1. 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.…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'SERVE,' Busdriver, Dave Matthews Band

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rare tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, the Strokes and Coheed & Cambria can be found on the compilation "SERVE," which is being sold exclusively at Hard Rock Cafe locations throughout the Rare tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, the Strokes and Coheed & Cambria…

  3. Dido Working On Third Album With Jon Brion

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. vocalist Dido has drafted producer/songwriter Jon Brion to assist with her third studio album, which could be out before the end of the year via Arista. Drummer Matt Chamberlain has also particip U.K. vocalist Dido has drafted producer/songwriter Jon Brion to assist with her third studio…

  4. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall. Released through Polydor Records, it will mark his first mai As tipped here in March , Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly…

  5. Yusuf Islam Readying New Pop Album

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, has finished his first pop album since 1978's "Back to Earth," sources tell Billboard.com. Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, has finished his first pop album since 1978's "Back to Earth,…

  6. Chart Beat

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The rewriting of chart history by "High School Musical" is tackled in this week's column, as is news on John Corbett, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, James Blunt and Natasha Bedingfield. 'FREE' THROW: Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens are actors, so it's likely…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trisha Yearwood gets a special proposal on the same stage where she was married in 1994. After Yearwood, making a guest appearance on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage, finishes her fi 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked…

  8. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  9. Billboard Bits: Shakira, Dido, Sarah Harmer, Gucci Mane

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Shakira, Dido, Sarah Harmer, Gucci Mane An Olympic setting is planned for the June 5 world premiere of the latest CD from Shakira, "Fijacion Oral," released in North America two days later via Epic. Shakira will perform three songs at Madrid's Puerta de Alcala square as…

  10. Pop, R&B Hits Get 'Superstar' Remixes

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming compilation "Superstars Remixed," due May 10 from Sony BMG Strategic Marketing. Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming…

  11. Top Acts Sign Brief Urging P2P Liability

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a milestone action, 54 prominent recording artists have signed on to the "friend of the court" amicus brief presented to the Supreme Court on Jan. 24 by the National Academy of Recording Arts & In a milestone action, 54 prominent recording artists have signed on to the "…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Adult Contemporary chart with readers. BREAKING AWAY Dear Fred, Thanks for sharing your list of favorite songs/albums for the year. I was a little surprised that Kelly Clarkson didn't make the list. She had two of the best pop…

  14. Band Aid 20's 'Christmas' Tops U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Dec. 5). Although the Band Aid 20 track came nowhere near the first-week sal The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury)…

  15. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  16. Bono, McCartney Join Band Aid 20 Lineup

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The single will be issued Nov. 29 in the U.K. on Mercury/Universal. Further details are emerging about the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," which will be credited to Band Aid 20 in acknowledgement of the…

  17. Everything I've Got in My Pocket

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Minnie Driver began her acting and musical careers simultaneously but ditched a U.K. Island Records contract when the silver screen called. Minnie Driver began her acting and musical careers simultaneously but ditched a U.K. Island Records contract when the silver screen called. After star…

  18. Dido, Robbie, Sting Sing For 'Bridget'

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams and Will Young will be found on the soundtrack to "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," due Nov. 1 New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie…

  19. 2004 World Music Awards Winners

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. Below is the list of winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. World's best male artist: Usher World's best female artist: Norah Jones…

  20. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. "100 YEARS," FIVE FOR FIGHTING 2. "This One's For The Girls," Martina McBride 3. "White Flag," Dido 4. "The First Cut Is The Deepest," Sheryl Crow 5. "Heaven," Los Lonely Boys Issue date: Sept. 18,…

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