1. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol" is changing the landscape of music,…

  2. Chart Beat

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Janet Jackson, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne and more! THE JACKSONS: One Jackson replaces another at the top of The Billboard 200, with Janet Jackson's "Discipline" (Island) giving way to Alan Jackson's "Good Time" (Arista), while another Jackson…

  3. Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you think you're out on "American Idol," they keep pulling you back in. Indeed, season-two winner Ruben Studdard will perform the "farewell song" used to pla To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you…

  4. Flo Rida Sets Digital Record, Remains No. 1

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from the top spot last week, Flo Rida's "Low" remains No. 1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. The track's 470,000 digital sales sets a single-week record, easily After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from…

  5. Chart Beat

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Carrie Underwood, the Beatles, Sean Kingston and more! 'SMALL' IS BIG: You already knew that country radio couldn't wait to play the first Carrie Underwood single from her second album. So you shouldn't be surprised that "So Small" (Arista) blasts…

  6. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  7. Chart Beat

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Nelly Furtado, George Strait, John Mayer and more! REPLACING THE 'IRREPLACEABLE': After a 10-week reign, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" (Columbia) has been replaced at the top of The Billboard Hot 100 Chart by Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" …

  8. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided By Voices. "The Late Show With David…

  9. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly & AJ. "The Late Show With David…

  10. Chart Beat

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Kimberley Locke, other American Idols, Incubus and more! 'JINGLE' ALL THE WAY: It's beginning to look a lot like Kimberley Locke has a lock on Christmas. For the second year in a row, she tops the Adult Contemporary chart with a seasonal song written in the 19th…

  11. 2006 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4 live on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Winners are determined by actual performance on th Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4…

  12. Chart Beat

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! MAKING THE 'MOST' OF IT: Rascal Flatts writes its own chapter in chart history as it becomes the first group to have a song reach pole position on both the Adult Contemporary and…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario Vazquez reached No. 40 on The Billboard Hot…

  14. Ludacris Leapfrogs Timberlake To Overtake Hot 100

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris earns his third No. 1 single, as "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell advances one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut replaces Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack," which falls Ludacris earns his third No. 1 single, as "Money Maker"…

  15. Ask Billboard

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about the Hives, re-issues and more. GIVE ME HIVES Dear Keith, I was wondering what the record sales for the Hives latest album, "Tyrannosaurus Hives" was in Canada and the U.S. Are there any sites online that have album sales for indie or…

  16. Chart Beat

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jay-Z, Monica and more! THE STATE OF 'SHOW ME': Jay-Z returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first solo effort in a year and ties the highest-debuting single of 2006 in the process. "Show Me What You Got" (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam) blasts onto…

  17. Timberlake Still 'Sexy' At No. 1, New Single Keeps Climbing

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" notches a seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and leads the Pop 100 for a sixth frame, while his new single "My Love" continues to scale the Hot 100. The cut is the Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" notches a seventh week…

  18. Chart Beat

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Clay Aiken, Miki Howard and more. A THOUSAND = 99: One question I'm asked all the time is if I think the contestants on "American Idol" have staying power. In the past, I've had to say that time will tell... but time keeps passing and, three years after he…

  19. Powter Tacks New Single Onto Hit Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian vocalist Daniel Powter will on Nov. 7 release a CD/DVD edition of his self-titled Warner Bros. debut. Canadian vocalist Daniel Powter will on Nov. 7 release a CD/DVD edition of his self-titled Warner Bros. debut. The audio disc will feature several new tracks, including "Love…

  20. Chart Beat

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Natasha Bedingfield, Bob Dylan, "Pet Sounds" and more! 'UNWRITTEN' IN THE STARS: After a consecutive run of 18 weeks for "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.), Daniel Powter abdicates his Adult Contemporary chart throne to a new leader: Natasha Bedingfield, who…

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