1. Ne-Yo Completes Chart Takeover With 'So Sick'

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, just as the singer/songwriter's Def Jam album, "In My Own Words," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 20 Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture…

  2. Blunt Leapfrogs Beyoncé To Claim No. 1

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The U.K. singer/songwriter thus becomes the first British artist to reach No. After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's …

  3. Chart Beat

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Solo Beyoncé bests her Destiny's Child No. 1 quota, plus inside the stats of Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Dion DiMucci and Mary J. Blige. PICKING UP THE 'CHECK': With "Check On It" (Columbia) advancing to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, Beyoncé…

  4. Bun B Collaborates With Beyonce, Snoop

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST With his latest Rap-a-Lot 4 Life/Asylum album, "Trill," having scored a No. 6 debut on The Billboard 200 this fall, Houston rapper Bun B will remain visible in the coming months with a host of high-pr With his latest Rap-a-Lot 4 Life/Asylum album, "Trill," having scored a…

  5. Houston Rap Pioneer Pimp C Up For Parole

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pimp C, the Houston rap legend who teamed with Bun B in the influential UGK, has been recommended for parole from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Terrell Unit, where he has been serving tim Pimp C, the Houston rap legend who teamed with Bun B in the influential UGK, has been…

  6. Hip-Hop Heavyweights

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge." Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The…

  7. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  8. TunesOnTV

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 10-16, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 10 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Goo Goo Dolls. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: George Huff (also scheduled: Denis Leary). "Total Request…

  9. HOT RINGTONES

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "GOLD DIGGER," KANYE WEST FEATURING JAMIE FOXX 2. "Shake It Off," Mariah Carey 3. "Let Me Hold You," Bow Wow Featuring Omarion 4. "Back Then," Mike Jones 5. "Don't Cha," Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta…

  10. Chamillionaire Plots His 'Revenge'

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just as one-time colleague Paul Wall debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his latest album, "The Peoples Champ," Houston-based rapper Chamillionaire is plotting his own explosion into the mainstr Just as one-time colleague Paul Wall debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his…

  11. Billboard Bits: Luckett, DKs, 'Rings'

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on LeToya Luckett, the Dead Kennedys, and 'The Lord of the Rings.' Longtime fans of Destiny's Child can look forward to a February 2006 release from LeToya Luckett on Capitol Records. The long-anticipated album by Luckett, who was in the group from 1993 to 1999, will be…

  12. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid-Nite Hour" is led by the singles "…

  13. TunesOnTV

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 15-21, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brad Paisley. "TRL," MTV Featured artist: Mario, Backstreet Boys. "Access Granted: Scream Tour IV," BET…

  14. HOT RINGTONES

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "WE BELONG TOGETHER," MARIAH CAREY 2. "Back Then," Mike Jones 3. "Just A Lil' Bit," 50 Cent 4. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang Twins 5. "Don't Cha," The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes…

  15. Mariah's 'Together' Holds Off 'Replay' Charge

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again this week. The cut, which has held the post for Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna,…

  16. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from teenage rapper Bow Wow, "Wanted" (Columbia). Modern rock act the All-American Rejects' "Move Along" (Interscope). An album of instrumentals from veteran artist/producer Daniel…

  17. 'Mimi' Returns Mariah To Multi-Platinum

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Less than three months after its release, "The Emancipation of Mimi" has returned Mariah Carey to a territory she once inhabited with remarkable regularity: the land of multi-platinum albums. Less than three months after its release, "The Emancipation of Mimi" has returned…

  18. Mariah Still No. 1 As 'Idols' Fade

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row, and a sixth overall. The cut also returns to No. 1 on the Pop 100 chart, replacing Bo Bice's version of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on…

  19. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best…

  20. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ying Yang Twins 'Whisper' Not Not many rappers can boast of whispering their way up the charts, yet that is exactly what Ying Yang Twins are doing. Their latest single, "Wait (The Whisper Song)," peaked at No. 2 on billboard.com's Hot Rap Tracks chart. Members D-Roc…

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