1. Marc Anthony, Toby Keith, Drake, Coldplay Score Landmark No. 1s

    October 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Four superstar acts add impressive milestones to their already distinguished careers with new No. 1s on Nielsen BDS-based Billboard airplay charts this week. Marc Anthony Anthony collects his 20th No. 1 on Tropical Songs, as "Rain Over Me," on which he's featured, rises 4-1.…

  2. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone comes just over a month after the rapper's…

  3. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Fabolous, Leighton Meester

    August 06, 2009 5:41 PM EDT JACKSON'S FIVE: In any other week, Fabolous' debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 would be pretty big news (and hey, it still is!), but this week, Michael Jackson remains the King of Pop Charts. As his 2003 hit set "Number Ones" spends a fifth week as the U.S.' top…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which premieres a month later on the music channel. 2006 - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an…

  5. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in This Club" (LaFace) by Usher featuring…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which premieres a month later on the music channel. 2006 - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an…

  7. Chart Beat

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Timbaland, Timberlake, Linkin Park and more! 'GIVE' UP: After spending eight weeks in the lower regions of The Billboard Hot 100, "Give It to Me" (Mosley/Blackground) by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake breaks into the top 40 - by…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Latin jazz legend Tito Puente dies on the operating table of a New York hospital as a result of complications following 12 hours of open-heart surgery. He is 77.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson and chart records with readers. 'MEET' THE SUPREME Hi Fred, I am a huge Diana Ross fan. In the [Nov. 3] "Chart Beat" column you said that Diana last appeared on a Billboard singles chart in 1996 with "Voice of the Heart" …

  10. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2001 - The first live…

  11. Justin, Beyoncé, Coldplay Lead VMA Winners

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay emerged as the top winners at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), held tonight (Aug. 28) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The artists tied with thr Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay emerged as the top winners at the 2003 MTV Video…

  12. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, handed out Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall: Best video of the year: "Work It," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Best male video: "Cry Me a River," Justin…

  13. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best Video Of The Year 50 Cent, "In Da Club" Johnny Cash, "Hurt" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work…

  14. Floetry, Badu Lead Lady Of Soul Nominations

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, to be handed out Aug. 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Erykah Badu, Heather Headley and With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady…

  15. Madonna To Star In Gap's Fall Ad Campaign

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will be the new face for clothing retailer the Gap's multimillion-dollar fall ad campaign. A Gap spokesperson gave few details, other than to say the campaign kicks off July 28 and also featur Madonna will be the new face for clothing retailer the Gap's multimillion-dollar…

  16. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 14-20, 2003. The middle of July is always significant for one thing: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game! It's something you can count on, and American tradition. It's like Mom, apple pie and, well,…

  17. After the Storm

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In this business, not many artists get a second chance. In this business, not many artists get a second chance. So when singles from Monica's then-titled J Records debut, All Eyez on Me, did not click at radio, things looked dismal indeed for the artist. But the Atlanta native went back…

  18. 50 Cent, B2K Top 2003 BET Awards

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak T 50 Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET…

  19. 2003 BET Awards Winners

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Below is a list of the winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Best group: B2K Best male…

  20. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Lil' Kim, Jewel, Ashanti, Audioslave, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken. 'STICK' UP: Lil' Kim has the biggest hit of her career where she is the lead artist. Her collaboration with Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Pink, a remake of…

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