1. Katy Perry Fends Off Jonas Bros. Atop Hot 100

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Buoyed by increasing airplay, Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" starts a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. "Girl" is the first song since Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" to simultaneously Buoyed by increasing airplay, Katy Perry's …

  2. Digital Sales Drive Coldplay To Top Of Hot 100

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Viva La Vida," which jumps from No. 2 spurred by digital sales of 246,000 copies. The group's fourth As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  3. Bedingfield To Open New Kids On The Block Tour

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield has been drafted as the opening act for most of New Kids On The Block's upcoming reunion tour. The trek begins Sept. 18-19 in Toronto and runs through Nov. 26 in Los Angeles. Natasha Bedingfield has been drafted as the opening act for most of New Kids On The Block&…

  4. Lil Wayne Continues Hot 100 Dominance

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Lil Wayne begins a fifth week atop the Hot 100 with "Lollipop" featuring Static Major. Five songs from "Tha With his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next…

  5. Lil Wayne Tops Hot 100 Amid 'Idol' Infusion

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne is No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Lollipop," amid the debut of 14 tracks from "American Idol" contestants David Cook (11) and David Archuleta (three). As previously re Lil Wayne is No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "…

  6. Lil Wayne's 'Lollipop' Returns To Hot 100 Peak

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a three-week break, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It's the longest chart-topping hiatus since Usher's "U Got It Bad" went fou After a three-week break, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop…

  7. Madonna Is 'Hot Shot' Of Billboard 200

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna puts the "hot" in Hot Shot Debut this week as the diva scores her seventh Billboard 200 No. 1 with "Hard Candy." Hot Shot Debuts : Madonna puts the "hot" in Hot Shot Debut this week as the diva scores her seventh Billboard 200 No. 1 with "Hard Candy.…

  8. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non…

  9. Brooke White Axed From 'American Idol' Finals

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of attempting to overcome her nerves, "American Idol" finalist Brooke White was eliminated from the show last night. Four contestants live on after each took on the songs of Neil Diamond t After weeks of attempting to overcome her nerves, "American Idol"…

  10. Chart Beat

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Leona Lewis, American 'Idols,' Rick Ross and more! HIGHER 'LOVE': A 21-8 leap on The Billboard Hot 100 sends newcomer Leona Lewis into the top 10 and into chart history as one of the most successful debuting U.K. solo female artists of the rock era. "…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft…

  12. Timbaland Creating Mobile Album For Verizon

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Timbaland's "Shock Value" goes up for five Grammy Awards, the hitmaking hip-hop producer has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless to make the first "mobile album," which will be exclusively avail As Timbaland's "Shock Value" goes up for five Grammy…

  13. Flo Rida Dominating Pop, Digital Charts

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida's "Low" starts a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and is still making noise in a number of other places. On Hot 100 Airplay, the track ends the 14-week run at No. 1 by Flo Rida's "Low" starts a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard…

  14. 'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first…

  15. Fun In The 'Sun'

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album, "Pocketful of Sunshine," is now due this week via Epic. First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album, "Pocketful of Sunshine," is now…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cat Power returns to reinterpretations on her second covers album, Natasha Bedingfield finally makes it Stateside with her sophomore project and MGMT shake things up at Columbia in this week's Hot Pro The Drive-By Truckers' first album without guitarist Jason Isbell, "Brighter…

  17. Bedingfield Album Bumped To January Release

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album has shifted on the Epic release schedule once again. First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, "N.B." is now pegged to arrive Jan. 15. Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album has shifted on the Epic release schedule once again.…

  18. The Billboard Q&A: J.R. Rotem

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the nature of pop songwriting and his place in the music industry. The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the…

  19. Bedingfield Album Set For U.S. Release

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Out since April internationally, Natasha Bedingfield's second album, "N.B.," will be released Dec. 18 in the U.S. via Epic. A new song not on the earlier edition, "Love Like This" featuring labelmate Out since April internationally, Natasha Bedingfield's second…

  20. Ask Billboard

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses Madonna, TLC and Natash Bedingfield. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at [email protected] . LEAKY MADONNA Hi Keith, I am a big Madonna fan, and I keep hearing rumors about the release of her new album sometime in…

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