1. Ask Billboard: American Idol compilation albums, Leona Lewis, N'Sync

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on American Idol compilation albums, Leona Lewis, N'Sync and more! 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,…

  2. Katy Perry Scores 1,000th No. 1 Hit Of Rock Era

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, one Capitol artist succeeds the other atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" (2-1) trumping Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (1-6). "Girl" also be As tipped here yesterday, one Capitol artist…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican…

  4. Girl Talk's 'Animals' Run Wild Online

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web site for his label, Illegal Art. As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web…

  5. 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…

  6. New T-Pain Album Due In Late September

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain is eyeing a Sept. 30 release for his third album, "Thr33 Ringz," which will be released by Konvict Muzik/Zomba. T-Pain is eyeing a Sept. 30 release for his third album, "Thr33 Ringz," which will be released by Konvict Muzik/Zomba. The first single, "Snap You…

  7. Ace Hood

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The cards definitely have been dealt in rapper Ace Hood's favor. The cards definitely have been dealt in rapper Ace Hood's favor. The first artist signed and released under well known Miami DJ/producer Khaled's We The Best label by way of Def Jam Records, entered the R&B…

  8. T-Pain Leads BET Awards Field With Five Nominations

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's status as urban music's most frequent collaborator helped him nab a leading five BET Award nominations. T-Pain's status as urban music's most frequent collaborator helped him nab a leading five BET Award nominations. Kanye West and Keyshia Cole received three…

  9. Jack Bruce, The Animals, The Turtles Lead 2008 Hippiefest

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of Hippiefest. Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of…

  10. T.I., Ciara To 'Turn Up The Vote' At Summit

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip-Hop Team Vote: Turn Up The Vote" summit in Philadelphia on Sunday (April 20) to emphasize the importance of the youth vote T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip…

  11. Leona Lewis Returns To No. 1 On The Hot 100

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After vacating the top spot last week to Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 jump. Its accompanying album, "Spirit" (Syco/ After vacating the top spot last week to Mariah…

  12. Mariah's 'Body' Remains Atop Hot 100

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off the resurgent "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis, which jumps 4-2. Madonna's "4 Minutes" holds at No. 3 a Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" begins…

  13. R.E.M. Earns Eighth U.K. No. 1 Album

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, debuting at No. 1 to become its eighth British bestseller. London-born R&B singer Estelle scored a third "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album…

  14. Mariah's Got The 'Touch' With 18th No. 1

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, Mariah Carey scores her 18th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as "Touch My Body" rockets 15-1. Download sales of 286,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to As tipped here yesterday, Mariah Carey scores her 18th No. 1 hit on the Billboard…

  15. Day26 Upends Danity Kane To Debut At No. 1

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the summit of The Billboard 200, as Day26's self-titled debut bumps Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" from No. 1. The new Bad Boy album moved 190,0 One "Making the Band" act replaces another at the…

  16. Estelle, Duffy Continue U.K. Chart Reigns

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Estelle and Duffy continued their reigns as the U.K.'s best-selling single and album artists respectively on new charts Sunday (March 30). Newcomer Sam Sparro had the week's hottest singles climber, w Estelle and Duffy continued their reigns as the U.K.'s best-selling single…

  17. Chart Beat

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action on British solo female artists, Madonna, Danity Kane and more! TOP OF THE WORLD: For the first time in almost 27 years, and only the third time in the entire rock era, a British solo female artist hits No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her first chart entry.…

  18. Leona Lewis Scores First U.S. No. 1 Hit

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Bleeding Love," which zooms 8-1. She's the first female to take her inaugural Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1…

  19. Danity Kane Snags Second Straight No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" goes straight to the penthouse on The Billboard 200, the second No. 1 in a row for the group. The MTV "Making the Band 3" troupe, signed to Diddy's Bad Boy imp Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse" goes…

  20. Estelle Ends Duffy's U.K. Chart Dominance

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British R&B newcomer Estelle crashed onto the U.K. chart at No. 1 yesterday (March 23) with her single featuring Kanye West, "American Boy" (Homeschool/Atlantic). It's the 28-year-old's first dome British R&B newcomer Estelle crashed onto the U.K. chart at No. 1…

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