1. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. AIN'T…

  2. Chart Beat: Rascal Flatts, Seal, Eminem

    April 15, 2009 12:13 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  3. John Lennon Biopic Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

    March 16, 2009 4:32 PM EDT The Weinstein Co. has acquired a host of rights for "Nowhere Boy," the story of John Lennon's tumultuous childhood. The company has secured U.S., Latin American and German rights from producer Ecosse Films. "Boy," with its titular allusion to Beatles song "…

  4. R.E.M. Surprises At Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2009 9:46 AM EDT R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last night (March 11) at Carnegie Hall. The band was being honored with a tribute show that boasted 20 different performers interpreting R.E.M.’s vast catalog. Stipe was humbled by the depth and range of the evening, and proceeded to play “E-Bow The Letter”…

  5. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, 'At Last,' Coldplay

    January 29, 2009 5:49 PM EST THIS IS YOUR 'LIFE': For the second time in her career, Kelly Clarkson sets the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on the Hot 100. This week she does it with a 97-1 bound for "My Life Would Suck Without You" (RCA), narrowly surpassing the 96-1 jump Britney Spears'…

  6. Chart Beat: Madonna, Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce

    December 29, 2008 11:42 AM EST <img width="1" height="1" src="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/images/spacer.gif" alt="" />A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat column will return the week of January 5, 2009 after a brief break to brin FREQUENT FLYER 'MILES': When Madonna…

  7. Chart Beat Chat: Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry, Jill Sobule, ABBA, Madonna

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry and Jill Sobule, the year-end singles charts, ABBA and more! I'M SO GLAD WE HAD THIS TIME TOGETHER Hi, Fred. I love Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat. Your knowledge of and interest in music extends far beyond a single genre, which I…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female U.K. act to hit No. 1 with a debut single (…

  9. Chart Beat

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Leona Lewis, American 'Idols,' Rick Ross and more! HIGHER 'LOVE': A 21-8 leap on The Billboard Hot 100 sends newcomer Leona Lewis into the top 10 and into chart history as one of the most successful debuting U.K. solo female artists of the rock era. "…

  10. 'Once,' 'Atonement' Triumph In Music Oscars

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and Dario Marianelli won the Oscar for original score for "Atonement" at the 80th Academy Awards last night in Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for …

  11. And The Best Original Song Oscar Nominees Are...

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com takes a look at -- and listens to -- the 2008 nominees for the best original song Oscar: songs from "Enchanted," "Once" and "August Rush." With the 13-week writers' strike settled and the Academy Awards ceremony set to go on in the usual star…

  12. McGraw, Yoakam Teaming For Xmas Film

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jon Favreau and country music stars Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam are hoppin' in the saddle with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn for New Line Cinema's romantic comedy "Four Christmases." Jon Favreau and country music stars Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam are hoppin' in…

  13. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer from Barbados her seventh chart-topper on this…

  14. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld). "The Tonight Show with…

  15. Hudson Set For 'Sex In The City' Film

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City: The Movie," which begins filming next week in New York. Hudson will play the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carri Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City:…

  16. Tunes On TV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 3 - 9. MONDAY, Sept. 3 "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured artist(s): The Cribs. "Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow," HBO Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  17. 'Monster Mash' Singer Pickett Dies At 69

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff impression propelled the Halloween anthem "Monster Mash" to the top of the charts in 1962, making him one of pop music's most enduring one-hit wonder Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff…

  18. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas, Feist, Mice Parade

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will perform tomorrow night (Feb. 8) at the third annual Peapod Foundation Benefit at Hollywood club Avalon. Mary The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will…

  19. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy (also scheduled: Dr. Phil McGraw). "The…

  20. Billboard Bits: Springsteen Tribute, Grammys, 'Xanadu'

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at New York's Carnegie Hall celebrating the music of Bruce Springsteen. Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at…

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