1. David Cook Album Arriving Nov. 18

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" champ David Cook's 19 Recordings/RCA debut has been penciled in for a Nov. 18 release date. The set is being produced by Rob Cavallo. "American Idol" champ David Cook's 19 Recordings/RCA debut has been penciled in for a Nov. 18 release date. The…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the 50 anniversary of the Hot 100, top 10 debuts, Chubby Checker and more! THE LIVERPOOL 14 Hi Fred! Since this is the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100, and coming on the heels of the recent chart achievements of T-Pain, David Cook and Lil Wayne, I was wondering if…

  3. Chart Beat

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from David Cook, Donna Summer, Jody Watley and more! 'TIME' IS ON HIS SIDE: The longest run of No. 1s by solo females in the history of the Adult Contemporary chart is over. After a 36-week reign by Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" (19 weeks),…

  4. Kara DioGuardi Named New 'Idol' Judge

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. DioGuardi, whose work includes…

  5. Chart Beat: David Archuleta, Rihanna, Brandy and Monica, Journey, Isaac Hayes

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses David Archuleta's chart position, Rihanna 'Bowing' on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Monica and Brandy's return to the charts and more! 'CRUSH' TO JUDGMENT: Different artists have different feelings about the Billboard charts. Some follow the ups…

  6. Idols Live / July 31, 2008 / Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes perfect" for the "American Idol" contestants. Although these kids are a far cry from perfection, by the time the top 10 head out on tour after th There couldn't be a better mantra than "practice makes…

  7. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent year to appear on a Billboard chart, following…

  8. David Cook Promises 'Twists, Turns' On Debut CD

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even though he's busy on the road with the American Idols Live! tour, reigning champ David Cook says he's making good progress on his debut album. "I think we've for sure got seven songs we're trackin Even though he's busy on the road with the American Idols Live…

  9. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the longest consecutive run at No. 1 by solo…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event is sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Bow Wow to the not-fo 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The…

  11. Chart Beat: Jonas Brothers, Sugarland, Cathy Dennis

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jonas Brothers, Sugarland, Cathy Dennis and more! 'BURNIN'' LOVE: As hot as the Jonas Brothers have been, the trio has never had a top 10 single on The Billboard Hot 100 until this week. "Burnin' Up" (Hollywood) is a freshman at No. 5, making it…

  12. Ask Billboard

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, Keith answers readers' burning questions on Michelle Williams, David Cook and Alanis Morissette. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city…

  13. David Cook's 11

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chart expert Fred Bronson picks apart the charts. This week, AI winner David Cook's 11 Hot 100 entries, Keith Urban's "You Look Good in My Shirt" and Journey's new journey to The Billboard 200. Chart expert Fred Bronson picks apart the charts. This week, AI winner…

  14. Chart Beat Chat: David Cook, 'You Look Good in My Shirt,' Journey

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss David Cook, Keith Urban and Journey. COOK'S 11 Hi Fred, I have another question about David Cook and his 11 chart entries. I was under the impression that a single had to be actively promoted by the record company to chart. This has been your response when…

  15. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short time, on assignment for Sirius Satellite…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss David Cook, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and more! DAVID COOK VS. THE BEATLES Hi Fred, Knowing I was a music fan, my daughter's friend asked me the other day what I thought about David Cook being "bigger" than the Beatles and having all of those…

  17. Chart Beat

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Capitol Records' Coldplay and Katy Perry, Al Green, Bobby Womack and more! CAPITOL IDEA: Soaring singles from Coldplay and Katy Perry give the Capitol label two titles in the top five of the Hot 100 for the first time since the week of Sept. 15, 1990. On the current chart,…

  18. David Archuleta Signs With 19 Recordings

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Much like his "American Idol" cohort, season seven winner David Cook, runner-up David Archuleta has signed with 19 Recordings/Jive. Much like his "American Idol" cohort, season seven winner David Cook, runner-up David Archuleta has signed with 19 Recordings/Jive. If…

  19. Lil Wayne Fends Off Coldplay, Perry On Hot 100

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With his long-delayed new album "Tha Carter III" finally due out next week, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" begins a fourth frame at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But there's strong competition from Coldplay With his long-delayed new album "Tha Carter III"…

  20. David Cook Storms The Hot 100 At No. 3 With 'The Time Of My Life'

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There’s no question that the hottest of the Hot Shot Debuts this week belongs to newly-minted “American Idol” champion David Cook. Hot Shot Debuts: There’s no question that the hottest of the Hot Shot Debuts this week belongs to newly-minted “American Idol” champion David Cook. The rock…

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