sales of 144,000 digital do Seventeen-year-old rapper/producer Soulja Boy races to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  2. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville native's new single enters Hot Country…

  3. Fergie Scores Third Solo No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie scores her third No. 1 hit from her solo album "The Dutchess" this week as "Big Girls Don't Cry" inches up 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She thus becomes the first female artist with three No. Fergie scores her third No. 1 hit from her solo album "The…

  4. Yoakam 'Sings' Tribute To Owens On New Album

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A longtime admirer of the style and songs of Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam has crafted a tribute to the country bard on "Dwight Sings Buck," due Oct. 23 via New West. A longtime admirer of the style and songs of Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam has crafted a tribute to the country bard on …

  5. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

  6. Paisley In A Holiday Mood On New Album

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley will be releasing his first holiday effort this fall with the aptly titled "Brad Paisley Christmas." Due Oct. 10 via Arista Nashville, the album finds the country star tackling classics a Brad Paisley will be releasing his first holiday effort this fall with the aptly…

  7. Chart Beat

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses songs with city-themed names, DMX, Buck Owens and Gnarls Barkley. CITY TO CITY: It may be a major international city, but London had to wait its turn to be name-checked in a song title that reached pole position on The Billboard Hot 100. Five cities beyond the borders of the…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Canadians, the Beatles, "Over the Rainbow" and turnover rates on The Billboard Hot 100. CANADIANS ON TOP Hi Fred: With "Promiscuous" taking over the No. 1 spot [on the Hot 100], Nelly Furtado joins some rather elite company. She's the second Canadian…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Online sheet music seller Sunhawk Corp. signs a multiyear agreement with Warner Bros. Publications to sell Warner-owned sheet music via the Internet. By logging onto the Sunhawk Web Site 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  10. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Daniel Powter, ACM Awards, Antony & The Johnsons

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter plays 'Idol,' ACM Awards pay tribute to Buck Owens, Antony & The Johnsons keep busy. Singer/songwriter Daniel Powter will perform his hit single "Bad Day" on May 23's final "American Idol" performance show. The pairing is a natural one as…

  12. Malo In A Covers Mood On New Albums

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 20 years of recording mostly original music with the Mavericks and on his own, Raul Malo is turning into a cover boy. After nearly 20 years of recording mostly original music with the Mavericks and on his own, Raul Malo is turning into a cover boy. The artist will on July 25…

  13. Country Stars Say Farewell To Owens

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest names gathered yesterday (April 2) in Bakersfield, Calif., to pay tribute to Buck Owens, the flashy cowboy who shaped the sound of country music with his honky-tonk twa Some of country music's biggest names gathered yesterday (April 2) in Bakersfield,…

  14. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, Monterey Jazz, French Kicks, Buck Owens

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, Monterey Jazz, French Kicks, Buck Owens Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have joined the performance lineup for the 2006 CMT Music Awards . They will appear alongside previously confirmed performers Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Trace…

  15. Country Star Buck Owens Dies

    March 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally," and helped introduce the genre to mainstream America on the long-running TV show "Hee Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the…

  16. 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…

  17. Collaborations Highlight NYC Opry Show

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Foremost among the "Country Takes NYC" events was last night's Grand Ole Opry 80th Anniversary Performance at Carnegie Hall. Country music is making itself comfortable all around New York this week. The Country Music Association is holding its 39th annual CMA Awards show…

  18. Gary Allan, Hanna-McEuen / Oct. 5, 2005 / Nashville (City Hall)

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashville's newest clubs on Oct. 5 to show their support for an entertainer whose influences come as much from his home state of California and the Bakersfield soun Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashville's newest clubs on Oct. 5 to show…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  20. Paisley Makes 'Time' For Fourth Album

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With first single "Alcohol" already in the top 20 on Billboard's country chart, Brad Paisley is gearing up for the release of his fourth album, "Time Well Wasted." Recorded in Nashville with longtime With first single "Alcohol" already in the top 20 on…

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