1. Beyonce Wins Big At MTV EMAs In Berlin

    November 06, 2009 8:04 AM EST Beyonce won a hat-trick of awards at the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at Berlin's O2 World Arena, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The ceremony was also notable for a third MTV EMAs honor for German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel - the band also won…

  2. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 2001

    August 18, 2009 6:09 PM EDT ROO-KEYS OF THE YEAR: One of pop and R&B/hip-hop's leading ladies was just beginning her dominance eight years ago this week, as Alicia Keys stormed 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut track, "Fallin'." The song simultaneously lifted 2-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop…

  3. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Jeremih, Beyonce

    May 20, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 'BOOM' CRASHES NO. 1: When an act takes over the top of two of Billboard's airplay charts in the same week, especially a pair as popular as Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic, a true multi-format smash has arrived. Such is the case with the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow…

  4. Chart Beat: Black Eyed Peas, Hello Goodbye, Keith Urban

    April 09, 2009 1:10 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. PEAS POWER…

  5. Chart Beat: Pink, George Strait, Jamie Foxx

    April 08, 2009 12:37 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. '…

  6. Record Company Sues Lil' Kim Over New Album

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A record company has sued Lil' Kim for $2.5 million, saying the Grammy-winning rapper hasn't delivered all the recordings their contract requires. A record company has sued Lil' Kim for $2.5 million, saying the Grammy-winning rapper hasn't delivered all the recordings…

  7. Chart Beat Chat: Josh Groban, Darius Rucker, Dan Seals And Earl Thomas Conley

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from Darius Rucker, Dan Seals/Earl Thomas Conley, album charts, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week. I am always astonished at how many other people out there are as caught up with the charts as I…

  8. Chart Beat

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Joan Baez, Cliff Richard, Pink and more! GOT A JOANS FOR YOU: It's been 29 years and two weeks since Joan Baez appeared on the Billboard album chart, but her long hiatus is over, thanks to the debut of "Day After Tomorrow" (Razor & Tie) at…

  9. Pink Notches First Solo Hot 100 No. 1

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink scores her first solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "So What," thanks to digital sales of 253,000 units. The artist previously topped the chart via a 2001 remake of Labelle's "Lad Pink scores her first solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with…

  10. Chart Beat Chat: Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson and Josh Groban

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week and am always astonished at how many other people out there are as caught up with the charts as I have been since I got my…

  11. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

  12. Target Scores Aguilera Hits Album Exclusive

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Target and Target.com will be the sole retailers to carry Christina Aguilera's first greatest hits collection, "Keeps Gettin' Better -- A Decade of Hits," due Nov. 11 via RCA. Target and Target.com will be the sole retailers to carry Christina Aguilera's first…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from the skimpy getups of her past. 2006 - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from…

  14. Chart Beat: Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Glen Campbell, Metallica

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Pink and more! URBAN RENEWAL: Like the Beatles owning the top five songs on The Billboard Hot 100, this is a record that will be difficult, if not impossible, to ever break. The latest hit by Keith Urban has taken the longest time…

  15. Man Charged In Beating Death At Lil' Kim Party

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A New York nightclub worker has confessed to beating a woman to death during a Sunday night birthday celebration for rapper Lil' Kim, the police commissioner said. A New York nightclub worker has confessed to beating a woman to death during a Sunday night birthday celebration for rapper…

  16. Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim Sued Over Undelivered Books

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A New York publisher is suing Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim, saying they were paid advances for books they never delivered. A New York publisher is suing Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim, saying they were paid advances for books they never delivered. Simon & Schuster Inc. says Brown was paid …

  17. Labelle Sets Date For Reunion Album

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B trio Labelle is hitting the studio for a reunion album to be produced by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and Lenny Kravitz. The as-yet-untitled set, the group first since 1976's "Chameleon," is d R&B trio Labelle is hitting the studio for a reunion album to be produced…

  18. Chart Beat

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Flo Rida's "Elevator," Ray Davies, Paula Abdul and more! GOING UP, PLEASE: "Elevator" by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland takes a 100-28 ride on The Billboard Hot 100, the fastest rise from the anchor position since the week of Feb. 11, 2006, when the "…

  19. Lil' Kim Parts Ways With Atlantic

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil' Kim has left Atlantic Records and intends to release her upcoming as-yet-untitled album independently. Rapper Lil' Kim has left Atlantic Records and intends to release her upcoming as-yet-untitled album independently. On DJ Kay Slay's Sirius Satellite Radio show …

  20. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accomplished what Alicia Keys achieves this week.…

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