1. Ask Billboard

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Christmas tunes, Christmas albums and Olivia Newton-John. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHART-MAS Hi Keith and Happy Holidays! My…

  2. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accomplished what Alicia Keys achieves this week.…

  3. Chart Beat

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses the Chipmunks, The Bee Gees, Taylor Swift and more! NOTABLE RETURN: Al Bennett was at Dot Records before he was named president of the Liberty label. From there, he went on to found the Cream imprint. But he's probably best known for lending his (full) name, along with…

  4. Ask Billboard

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Mariah Carey, Kimberly Locke, retail exclusive albums and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . CHART STOPPER Keith, There has been a lot of news about how retail…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "Petit Papa Noël," non-debut BB200 No. 1s, duets and more! JOYEUX 'NOEL' Hello Fred! It's a nice surprise to learn that "Noel" ("Christmas" in French) by Josh Groban is No. 1 this week. As a French [citizen] I'm very proud that…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his S 2006 - Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in…

  7. Chart Beat

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses T-Pain, Jay-Z, Spice Girls and more! PAIN FULL: A 64-6 leap for "Low" (Poe Boy/Atlantic) by Flo Rida and featured artist T-Pain and the continued presence of singles by Chris Brown, Kanye West and Baby Bash give T-Pain four titles in the top 10 of The Billboard Hot…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the Sugababes, personal charts, T-Pain and more! RISE OF THE SUGABABES Hi, Fred. Knowing your love of Europop, I figured you must be a fan of the Sugababes, who achieved their sixth U.K. No. 1 single with "About You Now," an amazing song! My question is…

  9. k.d. lang Eyeing February For Next Album

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans who have waited since 2000 for new material from k.d. lang will find relief this winter, when the singer/songwriter releases the album "Watershed." Due Feb. 5 via Nonesuch, the 11-song set was pr Fans who have waited since 2000 for new material from k.d. lang will find relief…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newc 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black…

  11. Scorsese To Direct George Harrison Documentary

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having already helmed films on Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Martin Scorsese is now turning his attention to the so-called "quiet Beatle." Scorsese will direct a documentary on George Harrison, wh Having already helmed films on Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Martin Scorsese…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his dapper dressing style and his iconic videos in the 1980s for songs like "Addicted to Love," dies. He is 54. Palmer, who had lived in Switzerland 2003 - British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his dapper dressing style and…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North American tour with a miss in Albuquerque, N.M., so that she can be by her ailing mother's side. 2003 - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins postponing her North American tour with a miss in Albuquerque, N.M.,…

  15. Billboard Bits: k.d. lang, Hot Chip/Kraftwerk, Heart

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social networking -- celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. To help with the festivities, singer k.d. lang will perfo Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the Eminem/50 Cent Anger Management tour crashes into two tractor-trailers on I-70 near Odessa, Miss. Among the injured are rapper Stat Qu 2005 - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the Eminem/50 Cent Anger…

  17. Anastasio Throws Fans An Instrumental 'Curve'

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio takes an instrumental detour on his next album, "The Horseshoe Curve," due July 24 via his own Rubber Jungle label. Trey Anastasio takes an instrumental detour on his next album, "The Horseshoe Curve," due July 24 via his own Rubber Jungle label. The eight…

  18. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Morrissey,…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

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