1. Beyonce Reigns Over Soul Train Nominations

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With three nominations, Beyonce is leading contender for the 2007 Soul Train Music Awards. The nominations for the 21st edition of the awards were announced this morning (Feb. 6) at Spago restaurant i With three nominations, Beyonce is leading contender for the 2007 Soul Train Music Awards.…

  2. Ask Billboard

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, Spears v. Federline, Ricky Martin and more! Dear readers: We're doubling up on 'Ask Billboard' this week. Our newest three questions are followed by last week's three questions (which were posted belatedly on Jan…

  3. Chart Beat

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses American Idols, Rodney Atkins, Justin Timberlake and more! 'DIFFERENT' DRUMS BUCKY ONTO CHART: With record ratings for its sixth season premiere (see story here ), the "American Idol" juggernaut rolls on, ready to produce a whole new field of artists who…

  4. Beyonce, Blige Top Image Award Music Nominees

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are the top nominees for the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards. Both received four nominations, including outstanding female artist and outstanding song (""Be Without You" and " Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are the top nominees for the 38th annual NAACP…

  5. 02OnTV

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 8-14, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Jennifer Hudson (also scheduled: David Arquette). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Daughtry (also scheduled: Guests include…

  6. Chart Beat

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Kimberley Locke, other American Idols, Incubus and more! 'JINGLE' ALL THE WAY: It's beginning to look a lot like Kimberley Locke has a lock on Christmas. For the second year in a row, she tops the Adult Contemporary chart with a seasonal song written in the 19th…

  7. Chart Beat

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jay-Z, Monica and more! THE STATE OF 'SHOW ME': Jay-Z returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first solo effort in a year and ties the highest-debuting single of 2006 in the process. "Show Me What You Got" (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam) blasts onto…

  8. 39OnTV

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 25 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured Artist(s): Cheap Trick. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Matthew Perrymakes). "Live with Regis and…

  9. Chart Beat

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses George Strait, Kellie Pickler, JoJo and more! THE STRAIT LIFE: All chart records, even the ones that go unchallenged for years, are bound to be broken one day. For the last 20 years and three weeks, Conway Twitty has held the record for having the most No. 1s on the Hot Country…

  10. 38OnTV

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 18-25, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Dilana Smith (also scheduled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Lionel Richie (also scheduled: Dr. Phil…

  11. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé. "Canadian Country Music Awards,…

  12. Manager Refutes Beyonce Album Delay Rumors

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors to the contrary, Beyonce's sophomore solo effort, "B'Day," is still scheduled for release on Sept. 5 via Music World/Columbia/Sony Urban, according to the singer's father and manager Ma Despite rumors to the contrary, Beyonce's sophomore solo…

  13. 'NOW 22' Edges Out DMX's 'Dog' At No. 1

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After moving 127,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the 22nd installment of the With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on…

  14. LeToya Powers Right To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Six years after a messy departure from Destiny's Child, LeToya Luckett's "LeToya" zooms straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it debuted last week due to s Six years after a messy departure from Destiny's Child, LeToya…

  15. 31OnTV

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 31-Aug. 7, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 31 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jewel, Raven-Symone, The Cheetah Girls (also scheduled: Chris Meloni). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Three Days Grace…

  16. Austin Eyeing Blige Duet For 'Ocean Drive'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In-demand R&B songwriter Johnta Austin will on Oct.17 release his So So Def/Virgin artist debut, "Ocean Drive." The album boasts production by Jazze Pha, Scott Storch and Jermaine Dupri, who produ In-demand R&B songwriter Johnta Austin will on Oct.17 release his So So Def…

  17. Blige Continuing 'Breakthrough' On Summer Tour

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige will hit the road in North America this summer in support of the project. With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B…

  18. Chart Beat

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry make their chart debuts plus news from Livingston Taylor/Carly Simon, Gnarls Barkley, Dixie Chicks and more! TAYLOR AND CHRIS: When last we checked, 18 "American Idol" contestants had charted in Billboard. Two weeks ago, that total jumped to 19 when…

  19. Charts: Powter Stays Hot, Bon Jovi Scores With Country

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, extending its run to five straight weeks. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds firm atop the Billboard Hot…

  20. LeToya Rolls With Houston Hip-Hoppers

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Original Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett will release her solo debut July 18 via Capitol Records. Original Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett will release her solo debut July 18 via Capitol Records. "LeToya" features appearances from fellow Houston artists Mike…

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