1. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  2. Powter's 'Day' Reigns Again On Singles Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. introduction continues, as the single "Bad Day" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 for a second fra Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. introduction continues, as the single "…

  3. Good 'Day': Powter Powers To Hot 100 No. 1

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, sending Sean Paul's "Temperature" to No. 2 after only one week. "Bad Day" also remains atop the Hot Digital Son Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one…

  4. Paul's 'Temperature' Rises To The Top

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sean Paul's "Temperature" moves up one rung to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Ne-Yo's "So Sick," which falls to No. 3. Pearl Jam scores the Hot Sean Paul's "Temperature" moves up one rung to…

  5. Bedingfield Pacts With Xbox Live

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premiered last night (March 16) on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premiered last…

  6. Ne-Yo Extends Chart Domination With 'So Sick'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo's "So Sick" holds onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts. Behind him on the Hot 100, Sean Paul's "Tempe Ne-Yo's "So Sick" holds onto the No. 1 spot on the…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] serious letter a few weeks ago. I'm…

  8. 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…

  9. 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 …

  10. No Budging Beyoncé From Hot 100 No. 1

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug registers at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth straight week. The cut also sticks to No. 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but falls 2-7 o Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug registers at No. 1 on…

  11. Beyoncé Begins Third Week At No. 1

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a third week and remains No. 2 on the Hot Digital So Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug holds tight at No. 1 on…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He had two debuts last week (at No. 86 and No.…

  13. Beyoncé Still No. 1, 'High School' Breaks Record

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, but the star this week is the "High School Musical" soundtrack, which spawns several Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its…

  14. Chart Beat

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The rewriting of chart history by "High School Musical" is tackled in this week's column, as is news on John Corbett, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, James Blunt and Natasha Bedingfield. 'FREE' THROW: Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens are actors, so it's likely…

  15. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises…

  16. Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs Lead Brit Award Nominations

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to be held Feb. 15 at London's Earl's Court. With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to…

  17. This Day In Music

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is arrested on suspicion of refusing to follow police officers' orders to leave a nightclub after a fight breaks out. The youngest of the five-member pop group at age 2004 - Daniel Bedingfield is injured in a car crash in Whangerei, New Zealand. The 24…

  18. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  19. Ask Billboard

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Mariah Carey, Natasha Bedingfield and Bananarama. MERRY MARIAH Hi Keith! I read your column weekly and I know that Mariah Carey and her record sales are almost a weekly question -- and this week is no exception. I noticed that her "Merry Christmas…

  20. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

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