1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 …

  6. 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…

  7. 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,"…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Madonna & Elvis Presley chart facts, the Eurythmics & more with readers. ELVIS' 36 TOP 10 HITS Fred, In your recent article on Madonna's "Hung Up" single, you incorrectly stated that Elvis Presley had 36 top 10 hits. Elvis had 38 top 10 hits on the…

  9. Brown's 'Run' Begins Third Week At No. 1

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's "Run It" holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 and holds at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where la Chris Brown's "Run It" holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard…

  10. Sony BMG Recalls Copy Protected CDs

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy over software contained on the discs that behaves like spyware. Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy…

  11. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. DID DONNA OR DIDN'T DONNA? Dear Fred, In reference to your article about artists that have held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on The Billboard Hot 100, I vaguely recall Donna Summer doing this same thing with "Bad Girls" and …

  13. CHART BEAT

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Martina McBride, Bow Wow, LaToya London, Natasha Bedingfield and more. BEGGING YOUR PARDON: Martina McBride has the highest new entry on Billboard's Hot Country Songs list, thanks to the No. 53 debut of her latest single. Her 41st song to…

  14. Carey Still No. 1 As 'Together' Goes To 11

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For an 11th non-consecutive time, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" finds itself on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The track also holds at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it has r For an 11th non-consecutive time, Mariah Carey's "We Belong…

  15. Hill's 'Fireflies' Lights Up The Billboard 200

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329,000 copies in the United State Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third…

  16. CHART BEAT

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Gretchen Wilson, Bellamy Brothers, Josh Gracin, Babyface, Natasha Bedingfield, Sugarland, the Rolling Stones and more. DOUBLE DIGITS: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) is on top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  17. Carey's 'Together' Continues Chart Domination

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has now spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the most for any single that has topped the chart this calendar year. The title is also No. 1 on the Hot R Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has now spent 10 weeks at…

  18. Bedingfield Preps Her U.S. Debut

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Natasha Bedingfield says she is ready for her U.S. close-up, she is not kidding. After selling 1.5 million copies of her 2004 debut album, "Unwritten," internationally, according to Sony BMG, she has her eyes set firmly on America.…

  19. HOT PRODUCT

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Faith Hill, Natasha Bedingfield and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Natasha Bedingfield , Faith Hill …

  20. Hot Product

    July 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield 'Written' Again When Natasha Bedingfield says she is ready for her U.S. close-up, she is not kidding. After selling 1.5 million copies of her 2004 debut album, "Unwritten," internationally, according to Sony BMG, she has her eyes set firmly on America.…

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