1. Leona Lewis Regains No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With help from "American Idol," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is back in the No. 1 spot on The Billboard Hot 100. Moving 2-1, the track replaces Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major, which fli With help from "American Idol," Leona…

  2. Lil Wayne Scores First Hot 100 Chart-Topper

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Lil Wayne scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Lollipop," which jumps from No. 2 with the help of 183,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rapper Lil Wayne scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Lollipop,"…

  3. Chart Beat

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Leona Lewis, Ray J, Annie Lennox and more! SPIRITUAL: Leona Lewis' "Spirit" (SyCo/J) floats onto The Billboard 200 at No. 1, the first debut album by a solo British-born artist to enter the chart in pole position. Lewis is only the second British-born solo female…

  4. Chart Shakers

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leona Lewis, Daughtry and Tim McGraw lead the list of the Hot Shot Debuts, Pacesetters and Greatest Gainers on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Leona Lewis sets a new chart record as she takes Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboard 200 , becoming the first new British solo…

  5. Leona Lewis Returns To No. 1 On The Hot 100

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After vacating the top spot last week to Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 jump. Its accompanying album, "Spirit" (Syco/ After vacating the top spot last week to Mariah…

  6. Mariah's 'Body' Remains Atop Hot 100

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off the resurgent "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis, which jumps 4-2. Madonna's "4 Minutes" holds at No. 3 a Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" begins…

  7. Grown And 'Sexy'

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having added another crossover hit to his belt, Ray J declares he's ready to move beyond the playoffs. Having added another crossover hit to his belt, Ray J declares he's ready to move beyond the playoffs. "I tend to start off good and make it to the playoffs," he says…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. phenom Leona Lewis scores big in the States ahead of the release of her debut album, Ray J precedes his next set with a "sexy" single and P.O.D. reunites to rock with an old chum in this week's H A new album from Kim Deal's on-again, off-again band the Breeders, "…

  9. Mariah's Got The 'Touch' With 18th No. 1

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, Mariah Carey scores her 18th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as "Touch My Body" rockets 15-1. Download sales of 286,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to As tipped here yesterday, Mariah Carey scores her 18th No. 1 hit on the Billboard…

  10. Leona Lewis Scores First U.S. No. 1 Hit

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Bleeding Love," which zooms 8-1. She's the first female to take her inaugural Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1…

  11. Usher Still Leads Hot 100 Amid Static Top 7

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 amid a static top 4 that includes Chris Brown's "With You" (No. 2), Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T Usher's "Love in This Club"…

  12. Usher's 'Club' Remains Atop The Hot 100

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy holds tight to the top spot on the Hot 100 for a second week. The track continues to fend off Chris Brown's "With You," which rises 3-2, the same slot Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young…

  13. Chart Beat

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Janet Jackson, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne and more! THE JACKSONS: One Jackson replaces another at the top of The Billboard 200, with Janet Jackson's "Discipline" (Island) giving way to Alan Jackson's "Good Time" (Arista), while another Jackson…

  14. Chart Beat

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Flo Rida's "Elevator," Ray Davies, Paula Abdul and more! GOING UP, PLEASE: "Elevator" by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland takes a 100-28 ride on The Billboard Hot 100, the fastest rise from the anchor position since the week of Feb. 11, 2006, when the "…

  15. Styles P Preps 'Supa' Solo CD, Lox Reunion Disc

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A new solo album and a fresh LOX effort means we'll be hearing a lot from New York rapper Styles P in the near future. A new solo album and a fresh LOX effort means we'll be hearing a lot from New York rapper Styles P in the near future. The MC (real name David Styles) plans to drop…

  16. 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,…

  17. Snoop Dogg Helms 'Big Squeeze' Compilation

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop is credited as a producer on 16 of the 19 songs…

  18. Jerkins-Helmed 'We Are Family' Hitting Stores

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed all-star cover of Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" will be released Feb. 27 on the CD/DVD "We Are Family 2007." Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed all-star cover of Sister Sledge's …

  19. All-Star Katrina Benefit Disc Nearly Ready

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-nominated producer Rodney Jerkins is putting the finished touches on an as-yet-untitled Hurricane Katrina benefit album. The Universal disc is due Aug. 29, the one-year anniversary of the storm Grammy-nominated producer Rodney Jerkins is putting the finished touches on an as-yet…

  20. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artist: Aretha Franklin (also scheduled: Dougray…

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