1. Ask Billboard

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on parental advisory stickers, singles sales and digital download retailers. STICKERS? WE DON'T GIVE A FUNK Hi Keith! I've noticed the new Maroon 5 album does not bear a "parental advisory" sticker. A bit of a shock to me, as the…

  2. Chart Beat

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Enrique Iglesias, Snow Patrol and more! SEPTEMBER TO MAY ROMANCE: Does September of last year seem like a long time ago? In chart terms, it's almost an eternity. But for those of you who can recall last fall, the week of Sept. 16, 2006 was when Carrie…

  3. Maroon 5 Flip-Flops With T-Pain To Rule Hot 100

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After being dethroned last week by T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to rebound to the top since M After being dethroned last week by T-Pain's …

  4. 21OnTV

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for May 21-27, 2007. MONDAY, May 21 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Jesus & Mary Chain (also scheduled: Rudolph Giuliani). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5 (also scheduled: Simon…

  5. Rihanna, Linkin Park Take Control Of U.K. Charts

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There were new entries at No. 1 on both the U.K. singles and album charts published yesterday (May 20). "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z went straight to the top of the singles survey, There were new entries at No. 1 on both the U.K. singles and album charts published…

  6. Sophomore Jump

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5 sure knows how to make an entrance. Or in this case, a re-entrance. More than two years after its last single appeared, the band has returned with an out-of-the-gate smash, "Makes Me Wonder," Maroon 5 sure knows how to make an entrance. Or in this case, a re-entrance. More…

  7. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5 makes a grand re-entrance with a smash Hot 100 hit and a new album, Ozzy Osbourne gets down the business with his first new release since 2001, Erasure returns to synth-pop and Fiction Plane The second Beggars Banquet album from New York indie rock outfit the National, "Boxer,…

  8. 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…

  9. Melinda Doolittle Voted Off 'American Idol'

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Most observers thought she was a lock to go on to the "American Idol" finale, but Melinda Doolittle was eliminated last night (May 16). Most observers thought she was a lock to go on to the "American Idol" finale, but Melinda Doolittle was eliminated last night (May 16).…

  10. T. Pain Tastes Hot 100 Glory With 'Drank'

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" climbs 3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to earn the Florida native his first chart-topper there. The cut is the chart's greatest airplay gainer for a seventh str T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')"…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI&…

  12. McFly, Arctic Monkeys Rule U.K. Charts

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Boy band McFly's collection of U.K. No. 1 singles expanded yesterday (May 13) to seven, over a period of just over three years. Their cover of Jellyfish's 1991 minor chart entry, "Baby's Coming Back," Boy band McFly's collection of U.K. No. 1 singles expanded…

  13. Maroon 5 Fends Off Ne-Yo, T-Pain To Remain No. 1

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After setting a chart record with a 64-1 jump last week, Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" remains No. 1 for a second stanza on the Billboard Hot 100. But it has strong competition in the form of Ne-Yo's " After setting a chart record with a 64-1 jump last week, Maroon 5&…

  14. 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'…

  15. Billboard Bits: Maroon 5, Linda Thompson, Rhapsody/Dischord

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In advance of a longer tour later this year, Maroon 5 will hit six small venues in the coming weeks in support of its new album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." The trek will begin May 30 at Axis in B In advance of a longer tour later this year, Maroon 5 will hit six small…

  16. Chart Beat

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Neil Sedaka and more! THE 'WONDER' YEAR: Maroon 5 will never forget 2007, the year the group achieved its first No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Nor will the members of the band ever forget how they achieved their first chart-topper: by breaking the…

  17. Maroon 5 Makes 'Wondrous' Jump To Lead Hot 100

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the largest jump to No. 1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, Maroon 5 scores its first chart-topper as "Makes Me Wonder" soars 64-1. The move was fueled by digital sales of 243,500 download With the largest jump to No. 1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, Maroon 5…

  18. Timbaland Soars To No. 1 After Sales Explosion

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake explodes 42-1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to sales of 248,000 digital downloads. This is the second biggest leap Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin…

  19. Babies, Soulmates Inspire New Bedingfield CD

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop vocalist Natasha Bedingfield will return in August with her second Epic album, "N.B." The set, which is due next week internationally, is led by first single "I Wanna Have Your Babies." That U.K. pop vocalist Natasha Bedingfield will return in August with her…

  20. Billboard Bits: Essence Festival, Maroon 5, Sinead O'Connor

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and comedian Steve Harvey have been added to the main stage bill of this year's Essence Music Festival, to be held Jul Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin…

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