1. Miley Cyrus on Jingle Ball Backlash: 'I Don't Give a Shit, I'm Not Disney'

    February 04, 2014 12:59 AM EST Miley Cyrus has been under fire for her many stage performances over the past year, but most recently, she was called out for exploiting black dancers and little people at her Jingle Ball performance. Her response? "I don’t give a shit. I'm not Disney." Cyrus' latest…

  2. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  3. Hooked: Nicki Minaj's Vintage W Cover & Lady Gaga Gets 'Bloody' in Harlem

    October 17, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Get Hooked as Nicki Minaj goes classical as Madame de Pompadour on the November cover of W and Lady Gaga is spotted in Harlem in a "bloody" new look for 'Marry The Night' music video. Nicki Minaj Channels Madame de Pompadour in W Nicki Minaj had been quite the magazine…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Eddie Vedder, Kristine W

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT ROCK AND 'ROLLING': By spending a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" is the longest-reigning No. 1 sung by a woman and to have appeared in the top 15 of a Billboard rock chart since another rocking "Roll" song - Joan Jett …

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Heart, Michelle Branch

    September 09, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 'DREAM' SEQUENCE: As previously reported , Katy Perry pockets her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Teenage Dream" rises 2-1. Perry previously led for seven weeks with "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008 and for six weeks with "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop…

  6. Roots Picnic / June 5, 2010 / Philadelphia (Festival Pier at Penn's Landing)

    June 07, 2010 1:30 PM EDT In only its third year, the Roots Picnic has established itself as Philadelphia's premiere outdoor summer festival thanks to a mix-and-match collection of bands and relaxed atmosphere. Although a few aggravating scheduling problems threatened the easygoing vibe, Saturday's show at…

  7. The Power Of Kristine W

    March 02, 2010 11:55 AM EST This week, Kristine W scores her 15th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The Power of Music" ascends 2-1. In the list's history, which dates to 1974, the performer is now tied with Mariah Carey for third-most toppers. Only Madonna (40) and Janet Jackson …

  8. Chart Beat: Madonna, Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce

    December 29, 2008 11:42 AM EST <img width="1" height="1" src="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/images/spacer.gif" alt="" />A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat column will return the week of January 5, 2009 after a brief break to brin FREQUENT FLYER 'MILES': When Madonna…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female U.K. act to hit No. 1 with a debut single (…

  10. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer from Barbados her seventh chart-topper on this…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  12. Chart Beat

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paisley & Parton, the Red Headed Stranger, Kristine W and NIN make chart news. HERE SHE COMES AGAIN: After waiting patiently at No. 2 for two weeks, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton capture the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "When I Get Where I'm Going…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart fans, 'bullets,' his love of Swedish music and a lot more with readers this week. IRAQ (SO FAR AWAY) Was there a watershed moment when the Billboard charts became a fan tool as well as an industry tool? I often read you patiently explain that the charts exist…

  14. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  15. Moby's 'Hotel' Guests Can Enjoy The 'Aural Xanax'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Moby is not one to shy away from alternative ways of marketing his music. In fact, he embraces them. "For a long time, that was the only way I could get my music heard," he tells Billboard while sitting in his T-shirt/design shop, the…

  16. Old Soul Alicia Keys Sets Off R&B Buzz

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The buzz of an industry crowd in Los Angles for a new artist showcase is a scene that first occurred in New York and has since been repeated in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and other major markets, as An industry crowd gathers outside the Roxy Theatre in Los Angles for a new artist showcase.…