1. Billboard Bits: Essence Festival, Maroon 5, Sinead O'Connor

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and comedian Steve Harvey have been added to the main stage bill of this year's Essence Music Festival, to be held Jul Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin…

  2. Fergie Scores Second 'Glamorous' Week At No. 1

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's "Glamorous" rules the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 for a second week straight. The track fends off Mims' previous chart-topper "This Is Why I'm Hot," which remains at No. 2 for a second week. A Fergie's "Glamorous" rules the Billboard…

  3. Robin Thicke, Wife Team For Urban Drama

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping R&B artist Robin Thicke is in negotiations to write his first film score for the urban drama "This Wednesday," with wife Paula Patton attached to star as a female pimp. Chart-topping R&B artist Robin Thicke is in negotiations to write his first film score for…

  4. Fergie Gets 'Glamorous' Atop Hot 100

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of …

  5. Notorious B.I.G. 'Great' Again On The Billboard 200

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits," bows at No. 1, selling 99,0 For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard…

  6. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedder, Keith Richards, Jay-Z, Velvet Revolver,…

  7. Hudson, Beyonce Star At Soul Train Awards

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. The presentation of the 2007 Sammy Davis Jr. Award for…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2007 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…

  9. Mims Remains 'Hot' At No. 1, Akon Stays Close

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a week after rocketing 32-1 on the chart. The song also inches up 4-3 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, which is Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second…

  10. Daughtry Flip-Flops With Jones, Reclaims No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another week where no album sold more than 100,000 copies, Daughtry's self-titled RCA debut flip-flops with Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note) to reclaim the No. 1 position on The Billboar In yet another week where no album sold more than 100,000 copies,…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 05, 2007 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…

  12. Thicke Penning New Songs As Current Set Sizzles

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Robin Thicke says he's "already got half of a brand new album ready to go." But the one he's got out now is too hot to stop. Both his sophomore album, "The Evolution of Robin Thicke," and its latest s Robin Thicke says he's "already got half of a brand…

  13. Mims Puts The 'Hot' In The Hot 100 At No. 1

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST "This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims rockets up the Billboard Hot 100 32-1, the third largest leap in the chart's history and the first No. 1 single for Capitol Records since 1992. The track also bows atop t "This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims rockets up the Billboard…

  14. Norah Stays Tight At No. 1 Amidst Slow Sales Week

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" crowns The Billboard 200 for a third, non-consecutive week. The Blue Note effort slid 53% in sales, moving 100,000 copies in the In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too…

  15. Ask Billboard

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Beck, Belinda Carlisle and the death of the CD. Editor's Note: If you emailed a question to Ask Billboard in the past week (or two!), it's likely we never received it due to an evil email snafu. Please resubmit your question. "…

  16. Timberlake Scores Third Hot 100 No. 1 From 'FutureSex'

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake scores his third No. 1 hit from the Jive album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" this week as "What Goes Around, Comes Around" zooms 8-1 in its 11th week on the Hot 100. The cut also enjoyed a Justin Timberlake scores his third No. 1 hit from the Jive album "…

  17. Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" tops The Billboard 200 for a second time. The Blue Note effort crowned the list when it debuted two weeks In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah…

  18. Furtado's 'Say It Right' Bests Beyonce On Hot 100

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" ends the 10-week reign of Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with a 2-1 climb. It's Furtado's second No. 1 from her album "Loose," following "Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado's "Say It…

  19. Fall Out Boy Hits 'High' Note With No. 1 Debut

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST With its new single firmly planted near the top of the Billboard Hot 100, pop/rock outfit Fall Out Boy scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Island set "Infinity on High." The album sol With its new single firmly planted near the top of the Billboard Hot 100, pop/rock…

  20. Better 'Late' Than Never: Jones Debuts At No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence from The Billboard 200, Norah Jones earns her third No. 1 on the chart with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note), which sold 405,000 first-week copies in the United States, according After a three-year absence from The Billboard 200, Norah Jones earns her third No.…

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