1. Chart Beat Chat: Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Estelle, Kid Rock, Tami Chynn, Coldplay and more! 'BOY' OVERBOARD Dear Fred, Nowadays we are accustomed to seeing songs immediately peak high on The Billboard Hot 100 with the sudden availability of digital downloads, then fall down with a thud the…

  2. Female Stars Team For Cancer Charity Tune

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What would it sound like if 15 of the hottest female singers joined voices? The answer will be revealed Sept. 2. That's when "Just Stand Up" hits airwaves and iTunes. The song features Mariah Carey, B What would it sound like if 15 of the hottest female singers joined voices?…

  3. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British singer Helen Shapiro? I have only recently…

  4. Keane, Ash Covers Enrich Lennox's 'Collection'

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT xA busy schedule as an HIV/AIDS activist sent Annie Lennox looking to outside material for the pair of new songs that will be part of "The Annie Lennox Collection" next month. A busy schedule as an HIV/AIDS activist sent Annie Lennox looking to outside material for the pair of new…

  5. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the longest consecutive run at No. 1 by solo…

  6. Digital Sales Keep Katy Perry Atop Hot 100

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "I Kissed a Girl." The song sold more than 166,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, staying ahead of Katy Perry remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "…

  7. Katy Perry Starts Fourth Week Atop Hot 100

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" is further cementing itself as one of the biggest songs of the summer, entering a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next closest challengers remain Riha Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" is further cementing itself as…

  8. Katy Perry Still Top 'Girl' On Hot 100

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" starts a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but Rihanna's "Take a Bow" is closing in fast, rising 4-2 in its 13th week on the tally. Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl"…

  9. 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 …

  10. Eleven's Natasha Shneider Dies Of Cancer

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eleven vocalist Natasha Shneider died today (July 2) of cancer. The artist, who was born in Moscow, was 52. Eleven vocalist Natasha Shneider died today (July 2) of cancer. The artist, who was born in Moscow, was 52. Shneider, her husband Alain Johannes and Jack Irons formed Eleven in 1990…

  11. 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…

  12. 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&…

  13. 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…

  14. 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 "…

  15. 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…

  16. Rihanna Overtakes Leona Lewis On Hot 100

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, Rihanna's "Take a Bow" makes a near-record-breaking jump on the Hot 100 this week to overtake Leona Lewis' four-week No. 1, "Bleeding Love." "Take a Bow" soars 53-1 thanks to As tipped here yesterday, Rihanna's "Take…

  17. 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.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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"…

  20. 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. "…

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