1. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed?

    December 19, 2011 10:05 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ARE CHART RULE…

  2. Darren Hayes Talks Savage Garden's 'Truly' Big AC No. 1

    July 15, 2011 4:05 PM EDT In the 50-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary songs chart, which launched July 17, 1961, no other single is bigger than Savage Garden 's "Truly Madly Deeply." The 1998 hit from the pop duo ranks at No. 1 on the all-time top 50 AC songs list, besting the likes of…

  3. Faulkner, West Assume Control On U.K. Charts

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K. chart presence yesterday (Aug. 26) by following the top 10 single "Dream Catch Me" (Ugly Truth) with a No. 1 debut f British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K…

  4. Kate Nash, Robyn Rule New U.K. Charts

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Londoner Kate Nash's "Foundations" single fell away from the No. 2 spot where it spent five of its six weeks on the U.K. singles chart, there was major consolation for the Fiction/Polydor singer/so As Londoner Kate Nash's "Foundations" single fell away from…

  5. Ask Billboard

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Raven-Symone, Cassie, Darren Hayes and more. QUOTH THE RAVEN, 'ANY MORE?' Keith, Raven-Symone released her third studio album in 2004, and it performed fairly poorly on the charts. I was wondering which of Raven's three albums -- "…

  6. Ask Billboard

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Savage Garden's Darren Hayes, Danity Kane and City High. SAVAGE DROUGHT Dear Keith, First of all, I love your column. Thank you for answering my Mandy Moore question! Now I was wondering what was going on with Darren Hayes. I am a big fan of his…

  7. Westlife Assumes Control Of U.K. Charts

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 6) with "You Raise Me Up" (S/Sony BMG), but now also wear the album chart crown after "Face To Face" e Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K.…

  8. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  9. Ask Billboard

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Darren Hayes, Madonna and Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums chart. POP!ULARITY Keith, I am a huge Darren Hayes fan. I know he has a new CD called "The Tension and the Spark." I am interested to know if his new album is…

  10. Prydz Hits U.K. No. 1 With Winwood Sample

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), which…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboard Music Charts. But up until now I had…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  13. 30Tunes

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for July 22-28, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 22 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bryan Adams, Ashanti, Nelly, Dee Dee, DJ Marky, Darren Hayes, Gareth Gates, Fischerspooner,…

  14. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

  15. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  16. Gates' 'Melody' Goes Three For Three

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Teenager Gareth Gates secured a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 7) with his cover of "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG). With a third week at the top, Gates matches the achievem Teenager Gareth Gates secured a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart…

  17. Spin

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Darren Hayes' move outside the circle of former group Savage Garden reveals a singer/songwriter who wants to raise spirits, embrace romance and sexuality, and unapologetically celebrate '80s pop. Darren Hayes' move outside the circle of former group Savage Garden reveals a…

  18. 'NOW 9' Takes Hits To The Top

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the chart topping debut of the ninth volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" compilation series. The 20-track Universal/EMI/ Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the…

  19. A New Pop Idol Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 24), as Gareth Gates went straight to No. 1 with his version of "Unchained Melody." The 17-year-old Gat One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ray Stevens, Savage Garden, and Ja Rule. EVEN STEVENS: Thirty years and one month after he made his debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, Ray Stevens is back. The artist born in Clarksdale, Ga., enters at No. 29 with "Osama-Yo' Mama: The Album…

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