1. Chart Beat Chat

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Leona Lewis, artist's nationalities, Spice Girls and more! LOVING LEONA Hi Fred, I wrote to you back in February regarding Leona Lewis and her new single "Bleeding Love." I asked how she was progressing on the Billboard charts. I see that "…

  2. 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. "…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song Academy Award at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Drawn from the film "Hustle & Flow," the group's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pi 2006 - In an upset, Three 6 Mafia takes home the best original song…

  5. Ask Billboard

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on John Lennon's "Double Fantasy," Paula Abdul, Foreigner and more! FANTANSY WORLD Dear Keith, Here's a weird question about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album. How much do you think it cost when it first…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.,…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Mandy Moore, Benji Madden Join Ben Lee Album

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee is at work on his next album, "Ripe," due in September via New West. Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee is at work on his next album, "Ripe," due in September via New West. Mandy Moore guests on the track "Birds and Bees,"…

  20. 15onTV

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 9 - April 15, 2007. MONDAY, April 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae, Leah Rimini. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kevin Eubanks. "Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

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