1. 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…

  2. B&E: Pray For The Soul Of Betty

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pray For The Soul Of Betty. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With his rock'n'roll attitude and rock star posturing,…

  3. 'American Idol' Contest, Gossip Heat Up

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony cockiness. Allegations of judicial activism -- in the bedroom. A phone voting gaffe. Or was it an "American Idol" conspirac Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony…

  4. 'Idol' Finalists Plan To Hit The Road

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month away from its finale, the show's top 10 finalists are preparing for a summer tour that will take them to 41 North American cities. Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month…

  5. CHART BEAT

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mariah Carey, Secret Garden, "American Idol"/Queen and 50 Cent and B5. EMANCIPATED: For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, Mariah Carey is sitting in pole position on The Billboard 200. "The Emancipation of Mimi"…

  6. 'Idol' Finalists Ready Charity Single

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The dozen competitors who made it to the finalist rounds of the latest season of "American Idol" will release a single to raise funds for the American Red Cross. The group's cover of Diana Ross' "When The dozen competitors who made it to the finalist rounds of the…

  7. '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) "…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 21-27, 2005).

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 21-27, 2005). IN 'RAY'S' IMAGE: Despite the fact that it's widely known that the Ray Charles biopic "Ray" was the big winner March 12 at the 36th NAACP Image Awards, the show's musical performances…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 14-20, 2005).

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 14-20, 2005). HALL OF FAMERS: It takes a lot to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year's class is as deserving as any other that has received the honor. On Saturday, VH1 will air highlights of Monday's…

  10. 'American Idol' Selects 12 Finalists

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women making the cut. The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women…

  11. Fourth 'Idol' Premiere Draws Huge Ratings

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a whopping 33 million U.S. viewers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen. Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a…

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