1. Groban Ties Elvis With Third Week At No. 1

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the holiday season marching on, Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on The Billboard 200 for a third week straight. With an 8% sales increase, the 143/Reprise set moved 581,000 units in the U.S With the holiday season marching on, Josh Groban's "Noel"…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Nana Mouskouri will receive a platinum…

  3. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean, who could have a longer hiatus than 62…

  4. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  5. McPhee Enrolls For Sorority Flick With Faris

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting debut as a pregnant hippie in an untitled comedy starring Anna Faris. McPhee, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings and comedian "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting…

  6. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Nielsen Soundscan and more! FANTASIA FAN Hi Mr. Bronson, Just wanted to thank you for your kind and supportive words regarding Fantasia Barrino and her career. I've been a big fan of Fantasia ever since her…

  8. Squirrel Nut Zippers Mulling Reunion Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The members of the reunited Squirrel Nut Zippers figure an album of new material is inevitable, if not imminent. The members of the reunited Squirrel Nut Zippers figure an album of new material is inevitable, if not imminent. "We couldn't have (reunited) unless it was creatively…

  9. 'Idol' Alumna McPhee Answers Big-Screen 'Caller'

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is set to make her feature film debut as the star of the indie dark romantic comedy "The Last Caller." The story is described as a coming-of-age tale about a "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is set to make her…

  10. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the Barbadian-born singer takes an even bigger…

  11. Paris Bennett

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paris Bennett says, "Singing is in my blood, and I'm blessed to have it that way." Breaking & Entering: Paris Bennett Paris Bennett says, "Singing is in my blood, and I'm blessed to have it that way." The fifth season American Idol finalist, who grew up in…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, "American Idol," "U" and more! HERE COMES MS. JORDAN Dear Fred: Although I am a chart aficionado, this is the first time I have written. Logging on to iTunes this morning, I see that the producers of "American Idol" have…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - One of the most colorful careers in music comes to a close when pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies in Los Angeles of melanoma. He is 57. 2006 - One of the most colorful careers in music comes to a close when pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies in Los Angeles of melanoma.…

  14. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts. Fifth place finalist Paris Bennett shows…

  15. 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'…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Diane Warren, changing song titles and more. IT'S NOT WHERE YOU FINISH Hi Fred, I saw that Bucky Covington, the eighth-place finalist on season five of "American Idol," debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 this week. It…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Dolittle, Bjork, "Girlfriend" and more! DOLITTLE? DID NOTHING! Fred: Almost as soon as Melinda Dolittle started singing "Trouble Is a Woman" on "American Idol" this week, I asked myself "Did Fred Bronson recommend this…

  19. Hicks Hoping 'Idol' Fans Pick Worthy Winner

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reigning "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks is not worried that his crown might be tarnished by an unworthy successor. Reigning "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks is not worried that his crown might be tarnished by an unworthy successor. Hicks tells Billboard.com he was…

  20. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Pepsi, Z100 Zootopia

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters have re-signed with RCA Records, for which they've recorded since 1999's "There Is Nothing Left To Lose." The group is about to hit the studio with producer Gil Norton, who was previo The Foo Fighters have re-signed with RCA Records, for which they've…

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