1. Petey Pablo Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison

    September 27, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Petey Pablo has been sentenced in his hometown of North Carolina to almost three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing a stolen firearm. Rapper Petey Pablo Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge The U.S. Attorney's Office says the 38-year-old rapper was sentenced Monday …

  2. Rapper Petey Pablo Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge

    March 18, 2011 10:44 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Petey Pablo has pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm. The rapper, whose real name is Moses Barrett III, appeared in federal court Wednesday to enter his guilty plea. Federal prosecutors agreed to drop two other charges in a plea agreement. Petey Pablo was arrested…

  3. Petey Pablo Arrested on Gun Charges

    September 11, 2010 7:54 PM EDT Officials say rapper Petey Pablo has been arrested at a North Carolina airport on gun charges. Raleigh-Durham International Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin says 37-year-old Petey Pablo - whose real name is Moses Barrett III - was arrested Saturday morning. He is charged with being a felon…

  4. Chart Beat: Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and more! MERYL: Winning Oscars is all very nice, but now Meryl Streep really has something to brag about. She makes her Hot 100 debut this week, as her take on ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” (Decca) enters at No. 99. While it’s Streep’s first turn on the…

  5. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts. Fifth place finalist Paris Bennett shows…

  6. Beyonce Makes It Ten Weeks At No. 1 With 'Irreplaceable'

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beyonce makes it 10 weeks straight atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Irreplaceable," but faces another strong competitor for the throne in Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" which climbs one spot to a new Beyonce makes it 10 weeks straight atop the Billboard Hot 100 with …

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  8. Ciara, Kelis 'Step Up' For Soundtrack

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in theaters Aug. 11. Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in…

  9. Scarface Rolls With 'Homies' On New CD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the mainstream breakthrough of Houston's hip-hop scene, preeminent Texas rapper Scarface is readying a new album for release next month. In the wake of the mainstream breakthrough of Houston's hip-hop scene, preeminent Texas rapper Scarface is readying a new album for…

  10. Stefani Single Ousts 50 Cent From No. 1

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A 3-1 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. Last week, Stefani's single took over t A 3-1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen…

  11. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  12. Korn, Xzibit Fight The 'Power' On 'XXX'

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" is among the exclusive tracks that will be found on the soundtrack for "XXX: State of the Union." Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power…

  13. Usher, Keys Top Soul Train Awards

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Usher collected four statuettes, and a special honorary award, en route to becoming the top winner at the Soul Train Music Awards. The 19th annual ceremony was staged last night (Feb. 28) at Paramount Usher collected four statuettes, and a special honorary award, en route to becoming the top…

  14. Usher, Ciara Lead 'Soul Train' Nominees

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Usher and Ciara lead the field for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, pulling down five and four nominations, respectively. Ciara's "Goodies" is up for best R&B/soul single, female and best R& Usher and Ciara lead the field for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, pulling…

  15. 19th Annual Soul Train Awards Nominations

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los Angeles to be broadcast in syndication at a later date. Below are the nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fantasia, Mario, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Green Day and Elvis Presley. TO TELL THE 'TRUTH': Last July, third season "American Idol" winner Fantasia peaked at No. 12 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles &…

  17. Ciara Dethrones Elvis On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K. singles chart, there was a surprise on yesterday's (Jan. 23) new survey when RCA's latest Presley re-release, "A Fool Such A After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K.…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year finds "Drop It Like It's Hot"…

  19. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards,…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and airplay monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

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