1. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He had two debuts last week (at No. 86 and No.…

  2. Chart Beat

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly returns to the top of the Hot 100 for a fourth time, Carrie Underwood notches a pair of country No. 1s and new Billboard charts are among this week's topics. 'GRILLZ' GONE WILD: A surprise 5-1 move carries Nelly to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. "Grillz" …

  3. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley Locke's seasonal "Up on the…

  4. Adkins Nabs Morgan, Gracin For 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins has announced his plans for the 2006 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk tour, which kicks off in January. Trace Adkins has announced his plans for the 2006 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk tour, which kicks off early in the New Year. Tapping Craig Morgan and Josh Gracin as trading openers, the tour…

  5. Chart Beat

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna ties a Presley record and Strait moves up the country list, plus Bon Jovi and Carrie Underwood. 'HUNG' UP: By moving up 14-7 on The Billboard Hot 100, Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Bros.) generates a great deal of chart news this week. The most important feat is…

  6. Chart Beat

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx Helps Keith Urban To Another No. 1, Young Jeezy Reaches The R&B/Hip-Hop Summit, Garth Brooks Returns To The Charts & Much URBAN DEVELOPMENT: The 2-1 move of Keith Urban's "Better Life" (Capitol) on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart gives composer…

  7. Brickman Salutes 'Disney Songbook'

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adult contemporary staple Jim Brickman has recorded songs associated with classic Disney films for his next album, "The Disney Songbook." Adult contemporary staple Jim Brickman has recorded songs associated with classic Disney films for his next album, "The Disney Songbook.…

  8. CHART BEAT

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Gretchen Wilson, Bellamy Brothers, Josh Gracin, Babyface, Natasha Bedingfield, Sugarland, the Rolling Stones and more. DOUBLE DIGITS: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) is on top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  9. Carey's 'Together' Continues Chart Domination

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has now spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the most for any single that has topped the chart this calendar year. The title is also No. 1 on the Hot R Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has now spent 10 weeks at…

  10. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  11. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  12. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  13. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after an absence of almost 22 years. "Rock…

  14. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  15. Ask Billboard

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers reader questions about "American Idol," Broadway soundtracks and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Hi Keith, My hubby and I are huge "American Idol" fans. Can you tell us what "American Idol" singer (not necessarily winner) has the highest…

  16. Billboard Bits: CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour A host of top acts will perform as part of the CMA Music Festival 's nightly concert series at the Nashville Coliseum this summer. On board for the June 9-12 series are Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zant and Sugarland,…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles market. I still can't figure out why they…

  18. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAY," CRAIG MORGAN 2. "Baby Girl," Sugarland 3. "Anything But Mine," Kenny Chesney 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts Issue date:…

  19. 50 Cent's 'Candy' Continues Chart Domination

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The cut also notches a second No. 1 week on the Hot 100 Air Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the…

  20. 2005 CMT Music Awards Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST CMT Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Music Awards, to be presented April 11 in Nashville. CMT MUSIC AWARDS VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Big & Rich - "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)" Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby" Gretchen…

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