1. Hot Tours: Paul McCartney, Girls Aloud, George Strait, Madonna

    September 03, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Topping the Hot Tours recap this week is rock legend Paul McCartney with box office totals reported from four stops on his summer concert tour. Top grosses came from Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., the new home stadium of the New York Mets. Three sold out performances (July 17, 18 & 21)…

  2. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominati Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Maroon 5, "American Idol," Eurovision and more! 5 OUT OF FIVE Hello Fred, Such an exciting week on the Hot 100. With Maroon 5 at No. 1, I was "wondering" if they are coincidentally the fifth act with '5' as part of their name. I'…

  4. New Digital Rules Shake Up U.K. Charts

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. singles chart history broke new ground yesterday (Jan. 7) with the publication of the first survey to factor in all download sales, not just those in which a physical CD equivalent is available w U.K. singles chart history broke new ground yesterday (Jan. 7) with the publication of the…

  5. Ward, Eminem Rule U.K. Christmas Charts

    December 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shayne Ward, the winner of last week's "The X Factor" TV talent series, achieved the much-sought Christmas No. 1 single in the U.K. with "That's My Goal" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). The single sold a remar Shayne Ward, the Manchester-born winner of last week's …

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Madonna & Elvis Presley chart facts, the Eurythmics & more with readers. ELVIS' 36 TOP 10 HITS Fred, In your recent article on Madonna's "Hung Up" single, you incorrectly stated that Elvis Presley had 36 top 10 hits. Elvis had 38 top 10 hits on the…

  7. Nelly, Doves Cruise To U.K. No. 1

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. charts have new leaders, as "Over & Over" by Nelly featuring Tim McGraw debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Feb. 27), while U.K. rock trio Doves went straight to No. 1 on the album chart with its The U.K. charts have new leaders, as "Over & Over" by Nelly…

  8. Ozzy, Elton To Perform For Prince Charles

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John and Gwen Stefani are among the performers set for the annual Royal Variety show in front of Prince Charles, to be held Dec. 14 at London's Coliseum Theatre. Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John and Gwen Stefani are among the performers set for the annual Royal Variety show…

  9. Girls Aloud Notches Second U.K. No. 1

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cover of the Pretenders' "I'll Stand by You." Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cover of the Pretenders' "I'll…

  10. Girl Power Reigns On U.K. Charts

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Girls Aloud and Avril Lavigne made it another week of girl power on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Jan. 12). Girls Aloud's Polydor debut "The Sound of the Underground" racks up its fourth w Girls Aloud and Avril Lavigne made it another week of girl power on the new U…