1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the 'Ray' soundtrack, the Last Poets and Josh Gracin. AT THE MOVIES: The soundtrack to the Ray Charles biopic remains on top of Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart for the 15th non-consecutive week, making "Ray" …

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of at least three major charts: Kelly Clarkson…

  3. 50 Cent Extends Singles Chart Reign

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent holds court on the Billboard singles scene this week as "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia not only extends its time at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third week, but climbs to the pole positio 50 Cent holds court on the Billboard singles scene this week as "Candy…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the O'Jays, Tina Turner, Mario, Buddy Jewell, 'Kidz Bop,' Tori Amos, Omarion, Elvis Presley and more. SENIOR CITIZENS: It's hard to find an artist on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with a…

  5. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  6. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 2. "You're My Better Half," Keith Urban 3. "NOTHIN' TO LOSE," JOSH GRACIN 4. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 5. "That's What I Love About Sunday," Craig…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Olivia, the Game, Los Lonely Boys, Green Day and Josh Gracin. 'CANDY' MAN: 50 Cent earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with "Candy Shop" (Shady/Aftermath). It's the first chart…

  8. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 2. "YOU'RE MY BETTER HALF," KEITH URBAN 3. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Nothin 'Bout Love Makes Sense," LeAnn…

  9. First CMA Music Fest Artists Confirmed

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are among the initial slate of performers set to appear at the 2005 CMA Music Festival. Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are…

  10. Mario's 'Love' Still No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Hot 100 remains suffused with Mario's love as his "Let Me Love You" notches a fourth week at No. 1. The track also spends a fourth week atop Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Ho Billboard's Hot 100 remains suffused with Mario's love as…

  11. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke your Yule log, to boot. On Wednesday, CBS…

  12. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Hoobastank, Bloc Party

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Hoobastank, Bloc Party Mariah Carey, Wynonna and Ashanti are among the artists who will perform on the two-hour special "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," which ABC will air Dec. 25. Stacie Orrico, SheDaisy and former "American Idol" finalists…

  13. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. Below are the finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden…

  14. Billboard Bits: Romeo, Josh Gracin, Wynonna

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Romeo, Josh Gracin, Wynonna As previously tipped here , teenage rapper/actor Romeo will release his third album, "Romeoland," Sept. 21 via No Limit/Koch Records. The album is led by first single "My Cinderella" featuring Tatyana Ali and Nick Cannon. "I talk a…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart) with "Dreams…

  17. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. THE DEBATE CONTINUES Hi Fred, Two weeks ago, singles from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 & No. 2, respectively, with sales of 393…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

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