1. Aiken Celebrates Holidays, Preps New Album

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Not that he became bored on last year's Joyful Noise Tour, but Clay Aiken made a discovery during his 2004 holiday outing that he hopes has improved this year's seasonal run, which visits Portland, Or Not that he became bored on last year's Joyful Noise Tour, but Clay Aiken…

  2. Chart Beat

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Scores a career best, Depeche Mode returns, plus chart news involving Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson and Sheryl Crow, Santana, Michelle Branch, Goo Goo Dolls and Jordan Knight. DOLLY WOULD: Dolly Parton's new album is the highest-debuting set of her career on The Billboard 200. "…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. CHART INTEREST Hi Fred, Following on from last week's question about American radio not having one definitive Hot 100 countdown show, I wondered does the average American public now care about the charts, or know who's No. 1?…

  4. CHART BEAT

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Gretchen Wilson, Bellamy Brothers, Josh Gracin, Babyface, Natasha Bedingfield, Sugarland, the Rolling Stones and more. DOUBLE DIGITS: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) is on top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  5. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  6. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  7. B&E: Bo Bice

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Bo Bice. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice entered the TV-show…

  8. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  9. CHART BEAT

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Weezer, Green Day, Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson. IT'S CARRIE'S NATION: Following in the footsteps of three other "American Idol" finalists, 22-year-old Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood…

  10. 'Idol' Underwood Shoots Straight To No. 1

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A little more than a month after becoming the fourth winner of "American Idol," Carrie Underwood has the country's top single. "Inside Your Heaven," a Desmond Child-written song the country-leaning si A little more than a month after becoming the fourth winner of …

  11. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after an absence of almost 22 years. "Rock…

  12. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  13. Underwood Ready To Record Debut Album

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fourth season "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is eyeing a fall release for her 19 Recordings/Arista debut album. Her recording of "Inside Your Heaven," written by Andreas Carlsson for "America Fourth season "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is…

  14. Ask Billboard

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers reader questions about "American Idol," Broadway soundtracks and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Hi Keith, My hubby and I are huge "American Idol" fans. Can you tell us what "American Idol" singer (not necessarily winner) has the highest…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. HOLLA FOR GWEN Hi Fred, I was thrilled to see that Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" made it to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. It's been such a long time since a non-R&B/rap song hit the summit. Then I noticed…

  16. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. Within the last week, ABC&…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  18. U2 Says 'Good Morning'

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Good Morning America" will kick off its summer concert series with U2, which will make its first morning TV appearance on the ABC program. But the Irish rock act won't actually be in New York's Bryan "Good Morning America" will kick off its summer concert series…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  20. 'Idol' Error Forces New Vote Tonight

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Due to the display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of last night's (March 22) "American Idol" performance episode, the entire public vote will be scrapped and redone tonight. Due to the display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of last night's (March 22) "…

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