1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Madonna & Elvis Presley chart facts, the Eurythmics & more with readers. ELVIS' 36 TOP 10 HITS Fred, In your recent article on Madonna's "Hung Up" single, you incorrectly stated that Elvis Presley had 36 top 10 hits. Elvis had 38 top 10 hits on the…

  2. Billboard Bits: INXS, Maroulis, Bigger Lovers

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT INXS, Gang Of Four and Dredg to open L.A. Virgin Megastore . . . ABC to develop a Constantine Maroulis sitcom . . . Splitting Bigger Lovers plan one more show With "Rock Star: INXS" victor J.D. Fortune now in place, INXS will join reunited modern rock act Gang Of Four and up and…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses 'greatest hits' collections, chart methodology and more with readers. THE GREATEST GREATEST HITS Hi Fred, I remember reading that when Madonna's "Immaculate Collection" peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in 1990, it was the highest peak for a greatest…

  4. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

  5. Arcade Fire, !!! Lead Initial CMJ Artists

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Arcade Fire, !!!, Blackalicious, Nouvelle Vague, Annie, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Wrens, Kaki King and Atmosphere are among the first acts confirmed for the 25th annual CMJ Music Marathon, The Arcade Fire, !!!, Blackalicious, Nouvelle Vague, Annie, the Brian Jonestown Massacre,…

  6. Queen's Ransom: Tribute Album, 2006 U.S. Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. According…

  7. 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…

  8. 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,…

  9. BREAKING & ENTERING

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Featuring 'Idol' Contestant Constantine /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  10. '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…

  11. '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…

  12. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  13. 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"…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 19-24, 2005).

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting the best of music offerings on television (April 19-24, 2005). BYE BYE BYE: I'd actually not planned on writing anything in this space this week, as it's been decided to discontinue the "Fine Tuning" column on Billboard.com. But,…

  15. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  16. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

  17. '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…

  18. Tunes

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 4 "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist: Taking Back Sunday ("This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You)"). "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  19. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  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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