1. Trey Songz: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 06, 2010 1:30 PM EDT Five years ago, a newly signed And that's when the strategic array of singles began. In March 2009 the heartfelt "I Need a Girl," which reached No. 6 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and sold 247,000 downloads, was released. The playful and catchy "LOL :…

  2. Charice's New Dream: Becoming a Lawyer

    July 14, 2010 8:56 AM EDT C harice Pempengco has a long-term plan that involves a different stage than the ones she has occupied since Oprah Winfrey dubbed her the "most talented girl in the world." Win a Charice-Signed Billboard Chart "I want to be a lawyer," the Filipina singing prodigy said in…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 through 2006, followed by a two-year break…

  4. Billboard Bits: John Fogerty, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Taylor Swift and More

    May 19, 2010 6:06 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Prior to the start of last evening's (May 18) 58th annual BMI Pop Awards, Billboard caught up with several honorees on the red carpet: * Before receiving this year's BMI Icon award, John Fogerty…

  5. Teen Singer Charice, Already a Hit with Oprah, Tries to Win Over Her Peers

    May 13, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Charice has already won over the mom market. The teen wunderkind from the Philippines has been wowing audiences with her big voice and Celine Dion covers on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and other shows for the last two years. This week, she appeared…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/20/10

    March 20, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @britneyspears : New BS Alert! See what bulls#!t The…

  7. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 11:30 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  8. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1982

    October 27, 2009 2:08 PM EDT 'WHO' WAS NO. 1?: This week in 1982, Australia's Men at Work , fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Hay , topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their first U.S. single, "Who Can It Be Now?" In the print issue of Billboard dated Oct. 30, 1982, Chart Beat noted that the song…

  9. Priscilla Renea Prepares 'Jukebox' Debut

    October 16, 2009 4:25 PM EDT The saying goes: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. With over 50 fans posting videos of themselves singing along to singer/songwriter Priscilla Renea's original tracks on Youtube, the newcomer already knows the feeling. It all started in Vero Beach, Florida, where Renea would…

  10. Three Tracks From Upcoming Lebron James Movie Hit Charts

    September 03, 2009 2:47 PM EDT "More Than A Game" the Lebron James documentary directed by Kristopher Belman for Lionsgate and Harvey Mason Media, isn't slated to hit theaters until October 2nd but three tracks from the film's soundtrack are already making moves up the Billboard charts. Ester Dean'…

  11. Los Lonely Boys To Release '1969' Tribute EP

    August 25, 2009 12:40 PM EDT It was well before any of the three Garza brothers was born, but the magical music year of 1969 still contained "a lot of music we learned over the years and really influenced us," according to Los Lonely Boys bassist JoJo Garza. So the Texas trio is paying "tribute" to…

  12. Mariah Carey, Usher Announce New Album Titles

    May 21, 2009 4:25 PM EDT In separate announcements yesterday (May 20), both Mariah Carey and Usher announced the titles of their forthcoming albums. Carey, who maintains an active presence on Twitter and has over 400,000 followers, made the announcement in a mid-day tweet. "Bcuz I Love U, I want u to be the…

  13. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combined Billboard Hot 100 entries, it was Kris…

  14. May 10, 2009

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rocker Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 2003 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “American Life,” Madonna. 1999 – Artist/author/songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, is found dead in Key West, Fla. 1994 – Weezer releases its debut, the self-titled “blue” album. 1991 –…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, w 2006 - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV…

  18. Chart Beat Chat: No. 1 Jumps, Rihanna, Kenny Chesney

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the biggest movers before 2000, Rihanna, Kenny Chesney and more! THIS QUESTION IS SO LAST CENTURY Dear Fred, As an "American Top 40" listener back in the '70s and '80s, I hope you'll answer this question: Now that "Live Your Life"…

  19. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. Janet Jackson presented her music…

  20. Lonely No More

    June 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Lonely Boys are hoping its forthcoming album "Forgiven," out this week on Epic, "gets people back on the train with Los Lonely Boys," according to bassist JoJo Garza. Los Lonely Boys are hoping its forthcoming album "Forgiven," out this week on Epic, "…

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