1. 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…

  2. 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"…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Timberlake Still 'Sexy' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After capturing the top spot last week, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" holds its No. 1 title on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The cut also remains atop both the Pop After capturing the top spot last week, Justin Timberlake's "…

  10. 36OnTV

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 4-11, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 4 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): The Cheetah Girls, Michael Bolton (also scheduled: Dikembe Mutombo). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. …

  11. Timberlake Brings 'Sexy' Back To No. 1

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After selling an astonishing 250,000 copies as a digital download, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" leaps 31-1 to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The lead single from the artist's After selling an astonishing 250,000 copies as a digital download,…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss song credits, top AC songs, ageism and more! CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE Fred, I have a question that I feel strikes a chord with many chart historians. It appears that Billboard has become pretty liberal with its designation of which artists get credit on a…

  13. Chart Beat

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Keith Urban, Danity Kane, Elton John and more! URBAN HEIGHTS: A blog published in December 2005 suggested that if Keith Urban were to marry Nicole Kidman, his popularity would plunge. Urban and Kidman tied the knot in June and, judging by this week's Hot Country Songs…

  14. Fergie's 'Bridge' Remains Sturdy At No. 1

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's "London Bridge" retains its lead on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Pop 100 charts for a third week, and also holds atop Hot Digital Songs for the same frame. Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and Fergie's "London Bridge" retains its lead on…

  15. Fergie's 'Bridge' Earns Second Week At No. 1

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's "London Bridge" holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and also leads the Hot Digital Songs chart for the same time span. The Hot 100's No. 2-5 slots see no movement, occupied res Fergie's "London Bridge" holds atop the Billboard Hot 100…

  16. Chart Beat

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses songs with city-themed names, DMX, Buck Owens and Gnarls Barkley. CITY TO CITY: It may be a major international city, but London had to wait its turn to be name-checked in a song title that reached pole position on The Billboard Hot 100. Five cities beyond the borders of the…

  17. Fergie's 'Bridge' Steamrolls To No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After achieving the second biggest leap in Billboard Hot 100 history last week, Fergie's "London Bridge" ascends four rungs to the top of the chart. The cut ends the six-week run of Nelly Furtado's "P After achieving the second biggest leap in Billboard Hot 100…

  18. 'NOW 22' Edges Out DMX's 'Dog' At No. 1

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After moving 127,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the 22nd installment of the With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on…

  19. 32OnTV

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 7-14, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 7 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jody Watley. "Djangomania!" Sundance Channel Featured artist(s): Django Reinhardt, Quintet of the Hot Club of France. "Gene Simmons Family Jewels,…

  20. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Hot 100 debut. In its second week…

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