1. Yankovic Heads 'Straight Outta Lynwood'

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," on Sept. 26 through Volcano Records. Although the track list has not yet been announced, it is tipped to includ Pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, …

  2. Furtado Still No. 1 But Beyonce, Fergie Heat Up

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts to six weeks. But there are big challenges on the Hot 100, as Beyonce's "Deja Vu" feat Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Billboard Bits: Spoon, Brooke Hogan, Ciara

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although Spoon was hoping to finish its next Merge album before the end of the summer, the band has opted to not rush the process and is now working on additional material. Although Spoon was hoping to finish its next Merge album before the end of the summer, the band has opted to not rush…

  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. Furtado Earns Second No. 1 Of The Week

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado continues her career-best week as "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland elevates two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. "Promiscuous" sends Taylor Hicks' "Do I Make You Proud" to No. Nelly Furtado continues her career-best week as "…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). "Today," NBC Featured artist(s):…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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.…

  13. Digital Explosion Drives Shakira's 'Hips' To No. 1

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After entering the charts 12 weeks ago at No. 84, Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean finally tops the Billboard Hot 100 and is the chart's greatest digital sales gainer. "Hips Don't Lie" After entering the charts 12 weeks ago at No. 84,…

  14. 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…

  15. Chart Beat

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, along with news about Nelly Furtado and Depeche Mode. WHO WANTS TO BE A CHAMILLIONAIRE: For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes are tied at four nominations each. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony will shif Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige,…

  19. Rihanna Stays Strong On Hot 100

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also holds atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a second frame. Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut…

  20. Rihanna's 'SOS' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" leaps 33 rungs to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the five-week run of Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," which falls to No. 2. "SOS" also rises 7-1 on the Rihanna's "SOS" leaps 33 rungs to…

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