1. Ask Billboard

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about the 'Grease' Soundtrack, Whitney Houston and Crossfade. 'GREASE' IS THE WORD Keith, As the manager of Billboard's Pop Catalog and Soundtracks charts, you must certainly be aware of how well the "Grease" soundtrack…

  2. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  3. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aretha Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and Brian McKnight are among the performers who take part in the third annual "Soul Train" Christmas Starfest at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. 2003 - 50 Cent scores three awards at the inaugural Vibe Awards in…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson and chart records with readers. 'MEET' THE SUPREME Hi Fred, I am a huge Diana Ross fan. In the [Nov. 3] "Chart Beat" column you said that Diana last appeared on a Billboard singles chart in 1996 with "Voice of the Heart" …

  6. Ask Billboard

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Pink, Five Star and Lisa Loeb. IN THE PINK Hey Keith! Was wondering if there was any word on Pink's new album? And how many copies of each of her three previous CD's has she sold! Thanks, Jef Fazekas Newport Beach, Calif. Hi Jef,…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. DID DONNA OR DIDN'T DONNA? Dear Fred, In reference to your article about artists that have held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on The Billboard Hot 100, I vaguely recall Donna Summer doing this same thing with "Bad Girls" and …

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," on her own Deanatone Records. 2001 - Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," on her own Deanatone Records. 2000 -…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  11. Melissa Errico Adds New Colors With 'Blue Like That'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Melissa Errico always made a point not to make a record. For one thing, she simply did not have the time. At 18, while a freshman at Yale, the native New Yorker was cast in the national touring company of "Les Miserables", followed by…

  12. 'Spinal Tap' Stars Exhale 'A Mighty Wind'

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST DMZ/Columbia will on April 8 release the soundtrack to the film "A Mighty Wind," which, as previously reported, stars "This Is Spinal Tap" principals Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shear DMZ/Columbia will on April 8 release the soundtrack to the film "A…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

  15. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was missing. I hear a lot of things on the radio…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Father Christmas,"" on her own Deanatone Records. 2001 - Country chanteuse Deana Carter releases her first holiday album, ""Father Christmas,"" on her own…

  17. The Way We Do

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Given the various new girl groups on the R&B/hip-hop/pop horizon—including TG4, LovHer, Exhale, and Lyric—it will be interesting to see which one emerges as the new leader of the pac Given the various new girl groups on the R&B/hip-hop/pop horizon—including TG4, LovHer, Exhale, and…

  18. Thousands Petition Against Ashanti Honor

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT More than 20,000 signatures have been gathered on an Internet petition denouncing the decision of syndicated music show "Soul Train" to give its Lady of Soul entertainer of the year award to 21-year-o More than 20,000 signatures have been gathered on an Internet petition denouncing…

  19. Keys Tops 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to t Alicia Keys was the big winner last night (Aug. 9) at the second annual Billboard R&…

  20. Ashanti Is Soul Train's Leading 'Lady'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her single "Foolish," Ashanti leads the field for this year's Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The late Aaliyah earned four nomi With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her…

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