1. 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…

  2. Furtado Still No. 1 But Beyonce, Fergie Heat Up

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts to six weeks. But there are big challenges on the Hot 100, as Beyonce's "Deja Vu" feat Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring…

  3. Chart Beat

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses top 30 singles, Ashlee Simpson, Debbie Gibson, the Cyrus family and more! VISIBILITY: There have been more debuts inside the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 than any other year in this millennium. Ashlee Simpson's "Invisible" (Geffen), a new entry at No.…

  4. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Still Sizzling On Charts

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its run atop the Billboard Hot 100 to five weeks and remains No. 1 the Pop 100 for a same stretch. Cassie's "Me & U" captures the lead on Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring…

  5. Chart Beat

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Daniel Powter, John Mayer, Alan Jackson and more! 'BAD' IS THE NEW GOOD: A tenacious Daniel Powter maintains his grip on pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart, giving his debut single "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.) a 12th week at the top. That puts "…

  6. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Stays Strong On Charts

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a fourth frame but loses its No. 1 grip on the Hot Digital Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm…

  7. Chart Beat

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Johnny Cash, "Pirates of the Caribbean," Canadian/American pairing and more! 'HIGHWAYS' TAKES THE HIGH ROAD: It's not the longest gap between No. 1 albums in history, but it sure comes close. Johnny Cash first topped the Billboard album chart 36 years…

  8. Third Week Is No. 1 Charm For Furtado's 'Promiscuous'

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown two weeks ago. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remain Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Canadians, the Beatles, "Over the Rainbow" and turnover rates on The Billboard Hot 100. CANADIANS ON TOP Hi Fred: With "Promiscuous" taking over the No. 1 spot [on the Hot 100], Nelly Furtado joins some rather elite company. She's the second Canadian…

  10. Furtado Remains No. 1 With 'Promiscuous'

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown last week. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remains at Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idol, Madonna, airplay-only hit songs, Nelly Furtado and more! IDOL SALES Hi Fred, I was wondering about the phenomenal sales of the "American Idol" finalists' CD singles and how they compare to the sales of the big hits of years ago, back when physical…

  12. Furtado Earns Second No. 1 Of The Week

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado continues her career-best week as "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland elevates two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. "Promiscuous" sends Taylor Hicks' "Do I Make You Proud" to No. Nelly Furtado continues her career-best week as "…

  13. Hicks Dethrones Shakira On Hot 100

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' first single, "Do I Make You Proud," debuts atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The silver-topped Alabama crooner As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol…

  14. Shakira's 'Hips' Still Shaking At No. 1

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After setting a single-week record for digital download sales last week, Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean maintains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second frame. The song is al After setting a single-week record for digital download sales last week,…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses foreign Hot 100 chart-toppers, download vs. airplay semantics and LeAnn Rimes. UNITED NATIONS Dear Fred, It has been an exciting year to watch the top of the Hot 100 chart. One trend that I've noticed is that 2006 is a great year for foreign artists in the United States.…

  16. Digital Explosion Drives Shakira's 'Hips' To No. 1

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After entering the charts 12 weeks ago at No. 84, Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean finally tops the Billboard Hot 100 and is the chart's greatest digital sales gainer. "Hips Don't Lie" After entering the charts 12 weeks ago at No. 84,…

  17. Chamillionaire Retains Top Spot On Hot 100

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds at No. 2 on the chart but reclaims the top spot on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring…

  18. Good Days Ahead For Powter's U.S. Trek

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian vocalist Daniel Powter will be headed to U.S. stages following his current European trek. The U.S. leg of Powter's tour kicks off July 17 at Philadelphia's Theatre Of The Living Arts, with st Canadian vocalist Daniel Powter will be headed to U.S. stages following his…

  19. Chamillionaire 'Rides' To Top Of Hot 100

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone ascends two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the three-week run of Rihanna's "SOS," which falls to No. 3 on the Hot 10 Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring…

  20. Poll: Tonights 'Idol' Race Is Tight

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With final performances slated for tonight (May 23), "American Idol" fans are nearly split down the middle on their choice for the reality show’s fifth winner. Of 944 votes cast in a Billboard.com p With final performances slated for tonight (May 23), "American Idol" fans…

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